Speed Queen washer question for owners

jellytoastApril 23, 2013

I have a Speed Queen Washer model AWN 542 and have a question for other owners ... does your washer motor sound different when using any of the gentle cycles? My motor is quite a bit louder, kind of like a loud hum, when I use anything other than the regular cycle. My washer is only a few months old, and I called about this when it was brand new. The service tech came out and said it was normal. Is it?

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beaglenc

Hi, Jellytoast, Just washed a load on knits and there was a definite hum but I'm guessing it's the slower motor speed.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 7:39AM
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jellytoast

Thank you, beagle!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:43AM
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fordtech

Have you ever had a ceiling fan with a dimmer switch? When the fan is slowed by current drop from dimming the lighting it will hum like that or when running very low speed. Likely a similar result of the load of the wash and current drop to make the motor run slower for gentle wash action.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 1:21PM
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jellytoast

My last washer (Whirlpool) sounded the same on any speed. The difference on the SQ is really noticable.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 11:55PM
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georgect

If it sound like the link below...then it's normal.

Here is a link that might be useful: Speed Queen Delicate Cycle

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 1:14AM
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gates1

Yes, I have a SP 542 and on a slower wash speed the hum is a little louder than at a fast wash...Its all good!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 3:41PM
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saphire

Question for all TL SQ owners, can I wash large, Queen size comforters in this? I wash blankets and comforters weekly

Thank you

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 6:48AM
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gates1

Depends on the thickness of the comforter. If it is not one of those really fluffy ones then I would assume you could. I wash my king size one in mine..its not really thick and it comes out very nice

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 11:05AM
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saphire

Thank you. It is fluffy but not overly so. A typical down comforter

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 9:52PM
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