Please Remember to RIGHT-CLICK and select SAVE TARGET AS on these large video files to save them to your hard drive first, then view them off line.1958 FRIGIDAIRE CUSTOM IMPERIAL UNIMATIC (WCI-58)
AND PAUSE (0.8mb)
This is just a bit of the wash fill and part of the pause before the washing action begins.
WASH (16mb) or for your modem users THE
SUDSY WASH (8mb)
Here is about five minutes of the wash cycle, its broken down into segments so you can see the suds building to a point of completely covering the agitator. The first segment is the first two minutes of the wash cycle so you can see how fast the suds builds up due to the large amount of detergent. You'll see my hand come in and clear away a bit of suds from the center just so you can see the agitator again.
At the end of the wash cycle, about 2.75 gallons of water is filled into the tub to float away lint and scum at the top, of course with this much suds, there is not much that can be float away.
This can only be believed by being seen. Watch what happens to all those mounds of suds, many washers that I can think of both vintage and modern would choke on all these suds. This video shows is the entire 1:20 first spin from start to finish.
A video is worth a thousand pictures!
Obviously there will be some residual suds left in the clothes due to all that detergent, but can you get water this clear in your machine doing the same experiment?
The beginning and end of the final Frigidaire Imperial Rapidry spin (the final spin is 4 minutes total) just cause its so much fun!
1959 PHILCO AUTOMAGIC WASHER WITH THE "NEW HIGH-FREQUENCY AGITATION"
HOW THE PHILCO WORKS (4.0mb)
Watch the Philco agitator operate without any water or clothes in the tub, then see how it washes with various water levels.
LOADING THE PHILCO (4.8mb)
See the Philco being loaded with clothes, the lint filter cleaned, and wonderful smelling vintage 1960's Tide being added to the detergent dispenser.
THE PHILCO WASHING (4.5mb)
Check out the wonderful turnover in the vintage Philco!
TUMBLE WASH (2.0mb)
See a 1955 slant-front Westinghouse Laundromat washing away with a perfect DASH 1/2 way up the window suds level! You can see this exact machine in the new Julianne Moore movie "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio".
Loading the Washer and Start Fill and Adding the Detergent
The Wash Cycle
The Suds Kill and First Spin
Brake and Rinse Fill
The Rinse Cycle
1140rpm GE Spin-Dry
Manually Draining the Rinse Water
1956 HOTPOINT AUTOMATIC WASHER
Demonstration (5 MB)
My Silly (more like stupid) Measuring of the Detergent (4 MB)
Loading the Clothes (4 MB)
Washing (6 MB)
First Spin (10 MB)
Static Overflow Fill (like watching paint dry) (3 MB)
Overflow Rinse (4 MB)
Final Spin (10 MB)
Overflow Rinse Comparison between 3 washers (6 MB)
1964 SEARS KENMORE AUTOMATIC WASHER
DRAIN, SPIN with the 7-Second Spray Rinse (5.0mb)
See a 1964 Belt-Drive Kenmore fill, wash, drain and spin with all the Quintessential Belt-Drive Kenmore sounds!>
1965 SPEED QUEEN AUTOMATIC
THE OVERFLOW WASH (7.5mb)
See a 1965 Speed Queen step through it's washing cycle, perform its 1 minute overflow rinse and then spin out the wash water.
1965 FRIGIDAIRE ROLLERMATIC WASHER WITH THE "DEEP-ACTION AGITATOR"
1970's FRIGIDAIRE FRIGIDAIRE SKINNY-MINI WASHER WITH ITS FAMOUS "AGI-TUB"
1970's FRIGIDAIRE 1-18 JET ACTION WASHER WITH ITS JET-CRICLE SPRAY"
1947 BENDIX FRONT-LOADING WASHER
1962 EASY SPIRALATOR AUTOMATIC WASHER
1949 YOUNGSTOWN KITCHENS JET-TOWER DISHWASHER
1964 KITCHENAID DISHWASHER