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POD 9-08-04 Easy W/D Combo
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Post# 44658   9/8/2004 at 06:06 (7,166 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        

What a great picture of the day.
I think that it is a great looking machine. Although It is only 27", it looks smaller than most of the combo's.
What ever happend to the person that posted several times about the Easy Combo he found? Did I miss their post about it, and the pictures that they were going to post to the club?
Very interesting looking machine. I love the big main dial in the middle.

Post# 44661 , Reply# 1   9/8/2004 at 06:48 (7,165 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Brent, the guy who supposedly found the Easy W/D combo found it in east Texas, I believe Tyler to be specific. Never heard from him again.

OK, since this is combo weeks, I'm gonna combo a bunch of questions. Anyone know what the Spinaway Rinse was (I have my ideas). Like you say Brent, the front dial control. Kinda remind you of modern machines from the WP cousins or LG??? I find it quite "interesting" how they marketed the lack of shock absorbers & springs, "larger space" inside LOL. That in and of itself is more "spin" than the machine did in real life LOL. And imagine, a condenser dryer with the 300 or so rpm spin speeds actually drying twice as fast as others.

Also, does anyone know if this Murray Co. is the same Murray Co. that makes current lawnmowers?

Post# 44663 , Reply# 2   9/8/2004 at 07:38 (7,165 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
It's Easy to see...

This is pretty interesting to advertise "No shock absorbers" for sake of saving space in the drum. Hmmm... I guess the Easy way is to load the machine and night and by moring clothes are done. Wouldn't be too Easy for you Bob with your massive washloads. Maybe they should have named the washer Hard?

Post# 44686 , Reply# 3   9/8/2004 at 14:50 (7,165 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Sales and parts info...

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This beauty has two 1/3 HP motors, one for spinning and one for tumble & blower operation. The "SPINAWAY" rinsing consists of a tumbling spray rinse, a tumbling deep rinse, a "surge-spin" spray rinse (surge-spin: two second surge spins at 250 rpm followed by 13 second decelerations at 75 rpm) and then a final deep rinse followed with 12 more surge spins while the heater is energized, warming the clothes before drying. The Tumb-l-ator drum has six vanes and tilted at a 7 degree angle providing for a "Deep-Well" of water and revolves at 47 RPM. The rated capacity is 8lbs dry clothes. Drying is condenser type with a "wall of water" - spraying water over the surface of the outer drum liner, the blower moves 250 cu ft of air per minute around the drum to speed up the process. There is no mention of condenser water usage in the sales brochure. Heater is rated at 5000 watts for initial drying period when HOT water selection is made which then apparently switches down to 2500 watts for the remainder of the drying cycle (probably temperature activated switching) when WARM water selection is made (presumably for woolens and delicate fabrics) the heater runs at 2500 watts throughout the drying cycle. There is no mention of any water heating feature.

Post# 44691 , Reply# 4   9/8/2004 at 16:20 (7,165 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Wow, I've never seen one of these before; very beautiful! Also, 27" seems pretty small for a combo back in those days.

Is this a bolt-down combo since they mentioned the lack of shock absorbers?

Post# 44694 , Reply# 5   9/8/2004 at 17:25 (7,165 days old) by pulsator-power (connecticut)        

Made by the Murray Corp?...Is this the same company that made bicycles? Jerry

Post# 44696 , Reply# 6   9/8/2004 at 17:42 (7,165 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Nope - not 'technically' a bolt down machine. Literature states that with the "Surge-Spin" combined with the tilted tub does away with the need for the shocks and damper systems of other, larger footprint machines. Suspiciously enough however, the parts list for the POD lists a "Stay Cup" that is bolted to the floor and the machine is clamped to this cup, later models of similar design had a "Tie-Down Rail" that the machine slid into which was bolted or screwed to the floor...

Ain't that a hoot?

Post# 44699 , Reply# 7   9/8/2004 at 19:17 (7,165 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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So much for "Easy" installation.

Post# 44714 , Reply# 8   9/8/2004 at 23:24 (7,165 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Thanks Greg so much for the information! I really learned alot about the Easy Combo that I never knew before. It too sounds like a very complicated machine. I'm with you Bob, so much for the easy installation. I just wonder how many of these machines were sold and if they were ever recalled??

Post# 44720 , Reply# 9   9/8/2004 at 23:49 (7,165 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I beleive Murray(the one that builds bikes and mowers)is part of the MTD group-think of them to outdoor equipment as to WCI is to appliances.MTD also owns Cub Cadet,and Troy Built.

Post# 44730 , Reply# 10   9/9/2004 at 07:42 (7,164 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        
Murray/MTD mowers

For what it's worth, I have a 20+ year old Murray mower with a 3.5hp B&S engine. It's the old classic one that everybody used to own. Still runnin'. When it stops, change the spark plug and filters and it's ready for another 20 years. It's not finicky like my tractor and my trimmer. 2 pulls and VROOM!

Post# 44763 , Reply# 11   9/9/2004 at 18:43 (7,164 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        
20 year old Murray mower

Sounds like you took good care of yours.Around here people run them until they die.They don't even change the oil.-Its almost like the cheap vacuums.They don't take care of those either.When it or the mower dies-they just go to Wally World and buy another.Yes-those simple mowers would last a long time if people would just change the oil,filters and plugs on them.Thats a good thing about the basic Murray mower-its simple and could last awhile.I can't figure it out-the filter,plug and oil is sure cheaper than a new mower.Oops-I gotta change the oil in mine!!

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