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Post# 964571   10/27/2017 at 17:42 (234 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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Well I made the last of 18 payments (Interest free) for my SQ FL set. Nice to know I have 3.5 years of warranty left and considering how much I use them about 30-40 years (based on a 25000 cycle life) before I will need a new Daily Driver. Our clothes have never been cleaner, lasted longer or looked as good.

Post# 964589 , Reply# 1   10/27/2017 at 21:24 (234 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Congratulations, Nick! Always nice to have something paid off before the warranty runs out. I've really grown to like my SQ top-loader...but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if a rear console FL-er shows up sometime in the next year or two, LOL.

Post# 964622 , Reply# 2   10/28/2017 at 03:59 (234 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

My third choice when I recently bought this 432 was the front loader with conventional controls, but with the knobs instead of the electronic panel. I gather those are rather hard to find. I'm assuming that that model will be gone at the end of the year because of the knob controls.

Post# 964624 , Reply# 3   10/28/2017 at 05:49 (234 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

It does sound like SQ is going to sunset their mechanical control models in both TL and FL formats. I prefer electronic controls, especially those on the Maytag 8100 FL set I had at the house. No spongy membrane or pads. You'd touch a hard plastic surface. They were wonderful. I sold all the appliances with the house; besides, the Maytags--which were very deep and on pedestals--would not have fit in the space I have at the apartment.

The top-loading SQ and its dryer mate are a perfect fit and I'll admit to having fun with this vintage-style washer. It's the first time since the mid-1980s that a top-loader has been the daily driver in my laundry room.

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