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Post# 1025185   2/20/2019 at 09:00 by RodS (Portland,OR)        

Hello. I have a 1950's Westinghouse dryer that has been in storage for the past 30 years. I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in buying it. It was in working condition when we put it away. It's in very nice shape, and do not want to recycle it.

Thanks,
Rod


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Post# 1025190 , Reply# 1   2/20/2019 at 10:55 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Wish this

Was in NC


Post# 1025263 , Reply# 2   2/21/2019 at 09:32 by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        
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Sent you an email. thanks

Post# 1026109 , Reply# 3   3/2/2019 at 21:31 by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        
New Home

Well I wanted to post about the going on with the D-6. I am very excited as I can tell this machine is going to be much easier to maintain and fix over the D-5. The D-5 timer is going to be a major problem as it has this over large gear on the motor that does turn in one direction -- so when these break there really is no replacement. The D-6 has a funny motor gear too but I think any new one could be modified to work. The D-6 is wired totally differently than the D-5 -- the D-6 is much simpler.

I did want to post about a major problem I had though to save perhaps someone in the future from making the same mistake. When I got this D-6 it wouldn't heat up. On taking out the heating element there was a break in the smaller coil. I have a 1952 and 1953 heater element from parts machines so I installed them. Well, it still didn't heat up enough so I checked out everything and by-passed things to check it out, but everything seemed okay. I finally spliced the old element together in desperation and put it back in, and it works great. For some totally bizarre reason it is different enough and will only go in this machine. Maybe newer ones will work I don't know.

Here it is, not put back together but for now working. Thanks Brian



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Post# 1026126 , Reply# 4   3/3/2019 at 04:44 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
grew up

With a similar dryer, my uncle spliced that old element numerous times,,lol

Post# 1026302 , Reply# 5   3/5/2019 at 10:14 by golittlesport (California)        
Westy Twins

That's a nice set you have there!




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