Articles by Day: April 18, 2017
Today Im going to review basically ALL of the Speed Queen top load washers. Speed Queen makes 3 different top load washers:
Of course, all three of these machines are different, but from a mechanical standpoint, they are all basically identical. The 432 is the only washer that still has a basic, no frills, no computer, mechanical timer. The 8 and 9 series both have a electronic control board. (Actually 2 of them).
How I test them:
I physically buy these machines, take them home, and use them for at least 60 days, all the way up to 6+ months. I have children, and they get EVERYTHING dirty. Needless to say I have a never ending supply of dirty laundry.
The grading scale
In the world of appliances, it seems to be a difficult thing to find the best one. Which is more reliable? Best performance? Best price? Cost to repair? It can get pretty confusing. In the end, they are all just washing machines, right? Don’t they just clean clothes? Aren’t refrigerators just supposed to get cold?
Hopefully I can help.
I am a 34 year old with a beautiful wife and 2 daughters, ages 3, and 1. I live in century home just outside the city limits of Cleveland. I would consider myself to be just about average in every way except one thing: I have a weird obsession with appliances. Im fascinated with how they work, their design, and just how much of an impact they have on our lives. You may be able to go a week without a dryer (and just maybe), but can you go a week with no refrigerator? The answer is yes, you can, but it will completely change the way you live for that entire time.
Anyway, appliances are important. They are also expensive. Needless to say, you don’t want to but a $1500 fridge just to have it break down 1.5 years after purchase. ( and conveniently out of warranty). I have been tinkering with my appliances all of my life. I have been selling and servicing appliances since I was 18 years old. I am very talented at fixing them. I have a pretty extensive knowledge of just about all appliances made from the 80’s, all the way to the present.
Hopefully this blog will be helpful in making your decision on your next appliance purchase.