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Author Topic: Anyone else have a AllenBar?  (Read 202 times)

Offline AJ

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Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« on: February 24, 2008, 09:14:56 PM »
What is a AllenBar you ask, lol..

A AllenBar is a tool that is used to get them whirlpool dryer motor clips on and off.

I got one back when the inventor was first selling them from his own personal website.

I see the website has changed and seems to have nothing to do with the tool anymore.

The website is printed on the tool I have and it was www.allenbar.com

Anyone happen to know what happen to the creator of this tool?
Did he sell his idea and make a million bucks?

Anyone else have one of these tools?


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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 10:40:17 PM »
Allen who?

Never heard of the guy.
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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 08:07:21 AM »
 a big old flat blade screw driver and a rubber hammer is what I use :coffee:
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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 09:27:26 AM »
click on picture

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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 11:58:49 AM »
That would be the one. :)

Most often I just use a screwdriver too.
Seen this online years ago and the guy sent me one to test out.

I lost touch with the guy after sometime and was just wondering what ever happen.

Was going to get in touch with him through his website, but it's all different now.

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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 12:23:32 PM »
Maybe I can make money selling my Whirlpool lid switch bypass tool.

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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 12:33:01 PM »
Maybe I can make money selling my Whirlpool lid switch bypass tool.

There use to be a fsp number for the direct drive washer lid switch plugs that you use to jump out the lid switch.

They handed them out in class one year. Of coarse you can make all you want from old lid switch wire harnesses.

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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 02:00:19 PM »
Well, now that you,ve given away my secret, I gotta find something else to sell.

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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 02:33:51 PM »
I  made me a bypass tool by attaching several styles of receptacles from failed lid switches. I added a high limit to it to use to jump out dryers. How much can I get for that design?
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Re: Anyone else have a AllenBar?
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 02:58:11 PM »
When I was doing shop rebuilds and repairs, I got tired of constantly changing out 4-conductor dryer cords just to test the finished machine. So I made an adapter by attaching a 10" length of three-conductor cord to a four-conductor receptacle, and finishing it off by wire tying it together into a nice compact, fit-in-the-tool bag pacage.