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Post# 1008980   9/29/2018 at 12:31 (268 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

So i've had my TR5 for a couple of months now, and i must say, i am liking it alot, i even washed a thick queen sized comforter (used for my dog) and id did a great job, turned it over a couple of times, i honestly was surprised. It does a pretty good job on whites, here is a link to a video i took of a load of towels using auto fill, the load was even up to the plastic balance ring, and it still moved heavy beach towels around pretty well, uses plenty of water, as you can see in the video. After seeing eugenes video of the new maytag i think the speed queen is much better.


Post# 1008982 , Reply# 1   9/29/2018 at 13:18 (268 days old) by Mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

I have a 2015 model, 432, your washer looks a lot more gentle on clothing, mine can be rough on the clothes if I'm not careful, esp a large load. What detergent are you using? Do you use the presoak a lot? I've been soaking my clothes then run a short wash with pretty good results. I'm using different detergents, trying to get away from using chlorine bleach due to septic system and my Dad having a chemical reaction to it.
I'm still kind of on the fence about my washer, due to clothing damage.


Post# 1008983 , Reply# 2   9/29/2018 at 13:27 (268 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

It's pretty gentle on clothes, i used one tide pod for that load of towels, tide pod with "oxi" power, i tried powder oxi clean "white revive" and it works pretty good, alot better than bleach.

Post# 1009111 , Reply# 3   9/30/2018 at 07:40 (267 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

If you're happy with your new Speed Queen, then that's all that matters. Glad you're getting good results. I'm still thankful I squeaked in under the wire to get a Series 9 back in summer of 2017.

Now...if they'd just put their residential front-loader back in the lineup.

Post# 1009135 , Reply# 4   9/30/2018 at 10:29 (267 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

Eugene, the front loaders come back in january i believe, what my dealer told me when i bought the TR5, he said the government bought all of the quoda for the year for navy etc, so speed queen squit selling residential since they met their sales numbers. But he said it is NOT discontinued but just taking a short break.

Post# 1009144 , Reply# 5   9/30/2018 at 11:11 (267 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

That's good news. While I've grown to like the 'vintage' experience my top-loader provides, I am still a front-load guy at heart. I will probably be ready to have a new toy to play with about the time SQ's front-loaders reappear.

Post# 1009269 , Reply# 6   10/1/2018 at 12:00 (266 days old) by washman (o)        
the 64 dollar question is

does it carry the freight on washday?

Post# 1009279 , Reply# 7   10/1/2018 at 15:43 (266 days old) by jerrod6 (Philadelphia(center city), Pennsylvania)        

How long did the wash portion of that cycle take, and how long does it rinse?

Post# 1009313 , Reply# 8   10/1/2018 at 21:42 (266 days old) by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        

This load size is just about the optimal load for this machine. Water level was appropriate as well. This is the most impressive video I have witnessed so far. Still not a fan, though.

Post# 1009812 , Reply# 9   10/5/2018 at 22:31 (262 days old) by Spinmon (st. charles mo )        

The SQ appears BUILT better than the Maytag. But for quick and thorough washing,you cannot deny the Maytag. The 'Tag is the only machine I'd consider today.

Currently our '12 AWN542 is a champ in fast,thorough washing. I'm glad it also does a good impression of woo-woo sounds on normal wash. Both characteristics noticeably absent on the new SQ.

I am happy that your SQ pleases you and that it continues to do same.

Wash in peace,Bill

Post# 1009846 , Reply# 10   10/6/2018 at 09:11 (261 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
wash action

I saw the wash action and it was the most powerful I have ever seen in the latest washing machines.

Post# 1010917 , Reply# 11   10/15/2018 at 19:18 (252 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        
Washing queen size comforter

Here is a video of washing a queen size thick comforter using auto fill, it did turn over a couple times, did pretty good.


Post# 1010936 , Reply# 12   10/15/2018 at 20:16 (252 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Queen Size Comforter In A New SQ TL Washer

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Thats just pathetic, although most TL washers would have a hard time turning it over.


Try a light colored QSC and make it evenly dirty on one or better yet both sides and then wash it and show us the results, we have done this test with soiled white towels and work jeans and the results are treble, it only cleans a few areas leaving 60-80% advisably dirty.


John L.

Post# 1011090 , Reply# 13   10/16/2018 at 17:20 (251 days old) by washman (o)        
here's turnover



Post# 1011285 , Reply# 14   10/18/2018 at 12:45 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

Of course a small load of rags will move more.......

Post# 1011287 , Reply# 15   10/18/2018 at 12:48 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

Considering a whirlpool cabrio won't even turn a comforter over ONCE, let alone several times like my TR5 did this machine is still better than most he TL machines.

Post# 1011289 , Reply# 16   10/18/2018 at 12:59 (249 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        
Just for the sake of it

Ugh I hate myself for getting into this argument once again...

If the SQ barely turns over that load, no way in hell it would turn over any kind of blanket...

Post# 1011290 , Reply# 17   10/18/2018 at 13:16 (249 days old) by washman (o)        
Yes a small load of rags will move more

but how about this............................?


Post# 1011317 , Reply# 18   10/18/2018 at 16:48 (249 days old) by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        
I knew this would devolve into a dissing match

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The OP likes his washer.  Let's just leave it at, "it takes all kinds." 


There is no need to disrespect his decision.  Nobody is forcing you to buy one too.

Post# 1011321 , Reply# 19   10/18/2018 at 17:15 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

The rudness is unbelieveable. "My washer has more turnover than your washer" grow up. Don't like my videos? Don't watch it. Thats the thanks i get for taking time to record a video and share it???

Post# 1011323 , Reply# 20   10/18/2018 at 17:19 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)

I was referring to the current cabrio. Not something that is discontinued.........

Post# 1011325 , Reply# 21   10/18/2018 at 17:19 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

Barely moves.....


Post# 1011342 , Reply# 22   10/18/2018 at 18:32 (249 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

There, rollover on a current machine.

And yes, toploaders are bad with comforters.
Any toploader is.
Yours specifically.

A Cabrio failing dosen't mean your's not failing either.

Which means my point is still 100% valid:
Both machines fail with comforters.
But the current SQs fail with normal loads as well. While using more water, and spinning worse, and costing more.

Oh, and btw, before you will bring up VMWs:

In reply to RP2813:

He likes it and hat's fine.

However I do not respect makeing unproofen, wrong claims. Spreading misinformation is not what this forum is for.

Saying he likes it is fine, that's his opinion, can't disproof that. Never tried to.

Saying it turns over a comforter when it is easy to disproof that without him proofing what he claims is something entirely different.

Pissing match is completly unjust in this context.

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Post# 1011348 , Reply# 23   10/18/2018 at 19:44 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

If anybody can comment on the machines performance its me, i own one, did you read the part where i said my comforter turned over several time...... so you are calling me a liar???

Post# 1011349 , Reply# 24   10/18/2018 at 19:59 (249 days old) by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        
Look a little closer

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I didn't call it a pissing match. 


Post# 1011352 , Reply# 25   10/18/2018 at 20:31 (249 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        

It's okay, i just won't take time out of my day to make videos anymore. Since you don't like them. I thought this was a site for people who are into washing machines..... vintage and modern.....

Post# 1011354 , Reply# 26   10/18/2018 at 20:35 (249 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Sorry, mental typo.

We have several sources showing questionable cleaning results.

Your videos are fine, keep doing them, no fault there.

It's just that your 4:30 video shows about half an inch of turnover...

Post# 1011430 , Reply# 27   10/19/2018 at 13:32 (248 days old) by volsboy1 (East Tenn Smoky mountains )        

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People here are VERY passionate about there washers,Etc. That goes double for Speed Queens. They have been a favorite of many here for years and they were the last hold out for a tried and true American Top loader. People are still very soar about them losing the transmission and wash system they have had longer than I have been alive.
People here are very blunt take it with a grain of salt.

Post# 1011464 , Reply# 28   10/19/2018 at 20:01 (248 days old) by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        

Guys, you're almost starting a fist fight because of a washing machine. Really?

Why don't you just grab a 5 inch ruler and start an argument regarding your private parts sizes?

I'm waiting to see who is going to pull the hair first or stick a bubble gum on each others hair.

Should I tell everything to your moms?

Grow up, guys!

Post# 1011505 , Reply# 29   10/20/2018 at 00:49 (248 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        

What? Are you guys serious? We can agree to disagree. It's our opinion. Why can't we agree?

Post# 1011526 , Reply# 30   10/20/2018 at 09:49 (247 days old) by imperial70 (******)        

Celebrate your washer. Embrace the energy and essence that makes the metal and plastic come together and provide cleanliness. All washers are good.

Post# 1011648 , Reply# 31   10/21/2018 at 09:42 (246 days old) by tryingtowash (Louisiana)        
My TR5 does not get my clothes clean

Look I appreciate you guys having some passion for washers. I do not. I simply want clean clothes.

I made the mistake of buying a TR5 a little over a month ago (2018 model) because so many people recommend SQ. It will not even get coffee stains out of my white t shirts.

I will sell it for $400 FOB my porch in Louisiana if someone wants it. If you love TR5s that should be a great price.

What I would appreciate is a recommendation for new machine OR a recommendation for a good source of rebuilt old machines that will clean clothes.

Post# 1011676 , Reply# 32   10/21/2018 at 14:32 (246 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Check with local resale shops or independent servicers for rebuilt or good-condition Whirlpool (Kenmore, Roper, KitchenAid) direct-drive machines from ~2006 and prior.†
Or find something less-than pristine at a resale shop, CraigsList or Facebook Marketplace and refurb it yourself.

Post# 1011677 , Reply# 33   10/21/2018 at 14:37 (246 days old) by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        

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ttw, you should launch a new thread requesting advice. 


Maytag's commercial top loader seems to be the closest you can get to the 2017 and earlier Speed Queens for old school wash action, and that is likely what most here would recommend. 


You should also contact the dealer who sold you the SQ and advise that you want to return it and get something else, such as the Maytag, if that dealer sells them.  The makers of SQ need to understand that most people are not happy with the 2018 wash system, and dealers will certainly let them know if people are returning these machines in droves.  You have a valid case, and you are certainly not the first person who would like to return their 2018 SQ.

Post# 1011692 , Reply# 34   10/21/2018 at 17:42 (246 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
I'm really a sad case...

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When my Atlantis started acting up (needs a no-longer-made timer/control module) I was motivated by all the chat on here about the 2017 Speed Queens being the last of their kind and by members saying "your Maytags aren't Maytags at all you ninny, they're Norge" so I bought a TOL SQ from a town 40 miles away, one from the other side of the Country. This was several months ago. Where are they today? Covered up in the garage about 15 feet from the laundry room. My back is currently shot, handyman is busy and friends are all prima-donnas and can't lift anything heavier than a toaster. The pool guy saw them and said "yikes, that's a lotta buttons!" Fortunately they have a very long warranty provided they ever see gas, electricity or water.


As stupid as this seems, the new Internet TV still sits on the floor turned to the wall so the cleaning ladies won't hit it with the power-drive Hoover and the new pricey Dell computer is in an unopened box next to the front door. Both of these items have a 2-year warranty which is almost half over. Dumb Dumb Dumb! Last month I had what the ICU doctors called a near-death experience. My hemoglobin level dropped below 4, normal is about 7, a result of taking handfuls of nsaids...aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxin daily to combat back pain. They said if I had waited one more hour to call the paramedics my heart would have stopped. I sort of dismissed all of this as just talk because Eisenhower Medical Center wants repeat business from heavily insured people. I guess it was not. I would like to do a load or two in the new Speed Queens before I'm history.

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Post# 1011739 , Reply# 35   10/21/2018 at 23:47 (246 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Normal hemoglobin levels for my age is 12 to 15...not 7. It's serious stuff. (Sorry, I'm way off track considering this is a thread about Speed Queen)


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Post# 1011780 , Reply# 36   10/22/2018 at 08:58 (245 days old) by tryingtowash (Louisiana)        
Thanks for the advice!!

thank you.

Post# 1011781 , Reply# 37   10/22/2018 at 09:04 (245 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
an afterthought...

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I apologize for discussing a personal medical condition on this website. It certainly has no place here. 

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Post# 1011784 , Reply# 38   10/22/2018 at 09:33 (245 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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I can see the relevance for you telling us how you are unable to test out a brand new washer due to back issues having suffered a back problem since high school and even now having days when unable to move let alone lift a washer and dryer.
I wish you a speedy recovery and the ability to find some less flakey friends who would be willing to move the machines for you :)

Take care and stay safe xx


Post# 1011792 , Reply# 39   10/22/2018 at 10:50 (245 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
Good detergent

To get clothes clean in one of the new Speed Queen machines you really need to use a good detergent. Liquid Tide with Bleach would be the minimum. Because a good detergent will work with very little agitation. Should get a coffee stain out. I guess I was lucky to get a 2017 SQ.

Post# 1011796 , Reply# 40   10/22/2018 at 11:33 (245 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well it is only a 2018 model, basically a proto-type, which we all know, will have a few bugs to iron out, without a doubt, some changes will be made, most likely to the wash action....

a few pros this machine has over the transmission versions.....

a. a separate water pump

b. a direct non-slip belt

c. a higher speed spin

a note on B and C.....a higher spin speed will extract more wash water, for better rinsing, a higher speed final spin means less time in the dryer....definitely something these machines needed!

another definite pro for any of the ECO machines, the spin spray is directed onto the load, not half behind the wash basket...

give it time, improvements will be made....

I would like to see a ribbed basket of some sort, the tub is turning, might as well make use of the momentum...

Post# 1011806 , Reply# 41   10/22/2018 at 13:49 (245 days old) by jons1077 (Portland, OR)        
Iím sorry, but...

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This thread is 100% hilarious. I will wash my towels soaked with my tears of laughter in one of my filter-flos.

Post# 1011810 , Reply# 42   10/22/2018 at 16:04 (245 days old) by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        


I'm laughing too...

At least we all can be sure the tears will be washed away from the towels...

Now if you washed the towels in a 2018 Slow Drama Queen, I doubt!

I posted and I'm running out of here. ROFL

Post# 1011998 , Reply# 43   10/24/2018 at 11:26 (243 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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A user posts a thread about a machine they bought and are having a positive experience with and they get jumped on and told they aren't experiencing the results they have shown...

This is ridiculous.

I didn't realize I was reading on vacuumland again...

Post# 1012000 , Reply# 44   10/24/2018 at 12:35 (243 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I gave up on Vacuumland long ago, too contentious.

Post# 1012006 , Reply# 45   10/24/2018 at 14:57 (243 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Not defending behaviors

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But, opinions are like rectums, everybody has one.

Advice, take it or leave it: You can Scroll on past, or develop thicker skin.

People say bad things about Whirlpool Duet machines. I have always contended if they are the worst they must be the best of the worst, because in the last nine years, I have been very happy with mine.

So if you are happy with your Speed Queen, it is ok to be proud of it, and just shrug off the Negative Nellies.

Post# 1012007 , Reply# 46   10/24/2018 at 14:59 (243 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

OK, I have to step back in again as you are doing wrong to me and the original poster.

Yes, he likes his machine, yes, he says he gets good results, and as much as that surprises me, I NEVER said ANYTHING against those points.

What I spoke up against was his obvious false claims.

Take a look at his comforter video titled "turned over a couple of times".
No it did not. That video is 4:34, and if you skip through it, you clearly see it moves an inch, maybe two inches at most.
At that pase, the main wash would have to be hours long for it to turn over several times.

Then he throws other machines under the bus reffering to his videos.

So I clearly showed via other video evidence that his claims of roll over are just plain made up and his degredation of other machines is just as made up as his first claims of roll over.

It's 2 entirely different things you have to evaluate entirely differently:

He likes his machine, fine. Surprises me, but ok. Maybe even his results on that comforter were great. Can't argue against that.

Him saying that certain other machines perform worse is just a plain lie.

Him saying that comforter turned over several times is a plain lie.

You all calling me horrible things for just stating the plain obvious is just insulting.

If you can't differentiate between me fighting an opinion and fighting false claims and statements, just don't bother even reading my stuff.

Honestly, just watch his comforter video.
Saying it turned over several times dosen't mean it did.

My god am I pissed off right now...

Post# 1012010 , Reply# 47   10/24/2018 at 15:06 (243 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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I said nothing negative about you. Everyone has an opinion.

I am not saying this is the case, but some have to justify their purchase. If they are happy with the results, so be it.

As for vacuumland. There are /were some poo-heads over there, but the Miss Manners site was shut down because of poo-heads too. They are everywhere.

Post# 1012051 , Reply# 48   10/24/2018 at 20:09 (243 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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I also said nothing negative about the purchasers choice, I am glad he is happy with it, I have sold just two of the 2018 SQ TL washers, we still have three in inventory to sell.


We took a big hit in sales, last year we had sold more than 50 SQ TLWs by this time. SQ will change this machine, the regional distributor admitted that sales are less than 1/2 of last years sales.


Needless to say dryer sales also took a big hit as well this year because many people buy pairs and with the FL washer shortage they lost even more business.

Post# 1013041 , Reply# 49   11/2/2018 at 17:02 (234 days old) by Infusor (Usa)        
"Does not even remove coffee stains from my white shirt&

Oops, i spilled coffee on my white shirt, oh look, it came clean........ using one tide pod btw.....

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Post# 1013069 , Reply# 50   11/2/2018 at 21:22 (234 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
New 2018 SQTL Washer

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Funny you posted this today, I was just dealing with a customer in our area today that got a new TR5 series in July and is completely disgusted with its terrible cleaning and inability to handle even thin blankets, boy did she ever lay out lots of evidence about the poor performance.


She is going after the dealer that sold it for an exchange to the Maytag TL Commercial style washer.

Post# 1013120 , Reply# 51   11/3/2018 at 12:15 (233 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
My opinion is

I have not seen ANY new appliance on the market that even comes close to ANYTHING washer, stove, DW fridge etc, that was on the market 35 to 70 years ago, my 80s Hotpoint rim flo will wash rings around any new washer made today, my 80s Custom 21 Kitchenaid DW is so far superior to aNY new dishwasher, and my 59 Westinghouse range is 10,000 times better than anything new,just buy vintage, they are out there.

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