7 Differences Between Top-Load and Front-Load Washers that You Need to Know


It’s time to buy a new washing machine, but which do you choose: the traditional top-load washer, or the stylish front-load washer?  Both have their advantages and disadvantages and choosing between the two usually comes down to personal preference. The top-load washer, referred to as the traditional washer, is believed by some to be the more well-known and reliable choice, while front-load washers are known for their stylish design, convenient features and energy efficiency.  To help you decide which washer is right for you, we’ve outlined some of the biggest differences between the two below.

Shopping to fit your laundry space

Laundry Space Collage

It’s time to get clean! Choosing a new washer and dryer set can be a big investment in both space and money, so it’s important to consider the features of your laundry area—as well as the features of your machines of choice—before you buy. Do you have a large, dedicated laundry room that can fit a side-by-side configuration or are you looking to maximize the cleaning capacity of a smaller space in your home? Whatever your future laundry location, we can help you find the perfect pair.

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Washing Machine

Dirty clothes go in and clean clothes come out; it’s like magic! Only this magic is limited to how well you take care of your washing machine. Did you know you should clean your washing machine once a month? Dirt and grime that gets removed from your laundry during a washing cycle winds up trapped within the machine, and over time clothes may not come out as clean and fresh smelling as they once did. If you want to keep your washer running at its best and avoid buildup of mold, mildew, and scum that contribute to odor, you need to clean your machine. Here’s how:

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Get Dad What He Really Wants!

Happy fathers Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner and you may be thinking, “what should I get for Dad?” Forget the ties, socks, and coffee mugs… this year, get Dad what he really wants.

Common Washing Machine Problems and Solutions


The next time your washing machine isn’t working try checking all the simple things first before you call the repair man. Troubleshooting can save you a lot of time and money. If you still can’t resolve the issue after you have done these simple checks, then it might be time to call professional help.

Have an Appliance Question? Check Out GE’s Support Site

Have you ever wondered what the best way to clean stainless steel surfaces was, or what’s causing your fridge to make strange chirping noises? Even if you don’t have a GE appliance, GE’s support page is a great resource for appliance troubleshooting. Some articles are meant for GE products only (like how to find the serial number of your appliance), but there are many general articles, some even with video, that you may be able to find helpful.

GE’s support page offers articles on cooling and cooking appliances, washers and dryers, dishwashers, compactors, window A/Cs, dehumidifiers, water heaters and more. The next time you’re having a problem with an appliance, chances are you may be able to find the answer there.

20% Off All Whirlpool Appliances

Now for a limited time, you can enjoy 20% off all Whirlpool appliances at P.C. Richard & Son! These savings can get you the absolute lowest prices on select models, including:

Whirlpool Top Loading 4.0 Cubic Foot Washer (Model No. WTW57ESVW): Was $399.97, Now $319.97!

You can save $80 on this 32-cycle super capacity Whirlpool washing machine during this sale! Treat your clothes better by taking advantage of this machine’s dozens of cycle choices, including delicates, heavy duty (for towels and bedding), knits, and more, while saving you time and energy with its super capacity and porcelain wash basket. This machine is Energy Star qualified and will continue to save you money over its life.