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Vintage speed queen washer and dryer pair great condition
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Post# 1131673   10/22/2021 at 20:42 (519 days old) by Kermit (Rochester hills, Michigan )        

$350 in hale Michigan, near pristine condition


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Post# 1131674 , Reply# 1   10/22/2021 at 20:48 (519 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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5 wash/rinse temp combos and 4 wash/spin speed combos. TOL or next to TOL model. And probably solid tub design.

Post# 1131675 , Reply# 2   10/22/2021 at 21:06 (519 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Very nice set.

Post# 1131836 , Reply# 3   10/24/2021 at 16:59 (518 days old) by Historian (Owensboro, KY )        

Very well built set. It's a good thing none of these great finds ever turn up in KY lol

Post# 1131838 , Reply# 4   10/24/2021 at 17:45 (518 days old) by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        

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Definitely solid tub, Bob.

Post# 1131963 , Reply# 5   10/26/2021 at 09:06 (516 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
A78F/166F Speed Queen Washer & Dryer

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Well, I shot a message to the seller and I'll post an update once I hear back.


Post# 1131988 , Reply# 6   10/26/2021 at 13:46 (516 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hope it works out for you Ben.

Post# 1132006 , Reply# 7   10/26/2021 at 18:54 (516 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Go get 'em, Ben!

Post# 1132156 , Reply# 8   10/28/2021 at 07:56 (514 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Quick update - after chatting with the seller a deal has been struck for the SQ set! Next step is to arrange shipment to Iowa; I'll throw up a new post once I've had a chance assess both as apparently they were in use up until just a week ago!

This is a dream set of mine, one of the last remaining washers on the short list. A clean, restorable solenoid driven SQ has eluded me for the longest time and the A78 is IMO the best of the best.


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Post# 1132164 , Reply# 9   10/28/2021 at 08:25 (514 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

I am so happy that you got this set. Nothing like getting a set that is on your "Short" list. Keep us posted.


Post# 1132180 , Reply# 10   10/28/2021 at 10:53 (514 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Iím jealous!
Best of luck and please post a video of your maiden wash.

Post# 1132183 , Reply# 11   10/28/2021 at 11:12 (514 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations Ben!! I'm so happy for you.

Post# 1132184 , Reply# 12   10/28/2021 at 11:24 (514 days old) by repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Congrats Ben! This would be one last set I'd go after as well and almost did. I'm glad you are giving them a good home!

Post# 1132203 , Reply# 13   10/28/2021 at 13:59 (514 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        

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So happy to hear that you got a set that you've been wanting!
Can't wait to see pictures & videos of them, and to read your post when you get them.


Post# 1132215 , Reply# 14   10/28/2021 at 18:47 (514 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Good deal, Ben!

Post# 1132234 , Reply# 15   10/28/2021 at 22:08 (513 days old) by gregm1121 (Belmont, MA)        

Thatís crazy! Congrats Ben! Canít wait to see video

Post# 1132247 , Reply# 16   10/29/2021 at 05:02 (513 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
TOL Speed Queen Solid Tub Pair

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Yay Ben, These are about the best of the SQ solid tub pairs, My first partners Mother who lived in Wisconsin had this pair in coppertone and they lasted a long time.


The washer is cool but wait till you see how overbuilt the dryer is, it is truly the most overbuilt dryer ever.


When we upgraded the heating system to natural gas around 1990 we took her a pair of new WPs in almond with a gas dryer, Wisconsin Gas ran a gas line to the house for free if you would install 3 gas appliances. The guy from the gas Co wanted to get her a gas range but she said don't even think of taking her GE Americana Hi-Low range away, so we did the furnace, WH and added a gas dryer.


She could could not believe how much better the WPs worked and how big a load they could handle but remained nostalgic for her old SQs as it was Her first Automatic Washer and her first dryer.


John L.

Post# 1132371 , Reply# 17   10/31/2021 at 01:58 (511 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        


Post# 1132373 , Reply# 18   10/31/2021 at 02:59 (511 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600-CST.))        
Overbuilt dryers:

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I Worked with some Cissel 120# dryers that were way overbuilt. While these machines were very well made and worked well they were no better and less reliable than the Huebsch/SQ dryers that were less complicated and easier to keep running.

Post# 1132381 , Reply# 19   10/31/2021 at 08:11 (511 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That's awesome, Ben, glad you're getting them.  Can't believe how nice they look, just beautiful. 

Post# 1132689 , Reply# 20   11/4/2021 at 14:41 (507 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Well, the set made it to Iowa! New thread over in the Imperial forum.

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