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Post# 688169   7/9/2013 at 07:52 (3,940 days old) by Pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Post# 688203 , Reply# 1   7/9/2013 at 11:52 (3,940 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        

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Oh, you meant washers.

Post# 688252 , Reply# 2   7/9/2013 at 15:28 (3,940 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Louie, Louie, Louie...

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Did you think I was talking cards?  Or something else???



Post# 688298 , Reply# 3   7/9/2013 at 19:17 (3,940 days old) by ultramatic (New York City)        
Wha...? It was an honest mistake Lawrence...

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Post# 688335 , Reply# 4   7/9/2013 at 22:19 (3,939 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0500 CDT.))        
I was hoping for

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2 hot college girls in bikinis.


Post# 688337 , Reply# 5   7/9/2013 at 22:31 (3,939 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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@WK78.....that wouldn't be a Queen......that would have read Princesses!....LOL

Post# 688473 , Reply# 6   7/10/2013 at 14:52 (3,939 days old) by bwoods ()        

Still trying to get a handle on who made what, when.

The Speed Queens in the photo above are Raytheon made, twins to their Amana line, with a modified escutcheon. Correct???

But to add to the confusion:

In the CU buying Guide (I think in was the 98 or 99 issue), however, the Amana TL washer was listed as having a larger capacity than the Speed Queen TL. Why?

Currently there is a TL Raytheon/Amana on Craigslist, and the seller said it is 3.7 cu ft capacity. On the control panel it says, "super capacity plus".

In another Craigslisting I saw a Goodman built Top-of-the-line Amana, and the seller says the tub capacity is 3.3 cu ft. Is this true, that the Goodman washers have a smaller capacity than the last of the TOL Raytheon built Amanas? Yet they both say "super capacity plus" on the control panel escutcheon.

The Goodman/Amana Dryer says 7.1 cu ft. capacity. The Raytheon/Amana dryers that I have seen, do not say anything about capacity on the control panel. Does anyone know if the late built Raytheon/Amana dryers also 7.1 cu ft.

To add to the Raytheon/Goodman/Alliance confusion, in the 2003, CU Buying Guide,
the Amana ALW480DA ($530) is listed as having a "good" capacity. The higher priced ALW895SA ($650) is listed as having only "fair" capacity. So why would a higher line model have a smaller tub?

The 3.3 cu ft tub model that I mentioned above, which I am thinking about buying, is model ALW780QAW. So would what would it's capacity be since it appears to be in between, model number wise.

One of my assumptions (which may not or may be correct) is that the LEA models are Raytheon built, and the ALW models are Goodman units whith the white control panel, instead of the Amana trademark green speckled escutcheon.

My other assumption/understanding is that Raytheon built both Amana and Speed Queen for awhile. But Alliance only produced units with the Speed Queen name after Raytheon got out of the appliance business, and never had the right to use the Amana logo. Correct?

Can our resident Amana-Speed Queen expert shed some light on these enigmas?

Post# 688476 , Reply# 7   7/10/2013 at 14:55 (3,939 days old) by bwoods ()        
CL posting for the Raytheon Amana

Here is the listing. My error in stating the tub capacity, it is actually 3.6 cu ft.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bwoods's LINK on Knoxville Craigslist

Post# 688478 , Reply# 8   7/10/2013 at 14:57 (3,939 days old) by bwoods ()        
Goodman (?) built Amana

Here the seller states 3.3 cu ft.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bwoods's LINK on Greenville Craigslist

Post# 688663 , Reply# 9   7/11/2013 at 07:39 (3,938 days old) by bwoods ()        

Malcolm, haven't you had several Amana/Speed Queen sets from Raytheon and Goodman?


Post# 690839 , Reply# 10   7/21/2013 at 01:03 (3,928 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

My other assumption/understanding is that Raytheon built both Amana and Speed Queen for awhile. But Alliance only produced units with the Speed Queen name after Raytheon got out of the appliance business, and never had the right to use the Amana logo. Correct?

Before Raytheon came along, Speed Queen washers were made by McGraw-Edison Company. Then they sold the name to Raytheon made who both Speed Queen & Amana. Then in 1998 Speed Queen was sold off to Alliance and Amana to Maytag. And not too much later came the dreaded AmanaTag machines.

Post# 690843 , Reply# 11   7/21/2013 at 02:32 (3,928 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

I understand from members the Alliance machines are durable.  The McGraw Edison machines with their solid tubs had the washday drama.

Post# 690876 , Reply# 12   7/21/2013 at 06:10 (3,928 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Solid Tub

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The solid tub machines were the drama queens of the 70's (no punn intended)

I purchased an Amana set back in 97 that is still running today at my Aunt's home. It is the digital set. I purchased it after the dreaded Kenmore DD set that I sent back to Sears.


Post# 690941 , Reply# 13   7/21/2013 at 12:46 (3,928 days old) by bwoods ()        

Thanks for the info, Allen.

When Goodman bought the Amana design, did they change the spin speed? CU said the Raytheon machines extracted less water than most of the others tested washers.

But their reviews, a couple of years later, did not say this about the Goodman Amanas. Were there any changes other than cosmetic, by Goodman?

The reason I am asking is there is a nice Goodman Amana set on Craigslist, that I am interested in.


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