We purchased the Speed Queen front load washer and dryer about a year ago and we wanted to let you know that it has been an excellent purchase for us. The cleaning quality has been great, the drying time has been cut in half, which leads to electricity savings for us. The initial cost was more than I had wanted to spend, but I am glad that I did. The payback should be about 4 years for us in energy savings. Again, thank you for continuing to make a quality product.
Rodger and Cathy
La Center, WA.
I am firm believer of patting someone on the back for a job well done and the manufacturers of Speed Queen laundry appliances deserve a huge pat on the back. My wife and I purchased a new Speed Queen washer and dryer when we bought our first home back in 1989 and they are still going strong. I am considering replacing them because the lid on the washer is starting to rust heavily. It is amazing to me that the outer panels of the wash machine are failing before the inner mechanical parts. I have experienced ZERO problems with either machine. The light bulb in the dryer is still the original bulb. This is exactly what I had in mind when I purchased them almost twenty years ago. My logic......what brand name of washers and dryers are in just about every laundromat that I've ever been in? Speed Queen. So that's what I bought and almost twenty years later, I'm considering buying my second set of machines. Job well done!
Picked up a Speed Queen pair today from Alexander & Ray in Olathe, KS. Managed to move out my old 15-year-old unit and get the new units in and going by 10 p.m. Very impressed with the ease of installation and smooth, quiet running characteristics of both units, and for not that much more than (if any more than) a similarly-equipped "other" brand. All the negative reviews on other manufacturer units were really getting me worried, so when I found Speed Queen in a Google search of washers, I knew right away that there was hope of finding a decent set of machines. The 3-year warranty alone stands out among the crowd as something remarkable. Also that they are still made in the USA is a huge plus. The idea of doing things for the greater good of our society is apparently no longer in fashion, except at a very few companies like Alliance/Speed Queen! Keep it up!
Kansas City, MO
I am happy to tell you that I purchased a Speed Queen top loader washer and a dryer yesterday afternoon at Eden Prairie Appliance. It was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made on an appliance! They will be installed tomorrow. I had a competing brand's front loader, which lasted only 8 years. I am happy to be going back to simple, washing with a solid machine.
P.S. Your web site was great and helped me feel well prepared before I went to the store.
"Only the truth!"
I should have known better, I only just recently purchased the heavy duty Speed queen washer and dryer. In 1972, I was attending San Diego City College training in major appliance repair and air conditioning and refrigeration and I remember my instructor Mr. Jones saying, "if you can afford a Speed Queen buy it, with its stainless steel tub it is the best washer money can buy!" (I remembered his wedding band hitting the interior tub and the ringing of the metal.
Unfortunately, though the years I have bought some "pretty machines." Five years ago I purchased my parents and myself another brand. Last year, while I was in the parts store picking up parts for the washer I saw the Speed Queen displayed; I could hardly compose myself. I called my parents and told them I was buying them a new washer and dryer! I replaced their set with a Speed Queen set.
They were thrilled, I am thrilled. This is the best machine on the market. Today, I only recommend Speed Queen products to friends and family asking for my advice. I soon will replace my laundry equipment with new Speed Queens, too. Thanks for the great washer and dryer set. I am glad to see them on the market!
San Diego, Calif.
Hello, I purchased a new Speed Queen washer and dryer this past April and am thoroughly pleased with them. They are great quality - always known for Speed Queen - and they are super capacity and quiet machines! The new white set replaced our old AWE931L, since the main seal started leaking when a fabric softener dispenser got stuck underneath the agitator. We still have that matching dryer (AGE939L) though, and it is working great!
I wasn't upset at all since this washer was 16 years old and really didn't owe us anything! So, we started looking around and I found out that Speed Queens were available for consumer/home use once again. I went to your Web site and saw the models I wanted - the AWS76NW washer and the AGS68AWF dryer. I was really surprised by the bigger wash tub over the old models and the fact that my loads of wash have been cut since buying this pair of laundry machines!
I always hated doing laundry, that's why we have two sets of washers and dryers hooked up and ready to go. Our old set of Speed Queens (HA7001L - washer & HG7009L dryer) from 1983 and 1984 respectively, still are working great! I figure if the Speed Queens are good enough for commercial laundry, they are good enough for my home as well. No need to convince me - I know a quality product when I see one! These machines are built well to take on the tough loads week after week, year after year!
My Mom had an old Speed Queen washer from 1964 that I grew up with. We sold the house when we moved and unfortunately that washer was sold with the house. I would've loved to have that old machine here now - just for the looks and sounds of it!
Thank you for making such a great product and keep up the good work! You have a loyal customer here.
I just wanted to thank you for making such a great product. I purchased a Marathon washer and dryer in the fall of 1987. We have a family of 6 so your machines have been used non stop for almost 23 years.
Two years ago I had my first failure. I had to replace a gas valve in the dryer. I have not even had a belt break in the dryer. I am hopeful that now that we are at the stage in our lives that our children our leaving the nest, that the machines will last the rest of our lives. They owe us nothing, so anything from this point on is pure gravy. My wife's brother, who is 7 years younger than her has already gone through 3 washers, so they are now investigating Speed Queen. I have always raved about your reliability, and always recommend you to all that I know.
Jon and Laura K.,
Purchased our stainless steel, heavy-duty Speed Queen washer from Sears in 1989. Should have purchased a dryer as well, but didn't and had to replace the other brand in 1994.
The washer is simply indestructible. Heavy duty steel, takes any kind of load including blankets/comforters etc. Still looks storeroom new. Put a mirror underneath it this week out of curiosity. NO RUST. We finally replaced the hoses just because we thought it wouldn't hurt. Bought the reinforced braided kind.
Just for kicks looked at other washers on the market now and chatted with people. Very upsetting conversations: One lady replaced a PLASTIC BALL BEARING 3 times in 4 years to the tune of 100 bucks each time. The electronic controls/computer chips etc. mean only one thing to me: costly repairs. The new washers also have way too many options. They are too light, made of plastic and, from what I have heard, guaranteed to break down within 5 years.
How complicated is washing clothes? Select water temp. and quantity, add a bit of soap and Oxy-Clean and in under half an hour you got clean clothes.
We have had not one problem with our Speed Queen. I hope that we can get at least another 15 years out of it. I am also happy to see that there is a dealer in the area who sells them. (25 miles away, but well worth the trip.)
Thank you for something you just don't find anymore: a product that is built to last.
Just wanted to let you know, I bought a Speed Queen in Sheboygan, WI in the mid '80s and it's still going strong after all these years. Good job!!!
Rapid City, SD
I've had my Speed Queen washer & dryer since 1993 and have never had to call a repairman on the washer and on the dryer, only once. Now the washer is making a funny noise and I want to replace it with only a Speed Queen. I wouldn't have anything else. Congratulations on probably the finest washing appliances I have ever heard about.
JoAnne G. Roberts
After decades of service, it looks like our Speed Queen Model 108 dryer will receive a well-deserved retirement. My wife and I live in what was my wife's grandparents' house and this dryer has been here since either of us can remember. We believe the dryer has been here since my wife's grandparents purchased the house in the '60s. I find it amazing this dryer has faithfully served the same family for over 40 years! I'm holding out hope I can repair the Speed Queen, because it still heats up great. However it turns out, this Speed Queen has served our family well.
Glenn and Karen,
My mother had a Speed Queen washer when I was growing up. I recently gave up my toploading Whirlpool for a frontloading Speed Queen.
I am very happy with it. It is still a good sturdy product. And as an added note, I want to say that my water usage was cut in half these last two months and the new washer is the only change. Plus the time savings, since I can get a load of clothes in, out, and dried in less than 35 minutes. Thanks.
Fort Gay, West Virginia
I have a Speed Queen washer and dryer that is at least 26 years old and is still going strong. I am amazed at the durability of both units. The dryer has never had a repair and the washer has only had the hose repaired. I have washed large bedspreads and many, many loads over the years with no problems at all. I was glad to find that Speed Queen still makes products. I had heard that you could no longer purchase them.
When my washer and dryer plays out (which may be never), I will again purchase a Speed Queen. Thanks for making such quality merchandise.
We're taking a trip down to Albany and Scotia tomorrow. I have had so very much luck with Speed Queen, as had my mother, and now my daughter, I have to buy another one! This one lasted us 20 years, would you believe it?
I think I have spent my life washing clothes. I raised four sons and between their sports and other activities, I was always washing clothes. They are now grown and have children of their own. I recently purchased your Speed Queen washer and dryer and I regret that I never had the opportunity to have such a great washer and dryer when my children were at home. Hopefully, one day they will be able to have a great Speed Queen washer and dryer in their homes for their families.
It is absolutely the greatest washer and dryer I have ever used.
Thanks for a great product.
When you sell laundry equipment in little Eastland, Texas (population 3,400), your customers are friends and neighbors expecting to get machines that will last. That's why Furniture USA owner Walter Burt has sold so many Speed Queen washers and dryers.
"We have people who will mortgage their house to buy one," Burt jokes of customers' high regard for the brand.
He's serious, however, about the quality that goes into each Speed Queen washer and dryer. So serious, in fact, that he's removed key components from competitive machines so customers can see for themselves the difference in both materials and construction. Once customers learn about what's inside Speed Queen laundry equipment, there's no need for Burt to do any sales work.
That's evidenced by his store selling more Speed Queen washers and dryers than the 27 other models he carries put together.
"In a town this small, I shouldn't be selling this many units," Burt says of his sales volume. "But I show the customer it's worth spending more [for a Speed Queen washer or dryer]."
I just had to write to someone in connection with my (home) Speed Queen dryer!! After 44 years, it quit!! This has to be some kind of record! My husband bought it and installed it when our twin daughters were born, Oct. 1, 1962. The first dryer ever for us! Just thought Speed Queen would like to know ... That Speed Queen served us well through FOUR daughters ... Our house has a wonderful laundry chute to the laundry room, where the dryer sits. I had a clothes basket on top of the trusty Speed Queen to catch the clothes, as well as some little kids who tried out the chute! Oh yes, many fond memories!
South Fork, Pa.
In the early 1980s, I bought a Speed Queen washer and dryer in Peoria, IL. I used it briefly, then moved and took the combination to my folk's house for them to use. As my mother now plans to move and won't keep the house and appliances, I decided to look at the washer and dryer today.
I was impressed. They looked fairly new. And I think they have operated without problems or repairs since they were installed. As I now have an old washer (M) that is leaking water, and a gas dryer (M) that has a non-functioning timer switch, I believe my best choice is to retrieve the Speed Queen pair and use them.
East Peoria, IL
I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful product. I have had our super capacity Speed Queen washer and dryer for 9 years. In that time I have had a service man come out once. The only thing wrong with it then was the belt had to be changed on the dryer. We are so happy with the Speed Queen washer and dryer we have. We have done many, many loads of clothes in them, and they have held up very well. I was doing up to 5 loads of clothes every other day, and they are still working great. The only reason we are looking for a new dryer is because we are in the process of switching from electric to gas in the laundry room. We are looking forward to making the new gas dryer a Speed Queen, too. We looked everywhere, or so I thought, for a store in our area who sold Speed Queens. I'm glad I found your website. My husband and I will be visiting the stores your website located for me. Thank you for making such a good product.
Melody And John Erdwein
I am thrilled with my new Speed Queen gas dryer. It works great. I can't believe how fast my clothes dry! Thank you again for making such great products.
"I've just ordered a Speed Queen for our rental house from Bernie's Appliance in Ketchikan, Alaska from Julie. I compared Kenmore, Whirlpool, and (cough, yuk) Crosley (which a local hardware store stocks). Bernie's will ship the Speed Queen on the AML barge & I expect to pick it up in Petersburg next Mon or Tues. I'm excited. The things that sold me on Speed Queen are: 1. Your solid reputation. What do laundromats use? Speed Queen! 2. The fact that you still manufacture in USA. That goes a long ways with me. I'm very angry with all the US corporations who've outsourced to China & Mexico. I'm proud of you at Speed Queen & please continue to make your machines in our country. 3. Price. A base model in white with a 3 yr & 5 yr (motor) warranty will cost less than Whirlpool, Kenmore, & Crosley machines i've looked at. I've talked to too many Petersburg folks who only got two or three yrs of service outa a Crosley appliance.
I will let you know how I like the new dryer after my renter & I install it & his wife uses it awhile.
Again, thanks for continuing to manufacture in our country with American labor! Take care"
"Thank you for your email regarding my search for a Speed Queen dealer. I ordered the AWN542 & ADG4BR just today from one of the dealers you suggested in my area.
I have to tell you that I have spent the last entire week reading countless reviews online from various sites. I visited Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, etc. with my head whirling from information that I had read. I did not find one single appliance that had overwhelming favorable testimony about it. Most of the time the feedback was so extreme in opposite directions that you wondered ""are these people talking about the same machine?""
After having owned a brand new set of Maytags that I bought in 1970 that lasted me 18 years without a service call, I was spoiled.
My new set of Maytags lasted 4 years on the washer and 7 on the dryer....no more maytags for me. A Kenmore Elite washer had problems right after the one year warranty went out and I continued to use it for 3 more years but ONLY on the delicate setting and slow spin. A set of KitchenAids lasted about 4 years. I think you get my drift.
Now that I have recently retired and need both a new washer and dryer I was determined to find a set that would hopefully be my last.... or at least give me the kind of service I got with my first set of Maytags.
Luckily, during my hours of reading customer reviews on their purchases I ran across about 3 people who mentioned they were giving up and going to find a Speed Queen dealer. One was going to toss a $3000 set of front loaders that had been a nightmare for less than 2 years.
I thought okay lets look at the Speed Queen site. OMG.... still made in the USA !!! 3 year warranty....YES! Nice to look at and simple with big knobs for my weaker hands. After talking on the phone with the nice man at Roberts's in Oxnard CA I was sold and ordered them sight unseen. I have a very good feeling about this purchase and am looking forward to getting them next Tuesday. I think I found what I was looking for and if I am right, I will TELL THE WORLD! :O)
Thank you Speed Queen for not selling out and still building with pride in the USA."
"I just want to inform the Speed Queen MFG that our 1st speed queen dryer was purchased in March of 1964 & I just replaced it. The cost was $150 in 1964 & I'm sure that if my husband was alive he would have been able to repair whatever was wrong. I needless to say purchased another Speed Queen dryer for replacement. I hope that your name continues with quality items & that it will now service me for many yrs to come.
Thank You for the quality of your gas dryer in the past, I hope it continues today."
I wanted to let you know that I purchased one of your Speed Queen dryers, Model FE4230W, way back on July 17, 1977 when I first moved into my new home. So now its 2009 and I am still using your outstanding dryer and believe it or not, it has never had any kind of repair or replacement part. How's that for quality???? So much for planned obsolescence! By the way, that dryer cost me $268.00 brand new. I was 31 years old when I made that purchase and now I'm 63!! Needless to say, if I ever need another dryer it will be a Speed Queen. Thanks for the wonderful product.
I am not contacting you about a new dryer. I am contacting you because iI thought you would like to know that my 93 yro grandmother just replaced her dryer. The dryer she replaced was a 1950 speed queen. Yes just replaced. It was purchased in the Knoxville Tn area in 1950 and still works today. If you lift the top there is a list of repairs my grand father made to the dryer over the years. I do have this dryer if your company is interested.
Lenoir City, TN
"Just completed the registration of my new Speed Queen washer. One of the questions was what influenced my purchase. One of the choices should be because the product is made in the United States.
A year ago we wore out our 70's model Speed Queen washer and replaced it with a used Roper machine purchased in the local paper. When we decided to purchase a new washing machine, Speed Queen instantly came to mind. We were determined to buy a washing machine made in the USA and were delighted to find out that Speed queen is still made here. Thank you for continuing to manufacture in the states.
O.K.-we are ABOUT to take the plunge and buy a S.Q. TOMORROW! (Oct 29, 2009) Our Whirlpool has required just TOO many (major) parts/repairs. Now, it will cost more to fix it yet again, than to buy a brand-new, identical Whirlpool. Husband and I decided: don't WANT another Whirlpool/similar junk.! Mr.Martin at Martin Family Appliance in Gainesville FL, sold me on the S.Q . based on the needs of our LARGE (7 people) family, daily laundry (garments) PLUS Lots of towels, comfortors, all sorts of dirty stuff! (dirty, smelly boys and two less-dirty girls). I literally have laundry piled up all over this house right now, and cannot WAIT to tackle it (for once) with my NEW washer! I almost wish our (Whirlpool elec) dryer would go, so I can get a S.Q. dryer as well! Anyway, a bit of a unexpected punch to our budget this is, but, I am heartened by the all-metal construction and the lengthy warranties, and the recommendation by Mr.Martin AND the customer comments on your website. So: I will let you know how it goes!
"Just wanted to send a note telling about the two Speed Queen washers that we own. We have an automatic washer that we bought 26 years ago and it is still working like a charm. We also have a wringer washer that we bought used a number of years ago that still works every week washing lots of heavy clothes and rugs. It is a model 91 serial #3295854. Could you tell me how old this machine might be?
We are very pleased with your products and will probably buy a Speed Queen again if and when these fine machines need replacing. Thank you very much."
"I just wanted you to know that i have owned over 50 speed queens at one time between the years of 1991 - 2001. Very pleased with the machines. The performance and the ability to fix them easily. American pride is not dead. I have replaced inferior Kenmore machines in 3 other places since that time with Speed Queen top loaders.
Thank you for your prompt e-mail. I purchased a Speedqueen washing machine from Gerrit's Appliance Store in Wyoming, MI. I was so happy to see that Speedqueen was still making their machines in the United States with high quality parts. This will be our 3rd Speedqueen washer. The first two each lasted 15 years. I like the stainless still tub and porcelain rather than plastic parts that a lot of the manufacturers are using. We are on our 2nd Speedqueen Dryer and it is still working well so we did not replace it. My mother-in-law had a Speedqueen when she was raising her six children so I thought that was a good enough reason to buy my 1st one. The warranty that you offer is better than the other brands probably because you build your machines better than the other brands. I have a good feeling about purchasing your brand!
Hi, Chuck.....I just talked to our renter about a hot water heater problem in the rental house we own and he said that on the bright side, he & his wife love the Speed Queen clothes dryer I bought last month. He says it dries clothes faster than the old dryer it replaced and is super quiet. When we installed it last month, Gary & I commented about the obvious design quality we noticed when handling the new machine. We are both journey level mechanics and are used to seeing the cheaper, lighter gadgets our new age has switched over to. I thought I'd follow up & give you the feedback. Thanks again for keeping manufacturing jobs in our country and building good machines!........
In regards to your own statement:
""Speed Queen brings commercial quality washers and dryers into your home.
These washers and dryers build off our leader status within the commercial laundry equipment market. What customers receive are long-lasting washers and dryers that also deliver superior cleaning results. ""Let me tell you ..... I have a Speed Queen ""long-lasting washer and dryer"" set, both heavy duty, the washer is a Special Edition - purchased in 1985!!!!
Thats right, 24 years ago!
The best thing is .. I have NEVER had a service call or problem with either one. Not once. Nothing, Zip. Nada. You ask .. Why am I writing to you now? Well ... the timer for wash cycles has gone haywire and I am in the shopping process to replace the washer. *sigh* Good job Speed Queen !!! Thought you would like to know of this happy happy customer :)"
"My Speed Queen dryer is 40 years old and I had the first service call on it today. It was a broken belt and it was replaced, it is running great now.
Just thought you would like to know how great your products are:) My husband keeps trying to talk me into a new dryer and I say NO."
"I just wanted you to know how impressed and pleased I am with the new washer and dryer. model AWN412 and ADE3LR. I am so please we took the advise of our daughters local dealer in Homewood IL as we went shopping during our Christmas visit with her.
My daughter's washer quit the week after my purchase and I recommemded Speed Queen. I also said the dryer was great, quick and quiet. She purchased the speed queen washer and dryer within a few days. Her friend also needed hers replaced and she recommened speed queen.
Thanks for a great product at a reasonalbe price made in the USA"
Iron Mountain, MI
I just purchased an AW412SP. Great machine. Quality that I have not seen in years. I want to thank you for manufacturing this product here in the USA. You should put an American flag sticker on the front of your machines. I am proud to buy an American product of such quality and am telling all of my friends. We need more companies like yours to turn this country around.
"Just wanted you to know that we bought our Speed Queen dryer in September of 1965 and are still using it. I put a new belt and heater on it years ago, that is the only repair its had. It is a Model # 120-AF Serial # 599188. Last week the tub wouldn't spin, I took it out of the utility room, said a few magic words apparently and its working again.
When we bought our last washer thought about a new dryer, but really saw no reason to get one. Know we'll never have another one last like that.
We raised 4 kids so you know it got lots of use. Thank you very much for a good dryer."
"Just wanted to say we decided to purchase our speed queen washer and dryer because it is made in the U.S.A. and locally in Wisconsin. My parents did some research when visiting us from the Upper Pennisula of Michigan and saw Speed Queen at Lorenz Appliances because the Lorenz Appliances did appliances at Kohl Digital Store in Frankfort, IL that they were visiting
They bought the washer and dryer. Than we wanted a new washer and dryer and called Lorenz and order ours. Than my cousins needed washer and dryer and called to order there's. The made in U.S.A and commercial quality and motor durability really made our decision easy and didn't so much matter the cost. We want to support companies like yours.
Can you let me know how I can get a dryer rack for inside my dryer?
Thank you so much for surviving these economically challenged times and hopefully you be striving in business for many more generations."
New Lenox, IL
In January of 2008 my wife and I needed a new washer so we headed to the local Lowes (since I use to work there) and bought a GE. Well about 6 months later we had to have it repaired. Then about 3 months after that another repair. Then in February 2009 (one month out of warranty) we needed another repair, but they (GE) covered it. Finally this past June it (the washer) broke for good and GE bought it back. We decided no more GE washers. We went to a local store here in Fort Wayne (Stuckey's) and he told us we needed a Speed Queen if we wanted "THE BEST". We never heard of Speed Queen so I was a little skeptical. Then when he (the salesman) said "have you ever been to a laundry mat?" Then it clicked "That's where i've seen the name". Well we left with a "scratch and dent" Speed Queen washer. It was a little more expensive then the other washers we were looking at but from what i've seen in the first 4 months of owning it I would have spent 2 to 3 times more for it. When it is running we can't even tell its going unlike the piece of GE washer that shook and rattled and drove us crazy. Thank you for building the "GREATEST WASHERS ON EARTH". I almost can't wait for our Maytag dryer to die so I can get a Speed Queen dryer. I will never own another brand of washer and dryer other than Speed Queen. We tell everybody about our Speed Queen. I just hope they listen.
Fort Wayne, IN
"Thank you for the product you make. After much research on washers, I bought a speed queen washer. I wanted a dependale product that I will not have to replace in two years and the fact that this washer was made in the USA clinched the deal for me. After I made the decision to spend the money on a spped queen, I felt relieved.
Thank you again for making such a great product and for making you product in the USA. You should be commended."
"Thanks for responding to my request. I had originally received a message that there were no dealers in my area. Before I check with one though, I want to let you know that I only found Speed queen after hours and hours of grueling online research to find the combination that I want and need. I have a four month old GE infusor top loader, that I can't bear to look at let alone use any longer. I'm infuriated at being foolish enough to buy something that I should have instinctively known could not deliver. My experience has left me very very apprehensive and in disbelief at the attempts by ""blame the victim"" manufacturers and salespeople to convince people who discover what I have, (you can't wash a full load in a gallon of water) that they are wrong and therefore responsible for misusing the machine, or worse, stuck in the past and can't adjust to new technology. Everything I have read in reviews about Speed Queen indicates that the washer to meet the expectations I have. Thanks very much"