27 Yr Old Whirlpool Died - looking at SpeedQueen or Whirlpool
I've had my Whirlpool Washer/Dryer since 1984. In recent years had to do a few repairs such as a wigwag etc. But now it's no longer spinning/agitating and vibrating terribly. The 'new' wigwag looks to be bad and manually turning the transmission I feel a lot of variance in resistance. Parts are increasingly hard to find soooo I'm thinking after 27 years it's time to get a completely new set.
I realize modern era Whirlpools are different from my antique. But I did stumble across this video which suggests 'some' Whirpool models have returned to some sort of belt drive setup.
Looking on the internet I ran across a brand called SpeedQueen. They look to be pretty well built.
I want top load, simple design, no computers, no LCD screens, quality and servicability. Not sure on agitators or 'he' models however.
Q: Consider Whirlpool 4800 (or equivalent) or just go w/ a Speedqueen like the AWN452?
Q: Out of curiosity how can one easily tell if a new Whirlpool has belt drive or not?
Q: Does the SpeedQueen use a reversing transmission w/ it's belt drive or is it a belt hooked directly to the motor which reverses?
Q: Or forget my last belt drive lasted 27 years and go w/ the currently popular direct drive from Brand X?