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Thanks for that Bob

Here it is all cleaned up and on a test run Have to say when the timer alarm went off it made me jump lol

Wow!   What a bargain Andy, that looks like a quite expensive model too.

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Little update, prepare the base today whilst I had a little spare time..


First I measured some adhesive cork matting for the glass jar areas. 4" x 1"


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Using an X-Acto and a ruler, carefully cut the six pieces out


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Cleaned the areas where the cork will go with acetone to give a good hold.


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And done..


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The I refit the new base feet..


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And done..


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All being well, I will begin the rewiring in the next few days :) I need to buy some soldering wire.

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I just opened the drawer where the new wiring was being kept, and darn, I forgot all about the heater refurb, so just finished it.  I wanted to clean this up as there were some stains, and thick spills on it, and don't really want to be breathing those fumes in when the heater warms up.
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The actual heater plate has some light corrosion, so remove this with some 240 grit.
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And the finished components..
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And assembled.
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Rewiring done today. :D


The wiring diagram I have is next to useless, so solely went by photos I had taken before stripping it down, so fingers crossed it works, I will be testing it tomorrow as I am shattered after spending a few hours on the floor assembling this thing, not as easy as you would think.


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Then to split the new wiring where it enters the base, this is required for the switched power to the heater.


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Heater screws back into the base from the underside.


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View of the cable run.


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The to feed the wire up through the central pole, this I had to tape a smaller diameter wire to the larger cable ,so I could pull it through.  There is a central long spring in the centre pole, and this was causing some problems getting it in, Oh err.


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Stopper inserted, and guide fitted to pole.


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New cork fitted to motor housing


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Base shroud fitted


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And Elma plaque, I had to use the old screws for this as I couldn't find any new ones of the size.


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And fitted..


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Only to realise I needed to remove it again to fit the heater tunnel.  :crazysmile: 


Greased the motor arm


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Fitted the heater tube


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Getting there now..


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Motor fitted to swing arm.


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Motor cover fitted.


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Motor speed controller fitted


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Then the rewiring fun.


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And done


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​Providing it actually works when I test it tomorrow, I will then go about fitting the new switch, and digital timer in the void you can see at the top.

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You have been busy Micky, well done sir. :-)

Only one question, did it really require so much grease on the pole to get it to slide?


Not really, found out it was the overspray from spraying that was causing some restriction in sliding motion, so cleaned up the excess grease.


Thanks guys, I will let yo know tomorrow if I blow a fuse or not lol

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And its alive!!!!



Everything appears to work ok, but I am unsure if 100% as they should because the red light it on al the time, and the motor only runs when the switch by the red lamp is switched one was?  The heater works too.  Can anyone confirm this is right?

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Micky the motor spins but is to fast or is this a test to check the motor is running. My L&R the baskets rotate in alternate directions while in the wash position at about half the speed your motor is spinning.


Must say this is really looking good so far.

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Ok, just tested it with a sample jar, putting water in there, and the speed is fine, and can be speeded up via the speed controller, just uploading a video now.  It appears that when I pull the baskets out the water, the speed increases for spin off?


Will post the video here shortly guys.

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Looks good.

The light should only come on when the heater switch is activated.

The speed is governed by the rheostat at the top, I'm sure he just has it at full speed :)

When you pull out it will be faster because the fluid effectively slows down the motor

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