Written on: 04/08/2012 by Beerprivateer
Just bought the Kenmore He2 washer USED for less than the cost of an extended service plan on a new washer and couldn't be more excited about doing laundry :P
Despite all the negative reviews we went ahead and purchased this washer after seeing it work at the seller's home. We liked:
-the load features
-the energy and water savings
-delay start to take advantage of our 'time of use' energy pricing in ON
-front load benefits over top load, (easier on clothes/better spin/$ savings)
We have only done two loads but the machine has already done years of service and it is still quiet, almost vibration free, simple to operate, efficient and leaves clothes barely damp-yet clean and fresh smelling!
For all the people complaining about the smell - HELLO-the only way a front load machine won't leak is to have a quality seal- it says right in the owner's manual to leave the door open so it can air out-DUH! While a bit of a pain - we will be drying out the bellows after a load when the washer will sit, to avoid mold/staining...small amount of effort for all the positive trade-offs.
Note: we are using the ECOS all-natural He laundry detergent from COSTCO, half the price of Tide. It's biodegradable, smells great, washes clothes effectively, gentle on sensitive skin and did we mention HALF THE PRICE OF TIDE!
Will report back in if we have any problems and will join the legions of nay-sayers...but if you have the chance to buy a used one of these for less than half the price of a new one, and you have seen it work-why wouldn't you buy it? $799 + 13% tax for a new washer, possibly another $300 + 13% tax for a service plan...thank you, I'll keep the $900 + in my pocket every time and get the length of the 'extended service plan' + out of the appliance...Thanks Kenmore :)
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