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Some of the top-rated front-load washers for 2015 include the LG WM8000, Samsung WF56H9100 and the Maytag Centennial, notes Consumer Search. The quality of the washer is based on characteristics, such as how much water it saves, how large of a load it can wash and the type of standard features that


A front-loading washer and dryer is more energy efficient, has an expanded capacity, cleans and dries better and has a gentler cleaning action than top-loading washers. The most beneficial feature of a front-loading washer is its ability to save gallons of water in comparison to top-loading washers


Common brands for top-loading washers include Maytag, LG, Whirlpool and GE. A variety of other manufacturers, including Samsung and Amana, also make washers with top-load systems.


Odor in a front-loading washer comes from a buildup of unused detergent, fabric softener, clothing fibers and dirt from laundry. These elements, combined with a warm, moist environment, encourage mold and mildew growth, particularly along the rubber gasket.


As of 2015, most of the reviews for front-loading washers on the LG official website, lg.com, are four or five stars out of five, however not all the front-loading washers on the website have been reviewed. On Amazon.com, LG front-loading washers receive mixed reviews.


Clean the pump filter on a Maytag washing machine by removing the front panel, twisting the filter to open it, removing any debris from the unit and reinstalling it. Keep the machine draining correctly by cleaning the filter regularly.


Because most front-loading washers are high-efficiency, or HE washers, special HE detergent is recommended. Using regular detergent in HE machines often results in too many suds, which confuses the washing cycles and makes the rinsing of clothes difficult. It may also shorten the life of the washer.


The Samsung 9100 Series front load washing machine boasts the world's largest capacity at 5.6 cubic feet. Samsung says it is the largest in its class and can wash three times the laundry in one-third of the time, even capable of tackling two 6-pound polyester king-sized comforters.


Unusual odors caused by mold and mildew, leaking gaskets, and improper filling or draining are some of the most common problems with GE front-loading washers. Some issues can be remedied at home, while others may require additional parts for repair.


Most front-loading washing machines meet Energy Star standards, meaning they are 11 to 30 percent more energy-efficient than older top-loading models. The level of efficiency depends on the model. Most dryers are front-loaders, but models meeting Energy Star standards use 20 percent less energy than