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Old 06-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #31
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Yep, a clothes line is on the list of things I hope to build on my lot this year or next. Plenty of people around my neighbourhood use them and I had one growing up too.

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So how is your new washer working out for you? I glanced through the thread and my first immediate thought also was Speed Queen. If you want to know where they made their name, just pop into almost any laundermat. Chances are they are using Speed Queen.
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Here you go...about as simple as you can get.

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My local mom&pop appliance store sells that model for the exact same price and even includes delivery and removal of an old appliance. Another bonus.

I think that's what I'm going to go with. Thanks for all the input everybody, and thanks hardwareman for suggesting that brand.
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I currently have a 12-year-old Maytag which came with the house when I bought it - and it is extremely noisy, walks itself across the floor, shakes the whole back of the house when on spin cycle, and leaks about 1/2 gallon of water onto the floor per cycle. The estimate to repair the leak was $200 (tub seal and bearing kit) but that won't do anything about the noise and "walking". I'd rather just replace it.
That's nothing more than an unbalanced load, all washing machines will vibrate to some degree and shake, you have several pounds of clothes and they are saturated with gallons of heavy water.
Chances are the buffers or SPRINGS that stiffen the basket but allow movement came loose, got weak or broke, real easy fix there!

If you get a new one, chances are it won't even last the 12 years you've had yours.
I have a GE set, mechanical dial on the washer and timer dial on the dryer
I bought about 8 years ago, never one problem with either one of them, I seem to rememebr they ran $600 for the pair or around that.

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The GE dryer is mod# DJSR473GT5WW made in Canada
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So how is your new washer working out for you? I glanced through the thread and my first immediate thought also was Speed Queen. If you want to know where they made their name, just pop into almost any laundermat. Chances are they are using Speed Queen.
It's working great. I guess I've had it for 4 months or so now and I haven't had any problems or complaints. I did buy it from the mom & pop store and I'm glad I did. I bought my refrigerator from the same store last year.

The only thing I don't like about the Speed Queen is that it doesn't have a chime for when the cycle is complete. The old Maytag had a chime.

Because the floor under the washer isn't exactly what I'd call "structurally sound" it still shakes that part of the house when on spin cycle, but it's nowhere near as vicious as the Maytag, and it doesn't walk around on the floor.

It only takes about a half hour to run a cycle, it's super quiet, build quality seems high, and I haven't had any trouble with unclean or torn clothes.
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I would keep the old Maytag. My mom has an older one and swears by it. When it needs a repair (not usually expensive), they have all the parts. The repair man always says what a great machine it is and to keep it as long as possible. I used to fix her old GE and it was so easy. Just about all the new stuff they make now is junk, even the $1000 ones. Computers, also, seem to ruin everything, except this chatroom. LOL
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This thread is 2.5 years old...

Wash tub is a good idea though. I really want to try one of those antique Maytag wringer washers.

Still no issues with the Speed Queen. Highly recommend them.
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I have a whirlpool too
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Great old thread....but I think the following still applies:

If you want a hot water wash then the bare bones top loader HotPoint is the only machine that will do that. Somehow HotPoint got around the EPA regs that requires a hot wash to be luke warm on the basic "hot" setting.

Yes there are some more expensive machines that will override hot/luke warm issue but they come with all the "electronic garbage" that make you jump through hoops to get a hot wash.

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