More than Pleased with my Purchase.
I recently purchased a Speed Queen Horizon Front Load washer/dryer pair. This washer model does not get very much mention on this forum. However, this did not deter me in any way.
After using it it for several loads, I highly recommend this model because:
* All American made.
* Commercial grade construction. Over 50 lbs heavier than most other
washers (250 lbs). Used in laundromats.
* I am expecting double the longevity than most other washers before major
repairs are needed (15- 16 years).
* True horizontal axis drum, not a "tilted" front load drum. (More even "patch"
of water in the drum. Unlike my former Kenmore front loader. The clothes
trapped in the doorway hardly got wet or clean. I also am not getting the
severely twisted or knotted clothes at the end of the the spin cycle anymore.
* 45 minute normal cycles. No waiting 30 minutes for the washer to decide
that it is finally balanced and ready to spin.
* Standard warranty of 3 and 5 years.
I did not need a washer with more than 5 cycles. My hot water is plenty hot, so I did not need a washer to boost that either. I had to go to a distributor to buy and install it, so that may be a drawback, not going to a local store. Based on the first several loads of clothes, I highly recommend this model to anyone undecided on what their next washer/dryer will be. Wish me luck!