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Old 11-24-2022, 07:33 AM
 
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I am planning to replace my old washer for this Thanksgivng... Budget is less than $800. Please provide your recommendations. While smartness/WiFi features is not that critical... I am interested in the washer that is energy efficient and does good clean washing..

I am currently looking at LG vs. Samsung, but I am open to GE, Whirlpool, Maytag if they provide the best features with great deals...


For washer I am looking for Top Load Washer with Impeller at least 4.5 cu ft. or above (preferably 5 cu ft or above)

I am seeing some of the features in LG and Samsung... Please advise on these..


Samsung Washer
High Efficiency (saves energy and electricity);
Smart (with Wi Fi capabilities)
Active Water Jet;
Vibration Reduction and
Super Speed (Super speed option allows you to complete a load within 28 minutes)
https://www.samsung.com/us/home-appl...a52a5500aw-us/ ($699)



LG Washer
Smart
Turbo Drum Technology (Never Rust Drum)
TurboWash 3D
Steam and Turbowash 3D
6Motion Technology
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-5-5-...?skuId=6492275 ($799)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/LG-Elect...00CW/320326878 ($748)
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:18 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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Honestly, I’ve come to the conclusion that these machines aren’t meant to last much past 5 years by design anymore. That said, we bought a new top load LG in 2015. It broke in 2019 and cost to repair wasn’t worth it. We bought Samsung as its replacement, top load, large capacity. It has been fine, but totally expect that “motherboard” to “fail” within the next two years too. Each were in your budget numbers, in fact I think we bought the Samsung from Best Buy.
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Lots of recommendations here:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/hous...-you-love.html

Mine is working 23 years now and no repairs, ever.

If I were to buy a new now, I would go for one with the least electronics.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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We have had an LG TROMM 4.0 front load going on 15 years with no issues at all. It's been a workhorse for us.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:25 AM
 
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I replaced a fancy one with old fashion Maytag,it is still working fine after 20 years.
Same with my no frill refrigerator
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:36 AM
 
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Based on some feedback from chat agents in Bestbuy, Lowes and Home Depot... I am considering
LG rather than Samsung...

Four options I have in LG front load impeller are

Steam + Turbowash 3D
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-5-5-...?skuId=6492275 ($799)

Turbowash 3D
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-5-5-...?skuId=6492268 ($749)

6Motion Technology
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-5-0-...?skuId=6464959 ($699)

Turbodrum technology
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-4-5-...?skuId=6273800 ($594)


According to the Bestbuy website - Steam Function in washers may be employed before, during, or after the main wash cycle. Steam aids in stain removal, activating detergent, sanitizing, and softening wrinkles. In dryers, steam function feature can be used to remove wrinkles or quickly freshen clothing items.



What is the difference between Turbowash3D vs Turbodrum vs 6motion technology? Which is better?

Please advise on which of the above four options I can go with...

Are there any equivalent good products available with great deals in Whirlpool or GE or Maytag?
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Old 11-24-2022, 11:11 AM
 
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In other washers, I found
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ge-prof...?skuId=6472679 (GE - $649)

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/maytag-...?skuId=6514694 (Maytag - $648)

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/maytag-...?skuId=6420111 (Maytag - $648)
attractive.. Except Steam feature... it has everything that LG can offer

Please share your experiences on this ... if you have used

Last edited by spalam01; 11-24-2022 at 11:27 AM..
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Old 11-24-2022, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Despite what anyone tries to convince you, even the cheapest top loaders currently sold today have electronic (NOT mechanical) controls. If you want mechanical controls you will have to pony up for a Speed Queen.
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Old 11-24-2022, 02:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by spalam01 View Post
I am planning to replace my old washer for this Thanksgivng... Budget is less than $800. Please provide your recommendations. While smartness/WiFi features is not that critical... I am interested in the washer that is energy efficient and does good clean washing..

I am currently looking at LG vs. Samsung, but I am open to GE, Whirlpool, Maytag if they provide the best features with great deals...


For washer I am looking for Top Load Washer with Impeller at least 4.5 cu ft. or above (preferably 5 cu ft or above)

I am seeing some of the features in LG and Samsung... Please advise on these..


Samsung Washer
High Efficiency (saves energy and electricity);
Smart (with Wi Fi capabilities)
Active Water Jet;
Vibration Reduction and
Super Speed (Super speed option allows you to complete a load within 28 minutes)
https://www.samsung.com/us/home-appl...a52a5500aw-us/ ($699)



LG Washer
Smart
Turbo Drum Technology (Never Rust Drum)
TurboWash 3D
Steam and Turbowash 3D
6Motion Technology
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-5-5-...?skuId=6492275 ($799)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/LG-Elect...00CW/320326878 ($748)



Just a side comment regarding the large size of the top loader. I had to replace a very old GE top loader that had a small-medium size tub. Probably about 3.5 cu ft.

I went to the store and found I could barely reach the bottom of the large tub, so unloading the washer would be difficult and/or painful to stretch that far.

I'm about average height for a woman. I opted for a front-loader on a riser. I could still get the large tub (good for comforters, blankets, and tablecloths) without overly stretching my arms.

Go to the store and try the machines "on for size".
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Old 11-24-2022, 03:50 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I bought a new Maytag a couple years ago. It does have an agitator but it has load sensing water levels. That means I can't control how much water fills the tub. I wish I knew better when I bought this one.
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