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
Mike A: I think their customer service is great. You have to ask for TECHNICAL
service - those guys are great. Told him I didn't like the way the way the
Signal Knob was working and they sent me a new part out, had it in two
yogitunes: this is an informative and quick fix......can be done as described in less
than ten minutes, once done, it will fill to that level for all
loads......just viewing so many videos of this, which are helpful, but if
you have to ask so many questions, and are not mechanically inclined, this
may be something you should NOT get into.....this is not rocket science,
its a simple adjustment.....open the unit, turn the screw, check your
level, close the machine, DONE!!!......and you should not have to be told
to unplug the machine, that's common sense.....
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!!
Zuni Harper: I noticed they all are 3.3 cu ft washtub, but they have different amounts
of water, 20 gal, 24 gal and 31 gal. Does this mean they all can be safely
changed to say 28? The motor size is all the 1/2 hp, so heavier amount of
water, it will go out sooner, right?
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
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
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
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 : )
Ray Anthony: Cont'd. I had to watch the machine so it wouldn't flood. Now I had to watch
the machine to add water so it wouldn't tear up, tangle, and not get the
clothes clean. That's why I sent back the GE "h e" (hell on earth) machine
I got before the Speed Queen. NOW I've done my homework and the 432 machine
is amazing. No electronics. No plastic outer tub. No plastic parts in the
drive and stability system. Built like a tank. Its the last of its kind.
Get one of these before its too late. Research an
umajunkcollector: We got our set for a bit over 1K$, and have had them over three years with
NO problems. I'vr had many Speed Queens since the 60s, and highly recommend
them over any others. .They're pretty much old school, it does not lock
durng the cycle. It's cost is less than most any front loader, and IMO, it
does a better job.
Ray Anthony: Cont'd. I think you'll enjoy the irony in this: I had to replace my washer
in part because the fill valves wouldn't shut off. I had to watch the
machine so it wouldn't flood. Now I had to watch the machine to add water
so it wouldn't tear up, tangle, and not get the clothes clean. That's why I
sent back the GE "h e" (hell on earth) machine I got before the Speed
Queen. NOW I've done my homework and the 432 machine is amazing. No
electronics. No plastic outer tub. No plastic parts in the dri
Ray Anthony: That line didn't make any sense. I laughed and laughed. Just wanted to make
sure people knew there was a way to add water without buckets or tearing
apart your washer. That information will come in handy for people who do
giant load after giant load. For me having to add water to an oversize load
now and then isn't that big of a deal. I think you'll enjoy the irony in
this: I had to replace my washer in part because the fill valves wouldn't
shut off. I had to watch the machine so it wouldn't
7732528: most repairmen would never notice & the ones that did would not care
because they know that adjustment will not cause any other part to fail.
the only trouble i ever see out of speed queens is every once in a while a
timer will fail, but the timer is one of the few parts on the washer made
in another country ! with that said they are still the best washer on the
alitak: I don't believe in having it wash with the lid open. I've heard of kids
being killed by getting their arm stuck in there on a spin cycle. NOT WORTH
IT! If someone is hurt or killed by that washer due to your modification
you would likely be held legally responsible in civil court and subject to
a huge loss. I truly hope you fix that before selling it someday. That is
an easy hack but not one I would ever put out there in interest of child
sawthemin77: Wow dude , God bless you , or God bless Youtube , or God bless the internet
, but this is just great information . We are getting a SQ this week , we
just do light stuff but it is great to have the "tweek" Keep up the good
NCDanV: Nice video. Do you know how much the AWN412 costs? Am I able to add clothes
to the unit once it is started? Some new machines lock. I hate that.
Thanks. for the video.
alitak: GOOD TO KNOW! I see they are watching my videos then. lol!! It's a great
washer, I hope they leave it so we can fix these problems. I'll buy another
brand if I can't keep my adjustable temperature wash or full wash basin.
inhisimage67: So far I have been well pleased with this washer. It washes like an old
Maytag with the sloshing and rocking back and forth of the water. After
having DD whirlpools and kenmores and a Maytag bravos x, this washer is a
breath of fresh air. No wash action like an Osterizer blender. Just a
soothing rhythmic sound like an old whirlpool or maytag. May you all have
many years out of your machines.
keyzone72: This procedure worked for me, but I never heard the "click" described at
2:08. All I did was turn the screw clock-wise a few turns enough to make
the white plastic drum go in a little more. After about 3 test fill-ups,
I'm now able to select "Extra Large" on the water level setting and have
the SQ fill up right where I want it. This is at about 3/4 of an inch below
the top edge of the wash bin. Thanks again for posting this video. It was
very helpful and easy to follow.
7732528: ahh ! gotcha !
Linda Christopher: I agree about the washer... especially NOW that I can fill it to the top!
I'm thinking of buying the matching dryer too.
Thomas Campbell: If you really want to be cool you should also get the world's best washing
machine hoses from Flood Check and a Water Cop device to turn off the water
if your washing machine or anything else tries to flood your place. My old
washing machine got stuck on the fill cycle and caused over $20,000 in
alitak: btw, I don't sell or repair these. I'm handy and know how I want my stuff
to work. I don't make recommendations on washers, cleaning, etc. The
speedqueen is one of the last models to use the old school transmission and
real components. The new ones are all direct drive fall apart crap. So far
I'm pretty happy with the speedqueen reliability. I have renters that pack
a lot of crap in these and don't take care of them. They still do a great
job. This is the best self balancing top load.
Linda Christopher: I couldn't agree more! I just wish there was something we could do about
it. But what? Calling our Congressmen or voting them out won't help,
because it's regulations, not laws, that are causing all of these
problems.... I wish we could abolish the EPA. I'm all for protecting the
environment, but they've gone so far overboard, it's ridiculous!
goblin072: I have a AWN 432. How many turns (Clockwise) did it take to get the water
level right? ie. 1/2 turn or 1 turn etc..... Also why back it off at all if
its set right? That part did not make sense to me. Could you clarify?
yogitunes: these govt regulated SQ have dubbed down hot water, which means you get a
luke Warm wash when WARM is selected......30%HOT and 70% COLD.....another
simple fix, provided you have common sense and some mechanical experience,
you can drill out the HOT side of the water valve to equal the COLD side
and have a true WARM wash........takes only minutes to do, just don't drill
completely thru the valve, like I said, common sense!..........sorry, got
his name wrong for Customer Rep of SQ....Chuck Melton
alitak: I don't know but my old speed queen washer went to the top holes and that
is exactly where I set mine. I have not had any problems with water
inhisimage67: Funny, I have to check mine again. I think I mine had that adhesive too. I
still turned it though and it worked just fine.
7732528: lol !
7732528: just don't tell anyone ! and as alitak said if a repairman is that stupid
find another repairman! i am a speedqueen dealer and i am doing what i have
to do to make these machines work as they should. as far as i know they are
very few washers that this can be done on . cheap whirlpool made ones can
but it is not this simple and you loose some features. on the speed queen
turn the screw 2 1/2 turns clockwise. any good repairman would look the
other way if they noticed this modification
apctech1: you cant do this on a ge they use a plastic switch thats not ajustable like
alitak: @fttp211 If it's a speed queen just fix it with this method. It's a solid
washing machine, I have two of them working great. This modification is
really easy to do, just watch it for a couple fills to be sure you didn't
over do the fill level. I have had zero problems with mine since adjusting
alitak: That's interesting, never thought of using a slip for it. I saw a news
story where a child had their arm ripped off putting their arm in one of
these on spin cycle. Even if you don't have kids you may have some visit
someday out of the blue. I've already found muddy shoe prints in my dryer
so I have no confidence in defeating safety settings like that because I
know it would be a matter of time in my house. ;-)
alitak: I want to do that on my washer but our sewer line is iron and has poor
drainage. The restricted drain on ours is actually a good thing, our last
washer would flood the room but with this limited outflow it's perfect. I
would definitely do that if we had good drainage!!
alitak: The water level adjustment is a work in motion, it's not x turns, but
rather turn it until the water level is where it needs to be. This will
take a few times of turning the screw, plugging it in and testing where it
shuts off. I turned mine until it was full, then backed it off a half turn
to be sure it didn't over-fill and just start dumping on the floor.
7732528: it is just a little thread locker it will still break loose. turn it two
rounds to the right