always runs like brand new
I absolutely Love this washing machine because its quiet. Your Clothes always come out clean with very little wash cycle time. its build quality is also very high and in 20 years when I upgrade ill be looking at the same brand, the only thing that cane make this a better product is if it wasn't so expensive but then again its definitely worth the asking price.
Costly, but near perfect washing machine.
Purchased a month ago and so far so good. This washer is extremely well built, with a solid metal cabinet and lid. I love the simple, no-fuss operation and solid feel of the rotary selector knobs. I've been using the machine on full-load only at this stage and using "normal" wash setting, and a typical wash takes only about 25 minutes to complete which is remarkably fast. The washer is much quieter than our previous Fisher-Paykel Smart Drive, which disappointingly died after only 6 years of typical family-of-four use. Another positive is that s...o far the Speed Queen has never gone out of balance during the spin cycle, which the Fisher-Paykel did quite often. There are however a couple of very minor nit picks. Speed Queen recommends putting your powder/detergent liquid into the wash bowl before the clothes, which takes getting used to. With my old machine you loaded the clothes first and added detergent via a dispenser after, which I prefer, but it's not a deal breaker. The other thing I noticed is that the Speed Queen doesn't seem to get as much water out of the clothes during the spin cycle, meaning it takes a little bit longer to dry them afterwards. I'm not certain this is the case, but my wife agrees that the clothes come out ever-so-slightly damper than our old machine. In the end the decision to buy the Speed Queen came down to its reputation for reliability. We have one at work (in a group home) where it is used twice a day, every day, and has never failed in the 9 years I've been there. Hopefully the Speed Queen will last for 20 to 30 years, which if it does will make it well worth the purchase price.
Purchased in July 2020 for A$2,695.00.
Love my washing machine
I love my washing machine. I throw lots in and push one button. It couldn't be easier. I just replaced a previous model (Kleenmaid) that I had for 20+ years.
Purchased in May 2020.
Stress-free Washing Days!
Very impressed with my new machine! Happy with everything about it, it's easy to use, sturdy, quick cycles, and the clothes come out clean!! Excellent retailer service from Harvey Norman Wagga. Delivery and installation went smoothly, the guys were friendly & helpful. Love my Speedqueen!!
Excellent no fuss washer.
Love this washing machine, easy to use and takes hardly no time to finish the wash cycle. Clothes come out clean. The only downside would be the price, but you get what you pay for.
Very happy customer :)
I'm very happy with my Speed Queen, it’s great! I wash everything - delicate clothing, dirty workwear, towels, doonas and blankets, and anything else you can think of. It's so easy and simple to use, it's nice to have basic operating knobs instead of all the hard to operate digital stuff. It washes extremely well even though the full cycle time is only around 40 minutes and the delicate cycle really is delicate, it's so gentle. I love it!!
A review for the speed queen heavy duty washing machine AWNA62
all common clothes eg polyester , t sheets ,flannelette .jumpers, linen sheets,
simple use of knobs and features, similar to our previous machine which was the General electric heavy duty washing machine, USA, which even though old and still working ,just, it had lasted from when bought 1991-2020 (29 years)
all clothes and delicate all seem to be handled well and the cycle times are also ok
Speed Queen a product knowing its reputation has been associated with quality around the world
Great with all types of fabric and Delicates
Quick cycle time
quite and no vibration
Built for Durability and long lasting an assert for any home
quality world class construction simple design
Purchased in March 2020 at Con Souvis Hervey Bay Queensland for A$2,600.00.
Will always be loyal to Speedqueen
Finally put the old Kleenmaid (Speedqueen) machine out to pasture after 30 years. We always planned to purchase another Speedqueen and have not been disappointed. We actually were encouraged (by Speedqueen) to repair our old machine and when it didn't work, they refunded us the parts so we bought a new one. They offered great support and service over the phone and the installation of the new machine was very professional. Quiet and effective washing machine that we are confident will last for decades.
Purchased in April 2020.
Great value, great cleaning & user friendly to boot.
Love these machines - previous one lasted 26 years - hope this one's as good! So far we're loving it - copes with delicates & bulk items like sheets etc beautifully. Easy to operate, even change settings after starting, and fast cycles times.
Purchased in January 2020 at Harvey Norman Castle Hill.
Excellent quality machine
We purchased this machine to replace the Maytag which we had for 20 years.
These machines are pretty much bulletproof and easy to use and. We are very pleased with the quick cycle and large capacity.
Quality machine with a BIG lifespan.
I purchased this machine to replace my old Speed Queen which has served our family for over 25 years.
Not a lot has changed, still the same bulletproof machine that is simple and easy to use. Yes, the initial purchase price is higher than other options, but the quality and long lifespan make it an easy decision. Very pleased with its quick cycle time and large capacity.
Here’s to another 25+ years of trouble free laundry.
All clothes... anything from Jeans to t-shirts including underwear. I cannot believe anyone would buy any other clothes dryer... the speed is amazing... a full load of towels takes the same time to dry as it does to wash... why would anyone buy a cheaper machine and then pay for extra electricity and wear and tear when then can buy a speed queen and have amazing warranty and amazing longevity and speed and quality of wash and dryer.
Purchased in February 2020.
speed queen is the perfect foil for a washing addict
I love my speed queen! Perfect for soft fluffy towels. Gets clothes clean without crushing things like T-shirts and sheets. I wash most days as I do not like dirty items mounting up and I am pretty fussy about washing like with like. Hang my clothes on an outside line & fold straight away. Rarely iron, so clothes have to be pretty crinkle free so I do not look like I have slept in them. This washing machine delivers everything I need to achieve those elements. Only one thing that doesn't 'float my boat' and that is the soaking cycle. I have onl...y used it a couple of times as it is 3 & 1/2 hours duration. If you have perhaps had a dinner party and lots of tea towels that need extra attention then go for it.... But the normal cycles are good enough for every day dirty clothes, sheets & towels. I would not hesitate to recommend this washing machine. If it is anything like the Maytag washing machine it has replaced, ( 20 years plus) then look forward to a very long time of service. - I am!!!
- AWNA62 Black (2nd Gen)
- Verified purchase
Very fast, very quiet and never out of balance :)
If you're sick of out of balance error messages, washing machines that dance their way out of position and across your laundry then this is the washing machine for you! You get what you pay for and this machine proves that I've used it for 3 months and it's streaks ahead of my last three washing machines. Buy it you won't regret it plus the installation process is seamless.
best Machine Ever!!
I have had many machines over the years, cheap and expensive, but this one is the best by far. good size easy panel not complicated, does not move at all. wash cycles aren't to long, the machine is easy to keep clean and cleans well..
- AWNA62 Black (2nd Gen)
- Verified purchase
Best Washing Machine Ever !
Not a cheap purchase but worth every cent.
So very happy with this washing machine. You can tell it is a high quality product.
Love the fact that it is so simple to use- chose the non electronic model as I have had issues with those in the past.
Washes the clothing beautifully and as mentioned in another review,
the spin cycle is great.
The “normal” cycle is not overly long, and the machine is not too noisy.
I highly recommend this product.
Just keeps on chugging
I am extremely happy with my new Speed Queen. I was very happy with the last one, too. I have found that they don’t last any longer than Simpson or the other reputable brands, but they are very fit-for-purpose. They wash clothes reliably without all the useless bells and whistles. The machine is rather sturdy and there aren’t a lot of functions you never use. The function panel is easy to read and use. The machine never beeps at you or tries to talk to you (my pet hate). The machine never unbalances, which I find extremely annoying in other machines. It cost more, but it was worth it.
Very happy with my purchase
This machine is super strong and can handle large loads no problem. It has a simple control panel and looks great in our laundry. The clothes come out relatively free of creases which is an added bonus. The reliability of the Speed Queen is most valued, having had many other washers in the past that would need frequent repair or replacement I am confident this one will be trouble free.
I’m just about to sell my Speed Queen top loader, which fills me with regret.
I’ve down sized and it doesn’t fit into my smaller home.
It’s four years old and has never missed a beat.
It just does one thing really well - and that’s your laundry.
Despite not having a lint filter, I’ve never had any trouble with residue or tangling - everything comes out well washed and well spun.
Loading it is easy as I don’t have to bend over, as is adding more clothing mid cycle. A quick wash is done in 30-45 minutes, and a high efficiency load in 90 minutes. Too easy.
No electronics or plastic.
This machine will be sorely missed.
Purchased in March 2016.
Questions & Answers
Hi, could you please let me know what the difference is between the Speed Queen 8.5kg Top Load Washing Machine
AWNA62-seen above, and the Speed Queen 8.5kg Top Load Washing Machine
AWNA62 Black. Also, what does first generation and second generation mean? Thank you :-)
My Maytag washing machine is about 25 years and old and still going well. But I've taken it to my holiday home and I've just purchased a new top loader with manual controls. I can't see to find a manual online for it and was wondering what exactly is the high efficiency setting for? Thanks.
Craige C.Speed Queen
The High Efficiency cycle uses less water by having extended soaks during the wash cycle and replacing the deep rinse with 2 extra spray rinses. While HE cycle uses less water it takes an extended period of time at 177 minutes and is recommended for lightly soiled and low lint yielding load. You can download a manual from www.speedqueen.com.au.
Is this machine worth it?
Craige C.Speed Queen
Value is dependant on buyers affordability and the justification on spending $2700 once every 25-30 years or $1000 every 5 - 7 years and being mindful that a SQ washer can always be repaired.
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