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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 05:35:29 AM »
I've seen 'em and worked on 'em (Staber). The outer basket is made of  stainless steel and is honed like a cheese grater. You will indeed scrape the hide off your hand or arm should you rub against it the wrong way during service. They remind me of the  Fisher-Paykel machines in a way. They have a top-loading dryer which  is built similarly.

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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 09:06:46 AM »
You are going to have trouble with all these washers but at least a roper direct drive is a tried and true washer that will give years of service. Parts are cheaper and repairs are simple. No electronics or 3 phase power inverters with weak spineless inefficient motors and expensive  controls that take a rocket scientist to maintain. The Staber is probably just another Edsel. Have no clue. Judging on how it is put together it looks like you might can wash one sheet at a time in it:
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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 09:15:29 AM »
How it's made:


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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 09:44:48 AM »
My personal choices would be:

FRONT LOAD WASHERS:

LG (no surprise there)

Samsung

Speed Queen (on concrete floor & if smaller tub size is NOT an issue)

TOP LOAD WASHER

Speed Queen

Whirlpool (sold under several brand names)
           
As JW mentioned--Whirlpool top loaders (excluding the Cabrio agitator model) are a very simple design.

We sold Stabers in 2003---and were very disappointed with them.
After selling about half dozen--problems were near-immediate and we bought them back.
Admittedly--this is dated information. It's entirely possible that corrections were made since then. Still, I'm not a fan of this washer.
Tub size is too small for most consumers.

I have no experience with Miele or Asko laundry.

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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2010, 11:43:09 AM »
I cannot get an info on Miele or Asko. I have an Asko dryer manual. That is about it
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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2010, 02:39:22 PM »
How it's made:


Glad I don't have one.
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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2010, 02:50:00 AM »
My personal choices would be:

FRONT LOAD WASHERS:

LG (no surprise there)

Samsung

Speed Queen (on concrete floor & if smaller tub size is NOT an issue)

TOP LOAD WASHER

Speed Queen

Whirlpool (sold under several brand names)
           
As JW mentioned--Whirlpool top loaders (excluding the Cabrio agitator model) are a very simple design.

We sold Stabers in 2003---and were very disappointed with them.
After selling about half dozen--problems were near-immediate and we bought them back.
Admittedly--this is dated information. It's entirely possible that corrections were made since then. Still, I'm not a fan of this washer.
Tub size is too small for most consumers.

I have no experience with Miele or Asko laundry.


After reading a little online, there seems to be a LOT of unhappy Staber customers out there. I find that fairly disconcerting for such a small company. Too many unknowns to buy a brand like that. The SpeedQueen frontloaders are my favorites right now because theyre made in America, they have a stainless drums and tubs, and have a great warranty,

Quote
3 year warranty on parts and labor for the entire washing machine
5 year limited warranty on the motor
5 year limited warranty on the cabinet
5 year limited warranty on the bearing and seal assembly
A lifetime warranty on the stainless steel wash basket
A lifetime warranty on the stainless steel outer drain tub

I did a quick search on the LG's and Samsungs, I like the idea of the direct drive motors they use. Although, if the bearings were to go out, that would make the repairs that much more complicated. Their warranty's arent quite as good as SpeedQueen, but still worlds better than Whirlpool. What features do they have that you would recommend them first?




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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2010, 07:14:50 AM »
Hey John, who are some of the distributors for Speed Queen here in the US? I have not  seen them at the usual spots in Austin. I thought they were only in the Euro market nowadays after Amana sold them.
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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2010, 08:11:30 AM »
I would contact Speed Queen (www.speedqueen.com) to find the nearest distributor that serves the Texas market.

I forget the legal details--but after several buyouts/mergers--the non-compete clause that prevented SQ sales in the USA ended at or about 2006.

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Re: Duet Tub Bearing Replacement
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2010, 08:26:45 AM »
We sell speed queen at our store.  I haven't worked on one yet, but the Mechanics of this machine are identical to the Amana platform washer or the SAV model Maytag.  If they have the same or similar seal compared to the older Amana's I would see them being an ok machine.  If the seals are similar to the fiasco with the triple lip seal.  I would never buy one.
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