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04 June 2010 @ 04:03 pm
joy of home ownership, part three million  
Facts about my new washer/dryer:

- they use less water and energy. which is good, of course, and why we bought them. (and also the others were old and gross)

- however, they have a CRAAAAAZY amount of options. This thing washes clothes, not flies jet fighters, but you wouldn't know it from the front panels.

- switching from top loading to front loading has also exposed that the floor is not as solid as it probably should be. So, if in a year's time, I write about the wash machine falling through my floor, you'll know it started here!

- I'm also crazy in love with the SONG IT PLAYS to tell you everything's done. It's so happy and bouncy! hee
mamaboolj on June 5th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Psst. Love mine; Kenmore model made by Maytag. Have had it since May 2005. I have occasionally been known to use the handwash, heavy duty, or whitest white selections (all one button push), but mainly I use the normal cycle, switch it to cold or hot from time to time, and wash it.

Professional advice: pay the extra money and get the stuff Tide makes to keep out mildew and smells. You use it once a month. This isn't by any means a universal problem, but we do hear it from time to time in our satisfaction surveys. (Not nearly as much as people complaining about CFLs though :D)
lizardbeth: Anders- Helolizardbeth_j on June 6th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
oh yes, I can already tell mildew could be a problem. The fold of the rubber seal stays damp unless I wipe it out. This one comes with a tub wash cycle and you can just put a little bleach in it. But I'll check out the other stuff as well.

heh, I haven't lost any CFLs for a little while! Though I admit I laugh whenever I see them claim they have ten year warranties...