Author Topic: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them  (Read 660 times)

Offline g3_ultra

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Hi guys! The tub seal just started leaking on my 15 year old Amana LWA50AW. I replaced it once about 6 years ago and it's been good til now, but considering the age of the machine and the expense and difficulty of the repair, I think I'm gonna cut my losses and buy a new one. I'm not an "appliance tech", but I'm a maintenance mechanic/HVAC tech and always repair my own appliances; I've just decided not to at this point. I'm not wanting to spend a lot of money on a high end machine with all the electronics, bells and whistles.

I'm wanting to spend less than $500 and am looking at the Maytag Centennial MVWC425BW. Any opinions on these or does anyone have any recommendations for something better under $500? I have to get something this week to keep the wife happy.

Thanks!
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Offline Patricio

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 09:44:20 AM »
Good machine for the price now.    Trouble is they break down after a year or two.   Repairs are not cheap.   Several washers out there for cheap.    All break down sooner than later.     My opinion.    Fact:  not made with dependability. 
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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 10:24:21 AM »
I'd fix the one you have.  There's not a topload washer I can recommend except maybe a Speedqueen and it's over your $500 budget.

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 10:26:51 AM »
Thanks, guys. That's what I was wondering about. Pay now or pay later, I guess....
Maybe I should just repair mine again.

Offline DaleCaskanette

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 07:47:52 PM »
Fix the old one seems the under 500 machines run for 18 to 24 months and then you can fix em or buy another new one.

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 09:18:24 PM »
check out the Speed Queen then decide.

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 10:16:42 PM »
Buy a used 10 year old direct drive Whirlpool made machine. Cheap parts to pix and easier to work on.


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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 10:19:36 PM »
Buy a used 10 year old direct drive Whirlpool made machine. Cheap parts to pix and easier to work on.


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If I was in the market for a different washer that is exactly what I would do, if the wife would let me.
Have a feeling in the end that would not happen for me, lol...
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Offline Washaman

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 10:21:39 PM »
Most of my customers buy them from me after there $1300 front loaders fail. They seem to want to go back to the old style.


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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014, 10:31:13 PM »
Wish I could find enough old Maytag Dependable drive machines to rebuild.

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Re: Looking for opinions on a new washer from the guys who fix them
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 11:04:36 AM »
I have one of those in my garage with a bad timer. Parts machine. It shot fire at me a while back. Lol!


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