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My new Beaumark Rim-Flo washer and Hotpoint dryer
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Post# 1095798   11/4/2020 at 14:11 (1,206 days old) by Hustlepeters (Ajax, Ontario, Canada)        

Hi Iím new here but Iíve snooped this place periodically over the years. Long story short my wife and I just moved into a new house and I picked up, for the grand sum of $50 Canadian, a Beaumark(store brand of Hudsonís Bay department store) washer and Hotpoint electric dryer. The washer looks like itís probably late 70ís or very early 80ís? Canít say for sure. Dryer, Hotpoint HD854LW429, might be slightly newer but I canít find much info. These were both made by GE/Camco in a factory maybe an hour or so from where I live. I canít find a model number anywhere on the washer.

Anyway. I got them cleaned up and they both live. The washer is awesome. No rust and everything works properly. Rim Flo action works well. The dryer - works fine on time dry, but overheats when run on auto cycle. Didnít have time to diagnose but I did open it up and clean out the lint. Would like to regrease the main bearing eventually but itís fine for now. I assume there is an issue with the moisture sensor or something causing the heating elements to not cycle off during auto dry cycle.

I am a journeyman electrician and used to own a laundromat so I enjoy the troubleshooting and repair aspect of owning old laundry equipment, plus, an old top is the best for cleaning my work clothes. Some of the places I go to, you do not want to touch too many surfaces and your clothes go straight in the wash after work. Anyway hereís some pictures. Wonder if anyone here knows the approximate vintage of the washer.

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Post# 1095800 , Reply# 1   11/4/2020 at 14:29 (1,206 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Wow Welcome HP!

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Nice to see new members picking up old gems! 

Love the name Beaumark! It looks like a Hotpoint rebadged?? But that lid looks like Westinghouse to me. Not sure, maybe Nanook of Quebec -- HEY TURQUOISEDUDE -- can YOU tell us the pedigree? 





Post# 1095802 , Reply# 2   11/4/2020 at 14:39 (1,206 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The washer reminds me of the Penncrest products, built by Hotpoint.  In the early years of the transition from Taylor Street to Appliance Park, the Hotpoint washers used this side-opening lid.  By about 1973 they were using the standard GE lid.  Very cool washer!


On the US products, the ID badge/plate was located on the left side, bottom, at the front.



Post# 1095803 , Reply# 3   11/4/2020 at 15:01 (1,206 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Welcome fellow Canadian!!   

Beaumark became the Bay's 'house brand' in 1979 when Simpsons and the Bay merged - the machines were built by Camco, the Candian licenscee for GE.  They built Canadian Hotpoint, McClary, and Moffat appliances as well as for two major store brands - Viking (Eaton's) and Beaumark (Simpson's & The Bay).


I remember seeing lots of these Beaumark washers - the styling didn't really change much from the early to mid 1980s; your washer is from that era for sure.

Post# 1095817 , Reply# 4   11/4/2020 at 16:35 (1,206 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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washer is from the 90's...last of the mill before the complete redesign....

you can tell that by the extension cap on the agitator, this is an ExLarge capacity machine, using a Large capacity transmission and agitator for all machines at that time, one size for both, cap added to increase least thats what GE did here in the states

still a cool machine none the less....

note too, this agitator is held down with a bolt in the will not simply pull off...

Post# 1095835 , Reply# 5   11/4/2020 at 18:08 (1,206 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawaiíi)        

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Looks like my Amana...with the same filtering system that Iím still not convinced is all that effective.

Regardless, cool machines and a great find!

Post# 1095846 , Reply# 6   11/4/2020 at 19:08 (1,206 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set!

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