Front Load Washers some facts before purchase Part 1

Written by Donald Grummett


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Lastly, their design allows for a saving in floor space. Generally a front load washer is physically smaller than an equivalent top loader. This can be important if space is restricted such as in an apartment.

Are there disadvantages torepparttar purchase of a front loader? Yes.

A front loader costs more. Typically prices range from $850 to $1700. Due to its inherent complexity repairing these machines can be expensive. Plus, not every service company hasrepparttar 148275 expertise required to repair them.

So before purchase get assurances from your salesperson thatrepparttar 148276 manufacturer has a local factory authorized service agent. One experienced at repairing this new generation of machines.

Finally, mature consumers should be aware that these washers are lower torepparttar 148277 floor. Consequently, they require more bending over to retrieverepparttar 148278 clothes than would a top loader. This could be a major consideration for anyone with back problems. Manufacturers have responded by offering bases that raiserepparttar 148279 washer, but at an additional cost.

So if a washer replacement is in your future considerrepparttar 148280 front loader as one of your choices. Like all major purchases it should not be an impulsive decision. Do your homework, ask lots of questions, and be prepared to hear varied answers and opinions. Base your choice upon what is best for you, your circumstances and particular needs. Only then decide whether spendingrepparttar 148281 extra money on a front load washer will be to your advantage.



Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Donald Grummett has been in the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. Visit http://www.mgservices.ca to learn more invaluable information about your appliances.


Front Load Washers some facts before purchase Part 2

Written by Donald Grummett


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Can you do a cold-water wash? Yes, of course. If you need to wash delicates (lingerie or blouses) or other items in cold water go right ahead. For everyday (bedding, whites, permanent press) washing thoughrepparttar hot or warm wash, followed by a cold rinse will giverepparttar 148274 best overall results.

This problem has been recognized by manufacturers. Many are now adding a temperature sensor that will mixrepparttar 148275 hot and cold water to compensate forrepparttar 148276 ground water effects.

Lastly, poor washing practices can lead to odours from these machines. Do not leave wet clothes in them overnight. Do not allow dirt or grim to build up aroundrepparttar 148277 door or rubber boot whererepparttar 148278 clothes are inserted. It may even be a good idea to leaverepparttar 148279 door open slightly after usingrepparttar 148280 washer. This allowsrepparttar 148281 interior to dry. If there are small children in your home then wiperepparttar 148282 interior dry when finished washing then lockrepparttar 148283 door.

Also, it will be to your advantage to properly measure laundry products when using this type machine. Followrepparttar 148284 manufactures suggestions about amounts and types of products. If unsure, contactrepparttar 148285 manufacturer. Most have a customers service department or website that can answer all your queries.

It is my experience that North Americans tend to be sloppy washers. That is, we do not read instructions (men are much worse than women), measure, or use much care about household activities. Therefore, using a front loader washing machine may require a rethinking for consumers.

So if a front load washing machine is in your future be prepared to re-learn a few laundry practices. A small effort and an open mind will result in many years of trouble-free washing. And welcome torepparttar 148286 21st century.



Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Donald Grummett has been in the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. Visit http://www.mgservices.ca to learn more invaluable information about your appliances.


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