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Old 01-13-2018, 12:45 PM   #1
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Any of you appliance guys recommend a certain brand over the other?

I want a plain jane dial type dryer. Donít care for all the fancy stuff. What brand seems to be most reliable and efficient?

Or is this a Ford, Chevy, Dodge type thing?
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:48 PM   #2
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Basic non fancy without digital touchschreen etc.
Speed queen. Don't know all of them but that one's a good one
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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Basic non fancy without digital touchschreen etc.
Speed queen. Don't know all of them but that one's a good one
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:45 PM   #4
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How hot will it get?
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:58 PM   #5
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How hot will it get?
Dont know. Never been in it.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:52 PM   #6
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Basic non fancy without digital touchschreen etc.
Speed queen. Don't know all of them but that one's a good one
Speed Queen is about the best there is out there right now.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:05 PM   #7
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Speed Queen without a doubt


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Old 01-13-2018, 05:44 PM   #8
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We bought a basic Speed Queen a year ago. Works great. Simple. It has a galvanized tub rather than the painted/powder coated that cheaper (Whirlpool) has. Cost a hair over $600.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:46 PM   #9
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Same boat here. Would really love to find a good old fashioned one from back in the day when one cycle did the job. Now all these so called ENERGY EFFICIENT ones are crap and no so energy efficient if you have to do multiple cycles to dry three pairs of paints and a couple shirts.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:47 PM   #10
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Anyone ever stack the speed queens? They make a front loader. We have some smal space requirements.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:38 PM   #11
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How hot will it get?


It's hot enough that you're supposed to use metal vent and not collapsible.


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Old 01-19-2018, 05:16 PM   #12
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Thanks Jon!
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:31 PM   #13
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We bought a cheap roper dryer 10 years ago and it’s been great. Never had an issue with it.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:43 PM   #14
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I usually just shop for the best deal, not really brand sensitive. I buy the most basic one that I can get. Less to go wrong with it and if something does go wrong I can fix it. Oh....and the washer and dryer don't have to match in my house.....lol They are tools, not fashion statements.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:34 PM   #15
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but, but... you just gotta have a steam cycle, super fluff, and ecoboost!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:06 PM   #16
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Anyone ever stack the speed queens? They make a front loader. We have some smal space requirements.
I've stacked Amana that lasted 10 years but not the speed queen. We had serious space restrictions at our old place. Just replaced with new whirlpool set for just over $600 each on sale for about half off and they're about double the load capacity.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:19 PM   #17
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Always low tech. My wife wanted fancy Samsung stuff last time. I’ve replaced the tensioner and belt once already and sounds like I’m about to have to do it again. 3 years old
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:12 PM   #18
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I used to work for a furniture/appliance place and we sold a bunch of the speed queens and never had any problems they are a little more expensive though. The basic hotpoint/GE cheap dryers were pretty reliable and easy/cheap to fix as well.


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Old 01-28-2018, 08:19 AM   #19
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Just wanted to update this thread...

Ever since it came up I started looking into speed queens. It seems they have changed their design for 2018 to meet government regulations. Apparently they are being built very similar to the new style washers and dryers.

Big bummer, unless you can get your hands on some old stock.

Lots of videos on YouTube about it.... now I’m unsure on what to buy
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:52 AM   #20
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That stinks. We got speed queen a few years ago when we built our house. Low tech but they work really well....knock on wood.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:38 PM   #21
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My understanding is the Speed Queens have to have the energy conserving setting, but the normal settings are still included. That has required them do away with the manual controls, but from what I've gathered they seem to be as reliable as the manual controls. At least that's what I've read in reviews and from speaking with several dealers. As a matter of fact, all but one recommended the electronic controls over the manual. The warranty was actually longer for the electronic.

All that being said, my dryer is manual control because it was a 2016 closeout.






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