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Post# 1159045   9/8/2022 at 08:13 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        

Whatís the most simplest washer mechanism design have you seen

First of all no buckets and plunges please (It has to be motorised)

To start this thread off probably the most simplest design of washer that Iíve seen is my own Master-grande portable washing machine, itís about as simple as a worm gear speed reduction drive and a crank and a cam to produce the oscillating motion required by the agitator, probably the next simplest one that Iíve seen would have been the Naco Model 5 with its three belts and four pulleys And using the weight of the motor to shift in between wash and spin

Whatís yours?🫵

This post was last edited 09/08/2022 at 08:45
Post# 1159069 , Reply# 1   9/8/2022 at 14:45 by simpsomatic (Melb, Aust-now Palm Springs,US)        
No gears

Turner Sapphire

Post# 1159089 , Reply# 2   9/8/2022 at 21:10 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

F&P Smartdrive: just the BLDC pancake motor and the float up basket :)

Post# 1159107 , Reply# 3   9/9/2022 at 04:35 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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A motor a belt and a spinning pulsator .......

Post# 1159112 , Reply# 4   9/9/2022 at 05:51 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia)        
F&P Gentle Annie

Belt driven by 3 phase motor, no transmission, no float up basket, just a pair of pulleys with a peg on each - if the shaft reverses constantly, the pegs don't collide so only agitator turns. If the shaft keeps turning one way, the pegs collide and agitator pulley drives spin pulley. So simple, so reliable.

Post# 1159113 , Reply# 5   9/9/2022 at 05:53 by gizmo (Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia)        
Indesit front loader

Some low model Indesit front loaders (1970s??) had a simple two speed motor, one for wash, one for spin, pump mounted on the motor, at wash speed pump turned too slow to do anything, at spin speed, it pumped out. So a Front Loader with spin drain...

Post# 1159114 , Reply# 6   9/9/2022 at 07:01 by Adam-aussie-vac (Canberra ACT)        
Is there

A video?

Post# 1159127 , Reply# 7   9/9/2022 at 10:16 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
My vote goes to...

the lg built washers. There's one motor driving the drum. In my case, it's the front load tromm series.

Post# 1159135 , Reply# 8   9/9/2022 at 11:58 by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Jerome, are you aware that the type of motor you reference on your LG frontloader is a direct relation to Fisher & Paykel's SmartDrive motor?† The design concept goes back much further.† There is at least one patent-of-the-day that rotates through the daily offering which dates years before F&P introduced SmartDrive.

Post# 1159147 , Reply# 9   9/9/2022 at 13:29 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
to dadoes

I didn't know. Thanks for clearing that up.

Post# 1159153 , Reply# 10   9/9/2022 at 14:12 by qsd-dan (West)        

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