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Chemist1961 07-31-2009 06:40 AM

I am thinking of upgrading Maytag LAT8435AAE large capacity top load washer approx 12 years old and a much older GE Dryer 30 + years model D530VWX.
Not sure where I can find the old capacity versus new. I know I can measure the drums but is the agitator part of the drum area or does anyone have specs on these two versus new front load combos.
The family/ 3 teenagers has a growing demand for clean laundry so I want to account for future demands.

applianceman 08-08-2009 12:00 AM

I am like you I don’t know any of the capacity figures but I can say that the GE front-loader has a much larger tub than anything else GE has (except for maybe the Harmony) an I believe the other GE top-loaders have tubs just as large or larger tub as that old Maytag of yours. I am almost certain the front-loader will have a much larger tub than what you have. I know this is not the answer you were looking for but maybe it will help.

As a side note that Maytag washer of yours was the best washer ever made in my opinion, I would hate to see it go. By best I mean most dependable that front-loader (any front-loader) will be a better machine in terms of performance and efficiency.

Chemist1961 08-20-2009 04:57 PM


Jacques 08-22-2009 06:53 AM

3.2 is about 18# which most washers were. don't know why they stopped rating them that way. marketing??

Jacques 08-22-2009 06:54 AM

p/s that LAT you have [may need repair]was a 30 year washer.

Chemist1961 08-26-2009 08:34 AM

Maytag is fine
Thanks again. The dryer I have overhauled several times since acquiring used with the house 20 years ago. The Washer has been bullet proof so far. Just thinking long term as I upgrade the laundry area.

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