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Washing Machines Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of washing machine would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.

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    4.8 (18)
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Yvonne B.

Yvonne B.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Speed Queen AWNA62

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Purchased in December 2018.

Simona

SimonaDarling Downs, QLD

  • 4 reviews

... What a sigh of relief ...

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Purchased in March 2018 at Betta Home Living for $2,268.00.

Chiko

ChikoSouth East Queensland, QLD

Brilliant Machine

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So simple to use absolutely no trouble, quiet and easily set and go with quick cycles. The clothes come out extra clean, bright and spun to a damp finish, just superb. Well worth the money and I would highly recommend this machine to anyone wanting dependability, durability and ease of use.

Date PurchasedFeb 2018
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Carlos

CarlosSydney

Words cannot give sufficient justice!

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I used to be an unemployed movie theater usher but that all changed when I bought the Speed Queen AWNA62. Now I’m an unemployed movie theater usher with a Speed Queen! Before purchasing this beautiful piece of engineering i just floated through life like I was never whole, part of, uncomfortable in my own skin but since taking ownership of the Speed Queen AWNA62 I have a life beyond my wildest dreams!!! Thank you Speed Queen!

Date PurchasedOct 2018
Tezza

TezzaYarrawonga

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Good price washing machine that works well

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Have been very pleased owning the speed queen top loader after having in the past three years front loaders this top loader is easy to put cloths in and out without having to get down on your hands or knees to pull out cloths. It also has been the best top loader I've used as its cleaned dirty cloths very well.

Date PurchasedApr 2016
Glen

GlenKanwal

  • 7 reviews

Just what we wanted

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Date PurchasedMay 2016
Vince Tartaro

Vince Tartarowollongong

  • 2 reviews

Excellent machine

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Great simple operating machine,Washes excellent,Need to be careful with delicates as the machine is heavy duty so choose the gentle cycle at all times.We had a Maytag for 16 years prior without drama.We chose the speed queen for the simple controls and reliability you get when purchasing a HD machine.

Date PurchasedFeb 2016

absolutely wonderful

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Its fast, quiet and does a great job!
The delivery man was excellent, my home is on a very steep block and it would have been a challenge for him to install.

My favourite features are its easy operations .. very simple and intuitive, cant speak more highly of it

Date PurchasedFeb 2018

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Linda Maree

Linda MareeMurrumbidgee Region, NSW

  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Perfect!

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This is my second washing machine in 20 years! So I did my research and the speed queen has lived up to the great reviews!
Quiet, lint free, no washing powder marks and it’s faster than my old machine.
A little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for and it’s well worth it!

Date PurchasedJun 2018
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Christine - Melb

Christine - Melb

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

FANTASTIC Washing machine

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The Speed "Mc" Queen as I call it is fantastic. I can put my husband's filthy work clothes in the machine, they sometimes can be wet and muddy and heavy, the machine never gets unbalanced, it's so quiet and the clothes come out perfectly clean. I can wash our king size bedding and the dogs sherpa beds with no troubles and just a load of normal clothes is a breeze. Yes this machine is pricey but worth every penny. I didn't get the electric controls as I think it's just one more thing than can go wrong with a machine. Manual controls brilliant and so simple to use. Downfall, the hose just sits in the trough not connected direct to plumbing outlet. I can over look this for what you get.

Date PurchasedNov 2017
Nicky

NickyNew South Wales

  • 4 reviews

Great price & great washing

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We had to replace our old LG over 10 years old and couldn't afford a top level brand washing machine so we picked this option up from eBay as it was really cheap. It cleans stains well and has loads of different modes. We had to extend our water pipe as it was short

Date PurchasedFeb 2017
Floss

FlossHunter Region, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Great washing machine

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After having a Maytag washing machine for 15 yrs which now are no longer available I purchased a Speed Queen top loader as a replacement.
I have been using this machine for 21/2 years and now feel its time to give an opinion on its performance and reliability.
So far this machine has performed perfectly for me and has not miss a beat, if your looking at a top loader without the fancy bells and whistles that does the job of just washing all types of clothes and a machine that will last the distance it would be hard to go past this one.
A lot of caravan parks and laundromats use this brand of washing machine so I guess they must think that these machines represent value for money.

Date PurchasedNov 2015
BRW

BRWBrisbane

Excellent service

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On my second Speed Queen washing machine now. Great machines! Lots of options on cycles and load sizes. Great for large heavy loads too.
Exceptional after sales service. Had my 8 year old machine up and running and looking like new in no time. Would most definitely recommend both the washing machine and matching dryer.

Date PurchasedAug 2010
Mal

MalWarragul

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Fantastic.

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After having my old Kleenmaid for 25 years I was hesitant at purchasing a new machine. I’d heard horror stories about front loader machines so decided to stick with what had worked for quarter of a century. This machine is absolutely fantastic and I’m really happy I didn’t fall for a fancy looking electronic number. My only complaint, and I use the term reluctantly, is the cheap looking and feeling on/off switch. Change that and it would be beyond improvement.

Date PurchasedSep 2017

Very Happy with New Speed Queen washing machine

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Purchased our Speed Queen recently after having a front loader for many years. The clothes come out very clean and well rinsed . Unlike my front loader which often left my clothes soapy. It does use a bit more water than my old front loader, although i can fit a lot more washing in my Speed Queen and do less loads. Its very quick and easy to use as i dont have to crawl around on the floor to put washing in the machine any more.. Its not loud, the same level of noise as my front loader just a different sound. I love the convience of having clean washing done so quiclkly. i no longer have to wait half a day for the washing to be done. I would highly recommend this machine.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Craige C.Speed Queen

Hi Lou lou,
Thanks for review & we are pleased you new SQ washer is filling your expectations.
Laundry love, who would thought it.

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Very happy with our Speed Queen

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After 29 years of constant use our first Speed Queen stopped working. Only one call out for a minor problem after 20 years. We just purchased another Speed Queen and Sydney (the installer) went above and beyond what we expected. After a couple of washes today, we are already very happy with our new purchase. Great service and great machine.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Craige C.Speed Queen

Thanks for the great endorsement Chooky, we are pleased you love your new Speed Queen washer.

ReviewGuru

ReviewGuruPerth, WA

  • 12 reviews

A surprisingly robust washing machine - mine is 20 years old

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I purchased my Speed Queen back in August 1997 and it is still going. When I bought the machine we had little ones and it worked overtime. The large drum meant we could also deal with those night time accidents and wash all the bedding without concern.

The only repair I have had to make to the machine has been the timer switch. The machine is fairly noisy when operating compared with many newer and smaller models, but the longevity of the machine has really surprised me.

If you want a long lasting washing machine, then a Speed Queen is a good option in my opinion.

Date PurchasedAug 1998

Hate it.

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Date PurchasedApr 2017
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anne

annePerth, WA

  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

THE ONLY WASHER TO BUY

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You pay for what u get...this is not my model but they are so good, mine has not stopped for 15 years and is still as good as the day I purchased it..if u can afford it buy it with no seconds thoughts...highly recommend this product no hesitation...great manufacturers of washing machines

Date PurchasedAug 2002
Evelyne

EvelyneBiggera Waters

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Kleenmaid (Speedqueen) Beats any other brand in Australia

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When I was young with babies, washing machines only lasted several years with constant repairs, especially in winter. Then I bought a Kleenmaid which lasted 20 years, then had it repaired in 2010 and now finally, after 20 years is needing a 2nd repair. It has kept running, giving a perfect wash every time. Now living in Queensland (since 2006) where everything rusts and it still looks brand new. Why would you buy any other brand? So I have made the decision, knowing it will last for another 20 years - to buy a NEW one again with the 5 years warranty. Extremely Very happy....

Date PurchasedMar 1998
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Questions & Answers

Tony M.

Tony M.asked

AWNA62

Does not spin

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Speed Queen
Craige C.Speed Queen

Hi Tony,
We need a little more info to be able to help you, please contact your nearest state distributor on 1300washer and they will be able assist.

Leah B.

Leah B.asked

AWNA62

I have accidentally pressed the High Efficiency button, how long will this soak for? And how can I get out of that setting now during this wash? It has been flashing for an hour

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Beau Cornerstone
Beau Cornerstone

Hi Leah, I checked the manual because I don't personally use the high efficiency setting . All it seems to say is to expect soaking during the agitation portion of the cycle. The IN USE, RINSE and SPIN status lights will flash one after the other during the soak periods. It's been several hours since you posted the question. Did your machine eventually complete the cycle? If it's still flashing I'd contact SpeedQueen in case it has a faulty module.

sammyuser
sammyuser

Hey, sounds normal, it has multiple long soak times and some washing actions with this setting.
My machine on this setting, washes / soaks for around 90 - 100 mins. ( A light flashes when its doing the soaking thing )

Leah B.
Leah B.

thank you

Shara F.

Shara F.asked

AWNA62

Hi there. Can you tell me how we add extra water when we add extra clothes? I dont think it can be done. Also I found that I could not start at the beginning of cycle unless I turned off the machine at the machine then turned it off at the power then turned the dial to the beginning. Is there an easier way?

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wannabeepro
wannabeepro

Not too sure whether this will work, but if you haven't started the cycle in wash mode, you should be able to increase wash level by leaving the lid up during water fill.

Shara F.
Shara F.

Ill try that next time. Thank you.

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