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Post# 939233   5/18/2017 at 16:03 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Before we left on our vacation, I found this 50s washer on Offer Up. Guy was asking $75 for it. I messaged him, but wasn't able to get it before we left. When we returned I messaged him back and he still had it. He was firm on the price. Anyways here it is in the back of my vehicle. Does anyone know what it is? I'll post more pictures once I unload it.

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Post# 939235 , Reply# 1   5/18/2017 at 16:06 by COLDSPOT66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

SPEED QUEEN

Post# 939236 , Reply# 2   5/18/2017 at 16:07 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Looks like a Beam transmission, probably Speed Queen.

Post# 939237 , Reply# 3   5/18/2017 at 16:10 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Early Easy?

Post# 939240 , Reply# 4   5/18/2017 at 16:29 by Revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
Oooh, oooh I know, I know!!!!

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Buzzzzzzzz!  Try again! laughing

 

Nope..... not a Speed Queen OR an Easy!

 

(it does look like an SQ drain pump, but what do I know...)

 

Kevin


Post# 939241 , Reply# 5   5/18/2017 at 16:45 by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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What I do know is that for being 60 years old it has a surprising lack of rust and scum underneath!

Post# 939242 , Reply# 6   5/18/2017 at 16:47 by Revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
A hint.... with Justin's approval

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Post# 939246 , Reply# 7   5/18/2017 at 17:02 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Hotpoint.


Post# 939256 , Reply# 8   5/18/2017 at 17:21 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Post# 939279 , Reply# 9   5/18/2017 at 19:02 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
WOWZERS!!

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That looks super clean! I can't wait to see more pictures & hopefully a video too (hint hint)
;o)

CONGRATULATIONS!!
:oD


Post# 939299 , Reply# 10   5/18/2017 at 22:16 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
A

Harriet Nelson Special!!!

Post# 939300 , Reply# 11   5/18/2017 at 22:17 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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The cord is shot on it. Bare wire in some spots. I'll be getting a new one tomorrow and will test it then.

Post# 939311 , Reply# 12   5/18/2017 at 23:08 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Wow, what a find, Justin! Post the model number if you could. I may have some service lit on hand for it.

Ben


Post# 939340 , Reply# 13   5/19/2017 at 07:35 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Very nice, Justin!

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....all the work is done for you!




Eddy has a very similar model -





Post# 939343 , Reply# 14   5/19/2017 at 09:03 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Ooooh very nice find, this model is early enough to be all Beam mechanical components, including the fluid drive spin clutch.

Looking forward to more pictures!


Post# 939345 , Reply# 15   5/19/2017 at 09:47 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        
CONGRATS, AGAIN, JUSTIN....

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Another great find. Good luck. Enjoy
and have fun.

Louis


Post# 939359 , Reply# 16   5/19/2017 at 11:43 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Droollll!

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Nice find All Beam all good !!!

 

Wheres' the money shot ???!!!!!


Post# 939403 , Reply# 17   5/19/2017 at 16:27 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        
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I replaced the cord and it worked cycling through. So I decided to test with water. I've got a leak when filling. The pump doesn't work and the pump is leaking as well.

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Post# 939408 , Reply# 18   5/19/2017 at 17:18 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Sure is clean. Good that you got and saved it Justin. Some attention and you'll get it back in shape again.

Post# 939496 , Reply# 19   5/20/2017 at 09:08 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Beautiful, Justin. Love that agitator cap. There are a few here that have worked on those pumps so be sure to reach out for info when you get into it, they can be a bit challenging from what I've heard.


Post# 939499 , Reply# 20   5/20/2017 at 09:19 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Justin that

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Machine looks pristine !!!
Does it list any patents on the machine Justin ?????
As it turned out it was GE that designed that Beam style system .
Greg how different is the pump from Easy/ Speed Queen?


Post# 939511 , Reply# 21   5/20/2017 at 11:16 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Check the history - it might be the same one used in the commercial. Ok, reaching on that one. I hope resources come to your aid to repair or replace the pump.

Is it a 1954 or later model? It has the chrome knobs, versus what the commercial showed, that's why the question popped up.



Post# 939537 , Reply# 22   5/20/2017 at 15:45 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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The water inlet valve has a date of May 1953 stamped on it.

Post# 939543 , Reply# 23   5/20/2017 at 17:15 by Travis ()        

Justin,

 

That's a great looking and rare machine.  I'm happy you were able to save it.  Someone might have thought it would make a nice flower pot or something goofy like that.


Post# 939552 , Reply# 24   5/20/2017 at 18:32 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Wow, that's a great find! Been a long time since I saw one with a chrome agitator cap.
Those did a great job of cleaning.


Post# 939570 , Reply# 25   5/20/2017 at 23:03 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        
1953!

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Chrome knobs and agitator cap - a top of the line model. ?

Post# 939781 , Reply# 26   5/22/2017 at 16:31 by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Love those old machines

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What was the spin speeds for the Hotpoints? Was it the same as the old GE"s. if so, what was the RPM?

Post# 939880 , Reply# 27   5/23/2017 at 12:47 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Good heavens, how'd I miss this?  What a stellar find Justin - congratulations!!  It's a very cool looking machine, indeed!


Post# 955220 , Reply# 28   8/29/2017 at 21:00 by Countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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It's been a while but I started working on this. The drain hose is shot. Here's a picture of it. It was 3 separate pieces that I taped it together to show what shape it is.

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