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    Question about what to cannibalize from washer/dryer

    Greetings All,
    I am expecting a new washer and dryer in a week or so, and since the old ones are being hauled off for scrap, I was wondering if you might be able to suggest what parts to pull from the old units. I am thinking the motor out of the washer, but aside from that, I could use some ideas.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Ron

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    Motor, belts, pulleys, knobs, dials, rubber feet, cords, plugs, etc. Anything readily detachable could be used for other purposes down the road…

    Ken

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    Maybe the drum too, if you have room to store it. Also try a search for "washing machine" to see what homemade tools people have built using washing machine parts.

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    Stainless wash tub makes a great outdoor fire pit.

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    That's a good idea, 38super!

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    If the dryer also has a blower get that very useful in forges and furnaces!!!

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    I'd keep the blower and HEATER from the dryer. Might be able to use the heater for a cold smoker?

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    The drum can also be used as a live fish retainer next to a pier if you catch a fish in the evening and can't filet it till morning.
    I do it all the time. The turtles will get them otherwise.

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    I would go straight for the motor and the heater if taken apart. Otherwise, it would make a great large-capacity polishing tumbler.


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