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Post# 1035256   6/13/2019 at 16:25 (1,713 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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wanted to ask around does anyone have or have used one of these two whirlpools first up is wfw560chw its the larger of the two but to me still has to much crap on it would rather be more simple

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Post# 1035257 , Reply# 1   6/13/2019 at 16:27 (1,713 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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second is chw9160gw its a tad smaller but simple to use and is supposed to be the commercial grade or heavy duty unit

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Post# 1035343 , Reply# 2   6/14/2019 at 13:59 (1,712 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Hi, was thinking

we'd try one next. Large capacity top loaders use a lot of water for large loads, or items.
Our gym has two for towels. One new Samsung, which replaced a Whirlpool, and one LG. I don't know if they had 2 Whirlpools before, or Lg's, or one each.
So a few weeks ago, I asked the owner which lasted the longest. He has a tech do repairs who told him durability us about equal, but parts more readily available for the Korean machines. Beats me, there seem to be plenty of parts available online for either. A drum/tub spider and bearings for ex. costs less for an LG or Samsung on Amazon, etc. I didn't price pumps, control boards, encoders, etc.

Post# 1035353 , Reply# 3   6/14/2019 at 15:26 (1,712 days old) by deltablu (Eastern South Dakota)        
If we assume these are the only two options to pick from,

I'd go with the second one, the chw9160gw. A few reasons: The front panel that allows access to the pump filter. The washer design that allows individual part replacement in the tub and basket assembly -- If you look at an exploded diagram of the first one, you'll see that the entire basket and tub assembly is the only way to get parts from Whirlpool where the second machine allows individual components to be replaced. Also, yes this effectively a commercial machine for the home and I've had much better luck with the button switch controls on the commercial machines than the touch buttons on the residential machines.

Post# 1035395 , Reply# 4   6/15/2019 at 07:27 (1,712 days old) by Helicaldrive (St. Louis)        
Hey Chris

Itís been too long stranger.

Why donít you come over to my place with a load of laundry and check out the Speed Queen FL before you decide?

I have no idea what I would buy if I were in the market but you might as well test drive what you canó and we could catch up same time.

Post# 1035403 , Reply# 5   6/15/2019 at 11:13 (1,711 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Looks like the commercial one can be programmed for a 17 minute wash plus you can add an extra 3 minutes with another option for a maximum 20 minute wash.


I could live with that but it's not ideal for a home machine.

Post# 1035444 , Reply# 6   6/16/2019 at 05:28 (1,711 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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thanks for the thoughts id prefer the 9160 also but this is for my partners condo and since hes payin for it we went a lookin lowes had the first one the 560 on the floor and it was on sale for 599 reg was 859 so he took that one should del in a week will be interesting to see how it runs

Post# 1035445 , Reply# 7   6/16/2019 at 05:32 (1,711 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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hey mr h with the speed queen your right very long time mail me .. did look at the queen they used to make one with real controls but those are gone my Neptune is till running like a champ and since this new machine is for sean he has to choose so will see all it can to is explode or something

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