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    So what's worth hoarding off a washing machine...?

    I finally gave up fixing my washing machine and will be scraping it in short order. Does anyone know if there's a any practical use for the major components inside one of these things...? I'm trying to control my inner hoarder...lol

    The motor and the water pump will be easy enough to remove so those will at least live for another day. The gearbox on the other hand, seems like it will take a tad more effort and I don't want to bother if it's useless.
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    Just right off, I'd say:

    • Motor
    • Gearbox
    • Basket (Make a firebox)
    • Timer (if it still works)


    That's pretty much a washing machine. Depending on what's worn out, you might be able to salvage the motor and gearbox and sell the timer on eBay. I believe it is Luckygen who used a washer motor and gearbox to make his muller, so there's that.

    Or at least, this how I'd size up a washing machine.
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    I don't bother with the new motors ("square" type) but the old ones are quite, simple and reliable. Like Jason said you can use the basket as firebox, I made charcoal in it, it can stand the heat but will eventually fall apart. There's an electro valve too, which can come handy.
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    The main panels are quite nice enamelled thick sheet steel.

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    That pretty well covers it all, just go ahead and stash it behind the garage. Inner hoarder wins again. :-)
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    So nearly everything then...?...lol. Well that ain't going to happen. If it can't fit in milk crate after I'm done, it isn't staying.

    I did forget about the timer. That could come in handy with my muller build I already have going.... ...somewhat.

    thanks for the feedback all
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