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Old 10-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #16
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Keep in mind there are two types of top loaders- with and without the center agitator. I will never go back to the conventional agitator-type top loader. They limit the amount of clothes you can wash and they use way more water then more modern washers. If you have a septic system like I do, you want to use less water to wash.

One advantage to the front loader is if you want to have a counter top over your washer and dryer. It also tends to be easier to transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer from the front loader.
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Keep in mind there are two types of top loaders- with and without the center agitator. I will never go back to the conventional agitator-type top loader. They limit the amount of clothes you can wash and they use way more water then more modern washers. If you have a septic system like I do, you want to use less water to wash.

One advantage to the front loader is if you want to have a counter top over your washer and dryer. It also tends to be easier to transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer from the front loader.
Jim, the top loader without the center agitator, how does that work?
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They are actually called High Efficiency top load washers. It uses an impeller rather than an agitator and conserves water similarly to a front loader by automatically filling with just enough water for the load that's in it. I'm not promoting this particular washer or Kenmore but the video describe it pretty well. http://www.sears.com/kenmore-4.5-cu-...&mktRedirect=y
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They are actually called High Efficiency top load washers. It uses an impeller rather than an agitator and conserves water similarly to a front loader by automatically filling with just enough water for the load that's in it. I'm not promoting this particular washer or Kenmore but the video describe it pretty well. http://www.sears.com/kenmore-4.5-cu-...&mktRedirect=y
I am glad the Speed Queen has improved this type impeller, that is what we have now and my wife hates it, it just twists the clothes very tight, no way for them to get clean the first wash. I think we are going the front loader, if we can, I appreciate the advice.
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So you already have one of these. I didn't know what you meant by "low profile" in your original post. That impeller should not be tearing clothes. I wonder if it is filling with enough water. The front loader doesn't have an impeller so should be gentler on the clothes. Just look for consumer reviews on the front loaders. If there are a lot of the same sort of complaints like, water leaks then that product should be avoided.
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So you already have one of these. I didn't know what you meant by "low profile" in your original post. That impeller should not be tearing clothes. I wonder if it is filling with enough water. The front loader doesn't have an impeller so should be gentler on the clothes. Just look for consumer reviews on the front loaders. If there are a lot of the same sort of complaints like, water leaks then that product should be avoided.
Jim, the impeller in ours doesn't look exactly like the SQ, ours just goes around in one direction and literally twist the clothes in a tight twist that we have to untwist and wash over. As tight as the clothes are twisted there is no way water can get into the clothes after it twists.

I also noticed on one washer on a video the tub turned one way and the impeller turned the other, our tub doesn't move while the impeller is working. I will look again at SQ and see what the difference is. If you are happy with your's it must be doing a good job, this GE isn't, for sure.

Here is a video of the washer we have except this one has a regular agitator, ours don't:
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Front loaders are great on cleaning and water conservation.

If you are on well water, thing long and hard about them first. We tried and tried to get ours to be "un-stinky" to no avail.

Wound up going back to a top loader that is now a huge PITB to get to balance.
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One thing you should know before bringing home your new and highly-efficient front-load washer is that this is not your mother's machine.
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One thing you should know before bringing home your new and highly-efficient front-load washer is that this is not your mother's machine.
Could you explain, I don't understand.

Win, I wonder if there is a way to keep the stink down.
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Could you explain, I don't understand.

Win, I wonder if there is a way to keep the stink down.
I never had the stink problem but I always left the door ajar, just didn't close it all the way unless I was washing.
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This year I've had a few and loyal family used the samsung. compared to other brands he is more durable. It seems to me.

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