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Post# 1158651   9/4/2022 at 12:51 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The listed features for this Frigidaire include a timer option for a small load, which reduces the amount of water in the tub.  But one of the sales features is how the machine deals with lint - it floats away.  Was this like the solid-tub GE's in that with a reduced water level there was no lint removal?



Post# 1158654 , Reply# 1   9/4/2022 at 13:11 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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I believe the “lint away” feature is when the tub begins to spin, the lint floats out over the top.

Post# 1158656 , Reply# 2   9/4/2022 at 13:29 by appnut (TX)        

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The washwater level may have been small in small and it may have reached the overflow stage at the end of the wash overflow fill. Back the rents water level was full and overflowing unless the owner manually advanced the time filled rents. So in theory the rents was the real overflow but the post rimp's spin could have also caused an off balance due to this full type of water and small load.

Post# 1158659 , Reply# 3   9/4/2022 at 13:34 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

No, the tub begins to fill in the last two timer increments of wash which brings the water to overflow level, but not for long. Rinse is a fill to full level before agitation starts because it's not controlled like the wash is by setting it for a partial fill. Only the most basic of these machines had the water level selection for a partial load in the wash fill. The others with time fill had the switch that adjusted the timer speed so the whole partial load cycle was faster. That is why so many early time fill washers had a separate shorter delicate cycle for the low water level.

Post# 1158669 , Reply# 4   9/4/2022 at 17:25 by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Overflow rinse.

I believe the deep rinse cycle has a non stop fill in order for the lint and suds to flow over the top. The timer runs at a quicker speed for the small load feature.

Post# 1158677 , Reply# 5   9/4/2022 at 18:45 by appnut (TX)        

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Steve, this model doesn't have a water level selector (which makes the timer run quicker).

Post# 1158696 , Reply# 6   9/4/2022 at 20:59 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Does this washer have a rubber cover for the agitator top that one removes to put the detergent and other laundry agents in?

Our first washer had that.  It was an early 60s Frigidaire like the one in the PD but in white.  Sunny yellow would have be divine for sure.


One time, I was like 3 years old and watching my mother fill the washer, she took off the rubber top but before she could reach for the detergent and put some in it started going up and down and water jumped up out of the center.  She quickly pushed the timer to turn it off.


I used to squeeze into the space between the sink and the washer and stand on the big pipe that came up from the cement floor so I could see inside the tub.  


Picture is exactly how it was laid out but we had a early 60s Frigidair washer and early 60s MT electric dryer with a checker board green and black 9x9 tiled basement floor.  

Remember it like it was yesterday even though it was 1970.

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Post# 1158766 , Reply# 7   9/5/2022 at 18:18 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

No. This year they switched to a hard plastic cap on the agitator. The cap had small tabs to hold it in place, but they were subject to breaking. The colors of the rings changed also. They became blue and green instead of yellow and pink.

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