Originally Posted by Mainecoons
I have searched the heck out of this question and have only determined the 2100 is an earlier model to the 2100XC. Have a chance to get a lightly used 2100 very cheap but as it is a boat load of trouble to swap out the existing 2000s I don't want to buy if the 2100 has issues.
I think of the 2100 as a later model of the 2000S, and not an earlier model of the 2100XC, because the 2000S and the 2100 are quite similar and in fact share the Splendide "Training Guide," and according to the Training Guide, have the same control panel.
The only difference I see is the size of the drum--1.6 cubic feet for the 2000S and 1.92 cubic feet for the 2100--which means the 2000S has a 8-pound wash/6-pound dry capacity, and the 2100 has a 12-pound wash/8-pound dry capacity.
I have a 2100 that I bought used a few years ago. My previous Splendide didn't have any lights on it--it was the WD802M with just dials, an uncomplicated workhorse that would do what I wanted it to do.
My dissatisfaction with the 2100 stems from the electronics. I can't just move the dial a little to advance the cycle (I have to go through a "reset" procedure), and there's no way to use the high-heat dry cycle without having it do a spin cycle during the dry cycle, which is beyond stupid for a machine that has a reputation for wrinkling clothes during the dry cycle.
And it does the tiny spurts of water after it fills, which are incredibly annoying.
Also, there's no "countdown" for any cycles--the dials on the old machine would tick around. The new one just advances at once to the next part of the cycle. So I never know how long it's been washing, and can't tell if there's just a few minutes left so I can just go ahead and move to the next phase if I become pressed for time.
The 2100 also has the dryer lock-out nonsense, which I disconnected, so I can now open the door during the dry cycle to move things around. Unfortunately, that means I can open it during the wash cycle, too, which is good for throwing in a missing item, but not so good because the wash cycle can start even if the door isn't completely latched.
Heh--I just glanced at the owner's manual for the 2100XC, and it says that even if locked, the door can be opened up to five minutes into a wash cycle and any time during a dry cycle. FINALLY!!
However, if all these issues are present in the 2000S you already have, perhaps the only difference will be the size of the drum, and with these machines, any bigger you can get is better. According to the manual, my WD802M had a 1.5 cubic foot drum, and your 2000S has a 1.6 cubic foot drum. I can tell a difference between my previous machine and the 1.92 cubic foot drum in the 2100 I now have.
Reliability wise, so far so good, with mine.
Actually, one more thing. My WD802M ran flawlessly on the built-in Generac generator I have. The 2100 does not. It wigs out and doesn't run right, no doubt due to the electronics. I have figured out that if I run my basement air on both compressors at the same time as running the Splendide, it works right. So there's some sort of harmonics thing going on, and an independent Splendide repairman says it's common, although he's seen it more with Onan generators than Generacs.
So that's something to be aware of if you want to use a 2100 on the generator--it might not work right. (Your 2000S might not, either.)
The wash cycle on the Splendide uses very little electricity, though, so you can get around that if you have a pure sine wave inverter--plug the Splendide into an inverter outlet and let the batteries run it, and refill the batteries with the generator later. But I would most definitely not even think about trying it on a modified sine wave inverter.
But on my pure sine wave inverter, the Splendide works fine. And of course that's the wash cycle--the dry cycle will use a lot more electricity, so you'd have to be very judicious doing that on the batteries.