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Make and date of this dishwasher?
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Post# 946122   6/30/2017 at 21:36 (297 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Can anyone identify the brand and date of this dishwasher? And the rest of the kitchen? It has a Hotpoint like control panel, but the decal seems to be something else.

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Post# 946123 , Reply# 1   6/30/2017 at 21:51 (297 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

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Magic Chef?

Post# 946125 , Reply# 2   6/30/2017 at 22:00 (297 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I agree.  Definitely a GE-based product, but if you look closely at the options/cycles buttons, they're staggered - just the way Magic Chef did them.



Post# 946128 , Reply# 3   6/30/2017 at 22:16 (297 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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IIRC, these had pretty, light green racks in them. Different than the standard GE colors. This was probably TOL for Magic Chef at the time, mid-late Almond 80's. I bought a Hotpoint around this time with similar button sets. There is a switch to the right of the timer, not sure what function they would have given that. Might have also had more deluxe upper rack.

The dishwasher, MC range and GE SpaceMaker micro-hood are all likely original to the kitchen.

Post# 946136 , Reply# 4   6/30/2017 at 22:39 (297 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Awesome info thus far!

Which store sold under the name Magic Chef? And this is a perma-tuff tank, right?

Post# 946144 , Reply# 5   6/30/2017 at 23:18 (297 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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and the ubiquitous 80's Euro style cabinets.. Just about every new house had those back in the day.  

Post# 946147 , Reply# 6   6/30/2017 at 23:35 (297 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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It looks very much like a higher end version of the GE builder grade dishwasher that came with our first condo in 1987. I was a very good dishwasher as I recall, no problems with it in the 7 years we lived in the house.

Post# 946154 , Reply# 7   7/1/2017 at 00:20 (297 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Anyone have an up-close of a similar magic chef?

And yahhh, those cabinets arent my most favorite. I prefer solid wood.

Post# 946196 , Reply# 8   7/1/2017 at 09:41 (296 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
might be one of these?

Magic Chef even offered a digital model

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Post# 946197 , Reply# 9   7/1/2017 at 09:42 (296 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
All GE

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Post# 946199 , Reply# 10   7/1/2017 at 09:45 (296 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
turned the page

and saw this one. More likely the one.

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Post# 946204 , Reply# 11   7/1/2017 at 11:18 (296 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Love the before and after of the pan.

Post# 946263 , Reply# 12   7/1/2017 at 20:30 (296 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Thanks everyone :)

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Magic Chef it is then. Never knew these existed before the 90s, its nice to know that another brand used to be around.

Could I date this as an early 80s model?

Post# 946269 , Reply# 13   7/1/2017 at 21:33 (296 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Magic Chef!

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This model is actually a 1988 model from the brochure!
I have the same brochure!

Post# 946279 , Reply# 14   7/1/2017 at 23:52 (296 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Pic isn't loading for me :(

Post# 946312 , Reply# 15   7/2/2017 at 04:09 (296 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

Definitely Magic Chef

My sister had this model in her vacation house.

Post# 946387 , Reply# 16   7/2/2017 at 17:44 (295 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Looks exactly like the GE Produced Tappan the new house I built fall 1984/spring 1985.  Cycle buttons were heavy, normal, light. The next two buttons were water heat boost on or off.  The rocker switch to the right of the timer dial was heated/cool dry.  On mine temp boost on lengthened the main wash by 12-15 minutes and the final rinse by about 5 minutes. 

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