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Post# 923137   2/22/2017 at 15:11 (239 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

Hello all! Thanks for reading. I'm looking for a replacement motor for my less than 25 year old speed queen front load model #LTS84AWH. From an earlier post by swestoyz I think it was born 2002ish. IMHO a claim of lasting quality should be backed by 25 year part availability. The motor (part# 685617 or 685638) is not available anymore. A replacement brush kit (#927P3P) for the motor is available, however, I've tried two of these parts and the washer ran for 1 or 2 loads. The machine was running awesome until now. Any insight or help would be much appreciated.

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Post# 923140 , Reply# 1   2/22/2017 at 15:16 (239 days old) by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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I would make a suggestion, but doubtful you or anyone else would appreciate it.

Post# 923141 , Reply# 2   2/22/2017 at 15:22 (239 days old) by thomasortega (Los Angeles - CA)        

I thought the same thing as Bruce....

But then some people here would burn me alive.

Post# 923142 , Reply# 3   2/22/2017 at 15:24 (239 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Brush type motor for a Speed Queen front load washer

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It would be interesting to see detailed pictures and dimensions for the existing motor, it may be the same as other front load washer sold in the US around that time. Other than that the motor may have to be rebuilt, buy a motor shop.

Post# 923147 , Reply# 4   2/22/2017 at 15:44 (239 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

The electric motor shop said cost to rebuild would be unreasonable. And it is the same motor as some of the other FL of time period like whirlpool and ammana yet haven't found one of these either.

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Post# 923154 , Reply# 5   2/22/2017 at 15:58 (239 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I'd try to get this machine running somehow--given this model has an onboard heater for 140 degree boosted hot washes. 

Post# 923170 , Reply# 6   2/22/2017 at 16:29 (239 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Speed Queen

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A Siemens German motor in a US Speed Queen ? - thats reliabilty for you !!

Have they always used Siemens motors ?

Post# 923172 , Reply# 7   2/22/2017 at 16:38 (239 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
If worn brushes were the issue

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Make sure you have seated the replacements properly.

While swapping out brushes often seems like an easy job, some motors and or machines are more fussy than others.

Try calling Alliance directly and see if you cannot get someone to give tips/pointers.

Post# 923188 , Reply# 8   2/22/2017 at 17:56 (239 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

You're right Launderess. I think that the brushes bound up in their guide causing a larger gap, causing over heat, deforming the board that the brushes are mounted to which equaled premature failure of the new brush installation. Oh and BTW appnut this model has a light for heater but no heater.

Post# 923248 , Reply# 9   2/22/2017 at 21:31 (238 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Whirlpool never sold a washer that used this motor, but WP did get Amana along with their buy-out of MT so it could come up as a WP part.


You are probably going to have to repair this motor, take it apart and see what it needs, Siemens is a big company and parts are probable available somewhere.


Hi Mike, what is wrong with SQ using a Siemens motor, I dough that SQ ever built their own electric motor in there 100 year history.

Post# 923278 , Reply# 10   2/23/2017 at 04:33 (238 days old) by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        
SQ 25 year life expectancy

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I think the whole point is this, how can an SQ machine last 25 years if you cannot even get parts for it that long?

Post# 923318 , Reply# 11   2/23/2017 at 08:54 (238 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Parts Not Available?

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You might want to contact this seller.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO mrb627's LINK on eBay

Post# 923332 , Reply# 12   2/23/2017 at 10:19 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I have a model similar to this and the motor is still available.. I'll post the part numbers and prices. I can probably get it ordered for you.

Post# 923353 , Reply# 13   2/23/2017 at 11:57 (238 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

Thank you for the link mrb627. I followed it and have been searching it and on ebay but no luck yet. I did find the motor on, however, after placing order a day or two later, they said sorry for the inconvenience but part is no longer available. Another site, claims to have it, I ordered it but order status is unknown and haven't heard back yet.

Combo52 thank you for the suggestion. I have had motor apart to put brushes in. The rotator is chipped in a couple of places which maybe part of the problem. If I could get a new motor from Siemens that would solve my problem. I'll try digging there.

Post# 923356 , Reply# 14   2/23/2017 at 12:08 (238 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
SQ Siemens Motor

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I would certainly try to get a repair on the motor or a replacement, if any washer is going to have a Siemens motor then its gonna be a good one !!

Was surprised but glad to see SQ does have Siemens motors, I just thought from all the press and hype most main parts would have been from US only !!

Post# 923376 , Reply# 15   2/23/2017 at 13:53 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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I am showing a motor kit 927P3P still available. I have a parts diagram thats current.. You have to jump through some hoops to find it.

I emailed the PDF to your email on file.

I should read posts better.. The 685638 motor shows a replacement as the 927p3p kit, the documents aren't lining up... I'll keep digging through the parts diagram, and my old invoices because I ordered a motor for mine...

Post# 923385 , Reply# 16   2/23/2017 at 14:09 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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685639P ASSY MOTOR & RODS 230V DC W/CN was the motor I ordered for mine... It retails for $400 roughly...

Post# 923427 , Reply# 17   2/23/2017 at 16:39 (238 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

Thank you jkbff. That is a different part number then what the manual calls out. Also the machine I have is plugged into a 110-120V standard household outlet. Do you have the same machine model LTS84AWH?

Post# 923431 , Reply# 18   2/23/2017 at 16:57 (238 days old) by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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Control Boards
yours: 800949P
Mine: 800076P

My washer is a LTS80AWH. I guess the parts are different. I wish there were a way to see if the motors are in fact different though. I was going off similarities of the machine. My machine is 120v residential as well. They use the same mounting brackets and belts.

Post# 923439 , Reply# 19   2/23/2017 at 17:48 (238 days old) by sqflutah5 (SLC)        

I also looked at another parts diagram for the motor you mentioned. It was for a stacking w&d, but in that diagram there was also a transformer which my machine does not have. I don't think it would work without rewiring in a transformer. I am not up for that, yet.

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