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Wascomat "CrossOver" Washers
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Post# 688284   7/9/2013 at 17:12 (3,931 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Anyone ready to run with the big dogs?

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Post# 688299 , Reply# 1   7/9/2013 at 19:23 (3,931 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Who do you suppose is manufacturing this machine for Wascomat?


Looks a little like Elux.

Post# 688301 , Reply# 2   7/9/2013 at 19:29 (3,931 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Ding, Ding, Ding! We Have A Winner Ladies & Gentlemen

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Post# 688303 , Reply# 3   7/9/2013 at 19:41 (3,931 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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This would actually be an excellent choice for a commercial quality washing machine in a domestic setting. Units run on 120v/single phase power and are complete with suspension and drain pump so no special requirements in those areas.

While probably not an good fit for second most private home second or above floor installation on a firm ground floor and or basement should be fine. Long as the flooring can support the weight and spin forces.

Of course the minor drawback is these are essentially commercial washers with pre-set cycles. IIRC there maybe some user controls and or options otherwise things are what they are. Without a heating element you will need access to plenty of hot water from a close source. That or be prepared to bleed the tap to get the cool water out of the system before starting the machine.

Seller is open to offers and if one could nab one of these say for $1,500 or so it would be a steal. Even at asking price is cheaper than many modern domestic offerings that have more bells and whistles but dubious build quality.

Post# 688802 , Reply# 4   7/11/2013 at 17:46 (3,929 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I like the field adjustable cycles and water levels. The specs are similar to my Speed Queen FL, although I don't know about the SQ's bearings and seals. If anyone is interested in the SQ FL, I think a company in the area is planning on refurbishing a bunch of them and they are built to commercial standards also. Unlike the fixed cycles of the Wascolux, the SQ offers a cycle selector that allows Rinse & Spin and Spin only. It does, however, lack the piggy bank feature of the Wascolux.

Post# 869130 , Reply# 5   2/25/2016 at 21:05 (2,969 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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This compares well to an SQ price wise, $2,049 delivered with tax.
Miele? Fahgedaboutit!

Get one Malcolm...

Here are the options, from this vendor anyway...

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Post# 869144 , Reply# 6   2/25/2016 at 23:22 (2,969 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Those machines have been out a while now

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Some laundromat/commercial laundries swear by them, others swear *at* them.

Post# 869253 , Reply# 7   2/26/2016 at 15:53 (2,969 days old) by Stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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I believe that is Speed Queen sales literature masquerading as a blog of some kind..

Most issues presented might concern a laundromat far more than a homeowner; e.g. 10% greater water usage actually seems a positive in the Crossover's favor to me. The SQ does have more cycles and easier pump access but given the Wasco has a button catcher it may not be an issue for non pro installations.
Plastic tub and enclosure are quieter and the tub retains heat far better. Again not being a retail operation makes any longevity issues mute. My mothers 27 year old plastic tubbed Whirpool showed no signs of giving out any time soon when I opened it up for a look see, much less being riddled with metal objects.
Also I don't want a coin box, so having it external is a plus because I would be removing it any how.
The bolt down Wascomats I use here in the city seem superior in a hands on way than SQ stuff I have used. Purely subjective, but the guys at the local laundry picked them for some reason and they seem like sharp cookies...however those not being these Crossovers but the bolt down units.
Hard tellin' not knowin', regardless thanks for posting that Laundress.

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Post# 869257 , Reply# 8   2/26/2016 at 16:08 (2,969 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Could be....

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But have read a good number of complaints on professional forums such as

Again some persons love these machines, others curse the day they installed them.

Post# 869260 , Reply# 9   2/26/2016 at 16:24 (2,969 days old) by Stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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btw I just extensively edited my comments...cause I can't leave well enough alone I guess!
Why I will always be good for $12 to the muti-national conglomerate and or secret society (Illuminati, Stone Cutters take your pick) that really operates this website.
I mean some guy in MN controls all this, that's rich!
Watch the footage, linked below, which recently surfaced on the Internet, reportedly of a so call "wash in" to see what's really going on...

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