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    recommend a good front end load washer

    Well...just what I need. Our Whirlpool duet washing machine has bit the dust. I believe the inner bearing has gone south. I have read where it is totally encapsulated in plastic and is basically unserviceable. SO its either buy a complete drum or replace the unit. It has served us well with about 10 yrs of service...although I got closer to 20 yrs on my topload. I am gonna tear it down this week to double check that the bearings cant be replaced. I'm sure I can get bearings through Motion Bearings if they can be. What would be a good one top go too? Preferably one that can be repaired without having to replace a full tub if this was to happen again? Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgd View Post
    Well...just what I need. Our Whirlpool duet washing machine has bit the dust. I believe the inner bearing has gone south. I have read where it is totally encapsulated in plastic and is basically unserviceable. SO its either buy a complete drum or replace the unit. It has served us well with about 10 yrs of service...although I got closer to 20 yrs on my topload. I am gonna tear it down this week to double check that the bearings cant be replaced. I'm sure I can get bearings through Motion Bearings if they can be. What would be a good one top go too? Preferably one that can be repaired without having to replace a full tub if this was to happen again? Any ideas?
    Best idea I can come up with is sit your wife down and ask her what she wants. After she tells you, you tell her that she gets what she wants and you get what you want. The barter system...
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    I have a front loading Whirlpool. I love it! I've had it 5 years now. When I was shopping around, a good friend that is an appliance repairman said get either the front loading Whirlpool, or the Frigidaire. He said the Frigidaire was actually his pick, but I needed the larger capacity, so went with the Whirlpool.

    Other brands work well according to him, but parts are much harder to get, if needed. I have known several folks that put their front loading LG washer out by the curb for the garbage pick up, 6 months after they bought it.

    If you get a top loader now, just know that they have the same low water use requirements, and so tub only fills 3/4 full with water for the wash, and less than half full for the rinse. Not only does that not get a good rinse, but beats the heck out of your clothes.
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    We are very happy with the conventional top-loader washer and front load dryer from Samsung. Here's the thread in which we decided to get them. They work very well, super quiet, zero issues as of yet, and my wife is happy. 'Nuff said.
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    Ya'll keep all this warshin' machine talk down, no need to fill the wifes' head with crazy ideas of new-fangled stuff.
    Gotta' run, she's already on her way back up from the creek with the last wet load in her basket..... SHHHHHHHHH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Berger View Post
    Ya'll keep all this warshin' machine talk down, no need to fill the wifes' head with crazy ideas of new-fangled stuff.
    Gotta' run, she's already on her way back up from the creek with the last wet load in her basket..... SHHHHHHHHH.
    How far is the creek from the house?
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    We bought a Samsung front load set and have been nothing but pleased with it. Works great and it's so quiet that you have to be standing next to it to know it's on.

    One caution on them though; They tend to be prone to damage from power surges so surge protection is a must if you want to keep them functional. I put a whole-house surge protector in the breaker box and haven't had any issues.
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    Samsung is the top of the line , they are also the most expensive, I was at our local appliance store yesterday to get a new door handle for our over the range microwave, I was talking to the owner and he said all appliances made now days are only expected to last 7 years and most are not really made to service the major problems,
    We have had whirlpool in the past went through 2 washing machines in 5 years for just the two of us. We really wanted to go Samsung but ended up with LG that was over 8 years ago absolutely no problems yet.
    I agree totally with the one comment above , get what your wife wants unless you do all the laundry.
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    I agree on the Samsung front loaders. I have had mine now for 7 years and think they are the best. The washer has VRT, which is vibration reduction technology. Front load washers have a tendency for the load to get out of balance and walk around. VRT has resolved this with moving counterbalance weights to offset the out of balance load. Front load washers have a reputation for being more gentle with your clothes, but I am not sure they get them any cleaner. I also have the Samsung series 8 TV and think it is the best, however I do not like their smartphones. I much prefer HTC phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    How far is the creek from the house?
    'Bout 65 steps, in clean weather, lol.
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