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Stacked washer dryer - is this true?

2 months ago
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Is it true that when you stack a washer and dryer made by the same manufacturer, if one breaks and needs to be replaced you have to replace both because the one new unit won't be size compatible with the older unit?

I'm considering an LG Washtower for my apartment but my biggest concern is that if one breaks the other must go because it is a singular unit. My concern isn't so much the money waste - I can afford to buy two new units. It just seems like an environmental waste to pitch both even if one is still working.

An article from an appliance store addresses this but I wonder if it is really true - clearly they are trying to sell LG Washtowers. "Because manufacturers are constantly changing dimensions and models, newer units typically aren't compatible with older ones. Most of the time, you'll end up having to change both units regardless."

Thoughts? Do you have stacked separate units? When one broke did you have to replace both?

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