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Post# 49759   11/23/2004 at 20:56 (7,148 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Shouldnt the make automatic washers have the filler thingy on the outer tub on the bottom instead of the top why dont they do this? or do they

And why do many modern machines agitate while filling?





Post# 49766 , Reply# 1   11/23/2004 at 23:56 (7,148 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Assuming you are referring to top-loaders, if the water came in from the bottom, then how would a spray rinse be done?

That being said, the Bendix Economat filled from the bottom, water bubbled in up the agitator. That machine didn't spin, so spray rinses were not an issue.

Where have you seen a 'modern' washer that agitates while filling?

By the way, you *really* need to work on your writing and grammar skills, being as the written word is the primary method of communciation on the Internet. ;-)


Post# 49769 , Reply# 2   11/24/2004 at 03:54 (7,148 days old) by hoovermatic (UK)        

I have a UK Hotpoint TL from the 1980's and that agitates whilst filling. It is supposed to start the detergent working with the water and aid stain removal. As far as I can see, it does nothing at all.

Post# 49772 , Reply# 3   11/24/2004 at 05:52 (7,148 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

I remember the old Thor's (at least the ones I saw) would begin to agitate as soon as they were started and the water began to enter the tub. I would think that would create quite a bit of fabric damage over time. Don't know of any top-loaders sold in the US now, that would do that----although I understand after much discussion on this web site, that the Fisher & Pakel's "test" their water levels by agitation, when set on "automatic" water level settings.

Post# 49780 , Reply# 4   11/24/2004 at 07:47 (7,148 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Hi

My grandmother had an early 60's Lady Kenmore pair with the sudsaver and I can remember that when she would do her second load using the recycled water it would agitate while filling and then stop when it sucked in the used water and fill the rest of the tub with some fresh water. I left about and inch of water in the stationery tub that she would then drain out. What she told me was that after the wash water drained the soil would settle to the bottom and then when you reused it in the next load it would leave that inch there with the dirty stuff on the bottom.

I could see where agitating while filling could damage your clothes over time.


Post# 49807 , Reply# 5   11/24/2004 at 16:46 (7,148 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

I think that some of the earlier automatics may have agitated while filling because you could first disolve the detergent, before putting the clothes in. I still do this. It must be a habit from my old wringer washer days.

Post# 49811 , Reply# 6   11/24/2004 at 17:55 (7,147 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
bottom fill

My sister has a stacked GE compact unit....it fills from the bottom...and somehow, it spray rinses....

Post# 49812 , Reply# 7   11/24/2004 at 18:45 (7,147 days old) by compwhiz ()        

The ge harmony agitates while filling

there could be 2 watr jets one used for fil;lling one used fir spray rinse


Post# 49813 , Reply# 8   11/24/2004 at 18:52 (7,147 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Interesting machine Chuck; I wonder how it does that?

The Hitachi version of the GE Portable fills from the top (and spray rinses as well), in a shower-type spray, so I'm guessing this could be the WCI-made Spacemaker machine. Do you have a picture of it?

--Austin


Post# 49815 , Reply# 9   11/24/2004 at 19:13 (7,147 days old) by compwhiz ()        

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Post# 49825 , Reply# 19   11/24/2004 at 19:13 (7,147 days old) by compwhiz ()        

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Post# 49866 , Reply# 20   11/25/2004 at 09:49 (7,147 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'll play,a pic of what?

kennyGF


Post# 49868 , Reply# 21   11/25/2004 at 11:14 (7,147 days old) by compwhiz ()        
oops

Sorry it wouldnt load and i got mad so i clicked many times

The Hitachi version of the GE Portable fills from the top (and spray rinses as well), in a shower-type spray, so I'm guessing this could be the WCI-made Spacemaker machine. Do you have a picture of it?

Pic of what?


Post# 49873 , Reply# 22   11/25/2004 at 13:11 (7,147 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
whirlpool spacemaker

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The newer Whirlpool-made (aka Kenmore, GE) spacemakers fill from the bottom, or actually into the outer tub. There are spray rinses, but the water does not hit the spinning clothes in the basket. The spray just rinses out the outer tub.

Post# 49874 , Reply# 23   11/25/2004 at 14:31 (7,147 days old) by compwhiz ()        

I remember when we were at wapato point our washer & dryer were stacked and the fill of the washer were these slots on the primary tub

Post# 49889 , Reply# 24   11/25/2004 at 20:52 (7,146 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
bottom fill

I should have said HAD a compact GE stacked set....she sold it soon after she bought her new house, and bought a set of Maytags.....sorry, and I don't have a pic of it...

Post# 49929 , Reply# 25   11/26/2004 at 14:18 (7,146 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Ok then

Post# 49930 , Reply# 26   11/26/2004 at 14:18 (7,146 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Ok then


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