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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Help me buy a washer and dryer...

So we are sick of walking 1/4 mile to use the apartments crappy washers and dryers, and are shopping for something used but reliable. I'm looking on craigslist and I dont know where to start. Every set I see is either for like $600 or $150. Well hell for $600 I might as well go $100 more and get an entry level Whirlpool with a warranty. $150 would be nice but I don't want it breaking down on me in a month either. Help me guys I don't know crap about appliances. What am I looking for?

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Re: Help me buy a washer and dryer...

You may look at the $150 ones. I sold a set I had for $200 just because I wanted them gone. I got a new set of front loaders and sold the 3 of 4 year old set that came with the house that were in perfect working order.

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new ones suck, ours had broke a few times already. My grandmas was well over 20 years old and was still kicking strong until she moved to a new house.

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Re: Help me buy a washer and dryer...

The best thing I can tell you is to find reviews online and read them. Beyond that there's the whole front-load vs. top-load washer discussion. Front loaders use a fraction of the amount of water that a top load does, and tend to get your clothes dryer by themselves as they tend to have much higher spin speeds. If you have the space then you could just get a front load washer, put everything on extra spin and then hang the clothes to dry. Front loaders are generally considered to be the ritzy new fangled technology that all the rich people have. In reality front loading washers have been around longer than top loaders. Most of the problems that people tend to have with any washer (that I know of) generally ends up be related to the electronics anyway which of course there are more of in new models than there were in the ones our parents purchased.

My wife and I bought a set of fridgedaire front loaders about three years ago. Just recently (maybe the last couple of months) the washer started acting up and is having problems with the fabric softener/bleach dispenser. From what I've discovered I need to replace one of the two boards in the washer for about $120. Despite that I absolutely love our washer dryer. They work very well, and are both super quiet.... our guests are always surprised that we're running a load of laundry when they come over.


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Go to sears and lowes many time they have scratch and dents for low low price..

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