During the scavenging and repurposing phase of the Grace Period after an apocalypse you can use ingenious solutions for keeping your lifestyle electrified. And as my How-To video shows, using the process of electrolysis will also offer a handy method for producing crucial chemical substances. The motor in a washing machine can be used to generate electricity from a simple water turbine such as a Pelton wheel, which looks like a circular splay of spoons (as in the image on the right, and watch this video for a great explanation on how the Pelton turbine works).
Here’s how to convert a washing machine motor into a generator.
Also check out The Knowledge posts on How to convert a ceiling fan into a wind generator, How To make your own wind turbine and the Estream portable water turbine.