Andy said he could make a pan for under the old washer - the one the overflowed all over everything last week - and put an alarm on it. Then, WE'D have to watch it while in use. I'm wondering what the WE was all about. WE means ME because HE is usually in bed when clothes are being washed.
My answer to the pan and alarm idea ---- a big fat NONONO!
Maytag Centennial ---- washer is tier 3 energy efficient / Energy Star thus qualified for 15% discount. The matching dryer was from the scratch and dent section so was $100.00 off. Bought them at Lowe's and got an extra 5% off. I sure hated to spend the money but I'm not soaking up a washer full of water again from the utility room, kitchen, and basement. That was awful! Thank goodness all the water that ran into and through the ducts didn't harm the furnace.
It's newfangled - doesn't have a center agitator. You also can't select the water level - it is supposed to sense how much water to add by the amount of clothes you put in. A telepathic machine. Hope we like it and hope it gets the clothes clean. I've done two loads tonight. In each load, there were clothes that had spots on them that looked completely dry. Did it just spin so hard that it spun the water right out of those spots?
And, the lid LOCKS! How's a knitter supposed to felt?????
We had a Whirlpool set in Virginia. They had lasted 20+ years. I bet these don't.