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Washing Machine Help!

I washed a load of wash last night and threw it in the dryer. When I transferred the wash, I saw no water in the tub. When we got up this morning there was two full buckets of water in the machine. Has this ever happened to any of you? Hubby things the valve for the water may not have turned off.

So I bailed the water out and washed a small load this morning. It is drying now. There again was no water in the tub when I took the wash out. I am keeping an eye on the washing machine every 1/2 hour or so to see if I get water in the tub again.

I bought these HE’s second hand from my son and DIL. I think they had them about 3 years when they lived in AZ. So I believe these machines are about 12 years old. They are due to have something go wrong or just die. We do have a wonderful local family to owns a repair service who I can call if need be. But depending on the price to fix, I may be in the market for a washing machine or set.

These large HE’s are huge in my small laundry room so I would be in the market for smaller ones. I think they have smaller energy efficient machines now. Does anyone have them? I would love to know what brand and/or model you have and how you like it.

Thanks for your help.   

14 replies on “Washing Machine Help!”

I am on my third he washer first maytag part went out under 5 yr old not under warranty to expensive to fix. then an lg just as bad. on our third this time he top loader with agitator fingers crossed about 2 yr. Hope this one lasts and we never turn our water off to machine unless traveling.Joyce

Hi Liz, this is Chris. We do have an he washer. It is an LG. We got it at Sears several years ago. I do like it. It will do a queen comforter, but not a king. I am able to do most of my laundry every 2 weeks now, except towels and sheets. The other stuff, I made sure when the kids left home that hubby and I had 2 weeks worth of underwear and clothes. LOLOL! I will take a picture and send it to your email so you can see the model number. I hope you are able to fix your washer and won't have to buy a new one.

Hi Chris,

Thanks so much for all the info you gave me. I love that you can do laundry every two weeks. I will have to try that tip.

I ran another load yesterday. There was no water left after the load and the washer tub is still dry this morning. So we are wondering if something got hung up and is no longer.
But since it is so old, eventually we know we will need one. So I am printing all of this info everyone is giving me to start some research. Thanks.

I got a Speed Queen last year and just love it. I had a Maytag that died in 5 years and it cost as much to fix it as it did to buy another just like it. I said no, I want a machine that will last. Speed Queen is reported to do just that. I like a top load and my washer is.Nannie

We had an HE Maytag washing machine at our previous home. The transmission went out just as the warranty expired. Appliances just don't seem to last as long as they used to anymore. Our current home came with original Speed Queen appliances from 1989. As long as they keep working, I'm not replacing them!

Hi AD,
It's Linda. Sorry about the washing machine problems for you–whatever happened.
I still have a top loader—25 years old, or so. It's a Sears—love it, but I can't be of help.
Good luck.

I will be needing a new automatic dish washer in the near future. Would appreciate hearing from you and others what brands they recommend and which brands to stay away from. I need a dish washer that will actually clean the dishes, holds a large capacity of dishes, runs quietly and is energy efficient. Thanks, Penny S.

Hi Penny,

I love my Bosch dishwasher. It is so quiet that you have to stand on top of it and listen closely to even hear it. It has a stainless steel tub and is extremely energy efficient. The quite part was important to me since I have an open concept home and the kitchen adjoins the great room.

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