"ThESE HYDRO WAVE WASHERS ARE A BAD DESIGN I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GE PRODUCT AGiain
Not sure if mine was a hydrowave - ge profile from 08 with the full size agitator - but either way , it sure didn't measure up to my 20 odd year old SPEED QUEEN - both SS tub , but the SQ HUGE , bought used for 90 bucks 10-15 years ago , replaced bad dial knob from scrap parts , and never had a problem , washed King sized blankets regularly for years - the first time I tried to in the GE Profile , the agitator tore up the blanket
- and get this -
4 yr. old GE was under 14" saltwater and was dead on arrival .
20 yr. old SQ was COMPLETELY SUBMERGED in saltwater
- didn't even think of trying it out - but when I did - IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!!
Eventually conked out , but not before allowing me to wash around 15 loads of clothes that had been partially in the saltwater .
And only then did it die . Almost eery , like a Twighlite Zone episode , it just wouldn't let go .
Since giving up on the GE Profile , I'd opted to look for a coupl-a year old "quality" top loader instead of a basic new one - and each time I found a "good deal" , my checking reviews found that all the newer expensive machines were garbage - crap
. They all lasted a few years - if that - and then became not worth the cost of repairs . And the "extended warranty's" were in many cases useless in practise .
I became so disgusted , that I eventually opted (temporarily) for a FREE 10 or 15 year old Kenmore 110 model which , despite being a bit smaller capacity than I was looking for , WORKS LIKE A CHARM - it's sort of like getting a no rust , low miles 64 Chevy 6cyl. Nova
Can anyone here imagine a 2 year old machine today being around 10-15 years from now?
They used to make quality , now they make hi-falutin , highly sophisticated , suavely designed , digital electronic G-AR-B-A-G-E .
Can anyone recommend a direction to look for a decent quality top loader that will last trouble free for more than a few months or years?
Thanks . (Gonna take a look at that Roper VMW suggestion) .