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SQ 210 degree agitation stroke
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Post# 299938   8/28/2008 at 20:56 (3,585 days old) by supersurgilator (Indiana)        

I have a question as the brochures from a previous post show that SQ used the 210 degree stroke on the late 60's models washers, and they are still boasting this on their new machines. What exactly does it mean? I thought it meant the agitator rotated a full 210 degrees each stroke, but from the videos I have seen, that doesn't seem to be the case. Am I missing something here?

Post# 300302 , Reply# 1   8/30/2008 at 18:46 (3,583 days old) by historyman (Pittsburgh, PA/Aiken, SC)        

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Bump (I've wondered the same thing)

Post# 300307 , Reply# 2   8/30/2008 at 19:52 (3,583 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
I'm not sure ...

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But I think what they are talking about is the full arc of the stroke. As a owner of a 1976 Speed Queen, the machine has a superior turnover and with the Overflow rinse, leaves my laundry especially fresh. My machine is also a Solid tub.
The New Speed Queens offer a 10 year Warranty on the transmission whether it be a Top Loader (which )I prefer), or a front loader. For a Daily Driver, I would definately opted for Speed Queen. Who else offers and is confident enough about their product these days ????? WhirlTag, Ken Whirl, Fridge Tag, They're all made by the same Crappy Company.GE is down the tubes, so I feel this is the smartest Choice these days as far as Washability and Warrenty Service.
Attached are pics of my "Newer Speed Queen 1976"

Post# 300308 , Reply# 3   8/30/2008 at 19:53 (3,583 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Great Suds

Post# 300309 , Reply# 4   8/30/2008 at 19:54 (3,583 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
Great Turnover

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Super Rinsing

Post# 300310 , Reply# 5   8/30/2008 at 19:55 (3,583 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
My Favorite Thing

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After the spin in a solid tub, the clothes are stuck to the tub, and are dry.

Post# 300333 , Reply# 6   8/30/2008 at 23:43 (3,583 days old) by cleanteamofny ((Monroe, New York)        

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I think the 210 Arc is at the base of the agitator and not what is seen on top (Cap area).
Years ago, we was able to compare the features on each machine as for agitation SPM or spin RPM.
Nowadays, it is found only on frontloader.

Post# 300336 , Reply# 7   8/31/2008 at 00:07 (3,583 days old) by jeffg ()        

> I think the 210 Arc is at the base of the agitator and not what is seen on top (Cap area).

On a solid agitator, how could there be a difference between the two?

We have a current model SQ TL and while I've never actually measured it, its stroke does appear to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 degrees.

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