A Speed Queen washing machine that’s not working effectively can create frustration particularly if the cycle isn’t able to go through. It is possible to end up with wet clothes that require cleaning. You can save time and money by understanding the reasons for your washing machine not getting ready for the next cycle. In this article, we will look at some of the most possible reasons your Speed Queen washing machine might be stuck in a cycle . Additionally, we will offer troubleshooting tips to help you get your machine back to normal functioning.
The reason a Speed Queen washer won’t move to the next cycle is based on the kind of washer that you own.
Top-loading Speed Queen washer isn’t advancing to the spin cycle and drain if a broken lid switch is making the timer believe that the lid of the washer is opened. Speed Queen washers that don’t finish the cycle may also be suffering from a malfunctioning timing device or water-level pressure switches that are not working properly.
A defective shifter assembly or a failing drain pump can cause a top-load vertical modular (VMW), washer to shut down mid-cycle. The washer could also stop mid-cycle when it is saturating with too much suds.
If you have a front-loader washer an unsound door lock assembly, failed main electronic control board or an inoperable motor control board may cause the washer to not finish a cycle. This model of Speed Queen washer frequently emits a digital error code whenever the washer’s control detects a problem and ceases the cycle.
These repairs may help solve your Speed Queen washer problem
Replace the Speed Queen washer lid switch
Top-load Speed Queen washer’s lid switch an safety switch that will check if the lid is closed. If the basket spins, the lid needs to be shut. The washer will not drain or spin if it senses the lid as open.
Certain top-load models require the Speed Queen lids of the washers be closed before the washer drive motor runs. Top-load washers with an open lid aren’t equipped to fill.
Replace the switch in the event that the lid switch fails to recognize that the lid is closed.
Install the Speed Queen washer shifter assembly
The shifter assembly-also called the actuator-in-a top-load washer is mounted on the lower part of the gear case. The motor within the shifter assembly moves the drive system from spin mode to the agitation mode. The position of the drive system is monitored by a sensor mounted within the shifter. If the sensor, motor or mechanical parts of the shifter assembly fail, the washer ceases to function and emits an error code. If the Speed Queen Shifter Assembly fails then replace it.
Replace the Speed Queen washer lock assembly
The Speed Queen door lock assembly that comes with front load washers comes with the safety switch which detects whether the door to the washer is closed or not, a latch and a locking mechanism. If one of these components fail when the door is open, the door won’t close; however, if one of the components fails with the door is closed, the door will not open. If one component fails, replace the entire assembly.
Replace the Speed Queen washer main control board
The main Speed Queen electronic control board, also called the Mother Board, controls the execution and timing of the washer component functions. It is responsible for the fill valves as well as the drive motor as well as the drain pump.
The Speed Queen washer timer needs to be replaced
The Speed Queen washing machine’s timeris also known as a cycle selector, is the dial you can use to control the speed of your cycle. The timer causes the Speed Queen washer move through its cycles, starting from initial filling to final spin. If the timer isn’t moving the washer throughout its cycle then replace it.
Replace or repair or replace the Speed Queen washer drain pump
The Speed Queen drain pumps remove the water from washing machines at proper times during wash cycles. The pump’s bearing is susceptible to wear, and the seal may fail. The belt-driven pumps can fail, the seal can fail, or the pulley could break or shear. A failing pump can cause a hum when the washer is filled. In certain instances, you can repair the pump by clearing it of any debris, fixing wiring failures or replacing an impeller. If the pump cannot be repaired or rebuilt in any way, replace it.
Change the Speed Queen washer motor controller board
The Speed Queen motor control board acts as a circuit-control board that is found in front-load washers that is typically in the bottom of the washing machine near the drive motor. It controls the speed of the drive motor as well as the direction in which it’s directed for the spinning and tumble movements. The motor control board could need to be replaced when the motor stops working.
Replace the Speed Queen washer water-level pressure switch
The Speed Queen water level pressure switch is used to measure the water level inside the washer. The washer may not fill as it should if the water-level pressure sensor has been damaged. It may not fill properly or it might overfill to the point that it spills over. Replace the pressure switch if it fails to detect and control water levels within the Speed Queen washer.
In the end, a Speed Queen washing machine that won’t advance to the next cycle could be a frustrating issue that causes disruption to the routine of your laundry. But, knowing the possible reasons for this issue can help find the root of the issue and get the machine back to normal operation. The process of identifying the problem, whether it is simple fixes like blocked drains or more intricate problems with the control board will save you time and cash. You can begin to resolve your Speed Queen washing machine’s issues with cycle advancing with these helpful tips and recommendations.