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post #16 of 22
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Do not get one with auto water level sensing. I received one as a housewarming and I hate it so so much. I've broken into hives because the chemicals do not fully wash away.

I think just about every one I have seen has this feature.

I am also now looking at the Bosch 500 series, look pretty good and I can get the W+D @ a pretty good deal for about $1800 (instead on $2300)
post #17 of 22
I guess I can understand buying a new washer (the front loaders are neat--but how do you soak clothes in them?) but why a new dryer? This whole idea that they have to match seems like quite a racket to me.
post #18 of 22
I have a Stacked Maytag 500 series or something like that. It is better in every way compared to my parents Bosh units. It is super quiet, has very impressive weight, and hinges, and the steam cycle in the dryer to remove wrinkles works perfect.
post #19 of 22
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Do not get one with auto water level sensing. I received one as a housewarming and I hate it so so much. I've broken into hives because the chemicals do not fully wash away.

You are probably using too much soap. Make sure you buy the "HE" soap, and you need a very little amount. I was amazed at how little i have to use, and yet the clothes come out so clean.
post #20 of 22
I have a Miele and love it. I believe one of the aforementioned SF big timers also uses Miele if that's important to you. I started with Persil but it was a PITA to find so I just use 7th generation HE powder because it has a very short ingredient list and use about half the recommended amount.

--Andre
post #21 of 22
Bump. Looking for new W/D and it's not exactly an easy process. Every online review says something different and it seems like quality is inconsistent across all brands. Oh and warranties tend to be short. Leaning toward either going with Kenmore Elite front loaders since they're 25% off until the end of the month or Maytag Maximas because they sound like the w/d a warrior would buy, plus they say they have "commercial technology" (which hopefully translates to reliability) and the reviews from sears.com and lowes.com seem to be consistently good. I am tempted to buy some speed queens or other commercial front loaders with fewer features because at the end of the day I just want to buy it and never think about it again.

Given that this place if full of experts on everything, hoping someone will set me straight.
post #22 of 22
Whirlpool has an "Ambassador Program" just find someone in the company who can hook you up and the prices are pretty solid. You can probably move up a level in quality with the savings.
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