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I bought this and matching dryer 81182 due to the Consumer Reports recommendation. Love. Stacked them up. Took me a while to learn only 1 TBLS of detergent (HE of course) - or less for small load! Yes, I measure it. :-) You can do spin only by turning on and not selecting anything with the dial and then picking your spin speed. I often use the bulky option as it uses more water although it's not as efficient. As a newbie I still like to see some water in the bottom of the washer when it's cleaning. Bulky won't go above medium spin speed. So I'll wash with that and then take out items I'm drip drying and then do the spin only at high so less dryer time. I regularly do the extra rinse as well. Love that I can preselect that option. I had a 30 year old Kenmore washer which was still going strong when it outlasted the second dryer and I decided to get the stacked set. It was a bit sad to see it go but I love this new washer even more. Washes great. And now I can do the big comforter at home.
We had this particular model for two years before it began sounding like a jet engine during the spin cycle. This is our third front load washer in eight years. We do not abuse the washing machine through overuse or overloading, and hard water is not an issue. All three machines we have replaced have the same problem - the bearings that spin the drum inside the machine wear out and require replacing, an $800 fix. This time I purchased a Sears appliance warranty agreement instead of replacing the washer. One part came in; two have been on backorder for 8+weeks. Currently waiting on those other two parts and have not been given a firm delivery or repair date. The washer works great, but I cannot recommend it unless you don't mind getting a new machine every two years. The only complaint I had before this issue was that sometimes the control panel wouldn't work and I'd have to open and close the door several times before I could start a cycle.
I did Purchased this washer online with store picking at SEARS ROEBUCK in Nashua NH. Once I got the confirmation by Sears that the purchased was confirmed and that Washer was ready to pickup at my closest store I went to pick it up with the confirmation email and purchase number. When I got there, Washer the manager at the piking area told my purchase (washer) was not there, he told me to call Sears online and to cancel my online order so he could give me one of his stock. I followed his directions and I ended up buying the same washer (brand/model) but way more expensive. Awful buying experience in my life, the person at the picking office was so aggressive trying to sell me everything I culd, after waiting for more than 1 hour I paid $80 more that the deal I got Online. I have no complains with Sears Online but with SEARS ROEBUCK in Nashua NH - Stay away from them I will never buy anything at Sears, they just lost a customer.
My wife loves it so far,, the delivery guys were great, quick and Professional