Washers

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 reintroduction in 1997.   I am not recommending any front load washers.

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.

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 have experienced a high incidence of failure and have a short life, therefore are not recommended.

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

Brand Type Manufacturer Our Rating & Comments
Amana Top Loader

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Whirlpool E  Same as Whirlpool / New design / Many service issues / 3-5 yr lifespan / Disposable machine
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
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 Frig/Electrolux C  Small capacity
GE Top Loader GE E  Too many problems to list / Very expensive parts
GE Front Loader LG D  Too many problems to list / New design
Haier Haier/China E  No part availability
Kenmore Top Loader Fisher/Paykel D  Design flaws / Many problems / Foreign objects can collect in outer tub / Pump issues
Kenmore Elite Oasis

No Agitator

Fisher/Paykel D  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

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Whirlpool E  New Model/Many problems / 3-5 yr lifespan / Disposable machine
Kenmore/Stack Front Loader LG E  Poor warranty support / Made in S. Korea / Poor part availability / Not recommended
LG Front Loader LG E  Poor warranty support / Made in S. Korea / Poor part availability / Not recommended
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  This machine bankrupted Maytag Corporation / Maytag label now owned by Whirlpool
Maytag Top Loader

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Whirlpool E  New Model / Many problems / 3-5 yr lifespan / Disposable machine
Miele Front Loader Miele N/R No par availability / Small capacity
Roper/Estate No longer available
Speed Queen Top Loader Speed Queen A  Best Buy / Metal tub / Belt drive / Metal trans gears / Robust / Sturdy / Dependable
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 D  Many service issues
Whirlpool Top Loader

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Whirlpool E  New Model / Many problems / 3-5 yr lifespan / Disposable machine