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Post# 1140888   2/1/2022 at 12:18 (813 days old) by Kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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A co-worker is thinking of purchasing a Blomberg washer and dryer to replace her Kenmore stack unit which has developed problems. I tried to repair the washer for her, but it would involve replacing the motor, which may or may not fix the problem.

Has anyone had any experience with Blomberg Appliances? My limited research shows they are from Germany and are available here in the U.S.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

RON





Post# 1140891 , Reply# 1   2/1/2022 at 12:39 (813 days old) by donprohel (I live in Munich - Germany, but I am Italian)        
Just to start, it's Beko

Other members will provide much better information, but just to start Blomberg is a brand of Beko, which is a Turkish manufacturer of low-end appliances

Post# 1140893 , Reply# 2   2/1/2022 at 13:01 (813 days old) by KENMORE58 (Rhode Island)        

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Thank you!


Post# 1140896 , Reply# 3   2/1/2022 at 13:37 (813 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Hi Ron,

Kenmore stack....is it Frigidaire made or Whirlpool made? What is the problem? Hope you are well. Also, 2 units stacked, or one unit?

John


Post# 1140897 , Reply# 4   2/1/2022 at 14:06 (812 days old) by Kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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Hey, John!

Great to hear from you. This is the unit that, several years ago, I asked your opinion on what to get to replace her stack front load machines. It is a Kenmore top load machine with attached dryer on top.

She decided to wash bed pillows in it. Now is goes off balance right away when it starts to spin. My diagnosis was that she put such a strain on the motor that she damaged it and now it can't ramp up fast enough and therefore the load remains unbalanced. Her husband asked about replacing the motor. I told him that this is not a definitive diagnosis about the motor, but he could try it. In the meantime, they bought a new stack set. When the appliance store got there, they decided that it was too tight a space to try to get the old one out and get the new one in. So they left, with the new machine.

She's now looking into a stack set by Bosch. I think it's going to have to be two separate units and then assembled in the laundry room because of the tight fit getting the machines in.

Life is okay here in Rhode Island. Come on down sometime when you have time and we can rebuild a washer or two. Hope all is good with you.

RON


Post# 1140902 , Reply# 5   2/1/2022 at 15:57 (812 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Hi Ron,

Has anyone taken off the front panel to see if one of the suspension springs let go.
Does the tub center in the opening when not running? Frigidaire stack units have pretty beefy suspension.
John


Post# 1140949 , Reply# 6   2/1/2022 at 21:09 (812 days old) by quincyman (Oldsmar, FL)        
Pictures?

Never even heard of the brand of washers. Do you have any pictures to share?

Post# 1140950 , Reply# 7   2/1/2022 at 21:56 (812 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Post# 1140953 , Reply# 8   2/1/2022 at 22:19 (812 days old) by mielerod69 (Australia)        
Interesting review on compact washers and dryers

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Hi,

I found this review on YT. Beko seems to get a good wrap


CLICK HERE TO GO TO mielerod69's LINK


Post# 1140954 , Reply# 9   2/1/2022 at 22:35 (812 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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They're in Israel...

The major brand there...


-- Dave


Post# 1140957 , Reply# 10   2/2/2022 at 01:11 (812 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
Arcelik

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www.arcelikglobal.com/en/...

I've considered Blomberg because they actually have 240V washers here in the US.


Post# 1140974 , Reply# 11   2/2/2022 at 08:30 (812 days old) by Kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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John,

I did remove the front panel. My first thought was one of the suspension springs. But that looks fine to me. Is my theory about damaging the motor and thus causing it not to be able to ramp up enough to balance the load legitimate? I'm not the expert. You are.

RON


Post# 1140991 , Reply# 12   2/2/2022 at 11:46 (812 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Does it agitate ok? Check the belt and idler pulley. Does it try to spin at all, or just hum?

Post# 1141020 , Reply# 13   2/2/2022 at 16:22 (811 days old) by Kenmore58 (Rhode Island)        

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Okay, so she went with Plan B.  She bought an Asko stack set.  Lots of money but she was very impressed with the quality.  


Post# 1141022 , Reply# 14   2/2/2022 at 16:26 (811 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Good deal!!!!

Post# 1141150 , Reply# 15   2/4/2022 at 06:38 (810 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I hope they work out ok...they don't make 'em like they used to when they were built in Sweden.



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