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Post# 513834   4/26/2011 at 05:59 (4,611 days old) by verizonbear (Glen Burnie )        

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I am in the process of buying a new house. I am seriously considering a TOP load HE washer TOL Maytag Bravos model with the heater the company I work for has discount program with Whirlpool I can get the washer dryer pair for 1100.00 Any feedback? Consumer Reports gives it a pretty good rating.

Post# 513835 , Reply# 1   4/26/2011 at 06:02 (4,611 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

whirlpool cylipso or whirlpool cabrio those are just one i would pick
Tom :)

Post# 513841 , Reply# 2   4/26/2011 at 06:15 (4,611 days old) by limitededition ()        
Maytag Bravos 850

Found that they clean very well, but seem they wrinkle more than a front loader.
Difference noted when you line dry.

Post# 513842 , Reply# 3   4/26/2011 at 06:20 (4,611 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        

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But... didn't they stop the production of Calypsos due to a class action lawsuit thingy?

I like those top loaders... especially the ones with the see through lid :-P

Post# 513845 , Reply# 4   4/26/2011 at 06:50 (4,611 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

Haxisfan, what was that lawsut thingy to do with?

Post# 513848 , Reply# 5   4/26/2011 at 07:21 (4,611 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        

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Hi aegokocarat I think the lawsuit has been resolved by now but I was reading somewhere that these machines are no longer being produced because of that. I shared a link below where I found some info.


Post# 513851 , Reply# 6   4/26/2011 at 07:30 (4,611 days old) by aegokocarat (United Kingdom)        

i dident realy understand what the customer was talking about, haier washers fail all the time with crocs of repares but ahh ive just confused my self

Post# 513864 , Reply# 7   4/26/2011 at 08:26 (4,611 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

GET AN LG !!!!! they are so cool and there in the states you have that LG wave force

Post# 513869 , Reply# 8   4/26/2011 at 08:37 (4,611 days old) by roscoe62 (Canada)        
Top Load HE's

I don't understand how these can clean bigger items like drapes and oversize bedding can someone help here?
Thank you :)

Post# 513886 , Reply# 9   4/26/2011 at 10:03 (4,611 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
I can beat that!

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I dont'really understand how these machines clean. Whenever I see them in action,
everything seems to just bob around, but not turnover. It would seem to me that whatever was on the bottom mitht get clean, but abraided. Could someone post a video that would prove my fears wrong.

Post# 513935 , Reply# 10   4/26/2011 at 13:11 (4,611 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I have used both the Whirlpool and the LG. The Whirlpool(Whirlpool,Maytag,Some Kenmores) did not get clothes as clean and well rinsed and spun out as the LG and the LG has a 10 year motor warranty.It is all stainless steel including its impeller that will not scratch up as easily as Whirlpools will causing fabrics to ware out from the scratches on the impeller.Like the older Speed Queens, the more ware that is put on the impeller the smoother it gets.LG has also improved their customer support now that Sears has them making close to 60% of Kenmore appliances.The Sears "Fleet" carries parts and accessories on their trucks.

Post# 513948 , Reply# 11   4/26/2011 at 13:58 (4,611 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        
how they work

Well its simple. Basically instead of havin an agitator in da middle of da drum, u have a pulsator (like a fan) dats da size of da bottom of da drum. U put da washing in and this pulsator spins da washin around so the machine detects the weight and then uses an appropriate water level. Then the machine fills and washes. When the pulsator turns the washin also turns n moves through the water. Newer machines have pulsators designed to make special water currents (like my samsung) so that the currents push and pull the washing through the water (up and down) to get them clean. Because of this motion it uses less water. The samsung also has a mist shower that sprays the water ( by the use of a circulation pump) over the clothes every time the pulsator spins.

Post# 513973 , Reply# 12   4/26/2011 at 15:29 (4,611 days old) by BobbyD32L ()        
Whirlpool Cabrio

This is a video that I made when we first picked up the Cabrio back in 2006. It gets everything that we throw at it clean. Once a month I take it apart and clean the outer drum, lint filter, dispensers and inner tub. The only problem with HE top loads is that they build up gunk like a front loader. The Video shows excellent turn over, even when the machine switches over to a more gentle agitation.. .right when the furnace shut off. lol


Post# 514019 , Reply# 13   4/26/2011 at 19:04 (4,611 days old) by verizonbear (Glen Burnie )        

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Wow, how is the noise level ? I can hear the back and forth of the wash plate

Post# 514044 , Reply# 14   4/26/2011 at 20:41 (4,611 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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Go vintage!

Post# 514045 , Reply# 15   4/26/2011 at 20:44 (4,611 days old) by limitededition ()        
noise level

As was stated in a post several months ago the noise level in person is a quiet hush.

Post# 514092 , Reply# 16   4/27/2011 at 01:11 (4,610 days old) by bud ()        
The Cabrio Video

Thanks for posting the video, that seems like it is using more water than other cabrios, am I wrong in that?

Post# 514097 , Reply# 17   4/27/2011 at 04:30 (4,610 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Sheet Cycle

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I think that video is of the bedding/sheet cycle. Other cycles use less water and the clothing doesn't move as well.


Post# 514114 , Reply# 18   4/27/2011 at 07:35 (4,610 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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I would get the new WP built BD TL HE machines, they are already doing much better than The bigger and more expensive DD machines. The DD machines are having serious durablity issues with the main shaft and bearings, the design of the new BD machines is far superior and if it should fail will be much less expensive and easier to repair.


The LG-GE Harmony machines have been very unimpressive washers in build quality and durability [ way too many plastic parts, even the washers base frame is plastic and the cabinet is so thin it will bend if you bump into it ]. LG is at a huge completive disadvantage because of shipping costs and if you take a good look inside many of thier products you can see that under all the glitter there isn't much. And good luck getting one fixed after 5 or 10 years they are not designed to come apart and be repaired, most of the Korean appliances are basically throw away appliances if they have problems.

Post# 514117 , Reply# 19   4/27/2011 at 07:52 (4,610 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
I would go with the LG branded "Sears Kenmore" model

I like the fact that Sears can diagnose a problem over the phone before a tech has to come out, besides Sears will replace anything. I would def. consider getting the Kenmore branded LG unit, it is probably cheaper than the LG unit itself, and is essentially the same washer. They LG, are also making the new GE, Samsung units as well.

Post# 514128 , Reply# 20   4/27/2011 at 09:17 (4,610 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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If all of the cycles added that much water, it might be worth checking out, the next video was washing sheets and it showed very little water added.....

Post# 514172 , Reply# 21   4/27/2011 at 13:18 (4,610 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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If LG is so bad then why are their washers and dryers rated the best for overall service calls???? I have the recent report via CR and the LG washers and gas and electric dryers got the number one rating in frequency of repair.AND the Whirlpool Calipso washers were renamed the Collapso by most owners and service techs because they were constantly breaking down to the point of a serious law suite being filed causing Whirlpool to discontinue them.In about 80% of the service calls,we at HD received,the problems stemmed from the owners not following simple directions that come with every LG product.One of the reasons Sears has LG making their appliances is because of their reliability and another being price.After having so many issues with recalls on Whirlpool washers,microwave ovens,refrigerators and ranges,Sears decided to go "outside the box" for someone else to make their refrigerators,washers,dryers and otr microwave ovens. Electrolux also being another maker of them.

Most Whirlpool appliances are painted and their cabinet so thin that, if you live in a warm climate and have your laundry room outside,they rust like tin cans.Their refrigeration products do the same.Plastic parts???!!! The DDs are almost all plastic except their inner tubs and gears in the trans.The new ones are even more severe.When the Cabrios first came out, there were many failing control boards and quite a few recalls because of that.Some being D.O.A. like the Maytag Neptunes were.If the Cabrios are so great,why can't they give the same warranty coverage as LG(10 years) on the motors????

Post# 514211 , Reply# 22   4/27/2011 at 17:49 (4,610 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

so your saying you like the LG?

Post# 514693 , Reply# 23   4/29/2011 at 23:50 (4,607 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Yes. I like them because I have had great experiences with their performance,features,durability and design.They're like laundry robots and because of their electronic programming set up joining the motor with the timer in a way I've never seen before,they can wash just about anything with superb results.I've seen different models on sale at Sears, Home Depot and Best Buy.I'd recommend Sears or Home Depot because they have some great rebates going on now.

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