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Two diffrent washer questions-Wondering if i should get something else?
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Post# 216625   6/17/2007 at 18:48 (4,360 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

I like my GE washer just fine. But now am wondering if i could do better.. The very loose bouncy tub bothers me and the odd bleach dispenser dispenses whenever...
SO my questions are:
What does any one know about new speed queen washers? Any good? some one on here owns one. Curious, dealer is about 20 min. from here going to check them out tommrow
Also if i bought an Amanapool washer could i put another agitator in it (say the one from the BOL base model kenmore for sale now)???
Also looking at a basic frigidaire f/l and maybe if i could step up to a basic fisher and pykel washer...
Right now its all thoughts but am getting the wild hair up my tush that the GE may not have been wise

Post# 216661 , Reply# 1   6/18/2007 at 01:21 (4,360 days old) by accapp ()        
Is your laundry clean?

Then keep it, run it 'til it blows.

Post# 216715 , Reply# 2   6/18/2007 at 11:32 (4,359 days old) by rp2813 (West Coast)        

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Sploder, I'm not sure what possessed you to go with GE with all the negative PR on here for that brand of washer, TL or FL. My mom's BOL 2000 model is junk and has the same bouncy tub. It also made a "sawing" sound during agitation when new, but that did go away. When it spins the whole tinny machine shakes.

I can't advise on SQ. I don't know who makes them anymore, but basically anything is better than the GE you have now. Anything.

Post# 216745 , Reply# 3   6/18/2007 at 16:11 (4,359 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Mine works fine its just the bouncy tub... What possesed me? I hate the shreading, cloths eating agitators and design.. Plus its boring... Oh well.. The speed queen guy was an idiot, so moved on from that at the moment...

Post# 216755 , Reply# 4   6/18/2007 at 16:51 (4,359 days old) by rolltideroll ()        

You may need to check your rubber bungie strap type support system located under the lid on your GE. They are on each corner as I'm sure you already know. One may be broken. In my many moons of working on this machine, i have noticed that with a full load with water filled to large level, you will have the motor/clutch assembly bottoming out if you are not balanced correctly with the top straps and the side bars. Yes, this machine can be the shits sometimes and I agree that it is boring and it also has some poor ewxcuses for motors in it but it will do light loads just fine. Don't attempt any large loads of jeans GE did make an adjustment/update on the bleach dispenser at one time or another, the date slips my mind right now.

Post# 216757 , Reply# 5   6/18/2007 at 16:53 (4,359 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Thanks.. No i think the shredding whirlpools ar eboring but this isn;t far behind

Post# 216759 , Reply# 6   6/18/2007 at 16:55 (4,359 days old) by rolltideroll ()        

The large load may be the reason for the sawing noise. Can you believe that the other day I got as a trade in, a practically brand new Kenmore washer. I ran it through a cycle with no probs till the spin. Then it shakes like a freight train. I look underneath and come to find out the former owner never removed any of the "shipping pins from it. The strap on the back was gone but the pins were still in place with cotter pins in them still. They were a bit bent out of shape but after removing them, I had a perfect machine.

Post# 216782 , Reply# 7   6/18/2007 at 19:01 (4,359 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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~ I like my GE washer just fine. But now am wondering if i could do better.


More usolicited advice that is none of my business.
Breathe, realax, allow peace to enter your world.

THINGS don't bring happiness. Nore does excess, clutter or hoarding. One has to allow happiness to come to them in other ways. Love yourself equally to life itself. Then all will flow to you. :-)

Someone always has bigger, better, fancier and flashier and stronger. If what you have works for you (and you said it does) then nothing further is required.


Peace and blessings be unto you, and to all who read these words.

And as far as the washer goes, I have the same GE. One simply adjsts to the new tehnology. As long as my clothes don't smell like armpit and @$$, I'm happy. and as "washer-women" I believe we are smart enough to get the desired results out of ANY machine.........

Technology doens't make the man, man makes the technology (work for him).

Post# 216786 , Reply# 8   6/18/2007 at 19:32 (4,359 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

True.. I am putting up with it... May have found an even better toy

Post# 216887 , Reply# 9   6/19/2007 at 06:05 (4,359 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
Speed Queen

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Here is a link to some videos on Youtube showing the Speed Queen in action. Maybe the person who posted the vids can give you some advice on the machine?? I'm pretty sure they maybe a member of this site.

Here in Australia, Speed Queen are marketed as "Kleenmaid" and have a very good reputation, although i have heard reports that you maybe replacing the seals in about 8-10 years time...depending on usage of course.

Hope this helps



Post# 216929 , Reply# 10   6/19/2007 at 11:01 (4,358 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        

I have the GE washer with a stainless steel tub. I will have it two years this coming November. When we replaced our old Maytag with it I had to learn to shut the door to the laundry room because it sounded SO DIFFERENT then the Maytag. It like to have worried me to death!

But it cleans great and it extracts a lot of water from our clothes. The water level goes from small setting all the way to super. When it was purchased from Home Depot it was refered too as "King Size". We wash large loads of towels and blue jeans in ours with not one problem what so ever. Mind you there is only me and my wife to wash for. We do laundry about 2 to 3 times per week depending on changing bed linens, washing rugs etc.

Going ot use it until it EXPLODES! Didn't have a magnet big enough to defeat the lid switch so I took it off the lid and used it that way (at least before my wife got home TEE HEE). She would think I was tearing it up!


Post# 216961 , Reply# 11   6/19/2007 at 16:07 (4,358 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

I am putting up with it until it does

Post# 219753 , Reply# 12   12/31/2069 at 18:00 (18,042 days old) by spankomatic (Ukiah,CA)        
Take it back or sell it

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Why "put up with it"? If you don't like it get something you do like. Get something that puts a smile on your face,that you like and enjoy. No need to suffer. Take it back or sell it. Change can be good and nothing is forever.


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