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    Question Looking for advice on purchasing a new Washing Machine....

    Model Number: WTW7000DW
    Brand: -major brand-
    Age: Less than 1 year

    OK, as the official handyman of a retired lady, she has asked me to find a new washing machine for herÖ Iím by far not up to speed on washing machines these days since the last one I bought was from Circuit City in 2000 (Much to the chagrin of my wife. &#128521 Anyhow, since there are a lot of great techs and just good, smart folks here, I thought I would pose the question.

    Iíve started the post with something I QUICKLY researched and thought was a decent brand/model, but Iím by far not set on either the brand or the model.

    Other info:
    Budget---around $600, but less is preferable (Iím assuming this counts out MOST front load!?!?)

    The one I found was at BB:
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/whirlpo...?skuId=3073138

    Thoughts? Questions?

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    Ok,

    Don't get the touchpad controlled washers, too many problems with those going bad quickly.

    I suggest get the knob control style and with a AGITATOR, not a wash plate style.

    Here's my recommendation: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/maytag-...?skuId=5329711

    Jake
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    Jake, thank you for the reply and taking the time to provide a recommendation. I really appreciate it...

    Curious, the knob vs. touchpad controls I get, but curious about agitator vs. wash plate? Does the agitator just get things cleaner?

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    Touchpad controls are all electronic, unless you have a whole home surge protector don't get all electronic, lighting storms kill electronics! I live here in Arizona and seen many get killed this summer during monsoon season, I have a whole home surge protector in my home and my neighbor did not, it killed his electronic touchpad after our lighting storm we had and his washer was only 18 months old. $300 for a new touchpad assembly.


    curious about agitator vs. wash plate? Does the agitator just get things cleaner?
    Yes, cleaner.

    Jake
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