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Washing machine and dryer wanted
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Post# 999635   7/7/2018 at 16:57 by deanmerc (Margate, Florida)        

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Hello everyone!

My names Gabriel and I live in Margate, Florida 33063. I'm looking for a washing machine for my mom to replace the HE Hotpoint she currently has. I would prefer a matching set washer and dryer. If any member has a reliable 1980s and older set for sale on the east coast, between PA and FL please let me know! I don't know how to work on washers/dryers, so if one has been restored, that would be great!

I'm just learning about washers, and I don't know what would be a reliable set for mom, that she could use regularly - a washer that fills with more than 3 inches of water and actually agitates the clothes lol. I've always loved the old Frigidaire "thumper" washers. I've seen a YouTube vid of a late 70s Frigidaire washer with a little see through window on the lid - it was awesome!

I prefer washers that agitate like my SpeedQueen - long strokes with a whirring sound - instead of the quick "chugga chugga chugga" models. I've been told I'm looking for a belt driven model.

Like these:

But any information on models to look for would be much appreciated! Thanks again for everyone's input.

Happy laundering!

Post# 999758 , Reply# 1   7/8/2018 at 21:42 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Hi Gabe!

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And welcome to the group!

That's actually my video of the 1977 Frigidaire washer!

What a trip to see my video posted in a message!
Ha ha ha...

Yeah, it sounds like you want a belt-drive washer. As for which brands are better, it all depends on who you ask...
Everyone has their preference.
It also depends on if you are looking for specific features;
Like the Filter-Flo lint filtering system,
The Frigidaire up & down agitation,
A neutral or a spin drain,
Etc, etc...

Another thing to think about is parts that would still be available, if you should have any problems with your washer. And especially if you don't know how to work on washing machines.

I don't know alot about washers but...
It seems like the last of the full tub of water, regular agitation washers is going to be the SPEED QUEEN washer from 2017.

Others will chime in & can give you more information.

Good luck!
And once again...
WELCOME to the group

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