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Post# 1034752   6/8/2019 at 00:56 by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        

If it's a White-Westinghouse!

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Post# 1034753 , Reply# 1   6/8/2019 at 00:58 by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        

Ooops, the link was removed by the seller....

After Kevin went that and picked it up!

It's sitting in my laundry room, waiting for a new door boot and maybe a new belt.



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Post# 1034768 , Reply# 2   6/8/2019 at 09:12 by golittlesport (California)        
Yay!

Congratulations Thomas! Your laundry room must be jam packed now. Are you planning on stacking these? Looks like this may be a later model with reverse wash action?

Post# 1034771 , Reply# 3   6/8/2019 at 09:41 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I had a set identical to this set that we bought new in 1987 for $995.00, I still have the handwritten receipt. This White Westinghouse washer was the very best automatic washer that I ever owned. It gave us 7 years of trouble free service, and we sold it with the home, and the new owners continued to use this set for many years as well. They were stacked in a narrow W/D closet. Hope that you enjoy them as much as I did. BTW, ours did have the reversing tumbling action, and never had a tangled load.

Eddie


Post# 1034776 , Reply# 4   6/8/2019 at 10:02 by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        

No reverse wash action....

And It needs a door boot... Maybe new belts.... Somebody, please HELP!


Post# 1034778 , Reply# 5   6/8/2019 at 10:19 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

you'll like the no-nonsense spin cycle that kicks off with a bang and a rush of drainwater down the standpipe :)

Post# 1034781 , Reply# 6   6/8/2019 at 10:30 by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        

well, in this case it kicks with a bang and then squeaks and slowly (very slowly, I mean really slowly, slow as hell if you understand what i mean) ramps up.

Post# 1034786 , Reply# 7   6/8/2019 at 10:47 by thomasortega (We have a famous sign, earthquakes, bushfires and weed)        
@golittlesport

I chose this unit in a horrible neighborhood because of the laundry room.

It's bigger than my living room!

I still have room enough for a few more washers. I also have several prototypes that I have to get rid of.

As soon as I keep 1 unit of each current model TLA has and 1 void ready for prototyping I'm good.

The Maytag A 50 is in a privileged position, right in front of the laundry sink, so if I need to test a new washer or use the laundry sink (which I almost never use for more than draining 11 washers), i can just roll it away and I have and empty slot to hookup another washer.


Post# 1034790 , Reply# 8   6/8/2019 at 11:16 by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
Need some parts for this W-Westinghouse washer!

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Yes I bought this W-Westinghouse washer (only - no dryer) and dropped it off at Thomas' place... because he does NOT have enough machines jammed into his laundry room!  LOL

 

Model #LT280JXD1.    I assume it's a very late 70's or early 80's model as it has the older 2 (3?) belt design with the "potato" pulley and continuous one-direction rotation, but the later control panel design.  

 

While it does work, this washer needs a few parts: It desperately need a new tub boot (it's badly torn) and new belts.  As Thomas noted above, it "ramps up" to the full, 450 RPM spin speed at a more-than-extremely-leisurely pace, much slower than I remember. 

 

I seem to remember some years back there still being a supply of these tub boot somewhere??

 

Also, while the belt driven pump works perfectly, are pumps for these still available?

 

Thanks in advance for any and all help/info!

Kevin

 

 





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