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Nice looking Whirlpool wringer for sale on my local CL.
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Post# 671941   4/11/2013 at 09:42 (2,326 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Contacted the seller this morning, and now just waiting to hear back.  I'm hoping it's not a wreck, and that the pics are an accurate reflection of its true condition.  I'm thinking that it should be worth $50-60 at the most.  Does that sound fair to you guys?

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Post# 671967 , Reply# 1   4/11/2013 at 11:48 (2,326 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Basic WP Wringer Washer

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It should be a decent basic washer from around 1962, if I were looking for one that I was going to actually use much I would prefer a open-top type wringer with the better bigger rolls, these were not only safer but easier to use.

Post# 671978 , Reply# 2   4/11/2013 at 12:40 (2,326 days old) by westingman123 ()        

I think it is cool! Vaguely reminds me of Rosie the Robot. I'd go with $50.

Post# 671990 , Reply# 3   4/11/2013 at 13:33 (2,325 days old) by mr-maytag (Minneapolis, MN)        
Hey Tim

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I would say $50 wouldn't be too bad. Might start at $40...?? It looks nice in the pictures.

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Post# 672001 , Reply# 4   4/11/2013 at 15:11 (2,325 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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for the archives

Post# 672036 , Reply# 5   4/11/2013 at 17:34 (2,325 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I had thought about starting at $40, and I'm hoping the seller doesn't think it's a gold mine in disguise. Money mouth

Post# 673446 , Reply# 6   4/17/2013 at 12:15 (2,320 days old) by mr-maytag (Minneapolis, MN)        
Did you get it?

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Were you able to seal the deal, Tim?


Post# 673805 , Reply# 7   4/18/2013 at 19:09 (2,318 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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After contacting the seller for the 2nd time this morning he finally called me back late this afternoon.  I'm going to look at it Saturday morning.  He says it's in great shape.  Fingers crossed!!!

Post# 674228 , Reply# 8   4/20/2013 at 18:04 (2,316 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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My friend Leroy & I drove the approx 30 miles to Stevens Point, WI this morning and picked up the RCA Whirlpool "Surgomatic" wringer washer.  I haven't had time to do much with it other than checking to see if the pump works.  It does like a champ!  This is my first wringer with a pump, and it's great.  I'll post the serial no. and model no. later to see if anyone can date it.  It's a very quiet machine.


Post# 674238 , Reply# 9   4/20/2013 at 18:42 (2,316 days old) by e2l-arry (LAKEWOOD COLORADO)        
You're going to LOVE

Having a wringer washer with a PUMP.

Last summer when I got my 1st wringer everyone of the "Wringer Guys" here went on about a pump. My Grandma's Speed Queen never had one and I couldn't see how it was possibly THAT big a deal. But, as soon as I got mine hooked up, I found out it IS!


Post# 674256 , Reply# 10   4/20/2013 at 20:52 (2,316 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        
Having a pump

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Most of these non-pump models ended up in basements with floor drains so it didnt matter. I am so glad my old Maytag has a pump. I decided I am going to take a portion of my storage shed this year, put a water pump in to draw water out of the lake into a laundry tub and do my wash in my Maytag there in the warmer weather.

Post# 674332 , Reply# 11   4/21/2013 at 06:07 (2,316 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Our house was built in 1925, and because if its age we do have a floor drain as well as a laundry sink.

Post# 674683 , Reply# 12   4/22/2013 at 14:51 (2,314 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Here is the serial no. for the Whirlpool wringer machine: 01524.  The model no. is: LJW60.  I seriously doubt if these will be of any help to the Whirlpool experts here.  I could be wrong though.

Post# 676792 , Reply# 13   5/2/2013 at 10:33 (2,305 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I was able to pin down the year of manufacture, 1961.  I tried it out this morning with a couple loads of blankets, and it did just fine.  I love how quiet it is and how fast the pump empties the tub. 

Post# 676809 , Reply# 14   5/2/2013 at 11:42 (2,305 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Hey Jim,

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Don't you just love the way the wringer eats up and swallows blankets in seconds?

It would be really nice to see some pix if you have means. This may be the only working Whirlpool Conventional in the club.

Post# 676956 , Reply# 15   5/3/2013 at 05:34 (2,304 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Unfortunately, I'm not that technologically advanced to know how to post pics nor do I even have a digital camera.  I do have camera phone however.  But ignorant as to how to post pics.  This RCA Whirlpool machine has a tension control on the top of the wringer head which I kind of like.  I know what you mean about it swallowing blankets.  I put in a queen size Velux blanket, 2 polo shirts, a pair of socks, and the turnover was still great.  I'm in love with how fast the pump does its job.


Tim "Polkanut"

Post# 677046 , Reply# 16   5/3/2013 at 12:29 (2,304 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Hi Tim,

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The pic trick is different for everyone, depending on your camera/computer, etc, but once someone shows you how, it gets easy. Honest! You've got a camera phone, so you're half way there.

Do you have a Surgilator or the straight 3 vane powerhouse?

Always liked the fact that WP coined Surgomatic whike KM coined Visimatic.

Patiently waiting for you to make Aworg History.

Thanks, and keep on pumpin' ;'D

Post# 677086 , Reply# 17   5/3/2013 at 17:28 (2,303 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I have the 3 vane powerhouse like sometimes shows up in the POD's for the company that did phenolic moldings for Whirlpool.

Post# 727370 , Reply# 18   1/13/2014 at 07:46 (2,049 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        
POD finally showed up

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The Whirlpool agitator pictured is almost like the one in my wringer machine, except mine has completely straight vanes, and not wavy in the middle.

Post# 1029741 , Reply# 19   4/13/2019 at 09:26 by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        
Way overdue!!!

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I posted these on FB for a guy on the Vintage Appliances and Electronics page.  I know not everyone does Facebook so I'm posting them here as well.  This machine is a 1962 Whirlpool Model LJW650W-00 w/ pump.  It also has a Lovell-type wringer as you can see in the pics.  Does anyone else in the group have a working Whirlpool wringer of this vintage?


Sorry for the dark pics.

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Post# 1030148 , Reply# 20   4/17/2019 at 19:31 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Have been researching these beasts for quite a while. And it's fascinating. Interesting discoveries thus far: First, while Whirlpool often experimented with more expensive looking and elaborate designs under the Kenmore label in the automatic washer department, in the wringer venue, it looks like they did the experimenting under the Whirlpool label.
For example, the electronic "Touch" buttons were available on WP in 1954, and earlier, before they appeared on the Kenmores.

Second, they experimented with release bar-free wringers in the 50's, then moved to long thin bars all the way across the wringing field throughout the 60's, finally reverting to bar-free zones again Circa 1970 when the conventionals ceased manufacture.

Would die to have one of these, to be awed by the touch controls and to drool over all that kick-plate chrome! Sweet Jesus!

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