U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-19-2010, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
1,775 posts, read 2,373,802 times
Reputation: 554

Advertisements

Glad to hear you are not experiencing the typical issues. Besides the potential mold/mildew, I will be on the top floor of a condo and have heard the front loaders do best on a concrete floor such as the basement.

Also looking at the Maytag White 4.7 cu. ft. Top-Load Super Capacity Plus Washing Machine (MVWB300W). Anyone own this model?


Quote:
Originally Posted by ChristineVA View Post
It sure does but, fortunately, I'm not experiencing any of this nor have any of my front-loader friends. So, I don't get it. Yes, I see the potential for the mold/mildew issue, but it has been so easy to avoid. Oh well, I guess everyone has a different level of what they can tolerate.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-20-2010, 05:50 PM
 
101 posts, read 207,432 times
Reputation: 21
Best kept secret. Pay a visit to the Sears outlet store at Potomac Mills. They put the scratch and dent items there. Most of the appliances are band new but only have slight marks if any at all. You will save a boat load of money. I was so surprised when I found this place. I will ALWAYS come here first before I go anywhere else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
1,775 posts, read 2,373,802 times
Reputation: 554
That is the only location in the area?

How does the warranty work?

Can you give an example of the typical savings?


Quote:
Originally Posted by SunnaH View Post
Best kept secret. Pay a visit to the Sears outlet store at Potomac Mills. They put the scratch and dent items there. Most of the appliances are band new but only have slight marks if any at all. You will save a boat load of money. I was so surprised when I found this place. I will ALWAYS come here first before I go anywhere else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2010, 06:09 PM
 
101 posts, read 207,432 times
Reputation: 21
From what I remember the warranty varies on the items i do not think they were the same across the board. but they do offer warranty on their items. I remember when shopping for a fridge for my mother: All form factors; top freezer, bottom freezer, french doors half. The models are not clearly labeled so you will have to browse for the exact one you maybe looking for. In general, they were 40% off the full price. They cannot tell you the inventory but hey do get deliveries weekly. Unfortunately, yes that is the only location. It is a trek for some I know. But the drive and visit are well worth it for the savings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2010, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
1,775 posts, read 2,373,802 times
Reputation: 554
Great info! How does the delivery work?


Quote:
Originally Posted by SunnaH View Post
From what I remember the warranty varies on the items i do not think they were the same across the board. but they do offer warranty on their items. I remember when shopping for a fridge for my mother: All form factors; top freezer, bottom freezer, french doors half. The models are not clearly labeled so you will have to browse for the exact one you maybe looking for. In general, they were 40% off the full price. They cannot tell you the inventory but hey do get deliveries weekly. Unfortunately, yes that is the only location. It is a trek for some I know. But the drive and visit are well worth it for the savings.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2010, 05:16 AM
 
101 posts, read 207,432 times
Reputation: 21
Same as if you were to buy elsewhere. You can always pick up or you can have them deliver for free. Again the details would have to be arranged. You can usually barter for free delivery if it is not already included.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-22-2010, 06:13 PM
 
361 posts, read 618,825 times
Reputation: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by movin2Reston View Post
What year was your Kenmore Elite dryer?

Is the Cabrio more of a basic model?

Never heard of the Kenmore Elite Calypso HE Washer or is that one of those front loaders? Looked at sears.com and don't even see it listed; or is it an older machine?
The Kenmore Elite was probably 2004. I am guessing, not sure. I had a kludge for the control board problem, but it didn't work last time. Still, after I purchased the new one, turned the old one on one last time and it worked like a champ .

The Cabrio was a CR recommendation. It is very nice, not "basic." The outside of it is basic white, where the Kenmore was a kind of sexy charcoal color, heavy weight top. My washer is a top loader but no agitator. It is a bit older than the dryer was. When the service person replaced the pump, I asked him about this problem in similar machines and he would only say, "You'll be seeing me again."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
1,775 posts, read 2,373,802 times
Reputation: 554
Yeah, they have come a long way since then.

Interested in feedback in the following models....anyone own these that can provide some helpful comments:

MVWB750W
MVWB450WQ
MVWB750WQ
MVWB750WR
MVWB300W




Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryLou View Post
The Kenmore Elite was probably 2004.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2010, 01:35 PM
 
16 posts, read 27,652 times
Reputation: 12
I have had 2 sets of the Kenmore elite HE frontloaders. My first set had a "sanitize" cycle where it upped the water temp to sanitize clothes. I think the steam feature in the newer models (like my new one ) is supposed to be similar to that. I haven't used the steam in the washer. I have used it in the dryer and it is awesome for getting out wrinkles.

The wash cycles are very long (for both sets that I owned) and that is a drawback.

I usually leave my washer door ajar and often the drawer for the detergent. The only mold issues I ever had in my old set was in the detergent drawer. I have read things that say to periodically run either vinegar or bleach through the washer. I don't ever get smells from the washer that translate to the clothes and any smells I do get are gone once I leave the door open for a day. If you leave a wet load in the washer overnight, it is going to stink.

If you have a lot of vibration from your machine, you might want to check that it is level. That will greatly affect the amount your washer "walks" when it is spinning out. they are very loud during the spin cycle regardless of the vibration- sounds like an airplane taking off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2010, 01:39 PM
 
16 posts, read 27,652 times
Reputation: 12
As for the SEARS outlet- I believe you can search their inventory online on www.sears.com - you can choose which stores you want to search and you would just check the Potomac Mills store. Also, I believe there is an outlet in Baltimore as well. The outlet stores do not always have the special financing that the regular stores offer so be sure to double check - their sales aren't always the same as the regular SEARS sales. Often I will see appliance ads on craigslist for appliances sold at the potomac mills store so check your local craigslist for front loading washers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Northern Virginia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top