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1986 Whirlpool customized Series Washer and Electric Dryer
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Post# 770148   7/12/2014 at 01:22 (992 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Here is a good start, i'll follow up with more later when i have a chance.

Automatic Washer Design 2000 Large Capacity (17.3 gal) Model LA6100XSN1 Serial C61801575
Automatic Dryer Electrical Model LE6100XSNO Serial M60702886

Post# 770150 , Reply# 1   7/12/2014 at 01:29 (992 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        
Some pics

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Money shot(s) and control panels.

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Post# 770239 , Reply# 2   7/12/2014 at 13:46 (991 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That is the strangest Whirlpool washer control panel I have ever seen in my life!!  (as far as cycle selection, using the machine). 

Post# 770250 , Reply# 3   7/12/2014 at 14:46 (991 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Thanks for these pics.  :-D

The machines are 1987 market year per the S in the model numbers.

The serial numbers are coded for the year and week of manufacture.  Can you get those off the tags that are at lower left of the dryer door port and center below the washer lid?  Pics aren't necessary, just the text of the serial numbers.

Post# 770280 , Reply# 4   7/12/2014 at 16:22 (991 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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the first post in this thread lists serial numbers for each machine.

Post# 770282 , Reply# 5   7/12/2014 at 16:35 (991 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Ooops.  Looking at the pics, missed some of the post-text.

Washer = 1986, 18th week.

Dryer = 1986, 7th week.

Post# 780288 , Reply# 6   8/30/2014 at 16:53 (942 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        
Sheet just got real...

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tilted my first cabinet. The cool water went out on the Whirlpool and a YouTube vid
convinced me it was the water control/inlet valve. We have very hard water here so
I was certain it would be plugged dice! So I dove in and opened it up. $35 later I had
A replacement unit ready to install. First I cleaned up 28 years of detritus and build up
and in went the new part. Tilting the cabinet back was a bit of a swear fest but I eventually
got it right.
That was yesterday so to day I thought to get into the dryer and have a look see.
Youtube informed me once more and a putty knife was put to work on those ridiculous-
Godforsaken clips they choose to use to hold the top on. Nothing exciting so after
a good vacuuming I was done. Or so I thought, as the video warned I might i dropped a screw
down the lint screen void. Pulled the back of the dryer in hopes of finding it but decided to simply
replace it and not risk screwing up anything else.

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Post# 780953 , Reply# 7   9/2/2014 at 19:06 (939 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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This looks like the control panel for the visually impaired model...

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