Off Topics Forum - Expanded Thread Page

Subject: Washing machine

[Back] [Return to Top of Forum]

Philny    Posted 11-30-2020 at 21:38:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Washing machine
  • Got up this to heat the wife complaining about the washing machine wasnít working,So I did my chores and asked if she wanted to go to town with me.well we go to Loweís and pick one out,the girl checks the warehouse and the last is the one on display and they will not sell ..,We started to walk away and she says that they can price match ,I didnít have any idea what they were talking about,she says what other one were you looking at,the next machine was a $100 more and she pulnched something in to her handheld deal and she says I can do that ,they must be marked up terrible .it was a Samsung,so while my wife was doing the paperwork I pulled my truck up to the loading area ,where they bring it out and load it and I slide it up to the front of my truck and get out of the rain. I get home and removed the old dead one probably 2-3 years old. I unloaded the new one out of the truck and put it on a hand cart, take it up five steps and in the house,where I have to take it off the cart I was able to lift it over a doorway and carry it in to its new home. I bet it doesnít weigh 80 pounds. I hope it lasts.

    Jack-Iowa    Posted 12-01-2020 at 08:33:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • I just replaced our laundry pair. A Speed Queen which was over 28 years old and had given good service all that time. Replaced the pump belt and the water valve in that time and nothing on the dryer. However the washer was getting noisy and the main drive belt was getting worn. The auto moisture sensing on the dryer was not dependable any more.

    Purchased a new Speed Queen pair. VERY disappointed! Both the washer and dryer tangle clothes terrible! QC was sleeping the day the washer came through the line as the control console is loose on the top. Also do not like the lid lock but that is a matter of personal opinion.

    However! The dryer is no better than the old, worn out one was in the moisture sensing department! Load it and 45 minutes come back and unload it. Sometimes it will be on cool down, other times it will look as the timer never moved! This is actually the second dryer as I refused the keep the first one due to these problems! I let one load run until it finally shut down. One hour and fifteen minutes for that load! Ridiculous. These are electric dryers.

    I have little hope these will be around 28 years from now!


    John in Mich    Posted 12-04-2020 at 17:50:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • We have Kenmore washer and gas dryer in the laundry room (basement). This is our 3rd pair since 1972. They are working fine and my wife uses them from time to time for rugs or my work clothes. However, she has trouble with steps and I don't ever want to pick her up at the bottom of the steps again. (2 cracked vertebrae)
    After that injury, I did plumbing for water and gas and drain for a Fridgedaire stackable washer/dryer in my office, which was a bedroom. It is directly across the hall from our bedroom/bathroom. She used it about 6 times and didn't like it.
    So...I bought her a topload Speedqueen washer and a Speedqueen dryer. So far, she likes them. Kinda cramps me at my computer desk, but...
    One problem with the dryer is that fabric softner sheets would end up in the lint filter. Now she pins them to a garment.
    We sold the stackable to my son and daughter-in-law (about $400 less than we paid)

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-03-2020 at 07:44:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • New laundry machines are the absolute best ones ever designed. The use much less water and really beat your clothes to death. Somewhat similar to hanging the rug outside and beating on it to get the dust out. If your lucky enough to get a front loading machine you will enjoy the lass water usage because the front seals are known for leaks and this way you get less water on the floor.
    Yeah, her old machine just got fixed when the agitator cogs wore out. The dryer is not much more than an electric motor spinning a belt on a drum with a heater element.
    It will get fixed when it needs it.
    Consumer reports might be your friend.

    Philny    Posted 12-01-2020 at 11:26:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • We went though like 8-10 in the last twenty years .this new one didnít even have a cardboard box just styrofoam corners and wrapped in plastic bag .my wife is rough on them but I donít do much laundry.

    dave#1    Posted 12-03-2020 at 09:45:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • A friend just replaced his Kenmore washer, it lasted about 20 years, it still worked but developed a small drip/leak, he bought his new washer at sears, He told the sales person when they were loading it "Well, see you in another 20 years" - He came back "Nope, see you in 5-10 years" Said they just don't last like they use to !


    steveVa    Posted 12-03-2020 at 12:32:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Washing machine
  • Yep. Kenmore aint like they used to be. Our last Kenmore was a dog. Maytag washer is so far the best now... Fingers crossed...

    [Back] [Return to Top of Forum]