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73 or 74 Speed Queen pump
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Post# 1074109   5/24/2020 at 15:28 (1,291 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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My SQ ST ran pretty well for about 3.5 years, then last fall I had to get a big channel locks on the pump shaft to unseize it if it sat more than 2 or 3 days. Finally it wouldn't budge and so the motor would overheat and kick off. With 4 other washers hooked up and running, I just moved it aside until today. I've now removed the pump and look at what happened as it sat for 6 months, maybe 9 months. The pot metal crap just deteriorated so horribly that it let the tension of the belt pull the shaft crazy right thru the entire cheap assembly!!

Link is to the first ever post I did on this machine, next entry will also link to the second thread.


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Post# 1074111 , Reply# 1   5/24/2020 at 15:36 (1,291 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
more on pump

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Sears s direct and another for Speed Queen DA3780 both say the pump is #25178, and Ebay has one for $50 right in Cleveland.
My machine is the LATE MODEL reversing motor type, not the 50-60's to 71 or 72 solenoid type assembly.

For sure hoping to get the correct pump!

Link is to the second "tune-up" thread for this machine


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Post# 1074123 , Reply# 2   5/24/2020 at 17:11 (1,291 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well for the reversing motor machines, the spin of course is clockwise, and so the outlet port should face a clockwise position....

there were for the most part, two styles of impeller port sections, small and large...

what I had to do once, was purchase a pump for the banging solenoid machine, which spun counter-clockwise....and just take the bottom portion from the old pump, and install on the new least those two parts are interchangeable....

as these machines get older, you do have to keep an eye on the grease inside the pump....preference goes to the pumps with the grease fitting, saves time from taking it all apart...

keep us posted on how you make out.....

Post# 1074124 , Reply# 3   5/24/2020 at 17:15 (1,291 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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unfortunate for its 100.00 price tag.....this would be the pump you need...

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Post# 1074125 , Reply# 4   5/24/2020 at 17:18 (1,291 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I can't get a clear enough view on this one to tell which way it pumps out....

maybe ask the seller for a better, out of bag pic?

but at least its only 39.00...

even so, as mentioned, the bottom can be switched to make it aim in the right direction....

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Post# 1074126 , Reply# 5   5/24/2020 at 17:24 (1,291 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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this one will work also....note the bigger base....

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Post# 1074130 , Reply# 6   5/24/2020 at 17:55 (1,291 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Solid Tub SQ Washer Pumps

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Hi Mark, yes when the seals fail and the bearings run dry with only water as lubricant we have seen bearing water so much that the shaft is at much more of an angle than yours is. I have seen Norge washer pumps wear to the point that the skirt on the impeller was completely worn away.


I will look and see if I have a pump for your reversing SQ washer.


John L.

Post# 1074137 , Reply# 7   5/24/2020 at 18:47 (1,291 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        
Those may be my pumps on eBay

If itís what you need make an offer and mention aw. As long as itís going to a good home I can dramatically discount the price

Post# 1074193 , Reply# 8   5/25/2020 at 00:57 (1,291 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Is this the same pump that was used on Speed Wringer washers? Thanks, Gary

Post# 1074223 , Reply# 9   5/25/2020 at 08:55 (1,290 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Thank you Martin, John, Eugene

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I bought the pump from Cleveland, it is probably from Eugene, and I have the original base if I need to change it. I don't think I'll know until it arrives, and more pics then for sure!

Post# 1074740 , Reply# 10   5/28/2020 at 17:09 (1,287 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Smaller diameter pump, but the port aims the correct way. I will install tonight.
And it has a grease port, upscale!

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Post# 1074764 , Reply# 11   5/28/2020 at 20:16 (1,287 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
work perfectly

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And I simply tightened the belts and it's running well. For years I had to micro-tighten/micro manage the belts to keep it running, all the while it was that pump just fading horribly.
This is one of the all time fun washers, one of my all time faves!
And that grease port will become a frequent maintenance spot, happily.
No leaks at all, I replaced a Corbin clamp with a screw clamp..I hate corbin clamps.

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Post# 1074770 , Reply# 12   5/28/2020 at 20:45 (1,287 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Someone's a Happy Camper.....

yes, those pumps can throw a few puzzles at you.....

glad you got it back up and running....

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