Thread Number: 68542  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
Westinghouse vs Whirlpool Unbalance Loads
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Post# 912909   12/28/2016 at 18:52 (478 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Love this lol, although the Whirlpool looks like it's spinning faster than it actually can at the end of the commercial...

Post# 912914 , Reply# 1   12/28/2016 at 19:46 (478 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        
After seeing this...

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I want a Westinghouse top loader!


Post# 912939 , Reply# 2   12/28/2016 at 21:01 (478 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Want to see something walk...get a Maytag!!!!On a cement floor they are fine, but not a wood floor....Old Hotpoints were bad too..

Post# 912959 , Reply# 3   12/29/2016 at 02:25 (477 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I've never seen either of my mother's Maytags walk.  Now her GE FF, that thing would walk out into the kitchen for a bite to eat!

Post# 912962 , Reply# 4   12/29/2016 at 05:30 (477 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Were there any differences in the build of that Westinghouse and ones of the late 70's?
The tub guard looks identical to one that holds the filter tray in a blue ramp model from the late 70's


Post# 913020 , Reply# 5   12/29/2016 at 14:24 (477 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

I have not seen any of the Maytag models walk over the years. They shut down pretty quickly if out of balance. A GE with the old cable suspension sure will!

I guess Whirlpool just didn't think anyone would ever wash bowling balls in them.

Post# 913022 , Reply# 6   12/29/2016 at 14:36 (477 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I saw no real difference in the ones made in the eighties until the end of the run in the 90's. Then I saw some that had the franklin type design, but looked like from the outside like the older ones. Was also interesting to me that in the very beginning in the 60's, they had a full front that could be removed for service. That changed fairly quickly to the rear access panel. Never understood why they did that. It would have been MUCH easier to service from the front.

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