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    Default Be afraid......................

    I didn't realize how far behind the curve I was. The washer took a dump, so I had to go shop for a new washer. I hate shopping. I now have a washer that talks to itself, talks to a matching dryer, if necessary, and talks to the wife's phone. Cleans itself, dries itself, and knows how much soap you use, unless you use the auto dispenser, and it lets you know if it's too little or too much. It has settings I've never seen. 5 temps, 5 spin speeds. Wi-Fi, anti-mold seals and rubber drain hose. It's not even an expensive model. Be afraid.................

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    Yup, we got a set of those too. I'm trying to identify the song it plays when it's done washing. It's a familiar tune, some classical piece. And no, not the Irish Washer Woman, though they really should use that one.
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    I just had to buy a dryer. There were a lot of those talking machines. My strategy is avoid anything with wifi, or that talks to you or tells you what to do, that's what wife's do. I found one just plain dial, 2 or 3 different cycles, pretty much like the old one. Wife helped pick it out and she says it works fine and dandy. Life is good.
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    I just saw a review on the new appliances on the news. They had to say FIX and KEEP old ones if you can. They went on to say due to the technology on todays appliances you will be lucky to get over 5 years out of them. They said average lives on older ones is generally over 20 years.
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    I got 19 years out of the old washer. Dryers are much easier to purchase. In this neck of the woods, you won't find a new/older model washer anywhere. What makes me nervous is the motherboard. I've heard and read that if you have a bad one, it will usually go right away. Otherwise, life expectancy is 2 1/2 to 3 yrs. Most people, when they find out that a motherboard is $450, they just buy a new one. What a scam..............

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    We tried to repair but the cost was about equal to new. Repair guy said 8 years was about life expectancy for a dryer. We had it we figured 13 years.
    I contacted a local "Real Appliance Store" not like Lowes, Home Depot etc and found a model that fit the bill. Contacted for delivery and guy came back, said that model was no longer produced and recommended a commercial model when I asked in the same price range. One I picked was like 475 or so, his commercial was on sale for 999. Went back to Lowes.....go figure.
    In Memory of Paul "Dietrich" Stines.
    Dad: Say something nice to your cousin Shirley
    Dietrich: For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much.
    Cue sound of Head slap.

    RIP Muggsy & TMan

    "If you are a warrior legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that JOCKO will not come today."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    I just had to buy a dryer. There were a lot of those talking machines. My strategy is avoid anything with wifi, or that talks to you or tells you what to do, that's what wife's do. I found one just plain dial, 2 or 3 different cycles, pretty much like the old one. Wife helped pick it out and she says it works fine and dandy. Life is good.
    My next washing machine if at all possible will be a top loader with a simple single knob to select the cycle you want. We have a front loader that has been a pain since day one 15 years ago. I have ordered parts, torn it down to bare bones twice to fix drum issues. Parts Cost was cheap but that was when I found out whatever brand you get they are all made with the same parts, and they are all the same cheap quality. I here that refrigerators are the same way too with a 20% failure rate the first year.

    I told the wife that she grew up washing clothes by hand and didnít see why she even needed a washing machine. That didnít go over too well.
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    I bought the wife a brand new spanking wash board and galvanized tub some 30+ years back, and both are going strong today. The washer itself has complained and is a bit slower than it used to be, but keeps chugging along. I did buy a brand new dryer this year for our anniversary. Seems the old one broke after many faithful years of hanging clothes and hides on it for many, many years. Hope this dryer works just as long. As a plus, that dryer also attracts a wide of array of birds, so we never have to worry about putting dinner on the table. I'm a pretty fair shot with my old .22, head shots every time!

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    Ours are front loaders and the washer is down so low I can barely reach the back to get my damp undies out. If my back is hurting I need a grabber stick. The dryer is on top.

    The motherboard ainít so bad, itís the wifeboard thatís really hard to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqtszhj View Post
    My next washing machine if at all possible will be a top loader with a simple single knob to select the cycle you want. We have a front loader that has been a pain since day one 15 years ago. I have ordered parts, torn it down to bare bones twice to fix drum issues. Parts Cost was cheap but that was when I found out whatever brand you get they are all made with the same parts, and they are all the same cheap quality. I here that refrigerators are the same way too with a 20% failure rate the first year.

    I told the wife that she grew up washing clothes by hand and didnít see why she even needed a washing machine. That didnít go over too well.
    I tried that clothes line and wash board deal on my wife. I totally relate to it not going over well. Our dryers have always been front load, washers always top load. Front load full of water and soap just never made sense to me.
    In Memory of Paul "Dietrich" Stines.
    Dad: Say something nice to your cousin Shirley
    Dietrich: For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much.
    Cue sound of Head slap.

    RIP Muggsy & TMan

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