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Whirlpool Top Load Washer Repair – Landers Appliance

The Whirlpool top load washer design has had three significant changes over the last 35 years. Whirlpool established itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of washing machines using a belt driven model. These models were sold under the private label Sears Kenmore name as well as under Whirlpool’s name. Dean Landers, founder of Landers Appliance received extensive training and experience on these machines during the late seventies and early eighties. These Whirlpool washers were very sturdy but their tub sizes were restricted and they had a lot of moving parts making it expensive to manufacture. Whirlpool changed their design in the mid 1980’s to a direct drive model. When the service industry first saw the machine everyone worried that this washer would not provide enough repair business for the industry to survive. The old staple repairs performed on the belt driven model, such as replacing a locked up pump and a broken belt of which all the technicians at Landers Appliance carried on our service vehicles, were no longer included in the new machines makeup. The new washing machines were, surprisingly very durable with substantially fewer moving parts, ultimately requiring fewer repairs. They were also noticeably lighter in weight.

With the EPA breathing down the backs of all the Manufacturers since the early 90’s, everyone has been looking for ways to produce energy efficient washing machines. Whirlpool had been toying with a washing machine that used significantly less water than the traditional top load machine. After several attempts, the Calypso being one, they have recently committed themselves to a design platform (built on the Cabrio line) that not only uses fewer moving parts but also uses significantly less water and therefore operates much more efficiently. This has been a boon to our rural customers on a well throughout our Maryland service territory as well as in the southern parts of Pennsylvania. The new Whirlpool washer also offers a much larger load capacity then the direct drive models bringing smiles to the millions of customers that buy the Whirlpool product.

Even with all these advancements and changes with the Whirlpool washer, no machine is going to last forever. When your washer breaks down you can rest assured that Landers Appliance has the knowledge, experience, friendly attitude and quick response to get your Whirlpool appliances back up and fully functioning in no time. Call 800 633-5154 or send us an e-mail to schedule.

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