Speed Queen Announces Unprecedented Warranty


Las Vegas, Nev. - June 6, 2011 - Speed Queen, a leader in the commercial laundry industry for more than 100 years, has announced a new 25,000 Cycle or 10 Year limited warranty on the seals and bearings on its vended cabinet hardmount washer-extractors. No other manufacturer offers a comparable guarantee.

Speed Queen's seals and bearings are precision engineered and masterfully crafted to offer protection and performance that its competitors simply cannot match.  And now Speed Queen is backing those seals and bearings with a warranty that is also unmatched. The new warranty reflects Speed Queen's commitment to Customer One, the company-wide initiative that demands products and services consistently exceed customer expectations. This focus on excellence is the bedrock of the company's reputation for producing the most reliable equipment available.

Speed Queen's confidence in its seals and bearings is founded on its rigorous product development, testing and manufacturing conventions. Before equipment is introduced in the marketplace, it is subject to five stages of Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality protocol:

  1. Finite Element Analysis. Before a physical form is created, components and products are designed, modified, assembled and tested in a virtual world.  Through multiple iterations, on-screen development allows optimization of designs and quality levels never before possible.
  1. Component Testing. Once a physical form is created, component and subassembly lifecycle testing of a minimum two times the expected life guarantees the design will outlast the competition, even in the harshest environments.
  1. Life & Load Testing. Sixty pairs of sneakers. Hockey pucks. Our patented "sludge." At Speed Queen's state-of-the-art Test Lab, things are put into machines that you'd hope laundromat patrons would never throw in. If the equipment can withstand "accelerated lifetime" testing, it will perform well in even the most unrelenting commercial setting.
  1. Field Testing. Before machines are officially approved for full production, Speed Queen performs extensive Field Testing to confirm that equipment performs as it was designed to in real-world applications.
  1. World-Class Manufacturing & Quality Control. Made in America, using state-of-the-art technology and leveraging unmatched commercial laundry manufacturing experience, Speed Queen equipment is produced with consistency, quality and repeatability.

"These are the most robust, intelligently-designed seals and bearings in the industry," said William Bittner, Speed Queen Commercial North American sales manager. "We are confident that they are the most reliable product on the market and are backing that confidence with this unrivaled warranty."

What makes Speed Queen so sure that its seals and bearings are better than the rest?

Corrosion-free materials - The Hardened Stainless Steel Sleeve offers the best corrosion-resistant sealing surface possible.

Seven times the water protection - Two Radial Triple Lip Seals provide six layers of water protection while the Excluder Face Seal acts as an unprecedented seventh layer of protection. Double Weep Holes ensure no water reaches the bearings. The bearings are 100 percent sealed, keeping grease in and water out. Additionally, the machines are designed so that water is directed away from the seals/bearings area during the fill cycle.

Premium heat and wear protection - Press-Fit bearings assure proper fit, minimizing heat and wear. Marine Grease, in addition to preventing water penetration, also reduces lip wear.

The 25,000 cycle or 10-Year limited warranty is effective on Quantum™ Control-powered Speed Queen vended cabinet hardmount washer-extractors purchased after June 1, 2011 and installed in the United States.  Additional details are available from your local authorized Speed Queen distributor.

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Contact Public Relations at pr@n-s.com or by calling 414.224.0210.

More about Speed Queen:

Speed Queen provides coin laundry owners with a variety of innovative and reliable commercial washers, dryers and laundromat equipment.  As an industry leader, Speed Queen is dedicated to providing its market expertise to help grow the self-serve laundry industry. To accomplish this, the company offers Speed Queen Financial Services, which provides a continuum of stable, long-term capital solutions specifically for the laundry industry. The brand is an entity of Ripon, Wis.-based Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, a leading global manufacturer of commercial laundry products and provider of services for laundromats, multi-housing laundries and on-premises laundries. To learn more, visit .

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