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Post# 49173   11/14/2004 at 19:34 (7,089 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Started the electrical work in the "washer shed", which is now literally airtight and all sealed up. The problem I had to deal with was that some vacuums down there developed handle rust, because, even though it was insulated, it was unsealed, making anything stored down there prone to moisture damage. After sealing all the cracks and crevices I was finally able to move my entire collection, parts, and vacuums down with no problem. Now everything is all organized and clean, after a thorough vacuuming. The GE Portable, DD Kenmore and Maytag Dependable Care are down there, as well as a working Maytag Model N wringer I picked up at a garage sale for $35 (YAY! Works great but needs a few new parts as well as a paint job; luckily Lehman's has most of what I need in stock; will post more on this machine). So now, you ask, what does that leave in the laundry room?? Not the prettiest washer, but very FUN! See for yourselves...and by the way, I bought it at A-1 Used Appliances, the same place I bought the GE Portable from. I know the owner, and I told him to find me some GM-built, Norge, and Westy FL machines, something he sees a lot of. We'll see what happens...


Post# 49177 , Reply# 1   11/14/2004 at 19:56 (7,089 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Sounds like you have been busy moving things around - it's nice to have space for your hobbies, especially since they are rather "large" collectibles!

Do you have a pic of the rest of the KM Penta-Vane washer pictured above?

Post# 49178 , Reply# 2   11/14/2004 at 19:57 (7,089 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Oops! I somehow lost the photo link in the post.

Here it is...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO westytoploader's LINK

Post# 49180 , Reply# 3   11/14/2004 at 20:02 (7,089 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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There it is! I had a very similar model for a while in my first townhouse. Mine had the penta-swirl agitator, I don't think I've ever seen a penta-vane in action.

I think the large capacity machines spin a little slower than 525 as the tub is a little larger diameter. Same spin results as the 525 in the std. cap. washers though. The first large cap. machines in the 60's were 505 rpm according to the WP service info.

Post# 49191 , Reply# 4   11/15/2004 at 05:21 (7,089 days old) by drmitch ()        

Nice pics Austin, I hope you enjoy your new laundry room!

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