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Vintage Kenmore Washing Machine & Dryer In Cleveland
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Post# 953053   8/16/2017 at 04:04 (307 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Looks to be a suds saver washer, no?


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Post# 953056 , Reply# 1   8/16/2017 at 04:49 (307 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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My Aunt had that exact machine. Love that Roto Swirl

Post# 953057 , Reply# 2   8/16/2017 at 05:00 (307 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Interesting, the dryer says "Lady Kenmore" and the washer does not.

Post# 953070 , Reply# 3   8/16/2017 at 09:31 (307 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes the washer is the a suds-saver model. Odd that they bought an 800 series 1957 Kenmore washer in white with a Lady Kenmore (900 series) dryer in pink. The washer is one step down from the LK.

I found that exact washer never used nearly a decade ago...

Never Used 1957 Kenmore Washer

Post# 953091 , Reply# 4   8/16/2017 at 12:39 (307 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Machines are located in Summerville, PA. Dryer is gas. If that weren't a five hour drive away Id really like to have that washer. Been keeping my eyes open for a WP/Kenmore of that vintage.

Post# 953106 , Reply# 5   8/16/2017 at 15:20 (306 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
1957 Kenmore washer

I have that washer I found it at the Winchester dump the score of the century at the time.

Post# 953108 , Reply# 6   8/16/2017 at 15:26 (306 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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Only five hours?

Post# 953113 , Reply# 7   8/16/2017 at 16:14 (306 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Im not too keen on driving 10+ hours total.

Post# 953127 , Reply# 8   8/16/2017 at 17:39 (306 days old) by realvanman (Southern California)        

Seller says Sears mistakenly sent the wrong dryer when his parents bought the set.

LOVE those ORIGINAL motors!

Post# 953131 , Reply# 9   8/16/2017 at 17:46 (306 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I can understand them not contacting Sears to return the incorrect pink dryer for one in white considering they would have had to haul it back to the train station. And then bring the correct white one home again when that arrived.

Post# 953132 , Reply# 10   8/16/2017 at 17:56 (306 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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For $200.00, or maybe less, and a set I've been looking for, I could psych myself up for the drive.

Post# 953136 , Reply# 11   8/16/2017 at 18:34 (306 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean 1986 YouTube. )        

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Awsome Kenmore! That is a very nice 1957 Kenmore washer and dryer! It is interesting how the dryer has a 37,000 BTU burner, while most gas dryers have only a 22,000 BTU burner, but it must dry fast if it has that much of a powerful burner! The room heater option is interesting, but it would not be wise to exhaust a gas dryer indoors!

Post# 953138 , Reply# 12   8/16/2017 at 18:41 (306 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
37,000 BTU burner

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With many top loading washing machines then having poor extraction (final spin speed), that and or housewives were still using wringer washers, you needed all the heat you could get to dry things I shouldn't wonder.

Consider also fabrics were still lots of heavy cottons and so forth in the 1950's. Again you'd want lots of heat to get things dry quickly.

Post# 953140 , Reply# 13   8/16/2017 at 18:47 (306 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
If only it were still possible to have small freight

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Hauled by train, that would solve so many problems! *LOL*

IIRC Greyhound or one of the bus companies still overs such a service.

Post# 953149 , Reply# 14   8/16/2017 at 20:06 (306 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Seller seems like a pretty reasonable fellow

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Am willing to bet if someone approached him properly a deal could be worked out to meet at a certain halfway point.

While adverts mention the seller is willing to deliver within a certain radius, don't think a five hour trip each way is on his bucket list. However a drop off point (maybe another member?) or meet-up might work.

Seller seems to know what he has and is more concerned about things going to a "good home", than making some sort of killing. His reasonable prices speak to that; I mean he's not one of those offering some clapped and rusted out heap for $$$$.

Post# 953161 , Reply# 15   8/16/2017 at 23:36 (306 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean 1986 YouTube. )        

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$200.00 is reasonable for a washer and dryer from the 1950's. I wish I could get that Kenmore washer and dryer, but I live in SoCal. I have always liked how Whirlpool and Kenmore had the lint filter on top. These old dryers use belts and pulleys, but that might explain why they were quiet. I have a Lady Kenmore Portable Dryer that does a good job drying, and worked just as well as a full size dryer.

Post# 953174 , Reply# 16   8/17/2017 at 05:12 (306 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Kenny, ease on down the road to get these!!!

Post# 953183 , Reply# 17   8/17/2017 at 07:01 (306 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
1957 Kenmores

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These would make a good project for someone, but they need a lot of work.


The 57 LKM gas dryer is fast, but these machines are anything but quiet but in operation.


I would go after the dryer if it were white as I need a donor machine to convert our 1959 LKM dryer to gas and the cabinets are the same on the LKMs from 1957-1960.

Post# 953246 , Reply# 18   8/17/2017 at 14:35 (305 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I want at least the washer. I already have the dryer, but I'd be willing to get both. Anyone in the area be willing to get them for me and hold them until I can arrange shipping to Phoenix?

Post# 953282 , Reply# 19   8/17/2017 at 17:44 (305 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean 1986 YouTube. )        

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My Kenmore Ironer would go with this set perfectly!

Post# 953621 , Reply# 20   8/19/2017 at 18:02 (303 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
57 Kenmore Washer

I contacted the seller about the washer as I would have bought that as the control panel on mine got cracked by our idiot oil burnerman but he said it was sold.That is an awesome washer I absolutely love mine it has a tublite and panel light and makes lots of cool sounds.It also has the waterfall filter I loved from my youth,I remember us kids gathering around that and watching it for hours.Simple pleasures of the world before machines and it turned to sh**. At some point I am going to give it a complete restore and use my new centerpost bearing puller the last one in the country.

Post# 954641 , Reply# 21   8/26/2017 at 15:52 (296 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Well, the tub light in the washer sounds great, but is the washer white and dryer pink? Love the dryer.

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