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Post# 981352   2/5/2018 at 09:55 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Yep, there's always work to be done on one or another of the washers in Ogden...


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Post# 981353 , Reply# 1   2/5/2018 at 09:58 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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The latest victim, er I mean patient, is "8 of 56" - my Norge Timeline washer.

Norgie went out of service last fall when it refused to spin properly.  

What is it with me and spin cycles anyway?


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Post# 981354 , Reply# 2   2/5/2018 at 10:02 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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In my usual leap to a conclusion, I decided the pump had seized up on me and was preventing the belt from driving the transmission at the right speed.

It made sense...the pump was stuck when I got the machine and I have worked on it twice since then.


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Post# 981355 , Reply# 3   2/5/2018 at 10:07 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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I got very lucky and found a NOS replacement pump.

But I didn't need it...

It turned out that the pulley on the pump in the machine had come loose. And it came loose because Mr. I-Have-The-Strength-Of-An-Eight-Year-Old hadn't securely tightened the set screw.  Amazingly, I found the set screw under the 51 GE! Luck, pure luck...


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Post# 981356 , Reply# 4   2/5/2018 at 10:13 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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After two dry tests, I swapped the 57 Speed Queen for the Norge.  The first cycle was good.  I rate it only as good because the Timeline timer on this one sticks... It won't advance through fill into wash and it sticks at the 6-minute mark of the wash cycle.

I have to decide what to do with the leaky 55 Norge out in the garage but I will wait until I have the 57 GE restored (and yes, you may call me out on that!) to do further exploration on the 55...


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Post# 981361 , Reply# 5   2/5/2018 at 11:17 by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
What is it with me and spin cycles anyway?

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Paul, could it be you are a person who does not like going around in circles? Or better yet, could you find it frustrating if you feel you are spinning your wheels? Or is that you do not like it if you feel the situation you are in is spinning out of control? Or maybe you just don't like doing things in a round about manner?....just a thought (Dr. Phil would have a fit trying to analyze me! LOL)......PATRICK COFFEY

Post# 981364 , Reply# 6   2/5/2018 at 11:31 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Is "all of the above" an option, Pat?  LOL

 


Post# 981375 , Reply# 7   2/5/2018 at 12:23 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Paul,

Do you have the matching dryer for the '57 SQ ?


Post# 981378 , Reply# 8   2/5/2018 at 12:54 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Alas, no....  Jon had a dryer that would have matched it at some point, but it got banged up badly in transit if I recall correctly.  

 

If I had to get another dryer, I'd love to find a match to the '66 Blackstone washer but I have never, ever seen one of that era. 


Post# 981387 , Reply# 9   2/5/2018 at 13:59 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Here is how to spin properly!






Post# 981388 , Reply# 10   2/5/2018 at 14:03 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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See, I KNEW I was doing something wrong... LOL 


Post# 981393 , Reply# 11   2/5/2018 at 15:20 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Is she a Neutral Drain or a Spin Drain ?

Post# 981395 , Reply# 12   2/5/2018 at 15:22 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Spin drain - with a spray-rinse added for good measure! 


Post# 981396 , Reply# 13   2/5/2018 at 15:26 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Did ya use a drop o' Loctite on that screw, just in case?


Post# 981397 , Reply# 14   2/5/2018 at 15:28 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Maybe you should wear your Bracelets, Tiara, and your AW Bustier then you work on Spin Tubes.



Post# 981402 , Reply# 15   2/5/2018 at 16:21 by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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Locktite is always a great idea, (it helps ease disassembly too by preventing thread corrosion and galling), but a loose setscrew won't hold up long with or without Locktite. A setscrew needs to dig in a little to do it's deal, otherwise it just works loose. I suggest Wheaties and or using a different tool to tighten said screw.

Post# 981404 , Reply# 16   2/5/2018 at 16:31 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
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OK, if you get all gussied up in that outfit and start twirling, we've GOTTA have a video!!

 

lawrence


Post# 981422 , Reply# 17   2/5/2018 at 19:25 by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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I spun along with her back in the 70's watching this on the Sears TV with the rabbit ears on top...

Post# 981482 , Reply# 18   2/6/2018 at 06:53 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
OMG Jerry

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I had never seen Wounder Woman [ and now I don't think I missed a thing ] LOL, but she would diffidently be considered a neutral drain since she starts off just standing there in drippy outfits, that show could only be designed for young hetro boys.

 

John L.


Post# 981495 , Reply# 19   2/6/2018 at 07:18 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'm not hetero but I loved WW!  It was a special show my dad and I both enjoyed. 





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