Top Load Washer With 3.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Tub

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Top Load Washer With 3.3 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Wash Tub

Commercial quality components such as a stainless steel tub commercial grade cabinet and a heavy-duty motor are standard features in our top load washers Speed Queens washers feature a 210-degree wash stroke – the longest in the industry – and agitat…

Product Features

  • 3.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • 17 Wash Cycles
  • 2 Speeds
  • 473/710 RPM Spin Speed
  • 1/2 HP Motor

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Sara Singer "Metro Singer" says:

BEST WASHER!!! LOVE IT! SPEEDQUEEN 432PROS:HOT’ WATER: straight out of the tap and is not diluted by cold water as many new machines todayQUICK ‘CYCLE: A Heavy duty hot water cycle is just 30 minutes.QUIET: Oh so quiet!!! It is almost hypnotic to listen to the soft whoosh. I’ live in a condo so having a quiet machine is important as the laundry closet is in the living room.LARGE CAPACITY: easily washes four queen size sheets and eight pillowcases, plus pajamas, and other assorted clothes.ADD’ WATER ‘FEATURE : Becaue the government has placed water restrictions on all washers the water does not go all the way up to the top. But you can override this feature by the add water feature. (‘make sure to watch so you don’t overfull washer)SOAK: you can soak the clothes as long as you like according to the prescribed manner by Speedqueen. Water will not automatically let out after seven minutes as most new machines doCOMMERCIAL MACHINE: heavy duty commercial quality washer, same as the laundromats useNO ‘COMPUTER: No lid lock, no computer to malfunction, simple rotary dial.STAYS ‘IN ‘BALANCE: machine NEVER goes out of balance even with bathroom rugs!!CLEAN ‘CLOTHES: Gets clothes really clean, and if you have grass or dirt it washes right out of the machine unlike some new machines.XTRA Rinse Cycle:CAN ‘USE ‘OXY-’WASH: no new HE machine recommends OXY’WASH as it will destroy machine over time.STAINLESS’ STEEL ‘TUB: great feature.CONS:You have to add water softner by hand if you use the extra rinse cycle.’Not a big deal.I bought a Speedqueen 432. LOVE’ IT! LOVE ‘IT’! ‘LOVE ‘IT!! It has no computer, no lid lock, no automatic release of water if you try to soak the clothes in the manner prescribed by SpeedQueen. It has hot water right out of tap!’ Hot water is not diluted with cold. No 2 -3 hour wash cycle with the hot water as in the new style machines. QUICK cycles! Regular hot water cycle is still only 30 minutes!! You have to love Speed Queen for that. ‘the Speed Queen is only machine on the market where you can still get hot water out of your tap without it being diluted with cold due to the new government regulations). It works. That is all I ever wanted was a machine that get clothes clean and works. Once again I must say LOVE’ IT!’ LOVE ‘IT! ‘LOVE ‘IT!Their technical department at Speed Queen Rocks! They really know their stuff. They are trained. (Whirlpool tech dept seems to have no training. You might as well pull a girl off the register at your local market for help.)I’ have had this machine for three months now. I expect it to be reliable as the reviews by people on internet are fantastic. My friend’s aunt has hers for 20 years now and it is still running. However I will give updates as it ages.You can buy it on Amazon. I bought it from a local Mom and Pop Appliance Store. Speedqueen does not sell to the Big Box Stores. I had to have someone lift it and place it for me so I had to buy from a local store with men to do this for me. It is a commercial washer with a 3 yr warranty. 5 yr on motor and 10 yr on transmission. My best suggestion is to carefully research the unit you buy. The new government regulations have messed up what used to be a simple project– to buy a washer that gets clothes clean and works without computer errors.Nowadays you must ask for cycle lengths, water temperatures and pay very close attention to the reviews. If three people out of ten have a lid lock issue that is a 30% failure rate. Many machines get great reviews in Consumers Reports but then the actual reviewers out in the real world say the machines fail due to computer errors, or spins holes into their clothes, or in spite of all precautions their clothes smell like mold. There are many real world reviews that say the water temperature for a hot water wash was really 60 degrees in the winter. If you have allergies and need a hot water cycle then do lots of research and get a certifed NSF’allergen cycle. But as I have read some machines say they have this cycle but don’t actually deliver in actuality…this includes LG and Samsung who have both have admitted problems in this area. LG’admits this was a problem and says it was fixed but recent reviews suggest otherwise. LG is a 3 hour hot water wash, Samsung is 2 hours, and Kenmore is 100 minutes. (this is supposedly green technology!) But whether you get the hot water is another story. People sticking a thermometer in the water are getting 60 degrees for a hot water wash. Computer errors abound this year in the land of washers.’Reviewers complain of computer errors and their clothes trapped in the washer until a repair person arrives.Lots of unhappy washers out there right now thanks to the new government regulations for 2011.( if you are not one of them then thank your lucky stars).’From…

Mantis says:

Queen of My Kitchen After a power surge zapped my Maytag Atlantis, I spent three years purchasing new washers to replace it. All of them were hopeless in their performance. I wanted to wash my clothes, not baptize them. Then a Speed Queen top loader came into my life and my world changed.Back to Basics! Back to the old school when washers were washers and laundry was laundry, and the idea was to get the clothes clean. This machine is a steady workhorse for the family, not a prancing pony. The automatic balancing system works great! It has not gone out of balance since we bought it. It is quiet (Motor Hush Pack sound insulation), sounds exactly like a washing machine. It is plain, choosing not to make public appearances on showroom floors. The Queen only comes in plain white enamel.This top load washer fully submerges the clothes in water and has a center agitator with small slender fins. The cycles of most new machines take longer…the Speed Queen only takes about 30 minutes and gets the clothes cleaner. Seams are not ripped out. Delicates and knits come through undamaged. Clothes do not come out twisted and crinkled. This product was made in the U.S.A. the right way.Nice extra features on the Speed Queen AWN432:-Add an extra rinse to any cycle with one switch.-Add more water by holding down the Reset knob.Features that are missing and better without:NO temperature sensor- Hot is truly hot, and warm is warm. No choice on the rinse which is always cold. There is only one center spout pouring into the stainless steel tub. (The Maytag Atlantis poured boiling hot water on the clothes from the hot spout, then cold water from the cold spout and called it the “warm” setting).NO load level sensor- Choose from among 9 different water levels on a dial. You can add more water to each level by holding down the Reset knob. Just be careful not to overflow the tub.NO annoying beeps at the end of the cycle- This is an advantage because we can now tell when the Whirlpool dryer is finished. When we had a Whirlpool dryer and a Kenmore Oasis washer, we couldn’t tell which one was sounding off. Once, to our utter confusion, it was the Breville toaster oven. Who beeped? The less beeping, the better.NO lid lock. You can add clothes any time. The movement stops when the lid is up.NO blinky lights. It is a WASHER, not a Christmas tree.Downside:-Delicate cycle ends in a soak rather than spinning the water out of the tub. I have to advance the dial to drain the water out.-Rotary control dial for the cycles has a small indicator arrow. A visual aid such as a red contrasting color would have helped.This washer is an excellent choice for Maytag customers, especially those with small laundry closets requiring a top loader because of limited space. The remarkable simplicity of the Speed Queen will probably help it survive the next major storm. Just to be sure though, I bought a washing machine surge protector.

T. Day says:

Just what I was looking for! Note: This review specifically applies to model AWN542. Some of the features noted in my review may not be available on the other washers in the AWN series.After sixteen years of use, and without a single service call, my top-load Maytag washer finally bit the dust. I could have had it repaired. But an estimated 3,000 wash loads had worn away the porcelain finish in the tub leaving it as rough as sandpaper. As a result, my clothes were coming out worn looking after only a few washings. It was a great machine that served me well, but the time had come to say goodbye.Because of the worn tub I’d already been looking at new washers off and on for over a year. They’ve certainly changed a lot in the last sixteen years. For one thing, front-loaders were mostly unavailable when I bought my Maytag. Plastic has replaced many of the parts that used to be made out of metal. And basic analog controls have been replaced with electronic touch-panel circuits and LCD screens. What was once a relatively simple appliance has “evolved” into a complex, computer-controlled, electronic device with the ability to display multiple error codes. Error codes? My old Maytag couldn’t display error codes. It just worked.From what I’ve seen and heard from others, washer reliability and longevity has gone downhill over the years. Why? I believe part of the problem is the complexity of the newer machines (lots of electronics). But more than any other reason, I think the market is driven by consumers who want something new and cheap to buy every few years. As a result, newer machines aren’t really built to last. When I bought my old washer I expected it to last fifteen years or more with little or no trouble. I wonder how many new washers on the market today will last sixteen years and wash 3,000 loads of clothes without needing a single service call? Not many, I’ll bet.I’ve looked at a lot of plastic-clad washers that seem destined for the scrap heap in five years. The manufacturer could build them to last a long time if they wanted to. But in doing so they’d probably have to double the price. In order to keep the price low, longevity and reliability are no longer at the top of the list. Just like computers and cell phones, most washing machines made today have become throw away devices. And yet, who can blame the consumer for throwing away their washer when the repair bill is almost as much as buying a new machine?As I continued to do my research for a new washer I had to decide whether to purchase a top-loader or a front-loader. They each have their advantages and disadvantages. I know several people who have front-load washers. They’ve told me that their machine uses very little water and detergent. That’s good. They’ve also said that it spins so fast that the clothes don’t need as much time in the dryer. That’s good too. On the other hand, they’ve told me that the door must be left open between uses to avoid mold or funky smells. In addition, the machine needs to be periodically “refreshed” with special cleaners, bleach, or programmed cleaning cycles to keep odors under control. I can honestly say that in all the years I’ve used top load washers, I’ve never once had to leave the lid open or periodically “refresh” the machine to avoid mold or nasty smells.Having determined that I’d much prefer a top-loader, the question then became, “Which one do I buy?” Many of the top loaders on the market appear to be simple, basic machines. Further investigation reveals that a lot of them contain sophisticated circuitry and are essentially controlled by a computer. It’s not that I have anything against computers. I use them all day in the office where I work. And I used one to write this review. But do I really want my washing machine to be controlled by a computer?Before purchasing my Speed Queen I considered several other washers, including a GE Hydrowave washer (model GTWN4000MWS). Although this machine doesn’t have a transmission and is supposed to be very quiet, the direct-drive motor is controlled by circuitry that can display ten (10) different error codes by way of a flashing green LED located on top of the motor. One salesperson that I talked to about this washer suggested it would be a good idea to plug it into a surge protector to protect the electronics in the event of a power surge.GE’s own website describes how the consumer can “reset” the Hydrowave washer if it quits working because of a power spike or some other problem: Unplug it for one full minute, plug it back in, then lift and close the lid six (6) times within a twelve second period. Are they serious? Thanks, but I really don’t want a washer that may periodically need to be “rebooted”.After much research and consideration, I decided that what I wanted was a simple and rugged washing machine that would last me many years without any trouble (like my Maytag). I…


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