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– We call it ‘town’ gas. This is what most gas appliances are set
up to use from the factory, as opposed to ‘bottled’, or ‘LP’,
– Early Whirlpool direct-drive washers went directly into spin with a
full load of water and laundry. This proved hard on clutches and other
drive components, so the gearcase design was changed to incorporate the
ND mechanism inside. The idea is to drain most of the water out before
spin occurs. Overall this has been an improvement, but in cooler
installations – cellars, etc – one of these will still go straight
into spin. To go from ND into spin, a short pause is built into the
timer, which trips the mechanism into spin. 10-12 seconds of agitate
resets it into ND.
(circuit breaker) – No, this isn’t one of those midnight drives to
the supermarket when your wife’s expecting. We refer to this term
when, for no apparent reason, a circuit breaker occasionally trips.
– Whirlpool coined this term for the unique ‘wobbling’ agitation
action used in their ‘Calypso’ top-load washers.
- A perforated plate in the bottom of the tub, that ‘wobbles’ to
provide wash action with very little water, in Whirlpool ‘Calypso’
top load washers.
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