We have wanted a new washer for a long time now, since my washer from my college days had bad bushings which made the drum off balance. It bangs LOUDLY when anything remotely heavy is in it. Since Bradley has been working on some big freelance jobs lately, we thought it would be a good time to invest in a new one.
We checked consumer reports and went to 8 places to compare prices on the various washers with good ratings. We settled on the GE 6800 Front load washer. It was the second highest rated on the list! (the first was twice the price)
Brandsmart ended up having the best price (since you can haggle with them) so we got a floor sample washer and the pedestal for the price of just the washer at Home Depot and HH Gregg. I wanted the pedestal simply for the added height since it is a front-load machine. That way I don’t have to do a lot of stooping.
It was delivered today, and I am super excited. The delivery guy started it for me to make sure the hoses are cleaned out before I put any clothes in, and boy is it quiet! And I love that it is going to be way more energy and water efficient!
After it was delivered I discovered that I can’t reach the cabinet above the washer anymore. The pedestal made it too tall for me to reach the cabinet, but then again the pedestal is a storage space in and of itself, so no harm done!