Thread Number: 71878  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
Repairing a Frigidaire unimatic
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Post# 950833   7/30/2017 at 20:58 (299 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I am glad to say that I finally got myself a Frigidaire unimatic washer.

I bought it knowing that it had an issue. It is supposed to be leaking around the motor. I am kinda thinking that it might be the bellows but I am not sure. I need detailed directions of how to take the tub out and check the bellows and the insude.

Please help!

Post# 950835 , Reply# 1   7/30/2017 at 21:22 (299 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Congrats on your new Unimatic. What model do you have?

There are service manuals for Unimatic washers in the Ephemera Library, you'll find lots of detailed guidance there.

If you describe or take a picture of where the water is coming from, we might be able to narrow that down a little more. There are several places leaks can originate, but the bellows wouldn't necessarily cause water on the floor.


Post# 950839 , Reply# 2   7/30/2017 at 21:42 (299 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

It is the 1954 WO-65-2

I am not sure exactly where it is leaking because I have not had tome to get around to checking yet. I was told that it is leaking down the side of the motor.


Post# 950900 , Reply# 3   7/31/2017 at 10:07 (298 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

If it's barfing oil you have a lot to do beyond the bellows. Wait until you get the mechanism open. Oh, the joys of re-operating a Unimatic.

Post# 951147 , Reply# 4   8/1/2017 at 15:56 (297 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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You'll have to see where the leak is coming from, if it's running down the motor could be leak around where the rubber mechanism support seals to the cabinet base. A coat of silicone would cure that easily. Or I have also seen where the screws were not tight enough and simply tightening them fixed that issue.

Let us know exactly where the leak is coming from (with a picture please).

Post# 951160 , Reply# 5   8/1/2017 at 18:34 (297 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

Ok will do when I get the next chance

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