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Location: Portland, OR
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I think it's because of how the cylinder inside is tilted at an angle. I've got the bottom of the line Kenmore front loader model, and I've used the really nice Kenmore at a friend's house. I've also used the Neptune. I think it encourages mold growth because of how the water can sit and pool.
Sorry, I wish I had more technical reasons to give, but after using Kenmores and the Neptune I'm not surprised somehow at the problems. Portis, do you have the space to store your old ones? You could try the Neptune out. The worst thing that could happen is that you hate it and go back to using your old ones. It will use less water and electricity than your old ones for sure. The delicate cycle is far gentler than any top loader so you can wash some dry clean only items and save money there. You can also wash a lot of stuff that you'd normally have to take to the laundromat because of size.
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