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Washing machine tub - porcelain coated, plastic, stainless



 
 
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Old April 13th 10, 05:58 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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Is there any particular advantage to a porcelain coated tub in a
washing machine vs plastic or stainless? Seems plastic and stainless
would have the edge since they never rust.
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Old April 13th 10, 06:12 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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On 13/04/10 8:58 AM, muzician21 wrote:
Is there any particular advantage to a porcelain coated tub in a
washing machine vs plastic or stainless? Seems plastic and stainless
would have the edge since they never rust.


Stick with stainless. Avoid plastic and porcelain coated at all cost.
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Old April 13th 10, 06:21 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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On Apr 13, 12:12*pm, SMS wrote:

Stick with stainless. Avoid plastic and porcelain coated at all cost.



What's wrong with plastic?
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Old April 13th 10, 07:19 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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On Apr 13, 2:02*pm, (GregS) wrote:
In article , muzician21 wrote:

Is there any particular advantage to a porcelain coated tub in a
washing machine vs plastic or stainless? *Seems plastic and stainless
would have the edge since they never rust.



Stainless is the way to go.

Porcelain is, or do you really mean enamel? Resists chemical and is good a long as it
does not nick.


And it always does.

Stainless can show rust over time. Dionized water
can harm it.


Do you really have DI water coming out of your tap? Cool. I just
have
regular chlorinated water from the Great Lakes.

Plastic can warp.


Cindy Hamilton
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Old April 13th 10, 07:37 PM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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Default Washing machine tub - porcelain coated, plastic, stainless

On Apr 13, 2:02*pm, (GregS) wrote:
In article , muzician21 wrote:

Is there any particular advantage to a porcelain coated tub in a
washing machine vs plastic or stainless? *Seems plastic and stainless
would have the edge since they never rust.


Porcelain is, or do you really mean enamel?




I'm sure enamel. The speckled tank coating that's been used on washers
forever. The reason I'm not trying to once again resurrect my 70's era
Hotpoint that the transmission went out on is the rust-through on some
of the drain holes. I might gut it and try to Ebay the timer.

I've got a lead on a not too used Whirlpool Signature series washer &
dryer for under $200 for the pair, the only thing is the washer has an
enamel tank.
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Default Washing machine tub - porcelain coated, plastic, stainless

In article , muzician21 wrote:
Is there any particular advantage to a porcelain coated tub in a
washing machine vs plastic or stainless? Seems plastic and stainless
would have the edge since they never rust.


Porcelain is, or do you really mean enamel? Resists chemical and is good a long as it
does not nick. Stainless can show rust over time. Dionized water
can harm it. Plastic can warp.

greg
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Old April 14th 10, 06:33 AM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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Default Washing machine tub - porcelain coated, plastic, stainless

On Apr 13, 1:37*pm, muzician21 wrote:

I've got a lead on a not too used Whirlpool Signature series washer &
dryer for under $200 for the pair, the only thing is the washer has an
enamel tank.



I took a look at it, I could see early signs of rusting at some of the
drain holes. The washer is supposed to be around 3 years old. Is this
just the way all enameled tanks get as they age? My old one was
actually leaving spots on the clothes if they sat in there for any
length of time after the wash cycle ended which is why I'm shying away
from an enameled tank.
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Old August 5th 10, 12:30 AM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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muzician21 wrote:

On Apr 13, 12:12*pm, SMS wrote:

Stick with stainless. Avoid plastic and porcelain coated at all cost.



What's wrong with plastic?


Yeah, I used to have a Maytag washer that lasted 26 yrs (1973 to 1999),
with only a controller change in year 18 ($70) and a small 3" hose
replacement and the washer had a plastic tub. Worked great, they just
don't make them like that anymore.

MacGuy
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Old August 5th 10, 04:15 AM posted to alt.home.repair,misc.consumers.house
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On Apr 13, 12:12 pm, SMS wrote:

Stick with stainless. Avoid plastic and porcelain coated at all cost.



What's wrong with plastic?


Over time, plastics tend to, become brittle, and crack. They are rust proof
on the plus side and will last a long time, but maybe not as longs as the
rest of the parts. My first choice is SS. Take a look at Amana and
Maytag as well as the rest of the Whirpool line.

 




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