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Posted by Astro on July 17, 2005, 1:52 am
 
I have a Staber System 2000 clothes washing machine that I bought about
7-8 years ago because I was going to go PV for my home and this was the
most efficient machine available.

Well, now we're remodeling and my wife wants a new washer and wants to
throw it away. Since it's a $200 machine, I'd rather find a PV/energy
enthusiast to give it to.

So if you live around eastern pennsylvania and have a truck and can
pick it up, I'll give it to you.

The only thing wrong with it is that the drain pump needs work. Staber
is very good about support and sells this as a user-servicable machine,
so the pump will be easy to get from them.

drop me a line if you're interested. I'm looking for a good home for it
with someone who actually has a PV setup and can put it to good use.


Posted by twillmon on July 18, 2005, 3:28 pm
 


On 2005-07-16 tedinoue@gmail.com said:
   >Newsgroups: alt.energy.homepower,alt.solar.photovoltaic
   >I have a Staber System 2000 clothes washing machine that I bought
   >about 7-8 years ago because I was going to go PV for my home and
   >this was the most efficient machine available.
   >Well, now we're remodeling and my wife wants a new washer and wants
   >to throw it away. Since it's a $200 machine, I'd rather find a
   >PV/energy enthusiast to give it to.
   >So if you live around eastern pennsylvania and have a truck and can
   >pick it up, I'll give it to you.
   >The only thing wrong with it is that the drain pump needs work.

About 3 years ago I got into the drain pump problem on a neighbor's
Staber.  Pump starting was intermittent, sometimes oscillating back-
and-forth instead of rotating.  My Staber acts the same way.

On bench-testing I found 180 VAC would produce reliable rotating
starts, no overheating.  120 would not.  My suspicion is that the
Italian pump manufacturer used a mislabeled 220 V motor coil.

I found Staber fairly uninterested in this and other problems I found
in their machine.

Their machine is an excellent concept, but the development work was
not completed before it went to production.

   >Staber is very good about support and sells this as a
   >user-servicable machine, so the pump will be easy to get from them.
   >drop me a line if you're interested. I'm looking for a good home
   >for it with someone who actually has a PV setup and can put it to
   >good use.

Main circuit board is tailored to the kind of power you have -
Sine wave board is different from modified square wave board.


Tom Willmon
near Mountainair, (mid) New Mexico, USA

Net-Tamer V 1.12.0 - Registered

Posted by Astro on July 19, 2005, 12:13 am
 My washer has been working great for 6 years, so it's definitely not a
problem like you describe. But thanks for the suggestions.

As it turns out, when I was taking the machine out of the house
tonight, I found that the waste water line lint trap (an aftermarket
item I added) was pretty fouled and was severely restricting the water
flow.

So, now I have a perfectly good Staber washer available for free for
the asking. If it's not claimed in one week, I'm under orders to have
it hauled away for trash.


Posted by Herb on July 20, 2005, 5:41 am
 

I'd come get it in a second if I was in Eastern PA, currently I'm in
Pittsburgh.  Have you tried using the freecycle network?  Take a look
at Yahoo groups and do a search for freecycle, I've got rid of quite a
few things when I moved by posting on the network.  Good luck, I'm sure
someone will want it.
Herb

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