Impeller or Agitator washer

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Yod12

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I just saw two articles right next to each other: "Agitator top load washers are far superior to impeller models". "Impeller models are far superior to agitator ones". So I stopped the debate. Ended up getting an impeller machine. I had previously circled clothes carefully around the agitator. Now I thought I could just throw clothes in and be done with it. But no. The manual says to load clothes around the outside of the tub. Anyone know why?
 

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My brother has one and it tends to go through some motions to distribute the clothes evenly before it adds the water. Because the units spin at a pretty high RPM the load needs to be balanced.

I know the impeller models use less water than the agitator models, but more than a front loader. We've been happy with our Whirlpool Duet front loader.
 

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Cops do something called "running out the alibi."

See if you can eke out the reasons for each claiming they're the best but that may not be possible.
 

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