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Speed Queen washer question for owners

Posted by jellytoast (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 21:57

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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RE: Speed Queen washer question for owners

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


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RE: Speed Queen washer question for owners

Thank you, beagle!


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RE: Speed Queen washer question for owners

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.


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


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

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


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RE: Speed Queen washer question for owners

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!


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RE: Speed Queen washer question for owners

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

Thank you


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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


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


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