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Speed Queen TR5 review: Bad performance slows Speed Queen's TR5 washing machine way down

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The Good Speed Queen's $1,039 TR5 top-load washer has a durable industrial build that should help it last for many years to come.

The Bad Its limited features, small wash drum, outdated design and terrible performance don't match its price.

The Bottom Line The Speed Queen TR5 is overpriced for what it offers. I urge you to consider other top-load washers.

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4.0 Overall
  • Design 3
  • Usability 7
  • Features 4.5
  • Performance 2.5

I'm gonna jump straight to the recommendation: Do not buy the $1,039 Speed Queen TR5 top-load washing machine. 

It has limited features, a small internal capacity, an outdated design and, worst of all, terrible cleaning performance. The TR5 came close to matching the $1,049 Speed Queen TR7's stain removal score, which is the worst we've ever seen (by a lot). Save your money and buy a different washing machine.

(Note: The TR5's model number is technically AWN63RSN115TW01, but Speed Queen washers are better known by their product codes -- in this case TR5000WN, shortened to TR5.)  

Get to know the TR5

Check out the chart below to see how the Speed Queen TR5 compares to the TR7 and to the Kenmore Elite 31433. As you can see, the TR5 has fewer cleaning cycles than its top-load competition:

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