If your Speed Queen washing machine’s timer doesn’t advance, it’s an aggravating and time-consuming issue to fix. There are numerous steps you can undertake to address the issue. In this article, we’ll discuss the causes that are common to the Speed Queen washing machine’s timer that won’t advance, and offer step-by-step directions for fixing the problem. This guide is intended for seasoned DIYers and newbies to DIY repairs. It will show you how to get your Speed Queen washing machines back up and running in a flash.
The lid switch is a safety feature available on all top loading Speed Queen washing machines. The lid switch is usually placed underneath the main top. It has the lid projected or a pin attached to the lid. It will activate the switch when the lid is shut. The motor circuits and timer are powered by the lid switch. Test the lid switch the Speed Queen washing machine using a multi-meter
- Unplug the power source to your Speed Queen washing machines.
- Locate the lid switch by removing the top panel or cabinet.
- After finding the switch first begin verifying that the levers or actuators have been damaged or stuck and the switch is engaged mechanically whenever the lid is shut.
- If there is no issue when performing the above checks Remove the switch and set your multi-meter on the Rx1 setting. While pressing and holding the switch’s button, put the probes at the switch’s terminals, you should get a reading of zero.
- If you see a different reading, you will need a replacement lid switch.
Timer and Motor
The timer manages the features of the Speed Queen washer. The timer will have a series of electrical contacts that are operated by a cam assembly that is advanced by a motor. The motor for the timer is controlled by one of the contacts. The timer or motor may be damaged if the washer’s timer does not move. How to check the timer and motor in the Speed Queen washer using a multimeter
- Remove the Speed Queen washing machines from power sources.
- Find and then remove the timer. To access the control panel and rear panel, you’ll have to take them out.
- Set the multi-meter’s Rx1 position and place the probes on the terminals which regulate the motor (refer to your wiring diagram). The test for continuity will give you a reading that is between zero and near zero.
- You’ll require a replacement timing timer in the event that your test gives the results that are different.
Control of water level
The water level control function of Speed Queen washing machines allows users to switch on or off the water valve at certain levels and to also supply power to the timer motor to regulate the level of water. If your washer fills but the timer is unable to advance you may have a defective water level switch. How to examine the water level control of the Speed Queen washing machine
- As you are going to be working using electrical parts, it’s essential to unplug the washing machine prior to begin.
- Prior to suspecting the switch, you should eliminate the air dome hose to determine the source of the issue. To find and remove the air dome hoses, take the cabinet out. The hose should be placed in water and then seal the ends. In the next step, blow air over each end to check for bubbles. Also, check the hose for signs of wear, cracks or obstructions.
- If you’ve not noticed any issues, you might require a new water-level switch.
Timer Knob and Dial and Skirt
The timer knob or dial is connected to the shaft that controls the timer, and will rotate when the timer advances through a loop. The timer knob may also be used to begin the cycle by pulling out on the knob , which triggers an inside switch of the timer. The timer’s knob is generally composed of plastic, reinforced by a keyed insert of metal which is connected to the shaft of the timer. The knob could crack or wear out over time, and stop rotating with the shaft. This can make it hard to adjust the timer to the desired speed and result in the timer dial to stop turning with the timer shaft as the cycle moves. How do you inspect the timer knob on a Speed Queen washer?
- Disconnect your Speed Queen washer from the electrical source.
- To locate the timer knob, it is necessary to remove the cabinet, or rear panel to reach the rear.
- To ensure that the timer has been engaged, inspect the knob by pulling it out and pushing in.
- If it’s not engaged, you’ll need replacement knobs.
The drain pump removes water from the Speed Queen washing machine at the conclusion of the wash and rinse portions of the cycle. The Speed Queen washer might not be able recognize that the tub is empty when the drain pump fails. Make sure to check the drain pump if it stalls during the wash or rinse parts. Some models with electronic control might display a fault code when this happens. If your Speed Queen machine is flashing an error code, you can refer to our list of common appliance fault codes to pinpoint the root cause. How do you inspect the drain pump of the drain pump of a Speed Queen washing machine?
- Unplug the Speed Queen washer.
- Locate your drain pump. To get to the pump, you’ll need to lift off the front panel of the appliance.
- After you’ve located your pump, examine all connections and hoses ensure there aren’t any leaks or damages.
- It is necessary to purchase a pump replacement in the event that there is a leak coming out of the pump.
Water Inlet Valve
The valve that supplies water to the inlet provides cold and hot water to Speed Queen washers during fill sections. At least two solenoids from an electric source will open the valve. The valve for water inlet could be the problem if your washer stops working during the cycle, stalls at the rinse fill or wash portion. First, you should ensure that the inlet hoses do not have any restrictions or kinks and that the inlet screens are clean. They should be clean. Next, you can verify the continuity of solenoids with a multimeter. How to check the water inlet valve on aSpeed Queen washing machine with a multimeter:
- Before you start the Speed Queen washer, be sure that it’s unplugged.
- Find the valve for water inlet and pull it out. It’s most likely located just behind the hose connections You will have to take out all or a section of the cabinet to get to it.
- You should inspect the screens of the valve for any accumulations or debris. If they are damaged, you’ll have to replace them.
- If you find any damages or wear to your pump, turn on your multimeter and then connect the probes to the terminals. Review the instruction manual for your model for the exact reading this test will produce and how it differs from model to model.
- If your reading is not within the recommended range, if you read infinity or your valve is visibly damaged, you will need a replacement water inlet valve.