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Stabler Horizontal Axis Washer
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Post# 1045543   9/21/2019 at 11:51 (1,622 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Does anyone here have recent experience with one of these?
I know early on they had reliability issues, is that still true?
I have a Sun Frost Refrigerator I love (see second pic), imagine the Staber to be a comparable product.


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Post# 1045586 , Reply# 1   9/21/2019 at 20:12 (1,622 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Donít know anyone who has a Staber, but CR tested one a number of years ago and found it lacking. Cleaning score was not good and vibration was a major issue. The dealbreaker for me is that you have to service it yourself. They supply parts and phone line assistance.

Iíve never heard of a Staber dealerónot even mom & pop shops.


Post# 1045594 , Reply# 2   9/21/2019 at 22:15 (1,622 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Jon Charles had a Staber some years back, don't know for how long.† IIRC, mostly liked it, had some dislikes, had some recurring repair issues.

They don't have a dealer network far as I recall, for either sales or service.


Post# 1045755 , Reply# 3   9/23/2019 at 12:40 (1,620 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

Samurai Appliance Repairman (fixitnow.com) used to be a huge fan of these washers. He is no longer. Wish I could remember exactly why.

Post# 1045764 , Reply# 4   9/23/2019 at 13:53 (1,620 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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I've seen one of these in person but I've never seen one run (well, heard one run I suppose since there's no window) and I just looked into it a little bit...

No wonder they've kind of fallen off the face of the earth, the cheapest model is $1,699. They don't even list a price for the more expensive stainless one. You have to contact them for a quote for that one.

Oh yeah, and shipping is $449. That gets the semi to your house. If you want the semi to have a lift-gate to lower the washer down from the semi instead of having to lift it down yourself, you have to pay and additional $75 on top of the $449...

Someone would REALLY need to have their heart set on this machine in order to shell out over $2,000 for their cheapest model without having seen one in person.


Post# 1045771 , Reply# 5   9/23/2019 at 15:08 (1,620 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        
$2000+

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Wow thatís ludicrous.
You could build your own washer for that price.


Post# 1045828 , Reply# 6   9/24/2019 at 07:01 (1,619 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
As per usual whenever Staber is mentioned

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Will call (again) attention to fact Whirlpool long ago patented a top loading h-axis washer, but to date hasn't done a thing on that front.

Considering Whirlpool sells h-axis topladers in Europe or elsewhere, wonder why they just don't pull a Miele, modify and ship some to USA.







Post# 1045830 , Reply# 7   9/24/2019 at 07:27 (1,619 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        
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Probably the reason is that American housewives - generally - could not be bothered with the fight to get a duvet/quilt into such a small drum opening.

That, and the fact that the outer surface of the perforated drum is like a cheese grater. So said 'Which?'

They were never the most popular style of automatic in Britain. Tub-type agitator machines were more popular (Hotpoint, Servis); front loaders even more so.

Philips had a few models, and very occasionally, other manufacturers 'bought in' such a model.

Hoover Ltd had one initially as part of the 1980 range, alongside the 'Electronic', 'Keymatic' and 'Selectamatic' frontloaders. In Hoover's case, I think it was made in France, whereas the front loaders were made in Wales.



Post# 1045835 , Reply# 8   9/24/2019 at 08:58 (1,619 days old) by Rolls_rapide (.)        
Here's the pic...

Courtesy of Matchboxpaul.

It's the Hoover 'Topline'. Apparently made in France by Brandt.


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Post# 1045838 , Reply# 9   9/24/2019 at 09:25 (1,619 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Here is the Whirlpool patent once more. An American sized version should be able to hold a lot of laundry, perhaps even more than an American sized front loader.

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Post# 1045970 , Reply# 10   9/25/2019 at 20:12 (1,618 days old) by Kate1 (PNW)        

The cost of the washer isnít terrible I guess (more than I would personally spend) but I canít imagine buying a machine completely sight-unseen. There arenít even good pictures. Iím also failing to see what the selling point would even be here. Not to mention, their dryers start at $900 and theyíre made by Whirlpool, why not just buy a Whirlpool dryer for $700 at Home Depot? Can someone explain the benefits of a washer such as this? Is it just having the perks of a front loader with the convenience of a top loader?


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