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Date: 4/7/13 1:39 PM

Hi, folks.
I currently have a Duet front-loader that is 3.7 cu feet of capacity. I cannot get a king-sized anything in there. My kids are getting bigger, and the mountain of laundry continues to grow. I have to take larger comforters and sleeping bags to a laundrymat to wash, which is $5-$8 a pop.
Therefore, I have started looking for a larger capacity washer. I have even considered getting a commercial machine, but they are very expensive.
My laundry room is upstairs, but if the machine was large I can put it in my basement, so the size is not a big issue.
I've found an LG model at the big box stores that is 5.1 cubic feet and has good reviews. It is model WM8000HVA.
Does anyone have suggestions or experience with this machine or a commercial one you could recommend?
Thanks so much for your help!

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Date: 4/7/13 6:52 PM

Not that model, but I'm very happy with my LG front-loader, 4 years old now. We do a lot of laundry. Big loads, small loads, blankets. Very versatile, no issues, clothes noticeably cleaner than with top loaders.

I think it's a 4.5 capacity? I can get a big, HEAVY, "Korean mink" blanket in there with room for more.

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Date: 4/7/13 7:21 PM

I have the same model and absolutely love it. I wash king sized quilts in there no problem. And the water I'm saving!!!

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Date: 4/7/13 8:14 PM

I have a Samsung 7.5 cu. ft washer and dryer and love them!! I've had the set for 3 years and they have performed perfectly. I can wash anything I want without regard for size or weight. We have a king size bed and I like having the capacity to wash all the bedding easily.

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Date: 4/8/13 1:08 AM

7.5cu ft?!? WOW!

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Date: 4/9/13 7:20 AM

Yep! They're the biggest available and have stainless steel interiors. They were an ''investment'' but I expect to use them for many years. I can do very small loads in these big machines too since the washer actually weighs the load and adjusts the water accordingly. Amazing what's available now.

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Date: 4/10/13 3:15 PM

Your post surprised me a little. How often do you wash comforters and sleeping bags? I made and bought covers for mine, which greatly cuts down on laundry. I just wash the covers regularly and take the comforters to the laundrymate maybe once a season. Ditto for the sleeping bags. Maybe something to consider before investing in a huge washing machine?

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Date: 4/10/13 5:50 PM

Glad to hear the praise for the LG frontloaders. We just replaced our old washer and dryer with these and so far am very happy. (Washer was still going strong, but dryer was about to bite the dust - these were at least 15 years old, maybe more.) I haven't tried to wash our queen-sized comforter in it yet, but plan to soon. Like Claudia said, I made covers for the comforter, which has greatly cut down on the number of times I feel the need to wash it. ;)

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