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Speed Queen Mixing valve part# for better warm water?
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Post# 939684   5/21/2017 at 16:42 (397 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        

I have an AWN412xxxxx speed queen from 2013 with electro mechanical controls. When selecting warm water, it is not that warm. I heard for a different part# mixing valve that will provide a better ratio of hot water to make the warm - warmer. Please elaborate on this......

What prompted this question is that the maytag dependable care I am working on, has a very awesome warm water fill. It is nice and warm.

To get this warm on the SQ, I have to close down the valve on the cold side a bit which makes the fill kinda slow.

Post# 939688 , Reply# 1   5/21/2017 at 17:33 (397 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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SQ used a standard fill valve, I found them to be identical to ones on Maytags....I think their becoming universal....

basically all I did was drill out the hot side in size to match the cold get an equal 50/50 mix

Post# 939694 , Reply# 2   5/21/2017 at 19:40 (397 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        

I seem to recall someone just purchasing another type of valve. What did you drill out exactly.

Post# 939742 , Reply# 3   5/22/2017 at 07:29 (396 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Getting A Warmer Warm

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The valve in your SQ TL washer is a 30/70 valve, you get 30% from the hot side when both valves are open and 70% from the cold side.


You can drill out the inlet under the inlet screen as Martin suggested or you can just use a WP inlet valve Pt# 285805 which will give you a 50/50 fill balance.

Post# 939929 , Reply# 4   5/23/2017 at 19:26 (395 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        

And the WP part# will fit directly with no modification?

Post# 939974 , Reply# 5   5/23/2017 at 23:12 (395 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Post# 940013 , Reply# 6   5/24/2017 at 07:39 (394 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The inlet valve in the KA top loaders, was, at least for a while, 60/40 so the warm was nice and warm. When CU tested washers, the KA got a better grade for cleaning than the Kenmore. I believe that John said it was because of the warmer water from that special valve, but CU never measured the water temperatures to investigate. I just pray that my appliances outlive me. I get good, warm water for my SQ FL, the only FL without a 220 volt internal heater,  because it, along with all of the FLs, are on that modulating cold water supply valve that supplies 75-80F cold water and when you mix that with 145F hot water, you get good warm water.

Post# 940030 , Reply# 7   5/24/2017 at 10:31 (394 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
If you want to modify your existing valve....

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I modified the water valve in the Whirlpool washer at work 4 years ago.


Here is the thread about it....




This post was last edited 05/24/2017 at 11:14
Post# 940036 , Reply# 8   5/24/2017 at 12:22 (394 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        

Ok, I ordered the w/o 285805 let's keep fingers crossed it does the trick......not only do I hope for warmer warm, but also to allow a faster fill than standard one.

Post# 940085 , Reply# 9   5/24/2017 at 19:16 (394 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Your post deserves multiple likes! :) I have been looking for a universal fill valve 50/50 for some time, thank you for posting it. I'd be lost without this place. Much thanks :)

Post# 940185 , Reply# 10   5/25/2017 at 08:23 (393 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
High Flow 50/50 valve for SQ

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You can use WP part # 358277, this valve will allow fill rates of around 10 gallons per minute when both valves are open on a warm setting.

Post# 940628 , Reply# 11   5/28/2017 at 08:51 (390 days old) by fordiesel69 (PA)        


The WP inlet valve Pt# 285805 came in the mail yesterday, and I installed it. I noticed the WARM setting fills quite a bit faster now, in addition to it being nice and warm like the maytags. On the flipside, the COLD seems to fill much slower now.

Overall a worthy upgrade as 95% of my stuff is washed on WARM/WARM.

Post# 940629 , Reply# 12   5/28/2017 at 09:19 (390 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
# 358277

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Where these the same valves used in the Belt driven Whirlpools? Or did the also go into DDs? I had a DD from 2007, that thing filled fast!

Post# 940630 , Reply# 13   5/28/2017 at 09:21 (390 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
10 Gallons per minute

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Also, that flow rate won't cause a Speed Queen fill siphon to leak, correct? I once put a Filter flo valve in another machine and the anti-siphon leaked.

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