Once upon a time ago, when we first purchased our Condo, we replaced most of the appliances. The laundry unit stacks in the kitchen in our unit. The old one started to go bad about a month or so ago, my husband figured out how to make it work using the delicate cycle & spinning it twice... So we went shopping for a washer/dryer. To begin we did not want the apartment sized model that we had - laundry was going all the time with just two people. Second, we only have 26.5 inches in which to place a new washer dryer unit. Most of them are 27 inches... So we found one at Sears & the sales lady looking at the brochure assured us that it would fit, so we ordered it. When it came in, it did not fit - luckily we figured that out before they took it off the truck. So what to do... In the mean time, the dryer quit getting hot, so we have been doing weekely jaunts to the laundromat - FUN, NOT!
There are very few options for our space... (we have granite couter tops and the dishwasher is right next to where the washer dryer goes, so there was no make the space bigger option available.)
Third "issue" the old unit used gas for the dryer and 110 volts for the electric. Gas is only available with the apartment sized unit in our size range, so we had to hire an electrician to give us two 220 electrical boxes, one for the washer & one for the dryer.
Yesterday, our new washer/dryer was installed. We got it in stainless to match the other appliances.
I am so happy not to have to go to the laundromat again...