Thread Number: 71547  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
Late 1920s Conover Dishwasher
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Post# 946689   7/4/2017 at 13:09 by Elginkid (Cincinnati, OH)        

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"Marks" and I (but mostly him) are trying to get an old Conover dishwasher functioning. However, there is no literature that we've found, either a how-to for use, or service points. The motor itself may be on its way out, but there is a long fill tube that goes up under a faucet, along with a valve at the bottom, and a second capped off tube that runs partway up the side of the machine. Does anyone have literature/brochure/service guide/experience as to how this machine actually functions?

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Post# 946692 , Reply# 1   7/4/2017 at 13:33 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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A member of the site who is not as active here as he used to will probably know - his screen name here is 'dishwashercrazy'.  If he still has contact information here, he'd be the most likely person to help! 


Post# 946693 , Reply# 2   7/4/2017 at 13:51 by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        
You tube Video

there is a 4 part youtube video on how to run it.
link is for part 1


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Post# 946700 , Reply# 3   7/4/2017 at 15:41 by Marks (West Milford, NJ)        

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Thanks for the video at least now we know how it's supposed to work! The biggest issue is this brass ring below the impeller and the above the pump impeller. It seems like it should lock down into the base, but it doesn't stay there.
We are also wondering if there are any more lubrication points other than at the bottom of the motor and the grease cap at the top of the impeller?


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