No Service in Country Areas Install Yourself
Not sure how the Speed Queen Front Loader works for we are still trying to install it after an hour. We apparently do not get any service for installation due to living in the country rural area 2 hours from Melbourne. Not happy at all we purchased from H.N being told their staff had training with Speed Queen, I have a disability so purchased the heavy stand with the front loader over $4000.00 yet I cannot lift the machine at all and both H.N and Speed Queen do not care. It's easy to install they said despite knowing the sales person at H.N who knows that hubby has a disability as well. Not sure if anyone cares Hubby will be complaining on Monday regarding after sales installation.
Outstanding washing machine.
I was sick of built to break cheap washing machines and decided to go quality. No regrets at all, this machine does everything very well, I am so happy with my purchase. Delivery man set it all up and showed me how to use everything and took the old one away. The only issue I have is keeping the the rubber seal around the door clean but just have to keep on top of it. Great load capacity and cycle selections. Quiet and efficient. I would highly recommend. Takes great care of our clothes even the delicates.
Great machine, hits the mark every time!
Overall I dont regret spending $4k on a washing machine but that's because i expect it to last a VERY long time! Loads take a fraction of the time and results are impressive. My previous Bosch had every bell and whistle but took up to 3 hours to do some of the regular cycles. I would cram in 8 kg a time and then deal with creased clothes, having to drag out the ironing board or switch on the drier. The size of this machine means large loads comes out fluffy and perfectly washed. I was concerned that not having a heater would be an issue but fra...nkly im happier it draws hot water from our tank instead. The results are exactly the same. Speed Queen came to install the machine and were meticulous in doing so. The 5 year warranty is great reassurance too. The only gripe is i find the detergent drawer messy to use... also fabric softener is deposited during parts of the cycle other than the final rinse. You cannot pause a cycle to add another item without the machine draining all the water first. This is frustrating if the wash has just started as you end up with detergent and hot water going down the drain. There can be a build up of gunk around the rubber gasket so it pays to give it a wipe every week or so. Overall im very pleased with my Speed Queen. Its utilitarian appearance is matched by its dependable performance load after load. Despite a few gripes I'd give this machine the big thumbs up!
AFNE9BSS - Fabulous machine so far
I used this site so much to make decisions and now it’s time for me to give back.
Our 10 year old 6.5kg Maytag front loader started to deteriorate the last few months and we were having a hard time trying to work out what to buy. Working with appliances in the UK, I knew the European brands well but always steered towards American built brands (Kleenmaid, Maytag etc). Asian brands were out of the question as we wanted to have a machine that had the capacity to:
- Last a long time
- Great after sales service
- Basic functions fine (do not ne...
You get what you pay for. Worth every cent.
Purchased Speed Queen AFNE9BSS (stainless steel) 10kg front load Washing machine from Harvey Norman Dec 2015... Contacted Speed Queen direct on 02) 9748 2155 in Newington Sydney and purchased a base for the washer to sit on before the front loader was delivered. They installed the washing machine and the base together. Don't need to bend down, more convenient height.. Heavy Duty machine' ..Cleans clothes excellent and spin dries till nearly dry. Clothes come out soft, not crushed or creased. Less to iron.... It's quiet and easy to use...I no lo...nger have lint on my clothes. This washing machine has removed lint off my clothes from my previous top loader... Worth Every cent!!! User manual download :http://docs.alliancelaundry.com/tech_pdf/Production/805471.pdf
Questions & Answers
I am intending to buy this model but need to decide between white and stainless steel finish. White is our preference aesthetically, however stainless may be preferred if this confers better rust resistance. (Our previous machine was an Ariston which are known for rusting and ours was true to brand.).
Is the outside of AFNE9BSS a true austenitic stainless (like the drum)? In that case would it be accurate to expect that it would have superior corrosion resistance to the white version? Are there any other differences between these models?
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