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Speed Queen TR7 Review

by Angela Maple

When it comes to making a major purchase for your home, it should be a positive investment based on a well-informed decision. Investing in a new washer is no different, whether it’s your first or your third, because the very last thing you want is to spend another $1000 or more on a washing machine a year after buying your last one. Above all, your washer needs to be able to get the job done while also being reliable and durable, and Speed Queen does just that. Although they keep their models simple, there is a reason they’ve earned the reputation as “the proven performer in laundry.”

Take a look at our Speed Queen TR7 Review to see how this Speed Queen top load washer earned its reputation and what to expect having one in your home!

At a Glance:

Is Speed Queen for Me?

Performance Overview

Pros & Cons

Installation & Setup

Why Trust East Coast Appliance?

Speed Queen TR7 Review

For more than 110 years, Speed Queen has dedicated itself to making laundry appliances that excel in performance and reliability above all else. By producing heavy-duty laundry appliances that can tackle load after load, Speed Queen’s users are guaranteed the best cleaning performance for at least the next 25 years of washing and drying. This multi-award-winning company (Good Housekeeping 2021 and Women’s Choice Award 2021) has designed and engineered durable and reliable laundry appliances that millions can count on to take care of the clothing, bedding, and more.

Is Speed Queen for Me?

As the most reliable brand of 2021, Speed Queen is definitely a top contender for your laundry room. You can expect resilience and dependability from this luxury brand that offers sustainable cycle options and exclusive washing systems that will exceed your laundry expectations. This all-American brand offers simple yet powerful laundry appliances that can range anywhere from $1,299–$3,799 in price. Speed Queen appliances are great for:

  • Homeowners with pets
  • Buyers who struggle with technology
  • Large families
  • Shoppers that prefer simpler laundry appliances

Performance Overview

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In this Speed Queen washer review, we’ll break down the performance of our Speed Queen top load washer and some of its finest features in washing technology.  

Speed Queen Perfect Wash™ System: An exclusive wash system of top load washers provides a better clean that’s still gentle on fabrics. The system links the agitator and drum for the most effective and gentle washing performance, using the power of water to clean. The auto-fill system ensures that enough water is used every time and as the clothing moves through the clothing for a premium wash to keep all your items looking good for years to come.

Out-of-Balance Management: With the combination of commercial components and technology, you’ll experience the best-in-class balance control that reduces vibrations to the washing machine and drum for a longer-lasting washing experience.

Stainless Steel Drum: With a stainless steel drum to wash your clothes in, you can expect long-lasting performance and good-looking clothes that won’t get snagged or torn in the wash.

Pros and Cons

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To make the most informed decision when purchasing a new washing machine, we have provided you with the pros and cons of one of Speed Queen’s top washer models.


✅ Speed Queen Perfect Wash™ System

✅ Out-of-Balance management

✅ 7-year manufacturer warranty

✅ 8 special cycles

✅ 25-year lifespan


❌ No sanitize cycle

❌ Not smart compatible

❌ No steam option

❌ Struggles to wash heavily soiled fabrics

❌ Noisy

Installation & Setup

Before ordering or purchasing your new Speed Queen washing machine, don’t forget to measure your laundry room space and your old model to make sure your new appliance will fit. The last thing you want is to purchase a laundry appliance that’s too large to fit through the door, hall, or in the designated laundry room. If you prefer a more visual how-to, watch our video on How to Measure for a New Washer & Dryer! But if you like written instructions, take a look at our how-to and tips below! 

How to Measure for a New Washer: 

  1. First, we will measure the height from the floor to the bottom of any overhead countertop, shelf, or cabinet. 
  2. Next is width, and we’ll measure the space from side to side, adding one inch to each side of the laundry appliance for proper airflow. It should be a total of three inches, an inch on the outer side of both the washer and dryer and an inch in-between.  
  3. Now, we’ll measure depth and add a minimum of six inches to the final measurement for the vent and water hook-up.  
  4. Finally, once you have all your height, width, and depth measurements, subtract the additional three inches of space you’ve added to determine the maximum space available for the washer and dryer. 

Additional tips: 

  • Height 
    • If you are buying a top-load washer, you’ll need to adjust your measurement to include at least 20 inches above the appliance to allow it to open fully. 
  • Depth 
    • If there is any floor molding, don’t forget to add the trim to your measurements. 
    • Also, be sure to include space to open the doors of your laundry appliances.  

Once you have that, you are ready to purchase your brand new Speed Queen washer, and our East Coast Appliance technicians offer services like delivery, installation, and servicing your new appliance to ensure it is ready to go. Take a look at our installation video for tips on what to do before delivery. On the day of delivery, we’ll remove your old model for you (even if it has water inside), reinforce flooring to support the new washer, and finally set up, level, and connect the new washer for you.

Why Trust East Coast Appliance?

Locally owned and operated since 1988, East Coast Appliance is the largest independent appliance dealer in Virginia. We sell it ALL — from new name-brand appliances to scratch-and-dent appliances to our very own refurbished appliances. Aside from our huge selection of every major brand and everyday low prices, what sets us apart from our competitors is that we service what we sell and that we are locally owned and operated with factory-trained associates. And if you’re a local, great news: East Coast Appliance is committed to providing the absolute lowest prices on the same available brand and model — simply bring in the ad of the local retail competitor while the lower price is in effect, and you’ll receive your price match.

Shop Speed Queen Washers at East Coast Appliance

There is a reason we are dubbed “The Discount King” — for unbeatable deals. Shop Speed Queen washers online, call us, or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one of our showrooms to see why we are the best appliance store in Virginia.

Learn More: East Coast Appliance’s Guide to Buying Laundry Appliances Online