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Old 07-21-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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It's a shame that I never heard of these folks until last week.

My lg high falutin front loader with more computer power than my hp laptop took a second dump two weeks ago. First the discharge pump went bad, changed it, then the stator went bad. Although it has a 10 year warranty you have to pay a service tech to eval and replace. Not happening here! We got 4 and half years out of it


Anyway, we ran out to sears outlet pickup up a plain jane top loader piece of trash. Brought it home and it was DOA. Grrr.

At this time I reevaluated the whole purchase of a washer and hunkered down and educated myself. After many hours of reading I came to the conclusion that Speed Queen unequivocally is the champion. It's the type of machine that our parents and grandparents used. Solid. Heavy. Mechanical. No Lights. No computers. No fancy useless widgets. No stupid lid latch. It fills with water! Made in Wisonsin. Steel from Allegheny Ludlum. Great warranty.

So far so good. Happy happy.



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Old 07-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Best washer on the market today by far! You will love it for years.


Only down side is it fills 2/3, but the water level can be easily adjusted. In any case you won the jackpot

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interesting to know, never heard of them but i'll keep that in mind. i have simple white kenmore old school top loader washer/dryer combo that i'll keep till they break, going on 8 years and so far so good.

it seems that with most appliances, high energy efficiency never pays out over time because cost to purchase plus cost to own over time is far greater than any efficiency gained. sometimes, small gains in efficiency translates to far more cost and complication that it is worth.

don't get me started on those over-priced and over-complicated on-demand water heaters. the 'rents have one and it has had all sorts of issues.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:15 AM   #4
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Speed queen is also my target brand if I'm ever in the market for a washer and dryer (do they have dryers?). We have a commercial front-loading Speed queen washer in our condo and it's my favorite washer.

Can one buy a Dexter dryer for home use? It's a commercial dryer - all stainless steel and glass door. We have them and they're huge. It dries one full load of laundry in 15 min. I put in 2 full loads of laundry and they're dry in 30 min.
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SQ washers have been first rate for years, and today they are the only one on the market that are worth anything
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