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Old 10-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #13
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I've actualy been looking at the front loaders more now. I am liking the LG 3.7 cu ft front loader with steam. I've read good reviews. We only have one option for where we are buying it due to special financing there and we have a credit card for Menards. So it has to be something they carry. They are also 10% off right now, and we will get 6 months no interest and we'll be paying it all off in Jan. We still don't want to spend more than 800-900. We have to get a new water softener as well so not much credit left on the card lol.

Would you say a top load HE would be better than a front loader?
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We have a Samsung set and I LOVE it
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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We love our Maytag Bravos!
Same here!!! We've had ours for over two years, and I it!!!

I bought it from a small local appliance store that has been selling Maytag products for 30 years. The owner told me that in all the years they had been selling Maytag machines, they had NEVER seen an engine failure (which is a common reason for repair/replacement of washers). He said that they are built like tanks!
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I've actualy been looking at the front loaders more now. I am liking the LG 3.7 cu ft front loader with steam. I've read good reviews. We only have one option for where we are buying it due to special financing there and we have a credit card for Menards. So it has to be something they carry. They are also 10% off right now, and we will get 6 months no interest and we'll be paying it all off in Jan. We still don't want to spend more than 800-900. We have to get a new water softener as well so not much credit left on the card lol.

Would you say a top load HE would be better than a front loader?
Go and look at them 3.7 is small. My top load is 5.4
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Go and look at them 3.7 is small. My top load is 5.4
Exactly. Buy the biggest possible. Mine is a 6.0, I think. You'll be doing laundry all day with tiny loads.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #18
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My experience with front loaders is just

1) they tend to smell if you do not let the drum dry out completely (IE leave the door ajar after each use). If you have space issues or toddlers who love to "help" by sneaking things in there, leaving the door open can be a PITA.


2) My LG started to leak at the front door seam when we moved to a place with harder water. A crust formed at the bottom of the door and caused the rubber seal to not work properly. To fix it, I had to clean the seal every few days.

3)the parts and service may cost more. Fancier the washer, fancier the repair.
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We have a LG Waveforce. That thing is GIANT! We are a family of 5 & I can do our laundry in 3 loads for an entire week. Plus it sings when it's done.lol
Hehe ours sings too! My DH sings along with it sometimes! (whatever it takes to get him to help with laundry, LOL!)



I have found that leaving the door/lid (whichever you call it) open does prevent mildew and bad smells. We drain the reserve water once a month and also make sure to run a bleach cycle/tub clean every once in a while to sanitize/clean the tub. We love our LG's!!
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I am finding that the larger ones are all over $900. Darn, I did think that sounded small. I will keep looking.
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