Impeller Versus Agitator....Which Do You Recommend?

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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:01 am » wrote: I have the same issue with space.
We were lucky to find an 18 cubic foot fridge that fit.
We thought we were going to have to get a 16 cubic foot, which is too small.

We got a Maytag fridge this time.
I'm happy with it.
Now I just need to get the ice maker installed.


I don't like the GE. I thought it was going to break. It was whistling.. LOLOL
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Racetex(RSIG) » 06 Aug 2020, 8:21 am » wrote:
Misty » 05 Aug 2020, 6:41 pm » wrote: I will move this to the Water Cooler after a while, but since I didn't think many people would see it there, I decided to post it here first.

We just got a new refrigerator last week and now we need a new washer.
Appliance always seem to break down in threes, so I wonder what will be next.

We ordered a washer with an impeller and no agitator to be delivered on August 20th.

I have never had one of those before, so I need some advice from those who have a washing machine with an impeller.

Do you like it better than machines with agitators?

This is the machine we ordered.

Hands down the best washer we have had. 

https://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/LGWADREBS98.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=LGWADREBS98
Nice looking machines, but no more LG appliances for me.
The fridge we just got rid of was an LG.

Do you have an electric or gas dryer?
I want to buy the matching dryer to the washer I'm getting, but we would need a plumber to come in and disconnect the gas from the old dryer, then come back and reconnect the new one and my husband doesn't want any strange people in the house right now.
He's a bit of a germaphobe and this virus thing is not good for germaphobes.

The gas dryers cost a little more than the electric ones.
This is the matching dryer to the washer we ordered.


 
 
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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:20 am » wrote: Nice looking machines, but no more LG appliances for me.
The fridge we just got rid of was an LG.

Do you have an electric or gas dryer?
I want to buy the matching dryer to the washer I'm getting, but we would need a plumber to come in and disconnect the gas from the old dryer, then come back and reconnect the new one and my husband doesn't want any strange people in the house right now.
He's a bit of a germaphobe and this virus thing is not good for germaphobes.

The gas dryers cost a little more than the electric ones.
This is the matching dryer to the washer we ordered.


Funny question really, we have electric downstairs and gas upstairs. Not sure why but we have no gas hookup downstairs. With that said, I like the gas better. 

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Rock » 06 Aug 2020, 8:47 am » wrote:
Misty » 05 Aug 2020, 10:30 pm » wrote: Basically an impeller is a washing machine without an agitator.


I've heard they use less water and are a lot gentler on your clothes than washers with an agitator.
My son has one and he has three kids, so they do a lot of laundry and he seems to like it.

I'm a little nervous because the GE machine we are replacing is only 4 years old, and I don't want to make another mistake.

I will never buy an LG appliance again.
The fridge we just had to replace was an LG.
Every time we opened the refrigerator door, the freezer door would pop open and stay open.
It was a pain in the ***.
There were many times when somebody accidentally left it open and everything in the freezer defrosted.
Then recently it started leaking water into both the freezer and fridge.
We figured it had to be from the water line for the ice maker, but it still kept happening after we shut off the water.

Living in the sticks is also a pain in the *** sometimes.
We ordered one fridge from Lowe's and after waiting 3 days for delivery, they brought us one that was all dented.
So then we ordered one from Home Depot.
The new fridge did not come with the ice maker installed and Home Depot would not install it.
Between the pandemic and living in the sticks, I can't find anyone who will install it.
I found a Maytag video on YouTube that walks you through the whole process.
I showed it to my son and he said he could do it, no problem.
Unlike his father, he's very handy.
I hope he can do it soon because I'm tired of dealing with filling ice trays.
I'm spoiled, I know.
Yep that's just like the one we have, except ours is stainless steel. It takes very little water but I don't fell like the clothes get completely clean. 

We have several LG products. Our washing machine, our dishwasher, a TV. I like them well enough.
We had an LG TV in the living room.
I wasn't crazy about it.
We go through TVs like crazy.
Hubby likes to replace them every couple of years just for the hell of it and he gives the old ones away.
He did buy me a nice Samsung TV for my She-Den.


 
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sootedupCyndi » 06 Aug 2020, 11:13 am » wrote: I don't like the GE. I thought it was going to break. It was whistling.. LOLOL
Is Maytag American? Never heard of it.

I go with German makes, like Bosch and Miele.

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Famagusta » 06 Aug 2020, 11:33 am » wrote: Is Maytag American? Never heard of it.

I go with German makes, like Bosch and Miele.
Well It used to be. Probably made in china now.         

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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:33 am » wrote: We had an LG TV in the living room.
I wasn't crazy about it.
We go through TVs like crazy.
Hubby likes to replace them every couple of years just for the hell of it and he gives the old ones away.
He did buy me a nice Samsung TV for my She-Den.


 
People are nuts with tv's. My husband works for environmental services and the sites are stupid with perfectly good tv's.
I have a 50" Vizio with a Bose Sound bar in my bedroom.
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Racetex(RSIG) » 06 Aug 2020, 11:32 am » wrote:
Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:20 am » wrote: Nice looking machines, but no more LG appliances for me.
The fridge we just got rid of was an LG.

Do you have an electric or gas dryer?
I want to buy the matching dryer to the washer I'm getting, but we would need a plumber to come in and disconnect the gas from the old dryer, then come back and reconnect the new one and my husband doesn't want any strange people in the house right now.
He's a bit of a germaphobe and this virus thing is not good for germaphobes.

The gas dryers cost a little more than the electric ones.
This is the matching dryer to the washer we ordered.

Funny question really, we have electric downstairs and gas upstairs. Not sure why but we have no gas hookup downstairs. With that said, I like the gas better.
I've been in PA for ten years now and I haven't been able to get used to cooking on an electric stove.
I can never quite adjust the burners right.
In NY I always had a gas stove.
I need to see flames.
 
 
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AnnoyedLiberall » 06 Aug 2020, 11:37 am » wrote:
Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:33 am » wrote: We had an LG TV in the living room.
I wasn't crazy about it.
We go through TVs like crazy.
Hubby likes to replace them every couple of years just for the hell of it and he gives the old ones away.
He did buy me a nice Samsung TV for my She-Den.
People are nuts with tv's. My husband works for environmental services and the sites are stupid with perfectly good tv's.
I have a 50" Vizio with a Bose Sound bar in my bedroom.
Free.
My husband gives them away, mostly to my son who has three boys.
I have a Bose Sound bar in my living room.
I need one for the bedroom because the sound on that TV is kind of tinny.
 
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BlueDevil » 06 Aug 2020, 10:39 am » wrote: My wife bought an LG front loader when we bought our house. She loves it.  We have two kids who don't appear to be running around in dirty/stained clothes.  So I'm guessing it does its job.  

I have a Kenmore with an agitator purchased by my grandmother in 1994. I had hookups installed in our pool house, and that's where I wash my clothes. After they're done I bring them inside and us the LG dryer. I'm 37. I don't trust a washing machine that doesn't fill up with water.

That washer is a tank too. I had to replace the spin switch, but other than that, it's still going strong after 26 years.
I remember when appliances used to last that long.
When I was growing up we had an old fridge in the garage that was like a hundred years old. 
They never died.

The washer I am replacing is only 4 years old.
GE wants $118 just to show up at our house, plus parts and labor.
We only paid about $500 for it, and we've never been all that happy with it, so we decided to get a new one.
 
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Famagusta » 06 Aug 2020, 11:33 am » wrote:
sootedupCyndi » 06 Aug 2020, 11:13 am » wrote: I don't like the GE. I thought it was going to break. It was whistling.. LOLOL
Is Maytag American? Never heard of it.

I go with German makes, like Bosch and Miele.
Maytag was probably one of the biggest washing machine manufacturers in the U.S..
They are now owned by Whirlpool.

Those of us of a certain age grew up watching their TV commercials featuring Jesse White as The Maytag Man.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHsxPEAUOI

 
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We have an impeller and it works as good as an agitator

We sprung for the steel drum on our washer and dryer because without steel, the inside can rust and stain clothes, which greatly cuts the life of the appliance
 

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sootedupCyndi » 06 Aug 2020, 11:34 am » wrote:
Famagusta » 06 Aug 2020, 11:33 am » wrote: Is Maytag American? Never heard of it.

I go with German makes, like Bosch and Miele.
Well It used to be. Probably made in china now.      
The prices on appliances have gone up quite a bit since we bought our last washer 4 years ago.
Thanks to Trump's steel tariffs.

Earlier in this thread, I said that things always seem to break down in threes.
Well, we just had to get a new fridge, now we need a new washer, and yesterday a blade broke off on our lawn mower.

It's very rocky around here, so lawn mowers don't last very long.
We seem to need a new one every year.
 
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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 12:03 pm » wrote: The prices on appliances have gone up quite a bit since we bought our last washer 4 years ago.
Thanks to Trump's steel tariffs.

Earlier in this thread, I said that things always seem to break down in threes.
Well, we just had to get a new fridge, now we need a new washer, and yesterday a blade broke off on our lawn mower.

It's very rocky around here, so lawn mowers don't last very long.
We seem to need a new one every year.
I have a broken down car, and a smoking lawnmower.. and my washer doesn't swish. LOLOL  

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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:56 am » wrote: Maytag was probably one of the biggest washing machine manufacturers in the U.S..
They are now owned by Whirlpool.

Those of us of a certain age grew up watching their TV commercials featuring Jesse White as The Maytag Man.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHsxPEAUOI
Thanks. 

I like top loader washing machines, but as we have to pay for every drop of water we use here, front loaders are the most economical. And over the years, during my sojourns in the USA, I’ve noticed more front loaders setting up residence in American laundry rooms.

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GeorgeWashington » 06 Aug 2020, 12:00 pm » wrote: We have an impeller and it works as good as an agitator

We sprung for the steel drum on our washer and dryer because without steel, the inside can rust and stain clothes, which greatly cuts the life of the appliance
Okay good.
I just checked.
It has a stainless steel drum.


 
 
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sootedupCyndi » 06 Aug 2020, 12:06 pm » wrote:
Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 12:03 pm » wrote: The prices on appliances have gone up quite a bit since we bought our last washer 4 years ago.
Thanks to Trump's steel tariffs.

Earlier in this thread, I said that things always seem to break down in threes.
Well, we just had to get a new fridge, now we need a new washer, and yesterday a blade broke off on our lawn mower.

It's very rocky around here, so lawn mowers don't last very long.
We seem to need a new one every year.
I have a broken down car, and a smoking lawnmower.. and my washer doesn't swish. LOLOL
We're kind of in the same boat.
Hubby just told me some of the blinds in the family room need to be replaced.
Excuse my language, but when it rains, it **** pours.
 
 
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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 12:10 pm » wrote: We're kind of in the same boat.
Hubby just told me some of the blinds in the family room need to be replaced.
Excuse my language, but when it rains, it **** pours.
Yes it does. The lights in my basement blew out and the chainsaw is in the shop.      I feel ill. I DO have a rotton life.  

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Famagusta » 06 Aug 2020, 12:07 pm » wrote:
Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 11:56 am » wrote: Maytag was probably one of the biggest washing machine manufacturers in the U.S..
They are now owned by Whirlpool.

Those of us of a certain age grew up watching their TV commercials featuring Jesse White as The Maytag Man.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZHsxPEAUOI
Thanks. 

I like top loader washing machines, but as we have to pay for every drop of water we use here, front loaders are the most economical. And over the years, during my sojourns in the USA, I’ve noticed more front loaders setting up residence in American laundry rooms.
Yes, front loaders have become more popular, but I keep reading that people have issues with an odor coming from mold developing in the doors.

The top loader we ordered is what they call a High Efficiency machine which us supposed to use less water.

But they recommend that you use a High Efficiency detergent with it, which to me just means expensive.

 
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Misty » 06 Aug 2020, 10:53 am » wrote: No. I don't have the space for a side by side.
We bought an 18 cubic foot top freezer fridge.
It goes under a cabinet and we could not go over 66 inches in height.
The fridge we got is 65 and 3/8 inches in height.
Just made it.
Wuss.

Our last fridge decided to die all at once.
No slow decline to let us know.
On a Friday evening.
Right after I had emptied out the last one's freezer  and restocked it with a fortune in meat.
We ran to Best Buy in a panic Saturday morning, looking for a floor model that they could deliver that day.
Found a very nice Samsung.
Such idiots, or so panicked, that we didn't even measure.  LOL.
When the guys came, it was too tall for the cabinets.
Told my husband: "Get the Sawzall".
LOLOL.

 
 
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