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Can a Speed Queen Balance a phone book and quarter at the same time?
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Post# 946137   6/30/2017 at 22:43 (330 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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You bet it can! :D

I have to admit I was not expecting the machine to be that quiet. I remember a similar test being done to demonstrate GE's new post filter flo washers. Glad to know a Speed Queen can do that to!

Post# 946150 , Reply# 1   6/30/2017 at 23:43 (330 days old) by washerdude (Canada )        
Not Surprised

Try this on a VMW washer and it will blow up, especially a Samsung.

Post# 946153 , Reply# 2   7/1/2017 at 00:06 (330 days old) by Revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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And FYI, that's a nickel (flat sides), not a quarter.

Post# 946170 , Reply# 3   7/1/2017 at 05:08 (329 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I hope the person that decided to use a floor model SQ washer put a cup or two of water in the washer so that the pump isn't run dry. If they didn't , the pump seal is probably fried.

Post# 946177 , Reply# 4   7/1/2017 at 06:22 (329 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
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Performed several commercial mop head spin tests over varying machines.
The videos speak volumes.


Post# 946241 , Reply# 5   7/1/2017 at 17:06 (329 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Spin Balance Test

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Always a neat demonstration, almost any washer will do this if the machine is on a solid floor.

A new VMW, or Samsung washer will not fly apart with this test, it may not reach top speed however.

The reason that some machines have self-destructed during the spin cycle is because the load becomes unbalanced AFTER THE WASHER REACHES A VERY HIGH SPIN SPEED, this usually happens when plastic covered items are washed and water is traped in the thin plastic and the plastic ruptures at high speed throwing the washers tub wildly out of balance when the traped water escapes.

Even a 1955 Frigidaire Uni-Matic would be destroyed if you wash this type of item in it.

Note; SQ washers are water tested at the factory so the pump is full of water and will not be damaged by running the machine without it being hooked up to water.

John L.

Post# 946436 , Reply# 6   7/2/2017 at 21:21 (328 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

Well, that was interesting, but how much does that phonebook weigh?

Because even machines people used to call trash can apparently spin a ball filled with a gallon of water (a bit over 8 lbs) just fine. If I remember right, the ad for the GE plastic tub 3.2 cu ft in the late 90's they ran a gallon of milk in the spin cycle and a bunch of wine glasses on top showing how stable it was.

(I couldn't find the GE ad on YouTube, but the Westinghouse Heavy Duty 15 is still there, link bellow).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO earthling177's LINK

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