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Easy spindrier model r
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Post# 958934   9/24/2017 at 19:01 (363 days old) by VacuumGuy99 (North Western PA)        

Hey everyone,I need to pick your brains on a very early easy model r spindrier with the plunger style agitator. Long story short I found a very seldom used example that this guy got from his friends grandmother. I need to know how to activate the spinner and pump before I make an all day trip out of getting it. The plug is in poor shape so this guy is being very careful about plugging it in, he says he plugged it in quickly heard a buzz and saw the plungers move. All knowledge would be appreciated

Post# 959348 , Reply# 1   9/26/2017 at 22:55 (360 days old) by VacuumGuy99 (North Western PA)        

He sent me a video and while the agitator seems to work properly there is a very loud electrical buzz coming from the motor so I probably won't be getting it unfortunately still if anyone at anytime has information about them I'd love to learn about them.

Post# 959350 , Reply# 2   9/26/2017 at 23:18 (360 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Not to many members IIRC have those early versions

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Of Easy spin drier washers with the vacuum action agitation. Your best bet might be to sit for a while and do an internet search. Have seen various Easy twin tub washers on Youtube and being offered for sale.

You may also wish to search the archives. there have been some pretty good discussions about Easy spindrier units previously in the past.

All things considered the motor probably is or was pretty generic. Should think swapping it out for another shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Post# 959351 , Reply# 3   9/26/2017 at 23:21 (360 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Launderess is right

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getting that machine in ANY condition is wiser than waiting for a perfect specimen of that model. Rare, old, hard to find. Get it while its available, you can't repair something you don't own

Post# 959352 , Reply# 4   9/26/2017 at 23:37 (360 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Maybe Lee Maxwell can help you (?) He has some pre-war Easy's in his museum.

Post# 959380 , Reply# 5   9/27/2017 at 07:46 (360 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
In my experience with vintage appliances

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Most motors are either GE or Delco, and usually "off the shelf" as it were. Long as specs match even a modern equal would likely suit, and may be a better deal.

Am thinking about swapping out the old motor on my Simplex ironer for something more modern and much quieter.

Post# 959880 , Reply# 6   9/29/2017 at 20:49 (357 days old) by VacuumGuy99 (North Western PA)        

The way it worked out I wasn't able to get time off work to go out and get it.... so my dad volunteered because he liked it. Should be home in a few hours and I'll give it a quick going over tomorrow.Super excited to welcome my third vintage washer to the collection.. Oh dear, it's all down hill from here isn't it lol.

Post# 959974 , Reply# 7   9/30/2017 at 22:07 (356 days old) by VacuumGuy99 (North Western PA)        
Heres some pictures!

This machine predates the spin a rinse feature so it makes me curious why the spinner has a large vent on the lid. A little instruction paper came with the washer and it says wash,spin to return suds to washer,rinse in a wash tub,spin to return rinse water to wash tub,hang the clothing on the line. In picture 5 you can see the water diverter valve that has 3 positions suds,rinse, and blue. I believe suds puts water in the main wash tub and I think rinse and blue run the water out the two holes above the adjustable board next to the spinner. I tried to get in contact with Lee from the washer museum but the listed email address doesn't work so I might just have to pick your brains if I need help.

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Post# 960104 , Reply# 8   10/1/2017 at 20:05 (355 days old) by vacuumguy99 (North Western PA)        

So I got in contact with Lee and he told me he doesn't use his machines to wash clothes,he said he takes everything apart cleans the pieces up,changes the oil and makes them operational but he didn't have any specifics or details about the machine. Any help you guy can give me will be helpful but the information card I got does have some details on what to oil but there is a chunk of the card missing in that area.

Post# 960128 , Reply# 9   10/1/2017 at 23:49 (355 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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You're going to have to put in some leg (or rather finger) work and dig into the internet for answers. These older Easy washers aren't that plentiful here in the group IIRC, thus responses may be slow to nil in coming

As for the hole in vent hood, it seems some models of this Easy "R" did not have:

Without knowing a production timeline/history from Syracuse washing machine company it could be possible there was some overlap between late Easy "washer" and Easy Spindrier.

My usual method of working backwards is to start with the patent numbers. From there you normally can find diagrams indicating what is what.

Post# 970259 , Reply# 10   11/27/2017 at 13:01 (299 days old) by VacuumGuy99 (North Western PA)        
Well, it's a start...

Started taking the machine apart 2 months ago (plenty of pictures where taken) and got stuck at the tub nut. It's 2 inches wide which means tools are available but very pricey, so I was playing on eBay looking for a Kenmore visi wringer (I believe mine has a few broken parts) and completely out of nowhere an original Syracuse washing machine company wrench for the tubnut shows up in my suggestion box!!! So that's on it's way to revive my old model R!!!

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