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Whirlpool CHW9060AW Soft Mount Front Load Washer
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Post# 926585   3/13/2017 at 14:39 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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No matter how I slice it if I can replace my SQ with something else I will. See my tale of woe elsewhere on this website.
My dealer also has these in stock, pretty much the same price as the SQ FL I have.
I notice it has a lower spin speed and slightly less capacity...but that's small beer compared to my current issues.
Anything else to know 'bout these Whirlpools?

The goal is to get a FL machine that won't be done in by a child's sock, toothpick, or errant LEGO piece. I think my machine probably has an issue in the wiring harness but nonetheless I have been convinced by SQ's own tech reps it's just not suited for basic family I am looking elsewhere.
I should also mention our laundry room is very limited on space so the machine's footprint ought to be approximately the same as a standard top-loader. We has a Frigidaire 118 set in there when i was a child growing up in this very house.

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Post# 926597 , Reply# 1   3/13/2017 at 15:49 by brastemp (Brazil)        

Hi Robert, I have a very similar model from Maytag, EpicZ. I bought in 2006 (11 y.o.) and no repairs. My EpicZ have the same mechanism than This commercial model on your picture. The difference are only on cycles. I highly recommend it.

Post# 926618 , Reply# 2   3/13/2017 at 17:13 by suburbanmd (Maryland, USA)        

Parts & labor warranty is quite short, and I don't see an exception for home use.


Post# 926620 , Reply# 3   3/13/2017 at 17:21 by henene4 (Germany)        

If you want a pump you can clean out yourself, go LG or Samsung. Sadly, the only manufacturers that offer that in the US.

Otherwise, check scratch\dent isles. At what happend to you, a cheaper option might be a way less disapointing choice in the end.

Post# 926623 , Reply# 4   3/13/2017 at 17:31 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Jay, thanks. I glanced at that and figured I would buy an extended warranty if I got this machine.

Lots of possibilities, however I doubt one of them is me getting a cash refund. I may be able to negotiate a store credit, hence considering this Whirlpool or other machine.

If I have to go SQ I may try to get a 5 year warranty FL model if I can. Even the stainless is now cheaper than what I paid for mine.

Post# 926631 , Reply# 5   3/13/2017 at 18:32 by mtn1584 (USA)        
Please listen to me!!

Just buy your mom a top loader like she wanted!
SQ, GE, WP, Maytag anything with a deep wash and rinse!
It's what she wanted so I would suggest you stop trying to reinvent the wheel.

Post# 926646 , Reply# 6   3/13/2017 at 19:42 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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If they accept our application for a return, but i have no choice but to get a Speed Queen machine, i may lobby for a SQ432 and a refund of the price differential.

That said my mother now likes the FL least until it started breaking down so often. She loves watching the machine go around through the door's window.

I want to see what SQ does working through the standard channels. If their response is unsatisfactory i will consider the various consumer agencies and prehaps broaden my social media postings of my experience beyond AW.

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