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It's been a while...Lady Kenmore Dryer MOD. 110 88390 710
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Post# 928454   3/23/2017 at 11:56 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I was just minding my business, waiting for the light to change when I spotted it at the curb. Never seen one in person in the toast color, so, yeah, in the truck it went. But wait, there's more, along with the dryer, was a matching Kenmore 24"washer,  the rarer model with the control panel on top. I couldn't fit it in the truck along with the dryer, I had a bunch of other stuff. So I thought, OK, I'll race home, drop of the dryer, come back and pick up the washer. I got back, and some ass had gotten to the washer, removed all the knobs, ripped open the back, took the timer, water pump, did a real hatchet job. Damn, and I was only away 20 minutes. Oh well at least I saved the dryer.

Post# 928455 , Reply# 1   3/23/2017 at 11:58 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Post# 928457 , Reply# 2   3/23/2017 at 12:07 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
I'm guessing 1983-85?

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Post# 928473 , Reply# 3   3/23/2017 at 12:48 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The knobs are definitely not original.

Post# 928474 , Reply# 4   3/23/2017 at 12:59 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well it comes up as April, 1975? or 1985?.....

1975 would match the woodgrain control panel....

yet 1985 would match the color...I would go with this one.....

looks to be in great shape for 32 years old......

Post# 928548 , Reply# 5   3/23/2017 at 18:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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You know Martin, I was a bit confused when I saw the trim, which suggested an older machine, but it was painted toast, that suggests a newer machine. I wonder if this was tinkered with far more than I originally thought. As I mentioned, the knobs are not of this machine. Let's see what it says when I open it up. But I really think this is more like an '85.

Post# 928592 , Reply# 6   3/23/2017 at 21:53 by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        
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This is definitely an 80s model, the first 8 in the model number after the 110. indicates the decade.

This is an '83 model made the 18th week of 1985. The Lady K portables did have all that fake wood on them in this period.

The knobs were a medium brown color, even on those with a white cabinet, and had a chromed center insert.

Good luck with the dryer, it looks lightly used.


Post# 928597 , Reply# 7   3/23/2017 at 22:25 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hey thanks Gordon for the clarification. It does seem to be in good shape, just really dirty as usual. I can imagine the horrors that await when I open it up. I imagine it's going to be a complete tear down, clean up job.

Post# 945813 , Reply# 8   6/29/2017 at 04:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well I am finally getting around to finish this dryer. Ordered a few parts for it. It's already cleaned, motor cleaned and oiled. It's partially reassembled.


Now I need knobs. The knobs that came with it are incorrect and damaged. Sooo, shot in the dark, anyone have any knobs they are willing to part with?


Like these or similar:


LK Knobs

Post# 945823 , Reply# 9   6/29/2017 at 06:15 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You're lucky they replaced the broken knobs with something similar instead of using pliers to turn the shafts.


We had a Magnavox TV that I swear had something evil in the metal tuner shaft  that destroyed the cheap styrene plastic shaft of the tuner dial. We should have bought them by the gross or, if my brother and I were older, figured out a way to reinforce them with metal tubes or fishing line and glue.

Post# 945829 , Reply# 10   6/29/2017 at 06:34 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Louie I am sure I have knobs for this dryer, you and Martin should come down and get them and Martins Resource-Saver Washer.

Post# 945835 , Reply# 11   6/29/2017 at 07:16 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Love the color of the dryer, Louie! Too bad about the washer getting stripped before you could get back for it.

And Gordon, the "model/serial number whisperer" for all things Kenmore, comes through in the clutch once again.

Post# 945850 , Reply# 12   6/29/2017 at 08:32 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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And, boy, do I get your frustration. We toured a house for sale a few months back. They had a matched set of Frigidaire MultiMatic and condensing dryer in the laundry room. Left a note with the selling agent that we'd love to buy them.

Hah - new owners not only weren't willing to sell, they ripped them apart and dragged the pieces out to the driveway to be carted off by the metalman.

I happened to pass by, stopped the car, went over and asked, whether the agent had given them my card and the offer to buy them.

Was told that the agent had, but they had no desire to accommodate a Democrat.




Sometimes you wonder and sometimes, you know. 

Post# 945870 , Reply# 13   6/29/2017 at 12:05 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

How did they know?

Post# 945899 , Reply# 14   6/29/2017 at 16:42 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi John! I'm afraid a drive down to you would not be possible for now. Can you mail them? Be happy to pay. Thanks!

Post# 945900 , Reply# 15   6/29/2017 at 16:43 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I love it too Eugene. I think the color was called "Toast". Wasn't offered long.

Post# 949963 , Reply# 16   7/25/2017 at 10:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Well, it's all done except for one little thing...

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I need a KNOB, well two actually. Anyone?


They look like these:


LK Knobs

Post# 949998 , Reply# 17   7/25/2017 at 12:03 by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Wonderful job you're doing there. As clean as a KDS21 would do!

Post# 950055 , Reply# 18   7/25/2017 at 20:42 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Mark! Now all I need are those knobs!

Post# 950174 , Reply# 19   7/26/2017 at 20:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 950180 , Reply# 20   7/26/2017 at 21:29 by ovrphil (N.Atlanta Georgia )        

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Good lord, it looks new. Nice work, Louis. I love the toast color more than a white for sure.

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