Our 104th Year!


January 2019 • Issue #648

Our Customers


Huebsch logoSouth Federal Laundromat
Mason City, IA

Tom Pham is a busy guy. He operates three laundromats in NE Iowa, a salon, an auto dealership and multiple rental properties. Last year Tom saw a need for a modern, large laundromat in Mason City and repurposed an old Burger King. With his knowledge of the industry, Tom fitted the new laundry with Huebsch Galaxy washers and tumbler dryers and CCI FasCard card readers. Customers appreciate the large 60# and 80# washers, the roominess of the space and the ample parking.

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Parts Ideas From Barb

Don’t let old man winter freeze you out.
Slow you down or make you pout.

Preparing for problems that cold weather brings
Here is a list of my favorite things.

Heating element - thermostats - gas valves and more
Computer boards - sensors and bezels, for the door.

Try to be ready when issues are near
I want to wish you a Happy New Year!

– by Barbara Swanson

Service Tips By Ed

Replacement and Preventative Maintenance of Door Seal of Small Huebsch or Speed Queen Washers Pump Drain Maintenance on Small Huebsch or Speed Queen Washers

If you find water on the floor in front of your Huebsch or Speed Queen 22# washer you want to check your door seal for damage. Check for are inlet hose, hole in door seal - or a plugged drain pump.

To replace door seal, remove lower panel then remove bottom 2 screws on front panel. Then remove front pring clamp on door seal, pull front panel out and remove door lock wires. Remove front panel then remove clamp on door seal hose and drum clamp, take off door seal. Then install new door seal and put everything back together starting with the last thing you did to the first thing you did. On a daily basis you should clean your door seal at the end of each day and leave the door open to air dry.

To access the drain pump remove the lower panel and remove the pump strainer – if it is plugged there will be water so place towels under the strainer when you remove and clean it. If there is no debris in strainer check operation of the pump to assure there is no debris in it.


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Hisatoshi Tamaki, Chief of Sankosha design department (left) with Wes Nelson, President Sankosha USA. Mike Tungesvick, VP Sales Sankosha USA tests a collar cuff press.

Minnesota Chemical Co visited a Dealer Appreciation Event at the new Sankosha Sales/Parts/Service Center in Elk Grove Village, IL – right near O’Hare Airport. Sankosha has a fully operational steam pressing demonstration plant for dry cleaning and laundry presses. Thinking of new presses in 2019? You cannot buy better quality than Sankosha. Talk to your MCC salesman about a visit to Sankosha USA.

thermopatchSupply Deals by Chris

HiQ EOS Computer-less Labeling System

This new all in one computer-less label printer is easy to use, economical and very portable. Just attach a keyboard, turn on the EOS printer, choose a standard format/label size, enter the resident’s name and number of labels to print. Labels are then applied to the garment using Thermopatch manual or automatic heat seal machine.

Labels and Ink are sold together. Standard Size is ¾” x 2 ¼”

TC3422-01P, 4800 labels with ink ribbon roll $245

Other size labels also available

YouTubeSee this system in operation on YouTube: at:

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Milnor logoService Seminars for 2019:

Milnor will host separate five day Service Seminars for Continuous Batch Washer Systems (CBW) and for Washer Extractors in 2019. The cost is $600 plus your own airfare, lodging and meal costs. Visit the Milnor website for details.


Huebsch design accents make your vended laundry unique - and uniquely you.

Modernize and customize your laundromat in distinctive, sophisticated ways with new design accents from Huebsch ®. The refreshing look of Cityscape offers clean lines, streamlined design and dramatic contrast. Express your creativity with Cityscape control panel overlays, and bring quality and dimension to your environment with the stunning look of chrome and stainless steel. Available on equipment featuring GalaxyTM 600 controls, these design elements bring form and function together with style and texture to help you enhance the customer experience and differentiate your store from the competition. We’ll help you make your space truly your own. With Huebsch, inspiration comes so easy.

CITRON – A witty mix of style and texture, plus a daring splash of color – this, to us, is true expression. It’s a look that allows you to capture your own unique, contemporary character in memorable, invigorating ways. Be bold with CITRON control panels, and customize your space with designs as creative as you. Then, be prepared to minimize your utility costs and maximize your revenue with game-changing, performance-based features. With Huebsch®, you can add a burst of color - and create a surge in your cash flow.

CITYSCAPE – Clean lines, streamlined design and dramatic contrast come together in this modern expression. Refresh, enhance and expand your space by selecting contemporary lighting that complements the chrome accents and vivid hints of color on our CITYSCAPE control panels. Define your space as your own, and take charge of your revenue with innovative Huebsch® Galaxy® 600 controls that help you save and make more money.

SLATE – Nuanced neutrals and classic inspiration have come together in a design so dignified that it will make even the most refined designers swoon. Halo door rings and polished chrome handles, in addition to SLATE control panels, bring quality and dimension to your space. With this look, there’s no brand more welcoming or more comforting than Huebsch®. Imagine the ways you’ll make it your own, and envision the unbelievable revenue-generating and money-saving possibilities you’ll gain with Galaxy® 600 controls.