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Post# 508376   3/31/2011 at 12:57 (4,629 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

Hi, I decided to create a thread on spin dryers. This first one is my Grans. Again I would like to know when the dryers shown were made.


Post# 508379 , Reply# 1   3/31/2011 at 13:03 (4,629 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
1965? creda spinner

This is my spinner. It was my great Grandad's wich acompanied with a hoover like my toy one. It spins at 2800rpm.

Post# 508414 , Reply# 2   3/31/2011 at 15:44 (4,629 days old) by 3beltwesty ()        
What is the rpm of those models?

So do those spin dryers work like the video in the web page link below?


Post# 508416 , Reply# 3   3/31/2011 at 15:49 (4,629 days old) by nrones ()        
Made in UK

I don"t know for yours, but on the first pic, I can clearly see that it says Made in UK (under CREDA written) ;)

Post# 508422 , Reply# 4   3/31/2011 at 16:13 (4,629 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Have A "Paki" Spin Drier

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From Laundry Alternative, and have to say it gets the job done.

Spins at 3200 rpms which is faster than most older Euro versions (1500 or about 2500 respectively), though because it is mainly plastic makes a heck of a racket if not loaded totally balanced.

Am not sure if the increase in speed is due to a Euro 50hz motor being run on USA's 60hz. Know several companies still make spin dryers for sale in the EU, but don't think the market is that great to warrant special versions just for the USA market.

Have always toyed with the idea of having a Euro spin dryer sent over, especially one of those *huge* Frigidare models that hold about 7kg (versus the 4-6 kilo normal capacity), but again not sure what the change in frequency would do to the motor.

The older spin dryer offerings from say Miele, AEG and the like whilst built rock solid, tend to spin at lower rpms than modern versions. This is at least what I've seen scouting around

Oh another thing:

My modern Paki spinner slowly revs up to full power, instead of the older method of just starting out at the max. This tends to allow for better distribution of a load and less "whacking" noise as things aren't violently thrown to the side.

Post# 508425 , Reply# 5   3/31/2011 at 16:27 (4,629 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Take A Tip From Me

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Rather from a vintage commercial laundry manual I've got.

When loading extractors without a center cone (Easy Spin drier's and others including many commercial units have a center post), use one's arm or something to help in loading items *around* the sides of the basket. When properly loaded one should always be able to see and reach down the center of any load in a spin drier's basket.

Rationale for above?

Unlike a top loading washing machine with center post, or a H-Axis washer that will distribute a wash load before spinning (or at least attempt to), if you load items into a spin dryer Willy-Nilly they will get wacked to the sides as the unit powers up. This not only causes out of balance loads (and all the noise and vibrations that go with), it is hard on textiles and won't do the machine any good either.

One more tip:

If you've lost or damaged the plastic/rubber mat that comes with the spin dryer, and is supposed to sit on top of a load during the extracton process, all is not lost. After the mandatory packing down of the load simply place a heavy towel or bit of flannel over the load, and again pack it down making sure it does not reach up/over the top of the spin basket. This will do the same as the spin mat. Indeed large commercial extractors such as those made by Bock don't come with a mat, but operators would place a heavy towel or something across the top of the load instead.

Mind you, if you load the machine properly, and the load barely reaches half or less way up the basket after being pushed down, you probably can dispense with using a mat or anything else. The only reason for using these things is to prevent either small items from being flung up and over the tub, and or items on top from excessive friction caused by being rubbed against the spin lid.

Small items should always be loaded at the bottom of a load, covered by larger things. Loads should never extend very close to the top of the extractor basket anyway. Better to do smaller batches than risk "spin burn" to an item.

Post# 508428 , Reply# 6   3/31/2011 at 16:30 (4,629 days old) by Easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        
My spin dryer . . .

. . . is a SpinX I ordered from a company in Houston, TX. I love it. I'm not sure how fast it spins, but the figure 2400 rpm sticks in my mind.

It really saves a lot of drying time, especially blue jeans, whether hanging on the line outside or using a gas or electric dryer.

I guess I've had mine for at least 30 years by now.

Jerry Gay

Post# 508700 , Reply# 7   4/2/2011 at 06:01 (4,627 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        

now why do twin tubs have these great super fast spin speeds but auto top loaders dont?

Post# 508763 , Reply# 8   4/2/2011 at 13:35 (4,627 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

That's easy to answer.

washing machines have a wider drum so first of all they don't need such high speed to get the same result.
It's also not safe to have a huge drum spinning at this speed.

Front loaders can use the gravity to try to balance the load perfectly, by spinning the drum at low speed and increase it gradually until the load is fully balanced and even on front loaders, the spin speed doesn't have to be so fast to get the same result because the drum is wider. 2800 or 3200 RPM in a front loader is not only dangerous to the machine and the ambient around it but would also be harmful to the clothes as incrediblý smashing forces would deform the fabrics.

Post# 508809 , Reply# 9   4/2/2011 at 16:07 (4,627 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Being As That May

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There has to be a middle ground between sopping wet laundry that comes out of most "laundromat" front loaders, and safety/machine damage, etc.

IMHO the bit about larger radius drums removing more water due to their size is a load of flannel. Well perhaps if the final spin speeds were goosed up a bit, but am here to tell you that laundry done in any of the SQ front loaders at our local emerge not far from dripping wet. If one tried could easily wring water out of most loads. Indeed items taken home right from the washer and bunged into either the Hoover or "Paki" spin dryer will give nearly a quart or more of water.

Post# 508814 , Reply# 10   4/2/2011 at 16:31 (4,627 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

Laundromat machines are made to be profitable. it doesn't count.

of course there's an equation to be respected about spin speed and drum size to get the same result. my Frigidaire Affinity washer spins at 1100 RPM and my Wanke spin dryer spins at 2800. Believe it of not, the Frigidaire spins better.

If laundromat machines spin fast, the load will dry in only one dryer cycle. Why do that if we can simply force the consumer to use more dryer cycles (and pay more)? Most of the laundromat machines that can be programed by the laundromat owner, are always set to the minimum spin speed possible.

If a laundromat charge the dryer by load (no matter about the time), they would be desperate to find a machine that spins at a 1000000000000RPM

Post# 509197 , Reply# 11   4/4/2011 at 12:47 (4,625 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

thanks for info


Post# 509415 , Reply# 12   4/5/2011 at 09:47 (4,624 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        


I didn't know you had one of the Paki spinners. I think the ones we have are the only ones left. We haven't used ours in quite some time due to the noise it makes.
But it still worked and hasn't exploded on us yet!

Post# 509472 , Reply# 13   4/5/2011 at 13:46 (4,624 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Yes,nabbed one from fleaBay last year that was "little" used so said the seller.

There is version being sold currently, saw it on eBay last week.

Once the extractor gets up and running it is actually supposed to be quite quiet. However as noted above if the load is out of balance and or the spinner is not loaded properly it will make a god awful racket. Methinks much of the noise comes from the plastic inner parts banging all over the place. Try loading as per my instructions above and see where that gets you.

Post# 509494 , Reply# 14   4/5/2011 at 16:02 (4,624 days old) by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Creda spin dryer

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Hi Aquarius8000 and all.Im glad you started this thread as i have alwaya been intrested in spin dryers,especialy the older ones and not the newer chinese plastic ones.I think they became popular in the u.k. in the late 50s-early 60s as people bought them to go with there wringer washers.As at that time twin tub washers had just become available but not many u.k. kitchens had the space,whereas a compact wringer washer,which they already had ,and a seperate spinner could be kept elsewhere.As a child i remember 2 close neighbours having just that combination,next door had a Hotpoint Princess and a Creda spinner and the neighbour opposite had a Servis powerglide and a Creda spinner ,the same model as yours.Now i think just elderly people buy them for drying a few hand washed things.This is my favourite spinner and it makes a lovely growl when it starts.Its a Creda 704MK2 pobably late 60s with a beautiful torquoise blue spin can/basket.A bit rare to find a good one as they had problems with the paint flaking of the spin can/basket.Regards Nige.

Post# 509495 , Reply# 15   4/5/2011 at 16:04 (4,624 days old) by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Creda Spinner

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Beautiful blue spin can/basket.

Post# 509498 , Reply# 16   4/5/2011 at 16:14 (4,624 days old) by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Modern day favourite

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Zannusi sd2822w,
I think this was the last decent spinner available in the u.k. Galvanised steel painted body,stainless steel drum.Drain pump.Made in Germany.Currently available Hotpoint/Creda spinners come from some former eastern bloc country and rust away rapidly.

Post# 509499 , Reply# 17   4/5/2011 at 16:16 (4,624 days old) by reversomatic (east anglia,england,u.k.)        
Zanussi sd2822w

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Nice high quality stainless steel drum.

Post# 509609 , Reply# 18   4/6/2011 at 00:16 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Spin Dryers

Love this thread. I have 2 spin dryers, an old creda and miele. Both spin at 2800rpm, makes a big difference when using a tumble dryer.

Also, a good friend of mine just lost his job. He bought a hotpoint tumble dryer at xmas. He asked me if I wanted to buy it off him as he can not afford to use it. Its a hotpoint aquarius model tvm 570 and takes 7kg. I noticed on the rating plate it says, made in the UK. I thought all hotpoint appliances where made in Italy.


Post# 509633 , Reply# 19   4/6/2011 at 05:13 (4,623 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
Thanks reversomatic,

My current spinner does have a blue drum and I do have the problem of the paint peeling off. I realy love my great grandad who saved it but it does make a real noise and tends to jump around the floor & I know this becase I only tend to use it on a Satturday after swimmin'. I am hoping I will find a a spinner like my nans , I did find one a week or so ago but it was too far from me. It's typical, you find something but it's too far.Below is a pic of the drum in my spinner.

Paul, it is designed in Italy but made here in the UK . Sorry to hear that about your friend.

Kind regards, Chris

Post# 509641 , Reply# 20   4/6/2011 at 06:04 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
My Spin Dryers


Post# 509643 , Reply# 21   4/6/2011 at 06:07 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
My Spin Dryers


Post# 509645 , Reply# 22   4/6/2011 at 06:08 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
My Spin Dryers


Post# 509646 , Reply# 23   4/6/2011 at 06:09 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
My Spin Dryers


Post# 509647 , Reply# 24   4/6/2011 at 06:13 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Both Machines

Creda & Miele

Post# 509649 , Reply# 25   4/6/2011 at 06:19 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Washer & Dryer

Miele & Hotpoint

Post# 509750 , Reply# 26   4/6/2011 at 15:52 (4,623 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        

Hi Aquarius 8000.

Just love this thread. Does your creda spin dryer have a copper drum?.



Post# 509905 , Reply# 27   4/7/2011 at 02:21 (4,622 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
off the top of my head...

I do not know if it is a copper drum, I am presuming it has a steel drum. I have just woken up so I will have to check later.

Enjoy, Chris

Post# 509906 , Reply# 28   4/7/2011 at 02:44 (4,622 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
sorry about the drum pic

I realized that I had forgotten to clean it out

Post# 509907 , Reply# 29   4/7/2011 at 02:59 (4,622 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
sorry about the drum pic

I realized that I had forgotten to clean it out

Post# 509988 , Reply# 30   4/7/2011 at 12:24 (4,622 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

It is a copper drum. Though the first one (pic) is a steel one.


Post# 510155 , Reply# 31   4/8/2011 at 07:03 (4,621 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

what is the best spin dryer on the market now? I think it is the hotpoint sdl428


Post# 512151 , Reply# 32   4/18/2011 at 12:48 (4,611 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

wich is your favourite? mine is the creda as it has a hose wich for some people can be a difficulty bending down.

Post# 512178 , Reply# 33   4/18/2011 at 16:11 (4,611 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        

Hi Chris.

I like my Miele spin dryer, its fab.

Post# 512179 , Reply# 34   4/18/2011 at 16:15 (4,611 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        

Here is her pic, lol.

Post# 512340 , Reply# 35   4/19/2011 at 09:47 (4,610 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

how old is it???

Post# 512358 , Reply# 36   4/19/2011 at 11:40 (4,610 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Miele Spin Dryer


Not sure how old it is, the model is WZ 268


Post# 512359 , Reply# 37   4/19/2011 at 11:51 (4,610 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
and the creda

do you know how old thai is????

Post# 512532 , Reply# 38   4/20/2011 at 01:04 (4,609 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        

Hi Chris.

Not sure how old the Creda is, but its like new. The Miele seems to dry better than the Creda, but use them both when I got a full load of washing. Saves so much money in the winter when using a tumble dryer.



Post# 512547 , Reply# 39   4/20/2011 at 03:15 (4,609 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        

how fast do they spin at??? my one spins at 2800

Post# 512557 , Reply# 40   4/20/2011 at 05:34 (4,609 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Spin Speeds

Hi Chris.

They both spin at 2800rpm.

Post# 512561 , Reply# 41   4/20/2011 at 06:50 (4,609 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
so if

they both spin at the same speed then why does the Meile give better results???

Post# 512637 , Reply# 42   4/20/2011 at 16:16 (4,609 days old) by paulinroyton (B)        
Spin Dryer

Hi Chris.

The Miele has many drain holes in the drum, so suppose the water empties quicker. As for the Creda, has splits half way around the drum and at the top, so I wonder if it takes longer for the water to empty out of the drum.

Both good machines, but do prefer the Miele.


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