My customer has a GE washer and dryer, prolly ca.1980's. Tanks. Simple, thick metal, cast iron trans in the washer. Washer had a leak. It was just leaking from a rusted out clamp on the drain hose. The guy goes, "What was it?" I said it was just a 50 cent clamp. I charged them less than what a service co. charges just to show up.
Got a brand new Admiral washer for the church pastor's house. HD
It had a yellow plastic shipping strap you're supposed to pull out of the back of the machine when you install. I installed the machine, then left without testing. The machine was bad outta the box! Somebody else took over from there.
I had a Fridgidaire washer I got new at PC Richards. Tent sale. It had cardboard wrapped around the bottom. Got it home, dent under the cardboard. Didn't care, the machine was $165 15 yrs. ago. That was a good simple machine and I got ten years out of it. Left it in the apt. when I moved.
Got a Whirlpool washer/dryer off Craigs, used but rarely used from a big condo up in North Jersey. I don't think the guy ever used the condo either, vacation place or something. They're still going strong. I have a small Whirlpool refrigerator- I got it used 20 years
Top loaders have pin catchers
, a little cylinder with an inlet and outlet for the typical stuff to settle before it goes to the pump. I don't trust them new fangled frontn' loaders
A buddy of mine got an antique 1930's Grunow
refrigerator, with Cerrine
refrigerant in it. Tank, still working!