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Hoover Duel Twin Tub Washer/Spinner - $50 (Hudson, WI)
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Post# 741369   3/12/2014 at 14:56 (2,178 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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2 months old ad, and a Christina:

" This is a really neat small size washer tub and spinner manufactured in the 70's by Hoover. Shortly after its production Hoover moved international as these smaller washers we no longer needed in the USA and everything us Americans do is "Super sized". This is an antique that I got from my father, originally purchased by my grandmother. I remember using it at my dads when his normal washer died.

I moved to a Historic home in Downtown Hudson a couple of years ago and because there were no hookups for modern washer/Dryer, I decided to use the washer as it was a small size and would fit perfectly in my small home. I only used it a few times due to its "small" load capacity. It can hold up to 4 jeans at a time for washing and I usually would only spin 1 pair at a time then hang to dry. I find it more efficient to go to the laundry mat to wash my 7 loads at one time :) I simply do not need this appliance and do not want the hassle of trying to sell it at full cost to a dealer. I simply want to let it go to a good home/buyer.

The only thing I can foresee wrong in the future is one of the belts. Due to the age of the machine one of the belts was getting really worn so before it fell apart I found a replacement. I have not put it on, but anyone with a bit of wrenching background could get it up and running in a few minutes.

If you are interested please email. I do not have a truck so if you are interested you will need to pick up.

This would be perfect for shop rags/ cabin/ deer camp/ RV
I have posted a few different pictures. The washer I have is the Brown one. I took pictures of a blue one my dad currently still uses for shop rags so I had pics of it in operation.

Christina "



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Post# 741411 , Reply# 1   3/12/2014 at 17:16 (2,178 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
i LOVE the "coppertone" brown color.....

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of this hoover twin tub washer. but i am sooo over the whole twin tubbin' scene!!! it's just too much "hands-on" involvement when you use a twin tub washer!!!

i might consider a speed queen twin tub washer, with the center agitator. but even then, i would really have to think about it and ask myself, "do you really want to be using a twin tub washer???"!!!
ha ha ha.....

but i still LOVE the "coppertone" brown version of the hoover twin tub washer!!!


Post# 741425 , Reply# 2   3/12/2014 at 17:48 (2,178 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Welcome To Our World

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Now you know why myself and a few others rarely haul out our TTs. It also speaks to why it is possible to find more than a few low miles on them.

Don't get me wrong, Hoover TTs are great little machines, and given the choice between them or doing the lot by hand... But quite frankly it is quite a lot of effort and noise for the amount of washing done. If space permitted would rather have a later model wringer machine as they held more washing.

Now some of the European TTs are another story. Would love to find an AEG or Miele unit.


Post# 741426 , Reply# 3   3/12/2014 at 17:51 (2,178 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
don't know what your missing....

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a TwinTub is hands on, yes....but what better fabric care than hands on, monitoring its every step thru the washing process....

I too was skeptical at first, and seemed more of a novelty, but once you get going, you can go thru a few loads of laundry in no time....

a tip from RevvinKevin got me to line up two machines...wash/spin in one, and rinse/spin in the other......

you can go thru 4 baskets of laundry faster than any automatic....

it is something you have experience for yourself.....


Post# 741432 , Reply# 4   3/12/2014 at 18:03 (2,178 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
i did have a hoover 0510 twin tub...

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just like this "coppertone" brown one in the craigslist ad, but of course, the "coppertone" one is model 0512, so mine was white.

and yeah, i did get through all my laundry in about an hour, but i didn't have 2 twin tub washers next to each other to do the wash in one & rinse in the other one. so, how i did my washing was;
wash & spin each separate load. and as one load was in the spinner, i would add the next load to the washtub. and i would take the load out of the spinner & put it in the basket and continue loading the spinner & then the washtub until all my loads were in the laundry basket, damp but freshley spun out.

than i would empty the washtub and fill it with clean water and repeat the process & go through all the loads like that. and as they came out of the spinner, i would put what went into the dryer in the dryer and what i was going to hang out on the clothesline, it went back into the laundry basket. until i was done rinsing & spinning all the loads of clothes.

the bad thing is, me being O.C.D., i would always repeat that short 4 minute wash cycle for washing & rinsing. so, of course, i ended up with, what launderess calls, a tangled rope of my clothes. LOL.....
just too much work for me. even though, blaring music from my computer while doing this washing, did make it more enjoyable.
ha ha ha.....

so, if i were to ever go back to twin tubbin', it would have to be a speed queen twin tub washer, that has that central agitator, so at least, i wouldn't have to deal with the, "rope" of clothes at the end of the washing cycle!!!
LOL.....

;oD


Post# 741442 , Reply# 5   3/12/2014 at 18:28 (2,178 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
wash/spin in one, and rinse/spin in the other......

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There isn't enough aspirin or Tylenol in the world that could get one to put up with noise from *two* Hoover TTs spinning. Nope, just don't wanna deal with it, just don't wanna.

Post# 741444 , Reply# 6   3/12/2014 at 18:33 (2,178 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Laundress....thats a good one.....and you are right!

I guess I should have been more specific....I do have two Hoovers, but was using one for washing, and the Maytag A50 for rinsing....not that one Hoover wouldn't drive you nuts after a while...


Post# 741515 , Reply# 7   3/13/2014 at 04:57 (2,178 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
twin tubbin'

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Its interesting how perceptions are different each side of the pond.

There is no doubt that, particularly when compared with US top loaders, these machines have a small capacity and I can certainly see Laundress' point about being able to wash more in a US sized wringer washer at a time although it really does not involve any less work because of course the laundry still has to be rinsed and wrung out/spun out after washing so it is pretty much the same either way. These Hoovers are particularly quick and were certainly marketed here as being so - its a bit of a trade off though if you are not going to rinse while the laundry is in the spin can. Unless you are prepared to be very particular over the quantity and rate of water going into the spinner rinsing results could be indifferent to say the least of it. And it needs a lot of patience to stand holding a hose over spinner for 3 or 4 minutes at a time, repeatedly.

It does get "old" very quickly!

Christina, much as I love my Servis equivalent of the Speedqueen, it is not going to involve any less work than the Hoovermatic you previously had. Quieter and smoother - yes, any less work? - no.

I have also noticed that the twin tubs seem to me to cause more wear to laundry than a front loading automatic (which is what we mostly have here) although of course in comparison to a TL auto the difference might not be so noticeable. And then of course there is the problem of how creased clothing is out of a TT spin drier when compared to a larger automatic of any kind - drier yes, but almost always in need of ironing.

Something for those days when you are "feeling the love!"

Al


Post# 741607 , Reply# 8   3/13/2014 at 13:42 (2,177 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
vacbear58/al...

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that is a very good point that you made in your message about speed queen or hoover, twin tubbin' is twin tubbin' and it all involves the same amount of work. yes, that is true, when you break it all down & think about it. it is very true!! thank you for pointing that out & bringing that, into focus for me.

i guess the whole attraction to the speed queen twin tub is the fact that it has a central agitator. which with my ol' hoover that i had, the tangled up rope of clothes got really old, really fast!!! especially articles of clothing that have "hooks" on them!!!!!! LOL......
that was the biggest headache, washing with the ol' hoover, trying to untangle that strappy, hooked together, twisted, knotted up, rope of articles without snagging or tearing any of them, with the other!!!
AAAAAHHHHH!!! I SURE DON'T MISS THOSE DAYS OF DOING LAUNDRY!!!
LOL.....

so maybe the attraction to the speed queen twin tub is just the thought of having a "tiny" washer with the central agitator. not to mention, i LOVE the spin driers. just to see the water that was left in the clothes (especially the towels & pants), after taking them out of the automatic washer, & giving them a 2nd spin in the hoover (when i had it). but than again, that could also be part of the O.C.D. too, wanting to spin as much water out of the clothes, as much as possible.
i know, i'm crazy!!!
ha ha ha.....


Post# 741635 , Reply# 9   3/13/2014 at 15:14 (2,177 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Wringer Washer vs Hoover TT

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At least with wringer washers it would be possible to do larger items such as bed linen >full sized including blankets. You just cannot wash such things in a Hoover TT, well more to the point they will often not fit in the spinner. Providing one knows how to properly use a mangle however such things do not pose a problem.

When it comes to rinsing many with twin tubs did the same thing as those with ringers; that is send washed laundry into a separate tub or sink to rinse. This is certainly faster than waiting for all laundry to be washed (if reusing water) empty the TT wash tub, fill with rinse water ......

Aside from one of the vintage AEG or Miele twin tubs, the only other I'd seriously consider is the UM202. Now *that* is a way to plow through tons of laundry quickly.


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Post# 742001 , Reply# 10   3/14/2014 at 22:44 (2,176 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
aeg twin tub washer....

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ok so, i googled the aeg twin tub washer. and i don't know if i get the right idea for it? is it basically like having a small dryer drum attached to the pulsator wheel, on a hoover. and it would be like washing the clothes in a "front load" washer. is that how this aeg twin tub would wash the clothes? and if so, how high would you put the water in the washtub? cuz if you fill it all the way to the top, wouldn't the wash action be just like the hoover pulsator boiling action? or would you only fill the washtub 1/2 way with water so that the clothes will be tumbled into the water by the spinning drum???

too bad there isn't a video of one in action to see just how this aeg twin tub washer washes...


Post# 742543 , Reply# 11   3/16/2014 at 20:47 (2,174 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
UM202

Launderess, you and your link to the UM202 made me laugh, how do you find these things? You always show us the ultimate subject under discussion, thank you for the smiles. Now it is almost 30 years since I sold my Hoover twin tub but I don't remember it being all that loud-is it just memory fade? Hippiedoll, I also on occasion wish I had the Hoover to extract more water from jeans or towels, how fast did they spin?

Post# 742594 , Reply# 12   3/17/2014 at 02:06 (2,174 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
fisherpaykel....

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if i'm not mistaken, i think the hoover spinner did like 2000 r.p.m.?
i had the owner's manual, that came with the 0510 that i bought. but i gave the owner's manual to my aunt, along with the hoover, about a year or so ago.

i'm sure that someone who knows for sure, will chime in and tell you (& me) if i'm right or wrong.

:o)


Post# 742710 , Reply# 13   3/17/2014 at 15:15 (2,173 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        

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Christina

I know of two types AEG Twin Tubs. The first is not unlike the Hoovermatic you owned in operation with a pulsator except that the drum was square and the pulsator on the bottom. This type was on sale in 1960 and 1971 according to Which (like your CR) reports. The other is a very different beast, and is the one which I think Laundress was referring to. This has a horizontal drum, rather like a front loading machine, but the clothes are loaded in through the side of the drum - this arrangement is common in Europe - particularly on narrow (width) machines. The machine then works like a front loader except that it does not spin out the clothes - after draining the final rinse the wet clothes are manually removed from the wash drum and placed into the adjacent spin drier for spinning.

I am away from home tonight but I have some pictures I can load when I get back home

Al


Post# 742747 , Reply# 14   3/17/2014 at 16:37 (2,173 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
cool....

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thanks vacbear58/al.

that would be interesting to see.

:o)


Post# 780420 , Reply# 15   8/31/2014 at 16:07 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
I love the hands on of the twin tubs!

I have always loved vintage machines.When I first started in the drycleaning biz in 1991 the plant I worked at still had an old transfer drycleaning machine from 1953. It was a brand called detrex. They were made in detroit mi. It was a small unit called the coronet. The machine washed/spun the clothes in the washer and then they were taken out wet(with perc)a sythetic solvent and dryed in a tumbler. A steam dryer to the rest of the world. of course the dec outlawed perc transfer equiptment officially in 2000,but the old machine went out a lot sooner. I love the transfering aspect of the twin tubs. And as one gentleman said he likes the hands on aspect of the twin tubs,so do I. Thanks Bill

Post# 780422 , Reply# 16   8/31/2014 at 16:10 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
I love the hands on of the twin tubs!

I have always loved vintage machines.When I first started in the drycleaning biz in 1991 the plant I worked at still had an old transfer drycleaning machine from 1953. It was a brand called detrex. They were made in detroit mi. It was a small unit called the coronet. The machine washed/spun the clothes in the washer and then they were taken out wet(with perc)a sythetic solvent and dryed in a tumbler. A steam dryer to the rest of the world. of course the dec outlawed perc transfer equiptment officially in 2000,but the old machine went out a lot sooner. I love the transfering aspect of the twin tubs. And as one gentleman said he likes the hands on aspect of the twin tubs,so do I. Thanks Bill

Post# 780424 , Reply# 17   8/31/2014 at 16:12 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry I posted twice!

Im so sorry I posted the twin tub thread twice. My computer is slow and I didnt think the first had gone through. Please forgive me. Thanks Bill

Post# 780425 , Reply# 18   8/31/2014 at 16:13 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry I posted twice!

Im so sorry I posted the twin tub thread twice. My computer is slow and I didnt think the first had gone through. Please forgive me. Thanks Bill

Post# 780426 , Reply# 19   8/31/2014 at 16:15 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry again.

sorry I did it again. thanks Bill

Post# 780428 , Reply# 20   8/31/2014 at 16:17 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry again.

sorry I did it again. thanks Bill

Post# 780429 , Reply# 21   8/31/2014 at 16:17 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry again.

sorry I did it again. thanks Bill

Post# 780430 , Reply# 22   8/31/2014 at 16:18 (2,006 days old) by dryclean1 (Walton, NY)        
sorry again.

sorry I did it again. thanks Bill

Post# 780502 , Reply# 23   8/31/2014 at 21:00 (2,006 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
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