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Need a New Washer/Dryer - Any Recommendations?

My 15 year old clothes dryer just died and I need to go out and get one TOMORROW!!! Not a lot of time to research, so thought someone who absolutely loves their dryer :) might have a suggestion Thanks!!

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I was just looking at this LG washer and dryer in One!!! Awesome item to have you put the clothes in to wash and once they are finished washing the machine automatically dries the clothes too!! With a full house this is the best way to go!!
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We have an LG front-load washer and dryer and we love them. They are energy efficient, use less water and will handle larger loads. Plus, they stack easily taking up less space in my laundry room. Good luck!

Whirlpool Cabrio I just bought the set last month and I love them...the washer washes 3 baskets of laundry in one load and the dryer is super fast compared to the one I had...I mean it has dried comforters in 30 minutes!!!!

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Whirlpool Cabrio I just bought the set last month and I love them...the washer washes 3 baskets of laundry in one load and the dryer is super fast compared to the one I had...I mean it has dried comforters in 30 minutes!!!!

We just bought the Cabrio set also, purchased at Lowes ,they had more rebates and were cheaper. I did alot research on washers and dryers, compared front-loaders V.S top-loaders. the Cabrio uses as little water as the front loaders, has bigger capacity, 4.5 capacity ,compared to 4.0. Touch screen, Best washer Ever. The front loaders are nice, but in-less you want to squat all the time to put close in and out, you have to buy the extra pedatstals,$200.00 a piece. They wash as good as a front loader and and are energey efficeiant . Uses The HE detergant. The look through doors are nice for the kids to watch.

I highly recommend a front loading washer and you can go with the matching dryer if that's your thing.
We went for a BOSCH set from Lowes last summer and love it. We got them with a 10% off coupon which really helped out. I actually had a Kennmore HE set at my previous home and loved them even more as had purchased the washer with a sanitary cycle (super hot) which comes in real handy with a baby. Front loading uses much less water and detergent, clean better and seems to get a lot more of the water out during the spin so I have found that my dryer times are much shorter than the top loading ones. Just to let you know, Whirlpool makes the front load washer/dryers for Kennmore so you will be getting great appliances. If you have a Sears outlet close by you might even be able to get great deal on scratch and dent!

We just bought the LG Tromm Steam Washer and Ultra capacity dryer in July of last year. I have 3 children 9,7, & 4 and a husband who works construction and gets very dirty. I LOVE my washer and dryer. I can fit three sets of bed sheets easily in one load. Some times I wait to get more laundry before I do a load however both of my sons also play baseball in their one pair of white baseball uniform pants every night. I highly recommend these appliances.

I don't really have any recommendations, other then don't buy Maytag.......they are not what they used to be.
We have whirlpool washer and dryer and I am very happy with the performance of them.....
Good luck, I know there is a lot out there right now,....I don't envy you
T.

I bought the Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer about 3 years ago. They are great! I have 4 boys and I am constantly doing laundry. They are big and have lots of options and quiet.

We have an LG front-load washer and dryer and we love them. They are energy efficient, use less water and will handle larger loads. Plus, they stack easily taking up less space in my laundry room. Good luck!

I paid to join Consumer Reports when we got a washer and dryer to make sure we made a wise investment. I love both! We got the Kenmore HE 2 front load washer and oversized dryer that is huge! Clothes get dry in half the time of our old one and it take twice as many clothes!

My parents love their Bosch, but Consumer Reports gave it an average rating (due to noise or whatever.) We didn't consider it due to that and the added expense.

One way or another, I still hate doing laundry for our family of six!!!

I have always depended totally on Kenmore appliances. They are great and last and last!!! They are actually the Sears brand of Whirlpool. Hope this helps!

I have a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer. I've had them for over 3 years now. I've had no problems-just great clean clothes! I love my dryer because of the size and the different settings that it offers. I didn't do much shopping around before the purchase, I just saw them and knew that I liked them. My washer is a top loader (front loaders-at that time got really bad reviews because they weren't draining correctly and were causing mold, I'm sure they've improved now). I don't have the center "pole". I'm not sure what that is called. But it allows more space. The clothes never sit in the same dirty water. The washer uses jets that are continuious, yet this washer uses less water than the normal washer.
Hope this helps!

I recently bought a GE HE front loader. I love it. The only complaint I had was in delivery from Sears (it took almost two months to get it.) Good luck.

Go with LG ... a bit more expensive than the rest, but I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. It has a sanitary dry cycle, you can rack dry your clothing in the dryer ... I don't know what I would do without it. I love my LG Washer and Dryer.

I have a dryer you can have if you are in the clarksville, Tn area. My neighbor got a new one and gave hers to me but I do not need it.
K.

I've had my Kenmore for over 5 years and it's still going strong. One of my girlfriends upgraded to one that has an automatic dry selection where it actually senses when your clothes are dry and shuts off instead of cycling for too long or not long enough and I believe hers is also a Kenmore. Another option you may want to look at is one that has a door that can be moved from the way it swings open. That way if you move you are able to change the direction of the door to make it more condusive to the new homes laundry room layout :)

I personally had a dryer to die on me a few weeks ago. Like you, I did not have much time to research. I did talk with a appliance repair man and he suggested Whirlpool as the brand of choice. He said they hold up better and have the least amount of problems. So, off to Sears I went. I looked at the front loaders and decided to get a washer and a dryer instead of just replacing the dryer. Sears was having a sale on them but they were not in stock. So, off to Lowes I go. Lowes has a meet plus beat by 10% guarantee. I purchased the Whirlpool Duet Sport front loader washer and dryer from Lowes at the Sears sale price plus a 10% discount on top of that. They charged $59 to deliver them to my house but I got that money back in a rebate too in addition to them hauling off my old washer and dryer for FREE! I love the washer and dryer. They use less energy and less water and even less detergent and the dryer dries in less time! Good luck!!!

D. H.

Hey M.,
I have a Maytag washer and dryer that I bought in 1981 and they are still going strong! When I bought them, they were the next to the top of the line, were extra large capacity and have lots of settings for the different fabrics. The thing I love the most is the gentle cycle that is so gentle, I can wash very delicate sweaters without a problem. Today, I would find a copy of Consumer Reports and see what they say about the market. They tell you all the ins and outs of ownership, including frequency of repairs, cost, etc...Good Luck! P.S. My husband would check the local trade papers for some pickey person getting rid of something because it wasn't the top of the line. Women who buy a new house that comes with a set often give them away, or very close to it! ;-)

I have a Whirlpool set that I just love! I'm not really sure of the model numbers or anything, but I can tell you they are kind of middle of the line - not the ones with the myriad of dials and options, but not the ones that are the simplest either. I really wanted timed dry and multiple head settings, and those tend to be in the mid range. I also wanted a pretty large capactity in both. I've had the set for just over a year and a half, and I have never regretted the purchase. Hope that helps some!

I just got the cabrio top load pair. I got them because they were in stock, fit in my space (you need a ton of clearance for a front loader), and they were still huge capacity. I LOVE them! Not even spit up or baby poop stands a chance-two stains my previous pair never handled well. They are engery efficient and water saving, too. The clear doors are a fun bonus. I hate doing laundry, but not in these machines! Again, Cabrio by Whirlpool-love them!

we just got a whirlpool deut front loader washer and dryer. i absolutely love it. i wash for a family of 5. you can put 16 pairs of jeans in one load with 1/2 of the washing ditergent of a normal washer. highly recommended!!!

Maytag is the best ever

I just wanted to let you know I absolutely love my LG TROMM HE washer and dryer. It was worth the money that the HE systems costs. I have seen a difference in my electric bill and do less load of laundry because they hold so much!! What used to be like 6-7 loads of laundry, I can now do in 3!! It is the best investment we have ever made!! Hope this helps some!!! Have a good day!!

LG with steam function. We have one in RED and LOVE IT!

Uses max 16 gallons per load, unlike the traditional washer which uses 30 to 60 gallons of water per load. Energy Efficient and pretty :)

I bought a washer last year, Kenmore Elite - Oasis HE. It is a top loading instead of a front loader but I LOVE IT!! I have never had a seconds buyers remorse. It uses less water than the old traditional machines, I can wash 2-3 times as much laundry at a time and it dries in the same amount of time that one load did in my old machine. This is because the spin cycle is so much faster. I haven't replaced my dryer yet but I love the washer so much (I can't say enough good about it, I love it!) that I would absolutely look at the companion dryer. I also found the girl that I worked with at Sears, very knowledgable and helpful. A little more money but worth every penny!

FYI - Sears has a scratch & dent store on Thompson Lane I believe - it's been awhile since I've been there but if you're willing to have a scratch you can save anywhere from 20-60%!

I just purchased a Caprio washer and dryer, (think that's right I am not at home to look) from Sears. I am extremely pleased its the extra large capacity type. I have a king sized bed so my comforter fits well inside. You can set temp settings, time and its a touch screen, also has a setting for dry clean only clothes. GOOD LUCK

I just had mine replaced and the repair guy said that GE is expensive to fix if it breaks.

I was just looking at this LG washer and dryer in One!!! Awesome item to have you put the clothes in to wash and once they are finished washing the machine automatically dries the clothes too!! With a full house this is the best way to go!!
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My husband and I did our research and we found the best prices at Lowes. Washer - Roper by Whirlpool HD/SC/8cycle/2speed combo Dryer - also Roper by Whirlpool HD/SC/7cycle/4temp. Hope not to late. Check to see if they will remove old so you don't have to. Sometimes they run free delivery and haul away with mail in rebate.

K. P

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