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Seems like every washing machine I ever used had the same problem: it twisted the arms of my shirts and the legs of my pants. The machines put such deep creases into the clothing that drying didn't remove them.

I'm thinking about buying a new washer/dryer combo. Are the new machines any better, or should I just be glad I know to steam clothes?
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. White
Seems like every washing machine I ever used had the same problem: it twisted the arms of my shirts and the legs of my pants. The machines put such deep creases into the clothing that drying didn't remove them. I'm thinking about buying a new washer/dryer combo. Are the new machines any better, or should I just be glad I know to steam clothes?
Are you using top-loading machines? Switch to front-loaders. Also, if you're going to wash expensive/nice clothing in the washer, it's worth investing some serious coin in a high-end washer. There is a world of difference between the sputtering, rusted, Soviet-era hulk in your typical apartment building and the sleek, many-cycled, whisper-quiet machines at the higher end of today's lines. There isn't as big a difference as marketers would have you believe between high-end and low-end (or even between high-end and midrange) in most home appliance categories. But in the world of washers and dryers, there's a pretty noticeable range in performance and quality. Unfortunately, not in reliability. Pretty much all washers and dryers will break down or start to develop "personality" after about five years of heavy use.
 

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Originally Posted by Don Carlos
sputtering, rusted, Soviet-era hulk

That's an interesting commentary on the technology of consumer appliances. I'll remember that. Thanks.
 

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I've got a whirlpool side loading washer/dryer: it is like opium.
 

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Reinforcing that, front loaders FTW. The mechanics are straightforward. Instead of the clothes getting wrapped around one another and the spindle, they just continuously fall. Far more efficient as well.
 

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