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Speed Queen TC5000WN: Possible to Skip to End of Cycle?
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Post# 1181730   6/3/2023 at 09:30 (187 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

I have a Speed Queen TC5000WN washer and recently washed a very bulky mattress pad that completely filled the tub. This was done on the Delicate cycle/Extra Rinse so as to not damage the pad due to the agitator motion.

I wished to rinse the pad one additional time (on top of the two previous rinses) to ensure all of the liquid soap had been removed, but could not figure out a way to run just a rinse/spin cycle while in Delicate mode.

Running the Delicate cycle a second time with no laundry liquid soap gave me two full cycles (wash then rinse).

Running a Spin Only cycle filled the tub with water, but the agitator was more aggressive than that of the Delicate cycle.

I could figure no way to engage only a Rinse/Spin, nor to run a full Delicate cycle but skip directly to Fill Rinse/Drain/Spin without going through a Wash segment first.

The best I can figure out is to do the initial wash in Delicate without the Extra Rinse option, then run the full Delicate cycle again with no soap to get the three rinses.

Any other way to do do this? Any way to skip to the next segment of a cycle? Any way to do a Spin cycle with the Delicate agitator action?

Post# 1181739 , Reply# 1   6/3/2023 at 13:51 (187 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The rinse/spin cycle is hardwired as an indepent cycle set. Cannot be forced to be incorporated into a specific cycle concept.

Post# 1181741 , Reply# 2   6/3/2023 at 14:18 (187 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

Not surprising; thanks for the information.

One question that is somewhat related. If I have a tub full of water/laundry and wish to quit the entire cycle, how do I get all the water out of the tub short of letting the cycle fully complete or bailing the water out of the tub?

Post# 1181745 , Reply# 3   6/3/2023 at 14:32 (187 days old) by Huebschman (Quebec, CA)        

I just thanked god for my mechanical timer... :)

Post# 1181766 , Reply# 4   6/3/2023 at 18:47 (187 days old) by supersurgilator (Indiana)        

You would be able to run just a spin only cycle, but it would be a high speed spin.

Post# 1181772 , Reply# 5   6/3/2023 at 21:25 (187 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

I tried a Spin cycle only, but when I attempted it earlier today the tub filled with water for a few seconds (it was already full), then agitated at full speed which is not what I wanted.

I'll see if that behavior happens again.

Post# 1181773 , Reply# 6   6/3/2023 at 22:18 (187 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

When you just want it to spin, make sure you don't have extra rinse selected when you select the spin cycle. When both are selected it will fill, rinse, and then spin.

Post# 1181782 , Reply# 7   6/4/2023 at 03:47 (187 days old) by Aquarius1984 (Planet earth)        

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I just thanked god for my European FL with fully electronic controls that can handle mattress pads as a matter of course with the right programming. And do the job properly without having to set extra cycles.

Post# 1181794 , Reply# 8   6/4/2023 at 09:33 (186 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

> When you just want it to spin, make sure you don't have extra rinse selected
> when you select the spin cycle. When both are selected it will
> fill, rinse, and then spin.

Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks for the tip!

Post# 1181797 , Reply# 9   6/4/2023 at 09:57 (186 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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A Delicate extra rinse can be had manually by starting on Delicate, agitating for a few minutes of the wash period, cancel the cycle, and run a Spin-only (which will be at high speed but that won't hurt a mattress pad, and will shorten the drying time).

Post# 1181839 , Reply# 10   6/5/2023 at 05:51 (185 days old) by PinkPower4 (USA)        
Rapid Advance Through Cycle

See the last row under "Button(s)". If you don't want a high speed spin, this may work?

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Post# 1181844 , Reply# 11   6/5/2023 at 09:55 (185 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        
Rapid Advance

As I recall, we tried the rapid advance thing on another thread and neither of us could get it to work.

For one thing, there is no Extra Rinse button, and holding the start button for 3 seconds cancels the cycle entirely no matter what knobs you have selected, including Extra Rinse. So the whole thing just seemed to make no sense. But if someone else gets it to work please let us know.

Post# 1181846 , Reply# 12   6/5/2023 at 10:57 (185 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

However I did find something that might answer Ladd's question that was posted by Ladd: reply #69.

I haven't tried it, it would be interesting to see if you really can get a slow spin that way.

Quote from Ladd:

I just tested the procedure to enable a rapid advance to final spin/drain as noted in a March 2018 Field Bulletin issued by SQ in regards to their TC and TR line of washers. It definitely works with the the new TC5000WN AWN632SP116TW01.

If anyone has not seen the bulletin (I'm probably the only one!), this is what it says:

Home Retail Models Affected: Product Codes TR3 and TR5 (models AWN43R and AWN63R) starting Serial Nos. beginning 1804

These models can now be rapid advanced to the final spin/drain step. For example, when testing a washer you could enter the Rapid Advance Mode after the machine fills and advance to the final spin to drain out the water.

How to Enter Rapid Advance Mode:

1. Press and hold the START/PAUSE button. After about three seconds the current cycle status light will turn off.

2. Continue holding the START/PAUSE button for another 7 - 8 seconds until the SPIN light comes on then release the button.

3. If the lid was unlocked, the LID LOCK light will come on and the lid will lock. Once locked, the machine will start to drain and spin.

4. After the final spin/drain step the control will reset to normal operation.

Post# 1181992 , Reply# 13   6/7/2023 at 07:58 (183 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

Wow! I answered my question years ago and have no memory of knowing that information! I'm almost more concerned about my lack of memory than solving this problem! :-)

I look forward to trying that method to see if Rapid Advance works.

Post# 1181998 , Reply# 14   6/7/2023 at 09:31 (183 days old) by WindRivers (Wind River Range, WY)        

Let us know how it works, but looking at it again I'm thinking it still doesn't quite answer your original question. It appears it just skips to the final spin and you still won't get a delicate rinse, even if it gives a slow spin. Unlike the "rapid advance" that's supposed to step through each segment of the cycle but seems to require a nonexistent button. (As I recall I did try pressing the only two "buttons" it has, deep fill and start, simultaneously and it didn't work.)

Post# 1183910 , Reply# 15   7/1/2023 at 10:59 by ladd (Maryland)        

OK, a month has gone by and I've just washed the bulky mattress pad again. And the "hold the start/pause button" method of skipping directly to Spin worked.

I first did a "Delicate with Extra Rinse and Pre-Soak"; that gave me one wash and two rinses. I then re-engaged the "Delicate" with the options dial set to zero. The tub filled and began to agitate. I then held the start/stop button for 8+ seconds and the machine skipped directly to spin.

I shouldn't be surprised that this worked, as I clearly posted that this worked about two years ago. But, I had completely forgotten it. Thanks to WindRivers for reminding me.

Also thanks to whomever reminded me that running a spin cycle with "extra rinse" option engaged would fill the tub again. Running the spin cycle w/o the extra rinse gave me spin only. Thanks!

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