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Post# 955472   8/31/2017 at 15:49 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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I was just saying to the guys the other weekend that I'd love to have found an old Hotpoint spin dryer with the timer on it as my grandma had one hidden behind a curtain under the kitchen sink. Anyway, this appeared on eBay and it's as good as - actually better really so collected it today. The people I got it from were lovely but thought I was totally mad when the asked if I collected them lol - how many times has that happened to us all!!

Anyway, here's a few pictures starting with the instructions

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Post# 955473 , Reply# 1   8/31/2017 at 15:51 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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Full frontal with spin mat and fill hose

Post# 955474 , Reply# 2   8/31/2017 at 15:53 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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The drum is a bit off centre but I have some spare spin mounts somewhere. I thought the little worktop I had might of fit but it's a fraction too big.

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Post# 955475 , Reply# 3   8/31/2017 at 15:55 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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Rear view

Post# 955476 , Reply# 4   8/31/2017 at 15:58 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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Time for the innards. Underside first Just like a Hotpoint with the big chunky motor and clutch arrangement

Post# 955477 , Reply# 5   8/31/2017 at 16:05 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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Rear view innards. The difference here is the timer arrangement. It runs via a small belt off the top of the motor. Unfortunately it had gone to mush - I'm still trying to get it off my hands and you can see the remnants on top of the fan. I tried an elastic band which just flew straight off so a piece of nylon twine seems to have done the trick for now. The spinner runs for 4 minutes and then switches itself off indicated by the light on the top going off. It coasts down to a standstill unless you open the lid which applies the brake.

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Post# 955479 , Reply# 6   8/31/2017 at 16:11 by Sesteve (London, UK)        

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Finally the pump and light on top. It's a great little machine and a fast spin. The cabinet is a bit tatty so needs some work but I'm really pleased with it.


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Post# 955489 , Reply# 7   8/31/2017 at 16:39 by realvanman (Southern California)        
Series Motor?

Or induction?

200 ~ 300 watts seems pretty low. I guess it just accelerates somewhat slowly?

Looks pretty cool! I was in Europe in '87 with my parents (didn't make it to England though) and I recall the laundromats having centrifuges that *really* got down to the business of spinning the clothes!

Post# 955498 , Reply# 8   8/31/2017 at 17:04 by triumphdolomite (Staffs(UK))        

So glad this has gone to a good home. I did consider bidding on it, luckily it was too far away! That dark blue and white looks really good. I like how the timer works, I was expecting it to have had a control to set the time but it selecting the 4 minutes itself makes it doubly automatic!
I wonder if a late Debonair pump belt would make a replacement for your rather fetching piece of mint green string!

Post# 955499 , Reply# 9   8/31/2017 at 17:06 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
lovely spinner

and a new one on me, I've seen and had the hotpoint version with the clockwork timer, but not this one activated by raising/lowering the lid, so truely an auto timer, same action as the frigidaire, though the lid on those operated a clockwork timer. A great little timing mechanism, love it.

200 to 300 watts may seem low, but about the same as other spin dryers, however they are not under powered and these and the hotpoint version would have been the fastest/most efficient at the time and still would be today, light clothes would be iron dry.


Post# 955541 , Reply# 10   9/1/2017 at 02:31 by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Morning Steve,
Congrats on getting the MR spinner, I to saw it and for a split moment considered going for it, it was very close to me as well - Bordon/Hants ? but space is becoming critical now and can only take machines I really want.
Unique way of the timer working !!

Post# 955553 , Reply# 11   9/1/2017 at 05:42 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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Would a larger diameter 'O' Ring fit?


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Post# 955572 , Reply# 12   9/1/2017 at 09:22 by sesteve (London, UK)        

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Hi Realvanman

Its an induction motor that is coupled with a centrifugal clutch so the motor spins at a constant speed and the clutch gradually builds up the speed of the drum - its a neat way of reducing strain and overloading on the motor especially with deep rinsing. It actually gets up to speed very quickly - I will try and do a video of it over the weekend to post as I haven't done a water test yet. I'm pretty sure that the speed is the same as the hotpoint machines which was 3,100 rpm.

Hi Ian - I'll have to take a look at one of those belts along with the one Rolls rapide has recommended - the twine is something the cats normally play with so need to keep their paws away from this lol although it does the trick quite well which I am surprised at.

The timer arrangement really is unique - very old school but does the job and no bending down like the frigidaire version!

I was the same Keith as its all becoming a bit challenging space wise but it was such a unique machine it was worth the journey!

S ;)

Post# 955715 , Reply# 13   9/2/2017 at 09:19 by matchboxpaul (Just north of Derby, U.K)        

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Hi Steve.

Excellent save - definitely one of the rarer GDA spinners and a bit different from the norm.

Love the styling, with the big chunky lid handle - certainly would be a lot easier to access the spin can, when compared to the usual Hotpoint grab the lid edge lark.

Great stuff.

Post# 955962 , Reply# 14   9/3/2017 at 18:29 by DaveTranter (Central England)        
Hotpoint spinner

2-pole induction motor (2800-2850RPM at 50Hz) slight step-up in speed for the drum from the pulley ratio. I have no idea whether Hotpint spin motors are getting rare (my mother's Hpoint twin tub burned out the factory spin motor after about 5 years, then about yearly after that), so wouldn't be surprised. I have a spin motor in GWO, without the 'pulley nut' on the fan though, as it's from a twin tub which had no spin timer. Somewhere I also have the wash motor from the same machine, which I think is the same frame, just different pulleys.
The spinner motor had a start 'relay' (current operated switch) which tended to malfunction, resulting in immediate 'burnout' of the start winding. Dodgy start relays made a lot of people a lot of money back then.... ;) :(

All best

Dave T

Post# 956142 , Reply# 15   9/4/2017 at 17:34 by optima (Cumbria England)        

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I can Remember spotting the Hotpoint Rinse/ spin lettering font Timer version of this in a tip & wheeling it home for almost 2 miles, happy days. Was well happy when i got it home because it worked a treat.

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