Roy Kelley (Retired)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lowes and Home Depot and Sears will be having big sales for Labor Day and the 4th of July.  Too bad you missed the ones for Memorial day.

Jun 06, 2018 02:21 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Maytag is not what it once was.  

  Speed Queen - they are one of the last companies that make their products in America (or they were when we bought new appliances in 2016).   Speed Queen is the brand that hotels and hospitals and coin laundrys use.  (Not sure if they offer gas - we have electric).

   Shop Local, at a store that offers Service.   We are fortunate to have Mays Monroe (in business since 1930) and Bobby Dollar Appliance (ask for Bobby, the guy is an appliance encyclopedia).   You pay a little more, but they stand behind what they sell.

   Avoid the Big Box hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot.  With respect, their employees know nothing about what they are selling, and they farm out the service and the warranty.

   One more thought about washing machines... avoid the new ones with plastic tubs!  Think about putting spaghetti sauce in white tupperware, how that orange color will never go away... same thing with plastic tub washing machines.

Jun 06, 2018 12:57 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I loved my ASCO washer/dryer for 17 years; had to replace. Hubby did research; got Bosch at PC Richards; can shop prices, some places will match what you find online as the lowest.

Jun 06, 2018 11:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I had my 10 year old LG front loader worked on not long ago.  The repair man said LG is no longer made in South Korea but are being made in China, and that the quality has really gone down.  I asked him what he recommended and he said Kenmore.  I think Best Buy had good deals on them.  You might want to check Consumer Report.

Jun 06, 2018 11:20 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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In '14, I blew up my dryer (and almost house, cautionary tale about having dryer duct cleaned annually even if the other ducts don't need it)
Was advised to replace with Maytag Commercial W/D for heavy items/use. Great advice.

Jun 06, 2018 11:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I bought new stackables that can be separated and put on pedestals.... Sanyo...their top of the line machines.... mine is an electric dryer...but I'm sure you can buy gas....  bought from home depot.... 

Jun 06, 2018 11:17 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

It depends on your preferences and standards.  If I were to buy these, I would look for durability, water saving, and energy saving.  I would buy a good brand, and I would buy the model just below the one that is the very top of the line.  A

Jun 06, 2018 11:05 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Roy, there is no one right answer. Sterling Appliance has been in business for 40 years or so. https://www.sterlingappliance.com/

 You might want to check with them.

Jun 06, 2018 03:49 PM
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I t depends on what you are looking for sometime Sears has a dent and scratch and they are super discounted and most of the time there is really nothing wrong with them!

Jun 06, 2018 02:38 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I believe we have Whirlpool Affinity washer and dryers. We purchased them locally about 8 years ago before our daughter was born. Been very happy with them since purchasing.

Jun 06, 2018 02:37 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Sears backs their products well.

Jun 06, 2018 02:35 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

You know, I always bought my appliances from Sears. I always got the best deal. But, I am not sure I trust them anymore.  They just might go out of business. 

Besides one thing I know about appliances is I don't care what kind, what brand, what color (I would beat my clothes on a rock). But my wife cares. So whatever she wants she gets.

Jun 06, 2018 12:51 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Are you happy/ satisfied with the performance of your last machines?  Past performance is usually the best indicator of the future. Good luck. 

Jun 06, 2018 12:00 PM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

A good a good deal at sears recently... compare prices at a few places!

Jun 06, 2018 11:32 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

American Home Shield has a great appliance plan.

Military base is where I bought mine (tax free).

 

Jun 06, 2018 05:33 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Been so long since I bought some, I am parked and interested in the answers.

Jun 06, 2018 04:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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We have been very happy with our Whirlpool Cabrio W and D. Not sure there is a BEST place for prices, especially with sales coming up for July 4th. Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, Best Buy?

Jun 06, 2018 03:33 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I always check for deals at a Lowes or local appliance store. Every brand I ask about these days seems to be problematic. I'm a big Miele fan, but very expensive and not easy to find.

Jun 06, 2018 12:47 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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This is such a personal purchase.  One size does not fit all. It depends on where they will be located, your use, personal style, etc.  I know you and Dolores will make the perfect choice for your purchase. 

Jun 07, 2018 08:59 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

We purchased new about a year ago through Costco after our previous equipment died after only 27 years. The Concierge service delivered installed and removed the old equipment flawlessly.  The only disadvantage was we had to wait a bit for delivery. 

Jun 06, 2018 06:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Personally either in Oklahoma City or Florda we use specialty companies who have been in business a long time where we know if there are problems we will be taskern care of. No Lowes or Home Depot for us.

Jun 06, 2018 06:17 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Roy Kelley it's been so long we still even have our old top load machines so I'm not going to be of much use to you on this subject.

Jun 06, 2018 01:30 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a set of Lady Kenmore from eons ago, and need to buy new ones too.  I hear the front loaders really smell bad after a few years.  Have looked at the LG top loaders.

Jun 10, 2018 12:02 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I always purchased Maytag in the past but the quality and durability is no longer there. When it’s time to buy new I will be doing my own research. Interesting to hear all the comments from others.

Jun 07, 2018 11:45 PM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
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I just bought new whirlpool ones from BestBuy,  Mine are stackable and I am very happy with them...

Jun 07, 2018 02:01 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I always check Consumer Reports. 

These days, it seems like washers and dryers are only good for 5 - 10 years. I loved my old Kenmore that I had for about 20. 

Jun 07, 2018 11:17 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Are you a COSTCO Member ?

Jun 07, 2018 09:54 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck.  I've had good experiences with LG washer and dryer.

Jun 07, 2018 05:37 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Lowes

Jun 07, 2018 05:33 AM
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Costco is good though there white glove delivery is not the best, or your local dealer, they might match costco price and usually have better delivery and setup, but ask.

Jun 07, 2018 05:02 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jun 07, 2018 04:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Roy Kelley - Kenmore, Sears brand is good for sure.

Jun 06, 2018 11:22 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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I usually visit a local appliance store and buy whatever they recommend is the best. 

Jun 06, 2018 10:30 PM
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Bob Crane
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I generally just go down to Lowes and buy something that looks like it may last, some do, some dont.

Jun 06, 2018 10:14 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd check who offers the best deal and check customer feedbacks. I believe Home Depot now offers 40% discounts on some models. Maybe wait till july 4th?:) 

Jun 06, 2018 09:18 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I have front-loader Bosch washer & dryer - I've had them both for 11 years and they are both still running like tops (knock on wood)!

We got them from a fabulous local appliance store that beat all of the national big brands on both price and service.

Jun 06, 2018 09:11 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

my wife loves thr front loader

Jun 06, 2018 08:26 PM