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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    A pocket full of wood screws will sure screw up a washing machine.

    Came up from the basement last night to find the washing machine screaming and belching smoke. A screw had gotten into one of the drain holes in the inner tub and jambed against the outer tub and smoked the drive belt.
    When the open door safety switch quit last year I just hot wired it, which allows me to turn the thing on and open it. I'm a real genius that way, so i did.
    That allowed me to grab the inner tub and give it a shove. It came loose and started running just fine but then the screw tore a hole in the outer tub.
    Do you think 3M 5200 will stick to that funky plastic that they make washing machine tubs with?

    What has this got to do with C+V? Well, I bet if I carbon date the pile of accorns that I found in there, or the dead bird for that matter, this machine would prove to be vintage. Only time will tell if it's a classic.
    You know there's a forum for people who restore classic appliances. I met one of those people once.

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    Who was the builder? Without that information, it'll be hard to determine whether it's a classic or not.
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    26 tpi nut. sailorbenjamin's Avatar
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    Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
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    If it isn't vintage or classic I say it qualifies for KOF status
    Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
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    There was a saying a few years back that 'if Microsoft made vacuums, it would be the only product they made that didn't suck,' or something like that...
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    I'm glad you didn't fix the Facel

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
    Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
    The proper quote is "nothing sucks like a vax!"

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    I'm still laughing...........................try JB-Weld it will fix anything.
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    Is this a lugged Electrolux or the rarer fillet-brazed one? Any competent frame builder should be able to repair it, but you will have to have it repainted, which will lower the value.
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    Are you serious about the dead bird??
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    I had a screwdriver put a good sized gash in the outer tub of my Maytag. Fixed it with a 2 part epoxy. No problems, yet.

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    note to self: always check your pockets before doing the laundry.

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    You need better pockets. I wash dry wall screws all of the time. Polishes them up good. Just make sure the pocket doesn't have any holes in it......

    OK, so I don't actually wash them on purpose, but I do wash them all of the time. I am in the middle of rehabbing a 1934 duplex, and it seems like I always have something in one of my jeans pockets.

    Thrifty guy tip if you need to buy a replacement washer or dryer someday. There are tons of them on C/L anymore. Its sad, but with the number of foreclosures out there, people are moving and have to turn appliances into cash. You can find a deal, and help someone who needs to move on. I also routinely see them at thrift stores, but its as is, where is there.
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    Yup, my dryer was squealing, and the heat didn't work sometimes. Found a decent one on CL for $60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
    I had a screwdriver put a good sized gash in the outer tub of my Maytag. Fixed it with a 2 part epoxy. No problems, yet.
    Maytag's will never die, I have had the same one for 30 years. Duct tape and bailing wire will keep them running forever.

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    I agree with Kobe.

    My Maytag was built in 1968 and is still going strong. All replacement parts and manuals are readily available online.

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    We keep a small candy dish (actually an expensive, but ugly piece of Lenox) by the laundry room and throw in all the stuff we find in the washer/dryer. I don't think it has ever been emptied. This is what's been through my washer/dryer over the years:

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    Found a dead bird in the washer one day! Seems my 7 year old found the the bird (hatchling) dead on the ground, put it into his pocket for a proper burial after supper. Somehow after supper he forgot about his plans! That night into the washer his play cloths went, bird and all. Burial at sea?

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    Fork's bent.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
    Maytag's will never die, I have had the same one for 30 years. Duct tape and bailing wire will keep them running forever.
    Mine was a made in Mexico, by Whirlpool, piece o crapola. Keep your old Maytags running. They don't make 'em here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
    Frigidaire by Electrolux. "Nothing Sux like an Electrolux!"
    That's just a washing machine shaped object.

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    Well, here's the hole in the bucket, dear Liza. The bird was a bit of a surprise but the cat brings them in and they hide. It's the accorns that get me. They've brought squirrels in before but I've never seen a squirrel come back to stash his nuts.


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    So the bird wasn't a joke! Wow, that's cool. Nice pictures of some major under machine nastiness atmo.
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