Monday, May 20, 2013

Crunch time = more appliance shopping and NVR drama.....

So, we are only 12 days from our final walk through!  Hot diggity dog!  It just doesn't feel real!  I figured that now may be a good time to buy a washer and dryer too, so we can have some clean clothes after we move it :)

I have been holding out for the holiday sales, and sure enough, it's paid off.  Home Depot is already running their pre-memorial day specials.  I found a great deal on a Whirlpool Duet washer/dryer.  It has all the functions of the pricey models and great reviews, and after the sale price, they are only 629 each!  That is a crazy good  deal, they have the steam functions on both, hand wash cycle (key for me, I have tons of HW only cloths and HATE hand washing stuff)  You get a lot of bang for your buck with this set, and the capacity is slightly bigger than most of the other washers in that class (3.8 vs 3.6)

Anyone have this particular set?  I was looking at an LG set too, but it just lacked a lot of the functions and was more expensive.

Now for the NVR drama:

We got a call on Friday from NVR.... and... the underwriters can't accept what we have provided for proof of income for my husband's business.... seriously?  we are 2 weeks from closing and NOW THIS?!?! My husband doesn't get pay stubs, it is direct deposit.  He own 50% of his company, and is paid a salary + distributions.  They are small, as in him and 4 other people who own the company, so they don't use a payroll company, it's just done via ACH deposit every month  with no pay stubs.  We have tried every possible proof from their business bank statements and quick-books payroll print outs and nothing will satisfy the underwriters .. sooooo where do we go from here?  I really hope this figure this crap out like, ASAP b/c I don't want to homeless in 2 weeks....

Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Load Washer with Steam in White, ENERGY STAR

Model # WFW9550WW

  • 3.8 cu. ft. capacity washes up to 18 pairs of jeans in a single load, saving both time and energy
  • Stainless steel wash basket resists odors, rust and chipping. The smooth surface helps protect delicate fabrics from snagging
  • Deep Clean Steam option breaks down and dissolves stains like grass and grease without pretreating while the NSF Certified Sanitize option removes 99.9% of certain household bacteria
  • Direct inject wash system automatically senses the size of each load and uses just the right amount of water to deliver a combination of optimal cleaning and gentle fabric care
  • 12 wash cycles including Quick Wash, Hand Washable, Active Wear, Bulky Items and Whitest Whites provide optimal care and cleaning for a variety of fabrics
  • ENERGY STAR qualified with a CEE Tier III rating, making it among the most efficient washers in the industry
  • Front panel controls with cycle indicator lights provide convenient access to all cycle and option selections
  • Automatic water level sensors regulate the amount of water based on the size of the load. Only the amount needed to clean is used, increasing efficiency and helping the environment
  • Delay wash option allows you to set the washer to begin up to 12 hours later, at a time that works best with your schedule
  • Laundry pedestal, XHP1550, enhances ease of use; stacking kit, 8541503, provides increased installation choices (pedestal and stacking kit are sold separately)
  • Quiet wash plus system uses enhanced sound-absorbing materials to keep operational sounds inside the washer and out of living areas while Smooth Spin technology makes upper-floor installation possible
  • Precision dispense penetrates stains and pretreats soils with a concentrated burst of detergent for optimal cleaning performance
  • Washer requires use of high-efficiency detergent

Whirlpool Duet 7.2 cu. ft. Electric Dryer with Steam in White

Model # WED9550WW

  • 7.2 cu. ft. capacity easily accommodates bulky items like comforters, sleeping bags and pillows
  • 12 cycles including Eco Normal, Heavy Duty and steam cycles offer drying options to handle a variety of fabrics
  • Dryer drum with powder coat finish resists chipping and abrasion to protect clothes from damage
  • Front Electro-Mechanical panel controls provide convenient access to all cycle and option selections
  • Enhanced Touch up and Quick Refresh steam cycles relax wrinkles and refresh dry clothes in as little as 15 minutes
  • 5 temperature settings are able to handle a variety of fabric types
  • AccelerCare drying system senses when clothes are dry and automatically stops the cycle to save time and energy and prevent fabric damage and shrinking
  • Quiet Dry Plus noise reduction system. Sound-absorbing materials are strategically placed around the dryer drum to help reduce operational noise
  • Wrinkle Shield Plus option tumbles the dryer every 5 minutes for up to 140 minutes after the cycle is complete to help prevent wrinkles from setting in
  • End-of-cycle signal alerts you when a cycle is complete
  • Pedestal shown in product image is not included with purchase, and is offered separately during appliance checkout
  • Interior drum light illuminates the interior of the dryer to make loading and unloading easier. Reversible side-swing door can be conveniently installed to open from the right or left side depending on your preference
  • Stackable design, reversible-swing door and 4-way venting options provide increased installation choices; Separately purchase stacking kit 8541503, door reversal kit 8579666ARP and venting kit W10186596


  1. Can't go wrong with Whirlpool. They make great appliances. I've seen Whirlpool washers and dryers from the 60's and 70's that still work! Can't say the same about LG.

  2. You may have already found what you're looking for in a washer/dryer, but when I see fellow bloggers looking for "good deals" when it comes to furnishing their new house with new appliances, I always like to offer up my "friends and family" discount at GE. I'm not really sure how the prices compare to Whirlpool or LG, but I know that right now they're running a 10% off sale for Memorial Day and I believe there are some mail-in rebates available on select models.

    If you're interested - feel free to message me your email address on my blog ( and I can send you an invite to take a look at the online store!

    1. I looked at GE ones too, and I liked them it was just the price that stopped me from purchasing, they are a little more expensive but I like the features too. I would love to see the pricing though with the discount! That would be fabulous! My email is

  3. Hang in there girl NVR doesnt want to be left with any standing inventory the loan will definately close they are just going to have to bend a little but they make you sweat and then you end up closing on time. I like the GE ones lowes and home depot give a 10% discount for just about everything check them and sears.

  4. I love the washer and dryers that you chose. These look great. I am sorry to hear about NVR. Grrrr! I believe Chateauadine is correct. It looks like they want to make us sweat, but it will hopefully work out on time. Hang in there, Rachael!