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Post# 47877   10/26/2004 at 20:55 (7,112 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I found another Speed Queen today on my hunting rounds bringing us to a total of five for the year. It seems they're still in bloom despite all the signs of autumn here! This one had a bad fluid drive and clutch lining which I replaced this evening so now the spin picks up speed faster than you can say "Speed Queen Multi-Cycle Automatic Washer"! The agitator cap was missing and the bolt broken off in the shaft so I will replace the shaft tomorrow and then can move on to the minor cosmetic issues. I told Jon (jetcone) the next one I found was his - so congratulations Jon, here's your new baby!!

I love this panel design - so sixties!





Post# 47883 , Reply# 1   10/26/2004 at 21:31 (7,112 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Neat Washer, and the pattern is very space-age! Does the top of the panel light up or is the picture deceiving me?

Post# 47885 , Reply# 2   10/26/2004 at 21:37 (7,112 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Beautiful. The durable press cycle wash cycle isn't very long at all, looks like 4 minutes at most.

Post# 47892 , Reply# 3   10/26/2004 at 22:45 (7,112 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Wow Greg, you sure are in Speed Queen country! Congrats to you and Jon!

Post# 47904 , Reply# 4   10/27/2004 at 03:05 (7,111 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        
oh, I just love it!

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Greg, what a nice find! Speed Queen had such variations in the set up of their control panels which made them so interesting. Sounds like the fluid drive problem is solved. Jon's going to love this one. Is that agitator black bakelite or aluminum? This looks to me like a 1970, the last year of the solenoid version.
This certainly is the year of the Speed Queen!


Post# 47947 , Reply# 5   10/27/2004 at 20:05 (7,111 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Greg you are a Queen Magnet!

Greg,
That is such a cool looking machine! It looks so sixties to me.
I just can't get over all of the Speed Queens that you have found!
Thanks for the pictures!
Brent


Post# 47949 , Reply# 6   10/27/2004 at 20:09 (7,111 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

Hi! That looks newer than the one I have. (Mine has no "Durable Press cycle"). The console does have that "Jetson" looking stuff on it like mine. Do the little squiggles go along the top too? Hope you have fun with it! Best wishes -Steve

Post# 47950 , Reply# 7   10/27/2004 at 20:11 (7,111 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        
Ooops--correction

"Jetcone" I hope you enjoy it! What a great gift!! -Steve

Post# 47963 , Reply# 8   10/27/2004 at 22:57 (7,111 days old) by tlee618 ()        
Great Find!!

Another great find there Greg!! Speed Queen must have been very popular in the Omaha area. I know that Jon will love this one. I really loved the GE dishwasher that you found as well. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us.

Post# 48007 , Reply# 9   10/28/2004 at 12:17 (7,110 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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That's a cool pattern on the control panel, brings up memories!!! Congratulations to you and to Jon.

Post# 48051 , Reply# 10   10/28/2004 at 21:34 (7,110 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Thank you Greg and thank you everyone!

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We don't get SQ out here in Boston! I have kept my eye out for 25 years and never have I seen one for sale or thrown out in the dump! Speed Queen is really rare to non-existant here in New England.

My clothes won't be clean until they are Speed QUeen clean!

YAY!





Post# 48086 , Reply# 11   10/29/2004 at 08:00 (7,109 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
No SQ in Boston

So what machines are the laundramats in the Boston area equipped with?

Post# 48129 , Reply# 12   10/29/2004 at 18:24 (7,109 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Jon, HMM i thought clean clothes oculd only resut from being run thru a Unimatic.


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