We were newly married + purchased our Speed Queen Washer in 1984. This is one of our the best investments we made in our lifetime. The machine functions to this day exactly like the first day we set it up. We moved home in 2001 + gave “The Queen” her own room + she sits there happily. It is absolutely reliable + is very economical as we only use the use cold water washing. My wife always remarks + advises family + friends that the Speed Queen washer is like no other in the market.