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Easy Spindrier Model SCL
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Post# 1096912   11/13/2020 at 10:14 (858 days old) by Auctioneer (Kewaskum)        

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I have an opportunity to purchase this washer. She's asking $125 which doesn't seem out of line. Like most of my purchases I'm a bit of a mercenary and once the novelty of the piece wears off I'll probably move it along. I gather from going through some previous posts that this is a later model. Does that make it more or less desirable or just different? Is there much room left here? I haven't tried it to see if it's functional but other than a few decades of cosmetic basement grunge it seems to be in pretty good shape. The photos were not taken by me.

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Post# 1096920 , Reply# 1   11/13/2020 at 10:37 (858 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
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This is the classic vintage standard Easy Spindrier of the 1950's. Buy it. $125 is a fair price. When you get it home there are two important things to do in order to loosen the the two valves that operate the drains from the washtub and the spinner.

1. Just below and underneath the control panel is a shield that protects the pump belt. One screw removal lets you slide the shield back; you do not need to tip the machine over to accomplish this. Work the belt to make sure it turns.

2. Fill the machine with hot sudsy water and let it rest for a good while, say a half hour or so; this will loosen and lubricate the valves, making them pliable and operational. Since both valves are open in the downward drain position, some water from he wash tub will enter the spin chamber; this is fine and dandy. Do not move the drain/fill levers before doing this. Hard frequent pulls on the lever can cause the valve nipple to separate and fall into the pump; then you've got a tough one. Been there, done that, not fun.

Good luck, Michael, this is a fabulous washing machine. Let us know how it goes. Have used and loved Easy Spindriers consistently since early childhood.

Post# 1096925 , Reply# 2   11/13/2020 at 11:39 (858 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
"the" washtub not he, tee tee

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Interesting facts about the vintage Easy:

They spin at 900 RPM's; they hold 18 gallons of water at full level, but work wonderfully and safely-for-the clothing at low levels for small loads, since the Spiralator does not yank them backward.

There are 1500 needle holes in the spin cone for, perhaps, the most effective spray rinse in existence.

The Easy with the stick shifts made by women during WWII, spins at 960. I have one of these and it's very GM Frigidiare Unimatic-esque

The directions for the rinse in the Operator's Manual are different from what I had seen from my Aunt's and neighbor's practice, but it is lengthy and fascinating--will post it later this afternoon.

Post# 1096962 , Reply# 3   11/13/2020 at 18:12 (858 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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The faucets have two functional positions and many decorative or esthetic ones. The long faucet sports DRAIN and SUDS, marked on the chrome plate, while the short faucet reads FILL and RINSE. All of the operators I observed as a kid would move the load of wash from the tub to the spinner with the faucet in the SUDS position. They would then engage the SPIN lever or handle to shoot the sudsy water back to the washtub. Next the long faucet is moved to the DRAIN position over the sink or standpipe, and the short faucet is move to RINSE position over the needle jet spray cone. Open your faucets to your desired rinse temp, and here we go with one of the most unique and competent rinses ever engineered. It is so exciting.

But not so fast, says the manual. I will spare you all the directions since the manual is so micro-managed--"Now move the long faucet, now place the lid, now center the short faucet," now go to the toilet, blah blah blah ( a dozen directions)--and give you the gist.

Once the load is in the spinner, you DO NOT SPIN. Instead, with the long faucet in the SUDS position and the fill faucet directly over the cone, you open the HOT WATER TAP, and flush the spinner until the water now draining into the washtub reaches the load level line on the agitator. ( Not very green), smiling. After this flush you're directed, then and only then, to engage the spin and open the cold water tap, allowing a 2 &1/2 to 3 minute rinse. Haven't met anyone who rinsed that way, tempted to try it some day.

My Aunts Mickey (Lenore) and Margaret spun the suds back and rinsed "till the water runs clear" or "rinsed in cold and finished off in hot, depending on the content of the load." My name here is in Mickey's honor, not Mc Donald's, by the way. My Great Aunt Rita, Aunt Mary, Cousin Jill, Uncle Frank, and Neighbors, Mrs. Hawkes, Mrs. Dolan, and Frances Rheins all rinsed similarly.

And then there is the "Alternate" or "Power Flush" Rinse, a story for another day.

Post# 1097008 , Reply# 4   11/14/2020 at 07:00 (857 days old) by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

I have two of these, along with a box of parts stripped from another one, which you are very welcome to have for free. I need the room in my garage...and I have two extra pumps ...

Post# 1097031 , Reply# 5   11/14/2020 at 10:36 (857 days old) by Mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Easy Spin Miracles ~

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How generous, Robert, I'll be in touch.

Thank You,


Post# 1097212 , Reply# 6   11/16/2020 at 00:10 (855 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

I have a later model and love it.

Post# 1099575 , Reply# 7   12/6/2020 at 14:07 (835 days old) by Auctioneer (Kewaskum)        
The SCL Finally Made It Home.

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After several weeks of life getting in the way I was finally to meet up with the owner. I helped her out on a different project which brought the sale price for the washer down to $50.00. It doesn't appear to have really seen much use at all. As a bonus, she found the original manual which will help bring me up to speed on using it. It's going to get tucked away until spring so that I can properly soak it as per MickeyD before putting it through its paces.

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Post# 1099580 , Reply# 8   12/6/2020 at 14:57 (835 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        

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How exciting!

Can't wait to hear/read all about your using your easy spin-drier.

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