My three-year-old washing machine is broken to the tune of $1500. I am a little confused about how it can be $1500 worth of broken since it didn't cost that much new, but the fact remains that I am not paying that and need a new washing machine. There is some consolation in the fact that the washer came with the house so I didn't pay for it myself, but it is still aggravating to have the brand new (Kenmore, front loader, high-efficiency, didn't work that well to start with and dead in three years, in case you are thinking of buying one) washing machine broken while the twenty-year-old dryer works beautifully.
So, washing machines. I am researching, I need to buy one by this weekend at the outside because the old one broke at the beginning of laundry day not at the end, and even though the children and I and our laundry are visiting my mother on Friday, if I don't have a washer up in here by the end of next week I will have to start contemplating laundromats, and I would rather not because am a spoiled little rich girl and they always have uncomfortable chairs (although I could fairly decline to take the children with me - maybe I will delay buying a new washer in the name of some free time).
Anyway, I have one short, easy question. Is there anybody out there, anybody in the entire world, who has owned and used a front loader for at least a year and actually likes the thing? Mine wasn't all that great to start with and now is junk, and I seem to hear lots of complaints. The only benefit I can think of is that without the agitator I can wash my king-sized comforter, but the children rarely vomit on my bed these days and if it happens there is always the good old laundromat.
So tell me, love your front loader? I'm gonna be needing the model number on that. Or, bought something lately after days of careful research and willing to let me ride your coat tails? Would appreciate the advice.