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I have a front loader, Whirlpool Duet and love it.<br>
It realy is a matter of getting the right front loader if you are going to get one.<br>
I find the extra friction of a front loader helps it clean, the right washer has to have a water ajustment for more soiled items, a super high speed spin cylce to save on drying time and a extra large capacity.<br>
If you are on a budget, go with a top loader, if you are looking for long term savings a good front loader is the way to go( the savings even with a bit extra water is considerable) the higher available spin speed also saves a lot on drying costs.
 

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I too have a whirlpool front loader and love it! My AIO's only take 60 minutes to dry on a medium heat thanks to the extra spin ability. Soaking diapers is also no problem, and I wash almost 3 days worth at a time.
 

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I started out with a top loader, and then switched to the Kenmore HE4T (a front loader). It's so much better! My diapers are much cleaner, it gets out more water in the spin cycle so drying takes less time, and it uses less water so my water bill has been less. Also, I can just set it to do a pre-wash, normal cycle on hot, and two rinses, or use the sanitary cycle that gets the water extra hot. Can't say how much I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Top loading. Front loading sounds great but doesn't use enough water to get diapers clean.</div>
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I beg to differ. I've had a front loading washer for seven years and have used it to wash both my daughters' cloth diapers. The diapers are quite clean and I've found that my front loader gets them much cleaner than my mother's or MIL's top loaders.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you are on a budget, go with a top loader, if you are looking for long term savings a good front loader is the way to go( the savings even with a bit extra water is considerable) the higher available spin speed also saves a lot on drying costs.</div>
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I really agree with Barb. Not only will you save money on energy costs, you'll also be conserving precious natural resources. If you can afford a front loader, I'd really encourage you to get one.
 

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Hi, I too dwelled on the idea when our top loader decided to die and we needed a new washer. I also came to this board for help and most did suggest another top loader. I ended up buying a Sears Kenmore he4t. It was the best decision I have ever made. I totally LOVE it. I must admit that it was a little difficult in the beginning trying to figure out a new wash routine but when I got it together I could not be happier. I wash less loads of laundry because it can handle so much more and it does spin out more excess water and reduces the dry time.<br><br>
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Good Luck!<br><br>
Nancy
 

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I have a Whirlpool Duet front-loading and it has a Sanitary cycle the I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> for diapers! It does an awesome job!
 

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I have a Kenmore HE3t (totally jealous of you 4t'ers and your additional rinse!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ) and I love it. If you have a friend who's a contractor and can get it for you super cheap it helps, too! LOL. But anyways, I've used it with both hard and soft water, with everything from newborn to toddler to pottytraining dipes between my two girls, and I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it. It uses soooo much less water and soap, too, and has a freakishly large capacity.
 

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I never thought I would be so excited about a washing machine-but I had to get one recently when we moved. I LOVE my GE Profile Harmony. It is the best of both worlds-its an HE top loader-huge capacity-I can wash my King Size comforter in it<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And super gentle-its just like the front loaders-no agitator-only upright! Very efficient-and wow-the programming! Very convenient for diapers!
 

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What's the fun in standing there watching the washing machine if you have a front loader? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What's the fun in standing there watching the washing machine if you have a front loader? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Even MORE fun if you have a FL with a window... :LOL
 

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totally prefer my front loader. especially when a erally smeary poopy snealks in. much eassier to clean out. :LOL I did find the washed better with a little extra water so after it stopped filling I would just another gallon or two.
 
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