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Post# 555097   11/8/2011 at 13:45 (4,415 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

During the power outages recently, I had the chance to stay with family. I washed two hampers full of towels, I mean I stuffed this LG 4.5 cu ft Steamwasher to the max with dry towels. I selected the normal cycle, heavy soil, fast spin, and hot water, also the "wash optimizer" the cycle took over an hour and one half. The towels were all wet, there was more room in the tub when they were all wet, and the washer was in it's wash cycle. I could have added more of I wanted to. I must say, I used Tide HE clean breeze with Downy April fresh, and these towels came out amazing!!! While I am a BIG top loader fan, I love my SQ, I was very impressed with the capacity and the wash ability of this machine. If we have to live with these govt restrictions on water use, I would rather have a front loader than one of those low water use top loaders.

Post# 555105 , Reply# 1   11/8/2011 at 14:20 (4,415 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Mike, glad you didn't add any more towels once the load was all wetted down.  That's not supposed to be done.  Once it's loaded full, leave well enough alone.  Yes, I don't like pancake washers either, I"ll take a front loader. And with our drought eneering its second year, I"m becoming more and more aware of water usage. 

Post# 555109 , Reply# 2   11/8/2011 at 14:34 (4,415 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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If you get a front loader their are much better choices than LG. I had one and it washed good but the service sucked and few will do repairs on them - so beware.

Post# 555116 , Reply# 3   11/8/2011 at 15:47 (4,415 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
low water level top loader

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I do not see anything wrong with a low water level top loader because i for one thing would never again buy a fl washer as i am more the top loading type my self and it would mostly be that model with matching dryer that i would buy as daily drivers

Post# 555127 , Reply# 4   11/8/2011 at 16:19 (4,415 days old) by Toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Actually Peter, LGs are sold under the Sears badge. Sears will repair them.

Post# 555146 , Reply# 5   11/8/2011 at 17:08 (4,415 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Sears LG!

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Yes thats true Steve but also some TOL FL's are made by Electrolux for sears.

Post# 555239 , Reply# 6   11/8/2011 at 20:26 (4,415 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

I love the styling of the Kenmore badged LG front the square door. Steve have you been back your buddy's LG laundry room? Do you still have your GE filter flo? I had that exact same 1991 model as you did.

Post# 555240 , Reply# 7   11/8/2011 at 20:28 (4,415 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

I always prefered front loaders to wash everything. They clean better, rinse better and spin better.

The water saving is the smallest detail, however, it's a bonus! I have better results using less water.

Post# 555245 , Reply# 8   11/8/2011 at 21:02 (4,415 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Sears will repair them, now thats reassuring LOL Sears has among the worst service reputation in the Washington DC area. Most people around here would only call Sears as a last resort. I hope thier service is better else where.

Post# 555282 , Reply# 9   11/9/2011 at 01:23 (4,414 days old) by qualin (Canada)        

Appnut, can you tell me what you mean by "Pancake Washer"?

I've seen some of these low level top loaders at appliance stores and I kind of wondered if putting a full load into the tub would strain the motor and transmission because there isn't enough water.

mtn1584, like Appnut said, Front loaders are designed to be loaded to the top of the tub with "Loose" clothing. It's normal to see everything collapse down because the tumbling action is what does the cleaning.

When people "Pack" clothes into front loaders, (I used to do that) the clothes just spin around and don't tumble, thereby not really getting clean. On the upside though, you won't damage the washer, as opposed to overloading a top loader.

Post# 555344 , Reply# 10   11/9/2011 at 09:18 (4,414 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Pancake washer

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Bud, what I am attempting to convey is people look at those large HE top loaders and fill them to the brim with laundry.  Some cycles add more water than others for the same type of load.  It simply boggles my mind to try to imagine a huge amount of laundry being compacted all on top of itself in a V-axis washer and all they are doing is being swished back & forth with that impeller with not much water.  Far more weight on top of the clothes than simply tumbling in a front loader.  I think it would result in more fabric wear over the long haul. I perceive it as stacks of pancakes being washed. 

Post# 555675 , Reply# 11   11/10/2011 at 13:01 (4,413 days old) by Autowasherfreak ()        

I've had a WP Cabrio for a few months now, and it actually does a great job of cleaning. If I have a really large load, I use the Sheets/Towel cycle, and for the smaller loads I use either the Normal, or PP cycles. It doesn't save as much water was WP claims it does. I water bill for three months after I started using the Cabrio only went down by $36.00. I do like the high speed spin, it really reduces the drying time.

Post# 555859 , Reply# 12   11/11/2011 at 04:56 (4,412 days old) by qualin (Canada)        
To Appnut

At the risk of thread jacking...

I briefly considered the LG waveforce washer, only because the wash action seemed to have a part which is designed to compensate for the "Swishing back and forth" problem. (It spins the load like it's doing a neutral drain and it sprays it, then goes back to swirling around the clothes.)

Of course, the difference in water usage between one of those washers and a conventional top loader really didn't appeal to me.

I think I prefer the wash action of a front loader, less wear and tear on the clothes and less lint in the dryer.

Post# 556465 , Reply# 13   11/14/2011 at 09:46 (4,409 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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My sister has had three washers since she got her first apartment. In fall 1989, I bought her a used 1980-built Kenmore belt-drive, which she used until 2000. I have that washer now in my laundry room. Her next machine was a 2000 direct-drive Kenmore, which she must have been hard on because I had to replace the coupler in 2006 or 2007, and there were porcelain chips all over the basket.

In 2008 my brother-in-law researched machines and ordered a top of the line, brand new then LG steam washer/dryer pair.

My sister's answer most recently when I asked if she liked the washer "Well, I want to like it!"

Her issues involve it taking way too long (like an hour and an half to wash a load as was mentioned above), it being fickle to balance in spin, AND the horrible racket that it creates throughout the house from the second-floor laundry room. Their laundry room is above the kitchen. If the machine is somewhat out of balance, it will rattle the sophet in the kitchen below, and this is after the machine futzes around for 10 minutes trying to balance itself before it even tries to spin.

I'm thinking that before too long I'm going to have a new Speed Queen top loader. If I hear any more complaints about the LG from her, I'm going to show her the SQ, and let her borrow it/try it out if she's willing. If she likes it, I suspect we'll have another Speed Queen convert amongst us.


Post# 556521 , Reply# 14   11/14/2011 at 14:36 (4,409 days old) by Jsneaker ()        
Post# 556465, Reply# 13 11/14/2011 at 09:46 by KenmoreGuy6

Hi Gordon! I have a 2010 Samsung WA448AAW. I, too, try to like it, for the most part it's OK, and is quite silent. Like you say, my washer takes too long to complete most cycles, and it also "futzes-around" wasting at least 10 minutes on ANY cycle adjusting or sensing conditions. I think this is absurd! I get so angry watching the machine sit, tumble a few minutes after most drains, then attempt to spin. When it tries balancing the load, it tumbles both ways. Should the machine reach a "perfect balance" slowly spinning counter-clockwise, the washer will then stop, and try spinning the other way, totally screwing-up the load! I have no idea why the machine must spin clockwise!!! How is you SQ toploader? We have them in the laundry room, they are pretty new, and I never tried one. I also like that you know how to properly use the term "futz-around", as many non-Jews say "putz-around"! (:


Post# 556561 , Reply# 15   11/14/2011 at 17:01 (4,409 days old) by volsboy1 (East Tenn Smoky mountains )        

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I have the G.E. Harmony washer(which I think is made by L.G.) and it washes the hell out of clothes if you want it to.I just throw the clothes in and pick one of thousands of options and let it do it's thing.It fills up just enough to wet the clothes and a little extra then it will do this odd spin and all the water is pulled through the clothes then it stops and the plate on the bottom spins back and forth or the basket spins back and forth.It does all three of those things while it washes and I have never had any problems with it at all.The normal wash time is 50 mins but you can make it wash up to 14 or so hours if you chose the right program options.The one I have is a P.C. with a washer attached to it basically. I have had it for years and still have not used all the cycles there are thousands of them.

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