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Re-engineering the Kelvinator Softener Dispenser System
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Post# 47671   10/24/2004 at 00:02 (7,115 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Well the Kelvinator is completed, I ran six wash loads through it and it performed like a champ. I decided to re-engineer the fabric softener dispenser so it does not get all clogged and yucky again. I wanted to make sure it gets flushed with every rinse. So what I did was to take a new early 60ís Whirlpool Combo water valve and install it in the Kelvinator. The Whirlpool Combo water valve has a special nozzle and third solenoid to provide flushing water to its detergent dispenser.

So I wired the third solenoid directly into the fabric softener dispenser circuit and I ran a copper tube from the special nozzle all the way up into the dispenser and yay for clean dispensers!

Post# 47672 , Reply# 1   10/24/2004 at 00:05 (7,115 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
A few more Kelvinator shots...

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The Magic Minute...

Kelvinator Now Sits Next to the Lady...

Gotta Love all that SPLASHING!

Post# 47673 , Reply# 2   10/24/2004 at 03:23 (7,114 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        
great engineering!

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That's very ingenious Robert, what a great job you did! I love the spashy pics too.

Post# 47694 , Reply# 3   10/24/2004 at 13:24 (7,114 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Excellent idea, I may have to do this on my Frigidaire "L" washer which is a similar gravity flow design as the Kelvinator.

The new machine looks nice in the lineup too!

Post# 47697 , Reply# 4   10/24/2004 at 14:17 (7,114 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Re-engineering the Kelvinator

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Hi Robert,
This is real Great! Are you going to do a DVD on the Kelvinator?

Post# 47713 , Reply# 5   10/24/2004 at 21:19 (7,114 days old) by JerseyMike ()        
I'm speechless!

Robert, you never cease to amaze me! All I can say is WOW!!!

I agree this is a video for sure!


Post# 47730 , Reply# 6   10/25/2004 at 04:52 (7,113 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
new fill valve

So did you have to do any innovative engineering to get the valve to mount in the spot where the Kelvy's valve was? Extra hole drilling, bracketing?

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