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Old 02-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
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A friend bought front loader after doing a bunch of reading about how they save water and money in the log term. I think he had it 5 years before something major broke and it's big money to fix in addition to the very high initial price. Granted, they have a poor septic system and needed to conserve water for that reason, but he was very disappointed that it failed so soon after owning the other kind for decades with no troubles.

 
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:25 PM   #22
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I have an LG front loader - loved it up until this week when it threw an error code and it has taken a week and a half to get a technician. Oh well it does clean clothes well when it is working

 
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #23
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The holes in the drum are way to large for a false bottom
Hop dryer.

My Kenmore/Whirlpool front-loader is going on 11 years, but mostly I've been the only one using it and it's always been in dry areas.
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #24
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Well the silver lining has turned into two brewing related projects. The pulleys are perfect for my grain mill, and while I can't grow any where close to enough hops to need a dryer that size I have turned the old drum into a tumbling compost bin to help feed my hops.
I'll post pics of both as soon as my grain mill project is done, a few days hopefully.

 
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