Thread Number: 85022  /  Tag: Vintage Dryers
1957 “Filtrator” Not “Filterator” Dryer Disassembly
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Post# 1094920   10/28/2020 at 11:16 (1,214 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Or should I say, come to papa the king of all outdoor fire pits!

Looks like the pics loaded in reverse order, the ‘Memento’ of posts.

I know Turquoise Dude wanted some parts cause all his projects are finished, up and running, and sold... so he has nothing really to do right now and lots of empty space...emiright?

Anyone else? Especially near San Diego and can swing by and pick them up?

Part two soon as the sun moves into a cooler position...

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Post# 1094921 , Reply# 1   10/28/2020 at 11:42 (1,214 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        
Projects finished

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More like they'll finish me... LOL   However, I am pleased to say last year's work on my 57 Filtrator is holding!  It's the only dryer that has now been in continuous service for more than a year in the Ogden laundry (due to me swapping stuff around, honest...)


But seriously, there is someone on the board who was in search of a Frigidaire dryer motor...  I just can't recall who it was... 

Post# 1094922 , Reply# 2   10/28/2020 at 11:58 (1,214 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
Motor ....

was me. I found one!

Could use that spoked pulley and its shaft plate off the back though! Also the door latch and pedal assembly.

Bud - Atlanta

Post# 1094925 , Reply# 3   10/28/2020 at 12:17 (1,214 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Just took off the door latch...

Like most dryers I take apart, clean as whistle! 😂

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Post# 1094927 , Reply# 4   10/28/2020 at 12:31 (1,214 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Those Filtrator dryers must be HEAVY, even more heavy than my 1963 Whirlpool Imperial dryer and 1973 Maytag DG306.

Post# 1094931 , Reply# 5   10/28/2020 at 13:06 (1,214 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

Just sent you a message.



Post# 1094934 , Reply# 6   10/28/2020 at 13:28 (1,214 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Has anyone claimed the heating element? If not, I'd be interested in it if you didn't mind shipping the assembly.


Post# 1094967 , Reply# 7   10/28/2020 at 16:50 (1,214 days old) by sfh074 ( )        
LOL ....

remove all the lint and it would be 7 lbs lighter!

Post# 1094974 , Reply# 8   10/28/2020 at 18:29 (1,214 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Dissambled 1950s FD Filtrator Dryer

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That drum would make a great fire-pit if no-one needs it, Eugene at Lorian Furniture & Appliance  has been making and selling fire pits fro old washer baskets for years.


John L.

Post# 1095120 , Reply# 9   10/29/2020 at 21:05 (1,213 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Right now I am busy moving, but have all the parts I harvested.
I will be getting back to you guys in a couple weeks about postage etc.

Post# 1095163 , Reply# 10   10/30/2020 at 10:55 (1,212 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I see

you're still running your Saturn.

Post# 1095377 , Reply# 11   11/1/2020 at 06:44 (1,210 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
If no one

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has dibs on the control tower and glass I'll take it. And the rollers on the front plate? Heck I'll take the whole front plate loading port.



Post# 1095402 , Reply# 12   11/1/2020 at 11:24 (1,210 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Timer and Thermostat

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I'll take dibs on those!

Post# 1098490 , Reply# 13   11/27/2020 at 21:58 (1,183 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Still out here. Most parts were saved, but forgot to get the thermostat! I thought to then got distracted.
I have te parts in my storage space and will relocate them to my apartment soon to distribute.

Post# 1118528 , Reply# 14   5/27/2021 at 23:17 (1,002 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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Sorry it has taken so long.
Anyone need parts off this?
I saved all the smaller stuff. A couple of people contacted me some time ago about some parts, but i don’t know if they are still interested.
Let me know if you are, i only have about 4 weeks left here then i am gone.

Post# 1119785 , Reply# 15   6/9/2021 at 14:20 (990 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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The last of this machine remaining went out in the mail yesterday.
The hardest part to let go of was the perforated drum. Makes a fantastic fire pit and i sold it for that purpose to someone the day before memorial day.
I wanted it for that use but felt i had to get rid of most everything i can to pull this move off in the time i have left.
Some of the metal will become art work, and other bits a box for the back of a motorcycle apparently.

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