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Avanti WD 2001S
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Post# 1047705   10/14/2019 at 16:59 (1,600 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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So this is the extent of my washer collecting nowadays. Got this today at Goodwill for $20, doesn't look like it's been used. I'm not having luck finding a manual online for it. Does anyone have one in a pdf file maybe that would like to share? Thanks!

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Post# 1047886 , Reply# 1   10/16/2019 at 19:59 (1,598 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Have been searching for one of those for ages.

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IIRC were imported from Europe and sold under Avanti, WelBuit and Sirocco Nova.

These little table top washers are popular with campers, boaters and so forth.

Note while some models will dry, they none extract. You have to stop washer after rinses, wring, squeeze, use spin dryer or whatever to get water out, then return to machine for drying.

Post# 1047887 , Reply# 2   10/16/2019 at 20:10 (1,598 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Avanti Table-Top W-D Combo

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I though these were so cool till we got one, I guarantee you will get over this purchase real fast, in fact if you do one complete load in it you have a lot more patience than I do or you are just completely bored.


Guess if you also had an extractor you could probably get about one or two pounds of laundry every hour or two.


John L.

Post# 1047891 , Reply# 3   10/16/2019 at 21:12 (1,598 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Which one reason never truly pulled trigger

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When a few came up on eBay, including a few NIB right in my neck of woods marked "local pick-up only".

Figured already had the Hoover TT, a hand powered "vacuum washer", and several wash tubs. Oh and of course the spin dryer.

Could bang out a lot of wash in tubs, then pop into spin dryer. That or just use the Hoover TT and be done with things.

Cannot recall but don't believe these washers have a heated dry, just use room temperature air. Scrub that; have the Whirlpool compact that has both air and heated dry. So that's me for you.

Again for campers, holiday makers, diaper washing, or danties *and* one has nothing else, suppose units would do fine.

Post# 1047895 , Reply# 4   10/16/2019 at 21:47 (1,598 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Avanti Table-Top W-D Combo

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This machine does have a heated dry and a timer and it tumbles, but that is the extent of what it does, you have to fill it drain it all manually, I am not absolutely sure but I think the tumbler actually reverses every minute or so.


John L.

Post# 1047896 , Reply# 5   10/16/2019 at 21:49 (1,598 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Really neat.  A washer and dryer, despite no extraction.  Lucky find, I never see things like this at the thrift stores.

Post# 1047904 , Reply# 6   10/17/2019 at 01:08 (1,597 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Thanks for clarifying

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Wasn't sure if these things dried or not.

Post# 1047906 , Reply# 7   10/17/2019 at 02:44 (1,597 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

These machines will actually come back to the market really soon...

I'm working on the project right at this moment.

And it won't be as boring as the "vintage" version that you had to babysit fully automatic (no spin), internal heater and sensor drying.

Post# 1047943 , Reply# 8   10/17/2019 at 13:18 (1,597 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

I have one of these,made in 1983,national origin not stated on it-I think it might be Turkish-IIRC,mix of U.S. and German electrical components.I'll dust it off,and start a thread on it including some "underhood" pics to show the mechanism.

Post# 1047944 , Reply# 9   10/17/2019 at 13:20 (1,597 days old) by eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Please do i can't imagine a washer dryer that dosen't spin.

Post# 1047957 , Reply# 10   10/17/2019 at 18:18 (1,597 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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I too would love to see a tabletop model that spins. I knew this one didn't, but just wanted to play with it. I threw some rags in with waaaaaaay too much detergent. I think a tablespoon would be good! It does reverse-tumble and has a heated dry, but I didn't go through that. I figured it would take forever. Using that little tabletop spinner would make using this much easier.

Post# 1047972 , Reply# 11   10/17/2019 at 18:59 (1,597 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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A kid who liked washers would absolutely love it.

Post# 1048003 , Reply# 12   10/18/2019 at 03:25 (1,596 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Best one can do for now

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No English translation, but pictures make most things clear.

Oh and I'd think twice before downloading; run a very good malware check first.

Post# 1048004 , Reply# 13   10/18/2019 at 05:29 (1,596 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I remember seeing one of those at Kmart in Florence, Alabama when I was younger.  I was planning on saving up my allowance to buy it!

Post# 1048179 , Reply# 14   10/19/2019 at 23:14 (1,594 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I saw one once a decade ago at junktique store and should have bought the damn thing. Never seen one before or since .

Post# 1048225 , Reply# 15   10/20/2019 at 12:19 (1,594 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
national origin...

..might be Belgium-looking for info online came across an add for one of these that had literature and seller said it was from Belgium.

Post# 1048229 , Reply# 16   10/20/2019 at 12:55 (1,594 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
In the UK

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We had a version that was made by Tefal and/or Calor the WD model does tumble dry hot or warm I believe they were designed to use in RV's etc and you hang the dripping washing outside until just damp then put an item at a time in to finish off. I do remember seeing some that were blue and white and others were brown and cream. Having seen one on the flesh it never was on my to get list... Fun though I should imagine....Whats the point of a non extracting washer though it doesn't make sense. If you wanted a small automatic there was the 3kg Bendix with a slow spin but it was meant to be left alone to do the job.


Post# 1048276 , Reply# 17   10/20/2019 at 22:09 (1,594 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
As have stated often enough in past

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H-axis washers that also extracted are largely a modern phenomoen. More so something that didn't require bolting down to floor.

For about a hundred years or so after steam/belt or motor driven h-axis washers arrived on scene they all did just that; washed and rinsed. Laundry had to be moved to a separate extractor, or in domestic setting often a wringer was used.

Depending upon what is done in these small "diaper washers" along with quality of spin dryer, need for drying in unit may be totally not wanted.

Extract enough water via spinning things lined dry shouldn't take very long. More so in a warm room with a breeze (such as a fan), or outdoors on a good day.

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