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Post# 539374   8/25/2011 at 01:33 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Here are a some pics of my 2005 Whirlpool washer model LSB6500PW3... control panel




Post# 539376 , Reply# 1   8/25/2011 at 01:40 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

load size and temperature selectors

Post# 539379 , Reply# 2   8/25/2011 at 01:43 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

extra rinse/end of cycle and fabric/speed selectors

Post# 539380 , Reply# 3   8/25/2011 at 01:46 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

27 wash cycle options

Post# 539381 , Reply# 4   8/25/2011 at 02:00 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

I made a few modifications to improve the washer...installed the (TST) Triple Spray Technology water fill sysytem, added a 4.0 cu.ft. inner basket, doubled the Cabinet Sound Absorbant Insulation for a quieter wash and replaced the Xtra-Roll Action Plus agitator with a SUPER Straight Vane agitator...AWESOME!!!

Post# 539382 , Reply# 5   8/25/2011 at 02:04 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

a little closer

Post# 539383 , Reply# 6   8/25/2011 at 02:08 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

a small load of sheets

Post# 539389 , Reply# 7   8/25/2011 at 02:20 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

I use the SUPER Straight Vane agitator instead of the Xtra Roll because it's more exciting to look at and it performs better...well not as good. The spiral vane will always provide the better turnover action. But, this agitator even out-performs both of the Heavy Duty SUPER Surgilator agitators (5/4 wavy/straight vanes) and (5/4 flex-vanes)...

Post# 539391 , Reply# 8   8/25/2011 at 02:26 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

2 screws to fasten the 2-pieced (upper and lower) SUPER Straight Vane agitator together

Post# 539394 , Reply# 9   8/25/2011 at 02:31 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

something is missing...

Post# 539396 , Reply# 10   8/25/2011 at 02:34 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

here it is...the agitator cap

Post# 539398 , Reply# 11   8/25/2011 at 02:36 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

oops, system.

Post# 539427 , Reply# 12   8/25/2011 at 06:52 (4,708 days old) by brastemp (Brazil)        

Nice washer.. make some video about.

Post# 539518 , Reply# 13   8/25/2011 at 15:13 (4,708 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

I'm working on that!!!

Post# 540470 , Reply# 14   8/29/2011 at 19:29 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

I made a video of the washer on YouTube...2005 Whirlpool Gold Washer Super Straight-Vane Agitator...it's a little grainy.

Post# 540484 , Reply# 15   8/29/2011 at 20:36 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Here's a quick Whirlpool Gold washer YouTube video.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO scrubflex's LINK


Post# 540485 , Reply# 16   8/29/2011 at 20:40 (4,703 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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That is more than excellent rollover. How does it do with a full load?

Post# 540487 , Reply# 17   8/29/2011 at 20:48 (4,703 days old) by brastemp (Brazil)        

Incredible rollover.. I really like this washer.

Post# 540498 , Reply# 18   8/29/2011 at 21:57 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

It's OUTRAGEOUS Peteski, right!!!. Once I washed a large load of sheets. 2 queen flats, 1 fitted, 2 twin flats, 4 queen pillow cases and 2 twin pcs. All on the water level setting between the medium and large setting. The Super Straight Vane circulated the whole load with no problem. Even, during the rinse using a cold water.

Post# 540507 , Reply# 19   8/29/2011 at 22:35 (4,703 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That's what I call one pimped out WP DD washer.

Post# 540514 , Reply# 20   8/29/2011 at 23:44 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

The TST water spray fill

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Post# 540515 , Reply# 21   8/29/2011 at 23:54 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

a saturated spray fill and deep agitated rinse with softener

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Post# 540516 , Reply# 22   8/30/2011 at 00:02 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

The pause before the neutral drain begins then, the 2 spray rinses and spin-out

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Post# 540518 , Reply# 23   8/30/2011 at 00:09 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Lets try the TST water spray fill vid again

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Post# 540533 , Reply# 24   8/30/2011 at 01:29 (4,703 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Maybe I could reconsider the DD washers-but get the ones with the straight blade agitator as shown.I am sure the swap shops out my way have them.

Post# 540547 , Reply# 25   8/30/2011 at 05:00 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Tolivac,

let me know if you come across the gray 2-piece Straight Vane. The one that have the 'step-down notch' flex-vanes at the base. I believe the agitator base of the 2-piece Straight Vane agitator has a 1/2" longer vane than the 1-piece style. I have a Heavy Duty Super Surgilator (4 wavy & straight) vanes with flex-vanes and the other style 1-piece Surgilator agitator I'm willing to swap for a 2-piece Straight Vane.


Post# 540552 , Reply# 26   8/30/2011 at 06:41 (4,703 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I haven't checked yet-could see if the swap shop has any of those grey agitators in their parts piles.With the storm passed-they are probably cleaning up-since some of his shop is outside.

Post# 540606 , Reply# 27   8/30/2011 at 13:16 (4,703 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Ok.

Post# 540615 , Reply# 28   8/30/2011 at 13:36 (4,703 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Shredding at it's finest

Post# 540751 , Reply# 29   8/31/2011 at 00:27 (4,702 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

How 'bout seeing the washer truely full-is that the max water fill-would think it could fill to cover the agitator barrel's blades.

Post# 540791 , Reply# 30   8/31/2011 at 07:38 (4,702 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
DD WP WASHERS

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The straight van agitators always worked great in these washers with loads of light fabrics or small items and at lower than maximum water level. Try doing a video of a load of ten pairs of mens blue jeans with the SV agitator and then the same load with the original DA agitator and you will see why they used the DDA. Great videos thanks for posting them.


Post# 540792 , Reply# 31   8/31/2011 at 07:40 (4,702 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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me i much prefer the dual action agitator as the dual action agitator tends to clean better for me in my case but i would not mind having a top load washer with a straight vane agitator as well

Post# 540812 , Reply# 32   8/31/2011 at 09:27 (4,702 days old) by KenmoreGuy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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Scrubflex, I remember you looking for this agitator. How and where did you finally find it?

Gordon


Post# 540893 , Reply# 33   8/31/2011 at 14:36 (4,702 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Hey Gordon, I traded two 1-piece straight-vane agitators (gray and white) for this one with Supremewhirlpool.

Post# 540957 , Reply# 34   8/31/2011 at 22:49 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Here are few more WASH-RINSE-SPIN vids of a large load of 16 shirts...only needed to use the large load size setting for this size load

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Post# 540968 , Reply# 35   9/1/2011 at 00:54 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Casual/Permanent Press cycle-DRAINING and 1st SPRAY SPINNING

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Post# 540970 , Reply# 36   9/1/2011 at 01:04 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

FILL and a quick RINSE

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Post# 540973 , Reply# 37   9/1/2011 at 01:09 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

the FINAL DRAIN, 2nd SPRAY RINSE and STEP-UP SPIN

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Post# 540975 , Reply# 38   9/1/2011 at 01:55 (4,701 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Can you tell me why....

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Your machine spray rinses after its done the conditioner rinse sureoy that removes the conditioner from the laundry?

Also why does it click and start to revolve then stop just before a spin?

I know dim englishman but please take into consideration these machines are not common to me.:)

Austin


Post# 540982 , Reply# 39   9/1/2011 at 05:09 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Yeah, Ozzie908 I know...I'm not really sure why they designed the wash cycles like that...maybe they figure most people would add the softener in the extra rinse cycle.

I believe the clutch is released to begin the spin.

As I promised, I made 2 more WASH and RINSE vids using the maximum water level.


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Post# 540983 , Reply# 40   9/1/2011 at 05:11 (4,701 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Here is the rinsing vid...you can see the load move much better

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Post# 541038 , Reply# 41   9/1/2011 at 11:10 (4,701 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Thank you :)

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It makes sense that you may want to put it in the 2nd/final rinse but why not turn off the water valve if 2nd rinse is not selected ?

Sometimes the designers need to do the laundry they would make things different then ....:)

Austin


Post# 541081 , Reply# 42   9/1/2011 at 16:20 (4,701 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
DD WASHER FINEL SPIN SPRAY

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The quick spray at the beginning of the spin is to rinse any lint and scum off the top of the load before it really gets the clothes against the side of the tub. This short spray of usually cold water will not remove much if any fabric softener. As most know FS is oily to waxy and this is why if you use it that when the clothing is washed the next time it is so important to wash it in hot or at least warm water or the FS will build up too much in the clothing and even the washer. 


Post# 541118 , Reply# 43   9/1/2011 at 21:52 (4,700 days old) by AutowasherFreak ()        

I think I could learn to love this DD machine! Thanks for the great videos. I had a WP DD in the late 80's it was only a 14 lb machine, and the agitator was very similar to this one.

Post# 541184 , Reply# 44   9/2/2011 at 07:32 (4,700 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Cool and I KNOW!!! I don't know why Whirlpool discontinued this straight vane agitator...with the "tapered" flex vanes. I can see if they wanted to save money with the 1-piece but, these flex vanes provide much, stronger rollover power.

Post# 541210 , Reply# 45   9/2/2011 at 11:19 (4,700 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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i think that this type of agitator is still avalable in basic rebadge whirlpool washers (roper and estate brands.

Post# 541227 , Reply# 46   9/2/2011 at 12:45 (4,700 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

I'm looking for the gray one (2-piece) with step-down notch flex-vanes...let me know...Oh yeah, guys check out my Maytag washer pics and vids in Imperial.


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