Post by lurkingsince2001 on Feb 14, 2018 21:24:03 GMT
Our washer is on its last legs. We've fixed various things and are tired of messing with it. I know the Peas love Speed Queen and want to know if that's still the case and why. What models, etc? Other brand recs welcome as well. I haven't shopped for one of these in 12 years so I'm behind on what's good and what to look for but my desires haven't changed:
1) top loading 2) large enough capacity to wash bedspreads 3) delicate/handwash cycle (is used 90% of the time) 4) matching dryer has low temp setting 5) no or low agitator if possible as it's hard for me to dig around them 6) I decide water level 7) can soak a load (my current one wouldn't do this)
Post by compeateropeator on Feb 14, 2018 22:01:22 GMT
My only comment is to make sure that you go through the motion of taking clothes out of it. The thing that I have seen is (especially with extra large capacity) the drum (?) is really deep and I can't reach small things like socks easily without standing on something.
Also with my no agitator top load I can't set the water level or start it filling it and put in my laundry detergent first and then load my clothes.
Good luck finding something you like. I hate buying appliances and cars.
Seems like SQ was still favorable. I have Fisher & Paykel, which match all your criteria, and am very happy with them.
Thanks for that. For some reason it didn't come up when I'd searched earlier. I'll keep F&P in mind.
The research I've been doing isn't going favorably towards Speed Queen: apparently they've changed the way the agitator works among other things with the 2018 model. There's also accusations of them blacklisting a dealer and removing unfavorable reviews and telling people to take their youtube videos down over the new model. It looks like, if I should decide to go with them anyway, I need to find a 2017 model. Hopefully all the Peas who keep saying it'll be their next purchase will research some more as well before buying.
I responded on the other thread from last week. I'm disappointed to hear the speed queen washers have changed. Honestly, don't think there is a good option any longer. Our Maytag has a delicate cycle, but it doesn't fill with enough water so the clothes are harshly rubbed against each other in the bottom of the basket. That is not good for delicates! It also takes over an hour to run 1 cycle on the bedding setting which is the one I have to use to get 4 or 5 inches of water in the bottom and that is with me using the sprayer from the sink next to the washer to pre-wet the clothes to try to trick the washer into thinking it is an extra heavy load so it will fill a little more than normal. Very frustrating!
I love our Speed Queen set and don't plan to purchase another brand. Durable, affordable product that is still a quality, long-lasting appliance. My washer is tough! I quickly learned that most loads should be washed on delicate. I do wash towels on the regular setting. It has various load sizes from mini to X-large. The dryer works well, too, plus offers a myriad of drying options.
My set is several years old. Should I find the company has changed and quality diminished I will certainly look at other options. For now I'm more than pleased with the set we chose.