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Post# 947930   7/13/2017 at 03:06 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Time flies so quickly and another grand visit to the Northern area of our country, Consett, County Durham visiting Richard (Ricky5050) where we spent a weekend in the sunshine (unlike last time in the rain, see thread) fixing up new / old washers and sorting out what needs to be done....

Beautiful Summer Morning among the fields and meadows.



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Post# 947931 , Reply# 1   7/13/2017 at 03:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Traditional villages of stone built terraced houses which would have served the miners many moons ago as these villages where built around the working coal mines.

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Post# 947932 , Reply# 2   7/13/2017 at 03:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The gang ready for action...Al (Vacbear58), Steve (SESteve) Mikey, (MikeyMatic) Richard (Ricky5050), Mike (ChesterMikeUK) and Gary on his first visit having trained as a Hoover engineer in the 80`s. Darren (SlowSpin66) is behind the camera..

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Post# 947933 , Reply# 3   7/13/2017 at 03:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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So we all get started, Steve (SESteve) has the job of working on the 1991 Hotpoint 9605 SpiraClean Top Loader, the last model produced...

Post# 947934 , Reply# 4   7/13/2017 at 03:33 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The mission is to re-wire the timer so it doesn't agitate and do a water mix on the mixed temperature fill on certain programmes, so with wiring diagrams enlarged its a snip, clip and re-wire jobby...the result will be a static fill and less wear n tear on clothes like the original top loaders did.

Post# 947935 , Reply# 5   7/13/2017 at 03:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mikey (MikeyMatic) gets stuck into a once over on Richards (Ricky505) latest acquisition a Hoover MicroElectronic computer control washer from 1986, Hoovers first computer control washer, needs a new door boot and check up as well as a good clean..

Post# 947936 , Reply# 6   7/13/2017 at 03:44 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren sorts out the first model Hotpoint Supermatic TwinTub from 1959 which needs a few new pipes for the filterflow and pump and a hole filling n fixing on the fiberglass outer spin can...get ready for the fumes !!

Post# 947937 , Reply# 7   7/13/2017 at 03:47 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile I covert the new Miele set and fawn over their sturdiness and ease of use..

Post# 947938 , Reply# 8   7/13/2017 at 03:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And get ready to test out Jon Jetcones "Rosalie`s" Zero suds washing powder brought to London by Don on his visit last month...

Post# 947939 , Reply# 9   7/13/2017 at 03:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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I get to grips on looking at the Hoover Keymatic timer which has the same fault as a few of our members in that a resistor burns out (well it is original from 1961) so not allowing the timed portion of the cycle to proceed ie the fill heat works but the timed 4 or 8 mins wont... we now identify that Richards timer is the 2nd upgrade for this the model the AT model original was AU model ) which still has the larger timer, a clear Perspex moulded cover which is riveted to the timer and is a 36 impulse sequence timer as opposed to the later upgrade with 42 impulse sequences.

Post# 947940 , Reply# 10   7/13/2017 at 04:05 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve is snipping away and has identified the circuit to be switched...

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Post# 947941 , Reply# 11   7/13/2017 at 04:10 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile Mikey n Mike get to grips with taking off the old door boot and removing the computer control display module to see if we can clean the inside lenses which have some dirt and water marks on them...

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Post# 947942 , Reply# 12   7/13/2017 at 04:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren is busy mixing the two part epoxy filler to slap on the inside of the spinner can to seal it from water leaking out..

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Post# 947943 , Reply# 13   7/13/2017 at 04:35 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And while the epoxy is setting its time for brunch, Mikey is suggesting its not a Bratwurst while Darren is wondering whatever he means ha ha..

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Post# 947945 , Reply# 14   7/13/2017 at 04:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Following Ginger beer and cakes its back to work, the Hoover is coming apart nicely, a new door boot fitted courtesy of Qualtex our main parts supplier, the door boot is a DBT14 for reference...

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Post# 947946 , Reply# 15   7/13/2017 at 04:58 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The control panel on the Hoover is removed showing the crud behind the lenses etc...some of the neons are blown, need to speak to Gary (Electron1100) and replacements,

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Post# 947947 , Reply# 16   7/13/2017 at 05:04 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve has finished the upgrade to the Hotpoint toploader and Richards sorts the laundry for a test wash...and we test out the latest "Persil Bio PowerGems" detergent from Unilever UK....Richard had used them in the new Bosch with some of the gems sticking in the door boot with not enough flushing water action !!

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Post# 947948 , Reply# 17   7/13/2017 at 05:06 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Result as expected , no agi fill, the Persil Powergems had enough water to dissolve thoroughly and the downy ball was used...

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Post# 947950 , Reply# 18   7/13/2017 at 05:08 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Steve and Richard discuss results...

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Post# 947952 , Reply# 19   7/13/2017 at 05:10 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Al has a look and discusses what was done...great results !!

Post# 947958 , Reply# 20   7/13/2017 at 05:15 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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As ever the time runs away, most of us had travelled up in the morning so its that time of day / evening "Pims o Clock" time along with Fizz, Alistair and Richard duely sort out the drinks...

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Post# 947959 , Reply# 21   7/13/2017 at 05:18 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Cheers to you all...

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Post# 947961 , Reply# 22   7/13/2017 at 05:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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After drinks we wrapped up and packed up the washers for the night and took a stroll up the road in the evening sun before dinner, beautiful fields and wild flower borders....

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Post# 947962 , Reply# 23   7/13/2017 at 05:34 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Good Morning and a gentle start to the sunny day, and breakfast on the patio....

Post# 947964 , Reply# 24   7/13/2017 at 05:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren looks bemused when he asks for a whisk to whip up the cream for a later Pavlova and as Richards kitchen is 50`s chic he routed in the draws and came back with this...poor Darren had better start whipping now...

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Post# 947966 , Reply# 25   7/13/2017 at 05:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And then decides its much more fun to take the 1952 Hotpoint Empress Wringer Washer that Richard picked up from Lance a few months ago for a wash, "now get up you lot we need those sheets"...

Post# 947967 , Reply# 26   7/13/2017 at 05:45 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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It all comes out in the wash, using the new / old ACDO washing powder...

Post# 947969 , Reply# 27   7/13/2017 at 05:48 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Back outside we get to grips with more renovations and chat...Mikey gets to grips with cleaning the Hoover MicroElectrinc 1100..

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Post# 947970 , Reply# 28   7/13/2017 at 05:52 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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With the outer spin tub sealed and the cover on we find a leak in the filterflow so all off and pipes sealed...

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Post# 947972 , Reply# 29   7/13/2017 at 05:58 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Fixer is not amused as it appears a certain photo has been taken by Al who is clicking away...

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Post# 947973 , Reply# 30   7/13/2017 at 06:03 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Darren and Richard discuss the Bendix LT washer dryer from 1965, fully working and washing away with Persil Powergems...

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Post# 947974 , Reply# 31   7/13/2017 at 06:12 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mikey is playing a blinder cleaning up the Hoover with a "Hoover" Steam Cleaner....

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Post# 947975 , Reply# 32   7/13/2017 at 06:17 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Said Hoover Steam Cleaner did a great job on removing the grime and crud for the inside and outside of the Hoover MicroElectronic, made easy work of the detergent tray and dispenser. And we used the new Persil PowerGems in the bucket of water, once dissolved the water was very slippy and did a great job and getting through the dirt.

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Post# 947976 , Reply# 33   7/13/2017 at 06:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Nowthen To Steam or Not To Steam, "The Geordie Boys" discuss..



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Post# 947977 , Reply# 34   7/13/2017 at 06:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Hotpoint 1400 has a few more adjustments, squidges of sealant and finally water testing..

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The Hoover starts to be rebuilt and with help from our resident Hoover Engineer Gary, we get the dispenser and wiring loom sorted after re-fitting the console and inner computer control board..

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Post# 947980 , Reply# 36   7/13/2017 at 06:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And time for a water test - filling with the garden hose through the detergent dispenser..

Post# 947981 , Reply# 37   7/13/2017 at 06:41 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And the Hotpoint is put back together for a test wash using non bio Blue Persil PowerGems, really dissolved well in the water and provided a slippy solution that cleaned well...

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Post# 947984 , Reply# 38   7/13/2017 at 06:48 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        
Deja Vu Most Pleasant .... :-)

I woke up early with the intent to tackle administrivia but instead vicariously attended a UK wash-in.

Pics, narration & their arrangement all flowed to make a great morning coffee read. Richard's kitchen is beautiful and makes a great backdrop. I saw a number of intriguing things. I think I'm in love with his cabinets!

Thanks for the posts. It looks like you had a blast!

Jim



Endnote: I keep thinking aw.org has enough members with sizable collections that a deal could be worked out with local MisterBnB's to form an AW.org vacation circuit. Travellers bring/send parts, detergent, rarities from their home countries, etc., donate their time & skills ... and all benefit. A system would have to be worked out, of course... but it'd be great fun!







Post# 947985 , Reply# 39   7/13/2017 at 06:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The Miele wash is under way with the Rosalie`s Zero Sudsz detergent, and yes it really has "No Suds" effect, if you look closely you can see the water change from harsh to a soft slippy solution..We washed a mixture darks bedding on Cottons 60d with Quick Wash selected and all turned out fresh and clean, Rosalie`s Zero Suds only requires "One Scoop" which is tiny - we did look at each other and psychologically thought "Is That Enough" - But is is !!

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Post# 947986 , Reply# 40   7/13/2017 at 06:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Good Morning Jim, glad to oblige, we do like our gatherings and as ever all these vintage washers need tending to on a regular basis to keep in working order, for me its about the social meetup and banter with like minded people that become friends while fixing these machines and sharing the knowledge..

Yes we are all in aw of Richards kitchen and home, its a delight to be in and as ever his hospitality is second to non. yes a rota of wash vacations - although am embarrassed to say when Jon & Don where over recently I only had a few hrs catchup with Jon and didn't get any pics (too busy having a good time) to display like this...


Post# 947987 , Reply# 41   7/13/2017 at 07:02 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hoover ready for its maiden wash....which passed great until the final spin, Gary diagnosed just by the sound until he checked that the heater bracket was loose, luckily the heater was slapping against the outer tub instead of the spinning inner drum..

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Post# 947989 , Reply# 42   7/13/2017 at 07:05 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Mikeys a happy camper after all the hard work and is allowing no one to undo the hard work, Well Done You !! "But it Aint Going Home With Ya" ha ha..

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Post# 947990 , Reply# 43   7/13/2017 at 07:09 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Testing out the revs with Steves latest gizmo , a new rev counter, stick a piece of luminous tape on the spin pully wheel and then press the zapper at it...and I see Als been picture taking again ha ha...

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Post# 947991 , Reply# 44   7/13/2017 at 07:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Yes that's an 1100 Spin by Red Dot says Richard - but it still aint going home with ya Mikey!!

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Heres a few detergent pics and washers we used throughout the weekend, love the Daz and ACDO and the washers all a fab bonus, all the bedding and tea towels had a great wash....

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Post# 947994 , Reply# 46   7/13/2017 at 07:34 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Just time for more Tea and Pavlova, all that whipping paid off Darren !!

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Time to put the Hoover EcoLogic back in its place in the washroom next to the new Miele set...

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Post# 947998 , Reply# 48   7/13/2017 at 07:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And finish the Washing Up with vintage "Ola" detergent and say our goodbys until next time, when more repairs will be completed, chat and discussions about what goes where and workarounds and generally great banter all around !!

Many thanks to Richard for hosting us and to his mum for all the food and good banter, its been a blast as usual !!


Post# 948004 , Reply# 49   7/13/2017 at 08:16 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
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Yes, another lovely weekend in County Durham.

Thanks to Richard for hosting us but a big thank you to his mother who hosted us in her beautiful home - Richard must get his talent for home making from his mother. And for making us traditional meat pies from scratch, all home made and simply delicious - she ticked the box for no publicity so there are no photos here - it was very kind of her to put up with us for the weekend. Great machines, great food, great company, a great weekend :)

Al



Post# 948011 , Reply# 50   7/13/2017 at 08:31 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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looks like a fantastic time was had by all.....thanks for sharing....

great to see members and their machines from across the pond....


Post# 948016 , Reply# 51   7/13/2017 at 08:45 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Good to see a regular gathering again - and always interesting to see pics of the machines and repairs. Good food, too!

Post# 948018 , Reply# 52   7/13/2017 at 09:08 by ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
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Thanks to all that came and brought your gifts knowledge and company !! I'd gladly have more but my house isn't huge and as Al says a lot of the day we were along at my mums as it's there I've made a mini wash house in her laundry room. The weather was great which helped so much as it had rained all week.

Lots of machines tinkered with and with more care and diligence than I'd have time to invest in.

And thanks to all who took photos and Mike for the patience of uploading them and rembering to take them as we went along as I usually forget.

Thanks again everyone for making it happen !

Richard


Post# 948021 , Reply# 53   7/13/2017 at 09:23 by Richardc1983 (Leeds, UK)        

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Fab pics a joy to read.

Post# 948037 , Reply# 54   7/13/2017 at 11:59 by Slowspin66 (lincoln uk)        
Thanks again

Well we had a FANTASTIC time and such fun . Many many thanks again Richard for hosting the weekend . You always make us so welcome and make sure we enjoy ourselves ! It's always great to work on others machines and keep them going ! Your mum Is a mega star for putting up with us and allowing the takeover of her home and garden by obsessive washer collectors . !!! The place looked like a Chinese laundry by Sunday afternoon with all that bedding and towels .
Your wash room is super and perfectly formed with the right amount of vintage machines !!! ( the Bendix still is the best ever) !!!!!!!!
Lovely food , machines but most of all such brilliant friends . Thanks again


Post# 948038 , Reply# 55   7/13/2017 at 12:16 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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It was a CRACKING weekend (literally!). So much fun and laughter and a great chance to fix'n'play with superb hosting by Richard and his Mam and lots of lovely treats too. Totally spoilt I still laugh to myself when we went to look at the back of Richards house to see if there was any sign of the northern lights and a great big 1000w floodlight came on and blinded us!!

Great thread too Mike. I know Mikey was in love with that Computer control but that picture looks well dodgy of him filling it up!! Just a shame about that pesky heater bracket but we'll get it sorted. Here's some of my pictures to add to the thread - just look a Darren with those marigolds and his pink bucket 😂

Thanks again Richard


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Post# 948039 , Reply# 56   7/13/2017 at 12:19 by sesteve (London, UK)        
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Just as well we didn't try and get those lenses out - I was wrong about the diagram. Have checked it and it came as one unit! Also confirms the OOB and flood alarm too

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Post# 948045 , Reply# 57   7/13/2017 at 13:39 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

Looks like you all had a great weekend. That's interesting about the 9605 doing the agitated fill, mine never did. Were there some that were modified from the factory?

The Miele pair look very nice, does that mean the Hotpoint has been retired now.
Ian.


Post# 948046 , Reply# 58   7/13/2017 at 13:53 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Oh, Mikey Mike and Lads!!!!

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Lap top next to the bed, I read this "Immediately upon arising" as the Royal Doultons would say. What a grand treat. Never got out of bed! The fetching mysterious blue tubbed twinny had me so curious, was satisfied in the end to learn its identity. Loved the not bratwurst, but yes we have cakes, and a perfunctory salad, too, for the health conscious.

And the shot of the rainbow sunrays on the field--so magical! But I Was jumping for glee with the man in apron, Richard, I think, wringing in the empress whose wringer sports a nice Sunday bonnet, and then the pic of Queen Elizabeth decaled on the tub--too much, made my day, Aworg personified!

Hats off to you guys for the fanciful, delightful "Weekend at Richard's." Appreciate all the hard work, and reveled in your obvious comraderie. By the way, who ever said that only plumbers show their cracks? And Is this why John Lefevre has so many repeat customers, decades in the making, in his repair business.

Many, Many thanks for this fun, full, satisfying masterpiece !


Post# 948047 , Reply# 59   7/13/2017 at 14:33 by mikeymatic (Manchester UK)        
What a great weekend .....

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Thanks to you all for such a fun weekend - I'm still smiling about it. Mikes excellent thread and all the pictures have brought it all back to life !

Richard and your Mam - what fantastic hosts - putting us up and keeping us well fed and watered all weekend. Thank you to you both.

The Hoover Computer Control - Thank goodness we didn't fiddle with the lenses. It will look gorgeous in your laundry room Richard ...... but if you ever need to free up space ...... !!

A great time - fantastic to build on the friendships, meet new friends, share tips and learn.

Good times.

Mikey





Post# 948055 , Reply# 60   7/13/2017 at 16:52 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
So many lovely things to say, so late at night.

Wonderful to see you having such a great time, I'm just exhausted looking at all those repairs, never mind helping. But this does go to show how much can be achieved when I'm not busy chatting and distracting the workers.

I'm sorry now, I didn't risk divorce by sneaking off from our holiday to join you, if it wasn't for his local government pension scheme !!1 lol,

Here's my excuse, at the trig point on Winder Fell, Sedbergh, with Mickey.

All the best,

Mathew


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Post# 948104 , Reply# 61   7/14/2017 at 03:06 by Ricky5050 (Durham Britain)        
Hi Ian

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Hi Ian the hotpoint was scrapped , I got the motor for Steve and that was about it. It had done its job after 28 years so we let it go. Mikeyd the guy in the apron is our good friend Darren in my kitchen playing with the empress. He had all the bedding stripped washed and on the line in less than an hour !

I'm the one in the sunglasses and on photo showing a bit of arse crack lol

Yes a good weekend

Richard


Post# 948175 , Reply# 62   7/14/2017 at 12:30 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Thanks, Ricky. Was having so much fun in my happy pants that I missed some names, but they're all there in a perfect thread. Preachin' to the choir about churning out wash in a wringer. Nothing quicker, nothing better especially if you have two, one to wash, one to rinse. Heaven! And Oh the drama of wringing with the water gushing and the bubbles squeezing.

Maybe next time your Mum will let us see her; she must be wonderful!

Your Mike--our Mikey!--is in my avatar pic, two heads away from me on the right. What a treat he is-huh!


Post# 948177 , Reply# 63   7/14/2017 at 13:17 by marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Fantastic!  Looks like everyone had a great time :-)

 

If that's one of the Downy balls I brought, I'm glad to see it's been road tested and put to use in Richard's lovely example of a 9605.  How did you find it worked for you?

 

Yep, I discovered my 96700 from 1984 was designed to agitate intermittently during temp-sensed filling on warm washes (around 7 seconds of agitation per minute, the same as wash & rinse agitation when "gentle action" is selected).  I didn't like it doing this.  I disabled it with the helpful advice from Steve.  It still senses the temp during filling and only opens the cold valve once the correct temp is reached.

 

Looking forward to catching up with you guys soon!

Mark :-)


Post# 948203 , Reply# 64   7/14/2017 at 17:22 by optima (Cumbria England)        
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Why have you not spray painted the yellowed buttons & plinth white. It would look so much better.

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Post# 948207 , Reply# 65   7/14/2017 at 18:39 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
Yellowed plastic

You can use hair bleach and the sun (or a black-light) to whiten the parts chemically. Here is a video on YouTube about it.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO speedqueen's LINK


Post# 948216 , Reply# 66   7/14/2017 at 19:49 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Great thread Mike, you're the ace picture poster.   One day I'm gonna get there again, not just for the warsh but to re visit some of my  relatives in the Durham/N'castle/Hexham area and I really want to get to Pelton Fell where my great gran and grandpa came from . 


Post# 948275 , Reply# 67   7/15/2017 at 03:14 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Back Up North to Durham a Year later for a Repair Weekend !!

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Hi Martin, thanks and likewise when you guys meet up as well, its about sharing the repair knowledge, fixing the machines and great banter with new friends !!

Greg - as ever when we all get together trouble is time just runs short...at least we managed to road test "Rosalie`s Zero Suds, report to follow !!

Richard 1983 - Ta and see you at the next one at Als, ya need a washer fix, don't forget the powder ha ha...


"Oh Steve", now ya tell us ha ha...just as well Mikey was on the ball otherwise it would have been in bits, I too was convinced it did, theres Hoover for ya if you can make it simplified - DONT !!


Ian, many where modified out in the field by customer request or when being serviced !!I can see why they would use a front loader new gen timer for cost though !!






Post# 948276 , Reply# 68   7/15/2017 at 03:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Back Up North to Durham a Year later for a Repair Weekend !!

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Oh MikeyD

What can I say, you would have a blast am sure with all those different fangled washers as well as the vintage kitchen in Richards n Darrens home, (who is the guy using the wringer in said pinny !!). The Hotpoint Empress was the workhorse of the UK laundry market, millions sold, my gran had one in 1952 although have just realised this is a later model with the rounded blue enamel tub, the first models had a hexagonal aluminium tub !!

And also the first Hotpoint twintub, quite unique at the time in with the fiberglass spinner tub and filterflow, the spirallator came later. The control knobs on these washers are fragile and remember the ones I found with you when we went To see Larry at his parts store in Ohio, they where used on cookers but they are a perfect match !!

As when we all meet up (cant believe its 9 yrs since we did @ Hoover 100, its all great fun and sharing of knowledge and information, AND as parts are getting rarer its the workarounds and ingenious ways of fixing stuff that amazes me !!

Here is a link to the Hotpoint Twinnys and wringer washers...

Wringers:
www.flickr.com/photos/che...

Hotpoint Twintubs:


CLICK HERE TO GO TO chestermikeuk's LINK


Post# 948278 , Reply# 69   7/15/2017 at 03:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Back Up North to Durham a Year later for a Repair Weekend !!

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Hi Mathew, you where very much missed and we did think you might have pop over the hills for tea n cake etc ha ha..alas, glad you enjoyed your much needed holiday !! As ever we ran out of time but not laughter and cake !!

Mikey - ta for the link, Hoover steam cleaner ordered, ya played a blinder with yours !!


Hi Mark, we took a selection of detergents up to Richards to share, use and keep there, a duplicate bottle of toploader Tide and the said Downey ball that you kindly brought over last time so we could use in the upgraded Hotpoint Toploader and twinny.
Looking forward to catching up soon...


Hi Craig (Optima) we ran out of time to complete all the stuff we needed to this time, Mikey steam cleaned the buttons of grime, interestingly the button least used was the "RESET" button, which was whiter than the others, must be the grease from fingers etc that reacts as well as the plastics used to cause yellowing. Have you used the bleaching method Craig ?

Thanks Richard (SpeedQueen) for the video link, have seen that and we discussed using those chemicals for next time !!





Post# 948280 , Reply# 70   7/15/2017 at 04:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Back Up North to Durham a Year later for a Repair Weekend !!

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Morning Pete ah yes will be great to catch up with you again and yes when the sun is shining this is Gods own country, Pelton Fell is about 30 mins from Richards, stunning scenary, the local councils have brought back the "Wild Flower Borders" along the roads, a simply stunning difference it makes and a big push in making it lush for the bees and wildlife !!

Post# 948308 , Reply# 71   7/15/2017 at 10:39 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Wow, its looks like you guys had a great time again, I feel so lucky to have gotten to meet some of you last month and can't wait to come visit again.I had so much fun working on a few of Als appliances, I always like to take apart new and different appliances.

If you are planning another event this year I may be able to fly over with just a week or twos notice.

I am diffidently going to try to come over in May 18 for Euro-tour in the UK.





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