AWNE8 Top Load Washer


The most energy efficient top load washer in SA.

The top load washer with the best warranty in SA.


Consistently Rated Most Reliable Brand

This is because our domestic machines come off the same production line as the washers and dryers that are built for long-lasting performance in laundromats, hospitals, hotels and military bases.

Like all domestic Speed Queen washers, the AWNE8 has been tested to last 10,400 cycles in your home – that’s 25 years of commercial-grade laundry performance.



Commercial Quality

Produced by Alliance Laundry Systems,  – the World No. 1 in Commercial Laundry  – with over 110 years of manufacturing experience.


Speed Queen machines outlast the competition. This is due to a commitment to American craftsmanship, a rigorous 5-stage product-development process, extreme component testing and the use of premium materials.


















Industry Best Warranty

We’re so confident that our electronic washers and driers will deliver long-lasting performance, we offer 5-year parts warranties on the full machines.
It’s peace of mind that no other laundry manufacturer can provide.

AWNE8 Top Load Washer
• 3 Year Full Machine Guarantee
• 5 Year Machine Parts Warranty
• 18 Year Warranty on Stainless Steel Tub (Lifetime)

* All warranties effective from Date of Purchase
* If sold for Commercial purposes, or used outside the domestic environment, only a 12 month parts warranty applies.

A+++ Energy Rating

The AWNE8 washing machine is the cheapest to run and is the most environmentally friendly top load washer in South Africa.


Tub Size 10,5Kg
(Pre-programmed) Cycles 6
Wash cycle time (average) Cycle Dependant
Width 65cm
Depth 71,1cm
Height 109,5cm
Matching Dryer ADEE8

Experts in Fabric Care


Auto Fill

Our unique Auto Fill feature checks that every load uses the right amount of water for an effective wash. Engineered with patent-pending sensing technology, Speed Queen® top load washers account for fabric type, absorbency—even the sizes of items being washed—to determine optimal water levels for better wash results.

Agitator Wash Action

Speed Queen Perfect Wash™ provides a better clean that’s gentle on your clothes. This innovative system links the agitator and tub to provide a gentle, but highly effective, wash action that leverages the power of water to clean. Essentially, it moves water through the clothes… providing a premium wash that safeguards your family’s clothing investment, keeping items looking good for years to come.









Service Technicians throughout South Africa

Lead is the only official importer for Speed Queen® major appliances in Southern Africa and have been selling and servicing Speed Queen® laundry equipment for over 30 years.

In the last 10 years, we have repaired and serviced more than 20,000 domestic model machines. Over 17,000 of these are at households.

Spares Stockholdings in all Major Centres

No waiting for spares to be imported or couriered from one branch to another, as we have comprehensive spares stockholdings in all major centres.

Women’s Choice Award, 5 Years in a Row


The Women’s Choice Award is based on the voice of hundreds of thousands of women across America. They are not compensated for voting, it’s based on what they know and love, and they love Speed Queen®.

Speed Queen® has been voted America’s Most Recommended Luxury Washer and Dryer 5 years in a row.

Legendary Standing

The equipment doesn’t have a legendary reputation for nothing. Speak to somebody that has owned a Speed Queen® and you will understand why they won’t consider anything else.

Albie Cabrita Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I bought my Speed Queen washing machine in 1995/6 and it has proved to be absolutely reliable. It has worked relentlessly all these years. It has only needed a call out once - about 18months ago and it is still going strong. My next Speed Queen (if I need one) will probably outlive me. Albie Cabrita Awie Bosman Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Our Speed Queen washing machine and dryer are the second generation after Noah. At least 30+++ years. They reared two children and are still going strong with a call out to rejuvenate some minor parts. Our machines are family. Awie Bosman Peter Hall Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng After two home moves and 27 years of washing, my Speed Queen needed its first service. After full inspection from the technician, I decided to rather acquire a new Speed Queen. Within a day, the technician arrived at my home and installed a new machine which will do the laundry ‘twist’ for the next 27 years. Thank you Speed Queen for reliability, durability and service. It has been a real treat. Peter Hall At Davel Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Kwa-Zulu Natal We bought the machine about 25/26 years ago because we still used cotton nappies for both our children. After they grew up, we started a guesthouse and the big tub machine came in handy to do the daily washing for all the guest rooms. A home appliance that you can rely on. At Davel Bruno Dinino Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng We've had our Speed Queen for nearly 30 years!!! Had repairs only twice since we bought it. It is an easy understanding, very reliable washing machine. After all these years, our machine still looks good and works well. We would NEVER have any other washing machine, but a Speed Queen!!! Bruno Dinino Alison Russel Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Kwa-Zulu Natal I bought my Speed Queen 27 years ago and it was an enormous purchase for me. This machine, however, has never let me down and does not owe me a cent! Therefore, it turned out to be a phenomenal buy! Alison Russel Susan Carlson Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Kwa-Zulu Natal Our Speed Queen has undoubtedly been one of the most important investments in our 48 years together. Both my husband and I and the three daughters we have raised have been fully involved in sporting and outdoor activities. To cater for all the washing our Speed Queen has been a loyal servant. She certainly has been a QUEEN in our life. Susan Carlson Elzahn Krause Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I got the speedqueen washing machine from my parents in law as a wedding gift. I was very upset that they did not give me an opportunity to choose my own washing machine... Now after 27 years of washing I am so thankful they did not let me choose and that they bought a speedqueen. The wisdom of older people. My speedqueen is still going strong and washes the washing for a family of 5. No hiccups. Elzahn Krause Caron Langley Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Never been happier. I have both a washing machine and a dryer. I had a problem just once in the 20 years I have owned them with the washing machine, but not serious. Would recommend them to anyone, they both still going strong. Caron Langley Debbie Farr Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Hi, I am Debbie's Speed Queen tumble dryer...'I am 27 yrs old!!! I have worked hard every day drying the towels and gowns in Debbie's hair salon. I have never needed more than a service. Never stopped!!!'
I will pass u to Debbie... 'I love this dear old Speedqueen tumble dryer. Bought a 2nd one but still this dear soul works. I adore this machine could not be without her. I also have a hard working 20 year old Speed Queen washing machine.'
Debbie Farr
Reginald Els Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer KwaZulu-Natal My speed Queen is the best washing machine I've ever had, got it for more than 20 years now and it just keep going. Reginald Els Lyndsay Jackson Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Western Cape My husband bought these two trusty old ladies circa 1995, when he opened his guest house. No matter what, they just keep going. They've seamlessly moved from servicing guests, to coping with our family of 4 and now they're still happily working for just my husband and me. They've definitely grown older more gracefully than we have. Best of all, they require minimal attention, with very few call-outs - so un-demanding! Gotta love my Speed Queens! Lyndsay Jackson Beryl Fraser Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Mpumalanga Our journey with Speedqueen started with a large family gathering on the farm in Zimbabwe '91 - our new acquisition contributed hugely to the success of the festivities. This machine was a vital part of our essential furniture when we relocated. We have built up a 24 bed B&B business + expanded the laundry to 5 top loaders + 1 dryer, all essential. We love the simplicity of operating these machines especially for staff. We have been blessed by the longevity of our Speedqueens and their wonderful service. Beryl Fraser Charnellede Freitas Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Inherited my washing machine and dryer from my mom in 2001. I love my speed queens wont ever change to any other make. Speed queen for life! Charnellede Freitas Melinda Abbey Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng My machine is now 28 - perhaps a few more- years old and has been used non stop. All I can say is that this machine has been the best purchase I ever made, it has been a loyal work horse with no problems and I would buy another without hesitation. My family has often said that they would have to bury the machine with me when the time came but are also hoping to inherit it - bit of a dilemma! Melinda Abbey Jonathan Hericourt Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng When I bought my current house 10yrs ago, the owner included the washer & dryer in the purchase price. The machines were already very old, at least 15yrs & I was a bit dubious about whether this was a good deal. However, since then both machines have been a fantastic bonus & have given me another 10yrs of excellent service. I had previously heard of the reputation of Speed Queen, but I can now safely say that it is a reputation very well justified. I will never go with another make. Jonathan Hericourt Peter Lloyd Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng The best machines. Bought my first machines during 1987. Then new ones during 2004. There is no alternative to Speed Queen. Peter Lloyd Nicole Potgieter Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Eastern Cape I've owned a SQ washer + dryer for well over 20yrs. I have 2 children + am a farmer's wife so you can imagine the MANY dirty overalls + shirts with mud grease blood etc that needs cleaning regularly. We own a sand stone quarry + are on a gravel road -thus tons of dust. I also have always had dogs and cats, whose blankets + beds need washing weekly. My machines are used almost daily + with large unusual loads but carry on regardless!! I have never owned another brand + will not change!! Nicole Potgieter Michelle Brits Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I bought my Speed Queen 30 years ago. Not one day has my Speed Queen disappointed me, when my kids were still home I did a couple of loads a week, to present day I am still washing with my trusted Queen. My machine has moved with me from South Africa to Botswana and back, I always just connect and have the confidence that my washing will be done. Everyone should know what a amazing product you sell, 30 years old, never broken down and still going strong. Speed Queen fan for life. Michelle Brits Karin Kahn Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Western Cape A note of appreciation to your company for producing such an amazing washing machine. I purchased my SQ about 15yrs ago (2nd hand) but even so, I have never been happier. She truly is a work horse of note, in fact she seems to function better under a heavy load. I have had many different makes of washing machines over the years, but can say without a doubt that the SQ out performs all of them. It is very reliable + for me, the best washing machine on the market, I would recommend it to anyone.
Karin Kahn
Colin Pillay Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer KwaZulu-Natal We were newly married + purchased our Speed Queen Washer in 1984. This is one of our the best investments we made in our lifetime. The machine functions to this day exactly like the first day we set it up. We moved home in 2001 + gave "The Queen" her own room + she sits there happily. It is absolutely reliable + is very economical as we only use the use cold water washing. My wife always remarks + advises family + friends that the Speed Queen washer is like no other in the market. Colin Pillay Cathy Bothma Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Western Cape In 2007 I was looking to own property. There was no ways that I was going to buy the house if my SPEED QUEEN could not go with me. After much precise measuring... It's a tight fit, but she is still there where she was placed 13 years ago!! Obviously I bought the house. So on the 25th January 2021 I will be celebrating my 25th SILVER ANNIVERSARY my amazing Speed Queen. AMAZING!!! I will not buy any other brand should I ever need a new washing machine. Cathy Bothma Rina Erasmus Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I can declare that these are the most reliable machines ever made. There is just no other machine that can beat a Speed Queen and I am proud to be associated with the Speed Queen family. Rina Erasmus Rita Lowrie Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I’m very happy with my Speed Queen washer and dryer. I have had my washer and dryer now for +-25 years. They do work hard as we are a family of four, with two teenage girls. I would never have any other brand but Speed Queen. Rita Lowrie Andrei Raath Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng We have had our Speed Queen for longer than 23 years without any problems, our 2 children have since grown up and left the house leaving us with our machine still in perfect working order. Andrei Raath Elizabeth Woolls Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I have had my speed queen for nearly 30 years. My joke has always been that if I ever get divorced, my speed queen will be the first to go with me. Elizabeth Woolls Joey Baker Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Mpumalanga My Speed Queen washer + dryer are probably my most prized possessions. They have helped me out for the past 25 years + I've only had one call out for the washer throughout all these years. There was minor leakage due to the wearing of the water pump but it was quickly replaced + back to being used again. My children are also in hostel so every Saturday we wash + dry about 3 to 4 full loads of laundry + never had any performance issues. I could not ask for a better + more reliable washer or dryer. Joey Baker Elmarie Krige Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I LOVE my Speedqueen; she is a TRUE and worthy "queen" and is worthy of her "crown" and has served me loyally for over 25 years! She is a indestructible lady who is not afraid of ANYTHING, just load her belly full and she gets on with the job - whether it is a blanket or dirty jeans or dainty ladies' stuff, she does it cleanly every time! Elmarie Krige Renay Tennant Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng My Speed Queen washer was purchased in 1989 by my sister's mother in law. When she moved into a smaller house, she offered it to me. I jumped at the opportunity because I had always dreamed of owning a Speed Queen. It still works perfectly and I'm still living the dream. Renay Tennant Lea Downing Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Garden Route I had it for over 20 years and I have never had a problem with it. Subsequently I moved to a retirement village cottage where I only had place for an undercounter, so I gave this 22 year old Speedqueen to my daughter who needed it to do the laundry of the 5 self-catering cottages. Lea Downing Martin Prinsloo Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Free State This is indeed a very good appliance to have in any household. It just doesn't break. Martin Prinsloo Dale Gauldie Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng We bought our washer + dryer soon after my first child was born 1988/1989. I am so totally impressed with the reliability, durability and consistent smooth running of my machines. Now that I have a grandchild it has gone full circle with the baby stuff and frequent washes. Dale Gauldie Lynne Lewis Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Western Cape My beloved Speed Queen washing machine is about 25 years old. What I love most about my Speed Queen is that you can pause the wash at any point in the cycle if necessary or add an item that should have gone in but was overlooked - even once the machine has filled with water! There is really nothing to beat a top-loading, large capacity Speed Queen washing machine. Lynne Lewis Martie Jacobs Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng We purchased our machine in 1995. This machine has never given any problems and I have never been disappointed in any way with this unit. Martie Jacobs Hennie vd Walt Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Free State Ons Speed Queen is waarlik 'n "Queen. Sy is tussen 35 en 40 jaar in ons diens. Geen probleem, altyd skoon en netjies gewas. Ons is baie gelukkig en tevrede met ons "Queen". Hennie vd Walt Basil Dakes Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Our Speed Queen has been with us since July 1994. What a fantastic machine that is so easy to use and always does a great job. We use the washer at least twice a week and considering that it is over 26 years old it has only been serviced 3 times. This is an amazing performance record from an appliance that makes life easier for us. Basil Dakes Bennie Erasmus Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng Old faithful since 1998. A splendid bit of machinery that has served our family with distinction and since I retired 5 years ago has become my task as chief operator and our SQ just keeps on taking the challenge relentlessly. Will I ever buy any other machine NEVER !!! Bennie Erasmus Annie Chetty Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer KwaZulu-Natal I got my first Speed Queen about 25yrs ago. I can confidently say it was money well spent! My SQ has really worked very hard over these years. From using it to wash everyday clothes to blankets to curtains at times, it has really proven to be a remarkable machine. It is so easy to use. I have not had many problems, maybe around 3 or 4 call outs over the 25 years of having the machine, which in my opinion is great. It has proven to be such a reliable tool in my house + has made my life easier. Annie Chetty Wilco Meyer Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Mpumalanga I bought a Speed Queen washing machine in 2007. We used it in our house until 2015. In the meanwhile I was asked to start an anti poaching operation to help protect the Rhino's. I then moved my Speed Queen washing machine to the camp. We were 9 people that used the machine. That machine was working every day. The machine was standing under a little roof on a pallet. The machine worked until June 2020. What an amazing piece of equipment. Wilco Meyer Batya van Wyk Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I love my speed Queen machine. No problems for the 20 years plus I am using the washing machine and tumble dryer. Will never change my speed queen for any other machine. Love them to bits. They are reliable. Enjoy them. Batya van Wyk Yvonne Bertasso Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng I am the proud owner of my Speed Queen Washer for over 20 years now. Her High Capacity Load is fantastic as she gets used 3 times a week without fail. She is certainly "THE QUEEN" of Washing Machines - That I can certainly vouch for. Yvonne Bertasso Steyn Verster Buyers info AWNE8 Top Load Washer Gauteng We bought our Speed Queen washing machine more than 20 years ago. Over the years our machine washed load after load after load after load of washing, with the barest minimal of maintenance, and absolute reliability. Its still going strong every day, and we love it! Steyn Verster