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POD 6/28/2017
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Post# 945659   6/28/2017 at 03:59 (359 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

This machine must have been close to the beginning for Speed Queen with automatic washers. They made good heavy duty machines that washed, rinsed and spun out well. They certainly took over the commercial laundromat business as the leader. Those commercial machines would run for years with no rest. They were real work horses. I think if they had used a little better grade metal for some of the parts subject to water all the time, they would have been a better machine and lasted even longer. As it was, they lasted about as long as any good machine would.

Post# 945662 , Reply# 1   6/28/2017 at 04:44 (359 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Post# 945669 , Reply# 2   6/28/2017 at 06:34 (359 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Thanks for the info, Louis!

My brother-in-law's mother had a '57 SQ, but I only recall being there when it was running once or twice.

My sister lived in an apt. building with a classic (probably) mid-to-late 1960's commercial, solid tub model; the one that makes an appearance in the POD occasionally.

I was surprised that the motor (and pump?) ran during fills. Was always underwhelmed with the agitation of that washer; it certainly didn't turn a load over as efficiently as our Kenmore. I think the new SQ's have more effective agitation.

Post# 945690 , Reply# 3   6/28/2017 at 09:13 (359 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Greg's set was stunning. These were great machines. And it didn't matter if everything rolled-over or not-----it all came out clean! Less aggressive than the Norge.

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