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Buy Only a Used Washing Machine

Gary North
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May 7, 2011

Dr. Mark Thornton, an economist, has written a piece on the declining quality of washing machines in the United States. It has to do with the energy efficiency requirements imposed by the U.S. government. He has written about this here:


My suggestion: watch Craigslist for used washing machines.

If you can get a pre-2000 Maytag for anything under $100, buy it. On Maytags after 1999, read my article:


We own a Maytag A7300. It's probably 20 years old. We bought it used. It replaced a Maytag that we bought used in 1977. It was this model:

The older Whirlpools and Kenmores are good.

Now, for an extra tip. Do you want super-clean clothes? Sure you do. Then go online or to your local hardware store and buy a box of trisodium phosphate. Why? Because that's what rinses clothes.

That's what the government is trying to stop you from using; Here's the full story:


Go to Google SHOPPING. Type in "trisodium phosphate". Buy as much as you want.

The Feds have banned TSP from dishwashing powder, too. But there is little a little-known way around this, but you have to buy it in bulk.

Don't like TSP? Here are alternatives.

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