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 Posted: Wed Jun 14th, 2017 08:18 am
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So, long story, in the ten years we've lived here, I think we've replaced now basically every appliance, in addition to numerous other projects.  Oven, dryer, hot water heater, microwave, etc.
Bought a new LG dryer about two years ago, which is great.  The washer is now leaking at the bottom.  The pump or valve is going out.  I know the repair will cost more than 50% of just buying a new washer.  Currently have a Fisher-Paykal model (had that brand dryer too).
Is it ok to go with a Maytag or different model other than LG?  We're not planning on moving anytime soon, but does it matter in the long run if the washer and dryer don't match?
The washer would be a top loader...these are separate units (not stackable) in our basement laundry room.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 14th, 2017 08:28 am
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Not sure why it would even matter. Shit in my kitchen we have a Bosch Dishwasher, a Samsung Fridge and a Jenn Air Oven/Stove.

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Yeah I don't think it should really matter. I had the matching LG washer & dryer. After about a decade of use the dryer went down. Replaced it with a Kenmore little over a year ago. Last week I went to open door of dryer & handle broke off. Had zero problems with LG for almost its entire use while Kenmore gave me shit a year into operation

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Yeah, Kenmore is a Sears brand, so unfortunately that tells you all you need to know.  One drawback the LG models seem to have, in general, is that the was cycle are extremely long (75-90 minutes).  Appreciate the feedback.  I like what we've purchased from LG over the years though.



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No. It doesn't matter at all. It is normal to have to replace all those items over a 10 year period. My grandparents who literally had zero dollars to their names had the same washer and dryer for 30 years. When my Grandmom passed a cousin asked me to come down and clean out the house after it sold at an estate sale (only got 23K and this was in 99). We had to get everything out including the washer and dryer which the new occupants didn't want for some reason. Those items weighed a ton. It took 100% effort from 3 men to get those things out. Probably 5 times the weight of today's models. They lasted 30 years for a reason.

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Not gonna matter a lick - unless you sell the house with all appliances. Even then, nobody but the most anal of housewives or househusbands would give a shit.



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Ultimark wrote: No. It doesn't matter at all. It is normal to have to replace all those items over a 10 year period. My grandparents who literally had zero dollars to their names had the same washer and dryer for 30 years. When my Grandmom passed a cousin asked me to come down and clean out the house after it sold at an estate sale (only got 23K and this was in 99). We had to get everything out including the washer and dryer which the new occupants didn't want for some reason. Those items weighed a ton. It took 100% effort from 3 men to get those things out. Probably 5 times the weight of today's models. They lasted 30 years for a reason.
This. Go to a scratch and dent store, find an old one and buy it. New washers and dryers blow.



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Never buy a new appliance. You can always get a gently used dryer for at least half off and usually more if you look hard enough. Same with fridges and washers.



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