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Speed Queen - an Old Brand that's New Again


A Legendary Brand Resurfaces

Commercial Quality Washers and Dryers at UAKC

Speed Queen traces its origins to 1908 when Joe Barlow and John Seeling began tearing down hand operated washing machines with the idea of creating an automatic version. By 1911 they had added an electric motor to power the machine, and began selling automatic washers. By 1939 Speed Queen introduced a Stainless Steel tub, a feature that identified the brand, and is still used today.

Speed Queen continued to grow both as a home brand and in commercial and coin-operated laundries. The company became part of McGraw-Edison, Raytheon, and eventually Alliance Laundry Systems. The largest commercial laundry company in the U.S., Alliance re-launced Speed Queen as a residential brand for home several years ago. It's built with their commercial quality, and includes many of Speed Queen's signature features including an industry-leading warranty. Here's what they have to say about their warranty and a run-down on a featured Speed Queen laundry pair.


The best top load washer on the market also comes with the best warranty. Our industry-best 5-year warranty covers all parts and in-home labor on electronic control models. That’s right. We stand behind both our product and your purchase.

  • 15-year limited warranty Transmission
  • Lifetime warranty Outer drain tub and the stainless steel wash basket

Speed Queen Washer AWNE92SP113TW01

  • Galvanized Steel Cabinet
  • Porcelain Steel Outer Drain Tub
  • Stainless Steel Wash Tub
  • Top Load
  • Tuff Guard Coated Top
  • White Color Finis

Washing System

  • 1/2 HP Motor
  • 2 Speed Motor
  • 210° Agitation Stroke
  • 4 Temperature Selectors
  • Flex Vane Agitator
  • Soil Level Selection
  • Spin Speeds: 750 RPM
  • Variable Water Level Selector

Wash Cycles

  • 9 Preset Wash Cycles
  • Extra Rinse Option
  • Favorites Cycle
  • Prewash
  • Soak

Speed Queen Dryer ADGE8RGS113TW01

  • ADA Compliant
  • Commercial Steel Cylinder
  • Extra-Large Door Opening
  • Galvanized Steel Cabinet
  • Reversible Door

Manufacturers Warranty

  • 3 Year Parts & Labor Limited Warranty
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty- Cabinet, Motor

Drying System

  • 1/3 HP Motor
  • 3 Temperature Selections
  • Moisture Sensor

Dry Cycles

  • 3 Automatic Dry Cycles
  • 6 Preset Cycles

Built Better to Last Longer has been the Speed Queen motto for many decades. Find out for yourself. Call or visit the pros at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center today.

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August 23, 2016
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