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Washer that won't break in 5 years?

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Washer that won't break in 5 years?

Shopping for a washer, currently sitting on an almost 11 year old Whirlpool Cabrio that's still kicking along with hiccups. So many choices out there but they all look the same to me. Some say Maytag is the way to go, some say top load only vs front. What's out there that you would buy?
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Whirlpool top load ... it replaced an AEG front load, and I don't think I'll ever go back to front loading ... just too many issues and I find they don't seem to clean as well.
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No Samsungs

I would consider LG steam models.

For barebones
Whirlpool
(Maytag whirlpool are made by the same company)

Fancier (read pricier)
Miele

For HE front loaders youll want to use a low sudsing low residue soap to help reduce issues.
Ive had good experiences with

Ecos
Nellie's
Persil
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m5love wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2019 3:05 pm
Shopping for a washer, currently sitting on an almost 11 year old Whirlpool Cabrio that's still kicking along with hiccups. So many choices out there but they all look the same to me. Some say Maytag is the way to go, some say top load only vs front. What's out there that you would buy?
These days, you spend your moneys and you take your chances. Sadly, seven years is the average life expectancy of the ironically labelled "durable goods".
It's really a crap shoot, as failure rates among all manufacturers varies by product and model.

I'm leery of Samsung and LG. More so Samsung, after their recent washing machine debacle and lack of replacement parts for their refrigerators. If you stick with North American products, you at least stand a chance of being able to obtain parts.

We really should be outraged at this nonsense. There is a right to repair bill introduced to Parliament in regards to electronics, and while there is some crossover to appliances, I feel it should extend to all parts on every manufactured product.
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Search forum, same question has been asked multiple times.
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m5love wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2019 3:05 pm
Shopping for a washer, currently sitting on an almost 11 year old Whirlpool Cabrio that's still kicking along with hiccups. So many choices out there but they all look the same to me. Some say Maytag is the way to go, some say top load only vs front. What's out there that you would buy?
No guarantee that it won't break. It all depends on how you use it ... and mainly ... luck with electronics ...

We still have the MOFFAT dryer ... bought in 1988 and it is still working!

The MOFFAT washer (top load) was working from 1988 until it died in 2014 ... replaced with a MayTag (top load) ...
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m5love wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2019 3:05 pm
Shopping for a washer, currently sitting on an almost 11 year old Whirlpool Cabrio that's still kicking along with hiccups. So many choices out there but they all look the same to me. Some say Maytag is the way to go, some say top load only vs front. What's out there that you would buy?

If you are into old school machines, Costco carries the Maytag commercial washer
https://www.costco.ca/Maytag-4.0-cu.-ft ... 70597.html
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If it's in a basement, where people aren't going to see it, I would buy an older used quality top loader set for a few hundred bucks and call it a day. They aren't pretty but will last 20 years.
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Adhere to the KISS principle, more features/complications/questionable designs, more prone to failure.
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LG washer. Used mine for 9 years+ in my previous house without issue. Bought another LG set for my current house.
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I have a 2010 top of the line Samsung pair. The washer has been rock solid and Silvercare actually seems to work as promised.
The dryer started making loud noises less than a month past warranty period. Still works but even after I opened it up and tightened all the bits not sure what's shaking.
Samsung said nothing they can do since warranty over. Would cost like $150 to have guy just show up at door. any repair would be extra on top.
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I have a Samsung set from 2013 I believe. No issues. If I was going to replace my set now, I’d look at whirlpool. That’s what most appliance techs seem to recommend.
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So in conclusion, it's a lucky draw. I'm eyeing the Maytag from Costco with the Costco warranty. Let's see.
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Maytag Top Loader HE
Stainless Still Drum
No Agitator (uses HE technology)
Ours is about 10 years old now
It’s a workhorse
And we’ve had no issues whatsoever
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Just had a new stove delivery. The guy told us that Samsung and LG stoves are the worst - 3 years on average, he said, so I probably wouldn't buy their washers, either.

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