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Old 03-24-2014, 02:13 PM
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I've seen regular ones at Lowe's online too. Fisher and Paykel was the brand. The only place we could find the speed queen was at a small mom & pop appliance shop.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:16 PM
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That's interesting. We've been having trouble with our septic recently and the plumbers and septic company all think it's because of the low flow toilets (we're in a new house). They've all said the water to solids ratio is not ideal for washing everything down to the septic tank. We have one old toilet in our old house we can swap in but we need two. I've been thinking about looking up a way to modify one to hold more water.

eta: this is another reason we're happy that we went with the traditional speed queen washer. That way more water is being washed down to the septic tank.

Good to know! I still have my 20 yr old Speed Queen washer and we are on septic.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:06 AM
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I have recently bought front loader washing machine whirlpool washing machine and i simply love it, it consumes less water and spin faster which give a me a clean clothes as gift every time i wash them. It also extract water at a much faster rate as compared to that of top loader. Go for front loader may be luck will favor you third time
Hope it will help you : )
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM
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I have never bought large appliances to last for years. They start to look out dated and I want to to change them out. I have learned what brands I like the best for each and now only buy Bosch dishwashers. The Bosch dishwasher I have now still looks great and works great and I don't prewash the dishes. I use Cascade Complete Action Packs and a rinse aid. It is so quiet, I have to put my ear to the door to hear it. This washer has an extra shine setting. I never used it but once DH did and I could tell a big difference. The glassware was actually shinning. LOL
Thanks for posting that. I, too, have a Bosch dishwasher & if I could love an inanimate object, I'd LOVE my dishwasher. Never, ever pre-wash. The silverware holder is configured so each piece has their own little compartment, so no nesting. And talk about quiet! When we first got it, I started it, listened, then opened it to see if it was running.
Regarding clothes washers! I have a front load, computer HE washer & dryer, both on pedestals. I keep the door to the washer open, as we live in FL, so with the humidity, things don't dry out really well. It has never gotten mold, but I know that is due to it always having circulated air. It washes clothes clean & I'm happy with the dryer. So I'm just a happy camper, quilting along!!
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:25 AM
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In my opinion, washing machines do not really clean clothes very well. I do have washing machine but I seldom used it. My reason is , I spend too much on water but I'm not also satisfied with the outcome of our clothes. I think , you just try hand washing your clothes and just use an effective detergent.
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There is zero percent chance I will ever hand wash my clothes unless it's the only way. I can barely hand wash the hand-wash only dishes I have to do (I have problems with my hands and wrists). Even clothes that say to hand wash get put in the washer on the hand wash cycle.

If you saw my husband's dirty farm clothes before and after a wash, you might think our washer does a fine job.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:54 PM
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I have washed everything but towels and sheets in cold water using liquid Tide or Era for years, and my clothes are clean. I don't have kids or a husband who gets grease on his clothes, so I don't have those kinds of problems - but when I did, I used Amway's SA8 and cold water - that worked, too. I have a Kenmore top loader, but would love to have a front loader to save water and NOT have an agitator that twists clothes into a mess!
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The Whirlpool refrigerators are junk. Bought one just 2 years + ago at Lowe's, it lasted 2 years and 1 month, didn't buy extended warranty. It was noise and the ice maker kept freezing up from the beginning, then on the week-end it quit completely. I am going to start shopping at our family owned appliance store. Have heard their service is really good. We should not need an extended warranty if the appliances were made to last.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:56 AM
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Hi Gale,
I have been looking for this speed Queen and I can't find one.
I was able to find a man who buys used machines, repairs and sells them.. I may have to go that route.
I still HATE this new GE HE machine... it's got to go..I washed a small load of towels and washclothes about 5 of each and to prove a point to a friend, I placed a white wash cloth with Wet chocolate milk on top, washed the load and guess what?? the wash cloth still had the chocolate milk on it when the load was done... at that point my husband said it's going as soon as they can come and get it.


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We bought a new washer about a year ago. We did not want the HE type or whatever that uses 4" of water (my husband is a farmer-get real. lol) so we bought a traditional Speed Queen top loader. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It's all mechanical so no motherboard or anything to break and it does a great job. We can use whatever temp of water we want, fill it as high as we want, open it during the cycle, and it's very basic, which is perfect for us. The only extra thing we sprung for was the model with the extra rinse button.
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I also bought one of those new HE washers, top of the line Samsung top loaders with no agitator. Do I like it he** no!! But I figured out a way to trick it into giving me more water for each load. Before I hit the power button I load the clothes into the machine, then I dump a couple of gallons of cold water right on top of the clothes, add my detergent then I turn the power on. Now the machine thinks I just put a heavy load into it and now fills with plenty of water....clothes now come out cleaner because there is enough water for the clothes to move around. If you have a sink close to your machine, give this a try, it really does work.
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