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1968 Frigidaire Rollermatic set on ebay
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Post# 48366   11/1/2004 at 20:24 (7,102 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        

Hello all,

I've listed the Frigidaire set on ebay, I gave it a nice low starting bid and no reserve so hopefully it will go to a good home in applianceville or who knows maybe a future collector =)

Anyway email me from the ad if there are any questions or if anyone would like more pictures and I will do my best to oblige.

Enjoy!

~Steven and Amanda


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Post# 48702 , Reply# 1   11/6/2004 at 07:47 (7,098 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
bounce up

Hello,

Just wanted to push this up to the top in case some members hadn't seen it...

~Steven


Post# 48726 , Reply# 2   11/6/2004 at 19:04 (7,097 days old) by danelto (State College, PA)        
Timed Fill

I'm making an assumption here: timed fill means that the washer just fills-up for a set amount of time?

If you have low water pressure, you'd get less water in the tub; high water pressure, and you'd have water all over the floor?

Has anybody had one of these? Are there any stories to share?



Post# 48737 , Reply# 3   11/6/2004 at 21:59 (7,097 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
water pressure and timed fill

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Most of the timed-fill machines were pretty reliable for ensuring a proper amount of water in the machine for each cycle. There is a flow restrictor in most water valves so that only a fixed amount of water will be let through into the tub. Only in extreme cases would a washer "short-fill" or over-fill to the point of spilling out onto the floor. I think most machines were calibrated to be functional from 10 to 120 psi of water pressure. Often times when a machine does over-fill, it's only a small amount and is caused by that flow restrictor getting weak and allowing more water to enter than it's original design. Remember too, the outer tub in most solid tub washers is huge and would hold twice as much or more water than the wash tub itself. Too little or no water entering the machine would more likely be caused by faulty valve parts.

My little pink Maytag Highlander washer was originally a time-fill machine with a water valve flow restrictor that was allowing too much water to pass through and if you weren't paying attention, could have easily spilled water on the floor as it was a perforated tub washer and there was nowhere else for the water to go except up and over the top of the tub. This was the exception to the time-fill machines though, most were solid tubs.


Post# 48751 , Reply# 4   11/7/2004 at 07:44 (7,097 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

My '68 Speed Queen has an area on the timer for "extra-fill"---which is good since my old house does not have good water pressure and it allows for a full tub of water for the wash. The timer has to be reset during the rinse or the machine will start agitating with the tub barely half-full!Tis would'nt be a problem if water constantly entered the tub but it does'nt and won't get to overflow. I don't mind monitoring it as I am usually watching anyway, but it would be a real pain to someone who wants to "set it and forget it"! The '56 Frigidaire "Unimatic" fills just shy of a full tub in the wash and again, only half-full for the rinse--but-- the "Unimatic" allows water in during the whole rinse cycle so it eventually fills up---but may not have a chance for much (if any) overflow. Both Speed Queen and Frigidaire offered "Low-Pressure" timers for their machines but I don't know if I ever used one. The machines I remember from years ago were always in homes with good pressure so I don't remember problems.My Mom had a '64 Frigidaire and I had numerous "Roller-Matic" solid tubs---but never had a problem. Years ago in Tampa, Fla. I knew of a coin-laundry with "Roller-Matic" solid-tub machines, and the water in those machine FLEW in. I mean those machines filled so fast the tub was full in about two minutes! The water splashed against the agitators so hard it sprayed up on the glass window in the lid! I always assumed they had special fill-valves (or flow restricters removed). And yet, I have spoken with a friend (Peteski) who worked in a similar coin-laundry and he had to walk around with a hose and add water to the different machines that did not fill with enough! I would imagine it could be a real irritant to the "set it and forget it folks" and I do remember folks sending their "new" macines right back where they bought them to replace them with one that "fills up"! -Steve

Post# 48752 , Reply# 5   11/7/2004 at 07:48 (7,097 days old) by WASHENDRY (pinconning,mich)        

HELLO
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I WILL BE PLACING BID ON 1968
FRIGIDAIRE, IS THE SHIPPING LOTS OF BUCKS?
LET ME KNOW, THEY'LL BE GOING TO A GOOD HOME WITH 1962 MAYTAG PAIR, 1957 WESTINGHOUSE LAUNDROMAT PAIR, 2 PHILCO DUOMATIC'S
AND 8 WRINGERS ALONG WITH REFRIGERATORS, STOVES AND LOTS OF TOASTERS AND COFFE POTS,
KIM



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Post# 48753 , Reply# 6   11/7/2004 at 07:55 (7,097 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

I want to apologize for all the "typo's" in post #48751. I should know better then to try typing when I first wake up! -Steve

Post# 48754 , Reply# 7   11/7/2004 at 07:58 (7,097 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        
Reply to WASHENDRY

Those machines are quite hefty. Get online with Craters and Freighters web site and using your zip code and the sellers zip code you can guess at the weight (600 lbs. would be close) and get an idea of the cost. Good luck! -Steve

Post# 48817 , Reply# 8   11/8/2004 at 08:14 (7,096 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
sellers zip code

Hello,

The sellers zipcode is 92009 (Carlsbad, CA) in San Diego county. The seller would also welcome anyone who would like to drive down and get them and will hold them for 2 months (or longer for an applianceville member) so that they may be picked up and enjoyed by an applianceville member.

Thx,
Steven & Amanda


Post# 48864 , Reply# 9   11/8/2004 at 22:09 (7,095 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
weight?

Anyone in here know the approximate weight? 600 lbs seems excessive?

Post# 49063 , Reply# 10   11/12/2004 at 07:34 (7,092 days old) by WASHENDRY (pinconning,mich)        


HELLO EVERYONE,
I GOT THE PAIR OF FRIGIDAIRE'S, ARANGING SHIPPING AND PAYMENT
I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THEY ARRIVE, THIS CHOULD BE THE FINAL INCENTIVE TO GET MY COLLECTION ON THE LINK TO SHARE
THANKS AGAIN
KIM


Post# 49119 , Reply# 11   11/13/2004 at 12:58 (7,091 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
congrads kim =)

I'm trying to call you on your 1-800 number and its not working. Can you give me a call back?

Thanks,
Steven



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