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Post# 919687   2/6/2017 at 14:11 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi to all,

Yesterday I went to pick up a washing machine that was on sale on our "for sale" website.
It is a washer I wanted for a long time, but unfortunately I always found the combo version, which has a revolving part on the door (one side when washing, the other when drying) which does not allow you to see the washing action.

So this time I was lucky two times, not only because I've found the one I was looking for, but also because I found one that was never used.

The washer in question is a EUDORA. An original and legendary brand from Austria famous for reliable, long-lasting and technologically leading household appliances.

So here are some pictures of it ...

Ingemar






Post# 919688 , Reply# 1   2/6/2017 at 14:13 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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the tub and the motor from underneath

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Post# 919693 , Reply# 5   2/6/2017 at 14:18 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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detergent and softener dispenser on the top as it used to be on the old washing machines

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Post# 919694 , Reply# 6   2/6/2017 at 14:19 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Post# 919699 , Reply# 11   2/6/2017 at 14:26 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Sorry for the bad pictures, I made them quickly with my phone that does not make good pictures

Post# 919708 , Reply# 12   2/6/2017 at 14:51 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        
some more of the control panel

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Post# 919709 , Reply# 13   2/6/2017 at 14:52 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Post# 919710 , Reply# 14   2/6/2017 at 14:53 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Post# 919714 , Reply# 15   2/6/2017 at 15:04 (194 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Congratulations Ingemar! Always fun to find machines you've wanted for a long time, it seems eventually we really do find them. And to find it never used on top of it all!

Post# 919715 , Reply# 16   2/6/2017 at 15:14 (194 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Wonderful find Ingemar! I love the spin distribution with the pendulum system, I guess this machine has that too? I love the models with the controls on top. These were the real compacts. BTW, the combos are rather rare machines, quite fascinating that you came across so many.

Post# 919736 , Reply# 17   2/6/2017 at 16:59 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi Robert, thank you!

Yes it is indeed a satisfaction. Sometimes we are rewarded for the wait.
I wasn't expecting however, to find a never used one but better that way :-)




Post# 919738 , Reply# 18   2/6/2017 at 17:09 (194 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi, thank you Louise

Yes! You are right, it has the distribution spin with the pendulum system.
Can't wait to try it.

Also I like a lot the washers with the controls on top. They are so.... vintage. I love also the detergent dispenser on top.

Well, regarding the combos from Eudora I don't know what to say. Probably if I was looking to find a combo I would have found lot of "just washers". Maybe murphy's law has something to do with this .... ;-)


Post# 921052 , Reply# 19   2/13/2017 at 04:30 (187 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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So, I replaced my still working 12 years old Gorenje with the newcomer.
The Gorenje will now rest in my cellar. Now I will use the EUDORA as my daily driver.


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Post# 921066 , Reply# 20   2/13/2017 at 06:50 (187 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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I've run a test wash and everything is ok.

It is small, but the capacity is 4 kg, that's only 1 kg less of an avarage (European) washing machine capacity.


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Post# 921204 , Reply# 21   2/13/2017 at 22:00 (187 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
Looks Great! Glad you found your dream washer:

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Looking at the internals of this washer I can see where they are known for quality.  I really like it.  One question and maybe I am just blind.  How does the suspension work in this machine?  Is it suspended from the top of the frame?  Again congratulations and happy washing.

WK78


Post# 921232 , Reply# 22   2/14/2017 at 03:11 (186 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi Nick,

Thank you for the congratulations. This machine has no suspensions. The tub is mounted on the frame. It has a simple but effective system, a pendulum which turns off the spin when off balance. It runs on casters, so during the spin it cradles right and left a bit. But the spin cycle is only 550 rpm, so this is possible even without a suspension system.

I will make a video soon.


Post# 921234 , Reply# 23   2/14/2017 at 03:32 (186 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Very good observation Nick! The pendulum system mentioned is like the pendulum of a clock. When the machine goes off balance too much the pendulum reaches a contact (on the left or the right side) that switches off the spin. The machine retries again until the pendulum doesn't touch the contact anymore, then it spins the laundry.

Post# 922587 , Reply# 24   2/20/2017 at 12:45 (180 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Eudora

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Hello Ingemar well I never expected to see a prized Gorenje swapped out but do understand, ha ha . These are lovely machines with a big twist of vintage...I had a close up of Chris`s (ServisChris) a few years ago when we paid a visit to do a few repairs on his Eudora made compact Bendix etc...really like them, Are you using a separate spinner then ?

Here are pics of Marks compact Bendixx am on the hunt for Chris`s...


CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK


Post# 922843 , Reply# 25   2/21/2017 at 11:11 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hello Mike :-)

hehehe don't worry the Gorenje is still safe and sound. She is resting a bit in my cellar.

Now I will play for a while with the Eudora, because it is a washing machine that has always fascinated me.
I'm planning to do some videos too soon.

Wow, the Mark's little Bendix is really adorable.

Yes Mike, now I'm using a separate spinner, before putting the laundry into the dryer.

Ingemar



Post# 922887 , Reply# 26   2/21/2017 at 16:08 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Here's a video that shows how the balance system with the pendulum works. It does numerous attempts to spin, but they all fail until 2:30, the pendulum stays put and the machine can perform a spin cycle.










Post# 922898 , Reply# 27   2/21/2017 at 17:10 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Thank you Louis for the video. Honestly I don't know but I guess this is the only household washer that used this pendulum system for the spin cycle.

It is a funny coincidence that in the video on the right side is an old gorenje washer :-P


Post# 923009 , Reply# 28   2/22/2017 at 03:42 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Could you imagine that mechanism in a full sized washer ? is it similar to your compact AEG louis ? heres a few pics of Chris`s (ServisChris) Bendix badged Eudora machine, lots of neat ideas and mechanisms in such a compact space...

Front view..


Post# 923010 , Reply# 29   2/22/2017 at 03:45 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Rear View - like the way the spokes on the drive wheel are at an angle from the spoke hub...

Post# 923013 , Reply# 30   2/22/2017 at 03:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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What does the link rod do connected to the timer, does it drive it ?

Post# 923016 , Reply# 31   2/22/2017 at 03:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Timer removal for checking....

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Post# 923017 , Reply# 32   2/22/2017 at 03:56 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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This is the later 80`s Bendix with front detergent dispenser, flexible time and temperature, with spin / no spin drip dry and low or high water level.

Post# 923019 , Reply# 33   2/22/2017 at 04:00 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Dispenser...main wash and fabric conditioner

Post# 923020 , Reply# 34   2/22/2017 at 04:01 by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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No Mike, my AEG is totally different. It is on springs to compensate for the lack of suspension. There is no sensor, it just starts spinning. When it's off balance it performs a little dance, not as bad as the Hajdu machines though as you can find them on Youtube.

Post# 923021 , Reply# 35   2/22/2017 at 04:03 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And stainless steel drum interior...

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Post# 923024 , Reply# 36   2/22/2017 at 04:07 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And finally , all back together and a cottons test wash 90d cottons lots of steam...

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Post# 923026 , Reply# 37   2/22/2017 at 04:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Aha, thanks Louis, yes those Hadju washers are in a different league entirely, deffo a basement area required !!

Post# 923117 , Reply# 38   2/22/2017 at 14:13 by gorenje (Slovenia)        
Mike,

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thanks for the lovely pictures. The compact version is even more compact than the classic Eudora which is anyway compact. Really cute.

"What does the link rod do connected to the timer, does it drive it?"

Yes Mike, as far as I know it does this. The movement of the drive wheel pushes forward the timer.


Post# 923903 , Reply# 39   2/26/2017 at 12:04 by ServisChris (Hampshire, UK)        
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Hello, I picked up this little Bendix compact 7159 washer today- a Eudora rebadge. Tiny little thing, transported it on the back seats of a friends car! (Smaller than a US compact appliance, will get the measuring tape out later. ) Changed the spin OOB microswitch and blew down the pressure switch as it wouldnt spin, tested later and it works. It was brought back in the 80s by its original owner, who used it for a few months before getting a newer place with a full size unit but kept it as a spare, its hardly been used.

WIll get some more pics later, heres one of it perched on the back seats!

Chris


Post# 923950 , Reply# 40   2/26/2017 at 19:29 by gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Hi Chris

glad you found another Eudora (Bendix) to save. It is even better to find one almost new.
You can tell from the picture that it was hardly been used.

Very beautiful


Post# 924132 , Reply# 41   2/28/2017 at 02:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Nice one Chris. the launderette come to you !!

How many versions now ?





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