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Post# 669890   4/2/2013 at 11:56 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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A 1956 GE Filter Flo goes back into service!

 

This excellent example is the machine I grew up with and came to me via Robert via Greg. As you will see in the diagnosis video she has the infamous GE Sympathetic Spin syndrome - considered by SOME as incurable-. She would spin out half her water from the tub on wash- no way to get clothes clean!

Also you will see the condition of the pump another sore spot!

 

 

 




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Post# 669893 , Reply# 1   4/2/2013 at 12:07 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
So down to the Lab with

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Post# 669895 , Reply# 2   4/2/2013 at 12:10 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The first thing is to crack the

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Transmission to get at the problem, there is a snubber inside which has wings. One direction it planes on the transmission oil for spin the other direction it dives down to contact the brake spring tang and brake to hold the tub during agitation. Here you can see the bottom removed and you are looking up into the tranny and can see the blonde snubber on the right.

These gears haven't seen the light of day since 1956!

 




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Post# 669896 , Reply# 3   4/2/2013 at 12:12 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The base

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plate carries the brake spring and band. You can see the circular wear pattern under the brake tang, where the tub snubber has been pushing the brake lining around and around the center post. This is what generates "sympathetic spin".




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Post# 669897 , Reply# 4   4/2/2013 at 12:15 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The problem with

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GE' s of this vintage is the brake band - made of brake material- wears down so that it becomes so thin that the brake spring has nothing left to grip resulting in the machine going into as Larry at MODERN puts it- "Sympathetic Spin"!

Here you can compare the new brake band I had made up to the original and note the thickness.



Post# 669898 , Reply# 5   4/2/2013 at 12:23 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
I found this

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wonderful company down in CT who made these for me!

Timothy of

TIMOTHY J. DORAN
ALL FRICTIONS CO., LLC
131 FREESTONE AVE.
PORTLAND, CT 06480-1819
PH.# 860-342-2001
FAX# 860-342-2084
INFO@ALLFRICTIONS.COM
ALLFRICTIONS.COM

I sent him the SM information and the base plate and part, He was able to fabricate perfect fit new brakes!!





Post# 669899 , Reply# 6   4/2/2013 at 12:23 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Here is the information

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from Doctrine:



Post# 669901 , Reply# 7   4/2/2013 at 12:27 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Now the

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1956 & 1957 and I believe maybe the 1959 models had the same tub brake system, but by 1960 GE had made a new system where the brake was moved from the center post to the outside perimeter of the tranny base. So I had not known this before I opened the tranny and got what I thought were the correct brake replacements from Larry. But these bands fit 1959 & 1960 machines and maybe later too I don't have Doctrine after 1957. The band you see in this picture is not for this machine 1956 ; but  for the 1960!




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Post# 669902 , Reply# 8   4/2/2013 at 12:28 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
So we have to

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remove the old band and install the correct new band!


Post# 669903 , Reply# 9   4/2/2013 at 12:30 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Next the

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spring and tang need to be reinstalled:
AND YES these bands are a special kind designed to sit in an oil bath and work under oil.


Post# 669904 , Reply# 10   4/2/2013 at 12:32 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
To compare

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the band on the left is new the one on the right the original, you can see they become oil impregnated



Post# 669905 , Reply# 11   4/2/2013 at 12:35 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Now to

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recharge the tranny with 44 ozs of Royal Purple re-seal and then install back into the machine. As you can see I have also taken the time to paint the rim with 3M Extend to inhibit and block the surface rust from growing. A cure overnite and she is ready for her boot!




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Post# 669906 , Reply# 12   4/2/2013 at 12:36 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Clean the tub

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install the boot.

Post# 669907 , Reply# 13   4/2/2013 at 12:48 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
On assembling the machine

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One should always clean up as much as possible, these old ladies never got down to cleaning the outside of their tubs so we the restorers have to do that!

inside>>





Post# 669908 , Reply# 14   4/2/2013 at 12:48 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
And outside

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that way the machine starts fresh!

Post# 669909 , Reply# 15   4/2/2013 at 12:50 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
On assembling the machine

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Cleaned tub installed



Post# 669911 , Reply# 16   4/2/2013 at 12:53 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
On assembling the machine tub gasket

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I was able to procure new tub gasket material from McMaster-Carr, it works great but as I was working off of old closed cell foam someone had installed in the past I was working blind and as you will see I missed a gap on the back near the the fliter-flo flume. DONT MISS This spot otherwise you will have water GUSHING out the back of the machine right next to the timer! NOT A GOOD situation!

Post# 669912 , Reply# 17   4/2/2013 at 12:55 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Here is a close up

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of the area I'm talking about. During spin the tub is CCW rotated [ much to Laundromats horror ] and water will mound up around the spinning tub and this gap is right in line with the wave of water!! If your pump is fast or your drain hose short you might get away with this but why would you?? It will release steam in wash to all the electrical parts if even if it doesn't shoot water on spin!




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Post# 669914 , Reply# 18   4/2/2013 at 12:59 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The boot was in fantastic shape

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so i was able to reuse that , I had to rebuild the water valve and then adjust the water switch. And of course that old pump HAD to go!

 

 




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Post# 669915 , Reply# 19   4/2/2013 at 13:03 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
the

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top is designed to slide over the tub gasket sealing the tub, so you can't use closed cell foam like this to repair spin leaks , a valiant try by a another club member but she still leaked.  As you can see the foam will get pushed aside in the sliding process. The only thing that will work is new rubber gasket mounted on the tank top edge.




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Post# 669917 , Reply# 20   4/2/2013 at 13:07 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Here is a close up

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Of the new gasket under the top , the top has compressed down on the rubber and created a giant lip seal all the way around.
The top is not completely set as you wouldn't be able to see this detail.


Post# 669918 , Reply# 21   4/2/2013 at 13:08 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Top on!!

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close to the finish


Post# 669919 , Reply# 22   4/2/2013 at 13:09 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Trim

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going back on


Post# 669920 , Reply# 23   4/2/2013 at 13:13 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Trim

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all up again


Post# 669921 , Reply# 24   4/2/2013 at 13:14 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Now its time to

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Test our work before we get too far along>>



Post# 669922 , Reply# 25   4/2/2013 at 13:17 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
And now the final test

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The dreaded water test! I tried it with water with success as you will see -- however there were "Doubting Thomases" who would NOT BELIEVE my success until THEY saw huge beach towels with water to put my work to the test. I'll let the video speak for itself.......




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Post# 669923 , Reply# 26   4/2/2013 at 13:23 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
The bitter flame of

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deep...deep...competition.


Post# 669926 , Reply# 27   4/2/2013 at 13:28 (1,715 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Congratulations, Jon!! That is one heck of a nice machine! Thank you also for the transmission tips - I may draw on your knowledge when I crack open the '57 Filter-Flo this spring.

Great work and love the video!


Post# 669929 , Reply# 28   4/2/2013 at 13:47 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
This job

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took from September to now ,  a nice winter job I'd say. It was fun getting back into GE and realizing they did build one heck of  a machine!

Ciao 

 

 


Post# 669936 , Reply# 29   4/2/2013 at 13:56 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Love to help

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Paul, anytime!

Jon

 


Post# 669937 , Reply# 30   4/2/2013 at 13:59 (1,715 days old) by westingman123 ()        
wow

Okay, this is cool on so many levels! Sort of a combination learning tool and video extravaganza.

Thanks for the tips and eye candy. I cannot wait for Robert's response!


Post# 669944 , Reply# 31   4/2/2013 at 14:19 (1,715 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Very good work Jon, the inner tub looks in good nic and lovely colour...its great to see you can access parts manufacturers to get these beauties back in action!!

And, you very bad with Herr Webmeister - you know there will be payback at a time and place of his choosing!!!




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Post# 669950 , Reply# 32   4/2/2013 at 14:30 (1,715 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
deep...deep...competition.

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ohhhh, is it! That's OK dear, I'll just go downstairs and treat my clothes to a gentle bounce off of nice soft Fiberglas. You should try that Jon, its really fun, ***pauses*** ohhhhh wait.


But anyways, I digress, wonderful transmission restoration Jon, I plan on doing the exact same thing. Why can't the 1960 part fit on the 1956 hub? They look very similar.


Post# 669960 , Reply# 33   4/2/2013 at 14:44 (1,715 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Awesome job, Jon ! That GE shines like new again.

Now that you're back into top loaders,I'll send a crate for that neglected '56 Duo! Ding dong...U-Crate calling...


Post# 669963 , Reply# 34   4/2/2013 at 14:49 (1,715 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Lol!

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Grrrrrr

Post# 669964 , Reply# 35   4/2/2013 at 14:50 (1,715 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Wonderful job Jon! Good as new! That machine reminds me of the GE toploader meighbours of us had. Must have been from around the same time.

Post# 669972 , Reply# 36   4/2/2013 at 15:23 (1,715 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
The dramatic pause before the spin, and

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The grand silence with the pitch black side screens and the ominous drip...... drip..... drip..... into the outer realms sent me back to those scenes in the "Alien."

Total freak-out!

So so nice, finally, to see someone loading a machine correctly, in the vintage, classic way. Look Mom, no air pockets, no tangling, no unbalancing.

All good agitators know exactly how to do this. What fun it is to watch their magic.

Indeed, the smart Blackstone Corporation demanded this method of loading in their first automatic doctrines. Huge kudos to you, Jon.

A sterling, striking performance with a percussive finale! BOOM!

Thank you Cecil B. de Jetcone.



Post# 669976 , Reply# 37   4/2/2013 at 15:51 (1,715 days old) by mixfinder ()        
Amazed Again

The 56 seems quieter than some later solid tub models. Our first automatic was a
59 GE keyboard but the tub indexed and turn over only good if you held the tub still. The washer was 7 years old when we got it and I had no idea it had any type of brake. Your photography is superb.
Kellyv


Post# 669993 , Reply# 38   4/2/2013 at 16:44 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
thank you all

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it was a near and dear project to say the least.

 

Robert the brake for the 1960 was moved out to the rim of the transmission and so was the spring/tang also moved out to the rim. And unlike the '56 brake band which you just snap on to the center hub grove, the '60 you have to glue in place with Plio-Bond before you reassemble.

 

The upper part of the tranny is the same but the baseplate is all new. 


Post# 670052 , Reply# 39   4/2/2013 at 18:53 (1,715 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Nice, nice work Jon. I'm impressed that you went after getting new brake material crafted up!

After looking through Robert's post from years ago, it sounds like the brake system on your '56 is applicable for 55-59, with '60 having the revised brake.

Does anyone know if that '60 brake is a one year only set-up, or can a brake from a '61 and later transmission be used?

 

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Post# 670089 , Reply# 40   4/2/2013 at 20:35 (1,715 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Ben

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I think Larry told me that '60 brake was applicable  to the '61  models and further down the line as well. 

 

so you think it went as late as '59 wow! And I was wondering about the '55 models because the earlier '53 had the brake shoe on the outside of the spin pulley.

 

 

 


Post# 670102 , Reply# 41   4/2/2013 at 22:01 (1,715 days old) by A440 ()        

Great Job Jon!
Beautiful GE.
I love the sound on your video. This is the type of sound I hear
in my dreams when I am fooling with vintage appliances. I am sure
it stems from my Childhood, sneaking to play with machines I should
not have!
Brent


Post# 670135 , Reply# 42   4/3/2013 at 02:05 (1,714 days old) by washer111 ()        
Great Job!

You did a fantastic looking job on that machine, and good to see you were able to get some parts manufactured for you :-)

 

I noticed that the tub on this machine is solid, and only has holes at the top. Does the machine fill both compartments to get the "filter flo action" during the washing cycle, or does it fill enough to fill an area in the outer tub that allows the machine to operate?


Post# 670140 , Reply# 43   4/3/2013 at 02:38 (1,714 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
111 the fill flume

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which you can see in#15 extends over the rim into the tub and it fills to overflowing into the outer tub. In pic#12 you see the outer tub and tranny, at the bottom at the 6 o'clock position the large black disk is a rubber diaphragm with a weight sensor under it.

The outer tub fills, and water presses down on the sensor until the weight triggers the water valve shut off and wash begins. However for small loads there is a water saver button you can hit and start wash at any level.

 

 


Post# 670261 , Reply# 44   4/3/2013 at 14:11 (1,714 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Okay Safari is STUPID!

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For some reason it deleted my original diagnosis video so YOU could see Sympathetic Spin in ACTION when I edited some text.

SO switching to CHROME>

I am putting the starting video here so you can see what the problem was and how it was corrected in the thread.




Post# 670272 , Reply# 45   4/3/2013 at 15:33 (1,714 days old) by lebron (MN)        

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Awesome machine. Thanks for the pics and vids.

Post# 670275 , Reply# 46   4/3/2013 at 15:43 (1,714 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
I hear ya 'bout Safari, but have a nagging question.

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The Hear Ya:

Couldn't get the vids yesterday on Safari so I switched to Firefox where there was no problem, and where they are safely recorded for posterity. Have no fear.


The Nagging Question:


Obviously these early GE's can't overflow rinse, because of the the filter flo circulation, right.

And it seems that lately, some of the older GE's we've seen do not spray rinse either, with only the perf tubs doing the spray. Is this the case?

I only ask, and you may find this interesting, because: My sister's new TL GE with a mammoth tub will fill up all the way for wash and even for the rinse if you hit the right buzzer, but there's no spray any where, any time, and I thought, how cheap.

But then it slowly occurred to me that some of these early machines were not spraying either.

Yes or No, Father General ?


Post# 670286 , Reply# 47   4/3/2013 at 16:56 (1,714 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Mike, it may not be considered a true 'overflow rinse' but I think these solid tub GE Filter-Flos had water constantly flowing out from the top drain holes for recirculation through the filter pan. At least that's the impression I got from the literature I have on the '57 model.

Hubby had already generously volunteered to cut a hole in the side of the waiting-to-be-reborn GE in the garage so that I could say for sure, but I graciously declined his offer...

I didn't see any mention of a spray-rinse in the cycle chart for the '57 model; I can't say for sure about the '56 but the perf-tub '63 does for sure!


Post# 670303 , Reply# 48   4/3/2013 at 18:07 (1,714 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Just so I'm clear. These early machines are wonderful and I'm not finding fault with them, more with myself for accusing the new GE's of being cheap, when in fact, some of the earlier models are working exactly like the new ones. No overflow, and no spray. but as you imply very generous recirculation on the early machines.

Hubby cutting holes. Too funny. Keep his saw away, lest he cut too far, accidentally. "Oh, Paul, I don't know WHAT happened. HONEST!!!"

The outer tubs on GE's have always been so roomy and now the newer ones have pushed the inner tubs outward into that nice big space. Oh, the giant loads of towels could dry a herd of elephants.


Post# 670313 , Reply# 49   4/3/2013 at 19:27 (1,714 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
You guys are right

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All the solid tub machines never had spray rinse. When I saw my first Kenmore do that at 8 I went back home and next spin cycle I hauled to drain hose out of the sink and sprayed it back on the clothes. My mother must have noticed cause right away she hollered down the basement stairs "what was i doing down there"??

Nosey mothers!! They're everywhere!

Actually I still have yet to see a GE spray rinse. I guess Gregs' did it at N YEars when I turned it on but I wasn't there for the spin drain cycle so I missed that.





Post# 670320 , Reply# 50   4/3/2013 at 19:50 (1,714 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Classic washer boy story--loved it.

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Here

Post# 670322 , Reply# 51   4/3/2013 at 19:53 (1,714 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
and here

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hell in a hand basket

Post# 670430 , Reply# 52   4/4/2013 at 10:59 (1,713 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Mickey

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I'm guessing that's the spin spray you are demonstrating like Carol Merrill would? I don't see the drain hose hiked over the side!! LOL

 


Post# 670441 , Reply# 53   4/4/2013 at 11:51 (1,713 days old) by lesto (Atlanta)        

The solid tub GEs did not have a spray rinse. They all had the suds kill pause during the first spin.
The trany problem was what we had with our old 59 GE. The tub rotated clockwise during wash causing the activator to agitate mostly clockwise as in your pre-restored video.
Great job and I'm glad to see the timer does light up on the 56.


Post# 670445 , Reply# 54   4/4/2013 at 12:03 (1,713 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Hmmm, you've given me a wicked idea, Jon:

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Starting the spin spray with a full tub of water AND hooking the hose over, we'd beat the LG Wave force in water drama,
and the machine, a sturdy GE, would not BLOW UP. LOL


PS: Will have to google the Merrill woman; drawing a blank there--ah, the wisdom of age.


Post# 670486 , Reply# 55   4/4/2013 at 17:46 (1,713 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Jon,

When do I get to play?????? Do you still want the gold ff???


Post# 670520 , Reply# 56   4/4/2013 at 20:10 (1,713 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
YES JOHN!

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Absolutely want the GOLD FF. I am taking it up to Melrose to test it with laundry next week, then I thought I'd bring it down to you to play with and pick up the Gold --UNLESS you'd like to bring Goldie up and we swap and you can play in my basement??

Jon

 

 


Post# 670521 , Reply# 57   4/4/2013 at 20:12 (1,713 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Mikeyd

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Caroll Merrill - Monte Hall's right hand girl on "Lets Make a Deal"-- Door #1,2,3!! You're not that young!!!

 

 


Post# 670541 , Reply# 58   4/4/2013 at 22:33 (1,713 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Poking harmless fun at myself, not you! Ah the wisdom of age, but I can't remember who this chick is, even though I'm supposed to be old enogh to have wisdom. NOT. hahahahah

Here Jon, have a piece of bedtime GE sponge candy.


Post# 670545 , Reply# 59   4/4/2013 at 22:37 (1,713 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
and to be able to spell ENOUGH. LOL

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Post# 670634 , Reply# 60   4/5/2013 at 10:48 (1,712 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
John Coldspot

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has a machine like that ready for me to play with , can't wait,never had a pert tub GE before!!

Let the games begin!!

 


Post# 673139 , Reply# 61   4/16/2013 at 08:37 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Oh John

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lookie whats installed and testing...waiting for you...


Post# 673141 , Reply# 62   4/16/2013 at 08:37 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
money shot

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oooo


Post# 673142 , Reply# 63   4/16/2013 at 08:38 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
virgin wash vid

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coming soon..................


Post# 673146 , Reply# 64   4/16/2013 at 08:56 (1,701 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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She looks beeeyoutifull Jon! Can't wait fot the video!


Post# 673156 , Reply# 65   4/16/2013 at 10:15 (1,701 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Yay.....can't wait! When??????

Post# 673158 , Reply# 66   4/16/2013 at 10:28 (1,701 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Very pretty machine. Somehow this introverted design reminds me of the also rather introverted design of the 1956 Unimatic.

Post# 673162 , Reply# 67   4/16/2013 at 10:45 (1,701 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
buttons

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I can't see any labeling for the 4 buttons.

 

Very nice washer


Post# 673173 , Reply# 68   4/16/2013 at 12:24 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
You'll be able to

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see the button labels in the Video..


Post# 673273 , Reply# 69   4/16/2013 at 20:49 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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Post# 673274 , Reply# 70   4/16/2013 at 20:51 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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Post# 673287 , Reply# 71   4/16/2013 at 21:43 (1,701 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Okay Kiddies

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Once again sorry for the deleted posts, had to get the video correct!

Here is the virgin load in the 1956 GE, 11 minutes of wash action so go get some popcorn! Starts with spin after hot wash, you get to see most of the spin cycle, rinse fill, rinse, final spin dry coast. enjoy kiddies.

The '56 really balls up the lint unlike the 1960, so this ball is from the wash and I'm gonna keep it there to see how large I can get it!! Stay tuned.

Love the creeks this machine makes, just like my moms!




Post# 673292 , Reply# 72   4/16/2013 at 22:33 (1,701 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
GE!

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Real nice GE Jon - I like the video. I am surprised it didn't have a spray rinse or a overflow being it is a solid tub. Or did I miss something?
Best Wishes,
Peter


Post# 673386 , Reply# 73   4/17/2013 at 07:41 (1,700 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
nope

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Pete, no spray rinses in solid tub machines, the overflow is from the filter flo system. This is a real GE.......dux and runs...


Post# 673390 , Reply# 74   4/17/2013 at 07:55 (1,700 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Great video Jon! It's interesting how some of the GE's empty the whole basket completely before the suds-kill stop and some don't.

That's such a pretty washer in white!


Post# 673409 , Reply# 75   4/17/2013 at 09:06 (1,700 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Greg

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and each load is different too sometimes all the water will be gone and sometimes not, our machine did the same thing too.

I just love all the sounds it makes, takes me back to Schenectady!!



Post# 673751 , Reply# 76   4/18/2013 at 14:36 (1,699 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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Post# 674096 , Reply# 77   4/19/2013 at 23:27 (1,698 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Nice!

Thanks for the video of your beautiful washer. It brings back memories....my friends family had that washer and it was always going when we were playing in the basement in the winter. Oh...and happy birthday, Jon!!!

Post# 674955 , Reply# 78   4/23/2013 at 12:35 (1,694 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Thanks Rich!!

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Come play in my basement!! You and Gary will have fun!!







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