Figure 5-11.Lubrication and cleaning points on timer.
The purpose of the extractor is to extract water
from clothes after rinsing. Water is extracted by
spinning the clothes at a high speed, applying
centrifugal force, pushing the water to the outer
surface, and discharging it through small holes in the
basket of the extractor to drain.
Extractors may be equipped with a manual brake
(fig. 5-12) or an automatic brake. An assembly
drawing of a manual brake stainless steel extractor is
shown in figure 5-13.
The procedure for installing extractors varies with
d i f f e r e n t m a k e s a n d m o d e l s . C o n s u l t t h e
manufacturer's manual for specific instructions on the
Figure 5-12.A manual brake extractor.
model that you are installing. These machines may be
installed on any good floor or foundation, and they
operate without excessive vibration if properly leveled
and bolted down.
When installing the extractor, you should pay
special attention to the following:
Support the extractor so it is 1 inch above the
foundation. Ensure there is 100 percent contact
between the hold-down pads and the grout for
leveling the extractor.
Check the nameplate before connecting the
electrical source to ensure the proper power
source is connected.
If the extractor is equipped with an automatic
brake, which is operated by air, ensure the proper
air supply pressure is connected.
When connecting the drain piping, you should
install a short piece of hose on the drain line near
the extractor to avoid possible problems due to
vibration of the unit.
Ensure the rotation of the basket is in the
clockwise direction as shown on the nameplate.
Once installation is complete, thoroughly clean
the inside of the basket to remove the dust and
grime that have accumulated during shipment.
Maintenance and Repair
If the extractor is to give satisfactory service for a
long period of time, it should be properly maintained
and repaired promptly. Maintenance and upkeep of
the Milnor extractor requires the following:
The extractor rubbers should be checked at
regular intervals. When necessary, the rubbers
should be tightened or replaced.