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Post# 977353   1/7/2018 at 18:20 by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Upgraded to the Speed Queen AWNE92SP Washer and ADEE9RG Gas Dryer. Wanted a top loader with full water fill options, no lid lock, brake, metal parts, reliability, and durability. New 2018 Speed Queen models will have the one horsepower motor (to push tub back and forth), neutral drain, no brake, lid lock, and belt. They may be a better more efficient machine or they may be worse but I wanted to stick with old school until the new school has been out for a while.
Like being able to do full water/ full tub fill loads especially for bulky items like bedding and dryer lint filter is easy to access. Set up is working well so far but have only had it for a few days.
Before first laundry load I cleaned up the washer tub and dryer drum to remove oil and dirt from manufacturing, swapped in a short run of semi-rigid metallic duct on dryer, and fitted washer hose filter screens to the Eastman PVC wrapped stainless steel hoses I'm using. Delivery/ Installer guys used Aluminum Foil Duct and left out hose filter screens. With the Eastman hoses I was able to remove the washer and insert the washer/ filter screen that came with the machine. I prefer the semi-rigid metal ducts vs the foil and wanted to upgrade hoses vs what Speed Queen includes.

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Post# 977359 , Reply# 1   1/7/2018 at 19:33 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Congratulations! Always fun to get new appliances. I purchased the 9 Series pair in July, after selling my house with the appliances and moving to an apartment. Front-loaders had been my daily driver since the mid-1980s, but the location (upper level/wooden floor) and size of laundry space convinced me to go with a top-loader this time. While the redesigned SQ is interesting and boasts some definite improvements, agitation/cleaning doesn't appear to be one of them; I'm glad I purchased when I did.

I like the washer better than the dryer, which runs pretty hot at all temp levels and has a rather dismal moisture-sensing system. But it's quiet and gets the job done.

Was your last pair Speed Queen as well?

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Post# 977368 , Reply# 2   1/7/2018 at 19:53 by Maytag85 (Sean 1976 YouTube, hotrodsean1972 Instagram)        

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I thought all newer gas dryers were only 22,000 btus, but that Speed Queen gas dryer has a 22,500 btu burner! I guess Speed Queen had to increase the btus for some reason.

Post# 977387 , Reply# 3   1/7/2018 at 21:04 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I'm curious why you're obscuring the serial numbers.  Serial numbers are cited here frequently, the manufacture date is coded in them.  There's no substantial risk in it to my knowledge.

Post# 977424 , Reply# 4   1/8/2018 at 00:42 by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Thanks for the replies. Washer is fantastic and dryer is meh but both are built to last solid quality. Took off serial numbers out of habit. Probably not a big business cloning washing machines and selling them under other peoples serial numbers (joking...). I added the original photos and am interested in learning how to read Speed Queen model tags. For example, how do you bread down awne in awne92sp113tw01 and how are dates encoded? Something like 171006 is Oct 06 2017? Or 171005 is Oct 5 2017?
Prior model was HE top load that was often unbalanced and used very little water sometimes requiring extra rinse and spin or rewash cycle.

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Post# 978347 , Reply# 5   1/14/2018 at 18:39 by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

TLDR: Go out and buy a TL AWNE92SP (or AWNE82SP/ AWN432SP) washer while you can and give the matching dryers a look.. Solid TL agitator you can fill to top with water. ADGE9RGS dryer is solid quality but meh feature wise. AFN series washers are the FL alterntive. FYI, these are old-school solid build agitator TL washers and may be different than what your used to (but if you're on this site probably the machine for you).

A few thoughs and updates. The AWNE92SP washer and ADGE9RGS dryer are sturdy well built well thought out machines. At $959 for washer and $949 for gas dryer (local SQ Plat dealer) cost was about $75 to a $100 more than AWN82SP and AWN432 models with a few less modes. Washer has stainless steel tub and dryer has galvanized drum with warning not to get bleach or other chemicals on it. Not a bad way to go since washer is dealing with bleach and dryer shouldn't be exposed to chemiclals. Though a stainless dryer would look prettier.
Washer load time is much shorter than old HE Energy Star TL and SQ cleans more thoroughly. Full fill/ extra large load setting is great for bulky and delicate loads plus you can adjust water down in other loads for water savings. Second rinse option is must have for me and third rinse is a great feature. FYI selecting second and third rinse equals four rinses. Queen comforter is tight fit and anything larger will be heading to a laundramat. Ideal set up would be this TL paired with a FL for large loads but we don't have room or hook ups for a second washer.
Dryer is well built but otherwise meh. Near dry option and temp selection is nice feture but temp and dry level don't seem much different than other modes. I like having a matched dryer built to same quality standard but other dryers have better interfaces and sensors (but not same durability). Nothing I can't do with dryer just requires setting a timer or rotating loads. Large and/ or bulky loads like a comforter require rotation. Old dyer required same technique for comforter or mattress pad of drying on bulky mode than removing placing back with dry side in and wet side out and sometimes extending the cycle or starting new cycle.
Washer and dryer is on concrete floor coated with polyaspartic floor coating from HP Spartacote (like Epoxy floor but installs quicker and supposed to be more durable). Old washer walked a lot and dryer is easy to push around so I added Anti-Walk Silent Feet with high grip non-adhesive bottoms and machines are staying in place. Expensive for what are just anti-slip feet and little change in noise or vibration but they're worth it to prevent walking. Leveled washer and dryer out with torpedo level before putting on feet and they were still level front to back and side to side after adding feet.
Added short run of semi-rigid flex duct and planning to upgrade dryer wall vent to 26 gauge galvanized dryer duct with magnetic flap vs current flimsy one and painted to match exterior. Magnetic flap is supposed to open at 50 CFM and dryer CFM after four foot run should be well above that. Dryer has 220 CFM fan.
Used triple reinforced PVC wrapped stainless steel high flow hoses with 90 degree elbow. Speed Queen supplied or braided hose would have been fine. But I like the vinly coating that will scratch wall less in case cat is checking out the area or I'm fishing for a lost sock back there.
And added a rubber bumper with a recessed mouting hole to cabinet where lid can bump cabinet above. Still plent of clearence for lid to sit open on own and just didn't wank to scratch up the lid in case it ends up in a museum some day (joking....).
And yes the spigots need to be replaced. Not leking and still work as a shut off but past they're obsolete and past prime time. Any reason not to put in a high quality preferaby US made 1/4 Turn Ball Pattern Washing Machine Valve from arrowhead brass, woodford, zurn, watts, etc?

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Post# 978348 , Reply# 6   1/14/2018 at 18:46 by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Captain obvious note. I bought the ADGE9RGS gas dryer... but noticed in more than 6 hours after the post. Title should read:

New Speed Queen AWNE92SP and ADGE9RGS.

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