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Post# 616816   8/13/2012 at 15:20 (1,948 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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As everyone is always talking about "grannys old twin tub" and "Mums old Hotpoint", I thought it might be cool to start a thread on our first machines. 

 

I moved out of my Mums house in 2007 and into a shared flat with a friend. This Beko was in the flat. It's the basic 1000rpm machine. A great performer, but took hours to do a wash.





Post# 616829 , Reply# 1   8/13/2012 at 17:01 (1,948 days old) by ronhic (Canberra, Australia)        

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My first machine was an Australian made Hoover Electra 550...in 1994

Fantastically reliable machine. A mate has just sent it to washer heaven as it developed a leak....which I think was from the pipe to the detergent drawer. Shame I hadn't known, I'd have had it back in a flash.


Post# 616832 , Reply# 2   8/13/2012 at 17:18 (1,948 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
first washer

My first washer was a '69 GE Filter Flo, which I got from my Grandmother's house after she died in 1978. The first washer I bought was a 1980 Maytag. Wish I still had that one...the folks I gave it to in '97 are still using it....

Post# 616840 , Reply# 3   8/13/2012 at 18:28 (1,948 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        
Dont Have a pic of it, but..

It was a Norge twin tub, with an occasional slow leak, that would shock you every time you touched it, and God forbid you put your hands in the water while it was plugged in. I would fill it, put in the clothes and detergent, set the timer, and then plug it in. Then after it was done washing, I would unplug it, transfer the clothes to the spinner, set the timer, and plug it back in. So on and so forth. It was always a shocking experience when I would forget to unplug it before plunging my hands into the water, lol..

I sent it to washer heaven when a family friend heard about it and gave me a Maytag wringer.

Here is a pic of a Frigidaire Twin Tub identical to it, but mine said Norge instead.


Post# 616860 , Reply# 4   8/13/2012 at 21:02 (1,948 days old) by e2l-arry (LAKEWOOD COLORADO)        
1st washer $ dryer

I lived in an apartment but wanted the at home washer dryer experience so I bought a portable Whirlpool washer and dryer at Polk Brothers. They were great! Held about 1/2 to 2/3rds of a full size but that just meant a few more loads a week. So even more fun! You rolled the washer up to the kitchen sink and attached it to the faucet, like a portable dishwasher. Then it drained into the sink with the same connection. You could vent the dryer outside or exhaust it into a water contraption that caught the lint. These sure beat trip to the Laundromat. I sold then with my condo when I moved to Colorado. I wished I'd have kept them. My first apartment in Denver had one of those Frigidaire stacked skinny mini's but that's another post. Hint: the Whirlpools worked better!

Post# 616870 , Reply# 5   8/13/2012 at 22:23 (1,948 days old) by AutoWasherFreak ()        

The first machine that I actually bought was a TOL Whirlpool set in Almond in the mid 80's. The first automatic washer that dad bought was in the early 70's Whirlpool in Harvest Gold, before that mom used a square tub Maytag wringer with a set of double rinse tubs.


Post# 616873 , Reply# 6   8/13/2012 at 22:42 (1,948 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

I've only OWNED 3 washers. The rest were in rent houses. First was a 1973 Panasonic twin I wish I still had.

Post# 616877 , Reply# 7   8/13/2012 at 22:58 (1,948 days old) by nurdlinger (Tucson AZ)        

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I bought my own house in 1978 after about six years of apartment living and I was determined to never see the inside of a public laundry facility again. I got a J.C. Penney washing machine which was a G.E. under the skin. It did not have the basket for small loads, but it did have the filter pan. I got it because it had three rinse temps, hot-warm-cold, and around then was the switch to only cold rinsing. I also got a Whirlpool dryer. No idea what the model was, but it was electric and had the hamper door. Got the Whirlpool because we had Whirlpool laundry machines installed in the place I lived while going to college and they never broke down.

Both of these machines lasted more than 26 years. I replaced them because I wanted to see what the fuss about front-loaders was all about.

I gave the old machines to the son of some friends of mine who had moved to a place with hookups and was tired of laundromats as well. In all the years with me the only service required was a pump replacement for the washer and a new idler pulley for the dryer.


Post# 616906 , Reply# 8   8/14/2012 at 02:03 (1,947 days old) by Docker (Cape Town, South Africa)        

AN early 70's GE 660 FL which I got for free. This was a 6.6 kg washer with console on top at the back. The bearings were shot, so the noise on spin was heard throughout the house. As it only spun at the end of the cycle, I used that as an end of cycle buzzer! The door boot had a hole at the bottom, so I turned it 180 degees to stop the leak.

Post# 616913 , Reply# 9   8/14/2012 at 02:25 (1,947 days old) by qualin (Canada)        

This depends..

The first automatic washer I ever used was my mothers 1964 vintage GE Filter-Flo. I have very fond memories of that machine.

The very first machines I ever purchased outright were a 1981 vintage Inglis Washer Dryer set, which was replaced with a 2004 vintage (Bought new) GE Washer/Dryer Set.

Had I known that the GE set had such poor washing performance in comparison to the Inglis, I probably would have just bought something else.



Post# 616927 , Reply# 10   8/14/2012 at 04:48 (1,947 days old) by roscoe62 (Canada)        
Kenmore

Mine was a Kenmore set that had recently started the Extra capacity tub.Five years later the motor died, and so on, and so on.


Post# 616958 , Reply# 11   8/14/2012 at 08:28 (1,947 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I got my first washer, a Hoover twin tub, when I lived in an apt. in Toronto back in the early '80s. 

 

Gary


Post# 616976 , Reply# 12   8/14/2012 at 09:33 (1,947 days old) by logixx (Germany)        

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See my profile pic. The first one I remember was a Privileg/Zanussi, as can be seen in the video below.

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Post# 616978 , Reply# 13   8/14/2012 at 09:41 (1,947 days old) by hotpointfan (United Kingdom)        
My 1st Collection machine

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Was a Hoover Newwave Autowasher 1100. I had it of my auntie who was getting integrated appliances in her new kitchen. I had it for a month, it was a great machine - lovely spinwashes!

Post# 616983 , Reply# 14   8/14/2012 at 09:53 (1,947 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Our first machine was a 1975 GE Filter Flo
Second machine was a 1985 Maytag set. It was boring so we got rid of it.
Third and current machine is a 1993 Whirlpool Electronic set. Still churning along.


Post# 617021 , Reply# 15   8/14/2012 at 13:48 (1,947 days old) by Haxisfan (Europe - UK / Italy)        
My landlady's Bendix!

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After leaving home, the first washing machine I laid hands was an oldish Candy front loader (perhaps from early 90'), I can't remember the model's name, but I recall the funny mechanical 550/1100rpm spin it had... you could just switch it off during the slow spin and when you turned it back on it would mistakeably engage the faster gear and rump up to 1100! This was only for a short time while in my 1st rented flat.

I then went to another rented accommodation where I laid hands (literally) on an old 500rpm Bendix (maybe mid 80'). I said literally cos' when I moved into my own home, my ex-landlady decided to get a new washer and gave me her leaking Bendix which I personally fixed by replacing the seal. After a couple of years, I was given a Zanussi Nexus (from 1997) which was already a few years old and my very first brand new washing machine personally chosen and purchased was my current Hoover Nextra in 2004.

When I look back I think it's so strange that in spite of the fact that I've always been really passionate about appliances, and especially about front load washers, I didn't get my onw washing machine for 8 years :-O


Post# 617029 , Reply# 16   8/14/2012 at 15:08 (1,947 days old) by foraloysius (Groningen, the Netherlands)        

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Philips AWB119PH, an H-axis toploader.

Post# 617055 , Reply# 17   8/14/2012 at 18:26 (1,947 days old) by chestermikeuk (Rainhill *Home of the RailwayTrials* Merseyside,UK)        
Mine was

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Also a Phillips Whirlpool 1100rpm spin, it was this machine but with a dark grey trim - variable time temp & spin speed ... pic courtesy of MatchboxPaul

Post# 617074 , Reply# 18   8/14/2012 at 20:04 (1,947 days old) by westie2 ()        

Our first was a 1956 Maytag AMP without the water level was a
BOL for that year. Bought tit used for $30.00 in 1967. In 1972 bought a new Kenmore twin tub to go along with the washer as we still had no dryer. Then second set was a used RCA/Whirlpool from early 60's.



Post# 617175 , Reply# 19   8/15/2012 at 05:40 (1,946 days old) by electron1100 (England)        
First

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My own very first washing machine was a Electra/Zanussi, i had to replace the programer (first introduction to doing this)
I carried out a few mods to it, variable temperature control (courtesy of an old Indesit) put two neons on it (one for power and one for heater) and resprayed the front panel black and spent days Letraseting on the programs (shades of a Hoover a3190 i had seen in a brochure)

This is a link to the original machine on youtube


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Post# 617545 , Reply# 20   8/16/2012 at 12:49 (1,945 days old) by paulc (Edinburgh, Scotland)        

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The first washer I bought when I got my 1st flat was a reconditioned Bendix 7133.

Post# 617550 , Reply# 21   8/16/2012 at 12:59 (1,945 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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My first was a 90 series LadyK. It was a direct drive. Hate to say it but it was the worst washer i ever owned. It quickly gave way to a matching set of Maytag 9904.

Post# 617707 , Reply# 22   8/16/2012 at 23:38 (1,945 days old) by DirectDriveDave ()        

When I was born, I was only in my first house for a year and a half, and I was way too young to remember just about any of it, so I am going with what the current house has and that's our 1990 Whirlpool DD!

Post# 617813 , Reply# 23   8/17/2012 at 10:10 (1,944 days old) by gmmcnair (Portland, OR)        

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Grew up in a house with a Frigidaire Rollermatic and later a Kenmore belt-drive. My first machine was a single-speed GE Filter-Flo with the smaller tub. Bought it in 1990 and I still miss it. Nothing removed pet hair and lint from clothing like that one, which made line dried clothes pristine.

Post# 617829 , Reply# 24   8/17/2012 at 11:23 (1,944 days old) by georgect (Fairfield, CT)        
Westinghouse Front Load

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I grew up with having an Avocado Westinghouse front loader like this one...
(not my video, just found on Youtube so you get the idea)



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Post# 617832 , Reply# 25   8/17/2012 at 11:28 (1,944 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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me before i was born the first washer i remember is a 1970 inglis superb washer with matching dryer second washer was a whirlpool - the matching dryer pic will be posted in my second reply


Post# 617833 , Reply# 26   8/17/2012 at 11:30 (1,944 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
second washer a whirlpool minus the matching dryer

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when i was around 10 13 years old this was the second washer that was use while i was growing up - the matching dryer as the first dryer was still working at the time

Post# 617859 , Reply# 27   8/17/2012 at 12:34 (1,944 days old) by Huebschman (Quebec, CA)        
RCA

My parents bought and RCA (made by Whirlpool I think... though the name did not appear on the machines) when they got married in the late 60's. It hade the lit consoles and the timer dials were made of tranclucent plastic and were back lit. A family of 4 and the laundry that it implies... and the washer lasted 27 years!

Oh, the good old days...


Post# 617918 , Reply# 28   8/17/2012 at 17:07 (1,944 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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First bought, KitchenAid pair in 1991.

First used, 1962 Whirly.


Post# 617924 , Reply# 29   8/17/2012 at 17:17 (1,944 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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My first washer was a BD Kenmore to match the Kenmore gas dryer that I installed in my parents apartment back in 1985 when I learned that the DD was being fazed in.
I was trying to get the TOL Kenmore BD washer with a co-worker who also brought a Kenmore DD and none to be found through Sears here in New York so I've settled for the last BD model with the DAA.

Years later I moved out of my parents place and brought another Kenmore and I was about to purchase the 1995 Limited Edition but decided to get the newer 1995/1996 model pair which I still use to this day for washing car rags. This is the last of the lighted control top model.



Post# 617925 , Reply# 30   8/17/2012 at 17:17 (1,944 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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My first washer was/is a 1986 Kenmore 70 series belt-drive washer with matching dryer. I bought them while in college and still have the pair.

They were meant to approximate what my Mom had in her Kenmores when I was growing up, and were pretty much the same as hers but minus a feature or two that we didn't use much.


Post# 617982 , Reply# 31   8/17/2012 at 20:55 (1,944 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Hotpoint!

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1955 BOL LH7 with removeable lid. I loved watching the machine run and was my first contact with a washing machine.

Post# 618048 , Reply# 32   8/18/2012 at 05:04 (1,943 days old) by aquarius8000 ()        
My first washer was a Candy Aquamatic 3

It was great Granny's washer. She died in the summer of 2003. I was then told I was to have the candy :) I got it in my shed in the spring of 2006 after renting a house we couldn't put my shed (Wash House)because there was no space to put the shed up. But I am the proud owner of it now. And it sits above the wm64 in the shed. Christopher

Post# 618052 , Reply# 33   8/18/2012 at 05:34 (1,943 days old) by Philip0603 ()        

Before I left home, earliest memories of a Hotpoint Countess wringer machine which I put my hand through up to my elobw!!! Then our first Automatic which was a Bendix Washer/dryer. So incredibly noisy it lives in the garage and we could still hear it through two closed doors.

1st of my own was an AEG twin tub that was given to me. It has a solid copper spinner and worked well. Then went for a Hotpoint top loader. Now after Asea machines (asko) have comparatively rare Miele W377 & T260 dryer mounted on top. The W377 is a machine that is not designed to go under a counter having a 45 degree angled control panel. Both these machines were top of their range when bought and after 12 years or so of sometimes imitating a commercial laundry still wash quietly and efficiently having never yet broken down.


Post# 618080 , Reply# 34   8/18/2012 at 11:31 (1,943 days old) by jetsystem1200 ()        

I don't have a machine of my own yet unfortunately, but the first machine I remember is the Zanussi Nexus FL1282, which lasted until 2002. This was replaced with a Zanussi Jetsystem FJD1266W.

Post# 618126 , Reply# 35   8/18/2012 at 16:32 (1,943 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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1974 Maytag BOL bought new for our first house, dryer was absolute BOL Kenmore with a really cheesy plastic control panel. Both worked great for 15 years and 3 kids.

Post# 618168 , Reply# 36   8/18/2012 at 19:55 (1,943 days old) by miele4life (Reading, UK )        

my 1st washer that I spent my childhood with was a Electra Microelectronic 6950E which is a rebadged Servis Quartz. It lasted 4 a good while and it did good spin-drains too. If I had it now, imagine the fun I could have with it lol :)

Post# 618173 , Reply# 37   8/18/2012 at 20:11 (1,943 days old) by laundryboy (Orlando Florida )        

My first washing machine was a Panasonic twin tub, my aunt upgraded her machine to a kenmore dd I would love to have another one and even have a pic of one

Post# 618248 , Reply# 38   8/19/2012 at 00:33 (1,943 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Guess for me--in the first home I bought-a Middle of line KN washer and dryer.Later bought a new Maytag washer.Liked the KN better-The Maytag had the fast blender action agitation.In the apartment in 1973-the laundramat in the building Had turquoise solid drum SQ washers--Made by McGraw Edison.The matching dryers in the small laundrys on each floor.In the main laundry room-very large dryers-gas ones-The burner elements in them sounded like torches when started and running.and you looked in the back--large linty motor with the "jackshaft" pulley arrangement to turn the large drum.That dryer took dimes-a dime for 10 min running time.Don't remember their brand-were just neat to use.

Post# 823488 , Reply# 39   5/15/2015 at 03:29 (943 days old) by elie55121 (Lebanon)        

my first washer was a Hoover WA550 made by Antonio Merloni. It was really solid and awesome, it's now replaced by a Candy CN63T

Post# 970129 , Reply# 40   11/26/2017 at 17:09 by bokenmore (Land of Fruits and Nuts)        

Kenmore 110.92195510 Washer.
The Electronic Fabric Care pair stopped me dead in my tracks when I laid eyes on them at Sears. I had never seen a black washer and dryer and they were stunning. When I got up close and saw the touch controls I was dumbfounded. My grandma had a set from the 60's with color-coded push-buttons similar to a cigarette vending machine, I think maybe GE's, the buttons were in two rows across hinged at the center and I played with them constantly when I was a child. Before I was a teenager my Mom picked out an avocado set of Whirlpools with chic-let push-buttons and I loved fiddling with them almost as much. When I saw the touch-pads on the Ebony Lady K's, (well sadly the "Lady" had been removed, I guess to be non-sexist), I was in Laundry nirvana.

I think I practically begged my boyfriend to buy them. He'd grown tired of the dryer buzzer peeling constantly on the Old white Kenmore Back home that had been fixed before.

Sitting up against the back wall were a purposeful set of white Ropers, he chided they would do the job just fine. I think they might have been just under $400 for the pair.

I can't remember exactly how much the death-star twins were, but I think $2500? I'm also not sure of the year, but probably 1994 based on the date from the serial #.

We left without them. I was bummed out, happy to chip in my half but it needed to be mutual.

I think we made another trip to the mall in the ensuing week and I surreptitiously dragged him by electric ave to get another look see.

A few days later I cam home from work and he was grinning when I walked in the door. Said he wanted to show me something. The was a cold glow coming from the laundry room. It was the fluorescent lights glaring from the consoles of these workhorses I still have today.

I have converted the gas dryer to propane and back 6 times, every move has been the opposite, I can almost do it with my eyes closed.

The washer ate one coupling for it's tenth year. I managed to break one of the nipples on the Water Inlet Valve when I was taking the hoses of to clean the hard water deposits from the solenoids to get the dispensers working again. I glued the nipple back on with a ferrule and super glue and it held for a few years, but sprung a leak so I put in a new valve. It's had one set of Dogs and that's about it. I intend to keep it forever (Okay everybody chime in: ..... "as long as the control panel keeps working").


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Post# 970131 , Reply# 41   11/26/2017 at 17:21 by mjg0619 (Scranton, Pennsylvania)        

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The first washing machine I ever purchased myself was a 1993 Maytag LAT7793. It was a bargain Craigslist find two years ago. It had belonged to a little old lady who never married, never had children, and never had any pets. That washer was run twice a month for 22 years whether it needed to be or not. I purchased it from the lady's nephew two years ago and it's been washing away beautifully ever since with only one very minor repair!

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Post# 970207 , Reply# 42   11/27/2017 at 06:51 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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First washer I purchased was a 1984 middle-of-the-line large capacity belt drive Whirlpool (with matching dryer). Washer had the Double Duty Super Surgilator agitator. That thing could turn over a load like nobody's business.

Back story: Our 1960 Model 80 Kenmore had been kept alive by a complete transplant of innards from a lightly-used mid-1960s machine thanks to the many talents of my stepfather. I was so sick of the thing that I stopped at the local Whirlpool dealership on the way home from my mom's funeral and purchased the pair, LOL.

I now have a much greater love for the old Model 80 with its awesome features and clickety-clacking rapid-advance timer. Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, right?

Photo posted by Malcolm (mrb627) in a thread from days gone by.


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Post# 970274 , Reply# 43   11/27/2017 at 15:36 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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I now have a much greater love for the old Model 80 with its awesome features and clickety-clacking rapid-advance timer. Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone, right?

 

So very true, and I'm sure this is a line many of us would have...

 

My mother had a 1960s Lady Kenmore, which I don't think I fully appreciated when the time to move on came. It had clearly served us well, but I was taken in by the newer is better! line of thought...

 

I don't have a collection...but a washer like that would be one thing I'd like to have in a collection if I ever have one...


Post# 970286 , Reply# 44   11/27/2017 at 17:08 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Thanks for reviving this archived thread, Bo, and welcome to the sublime hot mess that is AW.com. If you're into appliances, you've come to the right place. Awesome electronic Kenmore set and back story, by the way.

Lord Kenmore-- You're so right; most of us have a "the one that got away/the one I gave away" story in our washer history. I wish I'd hung on to the unused 1959 Lady Kenmore I found behind the appliance store across the street when I lived downtown in a warehouse apt. Had it for a year or so before it moved on to a young Hispanic couple who needed a washer and dryer. The matching dryer had been used, but it was electric so I couldn't hook it up at the warehouse apartment. Never realized it had a rapid advance timer to set up the cycle just like the washer.

I'd also have hung on to the 1987 (or so) Frigidaire-badged front-loader with the solenoid clanks and the late-70's Frigidaire 1-18 I found behind the aforementioned appliance store...which I found out later came from my physician's home.




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Post# 970341 , Reply# 45   11/28/2017 at 01:54 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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Frigilux--you've had some interesting machines that got away! It's too bad--a momentary decision (maybe even a very practical one for the moment), and then, years later, regret...

 

In a way, I wonder how much my sadness over my mother's LK comes from the fact the LK is an interesting machine from a collector view, and how much of it is that specific machine and the history... I could probably replace it in the sense of finding something like it. I could even, perhaps, find something better (like a LK with suds saver, which I think existed with that design of washer). But it would only be "a washer like what we had in my childhood home." Not the same exact washer. One might be sentimental about owning a dime a dozen washers simply because it was, say, what Grandma had.

 

Another sad "it got away" for me was a Kelvinator refrigerator, which was first owned by my grandmother, and then my parents. It was AMC era, freezer on bottom, and had a sticker referencing the AMC Rambler inside. As I recall, it was in really good condition. But, again, it was a practical decision to let it go. That particular decision was my mother's, and past practicality, I think she might have wanted it gone simply because of part of its history.




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Post# 970485 , Reply# 46   11/28/2017 at 22:28 by superocd (PNW)        

My first washer was a TOL Kenmore 90 Series washer, circa 2000. It came with my first (and current) house when I bought it and was in immaculate condition. It was running when I replaced it. I wanted a front loader, and so far, I don't regret that decision (don't worry, I made sure the set went to a good home!). I have more capacity than my Kenmore DD, which was probably the biggest they offered. I also use less water since my wife and I are constantly doing laundry. Furthermore, I like that I have steam, better rinses due to the inherent design of front load machines and better extraction which means less dry time.

From time to time I miss the chugga-chugga action of my Kenmore, however, I am impressed with my Korean-built LG front loader. I'm aiming for 8-10 years, then I'm off to a SQ FL and gas dryer. Maybe I can gather up enough courage to ask my wife to let me start collecting, and rotate the machines out every so often. I'd love to start with a GE Filter-Flo and a 1980s 80/90 Series Kenmore DD, and perhaps an old Whirlpool BD.


Post# 971049 , Reply# 47   12/1/2017 at 23:40 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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The first machine I bought myself was a solid-door Maytag Neptune with heater back in 2006.  Being an Iowan it seemed right to support the embattled Maytag!

 

And by 2006 I figured most of the Neptune problems had been worked out.

 

It was a problem-free machine until this year when I had to put in a new water inlet valve and a new motor control board.  Both were easy DIY repairs.  The water inlet valve was $50 new and I bought a used motor control board for $60 from eBay.

 

I love the machine, it's just the right size and does a great job.  Not sure what I would buy now if I needed a new washer tomorrow.


Post# 971076 , Reply# 48   12/2/2017 at 05:51 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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My own first machine was a mid '80s filter flo. 


Post# 971085 , Reply# 49   12/2/2017 at 06:28 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Would have ben a straight blade gneric Kenmore washer bought from the swap shop when I first moved to Greenville long ago.Was in my first house.

Post# 971115 , Reply# 50   12/2/2017 at 10:02 by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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My first washer was a used Maytag Model J square tub wringer washer with a pump, I bought it at the Salvation Army Thrift Store for $35.00 in 1972. At the time I lived in an old apt. over a 5 car garage in Petaluma, Calif. The bathroom was very large and had a ball and clawfoot tub that I could roll the Maytag up to. I would first fill the washer tub with hot water, then the tub with lukewarm water for rinsing. Id wring the clothes into the tub and swish them around with a broom handle to rinse them, then run them back thru the wringer. It was a perfect setup for me at the time. I had a reel in clothes line that I could use when the weather permitted, or take the wet laundry to the laundromat just down the street. This was one of the very best washers I ever owned and I could get a weeks worth of laundry washed in about an hour.
Eddie


Post# 971122 , Reply# 51   12/2/2017 at 10:37 by ryanm (New York)        

The first washer I actually bought was a Harvest Gold GE Filter Flow washer. It was quiet and did a great job, plus we LOVED the mini basket. I see the NEW machines that have 2 washer systems for small loads and think that is nothing new, GE actually did it better with only ONE washer system that was able to do the mini load without all that extra mechanical stuff!!!

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