Means are provided in the form of a brake mechanism 86 secured in part to the stationary tub e and to the outer shaft l32 for holding lthe tub 8 stationary during the washing operation and for permitting the rotation of the tub during the spinning operation,<a href="http://www.lightcrusher.com/solutions/portable-crushing-plant.html">portable crushing plant</a>. The operation of both the brake and clutch is under control of a solenoid 853 (Figure 4) which when deenergized applies the brake and renders the clutch 84 inactive and when energized releases the brake and engages the clutch to connect the inner and outer shafts together to drive the same in unison.
The damper housing TB which provides a support .at least in part for the clutch and brake mechanisms and has the `centering springs connected thereto, is also provided at its lowermost end `with a spherical surface 90 having dampening :material 92 attached thereto which is positioned to engage the crowned portion 39 of the stationary tub 6. This damper is provided to reduce the amplitude of lateral movement of the agitator 8 during the spinning operation.A clutch,<a href="http://www.lightcrusher.com/solutions/gold-mining-machines.html">gold mining machines</a> centering means, brake and damper mechanism suitable for effecting the above operation are described and claimed in my co-pending application Serial No. 66,230, filed December 20, 1948, and assigned to the assignee of the present invention. It is to be understood, however, that said application discloses but one form of such mechanisms suitable for operating the washing machine as herein disclosed and that other suitable types may be utilized.
I-Iot and cold washing liquid or water are supplied from conduits and 93 (Figure 4) to the thermostatically controlled mixing valve 21 which discharges the liquid at the proper temperature into a conduit 94 extending upwardly between the cabinet and the stationary tub, the same being connected at its upper end (not shown) to an inlet spout or nozzle 96 extending laterally through an opening in the upper part of the tub 6 to discharge the washing water into the rotatable tub 8.