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Post# 973730   12/15/2017 at 05:51 (311 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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I wonder what the models for 2018 speed queen topload washers will be I am also wondering if 2018 will be the end of the mechanical timers?

Post# 973732 , Reply# 1   12/15/2017 at 06:05 (311 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

Rivas' videos echoed what Speed Queen told me as well as my local dealer when I bought my 432 recently--there was no way to accommodate the mech timer for the new requirements for 2018. I will say that I probably made a mistake by buying the 432 for $879 locally because for only $899 I could've bought the electronic timer model and it had a 5-year instead of a 3-year warranty. However, I never use the ECO cycle or the delicate cycle anyway.

The real disappointment is the matching dryer, as there is no moisture sensor. I was stupid and didn't even think about it, assuming that it had one. Over the past two months I've rather learned where to set the 'auto dry', but it's still a great step backward, and I urge anyone purchasing to consider this.

Post# 973958 , Reply# 2   12/16/2017 at 08:47 (310 days old) by Imperial70 (******)        

Mechanical timers will be impossible to get (as replacements) in a few years and people may be looking at electronic retrofit kits. Also the timer repair companies will be very busy I suspect. I never liked the feel of a speedqueen timer when compared to Whirlpool timers. WCI/Frigidaire had an odd feel (to me).

Post# 973964 , Reply# 3   12/16/2017 at 09:04 (310 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Speed Queen timers

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Question: where did you here this? I am not saying you are incorrect, just wondering.

SQ timers are still better than those in model T GE washers. And perhaps latter model Whirlpools.

Post# 974045 , Reply# 4   12/16/2017 at 15:13 (309 days old) by Imperial70 (******)        

My timer is better than your timer. Quack Quack Quack.

Post# 974049 , Reply# 5   12/16/2017 at 15:43 (309 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Have you actually seen the timers used in those washers?

Post# 974076 , Reply# 6   12/16/2017 at 16:50 (309 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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And reply #4 to get 20 likes 3, 2, 1... Le sigh.

Post# 974093 , Reply# 7   12/16/2017 at 18:25 (309 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
Late GE timers...

...are about as cheap as could be possibly made-one on my '09 Hydrowave jammed once-took it out,got it apart,found nothing wrong,put it back in and no more trouble :)Really cheap,simple clock motor and eggshell thin plastic housing...'05 WP one is much nicer.

Post# 974108 , Reply# 8   12/16/2017 at 19:09 (309 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Yup. Saw about a dozen actually split open over a two year period at the complex scrap pile.

Post# 974110 , Reply# 9   12/16/2017 at 19:42 (309 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        
time for timer

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Post# 974189 , Reply# 10   12/17/2017 at 07:24 (309 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Ok- then make a case for me proving me wrong.

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