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Post# 923769   2/25/2017 at 15:14 by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        

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Hi everyone,


I got around to recording a full load in the Speed Queen.


If you're wondering what the noises are in the background, I was doing a whites load in the F&P and I sneezed a couple of times!






Post# 923774 , Reply# 1   2/25/2017 at 16:03 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Beautiful Machine Leon.

And Roasalie's gone Down Under : )

Post# 923784 , Reply# 2   2/25/2017 at 17:11 by chetlaham (United States)        

Awesome, thank you! Its always fun to watch and it feel comforting knowing a Speed Queen is in use somewhere. Only killer was the neutral drain, that was painful to watch. (kidding folks, just kidding!) :P I enjoyed that was well :)

How do you like the machine thus far? Is this a 120 volt model? (I ask because I see the model tag, at least from here)

Post# 923786 , Reply# 3   2/25/2017 at 17:19 by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
Happy with the machine...

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Hi Chet,


Yes, very happy with the machine. I do understand however that neutral drain's can be boring to all good.


Yes, this is a 120V US machine that was converted by John L and Jason when I attended the convention last August. I bought the 240V parts designed for the Australian market (including the neutral drain) and had them fitted while still in the US. (same for the stainless steel front loader I bought as well)


I still saved a few hundred dollars doing this conversion rather than buying these machines at retail price here in Australia.




Post# 923792 , Reply# 4   2/25/2017 at 18:34 by chetlaham (United States)        

Great to hear! :) If you are like me you will fall in love with Speed Queen more and more each day. I have the mechanical version of this machine for daily use and I would not trade it for the world. Except perhaps a new in box 70s Maytag center dial lol, but nothing else there after.

A neutral drain is a bit more calm but its no deal breaker for me.

The 240 volt conversion sounds interesting. I had no idea you could do that, but yahhh, Id imagine its cheaper and certainly worth it.

Let us now how you like it compared to traditional Australian front loads.

I wish you all the best, you have impeccable taste in quality. :)

Post# 923891 , Reply# 5   2/26/2017 at 10:00 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
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Would like to see some FL action.


Post# 923913 , Reply# 6   2/26/2017 at 13:54 by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
FL action

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No problem there Malcolm, will record a load in the FL this week.


Post# 923951 , Reply# 7   2/26/2017 at 19:34 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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These machines have a fantastic agitator. It can really turn over a large load efficiently. First time I've seen a neutral drain on an SQ. Thanks for posting the video.

Post# 923979 , Reply# 8   2/26/2017 at 21:49 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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I love the Aussie SQ.  I wish we could buy them with neutral drain here in the USA WHERE THEY ARE MADE!  I never understood spin drain, it pushes all the settled out dirt back up into the cleaned load. Love the machine, Cheers from Minnesota.


Post# 924048 , Reply# 9   2/27/2017 at 13:29 by Paulinroyton (B)        
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Hi Leon.

Loving your video on YouTube. How are you finding the machine.

I have fallen in love with mine, no more waiting for hours to complete a load.


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