Speed Queen and sheets

canishelDecember 17, 2013

I'm considering getting Speed Queen washer and dryer.
My current washer (and dryer) are old Kitchenaid. Regardless of the washer agitation setting, the sheets get twisted. Not around the agitator, but around themselves, like cords. Doesn't matter if there's one sheet and, for example, a few towels, or multiple sheets.
So I stop the washer every cycle and untwist the sheet(s).
I want a top loader so that I can look at how dirty or sudsy the wash water is, or to add a missing sock.
Does the Speed Queen agitation result in twisting or bunching?

Thanks for any help.

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Watching this video, it looks like nothing tangled in there. Maybe the owner of it, who's also a member here, will chime in.


Here is a link that might be useful: Speed Queen AWN 542 Sheets & Blankets

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 11:19AM
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Thanks for the video link. I never thought about looking for videos.

I can't tell if any sheets have twisted. Towards the end of the video, there's a sheet in the upper left part of the load that might be tangled. But nowhere near what I have now.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 5:04PM
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I have a speed queen set and nothing gets twisted for me. Hope that helps.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 10:10AM
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We have Speed Queen Washer and Dryer.

All of our bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases, mattress covers ,comforters) are king size. We sent comforters out and wash other bedding types at home. They never get twisted in the washer.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2013 at 10:51AM
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Thank you all for responding.
Looks like I'll get a Speed Queen set.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 7:40AM
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We have a SQ pair for over one year, we love love the set.

Do a search for "Speed Queen" on this forum and read all the postings. I believe you would be happy for your SQ purchase.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 10:21AM
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On our Whirlpool washed I have discovered if I select too high a water level the sheets will tangle. If you are washing only one set try to use the lowest water level possible. You want enough water so the sheets will turn over and that's all. The sheets won't tangle.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2013 at 8:08PM
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Dualref, thank you for your comments.

The water level presesnts a dilemma:
Does one use the lowest water level for a given load, thereby possibly increasing the need for additional rinses to remove residual soil, soap, or sizing, or does one use a higher water level, thereby increasing the risk of tangled sheets.

I'm not trying to start an argument here. I only wanted to mention my observations during laundry duty.

In any case, when my current washer and dryer bite the dust, I will probably get Speed Queen.

Thank all of you for your replies.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 10:11AM
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Don't wrap sheets around the agitator when loading.

Gather a sheet into a bundle and drop it down into the drum.

Place another sheet likewise. Four sheets will arrange nicely and evenly around the drum in this fashion.

Place smaller items such as pillowcases between the larger items.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 7:44AM
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