4.7
16 reviews
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Brand:
Speed Queen
Model:
AWN412
Speed Queen Top Load Washer

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Speed Queen Top Load Washer
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean clothes well (4)
  • Adjustable settings (3)
  • Energy efficient (3)
  • Large capacity (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedding (3)
  • Everyday clothes (3)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
  • Towels (3)
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    • Heavy duty user (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good basic washer

I like my Speed Queen washer, but I don't love it. It is a great basic washer, if that is what you're looking for. When I was in the market for a new...Read complete review

I like my Speed Queen washer, but I don't love it. It is a great basic washer, if that is what you're looking for. When I was in the market for a new washer a year ago, it was exactly what I was looking for because of one basic reason: I use cloth diapers. When washing things like diapers, it is to your advantage to be able to set the amount of water to what you want rather than having the machine decide for you (which is what HE washers do). It has a pre-wash/soak feature that I was looking forward to using for those really dirty loads, but I was disappointed when I realized that you have to manually start the regular wash cycle when the pre-wash is finished. With my last washer, it started automatically after the pre-wash. My laundry room is in the basement, so now I have to start the pre-wash when I load the washer, go back upstairs and set my kitchen time so that I don't forget about it (lol!) and then go back down to start the regular wash cycle. It's not a huge deal, but I do wish that it wasn't designed that way. The wash cycle is very quick, about 35 minutes for a large load. The options are basic: load size, water temp, and regular, delicates, or pre-wash/soak.

Energy Efficiency
Obviously not as efficient as HE washers.

Cleaning Time
35 minutes per load and everything comes out clean. Now, if I could find a dryer that was that quick, too, I would be in laundry heaven!

Performance
Haven't had any problems.

Ease of Use
Options are very basic, which lends well to easy of use.

Design
Nothing fancy.

Durability
So far, so good and I do a lot of laundry! I appreciate the 3 yr warranty on these washers, too. Every other one that I looked at had only a 1 yr warranty.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Practical and efficient

It is a good machine. I would give a higher rating but it is kind of really loud when on the spin cycle. Other than that it does get the clothes clean and therefore...Read complete review

It is a good machine. I would give a higher rating but it is kind of really loud when on the spin cycle. Other than that it does get the clothes clean and therefore does the job it is suppose to do.

Ease of Use
It is very simple to use.

Design
For the price it could have been a little bit more attractive.

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5.0

Love this machine!

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from Illinois

About Me Heavy Duty User

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Pros

  • Clean Clothes Well
  • Energy Efficient
  • Spins Clothes Dry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedding
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Heavy/Bulky Items
    • Towels

    Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

    I wash 10-14 loads of laundry a week. When my repair guy came to fix our old machine (a 25+ year old Maytag), I asked him for suggestions about a new washing machine. Without skipping a beat, he said, "Get a Speed Queen". I am so glad I followed his advice. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles on this machine, but it cleans clothes effectively and runs well. I've washed everything in this machine, from delicate sweaters to shower curtains to blankets. Everything has come out fine. Especially on the "Eco" setting, it spins clothes nearly dry. Unlike a lot of newer machines, you can choose the "Eco" setting to spray with water for the rinse, or choose "Heavy Duty" to fill up the tub for the rinse. This is really helpful for cleaning truly dirty items such as pet bedding that might not get fully clean with a spray rinse. This washer is fast, efficient and hard working. What more could I ask for in a washing machine?

     
    5.0

    Absolutely wouldn't trade this!

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    from Indiana

    About Me Heavy Duty User

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    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Clean Clothes Well
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet
    • Spins Clothes Dry

    Cons

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        Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

        I absolutely cannot say enough good about this washing machine. It's so quiet and fast and cleans better than anything else I've ever tried. My mother and sister and I did our own little stain test against their front loader and my SpeedQueen easily beat their washers at getting out mustard, chocolate, wine, even permanent marker! I'd buy one of these again in a heartbeat!

         
        5.0

        Doesn't have a lot of extras, but i LOVE it!

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        from WV

        About Me Heavy Duty User

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        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Clean Clothes Well
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Capacity
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedding
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Heavy/Bulky Items
          • Towels

          Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

          This washer doesn't have the bell and whistles my previous washer had, but my clothes/items come out more clean! I love the agitator! It gets the job done without all of the extras. I wash at least 2-3 loads at least 5 days a week.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          American Made

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          from Etlan, Va

          About Me Occasional User

          Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

          Our Speed Queen is at least 10 yrs old. I replaced a hot water valve, otherwise it's fine. I had a repair guy over to fix a BRAND NEW ROPER at a rental house. It's still broke. He works on everything but LG & said Speed Queen is the best, MX wise. I have a fairly new LG front load at another rental house that won't power up. Junk.
          Stay away from hi-tech junk that has problematic automation, sensors & computers.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          high quality, durable, reliable, effectiveness

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          from Southern Minnesota

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Clean Clothes Well
          • Large Capacity
          • Quiet
          • Spins Clothes Dry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedding
            • Delicates
            • Everyday Clothes
            • Heavy/Bulky Items
            • Towels

            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            I do tons of laundry! 3-6 loads a day 6-7 days a week. 5 farm boys and a princess that changes clothes too often! Machine in an unheated cellar in MN. I never overload! Run at small bushel size loads or 1 large quilt, 3-4 sm. bath rugs. 5 adult jeans etc/ex. I use HE soap just cause, we have softened & filtered well water, usually med. depth water and pretty much always cold water, normal cycle time. Whites sm- med depth water hot switch to warm I soak for 30 mins then run normal cycle also I add chlorine bleach to this cycle. Had machine 9 mos so far so good. I hope I get to update this again with exact same info!

            (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple, yet Reliable!

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            from Philadelphia, PA

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            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            I am very happy with my family's purchase of the Speed Queen Top Load Washer. We bought it for our recently renovated basement, and it fit nicely in the space. We already have a washer we use on a regular basis, but after trying this washer out, I find myself using this machine quite often. The wash cycles are shorter for smaller loads. I can throw a few of my kids clothes in, and save so much time. The assembly was easy for my husband, and the overall usage is easy to understand. It didn't take long after set up before we had this washing machine in use. I would definitely recommend for any space, as this machine is very versatile.

            Energy Efficiency
            We thought with adding a new washer to our household, that our bills would sky rocket, but contrary to our beliefs, we've actually saved money washing less loads and using less water.

            Cleaning Time
            I've literally put a load in, went to wash the dishes, and boom the clothes were finished. I am very pleased with cleaning time.

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            (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Top-notch Washer

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            from USA

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            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            The Speed Queen is a fabulous washer! It's an old-fashioned top-loader (which are becoming harder and harder to come by) but it's a workhorse. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a great washer that will last for a long time!

            Energy Efficiency
            I haven't noticed a great deal of difference in energy usage between the Speed Queen and the washer I had before this one. But I'm also not sure how that compares to other washers.

            Cleaning Time
            So many "high efficiency" washers have extremely long wash cycles, often 90 minutes or more. Speed Queen is so much faster!

            Performance
            Stellar performance!

            Ease of Use
            No fancy color touch screen. Just knobs and buttons. Functional and self-explanatory.

            Design
            You can get any color you want, as long as it's white! Really, though, it's not fancy, but it's a washing machine; does it need to be a beautiful piece of furniture?

            Durability
            Since Speed Queens are built to be used in laundromats, they are extremely durable. I don't anticipate having to replace mine for 20 years.

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            (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            good basic washing machine

            By 

            from USA

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            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            I have had the speed queen washing machine going on six years now, and haven't experienced any trouble with it so far. The previous washing machine I had only lasted me about four years and just suddenly stopping working, so i invested in this one. I don't think there's anything really special about the speed queen, it's just like any other basic washing machine, as far as settings and function. It generally washes a load in about a half an hour, it has a porcelain steel outer drain tub and an automatic balancing system. It works great for large loads, Ive never had that banging around loud noise like I got from large loads with my previous machine. It has lasted me this long and If anything were to happen to it I would definitely stick with this brand when buying in the future. I would recommend this washing machine based on the ease of use, and the fact that it has gone this long without any real problems at all.

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            (20 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Practical and efficient

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            from USA

            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            It is a good machine. I would give a higher rating but it is kind of really loud when on the spin cycle. Other than that it does get the clothes clean and therefore does the job it is suppose to do.

            Ease of Use
            It is very simple to use.

            Design
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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product!

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            from USA

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            Comments about Speed Queen Top Load Washer:

            This washer gets the job done! Does not leave residue on clothing, has a quick wash cycle.

            Energy Efficiency
            I'm not sure how it compares to many other brands, but we use less water than with our kitchenaid washer. Our water bill was cut in half after making the switch. I'm not sure if our old washer just used a ton of water or if this one is really great!

            Cleaning Time
            30 minutes, it is always done quicker than the drier.

            Performance
            Have had 2 months with no problems.

            Ease of Use
            Doesn't have many extra things to confuse you.

            Durability
            We got a dented one on sale and it works just fine :) The laundry mat I used to go to had Speed Queen washers and driers. To me, if your business revolves around having efficient washers and drier that do not break down, you want the most durable ones on the market. They were seldom out of order and they got the job done as quickly as I would have liked, so, I'd say they are pretty durable.

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