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Old 06/24/09, 09:31 AM
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Wringer washer value

I have a wringer washer that I'd like to try and sell. It's in good condition, but hasn't been officially restored or anything. Everything works except the water pump. It is electric. I know it varies from area to area, but if I asked $75 - $100, would I be way too high?

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Old 06/24/09, 10:12 AM
 
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I don't think that is out of line. they were going 50-75$ here 12 yrs. ago.

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Old 06/24/09, 10:53 AM
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Condition is everything. I generally see them at $40-45 for rough ones with the price going up from there. Supply and demand plays a factor. While the demand is not great neither is the supply. Find the right person and they will gladly pay that.

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Old 06/24/09, 10:57 PM
 
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DH saw one about 6 city blocks from our house for $30 in near mint condition.
I declined siting lack of cellar space ... now that my front loader died and I do laundry by hand what I wouldn't give for that opp again. What's a water pump go for?

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DH saw one about 6 city blocks from our house for $30 in near mint condition.
I declined siting lack of cellar space ... now that my front loader died and I do laundry by hand what I wouldn't give for that opp again. What's a water pump go for?

I have no idea about the water pump. Water will still drain with gravity, it just takes longer. I really don't want to get rid of it, but we're moving to a tiny house, and there just isn't room. It's come in handy a couple of times when the regular washer quit.
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Old 06/25/09, 06:13 PM
 
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It's my understanding that wringer washers NEVER had water pumps - they ALWAYS gravity drain. which is why you think is is draining slow. IF there was a pump on the motor you could NOT gravity drain at all. I had to leave my Maytag wringer washer when I moved and I surely miss it. Friend here in AR. got 2 up in MO last year for $30 each in working condition.

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Old 06/26/09, 10:27 AM
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It's my understanding that wringer washers NEVER had water pumps - they ALWAYS gravity drain. which is why you think is is draining slow. IF there was a pump on the motor you could NOT gravity drain at all.

People keep telling us that. It definitely had a water pump. My husband pulled it and ran some hose so that it's one long drain hose thingy now. We still have the pump and housing and all, but it's in a separate box. I am really going to miss it, but that's what happens when you go from a 1200 square foot house to a 900 something square foot house.
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Old 06/26/09, 10:38 AM
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Some wringer washers had pumps, many did not. Depends upon what brand you have and what model as to whether it had a pump or not. Should be able to tell whether one has a pump or not by simply looking.

Before attempting to sell you might check with Lehman's Hardware to see if a replacement pump is available so that the purchaser can know about that aspect.

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I'd sit that sucker on my front porch before I'd get rid of it! I searched for MONTHS trying to find one. Someone on here had one but it was too far to go. Any others I found were in bad shape. I finally found one by doing a search on craigslist. It was an old listing but she still had it. I had to drive 3 hours each way to get it. It's in great shape. I paid $125.00 for it and am so happy to finally have one again. I just got it 2 weeks ago. It was worth the drive and every penny. Even if you have to beg a relative to store it I sure would.

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Old 06/30/09, 07:53 AM
 
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I have paid as much as $75 for one--over 20 years ago, and it was like new with all the original paperwork and manual. Since then I have had a number given to us by folks wanting to get rid of them, or have paid $10 or $20 for them. I like to have spare parts for them around, so I take them if they are usable. I prefer Maytags, simply because that is what I started out with.

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