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1.  Speed queen washer starts on its own

Posted 3 days ago
I'm a new owner of a laundromat. One of my 50lb speed queen washers turns on as soon as you close the door. The drum just slowly turns no water and the door is locked. I've tried to cut the power but when I turn it on the drum continues to rotate. The only way I can get it to stop is to hit the cycle button and let it go through a wash. Can anyone help me diagnose this problem please.

Lou



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2.  RE: Speed queen washer starts on its own

Posted 3 days ago
Lou,
It's often useful to mention the model number as washers change over time.

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Larry Adamski
Muskegon Laundromat
Spring Lake MI
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3.  RE: Speed queen washer starts on its own

Posted 3 days ago
Probably a problem in the door lock assembly

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K J
Store Owner/ Employee
Binghamton
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4.  RE: Speed queen washer starts on its own

Posted 3 days ago
Door lock issue  - specifically the solenoid - which is probably loose.  The small screws on the rear tend to vibrate free over time.  Put a couple of drops of Loctite on the screws when you reinstall them.

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James DeLeo
NY / NJ
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5.  RE: Speed queen washer starts on its own

Posted 2 days ago
What you are describing sounds like continuous "shake out" at the end of a cycle. The washer is stopped by retraction of the door release solenoid. This solenoid releases the door and cuts power to the run circuit. Is the door able to be opened?  Does your door lock mech have 2 solenoids? If so check to see if the horizontal one (door release solenoid) is retracted. If not, push the piston back into the solenoid. This would release the door. Also check the door lock solenoid. The piston should be resting on a metal plate, and retracted. If it is extended, the washer will be running. Check the small switches activated by the solenoids. Sometimes the arm to a switch will move out of position.

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- Winston
Store Owner/ Employee
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