1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 6:29 PM

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:46 PM

Hate my front loader! Top loader all the way!

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:47 PM

Front - I’m short.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:48 PM

Top loader! I’ve heard Front loaders breakdown a lot

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:52 PM

Top. even cleaning front all the time they mold!

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:53 PM

We have front loading on pedestals. No bending. No concern for any water on the floor.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 7:54 PM

Top LOader

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:05 PM

Have a front loader and you cannot add clothes once cycle has started. Plus, my daughter's front loader seal broke during wash, door opened and water flooded floor.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:06 PM

Front loaders are high maintenance. You can’t close the door when not in use, because mold builds up and it smells. If you have a problem it’s expensive to fix. we have one and have had two $150 problems in about 10 years. A third I fixed myself for like $10. Top loaders - I haven’t had one in over 10 years but never had issues with them before. When we purchase again, I’ll stick with front because of how the basement is laid out. Otherwise I’d go with top

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:11 PM

Rookie Front Loader here ! W/drawer under to save my back. So far so good & after seeing all these posts! What am in for? LOL Yikes!

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:11 PM

Top. The front losers mold

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:17 PM

Top loader. We have the front loader and are NOT fans at all

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:17 PM

There is no mold issue if you follow manufacturer instructions to NOT close the door. Have had for a few years now. No mold, no service calls. (Maytag)

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:20 PM

Top. I hate our front loader too.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:23 PM

Front loader because I’m to short to reach the clothes in the bottom of a top loader

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:24 PM

Front. So much easier for me bc im short

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:28 PM

In short: front loaders. energy efficiency, capacity and better on clothes As long as you clean the filters at bottom of washer and clean periodically around the rubber ring at the door… No mold issues…

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:28 PM

Top. Speed Queen with agitator. Best out there and great warranty

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:30 PM

Top loader. I have the LG no agitator in the middle. and LOVE IT . had the front loader it molds so bad and fast.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:32 PM

I went back to top loader as well! No agitator.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:33 PM

We just got a top loader and love it. GE with infusor. Works for washing clothes and our sheets and comforter.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:34 PM

Top and a speed queen! Best machine I’ve ever had! It’s coming with me wherever I move!

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:53 PM

Front loader, uses less water, more efficient and no center spindles as in many top loaders that can ruin clothes.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 8:54 PM

Top loader you want! front loaders are the worst, leak very easily, a waste of money, brake easier, smell horrible after awhile. Machine we’re not made to be put on their side to function better, water sits and doesn’t drain properly. Sorry but my dad was an appliance repair man for over 60yrs, owned his own business and knew his shit. Taught me everything I know and I can repair my own stuff for the most part.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:01 PM

Melissa Palka lmao this topic always makes me laugh

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:02 PM

Front is convenient and looks cool. Creates a lot of problems where we have had to have it fixed twice in two years. Top loader, old school, never a problem. I may need to lean over for a random sock but I wish i didn’t go for the shiny new object.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:04 PM

I have a top loader no agitator and hate it. Basically because it’s a high efficiency machine uses less water but I don’t ever feel like any item is clean. My black stuff has residue on it all the time. A hand towel will still be folded in half after a wash cycle. I hate it. I miss my old school huge Maytag! Now I wash stuff twice some times. Super efficient 🙄

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:04 PM

Top loaders are the best. Better to fix your old one too. The new ones aren’t as good.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:06 PM

1000000% a front loader. My husband has been fixing appliances for over 15 years and will never recommended a top loader. Especially new ones. Many have floating baskets that break so easily. People think no agitator means they can stuff it full of stuff, so they do. And they break them. Plus your clothes are not getting near as clean without the agitator. Front loaders are so easy. You can either dry the seal or leave the door cracked to avoid the seal getting moldy. My parents have had the same front load units for 16 years and they've replaced the seal 1 time, because my husband did it for free when they moved, not because they needed it. I've never dried my seal in the 2 years weve lived here, tho it helps. We just leave our door cracked. Our machine actually looks like its closed when its cracked so its not like the door is wide open. If you must have a top loader get the most basic machine possible, with an agitator. My husband has fixed far more top loaders then front loaders.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 9:45 PM

I hate my top loader with no agitator. It gets unbalanced easily. I just don’t like how little water is in there. However I do like I can add an item after the cycle starts

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 10:09 PM

Fronts are better than tops now unless you get a speed queen or amana. I believe those are the only ones with am agitator.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 10:11 PM

Will never buy a front loader again. Mildew builds up easily in the drum and detergent tray. It smells musty and makes clothes smell bad. You have to religiously use the washing machine cleaner. Our repair guy said he would never recommend those front loaders. Said best one is top load whirlpool, with agitator.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 10:33 PM

Top only. You cannot add to a front loader once you start the machine. I often need to add items.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 10:45 PM

Top loader. No stink!

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 11:03 PM

I have a front loader. I happily replaced my agitator free top loader. I average 20 loads per week (3 teenage boys) and everything gets so clean! I keep the door open whenever it’s not in use and open ASAP after each cycle . no stink! Mine has an “add garment” option that allows the machine to pause pretty much immediately and unlocks to add items. LG brand purchased at Abt

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 11:27 PM

I have one of each: a front loader, a top-loading agitator and a top-loading impeller (no joke, due to rental properties) and love my front loader best. Gets things much cleaner than our old Maytag top loader with agitator or my brand new Maytag top loader with an impeller. My elderly Mom is incontinent and the front loading Electrolux is the only one that gets the pee smell out of her pajamas. I also had a light pink blouse that I loved that somehow got an intractable yellow stain on it. Couldn’t bring myself to discard it, so I left it tucked away for years. When I took delivery on my Electrolux front loader the first thing I ran in there was the pink blouse with the yellow stain of five years. The stain was gone by the end of that cycle! Hallelujah. The only caveat is that I leave the door (and the dispenser drawer) open most of the time, or at least a day after a load. It is now 8 years old and I have never had mildew or any kind of bad scent inside the washing compartment. I do scrub the fabric softener dispenser with bleach every 6-12 months. The only reason I did not buy front loaders for the rentals is because I did not want open doors on my washers with vacation renters around them.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 11:38 PM

Front loader! Got a big one from LG and it’s AMAZING. Is it possible to love an appliance? I think it is.

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1 month ago on 02/21/2020 at 11:56 PM

So Elizabeth, aren’t you glad you asked? 🤣🤣🤣 111 responses so I figure one more won’t be too much of a burden on you. We had the same top loading washer w/ agitator since moving to Park Ridge almost 30 years ago. absolutely the best and got tons of use. Made a hasty purchase of a new top loader last year and boy did I screw up! I forgot to GET ONE WITH AGITATOR! You haven’t lived til you try unraveling two or three king size sheet that have turned into a cotton wringlet😜😜 I will always go with top loader so just wanted to let you know before you make the mistake I made. Just a side note, all our appliances are from Abt, Glenview. you can’t beat them for service after sale. Good luck and happy shopping😊

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 7:20 AM

I have top loader Whirlpool, energy efficient. love it

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 9:13 AM

Both are great as long as you don't get the middle agitator in the top load. I have had every design and the middle agitator is hard on your washables. As with anything, if you follow the instructions, you will not have issues with mold etc. Btw, I got mold in a top loader, didn't think possible but is.

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 9:31 AM

More capacity in a top loader.

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 10:02 AM

Top - I have heard from too many that the front loaders leak because the door can shift from very little pressure.

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 10:28 AM

Having had two front loaders because I heard they were best- next time top loader!

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 10:31 AM

Recently had our washer fail. I repaired and it lasted 2 more washes before it went down for good. 😕. At the time Speed Queen had a deal that extended their warranty to 10 years parts AND LABOR. Paid more than we wanted to but very happy with the quality of the washer. It's a top loader and we do leave the top open when not in use. We like the full size agitator in the drum. Made in the USA if that's important to you. We bought at ABT which usually gives a discount (we have bought pretty much all appliances there for decades so YMMV) Models before 2018 have some bad reviews. The wash cycles have been updated in new models and are rated better. Works well for us and having recent issues with washing machine, dishwasher and stove, I really like the peace of mind with the long warranty.

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 11:54 AM

My mother hated her front loader. Also said it didn't clean well

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1 month ago on 02/22/2020 at 2:17 PM

Elizabeth Ringelstein there is so much inaccurate information in this post its insane. I worked in appliance parts and my husband has been fixing them for over 15 years.

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1 month ago on 02/23/2020 at 11:06 AM

Top loader for reasons stated.

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