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Member Since 16 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 07 2014 11:43 PM

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In Topic: Service Manual Request Whirlpool Washer LA5558XTW2

21 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

Muchas gracias!

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but... document #5, the Care and Use Manual, has a title page, a page of Whirlpool copyright drivel, and then 2 pages containing naught but the word "blank".

Would a non-blank version perchance be available?

In Topic: Manual request for Whirlpool Model LPA4505W0

29 October 2009 - 07:24 PM

Belt drive. Bigger than 24". The serial number definitely begins with LPA, not LPR.

I notice the tag says it was made by "Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA." No zip code! Is it possible this machine predates the imposition of zip codes?

In Topic: Will Staber washer work with low water pressure?

26 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

Hi Willie.

We probably bought our old Whirlpool machine about 24 years ago when you were a noviate appliantologist. It was then undoubtedly old enough to vote. So, even the old outmoded held-together-with-baling-wire washers back then had this same style of fill valve?

I suppose I could take the fill valve off the old machine and dissect it in the name of Science...


In Topic: Manual request for Whirlpool Model LPA4505W0

26 October 2009 - 08:09 PM

That's what I said, LPA4505W0.

I have stumped a Sublime Master?

We bought this machine 25 years ago for about $50, and it was no spring chicken then. It served us faithfully for years (if one mercifully forgets the vocabulary-building hours I spent laying under the thing with a trouble light). A few months ago it suddenly flooded the floor, with a pretty hefty stream of water coming out the center of the tub, around the main shaft. I figured it was either a seal, or a hole in the tub, and that it was not worth fixing. Or is it?

In Topic: Laptop advice

23 October 2009 - 07:08 PM

Speaking of theft prevention tricks, I was talking to Jasper the Potter as he packed up his pots and clay etc. after an old-timey-crafts demonstration thingy. Inside his authentic period white canvas wall tent were hidden the heavy duty plastic boxes he hauls his wares in. But among said boxes was a plastic bucket of the sort kitty litter is sold in, still prominently labeled as such. I asked what he used the kitty litter for. Jasper looked around to see if anyone else was listening, then told me in a conspiratorial whisper, "That's my camera case. I've had several cameras stolen, but never since I started using this for the case."

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