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Post# 923197   2/22/2017 at 18:40 (427 days old) by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

For a friend in the South

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Post# 923202 , Reply# 1   2/22/2017 at 18:54 (427 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Looks pretty rough. Should be an interesting restorations! I think they should have offered that shade of yellow longer than they did. I guess the filings got rusty and expanded.

Post# 923206 , Reply# 2   2/22/2017 at 18:58 (427 days old) by TrainGuy (Key West)        

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Nice find!

Post# 923216 , Reply# 3   2/22/2017 at 19:22 (427 days old) by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I believe it's a 65.... Custom Deluxe
It's waiting for someone that I spoke to a few months ago but I lost his number.

Post# 923222 , Reply# 4   2/22/2017 at 19:51 (427 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The only 1965 custom deluxe I saw had the offset timer/display dial that was lighted.  Otherwise it had all the same knobs in the same locations.   

Post# 923251 , Reply# 5   2/22/2017 at 21:33 (427 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Robert all you have to do is call or text me.

Post# 923261 , Reply# 6   2/22/2017 at 22:20 (427 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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That washer is a 1966 model.

Some 1965 Custom Deluxe models didn't have the offset timer that Bob talked about and no 1966 Custom Deluxe models had it.

It would almost match my new 1967 Imperial dryer. Same color at least. I'm looking for a control panel like the one of my dryer, if anyone knows where to locate one (from a 1966 DCIAK), I'd like to buy one. It doesn't need to be in good shape as I'll have to modify and repaint it.

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Post# 923292 , Reply# 7   2/23/2017 at 07:08 (427 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

I'm presuming that it is ready for me to pick it up. My number is (336) 923-8169
Give me a call this evening.

Post# 923295 , Reply# 8   2/23/2017 at 07:20 (427 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

There's an undercounter dishwasher I got from John I'd like to find a home for too..Early sixties in yellow if u want...

Post# 923390 , Reply# 9   2/23/2017 at 14:27 (427 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I pulled it out of its place and yes it's ready n waiting for a good home.
I was only guessing at the date...Close but I stand corrected. 😀

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Post# 923392 , Reply# 10   2/23/2017 at 14:38 (427 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

There's this too
I forgot where I got this from, but I've had it since I met my Partner all those years ago

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Post# 923393 , Reply# 11   2/23/2017 at 14:39 (427 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I'm going to focus on just my Westinghouse stuff now

Post# 923397 , Reply# 12   2/23/2017 at 14:58 (427 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Call me tonight and we will discuss when I can get up there to get the washer.

Post# 923407 , Reply# 13   2/23/2017 at 15:13 (427 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        


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Post# 923480 , Reply# 14   2/23/2017 at 20:56 (426 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

What is the button to the right of the Cycle Selector? I have never seen one in real life (only in pictures) & always wondered. Can anyone enlighten me?

Post# 923499 , Reply# 15   2/23/2017 at 23:23 (426 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It' seems the reset button for the overload protector. It was the last year for it.

Post# 923519 , Reply# 16   2/24/2017 at 05:15 (426 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

For the longest time Frigidaire had the type motors that would start out at 0 and gradually build up to speed as the tub would spin. Most other machines had abandoned that style of motor, if they had ever used it. I know they were tough on fuses and circuit breakers.

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Post# 923570 , Reply# 17   2/24/2017 at 11:48 (426 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I was playing with it earlier and replaced the capacitor. It works , so I'm gonna have some fun before I send it off !

Post# 923577 , Reply# 18   2/24/2017 at 13:22 (426 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

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Post# 923616 , Reply# 19   2/24/2017 at 17:01 (425 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I forgot how fun these roller matic things were!
Love the yellow

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Post# 923706 , Reply# 20   2/25/2017 at 05:16 (425 days old) by retro-man (nashua,nh)        

Wow that cleaned up nice. So that poor machine sat unused all these years because of a capacitor? Simply fix and off it goes. How nice is that.


Post# 923707 , Reply# 21   2/25/2017 at 05:53 (425 days old) by syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

It was mostly gridlocked in my garage.It's amazing how appliance hoarding can fill up space 🙂

Post# 924863 , Reply# 22   3/4/2017 at 09:49 (418 days old) by frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Give me a call and we will set up the weekend for me to come to John's and get this machine. Thanks !!!!
(336) 923-8169

Post# 925006 , Reply# 23   3/5/2017 at 02:57 (417 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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great to hear that a machine after sitting for so long and needing only a capacitor replaced was able to come back to life and run. Would have been great if a video had been shot of it going off on it's "maiden" return to the living.

Would have been nice to enjoy the excitement.

Anyhow, wishing you all the best with your new toy and may it bring you many years of fun and service!

Post# 925671 , Reply# 24   3/8/2017 at 12:42 (414 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Please forgive my ignorance, again. What does the capacitor do?

Post# 925676 , Reply# 25   3/8/2017 at 13:16 (414 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Please forgive my ignorance, again. What does the capacitor do?

The capacitor is like a battery, it's stores an extra charge of electricity to give the motor extra power for starting to turn with a heavy load. There are two sets of copper windings in washer motors, start and run. When the motor first starts power is sent to both the start and run windings. When the motor nears full speed a centrifugal switch cuts out the start winding and the motor just uses the run winding. The capacitor is wired into the start winding.

Post# 925791 , Reply# 26   3/8/2017 at 23:25 (413 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Is the capacitor the problem when a Frigidaire begins the spin cycle and then stops after a few seconds?

Post# 925795 , Reply# 27   3/9/2017 at 00:16 (413 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

I would like to add to Uni's description a bit.

When you have a 3-phase electric motor, each phase is off the previous one by 120 degrees, so all 3 phases make 360 degrees. Each winding is a bit off the other, so it's as if the electric field is rotating around the stator, which then makes the rotor follow it.

A single phase motor will show something similar, but the field only "rotates" by 180 degrees, which makes it hard to start the whole thing -- one it's already started, it goes just fine.

One of the ways to help it start is, like Uni said, to have a run winding and a start winding. When you put a capacitor and a winding like that in series the field shifts 90 degrees in comparison with the main (run) winding. That makes it simple, because now the rotor sees a rotating field of 90 degrees all around and the current induced in the rotor by the rotation field makes it easy to start. Once it's working, even if you cut the start winding out, the current induced in the rotor is always a few degrees behind, and that is enough to keep it going.

This is a very simplified explanation -- electrical engineers will complain about several details, but it's enough to get the idea. More info in the wikipedia link below.

   -- Paulo.

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