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Post# 1158825   9/5/2022 at 22:45 (596 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

Who do you think had the most ingenious washing machine design? Why or why not? All opinions are welcome.

Post# 1158894 , Reply# 1   9/6/2022 at 13:18 (595 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

I find the old 2-belt Maytag design to be elegant in it's simplicity.

Post# 1158909 , Reply# 2   9/6/2022 at 16:41 (595 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
I'd go with whirlpool

I like their direct drive design as it was ahead of their time.

Post# 1158936 , Reply# 3   9/6/2022 at 20:50 (595 days old) by maytaga806 (Howell, Michigan)        

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Classic Maytag. The dependable brand, so dependable that there are still models from the 70s 80s and 90s still running flawlessly everytime, made with some of the most reliable materials. From the long stroke aggressive agitation to its sleek styling, a perfect combo. But I also would say the Direct Drive generation as well, as another member stated it truly was before itís time and they will forever be iconic machines, the old SQ Maytags and Direct Drives are my personal iconic favorites.

Post# 1158941 , Reply# 4   9/6/2022 at 21:37 (595 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
GE filter-flo and whirlpool direct drive

I like the GE filter-flo design because the machine had a 1 speed motor with a 2 speed clutch. It always ran at full speed, whether you had it on gentle or my favorite speed - normal. Their agitators were a work of art. As for whirlpool direct drives, it's interesting how they use no belts or pulleys, but use a spin clutch and a coupler. They must have incredibly strong agitation. I bet whirlpool transmissions use and hold a lot of oil in their gearboxes.

Post# 1158950 , Reply# 5   9/6/2022 at 22:16 (595 days old) by Tomdawg (Des moines)        

Iím part of the newer generation, like some have stated- dependable care and direct drives are innovative in reliability. Iím learning to appreciate those machines.
I go for really creative, weird ones!

Neptune TL - while it certainly has its flaws, itís a really cool washer. One of the best for cleaning comforters.

Calypso- never had one but always liked the idea of a bouncing wash plate.

Post# 1158991 , Reply# 6   9/7/2022 at 13:13 (594 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Have always wanted a

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1-18 or any Jet action washing machine. Given the chance I would love to own a washer and dryer in gas along with a stove and SxS fridge all in Poppy Red.... Wonderful !! Oh and possibly a dishwasher if they did them in Red?

Post# 1159001 , Reply# 7   9/7/2022 at 17:02 (594 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
most ingenious design ever

It could be the most ingenious design ever up to the current day.

Post# 1159002 , Reply# 8   9/7/2022 at 17:06 (594 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Fisher & Paykel, SmartDrive design, Intuitive models with software/firmware that auto-senses the water level, and the fabric type/mix for an appropriate agitation speed.

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