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How to make a juicer from a washing machine

washing machine juicerA juicer from a washing machine that has served its time is not such a new idea. Back in the late 80s, handicraftsmen published their drawings of productive juicers in popular technical magazines, which were made from the Soviet Riga, Oka or Vyatka machines. We decided to continue the good tradition and offer our ideas regarding the use of a modern washing machine, namely the manufacture of juicer from its parts with minimal alterations.

Why make a squeeze juice machine?

The question is really good, why spend a lot of time reworking a used washing machine to turn it into a juicer, when you can freely buy a powerful machine in the store for relatively little money? The answer to this question lies in human nature.

Some make things for the fan so that they stand in their garage or at the dacha and you can brag to your friends with your wit and golden hands. And some people make such things with their own hands simply because they like the process of working with hardware and electrics. So the light is born homemade concrete mixer from a washing machine, emery and God knows what else. Whatever your motivation, the goal is worthy, and we will try to help realize it.

Note! Making a juicer from a front-loading washing machine is no more difficult than from any other.

What materials will be required and how to prepare them?

To make a juicer from a typewriter do-it-yourself automatic machine with front loading sddefaultyou will need a long-lived washing machine and some more spare parts on top. We remove the excess from the body of the washing machine immediately. A pump, a pressure switch, a filling valve, a drain filter, a unit and a control panel are all unnecessary parts, we will not need them. You can also remove the bottom and back of the washing machine. In addition to all this, we will need two additional shock spring to compensate for the horizontal centrifugal force.

We also need to acquire two thin strips of metal mesh 30 cm long and 6 cm wide, a large number of bolts and nuts 3 mm, a juice container, a new drain pipe and plugs made of tin and rubber. From the tools we need:

  • drill;
  • Bulgarian;
  • welding;
  • screwdrivers;
  • different wrenches;
  • thin awl or drill;
  • pliers;
  • hammer;
  • scissors for metal.

Important! This design involves the use of parts of the old washing machine to the maximum, so in the end the juicer will cost you very cheap.

The idea is as follows, we put the washing machine “on the back”, substitute the bars at the corners and fix them so that the juicer does not slip off during operation. We leave the hatch, cuff, drum, engine and drive mechanism in place, remove the rest. The engine will have to be connected separately, since we also removed the control unit. Next, we need to prepare the details for the future juicer, do the following.

  1. Remove the drive belt from the pulley.
  2. We turn off shock absorbers and all other elements that interfere with removing the tank.
  3. We remove the hatch cuff (for this you need to loosen the clamp).
  4. We take out the tank with the drum.
  5. If the tank is collapsible, we unwind it, if it is collapsible, we cut it along the seam with a grinder.
  6. The drive mechanism can not be disassembled and the drum can not be pulled out, our task is to clean the bottom of the tank from debris and dirt, as well as to clean the outer walls of the drum from the same dirt. After mechanical cleaning, it is better to further process the bottom and walls of the tank, as well as the drum with vinegar.
  7. The tank is cleaned, there should not be any debris or extra parts such as heating elements, thermistor and other sensors in it.All excess holes must be sealed with tin and rubber patches. Leave only the drain hole, to which you will need to screw a new drain pipe.

Note! It is preferable to take the old front-loading automatic washing machines for which the tank is made of stainless steel for do-it-yourself remodeling. Cars with plastic tanks are worse, but they can also be used.

  1. We weld all the holes of the drum with welding, they are not suitable - they are too large. We remove the rebuillers, and leave the mounts for them, they will help grind vegetables and fruits.
  2. We make hundreds of small holes with a diameter of 1 mm in the walls of the drum around the entire perimeter.
  3. Putting the tank back. If it was not separable, then you will have to drill a drill across the seam in a circle of 15-20 holes, grease the seam with sealant, and then tighten the two parts of the tank with bolts.
  4. We install the tank together with shock absorbers and the cuff of the hatch in place - the preparation is completed.

Assembling the design

After high-quality preparation of the parts, which was done by hand, it costs nothing to assemble a finished device. To begin with, we will modify the drum of the washing machine so that it turns into a full-fledged fruit receiver of the juicer.

  • We take pre-prepared strips of metal mesh and insert them in a circle around the drum between the fasteners of the rebuillers and on the back wall.
  • We pull them for strength with screws to the wall of the drum. The grid will play the role of a grater for vegetables.
  • In addition, the fastening of the shredder will help to break the vegetables in the drum, it must be unbent and the edges sharpened. So the fruit receptacle is ready.

Now we need to improve the design so that the device lasts as long as possible. We fasten additional springs to the tank and the wall of the washing machine in order to dampen the vibration of the tank from the action of centrifugal force horizontally. This is necessary, as we will operate the juicer with the hatch to the top. Now you need to "give life" to the drive mechanism of the rotating drum, namely to connect the engine to the mains. How to do this, see the video below.

We put our self-made juicer, hatch up and carry out a test run. The drum should rotate freely at full speed without knocking or other extraneous sounds. It is also important that the juicer reliably stands on wooden supports and does not collapse while working with a full fruit receptacle. We substitute a juice container under the drain pipe, open the hatch, put the fruits into the fruit receptacle and start the juicer.

Be careful! In no case do not impose a full fruit receptacle of vegetables or fruits, not only that they will not be crushed and will not give juice. When overloaded, there is a risk of damage to the drive mechanism of the juicer, especially bearings.

applesWhat will happen to the fruits? Rotating at a speed of 800-1000 revolutions per minute, the fruit receptor, which is also a drum, breaks the fruits into porridge. Porridge is kneaded in the fruit receptacle, and the juice, together with part of the pulp, is squeezed out through openings in the side and back walls of the drum under the influence of centrifugal force and settles in the tank. Next, the juice flows down the walls of the tank and goes into the drain and through the pipe enters the tank. This is how a self-made juicer works.

How optimally can you put vegetables and fruits in a drum so that they are processed efficiently? The answer is simple - the denser the fruits, the less they need to be filled in the fruit receptor. For example, apples of hard varieties are poured into a half-drum, that is, until they fill the receptacle to half. Carrots are very hard, so you need to fill it in a quarter of the receptacle, well, and berries such as currants or cherries can be covered with ¾ of the receptacle - in general, the principle is clear.

In conclusion, we note that as you can see, making a juicer from an automatic machine with front-loading by yourself is not too difficult.The washing machine undergoes minimal alteration, you only have to make some design amendments and you can begin to process tens of kilograms of fruit from the garden.


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