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Post# 988915   3/31/2018 at 04:01 by Countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I picked up this little gem yesterday. Guy who was selling it got it in a house he was flipping. It's never been removed from the box. Tomorrow, when I get it home, I'll take more pictures.

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Post# 988916 , Reply# 1   3/31/2018 at 04:39 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice score!

Post# 988917 , Reply# 2   3/31/2018 at 04:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Wow! Congratulations on such a neat find! Made in Japan for Hotpoint? 

Post# 988936 , Reply# 3   3/31/2018 at 09:23 by chetlaham (United States)        
To Lucky! Im jealous!

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I've always wanted a new in box mini. Especially an older one like that. I think you hit the jackpot.

Post# 988943 , Reply# 4   3/31/2018 at 10:39 by Gorenje (Slovenia)        

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Wow, wow, wow !! Congratulations!

Post# 988955 , Reply# 5   3/31/2018 at 13:28 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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What a lucky find!

is it a portable washing machine?
If so, that is really cute!

Post# 988968 , Reply# 6   3/31/2018 at 15:01 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

They are pretty terrible washers if it is one of the earlier ones. Toward the end of the run, they modified it to alternate the fill valve with the drain pump, I believe, so that it did not sudslock as badly as the earlier machines. It had a rectangular spray head at the rear of the tub opening that sprayed a nice shower on the spinning load. It still managed to tie the load in knots, but they were just ahead of the times by 50 years.

Post# 989020 , Reply# 7   3/31/2018 at 21:23 by Countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Some pictures as I unboxed it. The box is not in great shape. Water damage and disintegrating.

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Post# 989021 , Reply# 8   3/31/2018 at 21:24 by chetlaham (United States)        
ahead of the times by 50 years

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This statement is true in every way possible. This design would literally set the standard for almost every new washer built today. Separate drain pump, 4 point rod and spring suspension, permanent split capacitor motor, splutch, brake band, impeller, and I am sure I missed a few.

Post# 989028 , Reply# 9   3/31/2018 at 22:17 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'm confused.  The connections for the water supply would indicate that this isn't a portable machine, yet it's on casters.  What purpose do the casters serve?

Post# 989029 , Reply# 10   3/31/2018 at 22:17 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Interesting Find

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I'm confused, though.  The connections for the water supply would indicate that this isn't a portable machine, yet it's on casters.  What purpose do the casters serve?

Post# 989032 , Reply# 11   3/31/2018 at 22:30 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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It’s probably a convertible like some of the Whirlpool portables were. My Whirlpool portable could either be hooked up to the sink, like a portable dishwasher, or to hot and cold supply lines just like a regular automatic. I used mine both ways, depending on whether or not I had regular water and drain connections. So the casters were for when it was used as a portable. If used as a regularlly connected automatic the casters were locked int place to prevent movement.

Post# 989037 , Reply# 12   3/31/2018 at 23:29 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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My vintage Whirlpool (in Harvest Gold) WP compact washer was a "convertible" model. One could use it either way; stationary or portable.

To use it as a portable besides castors instead of feet, one set the water temperature controls to "Cold/Cold". Wash and or rinse temperatures were then controlled from the tap.

It has been awhile and machine has long since been sold onto another member but, IIRC one capped off the rinse water hose port and just used the wash side. When used as a portable a "quick connect" dishwasher type hose was used. Two hoses; one for drain, other for wash/rinse water.

For stationary all this palver was reversed; two water hoses, a separate drain hose and feet instead of castors.

There are of course *other* ways to make said washer "stationary". Mine's wouldn't dare though.... *LOL*

Post# 989038 , Reply# 13   4/1/2018 at 00:24 by appnut (TX)        

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Looks just like its GE branded cousin. 

Post# 989049 , Reply# 14   4/1/2018 at 01:27 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
So shiney!

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Can't wait to see a video of this cute lil machine in action

Post# 989085 , Reply# 15   4/1/2018 at 12:32 by lesto (Atlanta)        

I suppose this is the forerunner to the crappy impeller washers on the market today.

Post# 989086 , Reply# 16   4/1/2018 at 13:04 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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That's a very cool find Justin, it's an early model because the spin tub is all porcelain, later on the rim of the tub was plastic.

Post# 989130 , Reply# 17   4/1/2018 at 21:27 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Congratulations! What a find, my grandparents had a Sanyo machine like this at our old cottage.

Side note, how well do these machines clean?

Post# 989188 , Reply# 18   4/2/2018 at 09:52 by mistereric (USA)        

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What a cutie! My GE version of the same gets occasional use, but its got a VERY noisy bearing and changing it is over my head.

Post# 989213 , Reply# 19   4/2/2018 at 16:21 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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That is a very Cool machine. Wishing
you lots of fun with it. NOS is awesome!


Post# 989239 , Reply# 20   4/2/2018 at 22:26 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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How fun and congrats! Have to laugh about “water damage” to the carton — is there any water in Arizona?! Have fun and looking forward to hearing and seeing more about this interesting and intriguing machine!

Post# 989270 , Reply# 21   4/3/2018 at 07:49 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Looks pretty.

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You know, I've used this style of washer frequently and there's a lot to be said for them:

They clean quite well and frequently spin out very well.

If enough water is used, the cycle is the appropriate length and the washer not overloaded they don't tangle clothes as badly as their reputation. Yes, they can tangle clothes more easily than an agitator washer, but nowhere near as bad as all that.

I'm looking forward to seeing her in action!

Post# 989390 , Reply# 22   4/4/2018 at 02:57 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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She looks like she will be a lot of fun to watch working, so enjoy her in the best of health...

I have seen a lot of amazing new finds, decades out, just now coming right out of their boxes, & enough to wonder if we have a thread going on them or should get one started...

-- Dave

Post# 989410 , Reply# 23   4/4/2018 at 09:28 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
Nice machine!

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If the machine does tend to suds-lock, try using the 'High Efficiency' detergents to keep the foam under control.

Post# 989412 , Reply# 24   4/4/2018 at 09:54 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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--Or a vintage "Low Sudsing" laundry soap, if you can find...

-- Dave

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