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Post# 1034752   6/8/2019 at 00:56 (365 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

If it's a White-Westinghouse!

Post# 1034753 , Reply# 1   6/8/2019 at 00:58 (365 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

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 (364 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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 (364 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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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.


Post# 1034776 , Reply# 4   6/8/2019 at 10:02 (364 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

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 (364 days old) 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 (364 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

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 (364 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

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 (364 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        
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!




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