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Post# 1032940   5/18/2019 at 07:07 (421 days old) by nuvistor (Great Britain)        

Heres my 1994 Creda on the left and a shiny 1995 Hotpoint on the right.
The creda died as the fixing washers clamping the stainless inner drum to the alloy spider rusted away completely allowing the thin stainless to flex and it eventually stress fractured and broke the inner drum. When on spin the drum flexed and caught on the outer drum making a right racket.Couldnt find a new drum so I bought a 25 quid 800rpm hotpoint off gumtree and used the inner drum from that. Nearly everything else is new old stock collected from fleabay, the steel spider fixings ie bolts, washers and clamp plates I have replaced with 316 grade stainless steel as It lasted 23 years with regular steel ones. It should outlast me now.

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Post# 1032945 , Reply# 1   5/18/2019 at 07:53 (421 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Well done on saving another vintage machine, Its lucky that they are nearly identical under the bonnet/hood and long may this lovely machine serve you.


Post# 1032948 , Reply# 2   5/18/2019 at 08:23 (421 days old) by nuvistor (Great Britain)        

Luck had little to do with it lol, I cross referenced the drum/chassis and have been looking for a machine with the same drum, eventualy one turned up on gumtree about a mile away, bargain.

I have an 1995 English Electric one thats more or less identical at my Step-daughters.

I like these they are simple and a doddle to fix,regular brushes, the odd armature,springs and door seals are all they ever need over the decades, and parts are cheap as chips.

All the electronics are analogue and I can fix them as i have skills in that area, I shant need another washer unless i get so feeble i can no longer drag one out and fix it.

Sod eco,low energy, green and low CO2 washers they last a short time and end up as landfill, most new stuff has lots of electronics all soldered with lead and rosin free solder, which does not last long before the dry joints start to appear.
The military and EUSA still buy miles of 60/40 solder every year!

Post# 1033015 , Reply# 3   5/19/2019 at 04:14 (421 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Wow, have never seen that happen on a drum before but can understand with the different types of metals, great you found a fix for your machine and that you can keep it running, and like you say the interchange parts between Hotpoint will make sure you can keep it in good repair for many years,

Look forward to seeing the completed repair pics !!

Post# 1033110 , Reply# 4   5/19/2019 at 11:35 (420 days old) by nuvistor (Great Britain)        

I couldnt understand where the bits of rust in the sump filter were comeing from, for years I assumed it was general crap from washing my overalls.
I tried swapping the suspension twice to cure the banging about, no play whatsoever in the bearings or drum, but at 1200rpm the weight of the load was opening the cracks and "swelling" the drum.
Took me a long time to work it out.
I didnt take any more pictures, as i was just getting on with it.
Its been working for its keep for the last 3 weeks and is better than new.

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