At Sargents, we believe that not every manufacturer makes the best appliances in every design. Sometimes, energy standards cause changes in a design that may negatively change a machines quality.
In 2018, Alliance, the parent company to Speed Queen and Huebsch, changed their washer design to be compliant with the government changes that were mandated on energy usage. This change in the minds at Sargents, was not in the customers best interest. Through tests we personally performed, we found the design to not be acceptable for our customers, so we did not sell this TR model.
Thankfully for us and our customers, Alliance made a brand that has the same components that made the older Speed Queens better. This brand is the Huebsch, and we love it. It has no locking lid, commercial grade components and is built the way a washer was intended.
In mid 2019, Alliance found a loophole in the government regulations. With a few tweaks to the water fill options, Speed Queen came back with its full glory in the TC5000 model.
At Sargents, we still have both of these models, so do not worry about getting a design that is not the quality that you are looking for.
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