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|03-13-2013, 06:35 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Saugus MA
I'm an expert on this subject because I do at least four loads a day, every day.
I bought a Maytag top loader washer and front loading electric dryer 16 years ago.
I have only replaced the fan in the dryer, and the light bulb.
Total expense $36.49.
My brother-in-law was working at the now-defunct Circuit City back then when I bought them. He was able to get the "scratch-n-dent" models for dirt cheap. My washer had a scratch, about 2" long on the side in the enamel. I got $200.00 off the cost for washer. The dryer had a small tear in the lint screen. Another $200.00 off.
Maytag is the way to go. Accept no substitutes.
Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd, smiling...
|03-13-2013, 07:00 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Port Hope, ON
All the fancy computerized sensors and circuit boards and super space age turbine whiz bang accudry technology fails. There is a reason you can walk into grandma's basement and see a set of avocade green appliances from the 70s still working. Do they draw an extra $0.15/day in electricity? Maybe. But who cares? They've run fine for decades. Your modern designer coloured appliances won't last much longer than it takes for the warranty to expire.