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KitchenAid... eh, er I mean HOBART
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Post# 961399   10/8/2017 at 22:00 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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These rarely pop up. I don't remember the Hobart model series for the 17 series KitchenAid counterpart off the top of my head, so I hope someone can fill this in.

I have way too much going on at the moment to swing by Des Moines, but someone else should!

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Post# 961414 , Reply# 1   10/8/2017 at 23:53 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I saw something quite similar just everywhere from a White Castle kitchen, to a small eatery from the view going down the escalator at the Hudson's, yet-to-turn-to Macy's department store at the mall...

-- Dave

Post# 961437 , Reply# 2   10/9/2017 at 04:52 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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That machine would be the WM series.

This replaced the UM series. Based on the 15 series machines, these were very good cleaners.

A workhorse with a 4 minute cycle (I'm pretty sure). The UM series had a 3 1/2 minute cycle but they had gravity drains. These WMs were pump drain machines and had a 30 second purge between the wash and rinse cycles.

This one in particular is a low temperature model known as a "Chlorotizer".

This is a single inlet that required 120-140 degree water and injected bleach in the final rinse so the standard 180 final rinse wasn't necessary.

Noisy as all get out these were generally found behind bars as a glasswasher.

They were also used in coffee shops and "Lunch Counter" type operations.

I would grab it. In a home setting, with 140-150 water, I would think it do a very good job.

A 4 minute Hurricane.

Post# 961520 , Reply# 3   10/9/2017 at 14:10 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        
WM-1D Hobart

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Thanks, Eddie! A wealth of knowledge, as always.

I was wondering if this was closer to 15 series vs. the 17 series, judging solely by the height of the wash arm support stem, and the depth of the tank around the pump housing. Everything was screaming 16/17 series on my end.

It would be interesting to bring this machine in and 'play' with the timer, and/or change out the timer for another variety. I have a 15 series timer from a convertible Electra that would be fun.


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Post# 961541 , Reply# 4   10/9/2017 at 16:11 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Jeff has done a lot of customizing on one of these. The thing about these and most Hobart-design machines is that they sort of depend on successive loads to keep the temperature of the tank up so not so much heat is lost heating it up with every load.

Post# 961570 , Reply# 5   10/9/2017 at 18:09 by jkbff (Gladstone, ND)        

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i *need* this.


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