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Speed Queen AWN542
 
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$879.00 - $899.00
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Summary: This Speed Queen Conventional top-loader washing machine has
• Is not 2011 Energy Star qualified
• Auto temp. control
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends conventional detergent.
• Comes with a 3 years warranty.
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About - Speed Queen AWN542

The Speed Queen AWN542 is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the AWN542 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
Features & Specs - Speed Queen AWN542
info Energy star No
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - Speed Queen AWN542
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Speed Queen AWN542
9/22/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Bought a front loader washer that was supposed to last 20 years, german made, and the bearing support broke in just over 5 years, cost twice to repair it what it cost to buy it new. I was told that the bearing supports break often in front loaders so I bought a speed queen washer and it cleans just as good as a front loader if not better. The front panel comes off with two screws and I can repair it myself if need be down the road after the warranty runs out. This washer looks like a winner to me and you will not find a washer on this site with 142 reviews and 4.7 out of 5 stars by actual people that use the washer at home.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great Product
9/21/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Reliable
Simple
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Finally got rid of our high efficiency washer, lasted 7 years- not going back to an HE, they just don't get the clothes clean and they have problems with smelly gaskets and water not completely draining. The Speed Queen has been reliable and does a great job for our family of 5.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Don't let this plain Jane trick you
8/31/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
Wow there is life after a Fisher /Paykel we found ourselves in need of a new dryer after being told a new drum bearing repair would cost $479 . We were already very unhappy with the FP we started the process with a visit to Lowes but the salesperson tried to put us in a Samsung set nope not this time .The Samsung unit has the curb appeal but look out it's another FP . We made the trip to the local guys and told them we had tried the HE set already smells ,spots long wash times and super long drying ??? The salesperson said do you know anything about Speed Queen I responded well my mom had one in the '60 s and sure enough it was one . They are built out of real metal by real American workers and offer a excellent warranty and guess what they are terrific . The loads are done in 30 min or less and no spots no smells and guess what more mommy time !!!! This Company will be part of our home again don't let the $$$ scare you off its well worth it .
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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