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Cabinet swaps & ID plates?
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Post# 913216   12/30/2016 at 21:20 (537 days old) by lowefficiency (Iowa)        

Just a curiosity question. smile 


For those who have done cabinet swaps between machines, such as when changing between colors, or upgrading the exterior cosmetics of a higher-spec machine using a better condition outer shell of a lower-spec machine, what have you typically done with the riveted ID tags?   


Do you drill out the rivets and pop-rivet the ID plates back onto the original corresponding machines?   Do you write a note in marker on the inside or back panel indicating that it has been swapped?   Keep everything as-is and do nothing?      And do you do something different depending on where the machine is going?  (i.e.: "keeping records" for a machine going to a collector who might care about originality or whether a particular combination of parts was ever produced by the factory.)


Not necessarily asking what should be done, just what you do.   No right or wrong answers. cool  

Post# 913264 , Reply# 1   12/31/2016 at 05:59 (536 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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The only cabinets I've ever switched were DD Whirlpool washers. Those ID plates are held on with plastic "rivets", where you can reuse them.

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