The Best Washer EVER to Buy May not be What You Think!

In this video, I discuss my opinions on various washer brands throughout the US and Europe, and try to give you some ideas on what machines to consider purchasing as well as avoiding. Additionally, there are a few things you can do to help give your machine a good fighting chance for a longer life, too. Maybe these tips will help you stay out of the laundromat like this one!

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The master list of appliance model suggestions (from

Top Loads:

Speed Queen TC5003WN: (Agitator)
Whirlpool WTW4950HW: (Wash Plate)
Maytag MVW6230RHW w/ 5yr Warranty: (Agitator)
Amana NTW4516FW: (Agitator)
Amana NTW4519JW:
GE PTW900BPTRS: (Wash Plate)
GE PTW705BPTG: (Agitator)
Maytag MVWP575GW:
My teardown video for a similar Maytag:

LG WT7150CW: (Wash Plate)
LG WT7155CW: (Agitator)

Front Loads:

Speed Queen FF7:
Miele WXD160WCS: h
Bosch WAT28400UC:
LG WM3400CW:


Whirlpool WET4124HW:
LG Wash Tower WKEX200HWA:
Bosch 24” Stack:
Miele 24” Stack w/ Heat Pump Dryer:

Combo Washer/Dryer

LG WM3555HWA 24”:
LG WM3998HBA 27”:
I’d have a Bosch/Miele link here, but can’t find any in the US :-\

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Video Timeline:

00:00 – Introduction
01:23 – Are Front Load or Top Load Washers Better?
02:42 – Top Load Washing Machines – Agitators vs. Wash Plates
05:23 – Top Load Washing Machine Suggestions with Agitators
10:19 – Top Load Washing Machine Suggestions with Wash Plates
11:37 – Top Loads Brand and Models to Avoid
13:02 – Front Load Washing Machine Advantages and Disadvantages
15:18 – Front Load Washer Brands and Models to Buy
17:34 – European-Specific Brands to Consider
20:21 – How to Maintain Your Washer for Longevity
23:22 – Stackable Washer / Dryers & Laundry Centers
25:22 – Technician Survey among all Brands
26:33 – Owner Search Survey of What Brands Fail
30:15 – Washer Dryer Combo Units
33:21 – What Washer & Dryer Do I Own and Video Conclusion

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