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    Default Insurance company wants to buy us a washing machine-HELP!

    Because I have to give them my request asap. It has to come from sears and must cost less than 700 dollars. We are a family of 6 and do roughly 15 loads of laundry a week. I could really use some input-thanks.
    DD1 11/02
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    Get the latest copy of consumer reports on washing machines and read the reviews for which get the best ratings and lowest need of repair.
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    I've already done that. If it was that easy I wouldn't be asking for help. The issue I have with the ones on consumer reports is that the data suggests that the only 2 that get clothes super clean are lousy when it comes to every other option. If I had tons of time to go through everything I wouldn't ask peoples opinion. I was thinking about one model in particular but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something better out there.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2&blockType=L2

    maybe I'll get lucky and the ins. company will be willing to wait for the black friday sales.
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    Ask over on gardenweb in the appliance forum. People there really know their appliances.

    http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/appl/

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    I'm not an expert, but I have the Maytag Bravos washer and dryer and have had them for about a year and a half now. I love my washer. It has HUGE capacity and I haven't had any issues with it.

    Hope that helps!
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    We have been very happy with our Bosch front loader. I agree, washers are tricky to research because there are so many mixed reviews. If you plan on shopping at either Home Depot or Lowe's, go to your post office and get a movers packet because they normally have a 10 percent off coupon for Lowes that HD will honor.

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    Bummer that it has to come from Sears. If you want a machine that is $750, for example, will insurance let you kick in the extra $50? Can you go to a Sears scratch and dent outlet?

    We have a Bosch front loader and I am happy with it. It is the second Bosch FL we have had and we have had two Bosch dw and I have been happy with all of them. (We moved, none of those appliances wore out on us.)

    I like the laundry forum at Gardenweb for research, though they are a bit obsessive.

    Good luck!
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    We just got an Electrolux frontloader for about that price but it was a scratch and dent and it took a bit to find. We haven't had problems with the washer but sears keeps sending out broken pedistals so they have been a bit of a PITA to deal with....good luck. You can search for scratch and dents online on their outlet store. That's what DH did to find ours....you may find a higher end (Bosch, Electrolux, etc) at a great price!
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    Another Bosch lover and we do even more laundry if you can believe it. I have the nexxt 500 series and have owned it for 3 years.
    Herding my flock of 4 kids, all 12 and under.

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    I'm curious why your insurance company wants to buy you a washer?
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