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Forum topic by Holbs posted 02-01-2018 01:50 AM 6082 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Holbs

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02-01-2018 01:50 AM

My Samsung washer died. Bought a new (non-front loading) one. Before I haul the 2010 Samsung front loading washer to the dump, can anyone think of it’s components that I should keep around for wood working use? Example: the stainless steel drum. I can’t think of anything other than a fancy backyard fire pit :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"


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#1 posted 02-01-2018 01:59 AM

Isn’t there a motor in there? Could you repurpose that into the motor for a belt sander, or grinding wheel, or something similar?

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 02:01 AM

ah! you bring up a good point. There is no motor and belt for this machine. It uses rotor & magnets. But I could snag those magnets (about…eh…30 of them or so in a circle).

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 02-01-2018 02:04 AM

Grinder/buffer? Disc sander?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 02-01-2018 02:07 AM


There is no motor and belt for this machine.
- Holbs

There’s no motor? Must’ve been one helluva washing machine.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#5 posted 02-01-2018 02:21 AM

Direct drive motor from samsung washer….

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#6 posted 02-01-2018 03:00 AM

Line the drum with sandpaper and make it a rock tumbler :-D

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#7 posted 02-01-2018 03:02 AM

I have one of those washers by the way…of the 2017 vintage. What happened to yours?

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#8 posted 02-01-2018 03:26 AM

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#9 posted 02-01-2018 03:43 AM

Use the basket as a fire pit

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#10 posted 02-01-2018 03:54 AM

Not really wood working Imight add but the diierct drive motor can be used as a power generator.

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#11 posted 02-01-2018 04:04 AM

Around here all you have to do is set a washer or dryer next to the street and it will be gone in an hour. Chances are if you are not a recycler of materials into other things, you’ll never have a use for it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 02-01-2018 04:24 AM

Love the light idea

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#13 posted 02-01-2018 06:05 AM

Alex… http://lumberjocks.com/topics/257129

I knew of making the tub a light or fire pit, was hoping for some use for wood working. Thought about a electrolysis tank, but it’s stainless steel :(
But I could snag the magnets from the rotor. Maybe the drain pump to drain out water from my existing electrolysis tank.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#14 posted 02-01-2018 11:48 AM

Make a big colander for the whole family.

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#15 posted 02-01-2018 12:21 PM

I kept the magnets, several short hoses, wire clamps, etc from ours. All in a box that I will one day pitch I think. In ours, the failure was the 3-armed piece that connected drum to the machine (can’t recall the part name). Seemed to react to the stainless drum (dissimilar metals), and after 4 or 5 years just crumbled. The first time we were able to repair. The second time some screw holes on the drum wallowed out before it shut itself down. Seems like the drum was not available, but if it had been i’d have been at 60% on buying new—which we did.

Used all the right detergents, did the recommended stuff, etc—but after 2 failures it was time to move on. We’re on softened well water, so our iron content may have contributed to the failure—but I think that assembly should have been insulated from the steel or made from a high performance non-metal material.
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