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#1 Grumbles

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:18

Any imbalance condition can negatively affect smoothness. Apparently....

Demonstration of unbalanced assembly

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#2 Magoo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:17

Now that is some quality internet video right there. Destined to be a YouTube classic.

#3 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:27

Any imbalance condition can negatively affect smoothness. Apparently....

Demonstration of unbalanced assembly

Fan-bloody-tastic! My wife is going out in about an hour...

There is a brief snippit of something similar (but not as good) in a compilation of engineering blunders, experiments and failures on Facebook, but I can't find a way of linking it.

Edited by Tony Matthews, 20 April 2013 - 11:39.


#4 Magoo

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:46

Fan-bloody-tastic! My wife is going out in about an hour...

There is a brief snippit of something similar (but not as good) in a compilation of engineering blunders, experiments and failures on Facebook, but I can't find a way of linking it.


Trust me, I'm an engineer.




#5 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:49

Fan-bloody-tastic! My wife is going out in about an hour...

There is a brief snippit of something similar (but not as good) in a compilation of engineering blunders, experiments and failures on Facebook, but I can't find a way of linking it.


While we are all tapping our feet waiting for SWMBO to decamp....



http://www.wired.com...g-while-flying/

Edited by 275 GTB-4, 20 April 2013 - 11:50.


#6 Catalina Park

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:42

Coconuts.

#7 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:48

Trust me, I'm an engineer.


That's it - the Youtube address was missing from the Facebook post.

#8 saudoso

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 13:36

That drum assembly is slightly over engineered...

#9 rory57

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 15:20

So there is something that vibrates more than a Golf Diesel! :drunk:

#10 275 GTB-4

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:33

That drum assembly is slightly over engineered...


Ohhhh no...THIS....drum assy is over engineered :-)



#11 Catalina Park

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:00

Ohhhh no...THIS....drum assy is over engineered :-)

We just need a giant Keith Moon to operate it correctly.

#12 Tony Matthews

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:47

We just need a giant Keith Moon to operate it correctly.

:up:

#13 Magoo

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:50

Ohhhh no...THIS....drum assy is over engineered :-)


Christ, now Neil Peart will want one, too.


#14 bigleagueslider

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:53

I have a GE top-loader washing machine, that cost about $400(US) new. Looking at the drum's suspension system and counterweight design I was very impressed. The drum suspension is composed of a system of stamped sheet metal links. And the counterweight is made of cast concrete.

#15 Tony Matthews

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:09

Of all appliances that I get asked to move, washing machines are the worst. Fridges, relatvely light but meant to be kept upright, tumble dryers and dishwashers, light and no concerns about orientation, but washing machines - all that concrete.

#16 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:06

Any imbalance condition can negatively affect smoothness. Apparently....

Demonstration of unbalanced assembly

That sounds like my washing machine spin drying two pairs of jocks! Bloody thing walks around the laundry.

#17 Tony Matthews

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:32

I assume you've taken out the transit bolts that lock the concrete block in position...