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Post# 516815   5/10/2011 at 12:47 (4,596 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Post# 516821 , Reply# 1   5/10/2011 at 13:13 (4,596 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Doesn't "UL" mean Unbalanced Load???? Dah!!!

Post# 516822 , Reply# 2   5/10/2011 at 13:18 (4,596 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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Interesting Malcolm, but not completely surprising. I have been surprised in the past when reading appliance reviews at just how stupid many consumers are. This is just another case.

The stupid consumer that tipped the scales for me was a reviewer of the very well rated Admiralpool set at Home Depot, in this case the dryer. The dryer offers Auto Sense Dry and two timed cycles, one with high heat and one with low heat. Both timed cycles are short - like 30 or 35 mins, but this is to encourage people to use the auto-dry. The reviewer says "I am sending this dryer back tomorrow. BAD design, I have to run each cycle twice because it doesn't allow enough minutes to dry." I am guessing that the reviewer has no idea even what auto-dry is and isn't aware enough to notice it's there. DUH

Are you going to comment on the Cabrio video, or should all of us?

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Post# 516826 , Reply# 3   5/10/2011 at 13:43 (4,596 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I posted a comment too! lol

Post# 516828 , Reply# 4   5/10/2011 at 13:46 (4,596 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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me i think that the lady that bought that washer depending on the days or the year she had this washer should call her sales clerk and see if she can have it exchange for a classic top load washer or had a few towels to even her load even if its a smal load me in my eyes thats what i would buy or make a comparison first as this looks like the top load version of the duet front load washer. just my 2 cents here

Post# 516844 , Reply# 5   5/10/2011 at 15:07 (4,596 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I don't have a YouTube ID or I'd post a caustic comment. 


Typical ditzy female that has no clue.  Washing a heavy load that includes towels on the delicate cycle?  Complaining about wet clothes after stating she always selects slow spin speeds?  Did she even read the owner's manual?  I'll bet her kids could run a load of laundry without any problems.


What a completely brainless bimbo.  Yeah, Cabrios may not have the best reputation but this machine doesn't even have a fighting chance to perform up to its full potential.


And then she suggests GE or Samsung instead.  Yeah, like anybody should listen to her.  I hope she returns the Cabrio and gets a GE.  Then she'll really find out what a junk machine is.

Post# 516853 , Reply# 6   5/10/2011 at 15:46 (4,596 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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She is a total idiot. Nuff said!

Post# 516863 , Reply# 7   5/10/2011 at 16:06 (4,596 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
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Oh please post a comment on the video. That would be awesome!


Post# 516864 , Reply# 8   5/10/2011 at 16:20 (4,596 days old) by limey ()        
Users With little Or no knowledge Of What They Are Using

To me, although this is a little further down the scale, it is in the same league as people getting in a car with a 'just qualified' driver. How many of you would feel comfortable getting in an aircraft knowing that the pilot was only 'just qualified' and had little or no knowledge of the basics of aerodynamics, but quite cheerfully get in a car with with a 'just qualified' driver who has little or no knowledge of what makes it 'go' or 'stop'?

Post# 516869 , Reply# 9   5/10/2011 at 16:40 (4,596 days old) by nrones ()        
History comming back...

I posted a comment where I tell her to see a video made by Whirlpool about UL code..

But anyway, I must say it's s**t, and that she has every right to say it is - Whirlpol Cabrio - The Semi-Automatic washer... I mean redistributing, or doing anything else by hand to ''help'' machine finish the cycle -- wrong. no. we are living in 21st century (or am I wrong?)


Post# 516870 , Reply# 10   5/10/2011 at 16:58 (4,596 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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Seems like our illustrious laundry-doer doesn't like our comments, and has deleted almost all of them except her own.

Also seems like Whirlpool would/should have an issue with video posters like this. They have replaced the machine apparently and yet she is leaving the video up without stating that.

Post# 516885 , Reply# 11   5/10/2011 at 18:16 (4,596 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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in her vid she say she bough the machine 9 days ago if she is not satified she should call the store where she purchuse the machine and exchange for a classic topload washer just my tough her

Post# 516887 , Reply# 12   5/10/2011 at 18:30 (4,596 days old) by mrx ()        

It is true though that a lot of newer machines, on both sides of the Atlantic, are very fussy about balancing the load before spinning.

It's understandable that users will find this kind of thing frustrating.

Post# 516910 , Reply# 13   5/10/2011 at 19:33 (4,596 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I have a hard time calling this machine crap when throwing an out of balance error is just part of doing laundry. Most machines over the last 50 years would shut off over an oob condition. Seems buyers remorse to me.


Post# 516921 , Reply# 14   5/10/2011 at 20:32 (4,595 days old) by gr81nknox ()        

I go with user error. The new machines are almost idiot proof. Choose the cycle based on the fabric type and they default the other settings(like spin speed, temp, wash time) to what the manufacturer recommends. If the fabric is delicate care, choose gentle. If bulky or heavy, choose bulky, etc.

Post# 516932 , Reply# 15   5/10/2011 at 21:11 (4,595 days old) by gmmcnair (Portland, OR)        
"Also seems like Whirlpool would/should have an issue wi

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I agree. If they had blown her off, yeah, but they made it good. Even if the bearings and springs had problems, and it wasn't user error, bad machines roll off the assembly line. It happens. It's unfair to leave the video up without commenting that Whirlpool took care of the situation. They held up their end of the bargain.

Post# 516941 , Reply# 16   5/10/2011 at 21:34 (4,595 days old) by AutowasherFreak ()        

I'm getting one the next couple of weeks or so, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Post# 516973 , Reply# 17   5/11/2011 at 03:16 (4,595 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The video doesn't play.

Post# 517010 , Reply# 18   5/11/2011 at 08:37 (4,595 days old) by gmmcnair (Portland, OR)        

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Looks like someone took it down.

Post# 517025 , Reply# 19   5/11/2011 at 10:07 (4,595 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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We must have overwhelmed the person! LOL


Post# 517026 , Reply# 20   5/11/2011 at 10:15 (4,595 days old) by 3beltwesty ()        

Her youtube comments said the Lowes washer tech said it was not a balance issue; the machine was defective with a broken part and thus the washer was replaced.

A brand new machine that one buys and is defective due to a broken part is often returned by many folks. Living with a brand new machine with fundamental issues is not what most want.

Post# 517055 , Reply# 21   5/11/2011 at 12:29 (4,595 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
"I hear the wind blowing................................

That's the wind blowing through her brain........................................

Post# 517060 , Reply# 22   5/11/2011 at 12:56 (4,595 days old) by AutowasherFreak ()        

I thought the same thing Brian, and I suggested that if Lowes/Whirlpool took care of the problem maybe she should remove the video, so I guess she did, LOL.


Post# 517072 , Reply# 23   5/11/2011 at 13:55 (4,595 days old) by 3beltwesty ()        

Home Depot, Lowes, Sears etc often take back washers, mowers and too there are no problems; just a mad or confused customer.

The item then is on the floor in the sale area as a take back; refurb; used article often marked down 25 percent or more. it is marked down until it sells.

Post# 517073 , Reply# 24   5/11/2011 at 13:57 (4,595 days old) by limey ()        
User Error

And here was silly me thinking the woman making the video did not know how to use the machine because she did not move the cycle selector knob to the desired cycle position but just pressed the name of the cycle she wanted.
Heck the light next to 'Spin and Drain' stayed 'on' and even she noted that she did not think the spin speed should be high for 'Delicates'.
I know I am not familiar with the machine she had but it seems obvious that she had either not read the instruction manual, or if she had she had not understood it, or the manual was not specific enough in its instructions.
There may also have been mechanical/electrical faults present which warranted replacement.

Post# 517438 , Reply# 25   5/13/2011 at 11:44 (4,593 days old) by amyswasher ()        

Wow this woman takes the cake. It's unbalanced and on the wrong cycle. If there are six people in her house, she isn't going to waste her time washing only a few towels(or I wouldn't). That will destroy a he washer faster than anything(under-loading).

Post# 1099390 , Reply# 26   12/5/2020 at 13:16 (1,099 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I can go on and on

about this topic. People either stuff the machine, use the wrong cycle, don't bother to sort their clothes, Dump the entire bottle of laundry detergent, bleach and fabric softener into the machine, use quick cycles on typical to extra-heavy soiled cottons and linens, cram everything into 1 load, then blame the machine. I swear, nothing seems to change. Everytime I do laundry, I always make sure my clothes are sorted accordingly, and the machines are on the correct cycle, with the correct loading, and the correct additives in the correct dispensers and the correct temperatures according to color, fabric and soil content.
When will people EVER learn?

Post# 1099397 , Reply# 27   12/5/2020 at 14:19 (1,099 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Post# 1099400 , Reply# 28   12/5/2020 at 14:35 (1,099 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
Please excuse if I revive this thread,

but it seems that every time new washer models come out, people don't want to take the time to read their owner's manual to learn to use the machine correctly. It seems to me that when it comes to washer users, nothing has changed. They always blame the machine when things don't go their way.
How many times do we have to hammer the point home to use the machines correctly?

Post# 1099423 , Reply# 29   12/5/2020 at 16:32 (1,099 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I agree with this thread!

YouTube user sharkie626 has warned these people, along with myself and others in the comments section! This woman has the nerve to blame these machines for her stupid errors. This reminds me of the guy who got a brand new lg washer and dryer back in 2007. He complained that water wouldn't come out, and then got a second one. He then proceeded to spin the dial really fast and complained that start and power were the only buttons that worked. How stupid! He should've waited for the machine to sense the load. First of all, he should've moved the dial slowly. They're high-tech machines. I have zero issues with mine.

Post# 1099674 , Reply# 30   12/7/2020 at 06:51 (1,097 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I swear, consumers like these... SMH!

Why don't they learn how to use their washer and dryer properly? Or are they just too stupid? People with these appliances can get on my nerves blaming the machine for their own errors and ignorance. Geez! I swear, this isn't rocket science! Manuals are there for a reason. They can't be reasoned with. Oh well, that's not my problem. I as a blind user can quickly figure out which buttons, dials and switches do what.
That lady should've used sensor cycle and sorted properly. This woman needs to be schooled! Or maybe she has, but nothing got through to her. Shame, shame, shame!

Post# 1100207 , Reply# 31   12/11/2020 at 11:49 (1,093 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

These people are making it harder than it needs to be! How hard is it to study the machines and read the manuals?

Post# 1100209 , Reply# 32   12/11/2020 at 12:01 (1,093 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

What a stupid idiot!

Post# 1100210 , Reply# 33   12/11/2020 at 12:03 (1,093 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I swear...

When will people ever learn? I don't think they will, ever.

Post# 1100211 , Reply# 34   12/11/2020 at 12:08 (1,093 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor, Maine)        

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Jerome, you're harping to us on it is not going to change these stupid people.

Post# 1100226 , Reply# 35   12/11/2020 at 16:08 (1,093 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
Check this out.

Here's another stupid consumer.


Post# 1100229 , Reply# 36   12/11/2020 at 16:22 (1,093 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I've already posted

a comment. First of all, this guy is stupid. First of all, he claims that water wouldn't come out of it on the first one. When the second one arrived via delivery, he spun the dial way too fast. Also, I don't believe that his first one had problems. My mom has the machine in red with no issues. How about get him a GE set, and then he'll see how bad they are.

Post# 1100300 , Reply# 37   12/12/2020 at 00:20 (1,092 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Just be glad these people don't fly airplanes or pilot ships!TOO MUCH "cockpit errors" shown here-folks----if you get a new machine-read the owners-operators book before you condemn it saying the machine doesn't work.These new ones work much DIFFERENT than your old machines.So READ THE BOOK!!!!!For YOUR safety and that of the device!!!These guys are trying to use the machine like their old one.

Post# 1100323 , Reply# 38   12/12/2020 at 06:48 (1,092 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Glitch: Iím assuming there is an embedded video or a link to a video in Malcolmís post at the top of the thread. Am I the only one for whom that post is devoid of any content? Iím viewing on a 6th generation iPad using Safari as the browser.

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Post# 1100324 , Reply# 39   12/12/2020 at 07:02 (1,092 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Video is gone I guess. Both in Safari and Opera for me.

Post# 1100327 , Reply# 40   12/12/2020 at 07:55 (1,092 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I've been saying that

for sometime. When my mom got hers in September 2007, she went by the manual. Afterwards from the next load on, she had it down. Eventually, in early 2008, she showed me how to use it. It was just as easy, even more so than my mechanically controlled GE, although I've mastered both. It's about trial and error. It did indeed work differently. It's a front load lg tromm matching set.

Post# 1100331 , Reply# 41   12/12/2020 at 09:30 (1,092 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
always important to read the manuel

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i would say its always important to read the manuel i remember to me passing from a 1993 inglis superbII direct drieve top load washer to a 2004 duet front load was a transition, even do i know it well i can say its a major change

Post# 1100335 , Reply# 42   12/12/2020 at 10:45 (1,092 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
just curious.....

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how many people HERE, read your cars owner manual?...from every car you have ever owned...

page by page, front to back.....not just jumping to areas you need info on!.....

how about:

medicare/health insurance book?

medication pamphlet?

home owners/car insurance packet?

mortgage paperwork?

hidden instructions inside the box of condoms?

better yet, how many have fully read all the rules, regulations and conditions of joining this site? many don't abide by them? wouldn't want to make Robert's life easy now would you?...

and I know theres loads of fine print that comes with a credit card....interest rate, fees, grace periods, late payments, contact info, benefits, etc... card has buyer protection, low interest, automatic membership into AARP and AAA, hotel and car rental discounts, freq flyer miles, and cash back.....What's in your wallet?

Post# 1100336 , Reply# 43   12/12/2020 at 11:01 (1,092 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Gone for me too.

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Using Safari.


P.S. I haven't read any of the above.  I open the manual when I need a specific question answered and I jump to that page.  I obtain electronic copies for all that I can so I can do a quick search and get what I need.  When it comes to reading everything else, it would take a court order and I'm not sure that would do it.


For example, just yesterday we went to sign papers to refinance on our house (by the way great rates right now if you're thinking you want to refinance).  The title company did a curbside closing which I liked.  However, the too of us were signing and initialing for I don't know how many pages.  Did I read it all, hell no.  I read the page that had the numbers on it only to make sure they got them right and they fixed the spelling of Joe's last name.  I bet we signed and initialed 50 or more pages sitting in the car.

Post# 1100339 , Reply# 44   12/12/2020 at 11:30 (1,092 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I saw the video in Malcolm's post

and this woman was stupid. You guys should post comments on the lg washer video I linked in this thread. Both owners of these new high-tech washers and dryers are indeed stupid.

Post# 1100342 , Reply# 45   12/12/2020 at 11:51 (1,092 days old) by robbinsandmyers (Conn)        
Owners manuals and they drawers they live in......

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I'm always telling people either how to start their power equipment or run it when they pic it up after a repair when they claim its always been hard starting and running. They may as well have just threw the owners manual in the recycling bin as soon as they got it home as its doing as much good sitting in a drawer or garage shelf where they threw it after unboxing the item.

Post# 1100355 , Reply# 46   12/12/2020 at 13:58 (1,092 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
My lawnmower .....

had 9, count'em 9 labels on the damn thing. Either warning labels or how to labels ..... and it comes with a manual. First thing I do is get the heat gun and warm up the labels and pull the ugly things off. And I don't need 2 labels (one on each side) on my hammer telling me to wear goggles.  I am so tired of this dumbing down to the lowest common denominator crap.  Just like the xmas lights we got this year,  6 labels on the string of lights and one being long as a grocery receipt and held on with a zip tie. WTH?! And it came with a 2 page manual.  And in the freaking manual they tell you not to remove the warning labels! That one was for me obviously but who wants big yellow, red and white warning labels on tree lights that is for display of all things??

Post# 1100374 , Reply# 47   12/12/2020 at 16:01 (1,092 days old) by Geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
OK, I have to step in here.

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For everyone asking about the video at the top of this page, just a reminder that this thread is 9 years old. The video was probably deleted 8 years ago after she resolved the issue or got a new machine, I'm guessing. Jerome, please try not to post comments or try to coerce others to do so on the LG video that you linked. That particular video is THIRTEEN, yes 13 years old. I guarantee you that his issues were dealt with over a decade ago and this machine was made into a KIA long before we even celebrated New Year's Day in 2009. Not trying to be a moderator, just trying to inform.


Post# 1100376 , Reply# 48   12/12/2020 at 16:31 (1,092 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I only come here for the humor.....

but anyway, warning labels are only placed on products, because you know, someone tried something bizarre, the company got sued, and now we have updated warning labels....

check out curling iron warning not insert appliance into any orifices'!.....

same thing for Preparation not take by mouth.....

sad part is, you know someone did!

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Post# 1100403 , Reply# 49   12/13/2020 at 05:14 (1,091 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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The only thing missing from this thread--besides the original video--is the perfect soundtrack, and this 1968 classic from The Legendary Stardust Cowboy is it! Sarah Vaughan and The Ledge were on the same label. Let that sink in.

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Post# 1148326 , Reply# 50   5/8/2022 at 20:34 (579 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
Here's a thought...

Excuse me if I revive this thread once again, but I have a thought. We will just let these consumers destroy the machines due to user error, then go on the news about why their fancy machine destroyed itself. Enough said.

Post# 1148381 , Reply# 51   5/9/2022 at 23:31 (578 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
But what about machines that spontaneously explode?

I know a Samsung machine did that, and so either clearly something went wrong during manufacturing or that lady was using it so wrong she was using it to probably wash rocks

Post# 1148523 , Reply# 52   5/11/2022 at 19:26 (577 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Stupid is as stupid does!

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You can't fix stupid! plain and simple!

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