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What stores carry the HE top load washer?

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High-efficiency top-loading washing machines are sold by most major appliance retailers, including Home Depot, Best Buy and Gregg Appliances. Many appliance retailers offer free home delivery, amnd many also offer installation.

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High-efficiency top-loading washing machines use less water and can clean more clothes than traditional top-loading models. They can also extract more water during their spin cycles, which results in clothes that dry faster with greater energy efficiency. Since high-efficiency machines use less water, they also require less laundry detergent, which can lead to significant savings over time. For these machines, manufacturers recommend high-efficiency laundry detergent, which foams less. Regular laundry detergent can create excessive amounts of foam in high-efficiency machines, resulting in leakage during the wash cycle.

The primary disadvantage of HE top-loading washers is the increased likelihood of wrinkled or tangled clothing caused by high-speed spinning. Larger, high-efficiency top loaders are typically taller with a deeper tub to accommodate a larger wash load, and for shorter users, this can also be a distinct disadvantage. High-efficiency top loaders can be as expensive as front loaders, so front loading machine may be a better option for shorter consumers. Additionally, due to the lack of an agitator, waterproof or water-resistant fabrics can unbalance HE top loading machines, potentially causing damage.

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