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Hotpoint Portable DW
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Post# 913195   12/30/2016 at 17:39 (535 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This ad is 2 days old.  I called to number to see if it was still available and got voice mail.  The seller just returned my call and the DW is still available.  It came with her house, which she bought 6-7 years ago.  It is currently untested, in her garage.


Fort Walton Beach, FL.  $25



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Post# 913204 , Reply# 1   12/30/2016 at 19:19 (535 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Holy moly!

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Are you going for it? If not let me know.


I'm tempted but it's obviously in bad condition with a lot of that blue plastisol bubbled off, rust and lots of disintegration. Still, I'd be interested in it for the parts alone: pink buttons, two-tone blue racks, the original steel wire silver basket in white. I never knew Hotpoint had its own badged version of the Mobile Maid this early with its own colors. The old GE factory never ceases to surprise me. Would it be too much to hope that there was a rinse agent dispenser behind that front?

Post# 913217 , Reply# 2   12/30/2016 at 21:34 (535 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I'm not going for it, but felt like it was unusual enough to warrant posting.  I've never seen one like this, either.


I told the seller that she might get a call from anywhere so don't disregard a call just because of the area code.


Go for it!



Post# 913222 , Reply# 3   12/30/2016 at 22:04 (535 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The only mention I find of portable dishwashers in Hotpoint catalogs is 1961.  They list two "mobile" models:  DB65-B and DB25-B (65 is the nicer of the two).



Post# 913224 , Reply# 4   12/30/2016 at 22:11 (535 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Well, we now know that there was a Hotpoint top loading impeller portable of the GE design. Amazing. A few weeks ago we were wondering. Real Hotpoint portables were front loading.

Post# 913258 , Reply# 5   12/31/2016 at 03:45 (535 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
"Real Hotpoint portables were front loading"

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No luv, they weren't.

Have service manuals for several Hotpoint dishwashers from the 1960's; under counter, built-in, portable and top loading portable. The latter is almost a dead ringer for GE Mobile Maid with a few differences.

You can see a Hotpoint 1960's TL "mobile" dishwasher here:

Indeed purchased the lot because wanted specifically the repair manual for the top loader as felt it would help with our GE Mobile Maid. This it does for most all purposes.

Would have to dig the things out for the model numbers. However there are service manuals for the 1957 "mobile" Hotpoint dishwasher on offer here in the group:

Post# 913278 , Reply# 6   12/31/2016 at 08:58 (535 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Tom is correct:

"Real" Hotpoint portable dishwashers were only front-loading.

Pretty much all top loading Hotpoint dishwashers were some version of the GE Mobile Maid, which was a variation of the top loading pull-out GE dishwasher (like Westinghouse). Hotpoint introduced their first front load mobile impeller model in 1956. Their first top loader in 1958 (Model 10DAP1) was just another reincarnation of that D&M portable everyone has seen. References to 3 top load models for the 1960 model year appear to be GE sourced. The Hotpoint dishwasher design with the blue grey porcelain interior lasted until GE ditched it in the early 70's in favor of the "Borg" models that followed.

I believe this is Tom's reference to "real".

I think its entirely possible that only a few companies had their own design of a top loader besides D&M - GE, Westinghouse, KitchenAid and Frigidaire's slant front. Even the first "true" Westinghouse portable was of D&M design.


Post# 913283 , Reply# 7   12/31/2016 at 09:29 (535 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Looks just like the old GE moblemaid dishwasher my Aunt had.

Post# 913356 , Reply# 8   12/31/2016 at 18:17 (534 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Ok, I stand corrected

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And apologize....

Post# 913370 , Reply# 9   12/31/2016 at 19:47 (534 days old) by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Not necessary

No apology needed for me. I appreciate the challenge (and opportunity) to research my old files!!
Happy New Year!!

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