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Should I buy a spare outer tub? Speed Queen AWN412
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Post# 939007   5/17/2017 at 12:52 (401 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        

After 7 yrs on nasty well water the outer tub rotted out. I have the same model That is from 2015, sms it is not rotted at all yet. Due to the new 2018 regs, shall I store one away for the "what if" happens.

A good example of this, is the short stroke and long stroke maytags, you can find alalmost every part except the outer tub. If it rots out, you are stuck scrapping it for parts.

Post# 939011 , Reply# 1   5/17/2017 at 13:43 (401 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Why do you mean by rotted out? Sounds scary, hope my Queen doesn't ever do the same.

Considering that in 2018 Speed Queen may re-engineer their top loads, It would not be a bad idea. However, how do you know the seals and other parts will last that long? I'd imagine those could fail before the outer tub - and to be honest I think you have to replace the seals anyways if changing the outer tub.

Second, I have to double check- but I think the FL Speed Queens have a stainless steal outer tub.

Post# 939012 , Reply# 2   5/17/2017 at 13:43 (401 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
Speed queen warranty

I believe the outer tub is a lifetime warranty part. You should call to confirm.

I just scrapped 2 minty maytag dc outer tubs. They were from the 2004 ish era. Too big to ship on eBay unless the customer is willing to really pay up for one.

Post# 939158 , Reply# 3   5/18/2017 at 06:17 (400 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        


Rotted, as in the metal rotted out around the tub bearing thus causing massive leak and also the seam rotted out and began to drip. I got it under warranty though had to pay shipping.

Warranty doesn't matter, a manufacture can obsolete it anytime! Seals, and mechanical parts will still be avail in my opinion, as they are with maytag. Once tub rots, that is when you stop. Take any LATxxxxx series maytag, you can aquire seals, bearing, transmissions, name it.

FL speeds queens are not in question right now, only TL.


If you get a good one for the dependable care, let me know, I need to keep parents running another 20 yrs.

Post# 939159 , Reply# 4   5/18/2017 at 06:29 (400 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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if the water is that corrosive for what ever reason, I think I would invest in a water treatment system of some sort....

because it is not only slowly destroying your washer, but also any other part of your water system, from pipes, water heater, dishwasher, faucets and valves...

Post# 939160 , Reply# 5   5/18/2017 at 06:29 (400 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I've occasionally pondered whether it's reasonable to stockpile some parts when buying a new appliance.  Not unusual that a machine would be repairable some years later if not for a crucial part gone NLA.

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