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New Laundromat Owner having trouble with a SPEED QUEEN

Rachael

Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2016
Messages
1
Location
CA
Model Number
SWT920
Brand
Speed Queen
Age
More than 10 years
So, a customer put a bunch of rugs in a top load speed queen washer. It stopped mid cycle. The belt seemed fine, but it wouldn't drain. After messing around with it, it started working out of the blue and finished its cycle. I thought maybe the lid switch got out of wack and I fixed it by messing with the lid? Put some more quarters in to test it, and it filled up with about an inch of water and did nothing else.

I'm a new laundromat owner, and was a stay at home mom before this, so I'm kinda clueless. Does anyone have any idea on how I could fix this? What might the issue be?

TIA!
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
109,748
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

Your missing some digits after the "0" at the end of your model number.

Here's the results I get: SWT920 Parts from RepairClinic.com

So, you got it to drain by messing with the lid?

On these models the lid switch has a metal bar extension and acts as a off-balance trigger as well, so with all the rugs in the tub, it likely got off-balance and triggered that metal bar extension to the lid switch.

Now, I've seen the metal bar extension get bent and cause this problem your having now, so you'll need to raise the top on the washer and see if that's the case.

Here's the lid switch for this model:
Switch 40034901P


Jake
 
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