Top 20 Speed Queen AWS44NW Top Load Washer Questions & Answers

Are there coins or buttons in the load?

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Remove the belt check the idler pully- should turn freely.

If tight you shoud replace , pulley,shaft and maybe belt.

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Check the belt and idler pully
The pully shoud turn freely

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the motor spins with out the belt , makes me tend to discount the capacitor
I would be looking for a tub brake that is not being opened to allow the tub to agitate
there are solenoid activated brake under the machine the applies a brake when you lift the lid during wash, when the program is finished
have a technician check it out

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You can also dilute the fabric softener with tap water which allows it to be more free flowing and distribute itself better.

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sounds like a bad transmission

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Sounds like a failing timer. Have it checked by a qualified technician.

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The machine is probably not leveled properly. To level the machine, partly fill it with water. Make sure that the drum is standing in the middle of the machine and then adjust the machine until the water is at the same level all around at the nearest set of holes to the water. Check that the drum is still in the center of the outer drum. Make sure that the adjusting feet are all firmly on the floor and that you cannot rock the machine at all by hand. A top loader must be 100% level or it will shake.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
It is necessary to ensure absolutely that the machine has all 4 feet very firmly on the floor, and I mean firmly ;-0)
Doesn't matter whether it is empty or not but switch it off then-
very firmly push one front corner diagonally into the centre of the machine and see if the machine moves or rocks AT ALL, even the slightest. If it does you will need the open-ended spanner which came with the (new) machine........which of course went missing a long time ago?!! An adjustable spanner will suffice.
Adjust the foot under that corner downwards until it is very firmly- almost pushing- against the floor but not so far that the corner lifts up!
If this corner did not rock do the same to the other.
Once you cannot rock the machine the slightest little bit, screw the locking nuts up tight to the underside of the machine so that they will not move. Ideally the rear feet should also be locked.
(If this has not cured the problem it is possible that the internal suspension is malfunctioning- but you can see the springs. Shockers?)

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

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have you yryed wiping the inside of the drum down with a rag and running it threw a empty cycle with bleach...

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Pull the drawer out there should be a small plastic tab located in the back corner. Depress this tab and pull the drawer out.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

I'm sorry but it would be impossible for someone here to diagnose remotely how the leak could be caused. All that can be suggested is that you call for a service engineer ;-0(
Sorry again we cannot help.
John C

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If you get grease-like marks on your clothes after a laundry cycle, and they wash out in the next load, don't despair. It's a sure bet they're caused by detergent and fabric softener that have congealed on the underside of the agitator or along the top edge of the washer basket.

To eliminate the problem, first clean any crud from the gap along the top of the washer basket. Then remove the agitator and clean the gunk off the underside. Since the agitator removal procedure varies by manufacturer, go and search for your make and model. After youve cleaned the agitator, reinstall it and fill the tub with hot water. Next, dump in 8 oz. of washing machine cleaner (Washer Magic is one brand; buy or applianceparts stores) and run it for a full cycle without any clothes. That should eliminate the problem. If not, repeat the procedure.


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there are 2 5/16 screws located at the bottom of the front panel. Remove the screws and pull the front panel away from the machine on the bottom.

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Make sure that the outlet pipe is higher than the top of the desired water level, preverably level with the top of the machine. Otherwise it will run out to the level of the pipe.

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first place we start is checking the lid switch to make sure its working slowly lift tub lid lower slow and you should here a click if not its snapped if yes have it checked to see if blown. appart from that it would be an internal fault the capacitors in these machines dont last too long

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You either have a water pressure/flow problem or the inlet screen in your inlet valve is clogged. Remove the cold water hose and use a bucket to check if you have good pressure and flow. If that is good, look and clean the inlet valve screen for debris. Hope this helps.

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Check and see if the lid switch is working . Should hear a click sound as you open and close the lid.

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Well, the only time the washer (speedqueen) is noisy on spin is if one or both the bearings are faulty. Normally when you get a leak, it means the hub/flange and seal kit need replacement and this also includes the top bearing because when soap suds leak past the seal assembly it drips directly onto the bearing. The acidic properties in the soap suds eats the grease in the bearing which ends up becoming defective. One can also get an anoying squeek if a bottom base gasket is worn or removed. This would be audible even on wash cycle.Conclusion, check the bearing on top of gearbox.

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