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Post# 232258   8/22/2007 at 17:09 (5,639 days old) by funguy10 ()        

Just what the title says. I own a 2007 Kenmore Elite Oasis and a 1998 Kitchen Aid Prestige dryer.

Post# 232262 , Reply# 1   8/22/2007 at 17:21 (5,639 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Maytag UK

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Adamas set....6 yrs and counting... here they are doing a "BobLoad"

Post# 232266 , Reply# 2   8/22/2007 at 17:39 (5,639 days old) by funguy10 ()        

By the way, if I could exchange both of my appliances I would get a Fisher & Paykel Aquasmart/Aerosmart.

Post# 232274 , Reply# 3   8/22/2007 at 18:02 (5,639 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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We have a Frigidaire Gallery GLTF1670AS FL Washer(2004) and a GE Profile DPXH46 gas dryer (2006)

Post# 232276 , Reply# 4   8/22/2007 at 18:16 (5,639 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

Mike - how do you like that GE gas dryer? Do you find it dries gently and completely?

Post# 232283 , Reply# 5   8/22/2007 at 19:04 (5,639 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Yes it does dry nicely. We have had no over dried clothes with it. We had a Whirlpool gas dryer before that, bought it in 1986. We replaced it because the clothes were coming out smelling a little toasted. We use the Cotton or PermPress heat setting and set the cycle control between Optimum Dry and More Dry and the clothes come out dry and fluffy and need little ironing. With the high speed spin of the washer, towels dry in no time. One load is dry before the end of a washer load.

Post# 232287 , Reply# 6   8/22/2007 at 19:25 (5,639 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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We have the Kenmore He4t.....and love them!


Post# 232289 , Reply# 7   8/22/2007 at 19:32 (5,639 days old) by washertalk ()        

I was briefly checking out the F & P at Sears a while back and opening the FL dryer seemed to reveal that it was merely a GE dryer. Similar filter and everything. Is that what F&P is?
Why is the Auqasmart so good?

Post# 232293 , Reply# 8   8/22/2007 at 19:59 (5,639 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
washer and dryer

I have a '97 Maytag Dependable Care washer and an '06 Dependable Care dryer as my daily drivers. For fun, I use an '87 Maytag (bought it used last year...looks like new)

Post# 232296 , Reply# 9   8/22/2007 at 20:11 (5,639 days old) by rinso (Meridian Idaho)        

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We just purchased a Fisher & Paykel Aquasmart washer and Aerosmart dryer. They are outstanding performers. Here's hoping we don't suffer the problems others have reported.

Post# 232306 , Reply# 10   8/22/2007 at 20:39 (5,639 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Here's my laundry arsenal. From left to right: 2006 Frigidaire TOL top-load washer; 2001 Frigidaire Gallery front-load washer; 2005 TOL Frigidaire dryer. Only 15-19 years to vintagehood, LOL!

Post# 232319 , Reply# 11   8/22/2007 at 21:10 (5,639 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        

Whirlpool Cabrio HE washer, Cabrio Dryer and Haier XQB60! Love all of em!

Post# 232323 , Reply# 12   8/22/2007 at 21:17 (5,639 days old) by volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
What have I got?

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Maytag A208 & DE308.

Sloshing and drying like it's 1980!


Post# 232324 , Reply# 13   8/22/2007 at 21:23 (5,639 days old) by brisnat81 (Brisbane Australia)        
Miele here

Washer is the last generation TOL 2888
Dryer is the last generation TOL 4888

I dont highly reccomend them. I much preferred the MOL 2515 which now resides with Michaels mother.

Post# 232328 , Reply# 14   8/22/2007 at 21:56 (5,639 days old) by washertalk ()        

Well Frigi and Bob your machines are lined up nicely as is expected here to be a member.
One for washing, one for drying and one for folding.

surely someone could invent this?

Post# 232329 , Reply# 15   8/22/2007 at 22:00 (5,639 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I wish, too!


Post# 232345 , Reply# 16   8/22/2007 at 23:03 (5,639 days old) by sadose ()        
Miele here

Middle of line washer, upper middle naturally :-)! and the entry level vented dryer. Pic attached


Post# 232349 , Reply# 17   8/22/2007 at 23:29 (5,639 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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WasherTalk, F&P's frontload dryer in the U.S. is sourced from GE (or Camco), that's the only connection with GE. F&P's "native" dryers for the NZ/Aus market are/were smaller capacity, sometimes wall-mounted. I figure the scenario went that they needed a larger-size unit for the U.S. market when their washers were introduced here, so they made a deal with GE, for whatever reasons.

Post# 232361 , Reply# 18   8/23/2007 at 00:57 (5,639 days old) by sactoteddybear ()        
Re: My Daily Drivers:

Are my LG Compact Combo, with a Kenmore Portable on top of it. I found that using the rubber safety boots, like on Crutches, on the Dryer Legs, it keeps the Dryer in place on top of the LG Combo, even with a lot of Vibration of the higher 1000 & 1400 RPM Spins and a slightly Off-Balanced Spin as well. They sit on a very heavy Dolly, with Locking Wheels, that I had special made for them at a local Welding Shop. The cost was $250.00 for the Dolly, well worth it too. The owner and one of his heaviest Employees both stood on the Dolly after it was completed, including the Wheels, they both weigh up to at least 250 to 280 pounds each.

I told the Owner, that the Dolly needed to support the Combo at approx 190-pounds and with Water and Laundry, possibly up to 300-pounds.

My other normal use Machines, but not at the time are a 1997 Maytag Neptune "3000-Series" Set {original set, but 2nd edition of them} with a Gas Dryer.

Peace and great Laundry Days, Steve

Post# 232363 , Reply# 19   8/23/2007 at 01:50 (5,639 days old) by lederstiefel1 ()        
our machines:

SpeedQueen Commercial TL (no idea which number though..), Hotpoint TL 9605 Electronic de luxe 1050, Privileg Matura Ökolavamat 9412 FL, Hoover TT Hoovermatic 3301L, Hotpoint TT Supermatic de luxe 9414, AEG TT Lavalux, Meisterstück ST Jet-Pump Washer with wringer and an ALLTROC/BIOTROC 202SD Cabinet-Dryer with Desinfection-Ability.

(TL = TopLoader, FL = FrontLoader, TT = TwinTub, ST = SingelTub)


Post# 232365 , Reply# 20   8/23/2007 at 03:12 (5,639 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

What modell is your washer exactly?
Is itthe Miele W 4466 wps or the Miele W 4446 wps?
Or none of those two modells?

You are wondering why I´m ask?

Well, I need a new washer soon, my 2 year old AEG is going broken.
At the moment I´m searching a new washer and I´d like to have the same as you!

Dose your machine has the pillow-cycle?


Post# 232395 , Reply# 21   8/23/2007 at 08:04 (5,638 days old) by funguy10 ()        

Fisher & Paykel is not found at Sears, only at Lowe's...well, that's the only store I've seen them in.

Post# 232396 , Reply# 22   8/23/2007 at 08:15 (5,638 days old) by sadose ()        


My machine is a W4446WPS and it does indeed have a pillows cycle which is very effective indeed.

Post# 232398 , Reply# 23   8/23/2007 at 08:20 (5,638 days old) by washertalk ()        

yes, I saw these F & P machines at a Sears "outlet", we charge the same price for damaged crap, store in Massachusetts.

Isn't is true that the FL dryer is a GE.

Post# 232401 , Reply# 24   8/23/2007 at 08:32 (5,638 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

and how are you pleased with the washer in general?

Post# 232404 , Reply# 25   8/23/2007 at 08:48 (5,638 days old) by sadose ()        

I am extremely pleased I have to say. Washing, rinsing and spinning efficiency on all cycles, even the delicate ones are nothing short of superb. The machine has an induction (or brushless whichever you prefer) motor so it's really quiet even at 1600rpm. Build quality is exceptional. I find they do take a bit of getting used to in order to obtain the desired results from it but once you're used it, it's nothing short of exceptional. It has all the programmes that the Navitronic W3985WPS model has but has a simplified user interface, much the same as the W3922WPS model which our Lavamat_Jon has. One of my more worthwhile purchases overall. Hope this helps. :-)


Post# 232405 , Reply# 26   8/23/2007 at 08:53 (5,638 days old) by mattywashboy (Perth, Western Australia)        

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hi guys
i'm currently using the Whirlpool Top Loader 8100 series. I have the 1970's Hitachi on standby tho, just in case i ever want to use it. We don't have a dryer at the moment. The ye old Bendix dryer i had conked out a while ago and got thrown out before i even had a chance to look at it ( was not happy ). We have a whole heap of lines underneath our patio area that pull out for when it rains and things dry well under there.

Post# 232409 , Reply# 27   8/23/2007 at 09:11 (5,638 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In order of the washers' positions on 3 walls of the basement with accompanying dryers noted but not placed side by side:
Duet he3t
KitchenAid with black control panel from around 1990, next to the top of the line, with one matching electric and one matching gas dryer
Kenmore Dual Tumble washer, with single belt, motorized drain pump and Italian motor and components inside the old drop door Westinghouse Space Mate design machine
Maytag A806 with blue band on lighted control panel and DE806 dryer
Maytag time-fill Highlander model 102, I think, from about 1961
Creda EcoWash Supa Speed 1000 still going
Miele W1918 on pedestal
Miele W1986 on Pedestal
WP Cabrio dryer with window door
GE Custom V TOL dryer from 1968
Frigidaire DCI58 Filtrator Dryer
And in the first floor bathroom, a Haier 4 lb impeller in the bottom of the tub automatic
Outside under the deck: the KA gas dryer, the WP Supreme 80 2 speed gas dryer and the 1st Kenmore match-all dryer in coppertone with soft heat and modulating valve gas burner and flip-up cover over the deep dish timer dial and start button.
Next to these is the When Hell Freezes Over emergency gas stove that has been turned on twice since 2000, after the 2001 tornado and after the 2003 hurricane. I think it is brown or coppertone, but it stays under a tarp.

Post# 232412 , Reply# 28   8/23/2007 at 09:33 (5,638 days old) by washertalk ()        

Thank-you Dadoes, he who has a Maytag in Coppertone.
I thought those dryers looked familiar.

Post# 232440 , Reply# 29   8/23/2007 at 12:57 (5,638 days old) by mielabor ()        

Washer: Asko W6562
Dryer: Miele T368C

Post# 232443 , Reply# 30   8/23/2007 at 13:43 (5,638 days old) by washerfanatic ()        

Maytag Neptune MAH4000 washer/MDE4000 Dryer. BTW That set replaced the 1984 WP Design2000 washer that had a horrible time balancing bedding and jeans loads. The WP dryer was way too small, so it took extra passes to thoroughly dry heavy items.

Post# 232463 , Reply# 31   8/23/2007 at 16:41 (5,638 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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KitchenAid "Superba" KAWE760 washer & KEYE760 dryer
Fisher & Paykel SmartDrive GWL08 washer & DE04 dryer (living with grandmother)
Fisher & Paykel Intuitive Eco IWL12 washer & SmartLoad DEGX1 dryer
Frigidaire WO-65 washer
Maytag A206 washer
Maytag A906 washer & DE906 dryer (in coppertone)
Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959KL0 washer
GE WWA5600B washer
GE WPSR4130 washer & DS4500E dryer (eeeeeek!)
GE WWA7400P washer
Whirlpool Calypso GVW9959KQ1 washer & GEW9868KQ1 dryer
Frigidaire WD-A washer

custody of Whirlpool LE5790XP dryer

and probably custody in a couple weeks of Whirlpool LE7800XP washer

Post# 232464 , Reply# 32   8/23/2007 at 17:07 (5,638 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
Maytag Dependable Care

from 1997:

Washer- LAT9806AAE
Dryer- LDG9806AAE

I got them about this time of year, too.

Three apartments later, still running like new.

I have been very pleased with them and their performance.


Post# 232467 , Reply# 33   8/23/2007 at 17:25 (5,638 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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You mean daily drivers? Maytag A511, Maytag DE412


Post# 232468 , Reply# 34   8/23/2007 at 17:32 (5,638 days old) by maytagwc401 ()        

This is my Whirlpool set for the last 8 years. Not one repair on either one. Pretty happy with them, except washer is a bit noisy.


Post# 232511 , Reply# 35   8/23/2007 at 21:44 (5,638 days old) by washertalk ()        

Theo, You have a nice set up there.
I particularily like the very neatly assembled platforms so perfectly fit to the appliances. Did you make those?

I want to eventually make some type of platform for my Duet washer. I know that it is so important to have them level. Do you ever have a problem with your machines vibrating on those?

They look so well put together. stright edges, etc.

Post# 232521 , Reply# 36   8/23/2007 at 21:55 (5,638 days old) by vintagesearch ()        

kenmore 80 series, used i bought it off a nice lady on craigslist for 100 bucks,i have NO complaints, i love it! wouldnt change a thing about it!

Post# 232563 , Reply# 37   8/24/2007 at 05:56 (5,637 days old) by lavamat78800 ()        

So, I maybe will buy this washer, only have to wait until the drum bearings of the AEG Lavamat 78800 are finally completely broken.

One last question:
What did you pay for it?

Post# 232597 , Reply# 38   8/24/2007 at 09:24 (5,637 days old) by dubstar85 (Glasgow, Scotland)        

I have a Zanussi TCE7227W Dryer, its the best dryer i've had. Its really quiet and the sensor works perfectly. Its also a handosme beast, much nicer than the new look ones :-/ In my flat there is also a Whirlpool AWO/D 5516. It does the job, and i'm chuffed the landlord didn't just plonk in an cheapo Indesit.

Post# 232618 , Reply# 39   8/24/2007 at 11:52 (5,637 days old) by mielabor ()        

Erik, the platforms are homemade. I made the one under the dryer more than 20 years ago to support a stacked set of a Miele washer and the dryer in the picture. My initial idea was to leave the platform standing on it's wheels but this proved to be too unstable and so I added the wooden supports. In that configuration I had no problems till the washer died. When I bought a new washer earlier this year I made a second platform. As the wooden supports were already planned here from the beginning I placed the wheels such that the supports would fit better under the platform. When I want to move the machines around, I use a small jack to lift the platform, remove the supports and lower the platform on it's wheels.

Post# 232643 , Reply# 40   8/24/2007 at 15:13 (5,637 days old) by westie2 ()        

Here is a run down for my family
My mother had a 35 year ould A806 Maytag with a 2004 Whirlpool dryer
We have the 5142 Kenmore front loader built for Kenmore purchaed in Feb of 2005 and a TOL GE dryer from 2002
2 sons and wives and 2 daughters and husband all have the stacked GE (fridgemore) front load all bought at the same time as a scratch and dent for 395.00 a set.
Last son and wife has the gallery front load Frigidare with the controls on top and a now broken BOL GE dryer
Last daughter has a Frigidaire 2140 with matching dryer

Post# 232697 , Reply# 41   8/24/2007 at 22:28 (5,637 days old) by passatdoc (Orange County, California)        

2140 washer and matching gas dryer. Stacked arrangement. Purchased March 2006.

Post# 232709 , Reply# 42   8/25/2007 at 02:06 (5,637 days old) by washertalk ()        

Hey Theo,
Thanks for the pic. Very well put together. Those blocks even look sanded on the edges. Your system of adding wheels is well thought out. It also saves on wear and tear on the machines themselves when they get moved as you don't have to shove and yank the machine, taking a chance of damaging or denting.

I like the clean geometric styling of your appliances. So reminescent of styles we had here in the late 70s and 80s.

Another question for you. In your first pic there appears to be a basin between the washer and dryer picture and on top, what are the bars and the blue form fitting piece on that? looks interesting.

Post# 232715 , Reply# 43   8/25/2007 at 04:52 (5,637 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Please elaborate.

Post# 232728 , Reply# 44   8/25/2007 at 06:15 (5,636 days old) by mielabor ()        
No detail goes unnoticed...

Erik, the blue thing is a drying rack that can be hung on doors etc. For a neat result when sawing timber I can recommend the Japanese saws. I have used the one pictured here for making the wooden supports.

Post# 232735 , Reply# 45   8/25/2007 at 08:16 (5,636 days old) by 2drumsallergy ()        

Hi Folks,
I am the proud owner of two TOL Dyson washers the first is my CR01 Memory the second is my CR02 2 Drums Allergy. You could say they are modern classics as sadly they are no longer made. I just love my Dysons; the CR01 Memory the older of the two is my daily driver and has completed more than 6000 cycles to date.


Post# 232746 , Reply# 46   8/25/2007 at 10:31 (5,636 days old) by dubstar85 (Glasgow, Scotland)        
Re: Chuffed

Chuffed is just another way of saying i'm pleased! I use it all too often.

Post# 232750 , Reply# 47   8/25/2007 at 11:19 (5,636 days old) by joeekaitis (Rialto, California, USA)        
Nuttin' fancy . . .

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GE gas dryer (FriGEMore), Frigidaire Affinity LTF6000ES washer (Lowe's exclusive)

They're backwards (washer on the right of the dryer) because our 1970s tract house is from the mirror-image floorplan era.

Post# 232752 , Reply# 48   8/25/2007 at 11:45 (5,636 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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My one and only 89ish GE still going trouble free all these years

Post# 232754 , Reply# 49   8/25/2007 at 11:48 (5,636 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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And my non matching same period Kenmore Fabric Master dryer with only one belt change and one lightbulb so far.

Post# 232805 , Reply# 50   8/25/2007 at 15:39 (5,636 days old) by northernmary (Huddersfield - West Yorkshire)        

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Miele !!!!

Hear are my Miele appliances Miele Washer Premier 500, Miele Condenser Dryer T4262C and Miele Dishwasher 975 SC


Post# 232817 , Reply# 51   8/25/2007 at 17:19 (5,636 days old) by drhardee ( Columbia, SC)        

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Washer is a Frigidaire GLTF1670AS0, vintage 2002.
Dryer is an electric Whirlpool "Imperial" series,(LE9200XW) circa 1990. Sucker refuses to die! I can't imagine what I will eventually replace it with..don't want to think about it.

Post# 232852 , Reply# 52   8/25/2007 at 20:25 (5,636 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I saw my identical pictured above GE Filter Flo at the Habitat Restore today for $40 I believe. Can't have two now. I was there to pick up a Maytag vertical a/c for my sister, near new for $50

Post# 232864 , Reply# 53   8/25/2007 at 22:15 (5,636 days old) by the7 ()        

Magtag TL (1996)as spare.
Huebsch FL (2006) in use.
Kenmore Dryer (Pre 1995)

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