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Old Aug 23rd 2017, 9:52 pm
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I've have chosen front loaders for both. I have that air dry facility too. It's be great for delicates and trainers, I hope.
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Make sure the tumble dryer is a top loader by far the best.
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65% off the dryer and 55% off the tumbler.

...So I allowed myself to buy a massive sectional sofa too :-)
I've always dreamed of having a house big enough for a massive sofa. The kids and I are well pleased.
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Best of both worlds , top and front loading dryer

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65% off the dryer and 55% off the tumbler.

...So I allowed myself to buy a massive sectional sofa too :-)
I've always dreamed of having a house big enough for a massive sofa. The kids and I are well pleased.
Keep an eye on the price over labor day weekend. By bringing your receipt to Sears you can get the price you paid matched with the reduced price (although it sounds like you got a good deal).
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Don't be tempted by sexy electronic features. They even have washers with WiFi now.

Stick with a basic model. You'll save a ton of money and it will prove much more reliable.
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I can dry shoes in my front loader. ..... It has a static shelf.
Using a dryer sheet should get rid of the static.
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Using a dryer sheet should get rid of the static.
I would have thought a damper sheet would have been better for getting rid of static.
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I went to Sears in the end, and discovered prices much reduced. I bought an LG washing machine and a Kenmore Elite electric tumbler. Thank you for your help.

Only problem is, I've just had my new Bank of America card stopped due to 'unusual activity', was told to present myself at a bank to verify myself. Day-ammm. The banks close here at 4pm and I missed it by 5 minutes.
Do you mean to say that you did not buy a matching pair
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The big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy etc will have some good deals. You might also be able to work out a free installation.

We went with a front loader as we felt it could fit more and it had a higher spin cycle, which made clothes a bit dryer before throwing them in the dryer (thus saving some electricity).

And just because we're talking about dryers, I thought I'd share this:

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No don't say that, I've just bought a front loader. It's massive!
Er, how many top-loader tumble dryers did you see?
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The big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy etc will have some good deals. You might also be able to work out a free installation. ....
Be aware that "installation" of a clothes dryer doesn't just mean "take out of packaging, plug in, and connect to the vent."

US clothes dryes are supplied without power cords, and you have to make sure that you have one with the correct sort of plug - three pin or four pin. If your home was built since 1993-4 you should need a four pin (that is when the electrical code changed), but it is possible that a three pin was retro-fitted as people often do that to make their "old" dryer work in their "new" home. .... And three pin sockets are still available today, so presumably it is still going on today, when the correct approach is to upgrade the power cord to a four pin plug - the difference is that three pin power cords don't have a dedicated earth wire, making do instead with a shared earth-neutral.

In fact, connecting the power cord to the dryer is quite straight forward, but you need to be confortable with some very basic electrical work - correctly matching the colors on wires to be connected to those in the back of the dryer, and installing the protective "strain relief" (collar) where the cord passes through the metal body of the dryer, which is a bit fiddly.

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Er, how many top-loader tumble dryers did you see?

Which proves my point. They are so popular they sell out as soon as they arrive at the stores so you never see any.
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And just because we're talking about dryers, I thought I'd share this:
Not very helpful for the OP. But I loved it :-)
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Not very helpful for the OP. But I loved it :-)
So did I ...and so did the kids. It's bonkers. WHY would you do that? My 11year old son said he felt sorry for the washing machine.
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