Thread Number: 72330  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
Used Speed Queen TL Mechanical Washer. Should I Buy?
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Post# 955994   9/3/2017 at 21:46 (290 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

Someone nearby is selling his Speed Queen washer and Maytag dryer for $100 total. He claims both work great. I'm waiting to hear back on the age and model number of the Speed Queen. From the pictures, both look immaculate.

I ordered a new washer, but I could mothball this one as a back up or for parts (I have room in my basement).

Your thoughts about getting the washer?

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Post# 956015 , Reply# 1   9/4/2017 at 05:12 (289 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Used SQ TL Washer

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It looks to be around 10 years old, if you get the serial # the first four digits tell you the month and year built.


The used one looks ok for a 10 YO washer but it is a little cruddy around the lid and LCB dispenser.

Post# 956034 , Reply# 2   9/4/2017 at 08:06 (289 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

Thanks. What should I look for as to wear and tear?

Post# 956036 , Reply# 3   9/4/2017 at 08:07 (289 days old) by pumpkina (California)        
What is an LCB Dispenser?


Post# 956042 , Reply# 4   9/4/2017 at 08:59 (289 days old) by eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Top left hand corner where you put bleach.

Post# 956114 , Reply# 5   9/4/2017 at 14:39 (289 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

LCB = liquid chlorine bleach


Other acronyms seen frequently at AW:


AW = this website (

FS = fabric softener

BD = belt drive

DD = direct drive or 'daily driver' (an appliance or product you use most often)

DA = dual action agitator

KM = Kenmore

WP = Whirlpool

MT = Maytag

NIB = New in box (an unused vintage appliance that has never been taken out of its box)

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