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Post# 303429   9/13/2008 at 13:02 (3,320 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

Can anyone suggest a STACKED TL unit that either doesn't dumb the hot water temp down and/or can be "fixed"? I am in the market for one and the choices are slim. It looks like WP=MT and Frig=KenM=GE. Any thougts would be appreciated. I called WP and the answer was less than clear. MT has yet to respond and Frig seems confused also.

Post# 303443 , Reply# 1   9/13/2008 at 14:58 (3,320 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

If you get a mid to bottom of the line model without "auto temp control," the hot wash setting should be tap hot. Or do they not make agitator washers without auto temp control these days?

Post# 303445 , Reply# 2   9/13/2008 at 15:54 (3,320 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

Good suggestion. I hadn't thought of that and will follow up on it. I suspect it's built into all. I read the owners manual for the Frig and it states that "hot water will be tempered to provide 120 degree water on hot setting". I will go back and check other manuals.

Post# 303447 , Reply# 3   9/13/2008 at 15:56 (3,320 days old) by jeffg ()        

Cuffs, your best bet may be eBay or another source for an older model stackable WD, before this "energy star" crap kicked in full-throttle last year. We were just looking for one a few days ago (for a friend of ours), and saw some great sets on eBay, many of them in new or nearly new condition. The tricky part is finding a local auction to avoid shipping charges.

Also, with a bit of extra plumbing, the auto-temp control on most washers can be defeated. If you want or need to buy a brand new set, this might be your only option.

Post# 303471 , Reply# 4   9/13/2008 at 19:06 (3,320 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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You may have a time finding a washer without automatic temp control on the new market. The only stacked topload w/d set Maytag has (built by WP) comes with auto temp. One of the requirements washers have to satisfy for the gov't energy standards (energy star) is to have energy saving water fill/usage controls...

If you're lucky, you could find a middle aged Maytag Dependable Care stack used. A SE/SG1000 set would certainly do you well. Jaytag was lucky to find his newer model LSE7804ACE stack and got a great machine (thread#18648). It has straight hot/warm/cold wash fill and all cold rinses without autotemp but has the energy saving electronic shutoff on the dryer.


Post# 303564 , Reply# 5   9/14/2008 at 14:12 (3,319 days old) by jaytag ()        
Willing to sell my stack

Hey Cuffs, I am willing to part with the stack, I like it alot but I have a full size laundry room with my 806 and a pair of 70's harvest gold tags and room to spare. I posted pics on here and you can find it on Craigslist Atlanta for $400, price is firm considering its quality and my time and gas etc to get it. I went through it top to bottom cleaned and it runs like a charm. Let me know. J

Post# 304448 , Reply# 6   9/18/2008 at 09:11 (3,315 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

The Danby is dying. Went ahead and ordered the KM badged Frig "Laundry Center". Sears model number 9792. Downloaded manuals and it claims it will allow 120 degrees on hot. Interestly it doesn't control warm or cold (which I would like in the winter). I also downloaded the parts list and wiring dia. The "themister" kinda looks like it could be taken out of the circuit. Anybody had experience disabling one of these? They have also "improved" the lid lock since my last one of these. Now it stops spin and agitation. I would very much like to "fix" this, any ideas?

Post# 304459 , Reply# 7   9/18/2008 at 10:55 (3,315 days old) by tuthill ()        

I'd jump on the Dependable Care Stack. There is NO WAY you'll ever find anything better, in any category.

Post# 304461 , Reply# 8   9/18/2008 at 12:42 (3,315 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

Tuthill, where's the adventure in buying something that everyone knows works? I would much rather pee $1100 away and then complain about how poorly it works! (I really should get a life)

Post# 305044 , Reply# 9   9/22/2008 at 11:02 (3,311 days old) by tecnopolis (Ocala/Dunnellon, Florida 34481)        

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AT first I too was wooed by the promises of the dawn of Energy star rated laundry appliances. If forced the inovations in laundry we craved, But lately it seems to be morphing into overkill. I think the notion of making a washer more energy efficent would be better served by forcing up the final spin speeds to extract as much water as possible to in effect make the drying time decrease.
Why not creat a water-to-air heat exchanger inside the dryers exhaust path to recapture the lost heat escaping into the atmosphere to heat a resevoir of water the washer could call on to bring it's water temps up. They are already linking washers to dryers via data cables. Of course youd have to do the cold load first then transfer it to the dryer, then proceed to start washing the load that requires hot water once the dryer has been in operation long enough to heat the water?
Sounds crazy? Sure, so does a 98 degree hot wash!
Just my 2 cents!
Fort Lauderdale

Post# 305049 , Reply# 10   9/22/2008 at 11:55 (3,311 days old) by cuffs054 (GA)        

techno, the Frig unit I bought is doing it's part. It has a 12 MINUTE final spin!! One would think this is a case of diminishing returns. I'm sure it doesn't spin fast enough to be really effective, so I guess the air moving around the drum must start the drying process. Can't wait to see the effect on creasing.

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