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Post# 941509   6/2/2017 at 22:33 (193 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Hey everyone,
This washer/dryer combo is for sale locally. From the condition in the pics does this look worth buying for $100 or should I walk on?


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Post# 941510 , Reply# 1   6/2/2017 at 22:40 (193 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
I'm sure it needs work...

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But an intriguing machine nonetheless...I'm no expert in restoring combo machines, but for $100 I would save it if I were in Louisiana!

Post# 941512 , Reply# 2   6/2/2017 at 22:54 (193 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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These are unique machines and quite frankly, pretty rare. It's my understanding they can be a handful to restore, and are not very reliable, but for $100 I would certainly get it.  John (Combo52) can certainly tell you all about them.


Post# 941516 , Reply# 3   6/2/2017 at 23:29 (193 days old) by RevvinKevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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Looks like a 1964 or 1965.  I used to have a 1961.  Find out if they know if it worked or not and how long it's been sitting. 

 

It's a condensing dryer and uses cold water while drying (about 30 gallons an hour).  Great splashy wash, does a great job washing, but has no suspension and spins about 225 rpm.   If you have any interest in W/D combos, I'd say grab it, especially of you can talk them down on the price.

 

Kevin





Post# 941554 , Reply# 4   6/3/2017 at 06:43 (193 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Very specialized belts, seals, and other part are rare!

Post# 941560 , Reply# 5   6/3/2017 at 08:13 (193 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

And if you plan to use it, have something like a SpinX or even another washer in which to spin the load before drying.


Post# 941872 , Reply# 6   6/5/2017 at 10:11 (191 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
GE Combo.

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That one's likely worth it. It has the older control panel and the price seems to be reasonable.

Dave


Post# 941876 , Reply# 7   6/5/2017 at 10:49 (191 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Mid 60s GE Combo

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Cool Machine, but unfortunately it has been stored in a very damp environment for a LONG time, all the pulleys are either uncoated steel or pot-metal in these machines and I am sure they are not in good condition.

I would probably go look at it if you are interested in the machine, if they will not come down in price take a 5/16" nut driver with you and take the back panel off [ only four screws ] and see what the condition of the metal parts are etc.


Post# 941984 , Reply# 8   6/5/2017 at 22:28 (190 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

The guy said it works fine not sure how much I trust him on that. If someone could use parts off of it I will pick it up.

Post# 942016 , Reply# 9   6/6/2017 at 06:11 (190 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Mid 60s GE Combo

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The guy said it works fine, Yes I think you should ask him to run a load through it, LOL.





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