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1980's GE Filter-flo and 70's Americana Dryer
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Post# 943135   6/11/2017 at 23:39 (371 days old) by jons1077 (Portland, OR)        

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Nothing terribly special but for $50 I picked up this MOL GE Filter-flo mainly to harvest parts for my 1976 Dispenall. It just so happened to be paired with the matching dryer to the Dispensall, extra large capacity Americans dryer. the panel looks great. Haven't tested these yet but they were both being used until today. I'll be giving the dryer a good cleaning and maybe a paint job eventually. The washer should be good for parts, especially motor, tranny and clutch. The tub and clothes guard match the Disoensal as well. Not a bad deal!

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Post# 943212 , Reply# 1   6/12/2017 at 17:11 (370 days old) by jons1077 (Portland, OR)        
Edison's learned this time...

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Agi-tamers have been out of production since 1994. I sure coulda used one!

Seems like there's always at least a 1/3 chance that a tub bolt breaks off. I hate that! Time to get a screw extractor and hopefully save this one. The transmission looks really good and no leaks.

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Post# 943213 , Reply# 2   6/12/2017 at 17:27 (370 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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nice score!.....a spare parts machine never hurts to have....

I have that exact washer....

Post# 943231 , Reply# 3   6/12/2017 at 20:17 (370 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Jon, nice you could stumble upon a matching dryer to the washer you already have.  I'd like to see pics once you get them together. 

Post# 943246 , Reply# 4   6/12/2017 at 23:53 (370 days old) by jons1077 (Portland, OR)        

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Definitely pics to come. I'm still unable to free the broken tub bolt from the tub hub so not sure how I'm gonna manage that. I have a new hub I suppose I could attempt to replace. Unfortunately I don't have any manual that help me with GE tranny work. It'll be "learn as I go". Once the tranny is installed then the Dispensall will be usable.

Post# 943260 , Reply# 5   6/13/2017 at 06:00 (370 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Good for you. It just takes time. Oil, vibration and heat, oil, vibration and heat. Eventually you can break them free.
Good luck!

Post# 943688 , Reply# 6   6/16/2017 at 01:03 (367 days old) by jons1077 (Portland, OR)        
I am stuck

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Have this perfectly good transmission and it's essentially worthless because of one tub bolt. I drilled it and used an extractor and the extractor broke off inside it. I cannot penetrate the extractor. I have a spare tub mount but I don't even know how to get this old one apart. No manual I can find discusses the breakdown of the transmission. So frustrating...

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