About to close on a foreclosure that I have a contract on. The house doesn't have a refrigerator and the washer/dryer is one of those small one piece stacked units that you see in small apartments. So, I'm in the market for a new fridge and the wife wants a stainless side-by-side. I'm trying to keep it under $1,500...well under if possible. I'm looking at Whirlpools currently and I would like to keep it in the Whirlpool family. Anyone have any opinion of Whirlpool side-by-sides?
The washer and dryer need to fit in a smallish closet, so I've been looking at front loaders that I can stack. I wanted Whirlpool, but LG seems to have units with the least depth, which will help. I'm only working with about 32 inches of depth in the closet, so I'm trying to get something that will fit. Any opinions on LG front loader washers and dryers? They would give me the most room to work with, albeit not that much.
Side-by-sides suck, have her look at the french-door type, with the freezer on the bottom. I just bought an LG, but I went for the huge one (31 cubic ft) so it was around $2200. Good reviews on their products, so I picked up their front-load washer/dryer, too. Have had them for about six months with zero issues or complaints from the wife.
If I recall correctly, the Frigidaire, Maytag and Whirlpools are all the same manufacturer. One of the reasons we went with LG on the fridge was that all of the others have a divider in the freezer drawer that made it difficult to keep something like a frozen pizza in the freezer. Their ice maker is also slim, so you can use that side of the door for storage.
We have a Whirlpool Gold side by side. It is 12+ years old and have had zero issues. It survived the move from our last house and still seems to run like a champ. My biggest complaint is freezer space. The unit is small to begin with (had to fit into a small opening at our previous home) and we ended up buying a chest freezer for all big items and overflow.
We also have LG front load washer and dryer. We replaced our Frigidaire front loads after a short time because they were junk. The dryer never fully dried anything and the washer basically fell apart. Very happy with the performance of the LG's, but learned that if we leave clothes in the washer too long (overnight) the musty smell is really bad and doesn't go away without a lot of sanitizing (both the clothes and the washing machine). Since we've started removing loads promptly and leaving the door open when not in use, no smell!
Last edited by 02reflex1.8t; 02-23-2012 at 08:50 AM.
check ebay / best buy outlet etc
I got lots of stuff there for pennies...example
700$ dishwasher for $250
1500$ induction ss stove for $700
you can go to the best buy and actually pick it up just make sure the one you bid has pick up from store option - only pay 6$ fee and save on and shipping...
The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it.
whirlpool, maytag, amana, and kitchenaid are all the same.
in fact, you can cross-shop a lot of their products, and you'll find they're identical except for the pricing (minus some of the higher-end kitchenaid stuff).
i just bought our second side-by-side with maytag branding for our second home; thing is great.
i also bought new front load washer/dryer combo from them as well. there's a lot of bad reviews out there about their washers, until you dig a little deeper and you realize that the most common issue is people not using HE branded detergents and overloading their machines. we've had ours for over 5 years now, and never had a problem since we've followed the instructions since day one.
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I want to get a new French door fridge that uses affordable refrigerator water filters. I have a side-by-side right now and it gets really crowded in both the fridge and the freezer. I like the extra real estate of the fridge side with the double doors. If you compare similar sized side-by-side and French door refrigerators, you'll find there's about 1.6 more cubic feet for the fresh food side on the French door fridge but 1.6 less cubic feet for the freezer side on the French door. But I think you use the space better on a bottom freezer compared with a side-by-side.
Last edited by ReneShanning; 03-05-2012 at 10:14 AM.