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How to Buy a Front Load Washer (Reviews/ Ratings/Prices)

by Steve Sheinkopf

The most popular washer when I started in 1986 was a one speed Maytag called “FabricMatic." It could wash delicate clothing through a special soak cycle. There wasn’t even a bleach dispenser.

Thirty-one years later, the average machine has twice the capacity along with every cycle imaginable for every kind of fabric. There are even a few models with two washers in one machine!

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Dryers, Electrolux, Maytag, Extended Warranties, Laundry, LG Electronics

Most Reliable Compact and Regular Front Load Washers for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I was selling washers in 1986, the Maytag A506 was the most popular washer. The top load had one speed and a cycle for delicates. The reliability sold the machine because back then you would expect a 15-20-year life out of a Maytag.

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Topics: Washers, Most Reliable Appliances

New Whirlpool All-in-One Washer Dryer Combination (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Todd Rourke

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put your laundry in a machine, go to sleep and when you wake up it would be washed and dry? Whirpool is releasing a new combination all-in-one washer/dryer that may change the game.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers

Unitized vs. Two Piece Stack Washer & Dryer Laundry (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

by Jonathan Beresford

If you live in a smaller space (condo, townhome, etc) and have the opportunity for in-unit laundry, chances are you were faced with the decision of buying unitized or stackable laundry machines.

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Topics: Washers, Dryers, Laundry

Best Top Load Washers (Reviews / Ratings)

by Brittany Jatkola

Dirty laundry is just something that will never go away, unfortunately, and selecting a new washer can be as daunting as the chore itself. Choosing a machine that is going to wash your laundry well and hold up over time should be the preliminary qualifications.

Although the vast majority of consumers are currently purchasing front load washers due to the fact that they have a larger capacity and are overall more efficient, top loaders are a traditional style and are still somewhat in demand.

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Topics: Washers

Whirlpool vs. Speed Queen Top Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by John Ramsay V

The actual technology has not changed in a top load washer since the 1940s. You may fondly remember your old Maytag that lasted 20 years. Most top loaders are still pretty reliable.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers, Speed Queen

Samsung AddWash vs. Electrolux Front Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Tam Nguyen

Front load washers have become more complex for you to buy. Currently, two of the most popular brands have introduced new washers.

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Topics: Washers, Electrolux, Samsung

Speed Queen Washers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Rick Medeiros

When you look at new appliances, you look at updated features, sophisticated “smart” controls and better efficiency. We used to carry Speed Queen 15-20 years ago and have decided to once again partner with this brand.

Speed Queen is just the opposite. Perhaps you had an early front load washer and had numerous problems like mildew, mold or mechanical issues. Maybe you do not want to bend for your washer anymore like a front load.

In laundry in particular, you are the more likely to trade “smart” for reliable than with any other appliance. People still talk longingly about their old (pre-Neptune) Maytag that lasted 20+ years. The fit and finish of a Speed Queen reminds me of that old Maytag.

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Topics: New Products, Washers

Whirlpool Duet WFW94HEXW Front Load Washer Video Review/Tutorial

by Rick Medeiros

The Whirlpool Duet is a very popular front load washer which includes loads of features and settings. Here is a brief walkthrough of all the settings with a live washer.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Washers

The Best April Front Load Laundry

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have been blogging about front load washers since 2007. Front loaders are a different technology than top loaders. Top loaders use 40 gallons of water and an agitator to cycle the clothes. Front loaders do not have an agitator and the clothes spin back and forth, so the clothes wash themselves by rubbing (need a better word) against each other.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Washers, Dryers, Electrolux

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