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#1 MH81 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 07:31 AM

Found out this week that Whirlpool will be ceasing production of many models of their washing machines. This is due in part to the new US Energy Star requirements. Many of the good old fashioned transmission units will be NLA & the few transmission units that may be made, will set the water level automatically (low). Watch out for the new units with a "slutch" drive, it's a problematic belt drive system that they haven't worked the bugs out of yet IMO.

I am not against Conserving water and/or e-star (I bought a front load Whirlpool), but I do believe that if someone wants to use more water on a really dirty load, they should be allowed/able to.

Whirlpool builds Kenmore (110.xxx models), Crosley, Maytag, Roper and many other brand names. The old style units are expected to be gone by the end of the 1st quarter of 2011.

There is still 1 good manufacturer out there that is holding off so far, Speed Queen still has a selectable water level. They are harder to find (not as many dealers) and are commercial quality (more money) but they do have a 3 year warranty.

Edited by MH81, November 11, 2010 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted November 11, 2010 - 08:30 AM

That is sad to hear...
But its just one of many things that are going away.... Just like the incandescent light bulb :(

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 05:16 PM

Unbelievable !!! First toilets now this !!!

Since I am the "laundress" in the house I told my wife a while back that when
our washer dies I am taking my friends old Maytag wringer he wants to give me
that's down in his basement and Im going to wash clothes with that and I will
add all the GD water I want...Stick a fork in this country we are done !!!

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 05:55 PM

Unbelievable !!! First toilets now this !!!

Since I am the "laundress" in the house I told my wife a while back that when
our washer dies I am taking my friends old Maytag wringer he wants to give me
that's down in his basement and Im going to wash clothes with that and I will
add all the GD water I want...Stick a fork in this country we are done !!!


I have to agree, we are going down hill....

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Posted November 11, 2010 - 06:02 PM

That's not right! Last I heard from the environmental nazzis, the polar ice caps were melting! Doesn't that mean that we'll have MORE water? Please tell me that the dryers will still be the same... They haven't changed much in 40 years...and they work!

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Posted December 12, 2010 - 11:44 AM

That's not right! Last I heard from the environmental nazzis, the polar ice caps were melting! Doesn't that mean that we'll have MORE water? Please tell me that the dryers will still be the same... They haven't changed much in 40 years...and they work!


As of our last information, most of the dryers are remaining the same. The ones with the "Sensor Dry" are probably going to be around for a while. Whpl is branching out in the dryers tho, the models paired with their fancy-dancy toploaders (slutch drive) are WAY different & they have an 27" wide orphan out there with the lint filter in the door instead of on top.

Change is coming to the dryers, just slower.




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