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Sanyo Washer
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Post# 1054372   12/15/2019 at 18:40 (204 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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Picked this up in Chicago today after seeing it in Shopper's Square for $50. Works like it should and is very quiet. It creates a nice whirlpool. It drains, fills and agitates twice for rinses with no spin until the end. The tub brake is LOUD! Just like a Norge. It's a little dirty but is cleaning up well.

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Post# 1054374 , Reply# 1   12/15/2019 at 18:45 (204 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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Post# 1054380 , Reply# 2   12/15/2019 at 19:25 (204 days old) by macboy91si (Frankfort, KY)        

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Well that little guy is just adorable. Like many (all?) Japanese portable automatics from the era, they never spun between wash/rinses. My Hitachi and Panasonic based units also do the same thing.

Thanks for posting this, it's really cool!


Post# 1054386 , Reply# 3   12/15/2019 at 19:46 (204 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Very cool machine!  Thanks for posting the video.  What year do you suppose the machine is?  

Post# 1054389 , Reply# 4   12/15/2019 at 20:14 (204 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

nice find!I'm guessing it is from around 1975-76 by the styling,but would have to poke around the machine for dated camponents for a more exact date-Sanyo used "Showa"calendar dates on parts back when that washer was made.Looks very similar to Hitachi GE washers of similar era.

Post# 1054448 , Reply# 5   12/16/2019 at 11:41 (203 days old) by Mistereric (USA)        

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Love it! I have the GE version of this machine. Wish I could find some repair documentation; mine needs a new tub bearing.

Post# 1054488 , Reply# 6   12/16/2019 at 17:52 (203 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Interesting wash action.  Thank you for the video.  

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