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Post# 986076   3/10/2018 at 14:24 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Who put that there?
Bought this 3.5 yr old SQ 412 hoping it only needed a lid switch, now I know why the owner was thinking transmission.
What's the AW brain trust suggest?
Apparently SQ is ready to ship out a new tranny to the guy I bought it from, should I green light that?

Post# 986077 , Reply# 1   3/10/2018 at 14:25 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Post# 986117 , Reply# 2   3/10/2018 at 19:35 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

Likely the tub seal failed and the transmission has water in it.

It needs a trans, tub seal, and definitely do the bearings while you are there. My last understanding was that sq started just sending out complete power units for trans jobs.

Post# 986127 , Reply# 3   3/10/2018 at 21:20 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Thats Not Oil

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But it does have a bad tub seal and if it is noisy during spin the top bearing is also ruined, but the trans is most likley just fine.


The transmission is probably still under warranty and SQ may just supply the trans and seal and bearing kit, but technically the seal and bearing is not covered by any warranty after 3 years.


The serial # will tell you how old the washer is. Installing a new seal and top bearing is a pretty involved job, most of these washers will just be recycled when this happens.


John L.

Post# 986134 , Reply# 4   3/10/2018 at 22:12 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Problem reportedly is that the machine is not spinning.

Post# 986153 , Reply# 5   3/11/2018 at 08:47 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Tight Or Locked Up Top Bearing From Water In It

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Has nothing to due with the transmission


John L.

Post# 986211 , Reply# 6   3/11/2018 at 20:20 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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You are right john, the black staining is not oily.
I have watched the SQ video on doing a seal and I think I can handle it.
I just sold a machine identical to this one, but 5 years older, for enough to makes this job well worth my effort.
With new SQ TL sets are being advertised for $1700+ the market is jumping for a used machine.

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Post# 986554 , Reply# 7   3/14/2018 at 14:42 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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What is the part number for a complete power unit?
And is that all I will need or do I also then need the
766p3a tub lip seal kit?

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Post# 986555 , Reply# 8   3/14/2018 at 14:48 by trappn (Illinois)        
Please Clarify

We were wondering what a "complete power unit" includes?



Post# 986599 , Reply# 9   3/14/2018 at 18:26 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
You Need Whats In The Picture

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To fix this washer, the transmission is probably just fine.


John L.

Post# 986614 , Reply# 10   3/14/2018 at 19:48 by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
The complete power unit

Is the inner and outer tub, transmission, milk stool, everything. Except the motor.

Post# 987026 , Reply# 11   3/17/2018 at 16:21 by TRAPPN (Illinois)        

Thanks, Lorain........

Post# 987745 , Reply# 12   3/22/2018 at 23:30 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I can get this working Huebsch for much less than a seal kit.
Was thinking of just putting the SQ top and sides on the Huebsch mechanicals.
Is it straight forward job or headache inducing?

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Post# 987760 , Reply# 13   3/23/2018 at 05:23 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I'm not sure, but I thought the commercial coin operated models were 12# standard capacity rather than the large capacity home machines.

Post# 987763 , Reply# 14   3/23/2018 at 06:38 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Exchanging SQ TL Cabinets and tops

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Its not hard to do if the wiring to the motor is the same, we have taken 10 YO commercial models and installed the guts of new residential models in the old coin box cabinets and tops because the home models are 1/2 the price.


John L.

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