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spin on new Frigidaire top loaders
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Post# 47046   10/15/2004 at 18:04 (7,071 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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I read on an appliance website today that the new Frigidaire top loaders have an increased spin speed of 820 rpms....second fastest agitator washer out there. F&P being the best at 1000 rpms.




Post# 47048 , Reply# 1   10/15/2004 at 18:30 (7,071 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Wouldn't a plastic tub warp at such a high speed?

Post# 47052 , Reply# 2   10/15/2004 at 19:32 (7,071 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
spin speed

Wouldn't it be nice if Frigidaire brought back the RapiDry 1000??? I think it was actually 1140rpm....took a load of towels only 25 minutes to dry.

Post# 47054 , Reply# 3   10/15/2004 at 20:40 (7,071 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

I have a Frigidaire Rapidry 1000 thanks to GregM. Love that final spin!

Post# 47092 , Reply# 4   10/16/2004 at 00:32 (7,070 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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The Frigidaire Unimatic washers (1949-1959) spun at 1140 rpms. The high-end Rapidry 1000 Rollermatic models of the 1960s spun at 1000 rpms. I have heard that the platic tubs cannot stand up to very high spin speeds. And these new Frigidaire do have Titan (palstic) tubs. I think that GE has a 1000 rpm, or close to it, top-load Energy Star agitator model with a stainless tub. So the new Frigidaires are third for fast spin. I bet with governmental energy standards we will be seeing many top loaders raising spin speeds. Yay!

Post# 47112 , Reply# 5   10/16/2004 at 03:43 (7,070 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Rich,

GE has two models with high spin speeds. The GE Harmony (1000rpm) and a Profile model that spins at a higher speed (don't remember if it's 800 or 850rpm or so).


Post# 47210 , Reply# 6   10/17/2004 at 09:25 (7,069 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        
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some of our front loaders in the uk have spin speeds up 1800rpm


Post# 47304 , Reply# 7   10/18/2004 at 10:17 (7,068 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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golittlesport--- do you remember where you read about the new line of Frigidaire top-loaders? I checked their website and appliance.com and didn't see anything at either place. Would like to read up on this development. Thanks!

Post# 47332 , Reply# 8   10/18/2004 at 18:54 (7,068 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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I was just surfing around...I'm not sure exactly where I saw it. I just searched "Frigidaire" and this stacked model came up with a 820 spin speed. This is not where I originally saw the info however, but it was on a description of the machine.

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Post# 47614 , Reply# 9   10/22/2004 at 14:26 (7,064 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
another link

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Here is another link mentioning faster spin on TL Frigidaires...although it contradicts itself and says 820 rpms in one place and 1200 rpms in another. I'm sure those plastic tubs can't do 1200. No way.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO golittlesport's LINK


Post# 47616 , Reply# 10   10/22/2004 at 16:16 (7,064 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        

Unless the tub is tiny like my portable Lady Kenmore that can spin @850

It's a fast little sucker and it spins backwards (counter-clockwise).



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