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Post# 961523   10/9/2017 at 14:34 by brucelucenta ()        

A mid 70's almost BOL GE set. These were pretty good machines for the era. This set was fairly plain though.




Post# 961525 , Reply# 1   10/9/2017 at 14:43 by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Agitator

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That POD machine was still the three-straight-veined agitator, right?

Malcolm


Post# 961527 , Reply# 2   10/9/2017 at 15:00 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Yes, they had the plain straight 3 vane agitator.

Post# 961534 , Reply# 3   10/9/2017 at 15:34 by agiflow2 ()        

I remember a friends mother back in the early 80s had a GE washer just like this one and it had a black 3 straight vane agitator. I actually like the minimalist look of these GE washers. Rather handsome machines.

Post# 961535 , Reply# 4   10/9/2017 at 15:51 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
I'd like to report a missing sock

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Oddly enough. We had both of those same appliances in the same color but at completely different times. My dad (he had a repair business) got the dryer for my partner and I when we lived in a flat off Castro in SF. Built in the 1930's there really never was a spot for a dryer, just a washer in the service porch. I made a gas connection from the adjacent water heater and fashioned a vent to the window. The landlord, a pilot for Pan Am loved us  mainly because we refurbished the entire place ourselves after it had been left as a pig sty from the previous tenant (think countless grease hand prints above the beds and a room painted completely black including the window glass). He was totally cool with my dryer installation. Having a dryer in an old SF flat was pure luxury.

 

We had the same washer when we moved to a swanky duplex (rented) in Saratoga next to San Jose. I remember seeing so many GE washers come in as trades that all shared a common problem...the outer tub was full of water due to a sock in the pump. GE's of this vintage were famous for that. The duplex had carpet just about everywhere including the long hallway and bedrooms. The laundry was located in a hall closet with folding doors. One day the GE curse hit...a sock escaped over the top. The result was a flooded hallway and partially flooded bedrooms. It was a mess to clean up. Many years earlier I remember the service department guys telling me stories about these machines causing floods. One guy in particular said "what would you expect from a machine that's got a cardboard back?" Yes, I know there are many people who love their GE's. It's just something I remember.





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