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A near final Canadian filter flo
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Post# 1062172   3/3/2020 at 14:11 (1,453 days old) by potatochips ( )        

This popped up on Kijiji for $20, couldnt lose. Its a TOL Canadian filter flo from April of 1993, just before NAFTA became a thing. I wanted this machine since it was unique, being TOL, and since I was also looking for a machine with a good outer tub and transmission.


However, as you will see in the pictures, the transmission post is rusty and starting to flake, and the tub support is rotten. One of the tub nuts in the support is only threaded in by a minute amount of thread. Im sure if I was to reassemble it, id only be properly threaded in to two of three bolts. The transmission is also leaking oil. AND furthermore, the transmission will bind up in agitate mode if you spin the tub clockwise... Needless to say this transmission is no good. 


The good is just about everything else, clutch, basket, controls, top. Minimal, and I mean minimal, rust. I do need a four position water level switch though. The owner didnt have the minibasket or the filter pan. 


Check out the basket though, white. 



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Post# 1062173 , Reply# 1   3/3/2020 at 14:42 (1,453 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I don't believe this one is set up for the Mini-basket.  No indication of that on the water level switch.



Post# 1062182 , Reply# 2   3/3/2020 at 15:24 (1,453 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        
I think...

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The MINI setting on the water level control knob, all the way passed the SMALL/MIN setting, is for the mini-basket. Or am I wrong here?

Post# 1062185 , Reply# 3   3/3/2020 at 16:19 (1,453 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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You are correct - my bad!  I need new glasses.


Thanks for pointing that out.



Post# 1062191 , Reply# 4   3/3/2020 at 17:03 (1,453 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Congrats on your filter flo find!

Post# 1062195 , Reply# 5   3/3/2020 at 18:23 (1,453 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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nicely featured.....but I have had a SpotScrubber version with 16 cycles...

will be nice once you get it up and running....

these models are from when they used one transmission for both Large and ExLarge machines.....hence the extension on the agitator...

Post# 1062235 , Reply# 6   3/4/2020 at 06:58 (1,452 days old) by potatochips ( )        

Thanks guys!


It does have the mini basket option on the water level switch, and it also mentions it on the control panel. 


This machines outer tub and transmission are longer than the standard capacity machine I picked up last month, I was hoping that I could do a swap but no luck. Both transmissions are even splined differently. I wonder if thats how it was in the US? This machine I bought yesterday is a pure Camco/Canadian machine where the standard capacity machine was pure US. 

Post# 1062238 , Reply# 7   3/4/2020 at 07:17 (1,452 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Yes it was like this in the US. For years GE used two transmissions, one for standard and one for large capacity machines. Then in the early nineties until production end in 1995 they went to one transmission for both capacities, as Martin mentioned, and just used an agitator extension for the larger capacity. These transmissions also had a different spline with fewer teeth than the previous ones.

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