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Post# 929880   3/31/2017 at 07:54 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Here is my pride and joy !!! A Wilkins Servis MK16 Superheat. Time to get the rust off it and clean it up !!




Post# 929902 , Reply# 1   3/31/2017 at 09:16 by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I painted my maytag wringer washer with rustoleum spray appliance epoxy with great results. I can't wait to see your pics when its done.

Post# 929921 , Reply# 2   3/31/2017 at 12:05 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Dermacie.

I will take your advice and try that paint. Tomorrow, I am going to do a full load of laundry to see how it goes. Wish me luck !!!


Post# 931430 , Reply# 3   4/9/2017 at 14:02 by anthony (uk)        
would love one of those

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I was given one when i first got married way back in 1976 .We used it for about three years nice machine very quiet just that lovely swishing sound as the water is agitated

Post# 931435 , Reply# 4   4/9/2017 at 15:52 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        
Anthony

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Hey there. I think there were two of the Wilkins Servis Superheat machines on ebay, if you are still interested.

Post# 931816 , Reply# 5   4/11/2017 at 11:50 by johnny42 (Glasgow)        

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Managed to remove that old heating element.......Now to get rid of some more rust !!!

Post# 933876 , Reply# 6   4/22/2017 at 11:04 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Well guys, here is the first coat of metal primer on the machine. Looks a lot cleaner already !!

Post# 934407 , Reply# 7   4/25/2017 at 05:32 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Glad to see youre getting on with the restore Johnny, have searched all the Servis literature and earliest have is the later models but apart from square tub the gearbox , drive, wringer units are simiar and you can easily work out how to get stuff done, saying that all 5 of mine havnt neaded any mechanical repairs on those , they are built like tanks and still going strong...

Post# 934408 , Reply# 8   4/25/2017 at 05:33 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 934409 , Reply# 9   4/25/2017 at 05:34 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 934410 , Reply# 10   4/25/2017 at 05:35 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 934411 , Reply# 11   4/25/2017 at 05:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 934413 , Reply# 12   4/25/2017 at 05:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Post# 934415 , Reply# 13   4/25/2017 at 05:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Heres mine washing away, 210d arc, widest sweep in the industryt @ 86 opm - The Servis Way !!






Post# 934452 , Reply# 14   4/25/2017 at 11:30 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Thank you very much for this information Mike. You have been a big help. As I have said before, my internet searches have been so unsuccessful!! Now I can continue with my project!! Yay!!!

Post# 935253 , Reply# 15   4/29/2017 at 06:47 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Almost there...!!!!

Post# 935291 , Reply# 16   4/29/2017 at 11:19 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Yay !! That's it finished at last. I chose the black and white colour scheme as it goes with my kitchen colours!!

Post# 935322 , Reply# 17   4/29/2017 at 16:09 by supermaticjames (Donegal, Ireland)        

Hi Johnny,

Great work! I think black & white quite suits it and the finish you have achieved is so good.

Echoing Mikes remarks these are very solid machines and the mechanics shouldn't give you any bother for years to come. Engineers nowadays upon seeing one of these would probably say they are over engineered but really its good honest British engineering at its best.

Have fun!

James


Post# 935416 , Reply# 18   4/30/2017 at 02:51 by Johnny42 (Glasgow)        
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Hi James. Thanks for the compliment. I really have enjoyed restoring this machine. I would also agree with Mike, that these machines are built like a tank and should last for years. They just don't build them like they used to!!!!




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