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Hoover new wave motors, could they make a higher drum speed than 1600rpm?
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Post# 1088562   9/8/2020 at 23:47 (1,118 days old) by servis-dream (planet 90s, Hotpoint factory, Peterborough )        

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i know the new wave WA1600 is the fastest machine of the new wave range, but is it somehow possible for the machine to spin any faster, would it cause irreversible motor damage, or would it last?

i don't own one, but im wondering if they could get the machine to 1650rpm or more for any amount of time at all

i saw a video of the WA1600 in action at its incredible speed of 1600rpm and wondered "can it go much faster, if so, how much?"

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Post# 1088588 , Reply# 1   9/9/2020 at 08:32 (1,118 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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We easily have the capability to make washers spin at over 4000 RPMs with no durability problems,


problem is there is only so much water you can spin out of clothing, and you have the problem of wrinkled clothing.


In reality the extra water extraction after around 1000 RPMs is very little and with the very powerful and fast dryers we have in the US there is little likelihood that much over 1,200 RPMs will not be seen in the US at least.


John L.

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