Taking the opportunity to do just a little research before buying a washing machine machine can help you save you hours of irritation in the future. Frigidaire manufactures a number of washing machines as part of its Affinity and Galaxy lines. The FAFW3801LW and the GLTF2940FS are two comparable front-loading washers from the Affinity and Galaxy lines, respectively. They differ only slightly.
Size and Capacity
The Affinity includes a 3.26-cubic-foot ability, compared to 3.5 cubic feet to the Galaxy. Both units are stackable. The Affinity measures 27 inches wide, 29.75 inches deep, and 36 inches tall at its tallest point. The Galaxy is equal in 2 dimensions, but is much less heavy, measuring 27 inches wides, 27.75 inches deep, and 36 inches tall. At 235 pounds, the Affinity is a little heavier than the Galaxy, which weighs 217 pounds.
The Affinity and Galaxy are almost identical in terms of washing specs. Both units feature automatic temperature control, stainless steel wash drums, automatic water level adjustment, liquid detergent dispensers, and electronic door openers. Meanwhile, the Galaxy has a maximum 12-hour wait start compared to 10 hours for its Affinity. The Affinity includes a dedicated bleach dispenser while the Galaxy does not. The Affinity also offers a slightly higher maximum spin rate of 1,100 revolutions per second, in comparison to 1,050 rpm to get the Galaxy.
Electrical and Controls
Both units operate on 120-volt electric connections and require at least 15-amp service. Both units comprise Energy Star certification. Both also feature almost identical control panels with a series of status lights, discrete buttons, a display screen, and one large easy-to-read adjustment knob centrally situated on the controller panel.
Additional features of this Affinity include a vibration control system, fresh water rinse abilities, Stay-Fresh door seal, and a run of convey controls that enable you to pick one-touch wash cycles. Additional features of this Galaxy contain cycle status lights and a status indicator that shows the estimated time remaining in the wash cycle. Both units may be outfitted with optional pedestal drawers for storage.