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Hi, all,
I just bought an old wringer washer which is in working condition - not pretty but good enough for down on the farm... the wringers have hardened, and the fellow who sold me the washer said it is possible to re-condition them but he didn't know how... any ideas???
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It MAY be possible to re cover them. If you can find some new rubber hose of the correct O.D. to match that of your rollers. It should be possible to remove a layer of dead rubber from the present rollers using a lathe. The wall thickness of the new hose will tell you how much to remove. That will re-round the old rollers as they have developed flat spots and other deformaties over time. Drive on the new roller surface using a wooden block with a hole to accomodate the metal axle. The use of cyanoacralate glue to hold the new covering in place.

This method may not be practical due to the lack of depth of the new rubber sleeves. Button and zipper damage may still be possible.
 
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