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Unimac for those heavier weekend washings
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Post# 728693   1/19/2014 at 07:58 (2,231 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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A deal at 5K (?) with only a bent frame? Interesting machine, nonetheless.

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Post# 728734 , Reply# 1   1/19/2014 at 10:29 (2,230 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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The fitness center I worked at for years had 2 of these. 75lb capacity machines. They performed okay... When they worked! The balance sensing system on these are to have the suspended frame press these little plastic buttons to tell the machine that it was unbalanced and to shut off and redistribute. The problem is that the frame would "press" the buttons so hard it would smash them and then the machine wouldn't spin at all. The door handles would snap off at the lightest tap rendering the machine useless once again. Both very minor problems that were easy to fix but they had to be fixed by a qualified Unimac technician which meant waiting a couple days for them to come out! Being down to half washing capacity was never a good thing! If those had been the only issues, they would have been fine, but when the drum support frames started to crack and allow th inner drum to make contact with the outer drum at 1,000 rpm, we were done. We got the rigid mount Unimac washers with the spray rinse and have never been happier! Those machines can take quite a bearing and just keep on chugging! I actually miss using them. They are quite fun to watch and use!

Post# 728797 , Reply# 2   1/19/2014 at 16:14 (2,230 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

What was the little blower keeping cool?

Post# 729077 , Reply# 3   1/20/2014 at 14:40 (2,229 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
RE: What was the little blower keeping cool?

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Most likely the controller and relay board.


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