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Post# 984949   3/2/2018 at 09:35 (204 days old) by Tomdawg (Des moines)        

Curious- if we could make the best washer today.
What would you use? I believe most parts are similar to one another they could be re engineered to make the best washer today.

First I would choose a whirlpool DD basket- I believe itís bigger than Maytag.
use a kitchen aid lower fin and kenmore upper triple action agitator.
I would use a maytag dependable tranny and a brushless motor from one of the old whirlpool duet.
I chose the Maytag tranny because I think it would be easier to control the strokes and speed of the agitator and I would think I could achieve higher Rpms in a maytag than a whirlpool tranny.
I would also use a maytag suspension system- they have always had a smooth spin.
Iím at a lost for a timer- maybe switch over to a computer base?

Iím up for debate of what you guys would think would make the best machines.
Ps. Could anyone build one?!

Post# 984962 , Reply# 1   3/2/2018 at 11:10 (204 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Is already here

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A SQ FL Washer, and if you hurry you can buy one at a reasonable price of around $1500 before you can only buy one through the commercial division.

John L.

Post# 985016 , Reply# 2   3/2/2018 at 20:46 (204 days old) by jcturbot (Central MA)        

John (combo52),
I know from reading your past posts you think very highly of the the Speed Queen Front Loaders.

I also know you've seen hundreds of Washers over the years-

In your opinion what makes the SQ FL the best Washers out there?

I like it as well but want to hear an experts opinion verses what is out there.


Post# 985029 , Reply# 3   3/3/2018 at 00:57 (204 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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From the list he provided, Tom appears to be inquiring about top loaders, not front loaders.


With a few exceptions, it sounds feasible, as Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid and Maytag are all basically the same machines.

Post# 985032 , Reply# 4   3/3/2018 at 01:39 (204 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

Well, about top loaders.... a giant magic chef would be awesome...

I's my competitor, but i love it (my boss hates when I say that)

I remember about 2 years ago, Martin telling me to buy one because it was impressively good.

Indeed, that washer really surprised me with the wash performance. i love that little washer with all my heart (forget the normal cycle exists), i just wish it was 3x bigger

And also it is nearly 2 years old and works like a charm, even after moving from Dallas to L.A. almost upside down on the back seat/trunk or a Honda Fit.

As soon as I can I'll buy the 2.2 cu ft model, but I'd really love to see a 4.0 cu ft reaching the market.

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