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SQ TC5000WN MT MVWP575GW or other option? FL SQ?
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Post# 1144042   3/8/2022 at 14:00 (777 days old) by Cartman2490 (Tucson)        

Looking for new washing machine. Been checking craigslist for used stuff but nothing good popping up. Torn between SQ and MT offerings.

I have been quoted from local places:
SQTC5000WN $1299 backordered could be 6months+
MVWP575GW $1099
On maytags website they quote it for $854 installed and 3 day delivery...

Seen a few threads mentioning issues with the Maytag

Think I'll jump on it anyways. Considering current washer is leaking and not sure if it's worth the extra $500 for a speedqueen that might last longer, but could be months before I receive it.

I'd rather buy something that will last but it has to be available now or very soon. Those front loading SQ guys are around $2000 but is that really worth more than twice the price of the maytag?


Post# 1144045 , Reply# 1   3/8/2022 at 14:34 (777 days old) by Cartman2490 (Tucson)        
Then there's the Amazon SQ TC5003WN

I've seen this pop up in stock on Amazon sometimes... for $1299 I'm seriously tempted to jump on it over the Maytag. Can anyone here tell me why I should not do that? LOL.

I chatted with the SQ rep on the phone who said it doesn't matter who sells it to you, as long as there's a full-servicer in my area. And that they won't warranty any damage from shipping. I then spoke with the full servicer who said it would be no problem and they're close enough that they'll come out. There seem to be a couple recent reviews on Amazon so I'm almost ready to pull the trigger. A couple responses here convincing me not to, and instead to go with the Maytag are all I'm waiting for. Otherwise I'll probably buy this tonight :)

Any advice is greatly appreciated
Thank You!


Post# 1144053 , Reply# 2   3/8/2022 at 15:08 (777 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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If your local service company doesnít have a problem servicing it if for some reason you need it during the 5 year warranty period and after and the Speed Queen rep says thereís not a downside to buying online other than shipping damage Iíd go with it.

Iíd much rather support a local company but I understand the time constraints.

Post# 1144057 , Reply# 3   3/8/2022 at 15:56 (777 days old) by Cartman2490 (Tucson)        
Agree 100% about supporting local.

We just bought a SEBO vacuum locally for this reason.

If my leg wasn't broken and I had the time to fix the current washer I'd put it on backorder with a local place even if slightly more expensive. Unfortunately they're in the dark on lead times... Who knows how long it may be with more supply chain crises looming :(

Then there's the risk of ordering from a 3rd party Amazon seller. Both options have their risks I suppose. I couldn't care less about cosmetic damage from shipping so hopefully it's nothing more than that...

Thank you very much for the advice. Hoping more people chime in here :)

Have a nice day

Post# 1144060 , Reply# 4   3/8/2022 at 16:47 (777 days old) by Combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Best new speed queen washer

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The Maytag top load machine will probably last about half as long as the Speed Queen top load washer.

The best choice in my opinion is the Speed Queen frontload machine it will last about twice as long as the Speed Queen top load washer, and best of all it does a far better job and does 30 to 50% more laundry per load cost half as much to run per load so the $2000 price will pay for itself if youíre in this for the long-haul.

I sold to Speed Queen frontload machines this week already there kind of hard to get but we were lucky and got both of them.

John L

Post# 1144064 , Reply# 5   3/8/2022 at 17:00 (777 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Go with the Speed Queen.  I've owned both and had regrets about buying the Maytag almost from the moment it was installed.  Maybe I ended up with a lemon, but it was very repair prone and out-of-service way too often.  I replaced with a transmission style Speed Queen and never regretted it.

Post# 1144111 , Reply# 6   3/9/2022 at 07:13 (777 days old) by kakidd (Texas)        
Speed Queen Front Load

I've had a Speed Queen front load set for almost 8 years now and not a bit of trouble from either one. They are dependable, effective and efficient. I especially love that they can clean a load well in under an hour. They are pricey, but in my opinion it is well worth it.

Post# 1144132 , Reply# 7   3/9/2022 at 11:08 (777 days old) by Cartman2490 (Tucson)        
Unbelievable mercy from God

Called the same local place again to see if they had any other speed queen models available now. Only the TR7.

I asked again about the TC5 and how long I may expect to wait
(at this point I am set on ordering locally to avoid Amazon headache with dropshippers).

Sales guy on phone puts me on hold and calls his 'rep'
Tells me there's a truckload full of them coming down from Phoenix TODAY.

A happy end to this story and $1400 to a local business :) Thank you everyone for your help.

Post# 1144137 , Reply# 8   3/9/2022 at 11:23 (777 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thatís great!

Post# 1144146 , Reply# 9   3/9/2022 at 12:43 (777 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations Carter. Glad it's working out Amen & Amen!!!

This post was last edited 03/09/2022 at 13:29
Post# 1144148 , Reply# 10   3/9/2022 at 13:17 (777 days old) by Jon (Dallas, TX)        
Have you considered LG?

Apparently they are the most reliable and best cleaning out there. Yes itís not American made and yes itís not as easy to get parts but if they donít break down that is not nearly as much of an issue. Have many friends who have opted for LGs and have been absolutely pleased with NO service calls. Both front or top loaders. And the top loaders circulate the water over the load during the wash so everything gets wet and washed properly.

That Maytag with the agitator is kinda stupid. The auger doesnít stop like the old ones when going in reverse so it doesnít continuously push the clothes down. It just goes back and forth pushing the same items up, then down and is not an effective circulation tool.

The LG does now offer a center post agitator machine top load.

Stay away from the Whirlpool Maytag basic top loaders. The main bearing go quick and it gets horrendously loud on the spin cycle then finally wonít soin. He opened to me on one I was given and put it in my Nieces houseÖlasted 2 years then got loud and lasted another 2 years with horrendous noise until it finally died. Also the load sensing water level never worked right. Always filled to same level no matter what size load was added. Filled with way too much water for 2 items and not enough for large loads kinda stupid if you ask me. Maybe the sensing was bad from the get go since we got it used.


Post# 1144426 , Reply# 11   3/13/2022 at 01:35 (773 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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LG's washers are now assembled here in the US. Mine was put together in Tennessee. As much as I've been really pleased with our LG, however it now has an issue after two years of owning it. Kinda disappointed that it would already leak THAT early. Our Maytag Neptune that we've had before NEVER did that, makes me wish now that we should've kept it still. Or we should've bought a Speed Queen when they were offering their limited 10 year parts and labor warranty. We now have to pay a service tech to come and replace the seal in our washer. The Maytag Commercial top loader has a 5 year parts and labor warranty, that's still a better offer than my LG. And honestly, at first I thought that the new LG top loaders with an agitator looked impressive. But unfortunately upon further inspection, they look pathetic honestly. I think I'd rather have a Maytag Commercial or at least a GE over an LG top loader. They look like they clean better. Just my thoughts.

Post# 1144453 , Reply# 12   3/13/2022 at 13:38 (773 days old) by maytaga806 (Howell, Michigan)        

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I would go for the SQ. Without any hesitation.

Post# 1144458 , Reply# 13   3/13/2022 at 14:19 (773 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Just perusing CR's washer ratings for top load agitator machines and the Maytag Commercial MVWP576Kw received the lowest score of all. I'm assuming here that it is probably the update of the MVWP575GW ?

Reliability 3/5
Wash Performance 1/5
Energy Eff 4/5
Water eff. 2/5

Score 28 out of 100. That makes it the Jeep Wrangler of washers.

Post# 1144492 , Reply# 14   3/14/2022 at 01:54 (772 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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The 576 is sold through Lowe's but it only has a 1 year parts and labor warranty compare to the 575 at a lower cost.

I was just looking at LG's top load washer page that's got ratings which have been recently updated from Consumer Reports. WOW! The Maytag got the lowest in performance but the top of the line LG got the highest!?!? I may not fully agree with CR but this just rolled my eyes over. It also now makes me want to buy the Maytag even more than ever before.

Post# 1144784 , Reply# 15   3/18/2022 at 07:27 (768 days old) by PinkPower4 (USA)        
Maytag mvwp575gw Owner here...

I own the Maytag mvwp575gw for almost four years now. The older model top load SQs were no longer available, and the new perfect wash system of the TR series wouldn't work well for all of the types of loads I do. The TC 5 came out the next year. I am a mom of 4 and have a few inside pets too.

I think either the Maytag mvwp575gw or the TC5 are the only top load washers that will handle everything from delicates, bulky items like comforters, and outdoor wear, sports uniforms, technical trades type uniforms, pet, kid messes, etc. I've had mine for almost four years with no issues. The biggest con is the ONLY half tub fill option is the Normal (aka Eco cycle). This cycle is the only temperature controlled cycle meaning a "hot" temperature selection is a luke warm wash at best. This cycle has has a spray rinse only (no half tub fill). With that said, I found a way around the hot water issue (all main cycles with full tub fill have tap hot as option), and the spray rinse is fine for smaller loads/quick washes. The normal cycle is too rough for delicates.

However, I think combo52, John L., summed it up well. With the TC5, you will get a better build quality, balancing, and longer life. You also have more options for smaller loads. A front loader will save on water and detergent. If I were going to get a FL, I'd certainly consider the SQ.

While your Maytag won't last as long as the TC5, it doesn't cost as much either. Still, this isn't good for our landfill. However, the SQ are really hard to find right now. And is some areas, they really aren't available. I just wanted to say the Maytag mvwp575gw has worked well for us. The price of either may put them out of some's budget. If budget is an issue, consider putting the most money toward a washer (get the SQ TC5 or Maytag mvwp575gw models only!*). In general, the Maytag/Whirlpool dryers are popular even among the SQ fans.

While the big box stores sell a Maytag mvwp576kw model that looks the same as the mvwp575gw model, it only comes with a ONE year parts and labor warranty. The 575gw model comes with a FIVE year parts and labor warranty and can often be found for less at your independent appliance retailer and with better service/support.

Post# 1144798 , Reply# 16   3/18/2022 at 14:13 (768 days old) by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        
Maytag won't last as long as TC5 but it doesn't cost

Long term the least expensive appliance, vehicle, etc. is the one that last longest with fewest repairs.

Unfortunately, these days good luck finding an inexpensive no-frills BOL machine that will survive 20+ trouble free years.

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