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Post# 1034425   6/5/2019 at 03:18 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Following on from Steves repair weekend on the first early May Labour Day Bank Holiday we return to Als Emporium for the 2nd bank Holiday in May, our Spring Bank Holiday, always a lot to do,
we had neglected the first display space at the expense of working on the new room. Time to tidy up, sort out and re-fit.


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Post# 1034426 , Reply# 1   6/5/2019 at 03:25 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Before the gang arrive its time to refit the drum unit with new bearings installed into the Hoover Keymatic A3962 from 1978, this was Gary`s (Electron1100) washer. Here we see it being taken apart, drum removed for bearing change..This model has a vitreous enamel outer drum with stainless steel inner washtub, the backplate is made of an alloy and is sealed with a rubber seal to make watertight. this seal dries ut over time and gets limescale build up then leaks !!

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Post# 1034427 , Reply# 2   6/5/2019 at 03:27 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Here the bolts around the tub have been removed and using a screwdriver the backplate has been prized away from the outer tub..

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Post# 1034428 , Reply# 3   6/5/2019 at 03:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now you can see the outer holding tub and inner drum showing heater with build up of limescale, also the rubber seal band which is crusty and dry with limescale.

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Post# 1034429 , Reply# 4   6/5/2019 at 03:34 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to remove the limescale and detritus, using a flat blade file the limescale is scraped away, usually flake off, then with fine emory paper smoothed down and cleaned ready for painting. A coating of Hammerite black rust proofer is applied and left to dry.

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Post# 1034430 , Reply# 5   6/5/2019 at 03:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for a bearing change, kit from stock and need to clean off the seal rim for a clean re-fit !!

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Post# 1034431 , Reply# 6   6/5/2019 at 03:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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bearing changed, seal rim cleaned, a coating of watertight epoxy resin applied and the band stretched over the rim. best is to clip it to the rim with pegs to avoid it slipping off. leave to tack off and then refit

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Post# 1034432 , Reply# 7   6/5/2019 at 03:44 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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All back together ready for a test..

Spin alone = passed
Rinse & Spin = passed
At this point guests arrived, and it stalled lol, pride before a fall, so back off and motor adjusted = Perfect !!


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Post# 1034433 , Reply# 8   6/5/2019 at 03:46 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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First to arrive are Richard (Ricky5050) and Jack (Vintagehoover) CHEERS !!

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Post# 1034434 , Reply# 9   6/5/2019 at 03:47 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for a tidy up and clean the mats using Als latest finds, Miele Style...

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Post# 1034435 , Reply# 10   6/5/2019 at 03:50 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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next to arrive is Danny having collected a dishwasher that Al had secured for display...

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Post# 1034436 , Reply# 11   6/5/2019 at 03:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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presenting an 80`s Candy Dishwasher that had been fitted in a house and NEVER been used, plug not fitted and sat their not used, amazing, complete with registration docs, instructions and the free samples of the day albeit solid, Sun Dishwasher powder and rinseaid.

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Post# 1034438 , Reply# 12   6/5/2019 at 03:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Jon (lavamatjon) and Steve (SESteve) arrive and Al the host with the most, is preparing dinner !!

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Post# 1034439 , Reply# 13   6/5/2019 at 04:02 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time for Friday evening dinner, stone cooked pizza with salads, and we are joined by Mathew (keymatic3203), catchups all around and time to disband for sleeps before the workday !!

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Post# 1034440 , Reply# 14   6/5/2019 at 04:09 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Good Morning Saturday and its time to get breakfast, Al had an earlier start and was up the road to meet up with Ian and collect an AEG washer Dryer that fellow collectcor Luke had decieded to move on.
A selection of croissants, ham & cheese, cheese and plain , teas, juice and coffee from the amazing 80`s AEG filter coffee maker !!


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Post# 1034441 , Reply# 15   6/5/2019 at 04:12 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Tasks for the weekend, Refit the Hoover wide bodied keymatic, model A3203 from 1966 after a repaint and spruce up on the cabinet and top....

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Post# 1034443 , Reply# 16   6/5/2019 at 04:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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In order to help with the lowering of the complete tub weighing a ton, (it took four of us to lift it out undamaged) our ingenious Dr Mathew had constructed a pulley hoist system, welding together a top frame all measure,
with adjustable poles complete with pulley and guiding straps...PERFECT !!


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Post# 1034444 , Reply# 17   6/5/2019 at 04:26 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile Darren (SlowSpin66) arrives and starts to sort out the Bendix LT washer Dryer from 1966, the pump is made of alloy and corrodes over time with the caustic powders,
so time for chemical metal paste, gasket former and new seals sourced from China which fit perfectly !!


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Post# 1034445 , Reply# 18   6/5/2019 at 04:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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In the other room we need to move out the wall of washers and refit piping for stacking working dishwashers !!

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Post# 1034446 , Reply# 19   6/5/2019 at 04:37 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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With that task completed, Jon gets to grips with the new Candy dishwasher and loads up with the breakfast dishes, and fills in the guarantee papers!!

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Post# 1034447 , Reply# 20   6/5/2019 at 04:41 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now time to hoist up the tub ready for fitting in the new cabinet, braided straps placed around the tub, chains tensioned and slowly hoist up to the height where we can slide the cabinet under, then slowly lower the complete tun and motor into the cabinet for fitting !!

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Post# 1034448 , Reply# 21   6/5/2019 at 04:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Meanwhile its "Time for Tea" vicar, we are joined by Steve whos at the urn armed with teapots, Jacks on the AEG coffee filter and Richards plating up the gypsy creams !!

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Post# 1034449 , Reply# 22   6/5/2019 at 04:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Al, Ian and Luke arrive back, as per Ian has laundry to sort, we going for the big guns today, Load Up the vintage Hoover Electron from 1988.

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Post# 1034450 , Reply# 23   6/5/2019 at 05:02 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The chef is in his kitchen whipping up the angel delight for the birds trifle ...

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Post# 1034451 , Reply# 24   6/5/2019 at 05:04 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Danny & Luke get to grips loading up the Hotpoint toploaders !!

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Post# 1034452 , Reply# 25   6/5/2019 at 05:09 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Outside Darren starts to rebuild Steves Ariston Colston spinner bearing stem and spin can that we started at Steves the first Mayday Bank Holiday !!

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The Reading Room is in use !!

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Post# 1034454 , Reply# 27   6/5/2019 at 05:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Ready for lunch, clear the working area , set up the table !!

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Post# 1034455 , Reply# 28   6/5/2019 at 05:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The chef, Alistair, is sporting the latest in ChefWear, sporting the chefs apron, oven gloves and booklet for the British Bakeoff show in aid of Cancer Charity fundraising !!

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Post# 1034456 , Reply# 29   6/5/2019 at 05:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Delicious lunch of homemade sweet potato and chilli soup, with warm breads ...

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Post# 1034459 , Reply# 30   6/5/2019 at 05:25 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Followed by Als whipped up sherry trifle, and TeaTime biscuits !!

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Post# 1034460 , Reply# 31   6/5/2019 at 05:29 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to load up the new old not used Candy TC Electronic dishwasher and test test test !! Heres Richard loading up the lunch dishes...

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Back to Ball bearings, Spin Races, Drum Stems and seals so out with the best tool of all, The Mechanical Adjuster, if in doubt get the hammer out!!

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Post# 1034462 , Reply# 33   6/5/2019 at 05:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And finally the stem is rebuilt, new seals, spin bearings, carbon facing seals, spacers and washers complete with new spin mounts !!

And look at those two in the background, favers Cissy n Ada in full flow ha ha...


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Fitting it back into the Ariston Colston Twinny !!

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Post# 1034464 , Reply# 35   6/5/2019 at 05:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Further round, the Hair portable mini washer is taking care of the tea towels and dishcloths !!

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Dishwasher being testes, first up the 80`s Miele for Sheila, loaded by Richard & Danny who was ribbed ceremoniously looking like a 70`s porn star in shades n shorts !!

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Jacks cleaning up and demonstrating the vintage AEG Vampyr vintage vacs...while Cissy n Ada are in full flow...lol

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Post# 1034467 , Reply# 38   6/5/2019 at 05:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Oh, what Next...

"More Tea Vicar" - you know us only too well !!
Carrott Cake with lemon frosting, Banana Loaf teabread and Biscotti !!


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Post# 1034468 , Reply# 39   6/5/2019 at 06:00 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And....back to finally fixing up the Ariston Colston twintub, Yay !!

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Water testing...no leaks, FAB !!

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Meanwhile with all that tea sipping n laughter...

"This Tilings Not Getting Done"..lol, Al picked up these Pilkingtons 1960`s wall tiles in shades of Gold and Olive, very popular in UK bathrooms and kitchens, we all noted how very thin they are in respect of todays tiles !!


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A quick look in the back of Als car at the latest exhibit, any guesses !!

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Post# 1034473 , Reply# 43   6/5/2019 at 06:13 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And back to getting the Hoover Keymatic tub lowered into the freshly minty painte cabinet before dinner and nightime, castors and suspension struts secured on the cabinet before we lowered the tub in...(if anyone took pics of the lowering please post).

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Now to fix up the tub to suspension struts and secure it before moving inside for the night !!

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All work done, drinks n nibbles on the patio, a days chatting catchup before dinner !!

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Post# 1034476 , Reply# 46   6/5/2019 at 06:25 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And inside for dinner, baked jacket potatoes with a homemade veggie chilli !!

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After a lot of this...

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Post# 1034479 , Reply# 48   6/5/2019 at 06:30 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Next day it was time for a hearty breakfast,

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Breakfast done and its time to hit the decks running and rebuild n fit n connect all the wiring loom, pipes and nuts n bolts on the wide bodied Hoover Keymatic..

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The feature of this wide bodied washer is its hinged lid, designed to be freestanding the soap dispenser is in the lid on top, you an can open the lid on hinges and see inside the time, card reader, pressure pots and inlet valves, a boom for the army of Hoover engineers...

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Richards getting to grips with the new wall of dishwashers and played a blinder sorting out the line up testing and fixing up - Big Thanks !!

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Shiny drum, hoses connected, pressure pot screwed in

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Post# 1034486 , Reply# 53   6/5/2019 at 06:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Final screw down...

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Post# 1034487 , Reply# 54   6/5/2019 at 06:52 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And delighted to say we are joined on day 3 by Rob Chesterfield, who came armed with washing and to catch up on what we are up to !!

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a break outside and time to get the washing going..
Hey, Dave Hodges, two for ya !! lol.


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Rob gets stuck into testing out the British made Ebac washing machine and the Creda Electra along with others !!

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Detergent dispenser fixed in the lid and tested..

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New door supplied by Matchbox Paul fitted , seal cleaned up, all good !!

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Shiny, shiny, weighs a ton...

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Final technical check from the original 1960`s Hoover Service Manuals

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Post# 1034494 , Reply# 61   6/5/2019 at 07:05 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Oh its looking grand, shiny shiny...weshers not bad either !!

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Post# 1034495 , Reply# 62   6/5/2019 at 07:11 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Well all that work and its "Time For Tea"

Homeade Cheese scones with cream cheese & chives, chocolate fudge bake, carrot cake and lemon drops and banana loaf.


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Post# 1034496 , Reply# 63   6/5/2019 at 07:16 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Rob gets to work on the other bank of vintage, Ian tinkles with the Rolls Rapide, pre cursor to the Ariston belts and the lowley Servis MK1 is dispatched to storage !!

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Post# 1034498 , Reply# 64   6/5/2019 at 07:19 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Outside the lads have been moving the ovens in from the wood shed, empty all the shelves of goodies, and Al is delighted with the space !!

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Post# 1034499 , Reply# 65   6/5/2019 at 07:21 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Inside the Hoover 3203 Keymatic is getting a thorough water testing , on a boil wash with tea cloths !!

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Post# 1034500 , Reply# 66   6/5/2019 at 07:22 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Happy Campers,

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Post# 1034501 , Reply# 67   6/5/2019 at 07:24 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The results of the jury are in , Hoover Keymatic 12 points !!

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Post# 1034502 , Reply# 68   6/5/2019 at 07:25 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Calls for a pre dinner toast ...

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Post# 1034503 , Reply# 69   6/5/2019 at 07:27 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And time for a well earned evening meal of slow cooked beef stew, creamed potatoes, roasted potatoes and parsnips !! Cheers...

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Post# 1034504 , Reply# 70   6/5/2019 at 07:36 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Next morning the Hoover Keymatic is moved into pride of place, Big Thanks to my cousin and family team @ Split The Difference Classic VW Camper Van Hire & Renovations for their work on the cabinet !!

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Post# 1034505 , Reply# 71   6/5/2019 at 07:38 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And day four we have another guest, our very own Darren Aitcheson, The Lincoln Wash Doctor,who had a run over for a long overdue catchup,

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Post# 1034506 , Reply# 72   6/5/2019 at 07:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Time to get some washing done, Hotpoint Toploader style...

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Post# 1034507 , Reply# 73   6/5/2019 at 07:40 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And spin drying White Knight style spinning @ 2,800rpm

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Post# 1034508 , Reply# 74   6/5/2019 at 07:43 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Outside we look at the mystery machine, which was Lukes who passed it on to Alistair, this now matches perfectly the AEG sink, dishwasher, and dryer in the washroom..

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Post# 1034509 , Reply# 75   6/5/2019 at 07:45 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Work required on news shock absorbers and piping but nothing that cant be accomplished or worked around !!

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Post# 1034510 , Reply# 76   6/5/2019 at 07:47 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Look at all those heaters , this is a washer dryer but doesn't have a blower unit, residual heat through the clothes and condensed water pumped out, they where known as very fierce dryers, but very quick on cotton loads !!

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Post# 1034511 , Reply# 77   6/5/2019 at 07:49 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Inside getting to grips with fixing a Hoover Spin a Rinse spin dryer whose hose had come detached from the empty arm..

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Post# 1034512 , Reply# 78   6/5/2019 at 07:51 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Down at the bagwash the customers are rebelling at the long wash times !!

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Post# 1034513 , Reply# 79   6/5/2019 at 07:52 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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The host provides pastry to calm them down...

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Post# 1034514 , Reply# 80   6/5/2019 at 07:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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It worked normal service resumes !!

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Post# 1034515 , Reply# 81   6/5/2019 at 07:54 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Back outside, the AEG is spinning fine..

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Post# 1034516 , Reply# 82   6/5/2019 at 07:56 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Now to get it back in the new line up, weighs a ton..

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Post# 1034518 , Reply# 83   6/5/2019 at 07:57 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Tie to wash the bedding and towels..

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Post# 1034519 , Reply# 84   6/5/2019 at 07:58 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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In the Miele Twindos..

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Post# 1034520 , Reply# 85   6/5/2019 at 07:59 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Washing & Drying..

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Post# 1034521 , Reply# 86   6/5/2019 at 08:01 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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In the 8kg load, 1600rpm spin British Made Ebac washing machine using our very own Jon Jetcones "Rosalies" washing powder !!

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Post# 1034522 , Reply# 87   6/5/2019 at 08:03 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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And in the Hoover Keymatic A3203 star of the show...videos to follow !!

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Post# 1034524 , Reply# 88   6/5/2019 at 08:08 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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All that remains is to thank our host Alistair for his hospitality, food and fine wine and the rest of the gang for making it another much enjoyed weekend of work bringing back to life another treasured
Hoover Vintage washer as well as meeting up with fab friends !!

Till Next Time......


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Post# 1034528 , Reply# 89   6/5/2019 at 08:36 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> In the other room we need to move out the wall of washers and refit piping for stacking working dishwashers !!

I can just imagine all of the house inspectors and code compliance officials having a collective heart attack looking at this room setup. :-D


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Post# 1034533 , Reply# 90   6/5/2019 at 09:33 by Chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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While this is in the hobby room, the house building , wiring and pipework is fully compliant with building regs, so we can enjoy the hobby room as is....

Any thoughts on the rest of the fab weekend ??


Post# 1034534 , Reply# 91   6/5/2019 at 09:34 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Oh! Another great event! You guys have been very productive! I almost got a heart attack seeing all those small appliances together. I see an Osterizer blender jar I think and at the bottom of the first picture, is that a Bosch mixer. I see there is an anemic one speed Philips handmixer too. lol

I love the AEG coffee maker. The first AEG's were based on the Wigomat design. Does this one stop quietly at the end, leaving behind some rest water? Or does it hiss and steam in the end. If it ends silently, it is the original design, just like Moccamaster uses up to this day.


Post# 1034535 , Reply# 92   6/5/2019 at 09:36 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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BTW, I love the AEG Lavamat 2000 too, I know it's a very heavy beast. I know that movers got high bloodpressure at the thought of having to move one. There was a guy in the NL who was looking for one of those.

Post# 1034537 , Reply# 93   6/5/2019 at 09:48 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
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"I can just imagine all of the house inspectors and code compliance officials having a collective heart attack looking at this room setup.!"

And what pray is wrong with it? Electricity above water, above waste. Makes perfect sense to me! Water generally does not run uphill!

When my home was extended last year to create the new kitchen/diner and display space all the plans where submitted to both local authority planning and building control (essentially our "code" inspectors) and all got 100% approval and sign off. And it is not like these machines are being used on anything but an occasional basis and not more than a couple at the same time. That concept had to be explained to the electricians who raised their eyebrows at installing 34 double socket outlets in the new display space. All electrics are covered by the very latest breaker box which is, if anything, almost too sensitive - but with vintage appliances that is not necessarily a bad thing.

Al


Post# 1034539 , Reply# 94   6/5/2019 at 10:16 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
Wash in

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Back to our regular scheduled programming .....

Well where to begin .... Firstly thank you to everyone who gave of their time to bring even more of these old appliances to life - I am so often amazed at the skill and technical ingenuity that my friends bring to these projects along with a great deal of fun and laughter. Every visit seems to get something more sorted and I am delighted with the results of the re-furbished Keymatic which now looks wonderful. Mike is right that the original display room has been somewhat neglected over the last year while we have concentrated on getting the new space up and running but I am excited to see how we can develop that to include more appliances although, as ever, there are more appliances than space to put them in.

And special thanks to my "partner in crime" Mike who puts so much work into these weekends - in advance by getting things looking as good as they possibly can, dealing with the technalities when folks are visiting, taking so many of the photos which provide such a wonderful documentary to our weekends, and the time to prepare and post these threads as well.

This last weekend was actually the fifth anniversary of "pulling the trigger" to start this whole project off, it has succeeded far better than either of us could ever have dreamed.

Al


Post# 1034542 , Reply# 95   6/5/2019 at 10:33 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
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I do wish that your health would permit you to visit, we would love to see you at sometime. Visitors from other places would be very welcome too, we missed the presence of our special US friend this year.

Louis, those are not even one third of my small appliances collection not to mention Mike's - again something for the older display space if we can get it organised. And then there are the vacuum cleaners ......

Do you mean the blender goblet beside the Blue/White Morphy Richards (aka Krups). If so, it is an Osterizer in a form as it goes with the Sunbeam Kitchen Center (as it was marketed here) which was an Oster Kitchen Center in the US I believe. And there actually two Bosch mixers although I have not actually used either.

I love the AEG coffee maker too even better that it cost 99p plus a one hour round trip to collect it. As I recall it does not steam at the end of the brewing cycle.

I was very pleased to get the AEG washer dryer too as it makes the set of "electric sink" dishwasher and tumble dryer, and I can testify to it being REALLY heavy and would not like to repeat the journey from its old home to the back of my car down several steps, a very tight corner and a somewhat rickety path. But even better that it seems to work (subject to doing a full wash that is) - at least it was watertight and it runs which gets things off to a good start. It was incredibly useful having Steve there as his mother had the Neff version of this machine so actually knew how it was supposed to work, it was manufactured by Zanker apparently.

Al


Post# 1034551 , Reply# 96   6/5/2019 at 12:10 by marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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Another awesome holiday weekend, expertly documented by Mike!

 

On a personal level, as I couldn't be there this time, it's fantastic for me to read all this and see all the photos.  As I go though this thread, I feel like I'm reliving the weekend along with you guys smile

 

Great to see soooooo much progress here.  We're so lucky to have so many hands-on technical people, such as Mathew for example, otherwise I think I'd be sitting and staring at a whole bunch of broken machines waiting for a miracle laughing

 

Excellent thread, Mike.  It's so nice for all of us at automatic washer to be able to see all this and virtually join in the fun of a wash-in, where Al makes everyone from around the world who can attend, so welcome at his home.  

 

I'm raising my virtual glass to you all.  Cheers! smile


Post# 1034568 , Reply# 97   6/5/2019 at 14:09 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks Al,

It would be great indeed to be able to travel again. I would love to see your collection in real. A trip to the UK would also mean a visit to a friend in Manchester again, haven't seen him in ages.

The original Wigomat didn't have a valve to prevent the water from flowing back. That system allows a constant stream of water. Modern coffee makers have small pauses instead of a constant stream of hot water.

Yes, that is indeed the blender jar I meant. Between the Morphy Richards and the Braun KM 3 or 31.

Those Bosch mixers are great for bread dough, you should try one of them sometime.

Do you know from when that Lavamat 2000 is. AEG bought a major share in Zanker in the early 70's. I guess that this AEG is from the 70's?

If you're interested, here is a manual of a somewhat later model, the Lavamat 2000E. It may be some differences, but in some aspects it may be usable for your machine:

www.gebruikershandleiding...

Scroll slowly, it may take a while to download the pages.



Post# 1034581 , Reply# 98   6/5/2019 at 15:38 by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield & London UK)        
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Louis

Depending on what part it is Manchester is between an hour and 15 mins and an hour and 30 minutes from me and it would be a delight to meet you - I think you met Mike previously at one of the US wash-ins?

I think I came across an advert for the AEG in one of my home improvement books, I will have to check but I would say that style of machine was in production from early to mid 1970s, my Aunt had an AEG dishwasher of that style (and similar to the one I now have) from round 1972 or so and I have a magazine article from 1976 which features the AEG electric sink although it was not a display or new installation.

Thank you for the link to the 2000E, it downloaded in a jiffy. Courtsey of Jon I have one of those in the older display space too

Al


Post# 1034592 , Reply# 99   6/5/2019 at 17:35 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Yes, I actually met Mike on two occasions, in 2001 and in 2005 IIRC. We made a great trip in 2005 with Robert and Eddy from Minneapolis to Omaha. Great memories!

My friend Michael actually lives in Whitefield, so that would be a bit longer I guess but it would be doable. However, a trip to Manchester is not in the stars right now.

Great that you have the 2000E as well. You got some interesting AEG appliances, at that time they gave Miele some firm competition, just like Bosch and a few other brands did.


Post# 1034627 , Reply# 100   6/6/2019 at 11:17 by RobM (Buxted)        

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Wow, what a post, thanks Mike for taking the time to post all these wonderful pics.

Great to see a lovely bunch of guys get these wonderful machines sorted. Such a variety too, with old twin-tubs to modern Ebac's.

Hope you all had a fab time.

Rob


Post# 1034678 , Reply# 101   6/7/2019 at 01:10 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        

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Yes Louis our first meeting at Roberts convention in 2001 seems a distant past away but forged lasting friendships all over the world with our hobby. Would be great to see you over some time, certainly a variety of machines to use !!

Heres a link to some pics from 2001.

www.flickr.com/photos/che...

And of the 2005 convention at Gregs in Iowa.

www.flickr.com/photos/che...



Post# 1034689 , Reply# 102   6/7/2019 at 07:05 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Wow Al and Mike and everyone else that attended your get togethers get better and better, It actually made me a little sad that I did not take the time off to come over this year. You guys really know how to throw an appliance party where things actually get done, I am sure everyone went home feeling great as well as a little sad that it was over so soon.

 

And Mike as usual you did a great job documenting all the progress and fun, We are differently flying you over for our next event to help document it.

 

I am trying to stay close to home this year to get some major projects done around the house and at the museum project this year so we will be in a better place to do some events here in the coming years.

 

At the warehouse-museum project we are working on building out a lower kitchen break room, the restoration shop, the clean-up room for cleaning parts etc.

 

In the museum area I want to get the wall-of DWs hooked up and maybe some more washers and dryers hooked up, always plenty to do.

 

John

 

 


Post# 1034715 , Reply# 103   6/7/2019 at 14:38 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thanks Mike for those pictures, great memories!

Post# 1034803 , Reply# 104   6/8/2019 at 13:27 by keymatic3203 (Cardiff UK)        
fabulous thread once again Mike, thank you,

Knowing there will be photos of these weekends to share and relive our time together, gives us something to look forward to, when returning to everyday life, these threads get better each time, reflecting the growing friendships and enjoyment we have together.

A great and perhaps rare photo of you Mike in reply55, as you tend to take the photos. You've a an expression that a says to me, you say what you like, this is the machine for me.

Mathew


Post# 1034974 , Reply# 105   6/10/2019 at 09:55 by thelaundrylab (Hampshire UK)        
Mike...

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always look forward to your great threads. It looks like you boys had another great bank holiday weekend amongst amazing people. The Hoover looks superb!! Thumbs up.

Hx


Post# 1035459 , Reply# 106   6/16/2019 at 10:06 by supertwin59 (shropshire, england, united kingdom)        
May 2019 UK washer meet.

Hello Al,

At last I decided to join and log in to the washer website and what did I notice; Mike's thread entry about your washer meet.

I know I am going to enjoy dipping into automaticwasher.org.

The house extension looks marvellous and as usual everybody clearly had a fine time.

I love the new display area where you included the various miele stick cleaners..... chuffed to see the hoover junior 1334a I gave you in use.


Regards, Walter.






Post# 1042366 , Reply# 107   8/21/2019 at 03:56 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Hoover Keymatic 3203 Restore & Washing !!

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After the Labour Day Bank Holiday where we managed to get the Hoover Keymatic back together heres a video of it completing a cottons wash cycle,this was all the white bedding sheets we had used over the weekend !!

A 60d(140f) profile wash from cold start with the vintage Persil Powder,
High dilution fill for cooldown, pumpout , no spin,
1st rinse then interim spin,
2nd rinse then interim spin,
3r & final rinse (look how clear that water is) then long final spin.
All complete in just under an hour !!

I wanted to film using the Vintage Persil Powder as given with the washer, less smell in the open box but when it started to heat up that fabulous aroma appeared, and washed well,
I loved this rich creamy powder (that's shown in all the 70`s Hoover adds) from my nans washdays !!

Enjoy !!






Post# 1042410 , Reply# 108   8/21/2019 at 17:24 by supertwin59 (shropshire, england, united kingdom)        
Remember

Persil washes whiter!!!



Post# 1042498 , Reply# 109   8/22/2019 at 12:45 by marky_mark (Sitges, Barcelona)        

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What an enjoyable video to watch of a unique and interesting piece of appliance history.

 

Nice job, Mike smile


Post# 1042534 , Reply# 110   8/22/2019 at 22:33 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Au)        

So how does that motor achieve wash and spin speeds? Is that a gearbox on the end?

Post# 1042552 , Reply# 111   8/23/2019 at 02:53 by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
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Hi Chris, yes the motor is a large induction with two internal windings for slow an fast speeds, further speed reduction / faster is met by mini gearbox on end of motor and then the clutch is on the end as you can see !!

Was only ever used on this model Keymatic, by the next matchbox series electronic motor control was being introduced ...





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