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 Posted: Fri Sep 24th, 2010 01:18 pm
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growinupinfl wrote: So is the general consensus that the Samsung is the most reliable?   Yes we do a LOTS AND LOTS of laundry in this house... So my main thing is wanting something that will not break down within the first 2 years...   What would be the advise on loading the machine.   I have been told you can fill the drum up lightly packed, then the repair man that we finally had come out to pronounce the machine as dead, said that we should have never filled the drum up past about half to two thirds full.   So let me know what you think.  I will hopefully be buying a new machine later this afternoon..


Reliability with that much laundry is a challenge without going to *commercial* laundry equipment.

Your family does the equivalent of 3 years worth of laundry in a single year.

For top loading washers---Speed Queen ( offers a durable / rugged design. Tub size is limited to 3.3 cu ft---not much better than the old washer.

I don't recommend Speed Queen front loaders---we've had too many issues with shaking during the spin cycle even on concrete floor. This washer is also offered only with a 3.3 cu ft tub.

Front load washers can be loaded with laundry---all the way to the "12 o'clock" position of the drum. When laundry becomes soaked with water---this load size will drop to approximately 2/3 of the drum.

Problems will occur if laundry is "compressed" or pushed---to make additional room to squeeze in more clothing.

The *only* exception to this would be all-in-one combo washer / dryers.

Since the combo washer / dryer----washes AND dries laundry in the same tub---it is recommended that laundry be loaded 1/2 to 2/3 to allow better and somewhat faster dry time (in the dry cycle).

Last edited on Fri Sep 24th, 2010 01:21 pm by john63