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Old 05-06-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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Hi,

We are moving to a new house and need to buy washer and dryer. Our budget for both is $1200(washer and dryer). My laundry will be on 2nd floor and I am looking for Front loader washer and dryer. I researched many websites and found different opinions and now I am totally confused. Please share what brand and model you have and your experiences.

Thank you,

Regards.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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We will be shopping around in a month or two as well. Suggest you look in the Feb 08 (dryer) and 09 (washer) Consumer Reports.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Default I like my Frigidaire

Less than a year ago I got a high-efficiency Frigidaire front-load washer from Sears. Probably at or slightly above your price point. I'm very happy with it. My laundry is also on an upper floor; my only complaint is that when washing on the "high spin" cycle, it sounds a bit like a jet is taking off from my roof :-). But, the machine hasn't "traveled" over the tile floor, so I think there's minimal vibration, and the noise only lasts 10-15 seconds.

One thing to be careful about on these front-loaders is not to let water sit in the rubber gasket seal, or it can get mildewed very quickly. This happened to a friend's front-loader and it was a disaster because she couldn't remove the odor. So I always dry mine out, and/or leave the door open for awhile.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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You might google terh front loaders ;and look at complains. The second floor vibration problem is meantion by alot of users.1200 is much for both to tell you the truth in front laoders.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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We have a Maytag and I would not buy another one as we have had too many problems. We did buy it from Sears, thankfully, and they have taken care of everything. I think I would seriously look at Kenmore. They do contract out, but I have been happy with all of my Kenmore products.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I have Whirlpool duet since 2004-love them with not one service call to date!
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