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Old 06-30-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Hi all, Our top loader just died and we need to purchase a new washer. I LOVED our old top loader but my husband can't justify paying for repairs that instead we could put towards a new machine. He likes a Samsung fl steam washer. I've read on here the front loaders are not the best for CD so, please rec your Front Loader that you have good results getting your CD clean! Thanks!!!

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #2
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I don't have a front loader, but I have a GE top loader that is high efficiency, if that's what your hubby is mainly interested in. Maybe he'd be willing to compromise if you'd prefer to not get a front loader? I've been happy with mine.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I've been trying to convince him on a top loader. He's into the front loaders I think for looks, HE and being more "modern"? IDK, I would have never have guessed he'd have such an opinion on washers! LOL! I'm wondering if many FL have the option to add more water to help with cleaning CD?
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I have a front loader and hate it. There's no soaking option, it smells if you forget to either dry it out or leave the door open, and you can't put anything in it half way through without draining the water first. We will be buying a top loader as soon as we can afford a new one
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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My HE FL died recently (an 8yo LG) and I did ALL the research. I decided on a HE top loader, an have been SO pleased! I got a Kenmore Elite. I have so much more control over water levels, it has warm wash/warm rinse, soak, the whole shebang. Diapers are so much cleanser, and it was cheaper than the FLs I was looking at. I have to ad a lot more detergent, but I'm getting cleaner diapers out of it, so I'm all good!!

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I've had both HE machines, FL and TL. The FL is way way way way better!!!! It cleans much better, the clothes and diapers get swished around more. And yes get one that steams. The Non-agitator TL just don't clean very well at all. I can't open the top to mine when it's running without it draining all the water as well. I have no idea why as it's a TL but that's how they make them these days. I hate my washer :/ I had a FL in england and it cleaned so well. You don't have to unstuff pockets in FL as they all work their way out. My mom has a GE steam washer, and I love using it. Things come out so clean, and there are lots of options on it, including a warm rinse! Which you cannot get on a single TL btw. So yeah next time we move I'm leaving the washer in this house, taking my dryer, and spending $800+ on a really good steam FL.
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We have a whirlpool Duet with Steam. I actually really like it. It might be the only one with a warm rinse option which is really important on a prerinse for diapers. Mine doesn't drain the water if you have to add something mid cycle, and it does have a soak cycle.
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I've had both HE machines, FL and TL. The FL is way way way way better!!!! It cleans much better, the clothes and diapers get swished around more. And yes get one that steams. The Non-agitator TL just don't clean very well at all. I can't open the top to mine when it's running without it draining all the water as well. I have no idea why as it's a TL but that's how they make them these days. I hate my washer :/ I had a FL in england and it cleaned so well. You don't have to unstuff pockets in FL as they all work their way out. My mom has a GE steam washer, and I love using it. Things come out so clean, and there are lots of options on it, including a warm rinse! Which you cannot get on a single TL btw. So yeah next time we move I'm leaving the washer in this house, taking my dryer, and spending $800+ on a really good steam FL.

I can pause the cycle on my TL and open the lid to add something w/out the water being drained. I do have the option of a warm rinse. I don't have an agitator but I think it does get stuff (including diapers) clean.
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We have a whirlpool Duet with Steam. I actually really like it. It might be the only one with a warm rinse option which is really important on a prerinse for diapers. Mine doesn't drain the water if you have to add something mid cycle, and it does have a soak cycle.

This is good to know, we were looking at this one and the Samsung 4.0 with steam.
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I've had both HE machines, FL and TL. The FL is way way way way better!!!! It cleans much better, the clothes and diapers get swished around more. And yes get one that steams. The Non-agitator TL just don't clean very well at all. I can't open the top to mine when it's running without it draining all the water as well. I have no idea why as it's a TL but that's how they make them these days. I hate my washer :/ I had a FL in england and it cleaned so well. You don't have to unstuff pockets in FL as they all work their way out. My mom has a GE steam washer, and I love using it. Things come out so clean, and there are lots of options on it, including a warm rinse! Which you cannot get on a single TL btw. So yeah next time we move I'm leaving the washer in this house, taking my dryer, and spending $800+ on a really good steam FL.
Thank you for the response, this is starting to convince me that steam is definatly the way to go!
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