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agitator-less washers (by Josh [CA]) Mar 17, 2011 10:56 AM
       agitator-less washers (by Opinionated [NC]) Mar 17, 2011 11:40 AM
       agitator-less washers (by RR78 [VA]) Mar 17, 2011 12:18 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Opinionated [NC]) Mar 17, 2011 12:25 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Josh [CA]) Mar 17, 2011 12:26 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Mar 17, 2011 5:53 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Virden [OH]) Mar 17, 2011 6:40 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Wilma [PA]) Mar 17, 2011 7:35 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Robert J [CA]) Mar 17, 2011 10:26 PM
       agitator-less washers (by REID [KS]) Mar 17, 2011 10:28 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Linda [MI]) Apr 10, 2011 4:47 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Lisa M [OH]) Apr 17, 2011 4:02 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Holly [NC]) Jul 6, 2011 7:55 AM
       agitator-less washers (by Sue [VA]) Apr 3, 2013 12:55 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Ellen [ME]) Apr 3, 2013 7:51 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Kathi [OH]) Apr 3, 2013 8:27 PM
       agitator-less washers (by Robin [WI]) Apr 4, 2013 7:19 AM
       agitator-less washers (by Lisa P [CA]) Oct 2, 2013 12:27 PM

agitator-less washers (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 10:56 AM

Look for deals on new washers with agitators. Lowes appliance manager told me as of Jan 2011 they no longer are carrying washers with the agitators in them.

They are going for the new type with no agitators in them. He showed me a video on the lowes display of the agitator-less top loader washer in action.

Works really well. The spin cycle is so fast that the laundry takes much less drying time. Less damage to the clothes.

So I'm thinking of buying new and putting my old ones at our cabin.

Coin operated new machines without the agitator are not available yet. Drat! Unless you buy front loaders maybe? They are pricey though.

agitator-less washers (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 11:40 AM

Our old top-loader has an agitator. My son advises that his new front-load washer does not do as well on dirty work clothes, which is part of our laundry here. Consider that in purchase decisions.

agitator-less washers (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 12:18 PM

They may have improved. But bought a front loader about 8 years ago when they were first coming out. Had nothing but problems with it. Lasted about 4 years. Also hear its now recommended to leave the door open on front loaders because of mildew problems. They donít pump all the water out, a little stays in there after use.

Seems anything new you have to wait years for them to work the bugs out.

Did have commercial front loaders 20 years ago that held up well in a hotel business. But they were large and expensive.

Somethingís they seem to make too cheap now.

agitator-less washers (by Opinionated [NC]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 12:25 PM

All my agitator automatics (Kenmore by Whirlpool) lasted over 10 years, the last two over 15 years each. And all the few required repairs were easily done by myself and at low cost. Our Kenmore electric dryer was bought new in 1968. Looks crappy but still does the job. Repaired it 3 times myself.

agitator-less washers (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 12:26 PM

Commercial front loaders work really well. They are high priced tho.

personal front loaders have a way to go on performance cleaning & repair costs from what I have read.

The top loaders without the agitator are getting 4 to 5 star reviews to date.

I picked up coin operated top loading washer and electric dryer at Lowes for $699 for washer and $600 for the dryer. Best price I've ever seen any where for new coin op's.

agitator-less washers (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 5:53 PM

As the new energy efficiency requirements come into effect then sooner or later there will no longer have top load washing machines available. There are two conditions for coin washing machines. First the cost of the machine then what it costs to operate a inefficient machine. Right now the cost of water and sewage going up and cost of heating water the top load washing machine is going to be expensive over the long term. So far have had good luck with buying the heavy commercial front load washing machines and the heavy commercial gas clothes dryers. These machines take the abuse in a coin laundry environment. Would never go back to top load washing machines. This year bought two newer 30 lb front load washing machines. The difference in cost with a used commercial machine is not much when compared to a new top load but machine is many times more durable. Huebsch and Speed Queen makes a top load washing machine which uses less water. Wonder if it is possible to get the same wash results. Most laundromats here have only a few top load washing machines where the rest are front loads. Often for a hundred dollars one can buy a used coin top load washing machine. A lot of laundromats are getting rid of the top load washing machines then putting in the larger front load washing machines. For the same amount of floor space one increases the amount of laundry done in a hour. A lot of laundromats here swear by Dexter where these machines almost run every day of the year.

agitator-less washers (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 6:40 PM

I suppose we should look back to the water savings of a lumpy washboard and line drying, until that time I like my roper coin top loaders and front load gas dryers, my home machine is a gently used with 9 kids 1963 whirlpool front loader with a lint screen in the rear, the new ropers have the screen out front but the same burner and gas valve coils.

agitator-less washers (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 7:35 PM

Lowe's, hhgregg, Sears and Home Depot were all carrying washers with agitators as of mid-February here in PA (I did see some of the agitator-less ones, too.) Maybe CA has banned agitators? That would make getting an inexpensive machine like a Roper for a rental impossible, alas.

agitator-less washers (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 10:26 PM

The top load agitator-less washers are suposed to be great! They don't damage cloths, hold larger loads and clean well. I think they will be ideal for apartment use. I too am waiting for a coin operated version with an extended warantee.

agitator-less washers (by REID [KS]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 10:28 PM

On Fox Business tonight I heard that The EPA regulations are making the top loaders with agitators a thing of the past. Evidently they use too much water to suit EPA. I might have to buy one and when the one I have poops out The new one should last longer than I'll live. --108.73.xx.xx

agitator-less washers (by Linda [MI]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2011 4:47 PM

Just bought a Kenmore Top Loading Agitator-less washer & I hate it! Every other load either doesn't spin out the water, has soap spots, stains on clothes, or clothes not totally wet. I'm going to try & return it. Also, the clothes are wrinkly, but seem to come out in the dryer. I don't have time or energy to babysit the washer.

agitator-less washers (by Lisa M [OH]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2011 4:02 PM

Linda Me too. I have had mine for 2 weeks and I am so behind on laundry. IT WILL NOT PUT ENOUGH WATER IN TO CLEAN CLOTHES OR REMOVE DETERGENT. I have tried everything including adding buckets of water but if you add too much it empties and starts again. Why can you not find a Top loader that you pick the water level. Doesn't matter small or large load it will not cover the clothes.

agitator-less washers (by Holly [NC]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2011 7:55 AM

I've had a top-loader washing machine without an agitator for over ten years. It washes clothes just fine and in fact can take care of giant loads of laundry. Problems? You need to keep the machine lid open to avoid mildew odors and you have ton reduce the amount of detergent (and use HE detergent too) so as to not have soap spots left on the clothes. Liquid detergent also works MUCH better than powders. And yes, the spin-dry cycle does leave your laundry twisted and wrinkled. You can reduce this using a gentler cycle but regardless, the wrinkles are removed I'm the dryer. My washer, a Kenmore Elite Calypso has been repair-free too.

agitator-less washers (by Sue [VA]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2013 12:55 PM

Bought a Sear agitator-less was about 2 weeks ago. Made noise like rubbing metal surfaces. Sear replaced it, and that's right!! Makes 'exactly' the same noise.... what say you

agitator-less washers (by Ellen [ME]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2013 7:51 PM

We're there any bolts used during transit that needed to be removed? Front loaders have them, maybe the top loaders do too?

agitator-less washers (by Kathi [OH]) Posted on: Apr 3, 2013 8:27 PM

Do NOT buy a GE. I purchased one about 2 years ago for one of my 4 unit buildings. The previous Kenmore one lasted over 20 years. The new one broke early this year. We replaced two parts. One of them failed in less than a month. I suspect that one of my residents overloaded it. I do NOT think that the problem was the repair person. I will never buy one again. When looking at the guts, even I could see that it was a wimpy POS. The repair person indicated that the only thing that made it a commercial unit was the coin box.

agitator-less washers (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2013 7:19 AM

My mom bought an agitator-less washer last year after she could no longer get parts for her machine that survived seven kids for twenty years. She hates it. Doesn't get the clothes clean.

agitator-less washers (by Lisa P [CA]) Posted on: Oct 2, 2013 12:27 PM

Bought a Kenmore w/ no agitator 3 years ago...I had to give up liquid fabric softener on my dark loads. Tried rinsing 3 times and still have spots! Frequently find it didn't get my clothes clean. I have used Tide and Downy for over 30 years and switched to HE with this machine.Wish I had returned it when I was first disappointed w/ it. Can't afford to replace it now.

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