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Post# 1036123   6/22/2019 at 16:08 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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You can hover over the various icons on the right side for additional breakdowns (TL vs. FL, gas vs. electric, etc.)


Speed Queen finally gets some CR love, although their TL scores higher than their FL for reliability.


Post# 1036142 , Reply# 1   6/22/2019 at 20:00 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Glad to see owners of Speed Queen top-loaders and dryers are experiencing Excellent reliability. Gives me a bit of comfort. (2017 Series 9 pair)

Thanks for the link, Jim.

Post# 1036145 , Reply# 2   6/22/2019 at 21:08 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Not surprised at Samsung below average. 


Do the CU questionnaires still ask for information only on appliances purchased within the last five years?  I filled one out a few years ago, but no major appliance in the house was younger than late '80s.  

Post# 1036165 , Reply# 3   6/23/2019 at 07:20 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Yes; they still ask that question. I've rarely kept a washer more than five years, so always had something to fill out, LOL.

Post# 1036168 , Reply# 4   6/23/2019 at 08:33 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Interesting that Amana and Roper toploaders score higher than Estate toploaders? Aren't they basically the same? The same goes for some other appliances too.

Post# 1036177 , Reply# 5   6/23/2019 at 10:05 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> Speed Queen finally gets some CR love

In the chart, yes, but not in the article...

"Keep in mind that our predicted reliability ratings are not an indicator of performance. Speed Queen,
for instance, tops our list with high reliability ratings for washers and dryers, but its machines donít
always perform well in our lab tests."

Post# 1036184 , Reply# 6   6/23/2019 at 12:03 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        
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I'm not sure what's going on with this brand.  I think of it as a lower-end "builder brand."  Have there been any VMW washers branded as Estate?


Around here Roper is at Lowes, Amana at Home Depot.  Both identical machines it seems.  Crazy how many brands Whirlpool has these days and that they continue so many of them.

Post# 1036195 , Reply# 7   6/23/2019 at 15:41 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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They're probably talking about Speed Queen's new "swish" washing action. Terrific for cleaning Kleenix for reuse...they come out completely intact.

Post# 1036220 , Reply# 8   6/23/2019 at 22:03 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

I used to read washer reports of CR a lot ~ 1980, and Norge along with 3-belt westys would always get the big black dot for reliability :) Norges were my fave at the time because they were loud and powerful :)

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