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New Speed Queen Dryer
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Post# 842930   9/26/2015 at 19:45 (608 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

I bought the Speed Queen washer AWN432 about 6 weeks ago. This week I bought the dryer ADG3SRGS113TW01,manual dial, gas converted to bottled fuel. I've used it for 3 days now and I do like it I have been used to a lint screen on top and hated it, this one is so much nicer. The door shuts super tight I never realized how my other dryer door opened and closed so easily, I probably wasted lots of fuel. Drying times are proving to be a learning curve, I've been setting it mostly on timed dry, I had a large load of jeans dry in 33 minutes so I know I have to be careful not to fry the laundry. I was very surprised at how huge a 7.0 CF drum is compared to my 8 year old BOL Estate. I really just want to brag here about my new Queen, I'm very happy with the performance of both the washer and dryer but if anyone has any tips on this dryer I'd be happy to know. Thank you everyone Cheryl

Post# 842940 , Reply# 1   9/26/2015 at 20:23 (608 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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you made a wise choice.

Post# 842950 , Reply# 2   9/26/2015 at 20:54 (608 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

Thank you washman, actually I was going to wait till spring to buy the dryer, but the Estate stopped heating, it tumbled but no heat, I could probably have fixed it, but BOL Estate 8 years old, I said nope its getting replaced. I called the Queen dealer and ask what he had for under 900 $ he had the Queen and after the conversion kit, delivery, install and taxes it came to 890 $ he had an Amana that after everything would have been 600 than another 180 for extended warranty. ..I knew all along I was choosing the Queen lol.

Post# 843058 , Reply# 3   9/27/2015 at 13:51 (607 days old) by frigidareu (Brunswick, Ohio)        

Congrats on your new dryer. By all means use your auto dry cycle. You'll save energy and you won't have to worry about your clothes getting fried. You have to experiment with the auto dry cycle though. Each model's is different. On mine, when I use low heat, the "normal" auto dry setting is not enough. I have to bump up the dryness level for the load to be fully dry.
Experiment with yours and have fun.

Post# 843210 , Reply# 4   9/28/2015 at 10:52 (606 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
New SQ Gas Dryer

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Congratulations on your new dryer, SQ Dryers are very good dryers, they are simple to use and easy to service.


A SQ dryer could easily last more than 30 years, but like all dryers will require some service and repair to last this long.


The Roper [ Whirlpool ] dryer you traded in is about equal to a SQ in terms of repair record and life expectancy energy use etc. [ the door not closing as tight would not waste any energy what so ever on the old dryer ] The cabinet and general construction is a little better on the SQ.


The advice in reply #3 is good about how to set the auto dry cycle which is diffidently better than trying to use the timed cycle.

Post# 843272 , Reply# 5   9/28/2015 at 18:03 (606 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I was thinking the same thing too...use the Auto dry cycle but put the dial close enough to cool down yet far enough away so that way the dryer can cycle a few times before it shuts the heat off. I know when I had my Amana dryer back in the 90's, that dryer would heat a load like no other dryer and I had to resort to using the low temp on mostly everything or I would experience shrinkage. Granted the dryer is fast and well made. I dont have that dryer anymore but I am trying to remember where I set the timer at to get perfect results. The SQ dryers are no different today than they were back then. The only differences are drum size the Amana was at 6.5 cu ft and it had a stainless steel drum and back. Not like the SQ dryers with galvanized steel drum and back.
The Auto cycle will take some experimenting to get it right for certain loads but it can be done. Time dry on this dryer though, if you set a load of lets say whites, on 60 mins, you will fry the hell out of them and they will emerge from the dryer very toasty. Towels on the other hand can dry well at 60 mins but sometimes not all the way. I never use a time dry cycle since to me it wastes money.

Post# 843299 , Reply# 6   9/28/2015 at 20:41 (606 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        
I had to experiement with the

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auto dry. I go one click before the "preferred" setting and it does the job that way without baking the clothes.

Like you I am looking forward and expect many good years of use from it. Along with the matching SQ washer no less!

Laundry comes clean in a Speed Queen.

Post# 843403 , Reply# 7   9/29/2015 at 07:28 (605 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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So the dryer with the knobs is the old style with thermostatic controlled auto-dry cycle instead of the moisture sensor? I thought they had all changed to the electronic sensor.


Post# 843524 , Reply# 8   9/29/2015 at 21:11 (605 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

Thank you all for your well wishes on my new Queen dryer. Yes mine is the manual knobs...Automatic Perm Press/knits has more dry/less dry / cool tumble. Automatic Regular/ delicate has Max dry more dry less dry cool down. Timed dry starts at 70 min. So where are you all recommending I set it? Lol
Also I was told this was the newest Queen dryer.

Post# 843572 , Reply# 9   9/30/2015 at 05:28 (604 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Open the dryer door and feel inside the opening in the front at about the 3 o'clock position. That is where the electronic sensor bars are located. If they are not there, then you have a thermostatic sensing dryer and not the moisture sensing one.

In the Regular Cycle, there should be an asterisk '*' setting for ENERGY SAVING. I would start by setting it one click above that mark and go from there. i.e. one click towards MORE DRY from the '*'


Post# 843591 , Reply# 10   9/30/2015 at 08:19 (604 days old) by mamapinky (blairsville pa)        

Malcolm,when I open the dryer door I can't find an opening anywhere lol..and when it comes to dryers I'm a total dumb ass...I will try setting it one click above the asterisk on regular cycle, but that asterisk is almost at the cool down its actually closer to cool down than it is to less dry. Thank You Malcolm..... Cheryl

Post# 843608 , Reply# 11   9/30/2015 at 10:12 (604 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
SQ Dryers With Conventional Knobs

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Do not and have NEVER had an electronic sensor for the auto dry cycles.

Post# 843625 , Reply# 12   9/30/2015 at 12:08 (604 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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That is what I expected.


Post# 858066 , Reply# 13   12/23/2015 at 18:15 (520 days old) by rileyprime (Rancho mission viejo)        
Thumping sound in new speed queen dryer

I bought a new top of the line electronic control gas dryer by SQ. it works great but when starting, and for the first couple of minutes it makes a thumping sound like a tennis shoe is in there. Then it quiets down. Could it be a flat spot on the belt drive? Any thoughts?

Post# 858102 , Reply# 14   12/23/2015 at 22:48 (520 days old) by Midcentnurse (Lake Charles, La)        

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Very nice! I've been debating on getting the TL SQ set instead of the front loader.. Decisions decisions 😜

Post# 858168 , Reply# 15   12/24/2015 at 13:03 (519 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Thumping noise

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Is a combination of flat spots on the rollers and the seam in the drum. It usually quiets down as things warm-up it doesn't hurt a thing to some degree it's normal with most dryers.

Post# 858295 , Reply# 16   12/25/2015 at 13:00 (518 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        
I agree with John!

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This been an common issue on the 29 inch Whirl/Mores.
The drum rollers are cold and hard hitting the drum seams making the thump, thump noise.
Once they are warmed up, it is less noticeable!

Post# 858307 , Reply# 17   12/25/2015 at 14:20 (518 days old) by rileyprime (Rancho mission viejo)        
Ok I'll stop,worrying

Yes combo and cleanteam that's what I suspected it was and it does stop after the warm up and for subsequent loads. Thanks.

Post# 858375 , Reply# 18   12/26/2015 at 05:50 (517 days old) by angus (Fairfield, CT.)        

Mine does the same thing when it starts up - it goes away within a few minutes.

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