Speed Queen Clothes Washer Water Level Problem And How To Fix It




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alitak: Hi Shannon, I did this video, you can post on here if you want a reply. I don't work for speed queen, I am a consumer. I don't recommend any particular model, I only like these because they are top load and have old school steel transmissions. The new ones are direct drive and unreliable. I hate front loaders. I wash some nasty dog blankets, etc, and trust me 5 gallons of water or whatever they use will not clean off that garbage. It takes some volume to get that garbage out. The speed queens just work, mine only broke down when our 10 year old at the time got some socks between the drum and it got sucked into the water pump. Speed queen has TERRIBLE customer service. I was out of a washer for 3 weeks with 2 small kids laundry to handle. It was a nightmare. I hope they can resolve that, I love their product, hate their complete lack of service. Note, I live in a town with 150k people, you'd think they'd have some service people nearby but the wait was loooooong and they all wanted money to look at my brand new washer.

Steven Pregozen: Sir, A few of questions for you: 1. Can the adjustment be made with the machine off? I only ask because another video shows the adjustment being made when the machine is on. I assuming this is done for convenience purposes (not plugging in/out to see new water level) 2. Does the machine need to be filled with water at the extra large level when making the adjustment or is it sufficient to have the selector at the extra large level with the machine unplugged? 3. Do you need to select reset after each screw turn? 4. Are the other water levels affected (mini, small, medium)? That is since the extra large level is higher are the smaller levels bumped up? Thank you for your time and effort!!

Kidagakash Nedakh: Thank you so much for this video!!!!! This is life changing for me! My husband watched the video this morning and in 5 minutes my washer has a new fill level!!! No more standing there holding the knob to fill up the tub and hoping you can catch the rinse cycle to do the same thing. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I did my research before buying a new washing machine and found the most positive feedback on Speed Queens. I purchased my Speed Queen washer several months ago and I LOVE IT! No frills or fancy settings, just durable, reliable and effective. I hope I won't need another washer ever again. I just bought the Speed Queen matching dryer yesterday. So far so good. 

Richard Bambenek: That shows the wisdom of our Federal Government re: washing machines. It seems they think we will save water by running two loads of laundry with a 3/4 full washer rather than one load with a washer full of water. Everything the government touches turns to crap.

brooke127: Thank you for this hack vid-I might try it. Someone posted a link to this vid on the official Speed Queen Facebook page & the person handling the SQ FB page replied w/this: "For most of your loads, the Extra Large water level will cover your clothes. If you find that it does not, and you need more water - you simply turn the Load Size knob to RESET. While you are holding it on RESET, the water comes in until you let go, putting you in control of the water level. The procedure shown on youtube is not necessary."

Rivergull: Why do you have to take the header off? I just watched another SQ youtube video (by either Ted Walker or Rocking Dustpan) where, to add more water to the tub, you just twist one of the knobs (holding it in place until the water reaches the level you want). Does your model not have that? 

Michael Green: Alitak: do I need to have a full batch of clothing inside the machine when I do this procedure, so that it won't overflow when i do have a full load of clothes?

Mary Carpenter: Alitak: Do you know how to do this for the 2014 front loader (AFN50R)? We took the top off and it looks nothing like your top loader inside--just a lot of wires. If you can help, we would be grateful. It's the only drawback to my machine. Thanks!

Charles Wright: Great tip thnx. I just turned mine 1 1/2 turns and was good to go

wheelruts: Hi again alitak. Asked you this on your rinse temp modification vid but doing so again here in case anyone else knows since are a lot of comments here. Do you or anyone here know how to get a service manual for this AWN/AWC series machine. Can only find user manual. Thanks

Tom Carmichael: For wheelruts, i do not have a washer manual sorry. I'm not a speed queen certified repairman, I'm just a technically inclined person. ;-)

Shannon Karageorge: Do we have to adjust it every time to get the water to fill to top or can I just leave it that way after doing it once? Thanks so much for this very helpful video!!

drew251: thank you very much for this video!!! I just got my new machine delivered today and hubby fixed my water level right away. :-)

Martina Marty: oh my God all day today I was online trying to fine an awn432s to replace this crap whirlpool caprio that has balance issues with a bad suspension system. could have replaced the shocks for 60 dollars cost of parts only, who know how much labor would have been, however. I do not like the lock on the lid, I do not like how it wont clean clothes. I hate Caprio machine. Do not buy one. Excited to get my machine I ordered today from Amazon yes its high in cost but I am looking down the road to me not being agitated and its worth every dime...plus a 3 year warranty..yeah I know...but just hedging my bet with this one...I did have sticker shock. Thank you for telling me about the manual fill adjustment.

Shannon Damschen: Hi... this looks like a great machine... who did this video... how do I reach you ... by email or phone? Which model of the SQ is best? 

Candice Myers: Thank you! I just got a new speed queen and was so frustrated with the water level, I knew there had to be some sort of hack to make it fill properly, with 5 kids and a lot of laundry this just made my day!

Ra's al Ghul: i just love video like this. this approach works for my whirlpool, too. before I adjusted the screw, the water level is filled up only a little over 1/2 of the tub.. very annoying..after watching this video, i went to work and got that crap adjusted. the water is filled up to all the way to the damn top!!! so easy. i just dont u/s why the damn gov or epa or whoever, imposed the water level regulation, making all of the manufacturers to restrict the water level. stupid crap..but anyway. thanks a million for the video.

pegsbored: Hurray for manual fill knobs! Hurray for manual everything! It lasts longer. I just hold the fill level indicator until it gets to where I need if I have a large load. Or, just fill the washer before adding the comforter. Damn good washing machine. My front loader was horrible and did not clean anything! Glad it died! Glad I went American made and simple.

prw139: @alitak, you seem to know what to do with this washing machine. Great troubleshooting! I would probably be in an empty thought balloon with this matter.. My question is, overall, how would you rate the speed queen washers now? The more recent models? I'm planning on getting one.. What would be your advise? Thank you very much.

Tim S: Speed Queen w/d's are by far the best built on the market! Buy a set before 2015 when more government regulations kick-in & Alliance Laundry is forced to change these great machines!

7732528: the hole they are speaking of is in the inlet valve where the hoses go on , not the filler flume : ) 

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