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Vintage 70s Kenmore portable Dishwasher with YELLOW racks!
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Post# 950727   7/30/2017 at 01:10 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Ad says never used. Looks it. Butcher block top portable with bright yellow racks. Surely someone up here would go ape for this. Located in Summerlin (by Las Vegas) NV. $90

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Post# 950730 , Reply# 1   7/30/2017 at 01:52 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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The yellow racks are for use outdoors, doesn't attract bugs.

Also work better in the fog than regular racks...less glare.

Post# 950762 , Reply# 2   7/30/2017 at 09:22 by appnut (TX)        

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I'd say 1982-1984. 

Post# 950774 , Reply# 3   7/30/2017 at 10:54 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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That is probably a pretty good dishwasher. Hope someone gets it makes use of it. Excellent price, if it is really in as good a shape as they claim.

Post# 951250 , Reply# 4   8/2/2017 at 08:54 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

At least the yellow lower rack is the bed of nails design and not that horrible rack with the triangular dividers that made loading things other than plates difficult. I know that if you used the heated wash option, this machine would turn out clean dishes and the large wash arm under the upper rack gave good results even when the lower rack was full of water-blocking items.

Post# 951282 , Reply# 5   8/2/2017 at 12:01 by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        
We'll See?

I have sent an offer to the seller. We'll see what happens. I don't mind paying for shipping as for me, it's worth it. Not sure why, but I've always had a thing for Kenmore dws of this vintage. Yes, I've heard all the negative feedback about D&M built products, but as a kid, recall all the roto racks and the earlier square upper rack models washing results being very good. My Mom used a roto rack top load model bought used, for many years with no problems. It was "overloaded" daily with plates and other dishes, then bowls and large pans placed over the smaller items but everything was clean every time.

Post# 951293 , Reply# 6   8/2/2017 at 12:38 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I wish you success!

Post# 951410 , Reply# 7   8/3/2017 at 09:41 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I have to admit that's a very attractive dishwasher. I really like the combination of yellow or harvest gold with black trim and wood grain. I miss all the wood accents manufacturers used to put on things like appliances and car interiors.


Allen, you have a knack for spotting nice stuff. Stay out of Tiffany's. wink

Post# 951750 , Reply# 8   8/5/2017 at 21:18 by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        
No response?

Oh well, no reply.

Thanks Tom!

Maybe something will develop.


Post# 951798 , Reply# 9   8/6/2017 at 06:02 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I'd like to think that yellow is the orig. color & not discoloration from those years of use...

-- Dave

Post# 951812 , Reply# 10   8/6/2017 at 08:08 by appnut (TX)        

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Taht's what the racks looked like when new, same yellow.

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