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Post# 926955   3/15/2017 at 05:20 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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What's your favourite agitator ? Mines is just the plain old straight vane agitator with 4 fins.

Post# 926972 , Reply# 1   3/15/2017 at 08:42 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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None...I'm a front loader kind of guy.

Post# 926976 , Reply# 2   3/15/2017 at 09:08 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
classic 1970 surgilator agitator

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the classic turquoise sugilator agitator

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Post# 926996 , Reply# 3   3/15/2017 at 11:02 by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Mine is the Spiralator used in the Easy machines.

Post# 927005 , Reply# 4   3/15/2017 at 11:41 by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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Numbers: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 18.

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Post# 927007 , Reply# 5   3/15/2017 at 11:45 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Surprise!  I actually like the agitator in the '66 Blackstone BA600 automatic best (yes, I know, NOT a GE... LOL).  It splashes like crazy on low water levels and I find it moves clothes around well, even with a big load.  

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Post# 927013 , Reply# 6   3/15/2017 at 12:15 by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
Spiral agitator in an Easy

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1964 Easy spiral agitator, in the washer I picked up for our webmaster Robert in San Diego, in 2011.  


Lots of fun, sloshy, spiralation with this one!

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Post# 927020 , Reply# 7   3/15/2017 at 14:01 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Hey RevvinKevin, what machine is Agitator no. 13 from ? Don't think I have seen that type before. I had a Hotpoint top load with the Spiralator Agitator and it had a filter Flo device which you put on top of the agitator. That thing really got rid of the fluff from your laundry !! Ah...the good old days !!!

Post# 927022 , Reply# 8   3/15/2017 at 14:29 by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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John, I'm not 100% sure on #13, but I want to say it's from an older Apex wringer washer.  I'm sure someone else will chime in with the correct answer.


On GE / Hotpoint filter flo machines, while they do use lots and lots and LOTS of water, yes they do an EXCELLENT job of removing fluff, lint and especially dog and cat hair, etc!


Here are a couple more photos.  Not that it's a favorite agitator, but I love the machine it's in, a mid 50's Blackstone washer.



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Post# 927023 , Reply# 9   3/15/2017 at 14:34 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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#13 is the Blackstone Hydractor wringer washer agitator...


Post# 927026 , Reply# 10   3/15/2017 at 14:41 by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
Thank you Robert!

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And thanks to Mickeyd, a video of it in action.


Post# 927031 , Reply# 11   3/15/2017 at 16:01 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Favourite Agitator...

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Post# 927035 , Reply# 12   3/15/2017 at 16:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Gotta love the "Spiralators...

Post# 927037 , Reply# 13   3/15/2017 at 17:05 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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But the Hi-Zone Servis has it....the original 210d sweep arc @ 86 opm.

Post# 927174 , Reply# 14   3/16/2017 at 11:19 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Hi Chestermikeuk. Yeah I just recently purchased a Wilkins Servis Superheat MK16 from ebay. The agitator does that 210 arc. Really impressed with it. I think the Spiralators from Hotpoint top loaders / twin tubs done a 90 degree arc ?

Post# 927227 , Reply# 15   3/16/2017 at 16:42 by washman (Butler, PA)        

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This one

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Post# 927238 , Reply# 16   3/16/2017 at 17:32 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
Favorite Agitators:

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1. WP DD Xtra Roll Action Plus. Best Agi. I ever used.
2. BD KM Dual Action
3. WP BD Double Duty Surgilator
4. KA Sure Scrub (large base)
5. WP BD Super Surgilator
6. MT Load sensor
7. MT Atlantis Triple Flex
8. GM FD Jet Cone
9. KM DD Dual Action
10. GE FF Activator

Post# 927242 , Reply# 17   3/16/2017 at 17:44 by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

No.5 comes from an older ABC wringer machine. Dexter of the same time looks like the ABC but with no ridges on it. Happy washing. Gary

Post# 927257 , Reply# 18   3/16/2017 at 18:53 by Blackstone (Springfield, Massachusetts)        
Glad to see the upvotes for the Blackstones.....

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.... but I want to add some color to this thread. Thus, the Blackstone Petticoat, which fits on the 250/350 agitator, creating a "gentle" cycle.

Speaking of the 350s, I just counted, and I have 15 of the stainless steel tubs in my cellar. Stacking them sideways, under the staircase, creates a nice set of storage compartments.

Sorry, Paul, never cared for the later plastic Blackstone agitators. They break, especially if the customer never ever removes them for cleaning.

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