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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 03:50:51 PM »
The model number given in the link shows it to have a drive couplin: Ok I see what it did I went to another site and yup it is a VMW. Dang we better get used to these. At least fearless Leader has a dayum nice page on em: VMW VIDEOS

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2012, 04:22:51 PM »
The hydrowave is a piss poor piece of $h1!!, however the regular ge top load is not a bad machine compared to the VMw. The direct drive was phased out a couple years ago. Don't understand why, as wpl has to be selling alot of repair parts. I guess these greedy cheap corporate jerks are not (like politicians) making enough money off the working man. Very sad. >:(

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 08:11:06 PM »
If you're going to get used, look for a Maytag Dependable Care.  These 2-belt washers are the best washers ever made.  They quit making them in 2006 when Whirlpool took over the company. Here's the serial number codes so you know how old it is.

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2012, 08:52:42 AM »
Here's a couple I'm considering , given the paltry reliability of the new ones :)

http://longisland.craigslist.org/atq/3421014234.html

http://longisland.craigslist.org/atq/3486450075.html

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2012, 09:26:05 AM »
The direct drive was phased out a couple years ago. Don't understand why, as wpl has to be selling alot of repair parts. I guess these greedy cheap corporate jerks are not (like politicians) making enough money off the working man. Very sad. >:(

  Don't blame the manufacturers, blame the federal government's energy star standards. The new requirements in 2007 started the transition to these new washers and even stricter standards for washing machines were introduced in 2011.  This year, new standards were introduced for dishwashers reducing the number of qualifying units from 80% to 25%. It's ridiculous. They think we are saving all this energy and water not taking into account the number of people who are having to wash their clothes twice, run extra cycles...etc to get their clothes clean, not to mention running the dishwasher twice, flushing the toilet twice... ::)

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2012, 06:56:22 PM »
O but I do blame the manufactures, the quality of manufacturing is silly. I agree the government helped start this but they could still make better quality units.Look at what some of the CEO;s are paid.

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2012, 08:17:02 AM »
Look at Speed Queen, proof they can make a good machine. It may not be super energy saver but other new machines having a life of say 5 years will never even offset the energy it took to build the machine or recycle it at the end. Man I miss the Dependable Care Maytags!

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Re: ge profile washer GE wpre8150h1wt wont agitate or spin
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2012, 08:33:29 AM »
While efficiency requirements are problematic , they are no excuse for the garbage they make today .
Electronic boards repeatedly defective are manufacturer based , not efficiency standard based . Ditto a myriad of faulty and short lived parts .

Like I really need an electronic washine machine to add to breakdowns , as if simple mechanical dials and operation are too much trouble in exchange for many years of reliability . I need a several hundred dollar per repair electronic control design to render the machine a throw away at the first breakdown . 

 

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