A leaking Speed Queen washing machine is an extremely costly and aggravating issue to deal with, but it is often an issue that is repaired with just a bit of knowledge and a handful of simple tools. In this article, we’ll review the most common causes for a Speed Queen leaking washing machine and give step-by-step instructions for fixing the problem. No matter if you’re experiencing the smallest leak or massive flood, we’ve got your covered. By following the correct method you can fix leaky washers and get back to laundry in the shortest amount of time. Inspect the washer’s hoses in case it’s leaking. There are various types of hoses on the Speed Queen washing machine.
The most used are the drain and fill hoses. Here’s how to test the hoses on your Speed Queen washer:
1. To ensure that they are properly tightened, look at connections at the back. Then, make sure there’s no obstruction to the drain.
2. To check the internal hoses of the washer, turn off the power supply. Then take out the cabinet.
3. There are a variety of internal hoses, and the majority are connected to the tub. Check the hoses for cracks, abrasions or other damage.
4. You’ll have to replace the damaged hoses using Speed Queen replacement.
The water pump or drain pump is a component of a Speed Queen washer which drains the water out of the tub. It can be belt driven direct drive, direct drive, or an electric pump.
- Before starting the process, you must disconnect your Speed Queen washing machine from power sources.
- Remove the cabinet or front panel of your appliance and identify the pump(s).
- The pump will include an outlet or drain hose, as well as an inlet for the tub and may have an outlet for circulating the hose too. Make sure the drain pump is checked if there is water leakage from your Speed Queen washer. Check for loose hose clamps or leaky hoses attached to the pump. If the leak originates from the pump, you’ll require a replacement Speed Queen pump.
Tub Cover Gasket is found on front-load and top-load Speed Queen washers. It will seal the tub’s external tub with the tub cover. Gaskets on the tub cover could be the cause of leakage of water during wash and spin. How to check the tub cover gasket of a Speed Queen washing machine:
1. Unplug the Speed Queen washer and remove it from the cabinet or the front panel.
2. Locate the gasket for the tub cover. To remove the tub cover, you will likely need to pull off the cover.
3. The gasket should be inspected for damage and wear. Additionally, check for water stains or leaks in this region to diagnose the problem.
4. It is necessary to replace the Speed Queen gasket for the tub cover if your gasket is damaged or worn.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve for water inlet on the inside of your Speed Queen washing machine controls the entry of hot and cold water into your washer. How do you inspect the valve for water inlet of your Speed Queen washing machine.
1. Before you begin, shut off the water source and the power source from the washer.
2. Remove the appliance’s rear panel and locate the water intake. It is likely to be behind the hose connections.
3.After you have removed the valve from the washer, look over the screens inside the valve for any buildups or debris, removing anything you find. Use caution when doing so as the screens cannot be replaced and if they break, you’ll need to replace the entire valve. Also, check the valve for cracks, wear or damage.
4.Using a multimeter , in Rx1 mode, insert the probes on the valve’s terminals. The valve should give a different measurement based on the particular model. Go through the instruction manual to learn what the required reading is for a functional valve. If you’re getting the reading isn’t within the acceptable range, or if the valve is damaged, you’ll need a Speed Queen replacement valve.
Bellows or Door Boot Seals:
The bellows for the door or door boot seal is used on front load washers from Speed Queen to create a seal between the door and the tub’s exterior. Normal wear and tear can result in the bellows’ rubber parts to crack. Additionally, foreign objects could tear or rip the bellows causing a leak at the front of the Speed Queen washer. If your washer is leaking or appears to be leaking in the door area, then you must suspect that the bellows may be the cause.
How to inspect the bellows on a washer machine:
1.Disconnect your Speed Queen washer from the power source.
2. Lift the door, and then inspect the bellows for signs of wear or damage, or for dirt and buildup of detergent that could prevent a secure seal to the door. Be careful as foreign objects can cause serious injury and are usually hidden within the bellows’ folds.
3. If you find any of these symptoms then you’ll need Speed Queen replacement bellows.
Water Level Switch, Pressure Switch & Air Dome Tub:
The leaky Speed Queen washer could be caused by overfilling. The water level switch activated through pressure serves to adjust the level of the water in the tub. The water will fill the tub and then compress the air inside it, pushing against the diaphragm. The switch will regulate the valve that opens water and close the valve at the correct level of water.
How do you inspect the switch for water level on your Speed Queen washing machine:
1. Before you start, be sure you’ve disconnected the electrical power to your washer since you’ll be working with electrical components.
2. Find and remove your water level switch. The switch for water level is usually located behind the control panel. It will be connected to the tub by an air dome tube. If you have Speed Queen washers that have an electronic control, this switch might be found in the sump , which is below the tub.
3.To determine whether the switch is defective You must first remove the air dome hose to determine if it is a problem. You should look for worn and cracked areas on your hose. Take the hose off and immerse the hose in water. Close one end, and blow air into the other end , then search for bubbles. Also, look for obstructions in the hose.
4. If the air dome hose seems to be ok, then you may require an Speed Queen replacement water level switch.
The front-load Speed Queen washer’s door catch responsible for locking the door in the wash cycle. The mechanism for locking the door will engage the hook or door catch and stop the door from opening during the cycle. The door catch can be damaged, but it can still lock the door. What to look for in a Speed Queen washing machine’s door catch. You might have to remove the front panel off depending on the model you have to be able to view the door catch. In other models, you’ll be able to reach it by removing the screws holding it in place.
1. If you need to take off the front panel in order in order to get it out, unplug the appliance prior to starting.
2. Examine the door catch for cracks, discoloration, wear, damage, or any foreign objects that might make it difficult to close properly.
3. If you spot any signs of wear or damage you’ll require a Speed Queen replacement door catch.
Tub Seal Or Boot Seal:
The tub seal on the Speed Queen washing machine used to keep water from leaking in the area where the transmission shaft and basket shaft is inserted into the tub. A damaged seal can begin as a minor water leak but eventually can lead to an eventual failure of the primary tub bearing. If your washing machine is leaking during the fill or agitation portion of the cycle it could be the tub seal has been damaged and will need to be replaced. You can check the tub seal on a Speed Queen washing machine by following these steps. Take off the front panel from the washer and let it fill with water as normal.
1.Examine the area where the transmission shaft is inserted into the tub to determine if there is a leaking water source.
2. On front load washers removal of the access panel at the rear is required. Check for water leaking through the weep holes near the rear bearing case. If you see any water leaking from the weep holes near the rear bearing housing you’ll need to replace the tub seal from Speed Queen.