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Belt-Drive Whirlpool Videos
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Post# 51485   12/20/2004 at 23:21 (7,053 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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Over the past few weeks I have been hearing MANY people talk about never seeing a "winged" Surgilator or not hearing the sounds of a belt drive in years. I have had my 76 WP for quite a few years and finally a few weeks ago got around to making and taking videos of it in action to send to a member. I just attempted doing it through upload picture but they are far too big to add that way. If anyone can give me any ideas on how to get them onto the site, By all means, let me know. I would love to share them...


Post# 51486 , Reply# 1   12/20/2004 at 23:26 (7,053 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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The above sounded kind of crass didn't it?? Sorry, My intention is to share them with all of Applianceville, not just one member LOL

Post# 51509 , Reply# 2   12/21/2004 at 08:42 (7,053 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Geoff, what are the file sizes of the videos?

Post# 51515 , Reply# 3   12/21/2004 at 11:41 (7,053 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Oh please Robert, upload them for us!

Post# 51531 , Reply# 4   12/21/2004 at 18:33 (7,052 days old) by camMURRAY20 ()        
Belt Drive Whirlpool Videos

Please e-mail me some too!

My e-mail address is


Post# 51546 , Reply# 5   12/21/2004 at 23:04 (7,052 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
File sizes

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The file sizes for most of the videos range from 3MB up to 12MB with 2 being over 12MB. CamMURRAY, I will gladly send them to you, I just warn ahead that if you are on Dial-up, it's going to take a LOOOONG time to download them.


Geoff :)

Post# 51547 , Reply# 6   12/21/2004 at 23:19 (7,052 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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Just for starters, here is a pic of the inside :)

Post# 51554 , Reply# 7   12/22/2004 at 04:11 (7,052 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        

I have cable ! I would love it if you sent them to me ! EMAIL AT:

Post# 51555 , Reply# 8   12/22/2004 at 05:05 (7,052 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        
Email address-

Hi Geoff, I work for a cable company, and I'm kinda embarrassed to say how fast my cable connection is. I have a corporate account, around 8 Mb per second download. It would be interesting to see how long it would take to download some of these. But I think there is a limit on the email size. I forget what that limit is. You may have to compress some of these files. Let us know if you work something out with Robert. In the mean time, you are welcome to try to send me some vids. Thanks, Matt

Post# 51557 , Reply# 9   12/22/2004 at 06:36 (7,052 days old) by agiflow ()        

Hi Geoff,could you please send me some videos also,my e-mail is thanks

Post# 51561 , Reply# 10   12/22/2004 at 07:06 (7,052 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Great-looking washer, and look, there's the tub-mounted filter!

I'd definitely like to see the videos--my email is

Post# 51573 , Reply# 11   12/22/2004 at 08:40 (7,052 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Geoff please send them to me too i just have been dying for washer videos!

Post# 51574 , Reply# 12   12/22/2004 at 08:45 (7,052 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Geoff, if you pick out one that is 3mb and send it to me I can post it. The larger ones will take too much bandwidth to post, so for those email would be the best bet.

Post# 51582 , Reply# 13   12/22/2004 at 11:08 (7,052 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        
My email address-

is The larger files will need to be compressed using winzip or other such compression tool. My ISP has a 10Meg upper limit on file sizes. I'll bet most ISPs have max file sizes.

Post# 51585 , Reply# 14   12/22/2004 at 11:56 (7,052 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        
AOL max file size

I am not sure, but I think AOL max file size is 16mb. Thanks in advance geoff!! Tom

Post# 51592 , Reply# 15   12/22/2004 at 12:57 (7,052 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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You can send all the videos to me, but please not all together on one message. I'm on a T3 at work. Addy is in my profile.

Post# 51600 , Reply# 16   12/22/2004 at 14:15 (7,051 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Oh my emalil addres be

Post# 51601 , Reply# 17   12/22/2004 at 14:17 (7,051 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

I have the optional extra fast dsl, please send the videos to


Post# 51610 , Reply# 18   12/22/2004 at 18:00 (7,051 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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I never expected such an overwhelming resonse LOL. OK guys, I'm running at 10MBsec Download and 1000KBsec upload, so this will take some time to zip, (most already are) and send them out singly to everyone. I will try to have most of them out by Christmas (Merry Christmas to Applianceville, you've all been such good little boys and girls LOL ;). Robert, I will send one of the better 3 Meggers to you to post just let me know which address to send them to. Anyone else while I'm at it?? let me know so I can start the sending list. :)

Geoff M

Post# 51611 , Reply# 19   12/22/2004 at 18:06 (7,051 days old) by partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        
me too!

how could I resist not getting on this bandwagon?

Post# 51617 , Reply# 20   12/22/2004 at 20:14 (7,051 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        

Thank you so much for this wonderful Christmas gift...I never imagined I had been that good of a boy this year !

Post# 51619 , Reply# 21   12/22/2004 at 20:27 (7,051 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Belt-Drive Whirlpool Videos

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Geoff I am also interested
Thank you,

Post# 51626 , Reply# 22   12/22/2004 at 23:04 (7,051 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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While I am sorting everyones E-mail address and gathering everything to send, here's a picture of the mighty bohemoth.

Post# 51627 , Reply# 23   12/22/2004 at 23:25 (7,051 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The washer looks like an LFA-5800. Yes? No? LFA-something.

Post# 51628 , Reply# 24   12/22/2004 at 23:28 (7,051 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
GOOD Eye ;)

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You are 100% correct!!! It is an LFA-5800.

Post# 51631 , Reply# 25   12/22/2004 at 23:59 (7,051 days old) by powerfin64 (Yakima, Washington)        
The Mighty Bohemoth

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Ohhh yes.. that bad boy is one of my Favorites! I miss seeing that DDSS get down and diry with a full load.
add me to the list.


Post# 51633 , Reply# 26   12/23/2004 at 01:35 (7,051 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Neighbors had an LFA-7800. They ran into trouble with it having excessive vibration sometimes during spin. The local appliance dealer where they bought the machine (and where I worked during high school, but was no longer working there by this time) couldn't find anything wrong. I checked the machine a couple times myself, being that they were neighbors, and it didn't exhibit the trouble. So they ended up calling a dealer in a nearby town, who replaced bearings and all sorts of parts that I didn't think could possibly be bad. An accessory balance kit was also installed, a weighted ring clamped to the top of the basket . . a service kit that had apparently been released to deal with this exact problem. They didn't have any more trouble with it after that.

Post# 51636 , Reply# 27   12/23/2004 at 03:05 (7,051 days old) by designgeek ()        

I have a pretty fast download speed at home (though I drool over y'all's 8MB and T3 circuits!:-), so I don't mind downloading from the site.

However it would be really appreciated if videos on the site were also available in Quicktime format or something else that was cross-platform. Not all of us use WindowsMediaViewer; at least two of us here (me & someone else) use Macintosh with Quicktime.

Post# 51654 , Reply# 28   12/23/2004 at 14:52 (7,050 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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YYYAAAYYY!!!! Mine is

Post# 51661 , Reply# 29   12/23/2004 at 18:49 (7,050 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
i'd like one please =)

my email is:

Are there gonna pics of that pretty console?


Post# 51662 , Reply# 30   12/23/2004 at 19:24 (7,050 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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If you'd like them sure LOL :) I'll take pictures and post them before I head to my brothers house for the night. All of the vids are on my laptop so I'll bring that with me, that'll give me something to do since I have the house to myself.


Geoff M

Post# 51669 , Reply# 31   12/23/2004 at 22:06 (7,050 days old) by compwhiz ()        

Plz email to me if you have not already

isnt that the solid state?

Post# 51673 , Reply# 32   12/23/2004 at 23:25 (7,050 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
My belted 1978 Whirlpool is an LFA 5800!

That is EXACTLY what my 1978 belt driven Whirlpool is, an LFA 5800,same agitator, tub ring, lint filter, control panel, all! A duplicate of the washer you all were talking about!

Post# 51683 , Reply# 33   12/24/2004 at 02:09 (7,050 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I'm interested too. Please use this emailaddress:

Post# 51686 , Reply# 34   12/24/2004 at 05:20 (7,050 days old) by Azsanti ()        

I would love to see this please sent to

Post# 51700 , Reply# 35   12/24/2004 at 10:39 (7,050 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
not a solid state (far as i know)


I think the solid state models are the digital ones like this:

The machine the pics above is the exact one my grandparents had in their rental house in palm desert! I so remember that control panel!


Post# 51717 , Reply# 36   12/24/2004 at 14:32 (7,049 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

I'm like a little kid on Christmas Eve waiting for this videos.
I probably won't be able to sleep tonight Geoff!

Post# 51739 , Reply# 37   12/24/2004 at 23:57 (7,049 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
First vid sent.

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Hi Everyone,

Ok, the first vid has been sent to all who requested and gave me an E-mail address. This was not without some problems though. Some were returned to me because of various reasons, mostly being that the file size was too big for some of your mailboxes, if you DID NOT receive it, please do let me know and we'll see what we can do to remedy it.


Post# 51740 , Reply# 38   12/25/2004 at 00:18 (7,049 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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As promised, first vid out by Christmas, and here are the control panel shots as requested

Post# 51741 , Reply# 39   12/25/2004 at 00:19 (7,049 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        

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Post# 51742 , Reply# 40   12/25/2004 at 00:26 (7,049 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        

I recieved the video and it is GREAT !!! thanks and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU GEOFF !

Post# 51744 , Reply# 41   12/25/2004 at 00:41 (7,049 days old) by agiflow ()        

Geoff,thank you so much for the Wp Surgilator video.Nice even consistent turnover with that agitator.Nice long agitator strokes.Have a very Merry Christmas


Post# 51751 , Reply# 42   12/25/2004 at 07:53 (7,049 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Too cool! Agitates MUCH faster than my '82 Kenmore (also belt-driven...ironically enough)--now I want one! The turnover and water drama are impressive! It's also interesting to see the tub "rock" from side to side during wash--one of the reasons why I was always fascinated with BD Whirlpool & Kenmore washers.

Merry Christmas Geoff, and thanks!


Post# 51752 , Reply# 43   12/25/2004 at 08:18 (7,049 days old) by agiflow ()        
low water

Geoff thank you again, to hear the rythmic sloshing sounds of the old BD machines.I can actually hear that famous woo,woo,woo sound of the transmission.They were such good machines in their day :-)

Post# 51767 , Reply# 44   12/25/2004 at 10:50 (7,049 days old) by wigwag (San Diego)        
console pics

Thanks Geoff,

Seems like yesterday I was playing with that machine as a kid, i made sure and saved them to my computer =)


Post# 51775 , Reply# 45   12/25/2004 at 14:50 (7,048 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Geoff, I never received the video. Please send again. thanks

Post# 51778 , Reply# 46   12/25/2004 at 16:05 (7,048 days old) by agiflow ()        
wide basket

Looking at the videos,i had forgotten just how wide those BD baskets were compared to the DD machines of today.Much more room for circulation in the older machines.Those were the days.

Post# 51787 , Reply# 47   12/25/2004 at 22:46 (7,048 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
I too would love to see this belt driven Whirlpool video

I too would love to see this belt driven Whirlpool video, please e-mail it to me at

Post# 51813 , Reply# 48   12/26/2004 at 12:47 (7,048 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Hi, if anyone that has received this video is reading this, could you please forward it to I haven't gotten it yet. Thanks

Post# 51815 , Reply# 49   12/26/2004 at 12:56 (7,048 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        
Oh yea, my email address is:

Post# 51821 , Reply# 50   12/26/2004 at 14:34 (7,047 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        

I forwarded both videos to ya !

Post# 51826 , Reply# 51   12/26/2004 at 19:30 (7,047 days old) by Imperial70 (MA USA)        

could I have a copy of this video too. I am the one that had one of the last of the BD's (at least in my own mind :-) ) A 1985/86 Imperial 70 with the winged Super Surgilator (as it was labled). To hear the sound of the drain portion as the tub was almost completely drained. I can only hear it in my minds ear. Never could duplicate that sound (not without some severe stomach upset at least) ;-)
happy new year,
email address:

Post# 51833 , Reply# 52   12/26/2004 at 21:24 (7,047 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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Please add me to the list:

Post# 51844 , Reply# 53   12/27/2004 at 01:56 (7,047 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
To all that haven't received

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I do apologize to all that HAVEN'T received. Some requested after the first batch was sent, so I will compile a new list of those who haven't received. Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy weekend. For those of you that have received it, Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. I enjoy sharing these videos with you all and there are more to come. There are 6 or 7 in all plus I have a vid of a Roto-Swirl in action, plus a Dual-Action. I will send another round out in the beginning of the week. I'm so glad you are all enjoying them.


Post# 51845 , Reply# 54   12/27/2004 at 02:18 (7,047 days old) by agiflow ()        

That is so cool Geoff,....can't wait to see the Rot-Swirl in action.


Post# 51853 , Reply# 55   12/27/2004 at 10:56 (7,047 days old) by Bryan71 ()        
Would love to see the video

If you can't post it here, I would love to see it.

My email addy is

Thanks much!

Post# 51861 , Reply# 56   12/27/2004 at 14:07 (7,046 days old) by jaxsunst ()        
Got Mine

Thank you, Geoff


Post# 51883 , Reply# 57   12/27/2004 at 19:18 (7,046 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Hi geoff, could you try sending the videos to I'll see if yahoo works better than my own ISP.

Post# 51900 , Reply# 58   12/28/2004 at 00:08 (7,046 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        


If you would, could you send those videos over this way too? Love the see the belt drive in action. My e-mail address is


Post# 51902 , Reply# 59   12/28/2004 at 00:41 (7,046 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
still more

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Rounds 3 and 4 have been sent out to ALLLLLLL who have provided me with an Email address. Thanks again to all who have responed. Good news with this round, I got NO error messages from anyones ISP, so hopefully all went well this time. Andrew, you posted RIGHT after I sent the last batch so I will send you yours separately. I truly enjoy sharing these with you all. More to come in time. hope everyone had a WONDERFUL holiday. Enjoy :)


Post# 51905 , Reply# 60   12/28/2004 at 04:06 (7,046 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Geoff, this time I got the videos. Thank you very much!! I loved them. Enjoy your holidays!!

Post# 51931 , Reply# 61   12/28/2004 at 09:26 (7,046 days old) by agiflow ()        
videos 3&4

Thanks Geoff,...hope your holiday was great :)

Post# 51932 , Reply# 62   12/28/2004 at 10:23 (7,046 days old) by jaxsunst ()        
got 'em

Thanks for the round 3 and 4 videos. My favorite thing about a belt-driven WP/KM is the way they sound. What a great birthday present(38, still a young pup). Thanks Again.


Post# 51933 , Reply# 63   12/28/2004 at 10:44 (7,046 days old) by compwhiz ()        

I got rounds 3 &4 so thats what a wig wag is used for!

Post# 51934 , Reply# 64   12/28/2004 at 10:44 (7,046 days old) by compwhiz ()        

I got rounds 3 &4 so thats what a wig wag is used for!

Post# 51939 , Reply# 65   12/28/2004 at 12:56 (7,046 days old) by tbolt25 (Kentucky)        
I couldn't get the video to play!

I got the Whirlpool videos on my e-mail, but the Real Player couldn't play them, it asked for updates, but none could be found.

Post# 51942 , Reply# 66   12/28/2004 at 13:36 (7,045 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Gotta love the sound when it starts agitating! I first heard this in the Kenmore; when the water level was reached I heard the motor start up, a loud "clunk-bang" as the agitator engaged, then of course the wild "woo-woo-woo-woo" sound!

EXCELLENT videos Geoff! Makes me really appreciate my Belt-Drive!!!


Post# 51945 , Reply# 67   12/28/2004 at 14:59 (7,045 days old) by geoff (Cape Coral, FL)        
getting them to play

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Tbolt, If you can't get them to work in Windows Media Player, or Real player, Use Quicktime, it works flawlessly with that player..


Post# 51946 , Reply# 68   12/28/2004 at 15:05 (7,045 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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The best part is whe (woo-woo-woo-woo) sound and watching the action.

Post# 51956 , Reply# 69   12/28/2004 at 19:38 (7,045 days old) by smokey2367 (NW PA)        
belt-drive whirlpool videos

If it's not too late, could I get a copy of the videos? My email address is

Thanks! -- Doug

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