All Brand Service, Inc.

Major Appliance Repair

 

New Product Recommendations

Washers

I recommend using powdered soap.

 

This information is provided to our valued customers. All Brand is a service company. We do not sell these products.  Models change frequently.  This is general information about brands, our experience based on their performance, and feedback we get from our clients. 

For questions about specific models and features, please call the manufacturer of the product for complete information.

Front load washers have changed a great deal since their debut 15 years ago.  

New designs are less expensive and offer more features but life span is short and failures are frequent. Very few of my customers are happy with results and most would not buy another. 

The energy efficient top load machines are selling briskly but washability is poor, and tangled up clothes are a common complaint.

I am not recommending any front load washers.

Cold water washing in temperatures below 65 is not recommended on any machine. If during the winter your tap water is colder than 65, you should use a warm or hot wash cycle to get clothes cleaner and dissolve the soap completely.

My recommendation for top load washers is Speed Queen. It is the only washer made with heavy duty metal inner and outer tubs that keep machines from shaking and walking in the spin cycle.

Energy efficient top loaders such as Bravos, Cabrio & Oasis have experienced a high incidence of failure and have a short life, therefore are not recommended.

 

The Speed Queen top load washer gets my highest recommendation.

This washer is available through Soukup's Hardware and Appliance Store, Glen Ellyn, IL. 

 

Electronic controls are
expensive and temperamental, 
with no better performance

Front load stack
washer and dryer

Tub boot on front loaders
frequently have a problem
with a mold and mildew smell

Most machines have 
plastic outer tubs

Metal outer tub is only available on 
Speed Queen models

HE Series - Top Load Washer 

NOT a good choice

   

    High Efficiency washers have no center post agitator.  

    Performance is questionable.

Front load washer prices have plummeted since 

demand and satisfaction is low.

 

 

 

 

Note: the Sears Kenore label has multiple manufacturers, as listed by percentages below.

 

 

When purchasing a Kenmore product, check the model number to determine who manufactured 

the product.

A) Best Buy  B)  Good Equipment  C)  Just Average  D) Below Average  E) Not Recommended

Brand Type Manufacturer Our Rating & Comments
Amana Top Loader Whirlpool

D  Same as  Whirlpool

Asko Front Loader *Asko 

N/R  Limited part availability, 

        small capacity

Bosch Front Loader *Bosch

N/R  Limited part availability, 

       small capacity

Electrolux Top Loader Frig/Electrolux C  Same as Frigidaire, Short life
Fisher/Paykel Top Loader *Fisher/Paykel  E  Design flaws, many 

    problems, Foreign objects 

    can collect in outer tub, 

    Pump issues

Frigidaire Top Loader Frig/Electrolux C  Basic
Frig/Gallery Front Loader Fri/Electrolux C  Small capacity
GE Top Loader GE

Too many problems to list, 

    very expensive parts

GE Front Loader LG

D  Too many problems to list, 

    new design

Haier Haier/China

No part availability

Hotpoint Top Loader GE

E  Same as GE, Numerous 

    problems, very expensive 

    parts

Hotpoint Front Loader

D  Too many problems to list

Kenmore Top Loader Fisher/Paykel

D  Design flaws, many 

    problems, Foreign objects 

    can collect in outer tub, 

    Pump issues

Elite Oasis

No agitator

Fisher/Paykel Design flaws, many 

    problems, Foreign objects 

    can collect in outer tub, 

    Pump issues

Kenmore Front Loader LG

E  Poor warranty support,    

    Made in S. Korea, poor part 

    availability - Not 

    recommended.

Kenmore

Top Loader

Vertical Modular 

New Model D  Many problems
Kenmore/Stack Front Loader LG

E  Same as above. Not  

     recommended.

LG Front Loader LG E  Poor warranty support,    

    Made in S. Korea, poor part 

    availability

Maytag/Bravos

Top Loader

No agitator

Fisher/Paykel

E  Design flaws, many 

    problems, Foreign objects 

    can collect in outer tub, 

    Pump issues

Maytag/Neptune Front Loader Maytag

E  Many design flaws,   

    Expensive, Many recalls

Miele Front Loader *Miele

N/R  No parts available, small 

       capacity

Roper/Estate

No longer available

    Speed Queen Top Loader Speed Queen

A  Best Buy  Metal tub, Belt 

    drive, Metal trans gears

Whirlpool Top Loader With agitator Whirlpool

D  New design, many service issues

Whirlpool

Cabrio 

No agitator

Whirlpool

E  Design flaws, many 

    problems, Foreign objects 

    can collect in outer tub, 

    Pump issues

Whirlpool Front Load Duet *Whirlpool  Many service issues
Whirlpool Vertical Modular

Whirlpool

New Model

D  New design, many service issues