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2017 Speed Queen Washer Sounds
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Post# 1189060   9/1/2023 at 10:04 (288 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        

This is my 2017 Speed Queen Washer. Is this the way they are supposed to sound? I do not know if it is louder than when I got it. Thanks, Martin


Post# 1189062 , Reply# 1   9/1/2023 at 10:23 (288 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Sounds fine to me



Post# 1189063 , Reply# 2   9/1/2023 at 10:42 (288 days old) by IIIJohnnyMacIII (North Carolina)        

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I second what John said. Itís working great. I have a 2017 model and that is what mine sounds like. Iíve been working it decently hard (1-2 loads a day) for 5 years straight and it sounded like that from day 1 and still sounds that way on day 1,800. Nice machine!

Post# 1189064 , Reply# 3   9/1/2023 at 11:20 (288 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        

Thanks John and John. I enjoy the sounds.

Post# 1189065 , Reply# 4   9/1/2023 at 11:22 (288 days old) by John76 (USA)        

Thatís quite a racket! Glad I have the SQ TR5003 which is located on a main floor laundry room. My old school Maytag top load made quite a racket as well. I can now do laundry anytime of the day without the disturbing noise ruining the vibe in the home.

Post# 1189071 , Reply# 5   9/1/2023 at 12:37 (288 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
Speed Queen Sounds

It sounds okay to me. Just a little bit of vibration from the cabinet but a lot of wash action. That's what I'd expect.

Post# 1189114 , Reply# 6   9/1/2023 at 18:34 (288 days old) by John76 (USA)        

Water doesnít seem to be moving around much. Looks like the action of a soup spoon.

Post# 1189118 , Reply# 7   9/1/2023 at 20:10 (288 days old) by oldschool88 (NJ)        

Looks like the agitator & drum are tilted right more than usual, whip out your bubble gauge and see if it's level.

Rears are self-leveling, just tilt it forward and you'll hear the legs drop and then tilt it back onto the ground gently.

Fronts are manually adjusted after the rears have been leveled.

Post# 1189123 , Reply# 8   9/1/2023 at 20:36 (288 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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The machine is level.† The tub may skew like that during agitation, some specimens exhibit the phenomenon more than others.† SQ doesn't consider it to be a problem.

Post# 1189192 , Reply# 9   9/2/2023 at 20:22 (287 days old) by RyneR1988 (Indianapolis)        

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I hear a slight vibration in the cabinet but otherwise the machine sounds normal to me.

I'm not sure why people think these washers are noisy. I'd take the splash and hum of this machine over the clicks, clacks, snaps, pops, and dying reversing motor of a modern VMW any day.


Post# 1189196 , Reply# 10   9/2/2023 at 22:02 (287 days old) by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        
the disturbing noise ruining the vibe

Say what?

The "noise" from a vintage TL Maytag washer IS the vibe..

Personally, I prefer to hear the appliances, boiler, circulator pumps and such running in the house. If there is a problem I can tell right away if something doesn't sound right.

Post# 1189203 , Reply# 11   9/3/2023 at 05:41 (287 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
washer noise

I'd rather hear the noises of the Speed Queen Laundry washer running with motor hums, transmission whirring, and water splashing. It sets the vibe to me.

Post# 1190015 , Reply# 12   9/14/2023 at 21:27 (275 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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You forgot the lights dimming when the motor starts. Nothing beats the simplicity of a start across the line induction motor.

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