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Post# 1089694   9/17/2020 at 00:10 (915 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Hey guys this is something Iíve Just brought as my 21st birthday present For myself, itís a Czechoslovakian washing machine

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Post# 1089697 , Reply# 1   9/17/2020 at 04:23 (915 days old) by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Adam,

Nice Perobot you have there, I have just purchased one as well and they certainly whirl the suds through the clothes !!

Have fun with it :)

Keith


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Post# 1089699 , Reply# 2   9/17/2020 at 05:33 (915 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Looks nice and thank you

The previous owner says that it hasnít been used Since they got it, Iím not sure how long ago thatís been, is there anything I should watch out for like anything I should check before I start using it? And there is a little knob at the bottom Of the Control Panel that I know is missing, what with that knob control, the heater or what?

Post# 1089700 , Reply# 3   9/17/2020 at 06:57 (915 days old) by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Adam,

Nice machine you have there, mine was used in a shop display and then was stored at the back of a shop for many years all in the darkest depths on Neu Wulmstorf / Germany.

These machines have quite a basic operation, the lower knob is for the heater and when pulled out the bulb above the wash/spin lever illuminates.

Word from the wise, be prepared to get a nice spray when you operate the spinner with the lid raised !! lol

When operating the wash timer - pull and turn the knob to desired time.

Enjoy :)
Keith


Post# 1089704 , Reply# 4   9/17/2020 at 07:42 (915 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Thank you

Do you know what kind of thread the knob has? And whatís the maximum capacity of how much a laundry can it take?

Post# 1089718 , Reply# 5   9/17/2020 at 10:24 (915 days old) by keymatic (Surrey.U.K)        

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Hi Adam,

I am not sure what the knob thread would be like and will check later,

As regards to the wash load I would say it would be around 3 - 4lbs, we had budget twin tubs in the UK, Rolls / Goblin / Frigidaire / Burco etc which had similar washtubs and held around 4lbs. The wash action was produced by a small flat turbulator as opposed to the spiral porcelain activator in this machine.

Cheers
Keith


Post# 1089763 , Reply# 6   9/17/2020 at 20:15 (915 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Wow,

Iím surprised, thatís tiny, I thought it wouldíve been a bit larger I know caravan washing machines that have more capacity than this, but because itís the twin tub I can have one night sitting in the wash water ready to start washing while the last load was in the spinner

Post# 1089785 , Reply# 7   9/18/2020 at 06:16 (914 days old) by aussie-plugs (Melbourne, Australia)        
Lid warning ...

What a curious machine. If it's any help, the German writing on the lid says not to turn the heating on without water in the wash tub. Looking at the layout, I'd take Keymatic's advice and not run the spinner with the lid open either ...

Post# 1089986 , Reply# 8   9/20/2020 at 08:02 (912 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Just like with any spin dryer or hydro extractor

If lid is open prepare for a soakení

Post# 1089988 , Reply# 9   9/20/2020 at 08:06 (912 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Iím not sure

If I would want to change the text on the lid to English or re-paint the German text so it looks more visible and legibleAlthough one thing is for sure, I will definitely be keeping the plug on that machine, if worse comes to worse I can replace the cord on it with a more modern version

Post# 1092911 , Reply# 10   10/12/2020 at 04:07 (890 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
So it has arrived

Although, There is more to the issue than Just replacing the cord, as the activator appears to be seized Iíve put some WD-40 onto it to let it soak and penetrate To try and loosen it up, anything I should do?

Post# 1092916 , Reply# 11   10/12/2020 at 07:14 (890 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

I'm not a fan of WD40.

I much prefer Inox.

you can get it at Bunnings or from bearing suppliers.


Post# 1092942 , Reply# 12   10/12/2020 at 13:12 (890 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh cool, thank you

Iíll keep that in mind

Post# 1093110 , Reply# 13   10/13/2020 at 21:14 (889 days old) by robbinsandmyers (Conn)        
Not sure if it'll ship overseas.....

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But look up Kroil on Ebay. I buy the 8oz cans not aerosols. Best penetrating oil on the planet. Rust etc soaks it up like a sponge and a little goes a long way. Well worth the extra cost over others.

Post# 1093117 , Reply# 14   10/13/2020 at 23:28 (888 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        
a few suggestions here...

www.vwwatercooled.com.au/...

 

the home brew ATF-Acetone mix sounds interesting.

(ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid. Doesn't mention which flavour.)


Post# 1093126 , Reply# 15   10/14/2020 at 01:47 (888 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Bad news

I think of this I would probably have to try and get one remade instead of trying to fix it

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Post# 1093130 , Reply# 16   10/14/2020 at 07:00 (888 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Itís so rusted

That Iím honestly not even entirely sure how to approach this, does anybody have any steps or any advice? Because I want to at least get the activator in working order before seeingIf the heater/motor works plus I would need to replace the cord on it as well, Iím just hoping that Iím able to get it repaired, or at least have someone point me in the right direction on how to repair it myself

Post# 1093135 , Reply# 17   10/14/2020 at 07:16 (888 days old) by gizmo (Victoria, Australia)        

What is the activator made of? It looks like ceramic.

 

can you take some photos from other angles? Can you do macro super close-ups?

I'd like to see the end of the shaft (the threaded end) so we can see bearings, whether the shaft can be pressed out of if circlips have to come off. The more we can see, the better we can advise.

Also show us the hole where it was removed - is it rusty or in good nick?


Post# 1093182 , Reply# 18   10/14/2020 at 16:15 (888 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
The activator is made of

Ceramic, and Iíll try and take some pictures for you, the whole is rusty but itís not damaged in anyway it is just surface rust, Iíll try and grab a bunch of pictures for you

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Post# 1093803 , Reply# 19   10/20/2020 at 03:28 (882 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
So it has arrived

Although, There is more to the issue than Just replacing the cord, as the activator appears to be seized Iíve put some WD-40 onto it to let it soak and penetrate To try and loosen it up, anything I should do?

Post# 1093804 , Reply# 20   10/20/2020 at 03:29 (882 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I donít know how that post decided to

Put it self up at the front, that was a fair while back


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