Question about Speed Queen AWS45NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

How do I change the transmission in a speed queen top load washer

Posted by bgriffin3531 on


1 Answer

Nate Stansfield

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers


here is a breakdown diagram if you need it.

Step 1 Cut off all power to the machine

Step 2 Turn off water supply
Step 3 - Drain Line If removing the drain and water lines provide more access to replacing the washing machine transmission, go ahead and remove it.
Step 4 - Water Turn off the water supply knob. In case you cannot find it then turn off the water supply lines till the job is completed.
Step 5 - Control Panel Take off the screws at the front end of the control panel. Use a screwdriver. Once the screws are removed, pull out the console and flip it free.
Step 6 - Unplug the Wires Locate the wires that act as harness. You need to unplug these wires. Use a flat ended blade to push the clips that hold the wires in place. This will release the wires.
Step 7 - Cabinet The next step in the washing machine transmission replacement process is, to lift up the lid and pull out the cabinet from the washing machine by tilting the machine towards you.
Step 8 - Screws After you remove the cabinet you will find an agitator cap. Below the cap are screws and bolts which are protected by a plastic cover. Unscrew the bolts and the screw to remove the agitator. This will reveal the shaft where the transmission is located.
Step 9 - Pump Remove the spring clips that hold the pump in place. Remove the two additional screws on the motor as well. There is no need to remove the hoses.
Step 10 - Freeing the Unit With the help of a flat tip screwdriver, take off the clip at the bottom. Make sure the motor doesn't fall off. Releasing the clip at the top will free the motor and the coupling from the washing machine transmission unit.
Step 11 - Installation Free the washing machine transmission from the frame. Make sure to remove the two bolts. Tilt and slide the unit at the bottom. Make sure not to damage any washers in the process.
Step 12 - Final Step After removing the old, place the new washing machine transmission in place by following the steps above in reverse order. Reconnect all the pipes and fitting. urn on the power supply, open the water supply and test the machine

Posted on Oct 25, 2010


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How old is this model # AWS45NW ,Serial #040917265 Speed Queen Top Load Washing Machine . What type of wear and tear repairs can be expected down the road for normal use ?

That unit came out in 2006 it is still being sold. Motor and transmission are most common failures. The cost is 250 to 300 the most replaced item is the drive belt for 30 dollars

Jan 17, 2016 | Speed Queen AWS45NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

How do I winterize a speed queen AWN432S top load washer?

you can,t winterize your washer in the first place any way okay

Nov 16, 2012 | Speed Queen AWN432S Top Load Washer With...

1 Answer

Coin-operated Speed Queen washer: Model swtt21wn

speed queen double front load washer spinning without stop,please give some idea,thanks alot

Feb 21, 2011 | Speed Queen SWT921 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Oil/grease leaking into tub. Speed Queen AWM492W top load washer. How to fix?? Thank you.

Check to see if the oil is coming from under the agitator. If it is replace the transmission. If it is not check to see if there is a grease spot inside the was tub.

Dec 29, 2010 | Speed Queen AWS75NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Will not start washing process

Is the belt broke?

If not, will it spin it you put it in spin mode?

If it spins, but not agitates, the transmission is locked up in agitation and needs replaced. This is a major undertaking.

Dec 12, 2009 | Speed Queen AWS51NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

At start of spin cycle water splashes over top and runs down.

Hi, just fixed the daughters speed queen, same problem. The three brake shoes were worn allowing the tub to spin with the agitator.
replaced the shoes, washer fine. At first I thought it was the top ring. spent 30 dollars for nothing.
good luck

Mar 21, 2009 | Speed Queen AWS52NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

SPEED QUEEN TOP LOAD WASHER HA4011W. Motor trips at SPIN start

I would call whoever repaired the washer back out and have them diagnose.

Jan 23, 2009 | Speed Queen AWS52NW Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Speed Queen doesn't agitate.

can i see solution that ziobob got on nov.08 2008

Nov 08, 2008 | Speed Queen AWS52NW Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Speed Queen AWS45NW Top Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

899 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Speed Washing Machines Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18564 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Vernon Taylor

Level 3 Expert

7431 Answers

Are you a Speed Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides