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Post# 1031777   5/4/2019 at 11:23 by chetlaham (United States)        

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I haven't seen to many over te, but have been craving to see some. Anyone have pics that they can share? ;)

Post# 1031778 , Reply# 1   5/4/2019 at 11:24 by chetlaham (United States)        

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* over the years lol

Post# 1031790 , Reply# 2   5/4/2019 at 15:04 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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there are vids of them all across YT....

WCI, White Consolidated Industries, were sold under a bunch of different names....Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore and so on....

you could almost spot them a mile away....most TLers were an indexing plastic tub...a variety of different agitators used, some gave better turnover than others...

a real tinny machine....probably not the most durable unit, yet some have really held up well....

I got a stacked Kenmore version for my MIL back in 2002, never a repair, and still running has a dual action agitator

Post# 1031793 , Reply# 3   5/4/2019 at 15:15 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Bare bones Signature.

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Post# 1031794 , Reply# 4   5/4/2019 at 15:21 by chetlaham (United States)        

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Goatfarmer- I'm in love! :) By chance do you have the tech sheet to that machine? Or at least a money shot?

Post# 1031808 , Reply# 5   5/4/2019 at 18:21 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That was from CL several years ago.

Post# 1031818 , Reply# 6   5/4/2019 at 19:21 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

I had a 2005 Frigidaire top-loader—just for fun; my daily driver was a 2002 Frigidaire front-loader—and enjoyed watching the indexing tub.

These machines had a 2-piece auger-style agitator. Unfortunately, the tub indexed nearly half a turn on maximum-capacity loads, compromising rollover. Bed sheets tended to wrap about the bottom of agitator, causing large tears on one occasion. The counterclockwise stroke on these was much greater than the clockwise stroke when laundering large loads, so the auger, which would follow the long counterclockwise stroke on large, heavy loads, wasn’t very effective in doing its intended job.

It handled the most insanely unbalanced loads imaginable. That was probably the machine’s greatest calling card.

Video is a YouTube find; not mine. Oh, and unless you're in a meditative mood, skip the painfully slow fill by advancing to 13:45 on the timeline. Must be very low water pressure or a clogged screen in hose. Mine filled in the standard amount of time.

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Post# 1031849 , Reply# 7   5/5/2019 at 03:29 by chetlaham (United States)        

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Never mind then lol- but thank you for saving it.

Post# 1031868 , Reply# 8   5/5/2019 at 12:45 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

The condo we just bought in Palm Springs has the full-size Frigidaire Gallery stacked unit in an outdoor laundry closet off the master bedroom. The spin lock is rather annoying, staying locked even if you shut off the timer for a couple minutes (watched pot never boils...ISTR that it's a thermal lock). The tub indexing is wild...and the coast-to-a stop spin is interesting. Seems to do an OK job both washing and drying.

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