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Speed Queen AWN432 $150. Too Good to be True?
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Post# 958440   9/21/2017 at 12:21 (369 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

I'm looking for a back-up washer.

Someone is selling his/her Speed Queen AWN432 for only $150. Photos show a clean washer inside and out without any apparent damage. The stated reason is that his/her new place already has a washer. I find it hard to believe that someone would sell his/her Speed Queen, if it's working okay, instead of keeping it and selling the other washer. Thoughts? Thanks

Post# 958445 , Reply# 1   9/21/2017 at 12:55 (369 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Maybe the other one is a new front loader set. Besides, to most people a washer is a washer. They know no better.

Post# 958447 , Reply# 2   9/21/2017 at 13:03 (369 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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if its in great shape inside and out.....and only 150.00.....

and it runs without issues.....why do you care why they are selling it?....

while your procrastinating, someone else has grabbed a fantastic deal on a machine...

too many times we sell machines on CL, while you have the ones who play email tag with a thousand questions, someone with cash is on their way to pick it up....

bottom line, money talks!

Post# 958485 , Reply# 3   9/21/2017 at 15:40 (368 days old) by pumpkina (California)        


You might be right about the seller being ignorant about SQ quality. I was concerned, because I don't want to waste my time checking out something that's going to need major repairs that the seller didn't disclose.

Is it reasonable when buying used to do a test load?

Post# 958496 , Reply# 4   9/21/2017 at 17:25 (368 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

No, just put it on spin and listen for bearing damage.

Post# 958499 , Reply# 5   9/21/2017 at 17:45 (368 days old) by pumpkina (California)        

Thanks. What does bearing damage sound like?

Post# 958504 , Reply# 6   9/21/2017 at 18:14 (368 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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take the front cover off, if the gerbil is still running on the wheel, your good to go....

be leery if a string is tied to its tail!

Post# 958549 , Reply# 7   9/22/2017 at 03:36 (368 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Add water

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Before spin. Otherwise the pump could get damaged.

Pounce on it before someone else gets a washer that they might not even fully appreciate (ie, landlord for his hard living tenants)

Post# 958551 , Reply# 8   9/22/2017 at 03:42 (368 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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If the machine has bearing damage you will hear it. The machine won't be as quiet as it should be.

Post# 958769 , Reply# 9   9/23/2017 at 17:46 (366 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Speed Queens howl when spun on empty, don't let that noise/sound confuse you for the sound of a bad bearing.

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