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Post# 921384   2/14/2017 at 20:11 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        

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Hello all! Long time no post! Well the Water Witch is back, and I'm doin' the most. Awake now from a little nap and ready to be seen, the Water Witch posts a pic, OF A WRINGER WASHER THATS GREEEEN!

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Post# 921393 , Reply# 1   2/14/2017 at 20:40 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        
Wringer head

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Interesting that it was painted green. I'll need to find better rollers, and a "wood block" bearing.

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Post# 921394 , Reply# 2   2/14/2017 at 20:41 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        
Agitator control

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The agitator control knob is located at the base of the wringer post.

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Post# 921395 , Reply# 3   2/14/2017 at 20:43 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        

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No belts or pulleys, this ones a direct drive straight from the motor.

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Post# 921396 , Reply# 4   2/14/2017 at 20:47 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        
Money shot

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Yawn, stretch, snarl and spit. I bet you're all waitin for the "Money Shot", AND THIS IS IT!

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Post# 921407 , Reply# 5   2/14/2017 at 22:01 (466 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Anthony --

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Wow, that tub is clean!  So does the machine work?  A birthday gift to yourself?

Post# 921452 , Reply# 6   2/15/2017 at 01:40 (466 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        

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It works like a champ, all it needed was a new cord which was easy to replace. I'll need to keep my eyes out for wringer rollers that are in better shape. There is also a wooden bearing that is missing. I'm sure I can make one.

Post# 921470 , Reply# 7   2/15/2017 at 06:07 (465 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Nice to see you posting again Anthony.

Beautiful Machine.

Love the music in your last video

Post# 921530 , Reply# 8   2/15/2017 at 12:38 (465 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
We had one similar!

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I'm not familiar will all the various models of Thor wringer washers - when I was a kid, both my mother and paternal grandmother had the one shown in the following pic (taken from the Internet.) Different wringer assembly - no adjustment to the wringer tension. Either the tension was on or off. Otherwise, the machine looks almost identical.

Anthony, is there a model number on a manufacturer's plate?

Interesting, I've never seen a Thor with a drain hose, only the valve.

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Post# 921535 , Reply# 9   2/15/2017 at 13:05 (465 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Thor parts manual on ebay !

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Anthony, thought you might be interested in this - a bit pricey, but I've never seen a parts manual for a Thor.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bradross's LINK on eBay

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Post# 921564 , Reply# 10   2/15/2017 at 16:06 (465 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        
Thor model

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Thank you Toploader55!

And Bradross, the wringer rollers in that photo are BEAUTIFUL! That wringer head is an interesting configuration. I looked thru the pics of the catalog and that type is in there. There was another "clam shell" type wringer that Thor was playing around with. The model I have is a "2-1".

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Post# 921672 , Reply# 11   2/15/2017 at 23:36 (465 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        
wringer rolls

I wonder if you got in touch with Lehmans from Ohio if they would be able to help you with the rolls? It is worth a try anyway. They are online so just type in Lehmans Country store I think it is and see what they say. Happy washing, Gary

Post# 921821 , Reply# 12   2/16/2017 at 18:23 (464 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Rejuvenating wringer rolls...

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Anthony, depending upon the severity of the deterioration of the rubber, it is possible to rejuvenate them by sanding. When I restored the 1928 Maytag Model 90 at the local railway museum, I sanded the top roll on a belt sander and the rubber beneath the surface rot was just fine. (I had to replace the bottom roll as it had detached from the shaft). Keep in mind, you only have about 1/8 inch to play with - any more will reduce the diameter of the roll too drastically.

Also, I hand sanded the rolls for my 1948 Kenmore, but admittedly, they were not in as bad shape as yours on the Thor.

Attached is the before/after pic of the upper (black) Maytag roll ...

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Post# 922329 , Reply# 13   2/19/2017 at 04:20 (461 days old) by WaterWitch (Pomona, Calif.)        

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Yeah, the rollers on the Thor are pretty rough. I don't think sanding is going to be an option for me. I think my best bet will be to find some somewhere.

Post# 943835 , Reply# 14   6/16/2017 at 15:11 (344 days old) by tarantulae (Colorado)        

Did you find any source for thor wringers? I've got one too and looks like I could also benefit from new ones.

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