Thread Number: 73527  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
Whirlpool Belt Drive commercial washers.
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Post# 971034   12/1/2017 at 22:02 (295 days old) by Maytag85 (SoCal )        

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Did Whirlpool ever make any Belt Drive commercial washers?

Post# 971036 , Reply# 1   12/1/2017 at 22:22 (295 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

When parents were at university~mid 1970s,the Laundromat buildings were equipped with ~1968 WPs(6 IIRC)and a pair of older westy front loads that were usually "out of order":)

Post# 971064 , Reply# 2   12/2/2017 at 03:31 (295 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Maytag85:  Did Whirlpool ever make any Belt Drive commercial washers?
Surely, branded both Whirlpool and Kenmore.  Some laundromats around this area had them.  There's a Picture-of-the-Day touting Whirlpool coin-op dry cleaning machines that also shows belt-drive toploaders.

Post# 971083 , Reply# 3   12/2/2017 at 06:23 (295 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

the laundry room in an apartment building I lived in had the BD washers and they had some WP dryers stacked.These replaced the turquoise SQ washers the place had before.Then Amana based SQ washers replaced the WP BD.Then I moved to a different apartment house-they had GE washers with the ramp agitators and rim flo filters.No lint dishes.

Post# 971092 , Reply# 4   12/2/2017 at 07:05 (295 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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My dad did the service work for a laundromat north of here. They had circa 1965 Frigidiares, and Whirlpools.

Post# 971144 , Reply# 5   12/2/2017 at 12:45 (294 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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How well did these machines stand up to the abuses of being a commercial washer vs something like a MT or solid tub SQ of the era?

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