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 different makes and models. Consult the 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.
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.Continue Reading