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Kenmore elite front loading wash & dryer-5 yrs old: should i buy?

Our washer finally broke last night - good ol' maytag, about 25 yrs. old.
i found a kenmore elite front-loading washer & front-loading dryer set (wow, a matching set! that'd be a first! HA!) on craigslist, but she doesn't know which number is the model number, so i can't look them up.
anyone out there have an opinion about these?
we have LESS THAN no money, and can't afford to have issues...
thanks,
trich

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  • trichthedish Dec 19, 2008

    thank you very much!! i appreciate your time!
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All kenmore named washer will have 110 as first 3 digits of model #..the he washers are usually good washers..like all front loads they have their quirks ..if you read reviews from other consumers they indicate problems ..most of which are easily remedied by reading owners manuals..mold /mildew usually a bleach clean every few months ..vibration need real solid floor..oversuds use HE detergents only..just a matter of changing mind set from top loads with 25 gals of water each fill to a front load with 5-6 gals each fill..top load with 750-850 rpm spin speed to front load 1000-1200 rpm ..if willing to learn proper use and what to expect they can best investment..just don't let opinions of those unwilling to adapt affect your decision

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