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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #80 on: June 10, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
I'm thinking of using my LG front loader as a artificial reef.
Raider, I had a set of he LG frontload too. Never got anything clean. DanG things grew mold like crazy if you didnít leave the door and detergent drawer open after every use. Spent more time doing loads over and over trying to get them clean or at least smelling better. Best thing that ever happened with it was the DanG quit running!
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2018, 09:09:26 AM »
I'm waiting for either the washer to finally puke or the dryer to go so I can get matching speed Queens. Where they are is built for front loaders so I'm going to have to do some remodeling to accommodate top loaders.
LG front loaders are junk. Never again. Actually I'm boycotting LG everything.
Having to drain a washer, keep the detergent and main door open after you use it seems to me going backwards in technology.
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2019, 11:38:01 AM »
Three years of outstanding performance, and not a single issue.

Three years of not needing to use any kind of stain treatment. 

Three years of washing and drying a full load in under an hour.

God Bless Wisconsin and Speed Queen.





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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #83 on: September 14, 2019, 03:35:25 PM »
Da wife says Amen ta dat, she loves hers.
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #84 on: August 18, 2020, 10:54:26 AM »
Four years now of flawless and maintenance free performance.  Amazing!

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2020, 09:00:23 PM »
4 years, 1 week,  and 2 days on ours, same results.  8)
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #86 on: August 19, 2020, 10:05:19 AM »
We have a front load LG. Works great. 2 years or so. I'd have to look for sure. Matter of fact, I'll do that. But where do I look.....🤔
Oh I know, I'll ask me bride.....  ;D

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2020, 11:27:15 AM »
I had to buy a washing machine recently after my 20 year old Kenmore died. I looked at Speed Queen pretty hard because I remembered this thread  :)

But I decided I didn't want a top load ( I actually Did want one...) because it's impossible to access the pump which I had to do a few times a year in the past. Many new front load have a waste water filter !!  8)

My biggest problem was that they all got bigger...lots bigger. Mostly deeper and it's behind a door and it's wall backs up to the kitchen and the new machines were 8" deeper than the Kenmore ! I couldn't believe it !

So I bought a half size machine for full size money and dragged it up the stairs.


 

 

 

 

 

I'm hoping that it uses the same bearings as larger machines for the drum because the smaller drum will wear a bearing less and it's something I had to rebuild on the other even though I rarely loaded it up.
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #88 on: August 19, 2020, 11:54:21 AM »
Good job, McGuyver!
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #89 on: August 19, 2020, 12:18:48 PM »
@sprucebunny ....... don't they deliver in your neck of the big wood 🤔

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #90 on: August 19, 2020, 01:28:33 PM »
We have a front load LG. Works great. 2 years or so. I'd have to look for sure. Matter of fact, I'll do that. But where do I look.....🤔
Oh I know, I'll ask me bride.....  ;D
I figured out where to look. Be 2 years in Sept 9th put in service date. It's 5.2 cubic ft. Been really good. 

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2021, 09:05:02 PM »
Just installed the our new Speed Queen TR3.  I couldn't handle another washer only making in 4 or 5 years and not getting work and barn close CLEAN. We'll put this through a good test and let ya's know how it works out. Bought it at a local store, sold by the owner, who knew EVERYTHING about the product, AND they repair them (when needed) too.  
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #92 on: April 26, 2021, 09:18:41 PM »
Good luck with the speed queen. They have a good reputation and seems to be a cult following. I got a new speed queen w&d back in january and pretty impressed so far. Only time will tell about longevity but itís got to be better than the other stuff out there.  Pretty high price, but supposedly worth it. It only hurt for a little while after the check was written. Gets stuff clean.

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #93 on: April 27, 2021, 06:58:22 AM »
Just a month away from my five year anniversary post on this thread. Both units are working as well as the day I bought them.

To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. God bless Wisconsin and God bless Speed Queen. 

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #94 on: April 27, 2021, 07:44:40 AM »
Speed queens owner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_Laundry_Systems

If they be as good as the cult following says, it might be because they have commercial laundry systems as their roots

I'll say this about our LG. No matter how good this unit is, we'll not be buying anything LG going forward. Don't last like i think they should

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #95 on: April 27, 2021, 08:18:14 AM »
I am late to this party but if you want a top load horizontal axis "lifetime washer", IMO the best option is Staber. Its a US built commercial grade washer. They have had the same design for at least 25 years. If they do need service, its all doable by the owner but not a lot to go wrong. I have had one for 20 years and it just keep ticking. No door seals to worry about as its top load. It was a horizontal axis long before the big companies came out with them and spins clothes super dry which means less drying and water use is super low. I dont own a dryer and just hang the clothes overnight.  The basket is made out of stainless. Parts count is super low and all the switches are mechanical. They are popular with fire departments and places that need to process a lot of loads. 

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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #96 on: April 27, 2021, 08:19:25 AM »
Last year our Samsung front loading washer went off like a shotgun and started smoking.  It was over 10 years old.  it was toast as far as the Wife was concerned.  There was not a exact appearance replacement available so a new "set" , washer and dryer, was bought.  Same brand.  The washer works fine, but in the dryer the cloths get twisted and creates wad of wet clothes.  The Manufacturer is no help and pretty much tell us we after fifty years of drying clothes we are not doing it right, but can't tell us what right is.  
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Re: High Efficiency Washers and Dryers
« Reply #97 on: April 27, 2021, 09:58:11 AM »
Residential Clothes Washers | Staber Industries, Inc.

They are not cheap and only sell direct from the factory.
Our well water seems to be hard on clothes washers in the eighteen years we have lived here we are on our third washer. Current one is a LG and will be three years old in June so far no issues. Have a buddy that has had one on well water for twelve years. I think when this one dies I will try one of these Staber brand washers. I had never heard of them. 

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« Reply #99 on: May 02, 2021, 12:20:29 AM »
Just gonna throw this out there. We have a speed queen and it's been pretty good. Less than 5 years old though and it's a bit loud. I'm wondering about a bearing going out. We got the electronic controls bc of a longer warranty that came with them. No issues on that part of the machine. 
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