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Help Identify Agitator and Transmission
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Post# 1025616   2/25/2019 at 16:08 by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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Hi all,

Looking thru Kijiji, I came across this ad for "Kenmore Junior transmission". I can't figure out which machine this would have gone with. The agitator seems like a good size...I've never seen a transmission quite like it.

Any ideas or thoughts on this model? A Kenmore Junior?? I'd like to see one.


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Post# 1025626 , Reply# 1   2/25/2019 at 17:53 by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

They are from a wringer washer model (not sure which). The drive input on the side of the transmission (drives a worm gear) is the identifier. However, there appears to be a part missing...the drive for the wringer (unless this was a manual wringer model).

This agitator was only used in wringer washers (although it did appear on a couple of 1956-1958 lower end automatics).

Post# 1025956 , Reply# 2   3/1/2019 at 10:47 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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This is from the little compact WP-KM wringer washers that sat on a tabletop that were built in the 1950s.


Post# 1027090 , Reply# 3   3/14/2019 at 21:43 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
It even had a pump!

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The Whirlpool Jr. / Kenmore Jr. tabletop washer with manual wringer. Pump lever visible beside the power switch.

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Post# 1027091 , Reply# 4   3/14/2019 at 22:28 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Brad, isnt that the same Kenmore logo we both have on our full size "48 models?

Post# 1027097 , Reply# 5   3/14/2019 at 23:01 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I had one of those (or a similar specimen) years ago, probably before age 12.  The mother and grandmother found it at a gas station.  Didn't work ... no agitator or wringer.  Dad got a tossed-off straight vane agitator from the local WP dealer (red bakelite!) which I worked by hand.

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