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Post# 964847   10/29/2017 at 16:50 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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The three buttons to the right of the dial are throwing me off.  Could it be an early A806, or is it a suds saver?


I didn't post in SS because I'm just curious, and I doubt there's any interest from locals even at $65.



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Post# 964852 , Reply# 1   10/29/2017 at 16:59 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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three buttons....PermPress, Normal, Gentle...

basically one cycle, but ran a program.....pre-selected speeds by the button pushed... wash, slow spin....don't know if the Cool Down was added in wash, fast spin

Gentle........slow wash, slow spin

Post# 964854 , Reply# 2   10/29/2017 at 17:07 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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this is a closeup of Mike/Electronicontrl's 1968 806 machine....complete with SudsSaver....

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Post# 964855 , Reply# 3   10/29/2017 at 17:11 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks --


So the four buttons on the right are for load size, indicating the larger tub, correct?  Would this machine be like a 406/7 then, or an early 606?


If they had added one more button labeled "Bulky Items" that did a slow wash and fast spin, it would rival an 806.  I could manage with the pre-set rinse temps.

Post# 964859 , Reply# 4   10/29/2017 at 17:19 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well if anything, very close to a 606.....always liked the pilot light...

and yes, the largest capacity.....

note on the one you posted, one side was a full cycle, the other was a long Automatic Soak

as on Mike's, one cycle, suds return, pre-wash and an auto-soak......

never understood why they put the pre-wash before the soak....instead of two separate items, it could have been incorporated....Soak, and then pre-wash near the end of that cycle.....or as most did, Pre-Wash was part of the normal cycles Rinse/Spin.....

as on mine, when in Suds Return, the timer doesn't move...

Post# 964871 , Reply# 5   10/29/2017 at 18:47 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Seems like the subject machine isn't a model we commonly see. 


There are more variations to the CD machines than I thought!

Post# 964878 , Reply# 6   10/29/2017 at 19:41 by appnut (TX)        

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This is a fabric-matic 407/408.  Extended soak and wash cycles. 

Post# 964901 , Reply# 7   10/29/2017 at 21:20 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks Bob.

Post# 964923 , Reply# 8   10/29/2017 at 23:28 by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

With the 3 temperature options, I would say that is an A407.

Post# 964928 , Reply# 9   10/30/2017 at 00:58 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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What's the solid section on the timer dial at 11:00?

Post# 964938 , Reply# 10   10/30/2017 at 05:21 by appnut (TX)        
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Post# 964999 , Reply# 11   10/30/2017 at 13:12 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks again Bob.  It looks like a larger "OFF" zone on the 407 dial than on the pictured 806.  I swear I'm having more senior moments lately, considering the 806 picture should have provided a big hint.

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