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Miele Spin Dryer
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Post# 913799   1/3/2017 at 15:58 (226 days old) by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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I am considering buying this spin dryer. What I want to know is it's spin speed.

It's model number is:

WZ 254 an

Any thoughts?

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Post# 913800 , Reply# 1   1/3/2017 at 16:09 (226 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Same as most other spin dryers from Europe of same vintage

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At 2800 rpms at 240v/50hz.

Keep in mind at 60hz North American frequency the thing will spin ten percent faster. If the Miele will mind this and or for how long it will put up with it is something one cannot answer.

Unless one must have a Miele, there are other units sold in North America (Spin-X, Laundry Alternative) with same capacity that run on 120v/60hz power, and won't require shipping from Germany.

Post# 913803 , Reply# 2   1/3/2017 at 16:23 (226 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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All Miele 3 and 4 kg spindryers from that era (late 70's - early 80's?) had a spinspeed of 2800rpm. Only the 6 kg models had a lower spinspeed (1430, later 1475 rpm) at 230V/50cycles.

There are more ads on Ebay Kleinanzeigen.

Miele spindryers:

Post# 913833 , Reply# 3   1/3/2017 at 19:45 (226 days old) by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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Thanks! I looked at the other ads Louis...Someone has a Miele "twin tub" for sale!

I've certainly never seen one of these before! I wonder how much the shipping would be on this baby...

What does VB mean in the ads?


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Post# 913839 , Reply# 4   1/3/2017 at 20:32 (226 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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The link does not go to the ad of the twintub. Could you try again please?

Post# 913848 , Reply# 5   1/3/2017 at 21:41 (225 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Miele Twin Tub Units

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Pop up now and then, sadly not in North America!

Other goodies on from Miele

Shipping from Germany to North America.

There is a reason why so many auctions read "Nur Abholung" (pick-up only).

Internal shipping for large items is expensive enough in Germany, overseas/out of EU is *very* much so unless you can fit the thing into standard flat rate postal boxes.

Post# 913872 , Reply# 6   1/4/2017 at 01:36 (225 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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I found the twintub.


Most private sales in Germany are found on the Kleinanzeigen site from eBay, that's a different site than eBay. Here's the link again:

eBay in Germany seems more for commercial ads.

Also if you're interested in looking at what the Swiss are selling have a look at this site.

Post# 913900 , Reply# 7   1/4/2017 at 08:01 (225 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        

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means the price is negotiable (Verhandlungsbasis)

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Post# 913942 , Reply# 8   1/4/2017 at 14:28 (225 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Shipping large items from Germany

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Just wanted to be clear it can be done, but likely will be expensive. However persons have all sorts of things sent from that country to North America including Mercedes-Benz cars so where there is a will there is also a way.

Large things are an issue because most all mail and other shipping goes via air, which means weight and size often become an issue. You *can* have things shipped via "freight" or "cargo" on ships, but that means making other arrangements one would assume than just going to local post office.

Most of the large appliances from Europe found in North America both vintage and even modern came two ways; persons moving house years ago when getting here from Europe was by default always by ship, and or a military/company/government move where someone else was footing the bill.

In days when ocean liners provided scheduled service across the Atlantic passengers had very generous luggage/cargo allowances. That and or shipping companies, postal services, etc... could send things with some sort of regularity.

Today ones best bet for getting large appliances or such out of Germany/Europe cheaply is to find someone connected to the military or diplomatic corps being posted back to the USA, then see if they have room in their "container" for whatever.

US military and State Department like those in Europe have extensive publications/information telling persons what is best to and not to bring not just across the pond but other parts of the world as well.

Advice for appliances is usually not to bother as the difference in frequencies (North American 60hz versus much of Europe's 50hz) can mean the things won't function correctly.

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