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Portable Lady Kenmore Dishwasher(Coppertone) - $50 (Niles, Mi)
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Post# 949499   7/22/2017 at 22:21 (360 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 949511 , Reply# 1   7/22/2017 at 23:18 (360 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I had the same model but painted in harvest gold, washed everything perfect. You just had to set a timer for 22 minutes on normal and hit cancel drain, open, spin the roto rack and take everything out, once you could touch it. With mine, the door spring broke and the 2 screws at the bottom of the door dug into the bottom porcelain and ruined the tub.

Post# 949513 , Reply# 2   7/22/2017 at 23:24 (360 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Door spring failure

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That's too bad - how long did you own this before it failed? Not that I'm buying, but it would suggest inspecting the spring and replacing. A metal spring failure reminds me of Chinese metal...and that wouldn't be the case here. I wonder if this was an exception to this unit's faulty points?

Post# 949515 , Reply# 3   7/22/2017 at 23:32 (360 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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No Phil, I bought it new in 1973 and used it as a portable until 1983 when I built it in and the spring sprung about 1990 and the leaks started. I should have been more aware and fixed it right away, but too late now.

Post# 949518 , Reply# 4   7/22/2017 at 23:48 (360 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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It's always "if only". I'm glad you had a lot of use from it, though, Tim. Thanks.

Post# 949554 , Reply# 5   7/23/2017 at 03:09 (360 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Phil, Very interesting that the Tag on Staten Island and this Lady have 8 pushbuttons and no dial, the Tag reminding me of the 906 clothes washer. Alluring and mysterious. Nice finds. Thanks. Got a kick out of wife's "Why can't you find anything like that [NIB Kenmores]?" Pretty funny.

Tim, so you were skipping a few water changes, or just the dry cycle? Any other cool thing about this machine?

Post# 949555 , Reply# 6   7/23/2017 at 03:11 (360 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Post# 949582 , Reply# 7   7/23/2017 at 08:56 (360 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
mickeyd -

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Thanks for noting those details. The TAG possesses clean lines (McCobb might approve)that I liked, too. The question about the TAG is - after sitting all those years, do you replace anyting from age? It's not like a car sitting for years, I guess? Yeah, no dial - again, I like a dial, but the clean lines on the Lady were a bit of a surprise to me, too.

No NIB finds and still married, lol ( The Battle Hymn of the Republic and Appliances overshadows... "my eyes have (not seen) the glory of the coming of NIB appliances..."

Yes! " magical and alluring" !

Post# 949602 , Reply# 8   7/23/2017 at 10:03 (360 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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This model only had a 12 or 22 minute heated dry, no air dry. Normal cycle took 22 minutes and I skipped the dry cycle.

Post# 949806 , Reply# 9   7/24/2017 at 11:14 (359 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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If Karma is the order of the day, Phil, you've got a boat load of NIB's coming your way. What is your dream NIB?

AND-hahaha--me thought the 12 or 26 was wash time. Love being dumb.

Post# 949839 , Reply# 10   7/24/2017 at 15:08 (358 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Michael - NIB Dream list? It would be anything Kitchenmaid, Frigidaire, and GE, in general..but I've never made a list. Has anyone ever found NIB ABC, APEX, THOR (washers and dryer I'm talking here), or Blackstones?

I'll need to make a list and if anyone is surprised that I haven't, it includes me.

Ha! I nearly fell for the same thing ,thinking, "DAMN our dishwasher runs for over an hour here, what's up with that? lol!

Post# 949917 , Reply# 11   7/25/2017 at 01:21 (358 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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There is a Blackstone TOL Conventional, aka, wringer washer with a spray rinsing wringer powered by a valve with a control switch that allows FILL or RINSE, something people like me dreamt about but never thought existed , but it does--or DID--exist. It was featured in a POD, once (or an emporium choice), but I haven't seen it since.

Equally stunning is a Sears catalog offering of a spray rinsing Visit-matic wringer, which, like the Blackstone, has yet to be seen LIVE, as opposed to pictorially; those are a few of mine. These are insane, exquisitely tweaked machines engineered by a total washer lover, just like everyone here, the stuff of little washer boys dreams. If one of these ever turned up, I would actually go berserk with joy, shrieking with delight and dancing with abandon.

Post# 950048 , Reply# 12   7/25/2017 at 18:52 (357 days old) by toploadloyalist (San Luis Obispo, CA)        

That particular model was dubbed "The Freedom Maker", and of course labeled as "Sears Best".

Post# 950172 , Reply# 13   7/26/2017 at 20:36 (356 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
The Cure

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Mickeyd - there you have it, who needs anything else in life if you have "The Freedom Maker".
...had a good giggle at your most serious comment. I guess I'm not quite a washer freak, but love watching the tub fill and the agitator move..and no wash needed to get me interested. No suds..which all sounds souless or pointless, but at least I admitted the secret...maybe one day:

".....shrieking with delight and dancing with abandon"

My mom's had a wringer - mid to late 50's (I was the "little" assistant). Where would this spray rinse feature be installed...above the roller, mounted to the side? Would it have a rotating nozzle for spray and an alternate "fill" position. Interesting.

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