AWN432SP111TW01 Speed Queen washer stopped working mid-cycle

GregL65

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AWN432SP111TW
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I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649.

It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't turn back on.

I tested another device in the same electrical socket and it worked fine. I ran an extension cord from an electrical socket in another room which was working fine and connected the washer to it, but still nothing.

I looked in the user guide troubleshooting section under "Won't Start". I have tried everything there. One of the suggestions there is to give it a few minutes for the motor overload protector to reset; I have given it hours.

The user guide does not mention a fuse in the washer.

I opened up the control panel area of the washer and looked for a fuse but did not find one. There was a sheet in there with a schematic. I scoured it for a fuse but it did not mention one.

I looked all over in there for anything that looked burned or otherwise damaged, or loose, etc. Everything looks as good as new and all connections seem tight.

Any suggestions on what I can try?
 

Jake

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Hi Greg,

I don't see any fuse on this model.

Check for 120 volts where the power cord comes into the washer. If you get 120 volts, then remove the electrical connector that goes into the timer and check for 120 volts where the power comes into the timer.

If you get 120 volts into the timer and nothing works, then the timer is bad.

Here's the timer for your model:
SpeedQueen 38881P TIMER


Jake
 

GregL65

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Thanks, I checked the voltage on the incoming wires and it was about 121V.

On the timer, the voltage on the incoming power wires was about 48V.

Someone else had suggested checking the lid switch. I tried shorting out the lid switch connections, and that made it work. So I believe I have a bad lid switch.
 

Jake

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Yes Greg, that would be the culprit then.

Here's the lid switch assembly for your model you can order:
37631 Assy, Unbalance Load/lid


Let us know how it goes after you replace it.

Jake
 

GregL65

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Thanks, but when I told them I needed a lid switch for a Speed Queen AWN432SP111TW01, they pointed me to this:

https://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-switch-lid-wp27001095-ap6007471.html

I asked why a Whirlpool part and they said Speed Queen was "under" Whirlpool (owned by??) and assured me it was the correct part. It does look like the part I shorted out in the washer's panel, though hard to tell from the photos.

The one you referenced looks completely different, but I like the much lower price. Did they steer me wrong?
 

Jake

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Yes that is just the lid switch, but look at the price at $30.32

The lid switch assembly is only $10.28 which includes that same switch.:)

You can save $20 ordering the lid switch assembly I posted the link to it above.:)

Jake
 

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GregL65

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Thanks, I was able to cancel the order. I placed a new order for the assembly you suggested. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

Jake

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Ok Greg, sounds good.:)

Jake
 
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