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AEG Lavamat Princess-S - anybody have one of those?
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Post# 1068445   4/21/2020 at 06:51 (1,067 days old) by nilfiskGA70 (Limerick, Ireland)        

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Our first autowasher in 1972 was an AEG LAvamat Princess-S. It was cold fill only with an unusual design of induction motor, the motor was square in shape, with what looked like 2 separate sets of windings. It was an induction motor which was able to spool up for the spin, no complex DAF-Variomatic style transmission, just simple belt drive. I remember the screech at the end of the spin cycle when the motor switched in the low speed windings and the rotor acted as a brake, rapidly slowing down the tub. The machine is not like any Lavamat I see on this site, in fact, it looks identical to a few AEG Domina-L models here (single programmer dial on left, which was pulled to switch on, and a square amber pilot neon with two matching buttons on the right). Sturdy machine, we changed 2 sets of bearings, a timer and a pump in its 22 year lifetime, in terms of washing done, you could add on another 8 years! I remember watching it go through its cycle as a 6/7 year old, it also had high water fill levels. Detergent drawer on top cover. Timer made a regular metallic clicking noise as it progressed through the programme.

Post# 1068454 , Reply# 1   4/21/2020 at 07:21 (1,067 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Sounds like this one.

Link to the manual:


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Post# 1068457 , Reply# 2   4/21/2020 at 07:26 (1,067 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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This one is easier to download I think. But don't use the Download button in the advertisement.

Post# 1068463 , Reply# 3   4/21/2020 at 08:21 (1,067 days old) by nilfiskga70 (Limerick, Ireland)        

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That's the exact one - according to the manual, it had a stainless steel outer drum, never realized that, that was quality. Only for I was unable to get the motor rewound after the high speed spin winding shorted, it would have soldiered on for a couple more years. Would be interesting to see one in the flesh again.

Post# 1068629 , Reply# 4   4/22/2020 at 12:09 (1,066 days old) by matchboxpaul (U.K)        

Hi Peter.
I had a look on YouTube and the closest I can find to your machine is a German collectors AEG Lavamat Perfect 800, filmed 7 years ago.
Hopefully the machine is still preserved - pesky capacitor blows at the end of the video.

Looks to be an updated version of the machine you had, with a restyled dial. Was yours 750rpm spin?

Welcome to the forum by the way :-)

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