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Post# 861339   1/12/2016 at 06:00 (829 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

This was toward the end of Frigidaire being owned by GM. I think it was one of the last advertisements that Frigidaire had about their washing machines. There was a television ad that showed this too. At that time even consumer reports gave this machine a good rating, falling just below Maytag in the ratings. I thought they were quite good at washing and spinning the water out of clothes myself. They certainly held more clothes than anything else on the market at that time. So at least Frigidaire finally made it to #2 according to consumer reports before they became a White/Westinghouse machine.

Post# 861342 , Reply# 1   1/12/2016 at 06:08 (829 days old) by DaveAmKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
A Fond Farewell to the Finest--Finest BUILT--Frigidaires!

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And in Poppy Red...



-- Dave

Post# 861347 , Reply# 2   1/12/2016 at 06:37 (829 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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They were certainly quality built. Our neighbors had 2 generations of these. The first had a window in the washer door and the second was a late 70s harvest gold set.

I remember seeing a Reader's Digest advertisement showing the multiport aerator that looked really fun. I seem to remember 6 ports, not 12. The camera angle was from directly above the washer and it just looked really cool. One has to wonder how well those little openings have held up with hard water, over time. I can't think of any other washer that has such an elaborate aerator fill spout.

Am I getting too picky? It seems like there is a typo in this ad. The saying is "Now you see it, now you don't."
"Now you see it, NO you don't"

Post# 861353 , Reply# 3   1/12/2016 at 07:36 (829 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        
Now You See It

Now you don't is correct. That is a saying that was used for several different types of advertising. Also if I'm not mistaken the 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic washer was rated #1 by Consumer Reports.

Post# 861401 , Reply# 4   1/12/2016 at 12:18 (829 days old) by joelippard (Hickory, NC)        
How well has it held up?

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Well, here's proof of GM Frigidaire quality.  This 1972 machine has only had the timer motor replaced and as of November had it's first servicing of the agitator arm bearing.  The matching dryer is still going too, without any repairs, just the occasional clean out every couple years!

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Post# 861436 , Reply# 5   1/12/2016 at 15:02 (829 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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I was just given a frigidaire washer, like the one in the "POD" except it's color is almond. I was wondering if you had a windowed frigidaire lid in almond I could buy from you?
Please get back to me & let me know.

Thank you Bruce. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. With fingers crossed...

Post# 861439 , Reply# 6   1/12/2016 at 15:07 (829 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
thank you

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For giving me the frigidaire 1-18. I just bought a timer knob for it, and Roger also fixed the broken timer knob that was on it too.

For your help in getting the frigidaire, holding it for me, and for your expertise skills helping me.

Love you guys!!

Post# 861521 , Reply# 7   1/12/2016 at 22:32 (829 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Lucky you.  


Does this mean the beautiful 806 is getting bumped, or is it going to have a new sibling in the laundry room?




Post# 861522 , Reply# 8   1/12/2016 at 22:34 (829 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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That's a beautiful sudsy shot and your machine looks to be in top condition, too.


Does it have a the multi-port aerator?  If so, can we see a picture of it in action?


Post# 861528 , Reply# 9   1/12/2016 at 23:30 (829 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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Yes I feel very lucky. For the frigidaire that Justin gave me, used to belong to our friend Ross. So it definitely has a sentimental meaning to me.

As for the coppertone 806, that will still be here for me to use. I'll just switch them back & forth depending which one I feel like using

Post# 861577 , Reply# 10   1/13/2016 at 07:24 (828 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

So glad you got Ross's 1-18 - He was a very nice and generous man. I actually have the harvest gold 1-18 he had before he got the almond one. I also have an 806 and I do different loads in different machines. That is why we have more than one - HA !!!! HAPPY WASHING

Post# 861623 , Reply# 11   1/13/2016 at 13:30 (828 days old) by leononmaui (Maui Hawaii)        

I also had one of the last GM made washers in 1979. I sold it with the house. I now wish I didn't. I would love to have that machine again..........along with red box Dash. That was the only detergent I used in the machine. Everything came out very clean.

Post# 861638 , Reply# 12   1/13/2016 at 14:40 (828 days old) by joelippard (Hickory, NC)        

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Sure, here's a picture of the fill and second picture is of the deep rinse during the first spin.



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Post# 861640 , Reply# 13   1/13/2016 at 15:08 (828 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
thanks Frigidaireguy...

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We went to Ross's services & later that day, we were talking & realized that it was Ross that made the first move & reached out to each of us. And actually it was Ross that got us connected to each other.


Post# 861888 , Reply# 14   1/14/2016 at 19:46 (827 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Thanks for the pictures.   smile


That's a beautiful washer.

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