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

Topics I've Started

Freezer minimum ambient temp?

03 February 2014 - 08:29 PM

I beg the masters' forgiveness and indulgence if this is a dumb-ass question.


We do not own a freezer, but are considering buying one.  We have a small, crowded house.  I think if we have a freezer, it will need to live in an outside shed.


We live in Wisconsin, where it gets dang cold in the winter (-29 degrees Fahrenheit just the other night).  My theory is, great, the freezer won't have to run at all in the coldest weather.  


Some folks (and a couple of websites I googled) tell me most freezers currently on the market won't work properly in a room that's less than 50 degrees F.  Something about oil filled compressors?


I have other friends who tell me they keep freezers in outside, unheated buildings.  The food stays frozen and and they have never had any problems.


So, what is true here?  Are there freezers available that will work when housed outside?

Service Manual Request Whirlpool Washer LA5558XTW2

17 December 2009 - 08:03 AM

Just bought used Whirlpool Washer LA5558XTW2. In keeping with old Scout Motto (BE PREPARED) I'd like to have a service manual on hand for when entropy inevitably strikes.

Manual request for Whirlpool Model LPA4505W0

23 October 2009 - 06:34 PM

If you have a manual for Whirlpool Model LPA4505W0 washer, and can send it, I'd be much obliged.

Windmill repair

21 October 2009 - 07:56 PM


My service may not seem relevant here, but what the hay. I restore old water-pumping windmills. I contend that they are among the original labor-saving appliances.

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Whirlpool Model LPA4505W0

21 October 2009 - 12:29 PM

In my previous Staber-covetous post I mentioned our late lamented Whirlpool suds-saver, which is model LPA4505W0, serial # 61298J516.

Actually it is still sitting in the hall outside the bath/laundry room.

I pronounced it dead several weeks ago after massive flooding. It looks like a major gushing leak coming down the center of the tub, where the shaft goes up into the agitator. I have been assuming the issue is either a seal, or the tub rusting through, and that it probably was not worth tearing the thing apart to find the leak, given the hoary age of the machine and the probable unavailability of parts.

Would this machine be resurrectable, or should we proceed with the assumption that it is time to replace it?

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