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Perobot Vortex Activator is toast
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Post# 1101689   12/22/2020 at 20:30 (821 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Hey guys, Iíve tried repairing the perobot activator But it appears that itís so rusty That itís physically unable to be repaired, Iíve just been busy scrolling on Google images and I found one in the Czech Republic that appears to have a spare activator, is there anybody here In the Czech Republic or anyone who has one of these machines just for the activator? Iím really wanting to try Bringing the machine back into working order so I would really appreciated if anyone here would be able to help me, A listing I found has got a spare activator although the issue is I am unable to travel internationally as the borders are closed here for travelling internationally so I am literally landlocked

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Post# 1101854 , Reply# 1   12/24/2020 at 16:53 (819 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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Would you really go to Czech Republic all the way from Australia for those perobot crazy little d***s? as I call them 😂😂
You better organize a shipping if seller is not willing to do it themselves
There are many online services that do that.
You book pick up and delivery and you pay online.
He will just have to pack and fill customs forms.
Customs in Australia are kinda fascist.
Use google translator and talk to can send money via PayPal...Or bank or money gram.
Change with AUD is very favorable too!
At worst if they disappear with the money you will lose a small amount.
You should try.
Chances are that if there is a Czech member here could be so far away he would need them to be posted as well.
It sure would be easier than travelling there from Australia I mean you might want to go for a trip in Prague but if they are in some place up on the mountains or on the other side of the country you might spend just as much in gas highway and whatever to get there once you are already there in Czech republic...
So...I'd go for shipping.
That is how I got my machines from other countries...

Post# 1101857 , Reply# 2   12/24/2020 at 17:05 (819 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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However some pop out even in Germany...
Keep looking🔍🔍

Post# 1102060 , Reply# 3   12/26/2020 at 16:55 (817 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
I know some pop-up in Germany

But I havenít really seen any in Germany, Iíve looked at eBay but Iím not really sure where else to look, and I probably do actually have a reason to visit the Czech Republic, Iíve never been there Iíve never been anywhere apart from America and Australia so it means Iíll be able to travel somewhere I guess, Iíll have to see how much shipping is and that will definitely be a fair chunk of change

Post# 1102061 , Reply# 4   12/26/2020 at 16:56 (817 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Thank you for actually giving me a response instead of just drifting over the thread and going on to something more common

Post# 1102140 , Reply# 5   12/27/2020 at 08:04 (817 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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Well if you already have to go there...
You have to be patient though...
Something will pop out sooner or later.
We're talking about not only of a vintage machine but also a machine that for Eastern Europeans generally reminds of a time when they were not that happy, you know, that is a communist era washing machine, meaning that is rare because when these countries where freed from communism many folks virtually had a new start and got rid of everything reminding them of those times and happily upgraded to a more "capitalistic"and ""wealthy" western washing machine,and an automatic one.
Those kind of machines represent and reminds for many a period of poverty and government rationed goods, and I guess many just had it jumping out of the window back then when a "better" washing machine name available and economy changed. is now " communist memorabilia" and are indeed rare.

I guess nobody replied not because it is not interesting but because they cannot help you much.
You got to be patient.
After all these machines are kind of rare in Europe, having one in Australia and getting parts for one is challenging but everything comes to those who can wait.
That is one rule I learned collecting washing machines.
All the machines I have now if I look back I would have never thought I could have one of them, it looked impossible... indeed possible it was!

Post# 1102141 , Reply# 6   12/27/2020 at 08:09 (817 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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*were freed
*Better washing machine became available

Post# 1102151 , Reply# 7   12/27/2020 at 09:26 (817 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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About Germany...
I happened to come across a few on eBay kleinganzen (eBay classifieds) in the past, they appeared to be found in Eastern communist Germany former DDR Germany, along with the famous WM 66 and other eastern style semi automatics.

Post# 1102152 , Reply# 8   12/27/2020 at 09:33 (817 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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I agree with Frederico, eBay Kleinanzeigen is a great source for vintage products. Here is the link:

As a matter of fact, no activator there on offer now, but there is an ad for a heating element.

Post# 1102154 , Reply# 9   12/27/2020 at 09:45 (817 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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For example here there was one.
It's gone though.

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Post# 1102220 , Reply# 10   12/27/2020 at 16:18 (816 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Oh cool thank you so much guys

I know that Iíll have to be patient Because they come few and far between both due to the history and where they were sold, and I didnít know that there was more than one kind of eBay for Germany, as I got some stuff for The perobot Off of normal eBay which included all the operation manuals and where and how to grease the machine All that sort of stuff you would find on the thread ďperobot paraphernaliaĒ And I know thatís a horrible name but I couldnít think of anything better at that point in time,

Post# 1102238 , Reply# 11   12/27/2020 at 20:07 (816 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

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eBay got a free classified separate website in Europe. Pretty much like Craigslist in the US.
In Italy is "eBay annunci" they came up with it as most folks selling second hand around here just do not want to deal with eBay's really high fees nor PayPal's...
Though the most famous in Italy is
Kijiji is the European craiglist and is partnered with eBay's classifieds.

Plus most just won't care to offer intl. shipping so eBay had to find a way to still survive...but if you ask to the sellers they might come up with an international shipping just for you.
And as long as you pay the PayPal payment fee they might accept PayPal.

Post# 1126301 , Reply# 12   8/19/2021 at 21:38 (581 days old) by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Great news, I think I found one

They are in the Czech Republic though, so Iím not sure how they feel about international postage but Iíll at least see what they say, Iíve already got an account on there and the weird thing with that is the login page has an option for English but not their actual pages for sales

Either way I hope I get a positive response from the seller

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