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Author Topic: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991  (Read 329 times)

Offline Thorning

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Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« on: September 02, 2021, 10:23:05 AM »

 This washer was given to me for scrap price with the caution that it had a problem which was not specified. I hooked it up to the water supply, Drain hose, and electric power and  I proceeded to run a small load of dirty clothes. During the agitation part of the cycle a few  snapping  noises were heard occasionally. The cycle progressed and the noise was not evident during the spin or drain portion and all water was expelled. The motor ,pump and   belt combination was removed and no problems were noted to the idler lever, tension spring ,belt, or pump or motor . The pulley for the motor and the corresponding pulley on the bottom of the transmission shaft both had significant residue on the sides of the grooves. I used a wire brush to attempt to remove  this material with very little success. I suspect  the previous owner had replaced a badly damaged belt which left the residue. I would like to replace the pulleys but am not sure if the snapping noise is really coming from the pulley  on the bottom of the transmission. Also can this pulley be replaced without removing the entire transmission assembly  ? As an alternative does anyone have a method to remove this residue? . Keep in mind it is  hard material. Any help would be appreciated.

Offline 100 td

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Re: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 11:36:24 PM »
I think I may have been pitching some answers/info to you that go over the top of your head. Perhaps you can advise me of your situation. I expect you aren't a trained appliance tech, but appear to play with a variety of machines, so I expect you get them as scrap and fix and flip if you can. Let me know what you get up to so I can pitch answers to your questions appropriately.

Offline 100 td

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Re: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 05:12:47 AM »
I personally wouldn't replace pulleys unless there is something wrong with them, bent etc
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233447005848
This will work for steel pulleys but too aggressive for alloy, use a parts scraper and light emery tape to finish. Lots of options
« Last Edit: September 03, 2021, 05:18:15 AM by 100 td »

Offline Thorning

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Re: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 07:51:01 AM »
Thanks for your input on cleaning up the pulleys. The pulley on the bottom of the transmission shaft is not plastic and is probably pot metal but maybe steel. I will check with a magnet today. The pulley on the motor is steel  .Yes I repair and rejuvenate washer and dryers. Best ones in my estimation are Speed Queens and worst are usually GE and Frigidaire  !

Offline 100 td

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Re: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 08:07:21 AM »
The DRIVE pulley would likely have the most buildup, can be removed carefully while itís spinning, after turning off,  if done with something like a long angle lathe file etc, be sure not to remove pulley material, finish with  fine emery. The DRIVE pulley is the one that needs the most attention, it needs NOT to slip during agitation, and it NEEDS to slip during spin, (on most machines, I havenít checked the spec on this one) so has to be smooth and square, itís doing the high speed. Due to the surface are of contact on the DRIVEN large pulley (slower), generally there will be no slip, but clean the DRIVEN pulley the best you can, because the new belt needs to run smooth, and not transfer any debris/oil/contaminates to the small drive pulley. After cleaning both pulleys, if they are metal, wipe them with acetone or other non residue cleaner and dry them before installing new belt

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Re: Speed Queen washer model AWN432SP111TW01 with s/n 1207030991
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 08:32:58 AM »
And whilst not all the manuals are out there, some are very similar as many systems are the same and can be utilised
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/2007696/Alliance-Laundry-Systems-Aa3410.html?page=55#manual