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Westinghouse top load rinses
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Post# 961804   10/10/2017 at 18:25 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

I've always wondered something about Westinghouse TL machines. On the dial, like in the photo below, it shows first rinse and second rinse. Is the first just a spray rinse a la Maytag? Or are there two deep rinses?

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Post# 961806 , Reply# 1   10/10/2017 at 18:53 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Long spray.


Post# 961908 , Reply# 2   10/11/2017 at 08:28 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Long and copious amounts of water, slows the spin down drastically. The two Westy top loaders I had were over 2 minute sprays, truly a 1st rinse.

Post# 962014 , Reply# 3   10/11/2017 at 18:24 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

That is a long spray for sure. Thanks for the reply, guys.

Post# 962027 , Reply# 4   10/11/2017 at 19:39 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

They needed it to get rid of the suds. I don't think I ever saw one that got up to full speed in the first spin.
Refresh my memory--- wasn't the pump on top of the motor----- so if it leaked it fried the motor?


Post# 962079 , Reply# 5   10/12/2017 at 07:02 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Yes it was

A few of the Philcos were too, a really stupid design.




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