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Post# 858457   12/26/2015 at 15:43 (846 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Went to see Greg today..big thanks to him for helping to wrestle this up the steps and into the Traverse....!

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Post# 858459 , Reply# 1   12/26/2015 at 16:43 (846 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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What year is that ?

Love the Script on the "Westinghouse".

That's a Beauty.

Post# 858470 , Reply# 2   12/26/2015 at 17:37 (846 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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I think its a 1962...the 1961's had the older Westinghouse script and the 1963's had the current W logo and had a combination bleach and fabric sofenter

Post# 858473 , Reply# 3   12/26/2015 at 18:27 (846 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Did it throw a boatload of coins at you like the POD Westy?

Post# 858476 , Reply# 4   12/26/2015 at 18:45 (846 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Damn Frig, you beat me to it!

Post# 858480 , Reply# 5   12/26/2015 at 18:54 (846 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Since I didn't have the right shoes and apron at the time, I got nothing...cleaned up the outside and took the back off to vacuum the dust out of it...tomorrow Ill take the motor out to get comes out from the bottom so I have to tip it over... and start checking hoses and wiring...the boot is half-missing...then Ill push it in the basement(I put wheels on it) and take pics with my 1960 dryer

Post# 858499 , Reply# 6   12/26/2015 at 20:21 (846 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

The Laundromat looks very similar to your dryer.  Close enough for 2016.  Westinghouse's are so scarce. A

Post# 858500 , Reply# 7   12/26/2015 at 20:24 (846 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        

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Magnificent styling on this one. Congratulations.

Post# 858566 , Reply# 8   12/27/2015 at 07:26 (845 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Last of the Slant front Westinghouse front loaders

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Wow Jerry where did you find that one?

These 59 through 63 models were the best performing Westinghouse Slant Front laundromats ever.

Your machine is the same as my 1959. L1000, I have just about any mechanical part you will need for this machine I even have good door boots. Modern parts in Ohio even has brand-new in the box general electric motors for this machine, I bought one for the L 1000.

I would love to see some close-up detail photographs of that dispenser on the top.

That machine is quite a Christmas present look forward to talking to you about it.

John L.

Post# 858570 , Reply# 9   12/27/2015 at 08:04 (845 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Thanks, John..

I got it from Greg (Glomain) in the club about 2 hours away in Ohio. Today Ill take the motor out to send it for rebuilding from the same place that did my dryer motor. I didn't plug it in to see what happens and check the belts and hoses and continue cleaning the inside. I took some pics of the bleach dispenser for you. Im still looking for a timer motor for my dryer, so Ill let you know what I need for this one...thanks


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Post# 858571 , Reply# 10   12/27/2015 at 08:12 (845 days old) by jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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thats  a gorgeous machine! I wonder if its easier to load and unload than the later flat front units?


Love the color to , a real score there! 


Can't wait to see the virgin load! 


Post# 858588 , Reply# 11   12/27/2015 at 10:32 (845 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

Fantastic! What a beautiful machine! It will look great with your dryer!

Post# 858594 , Reply# 12   12/27/2015 at 10:46 (845 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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What a great find and group hug to Greg (glomain) for saving this beauty.

That dispenser is very interesting, would there be a water stream to flush it out? Keep us posted on your progress with the washer (and dryer). Congrats again.

Post# 858598 , Reply# 13   12/27/2015 at 11:06 (845 days old) by Sudslock1 (St Louis)        

Hope you enjoy the machine. Will be a good project with great rewards when you get it done.

Post# 858647 , Reply# 14   12/27/2015 at 17:58 (845 days old) by neptunebob (Pittsburgh, PA)        

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I was wondering if you would be interested in saving the Laundromat in Irwin that runs on a dime. I would be willing to pick it up in my truck and even keep it but I need some help getting it in there (tried to send PM but for some reason I cannot).

Post# 858660 , Reply# 15   12/27/2015 at 18:49 (845 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Beautiful machine!

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Congratulations Jerry! Can't wait to see working!

Post# 858901 , Reply# 16   12/29/2015 at 05:33 (843 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Jerry, when you moved this Laundromat.  May I ask, what is the best way to use an appliance dolly?  Dolly behind the machine or the side?  I think I have sold and will be moving the old set we found in Arkansas a couple of years ago.  They set I have has an awkward off center weight.  Very similar to the discussion in the "Getting rid of a huge TV"  thread we had.  Mine has the early angled tub, I am guessing your new one has the later design.  Surprisingly the dryer is almost as heavy as the washer,  the weight seems to be more in the base on the dryer and easier to move.   Thanks Arthur

Post# 858902 , Reply# 17   12/29/2015 at 05:35 (843 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

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Post# 858907 , Reply# 18   12/29/2015 at 08:02 (843 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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No matter which way you use the dolly...the door and slant front design make it hard for the strap to get a tight have to wing it...the 59 and up tub weight is a donut around the front of the tub that makes it front heavy. The earlier ones have the tub weights on top of the tub and they are more easily removable. Loading and unloading is easier as the workbench left with the house I took apart had 2 very long and thick boards that fit perfect on the bumper of my Traverse that make a ramp to slide it on and off..before I unloaded it I replaced the legs with wheels to move it around...according to the weighs 305lbs..though it seens like much more!

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Post# 858921 , Reply# 19   12/29/2015 at 08:53 (843 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

I appreciate the photo of your loading technique.  You are right about the straps on a dolly, Useless to move these.  Appliance delivery men back in the day must of jumped for joy when Westinghouse changed to a squared off cabinet.   Thanks  Arthur

Post# 858924 , Reply# 20   12/29/2015 at 09:09 (843 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

I am just catching up and seeing this, what a beautiful Westinghouse, congratulations on such a fine Christmas present to yourself!

Post# 860948 , Reply# 21   1/9/2016 at 20:19 (832 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Braselton/Hoschton GA)        
Water level selecter switch

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Where is the water level selecter switch on this machine? I see the weigh to save scale to the right of the door seal. What is the switch to the right of the main timer knob? It look like its missing the knob. Just curious!!!! Thanks! David

Post# 860950 , Reply# 22   1/9/2016 at 20:28 (832 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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The water level switch is next to the weigh to save scale with low-med-high choices. The missing knob next to the timer is the cold water control which is explained on this sticker

Post# 860953 , Reply# 23   1/9/2016 at 20:47 (832 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Braselton/Hoschton GA)        

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For the quick rely!!! It was drivng me crazy trying to it out figure!!!

Post# 863477 , Reply# 24   1/22/2016 at 09:09 (819 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
No matter which way you use the dolly...

I am reading your post (# 18) & got a good laugh. I actually moved the slant-front dryer I got this past weekend into the house last night to protect it from the big rains that were headed our way. I borrowed a dolly from work & purchased a strap to tie it down. However, with that slanted front it was not that simple! The strap kept slipping up under the top. I had removed the clips to hold the top down when I was first looking inside. So, there was nothing at all to stop that strap from slipping all the way up! And, man, that machine is so big, it barely fit through the doors!

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