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Mr. Wizard

which brand washing machine

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We need to replace our washing machine and dryer. Sure wish I could buy something that would last 10-15 yrs like I think our old ones used to. We don't need a front loader nor do we have room for one. It's just the two of us so nothing fancy... just dependable. So which brands and models have you had good luck with?

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Well IMO it's a roll of the dice on what brand. As you know they just don't make things to last like they used to.

Sorry I wasn't more help and for the life of me I can't remember what brand my washer and dryer are. I did buy them at home Depot about 2 years ago and they're still working... knocks on Wood!

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Buy a brand of Whirlpool. Cheap ones will last just as long as expensive ones. Just find one with options you want. IMO best one for money is a Roper. Should be able to get one for about $275-325 at places like Menards. Same thing as a Whirlpool, just different name. They go on sale as low as about $240 if you can find one. I repair appliances for a living and this is what I have in my house. Other brands Whirlpool makes under different names are Kirkland, Inglis, Estate: but they are whirlpool appliances under the cover.

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I bought a set (washer and drier) of White Westinghouse for $300 at Best Buy 20 years ago. Still using them today. New felt ring on the drier, new belt and top gasket on the washer.

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We have used Sears for years and I could not be happier. The last washing machine lasted 17 years. Thats with 3 in the house.

I have no idea who makes the units for Sears.

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I talked to a repair guy once and he said the only brand appliance he would ever buy is Whirlpool or a Whirlpool made Kenmore(Sears). He said to double check and be sure any Kenmore appliances are made by Whirlpool because there is another company that makes appliances more Kenmore and they aren't as well made. I have a cheaper Whirlpool washer/dryer and have had zero problems for 6+ years now.

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Kenmore has all the appliances manufacturers making appliances for them now. Rumor has it they are signing a deal with LG to make most of their stuff. Bad move on their part. Whirlpool is definitely the way to go.

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We have a pair of Kenmores that are 11 yrs old that have worked great for us. We've been using them for 6 yrs (as long as we've been in our current house). We have a household of 6, and there are a minimum of 2 loads of laundry pretty much every day of the week. I was expecting them to go out a few years ago, but they keep on going.

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ford and chevy. Most of these things are so similar it is not fair to the customer. I tell customers when they have to replace an appliance simpler is better, just stay away from GE, LG.

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Well you jinxed me . My washer had some banging going on till the spin cycle got up to speed. The tensioner pulley was slapping.

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1:06 am? Had you just got home from fishing or did someone give you the ultimatum that it had to be fixed before you went fishing today?

Unless all the "bears" in the responses are related sounds like I'll look for a whirlpool.

Surface Tension, I think you're from the Ely area. What would be my chances of catching some lakers and smallmouths if I headed up to Snowbank next week?

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A new belt took care of it before the laundry and threats piled up.

Mr. Wizard, are you going in with a motor or canoe permit?

This thread has some tips for deep lakers out of a canoe.

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