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1957 Frigidaire Control Tower Dryer
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Post# 1019159   12/26/2018 at 22:41 (270 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Gauging interest on whether or not to part out my Control Tower Dryer.
I canít imagine parts are easy to come by, and itís much easier to ship individual items the the whole hulking thing. Heaviest dryer I have ever moved is my guess. Although my Maytag 806 is hardly a light weight either.
Let me know if there is a part you need, I believe mine is complete.





Post# 1019181 , Reply# 1   12/27/2018 at 09:08 (269 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
??!!

If you say it is complete, don't part it out! Rare dryer alert .....

Post# 1019184 , Reply# 2   12/27/2018 at 09:37 (269 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Is it not working? Do you not have space for it? What's behind the push to get rid of it?

Post# 1019185 , Reply# 3   12/27/2018 at 09:48 (269 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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No space. Our living (and storage) situation though solid now, is always possibly within months of ending.
I am lightening my load in preparation for the inevitable. If I donít, a lot of stuff may need to be dumped en masse, and that thought haunts me.
The dryer has a dent on the left side and will need someone with the required know how to rewire the mess thatís there now.
I will sell the whole thing for $200 (as is) if anybody can get here to pick it up.


Post# 1019186 , Reply# 4   12/27/2018 at 10:16 (269 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Parting Out A DI57

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save the motor&fan, idler pulley and shaft, heater assembly if the elements are good, maybe the timer and front rollers, you may be able to sell some of these parts eventually [ they fit all Filterator dryers from 1952-60.

You might also save the chrome pop-metal control panel and tower parts if they are not pitted, otherwise let it go if no one wants the whole thing, the pictures you posted when you got it looked pretty bad.

John L.


Post# 1019210 , Reply# 5   12/27/2018 at 13:22 (269 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
Dang, ......

Wish I still lived in La Mesa. I'd be there to pick it up in 5 mins!

Post# 1019538 , Reply# 6   12/30/2018 at 19:50 (266 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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When would you need it gone by? I would be interested in it, do you have any pictures of it?



Post# 1019541 , Reply# 7   12/30/2018 at 20:59 (266 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I will post pics tomorrow.


Post# 1019618 , Reply# 8   12/31/2018 at 16:12 (265 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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After a light partial cleaning.
Much of the dent will push out easily i believe.
The machine was stored in a desert barn for decades.
I have all the knobs and the amazingly heavy solid metal dial indicator.


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Post# 1019633 , Reply# 9   12/31/2018 at 18:58 (265 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
You forgot ......

The money shot.

Post# 1019643 , Reply# 10   12/31/2018 at 20:39 (265 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Here ya go...


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Post# 1019776 , Reply# 11   1/1/2019 at 22:47 (264 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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When would you need the machine gone?


Post# 1019800 , Reply# 12   1/2/2019 at 09:23 (263 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I would like it out of here in the next month or two if possible. I can keep it longer if someone needs me to in order to pick it up on a future planned visit to the area.




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Post# 1020616 , Reply# 13   1/8/2019 at 22:57 (257 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I'm definitely interested in it, but wouldn't be able to come get it till sometime this spring.


Post# 1032104 , Reply# 14   5/8/2019 at 10:24 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I am parting this out starting this week.
Contact me if you are interested in anything, two members so far have.
Although it will fetch more by parting out, I still prefer to sell it whole if anyone nearby is interested.


Post# 1032106 , Reply# 15   5/8/2019 at 10:38 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

If no one has asked for it I would like to have the motor & Fan - Just let me know how much you want for it.

Thanks !!!

Bob


Post# 1033327 , Reply# 16   5/21/2019 at 14:13 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Okay, i could just go at it and pull off parts until i got out what i need, but i feel should ask first:
What is the smart way to disassemble to remove the motor and fan on this thing, the bottom?


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Post# 1033328 , Reply# 17   5/21/2019 at 14:36 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Leave the motor on the cradle. Remove the wires and remove the four bolts from the bottom, holding the cradle to the frame. Remove the motor.

Good luck!

Ben


Post# 1033329 , Reply# 18   5/21/2019 at 14:38 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Never mind....
4 7/16Ē bolts from the bottom.

Ahem...like Ben said.


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Post# 1033330 , Reply# 19   5/21/2019 at 14:49 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I repeat, anyone that wants any parts other than the Fan/Motor assembly...speak up now por favor.

ps: Sorry Bob, someone beat ya to it.


Post# 1033334 , Reply# 20   5/21/2019 at 15:37 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Shoot, if the timer hasn't already been claimed, I'm interested! A Control Tower dryer may be making its way to Ogden soon....


Post# 1033344 , Reply# 21   5/21/2019 at 19:41 by TrainGuy (Key West, FL)        
Parts Inquiry

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Robert,

I sent you a message through the site on May 8th.

Thanks,
Rich


Post# 1033345 , Reply# 22   5/21/2019 at 19:53 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Sorry I missed you msg Rich, I just replied.


Post# 1034212 , Reply# 23   6/2/2019 at 14:50 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I have too many projects and other issues choking my schedule of late...so if you are waiting for parts thanks for your patience.





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