Thread Number: 73680  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
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Post# 972995   12/11/2017 at 11:52 by forevaclevah (Dearborn, MI)        

These came with my house and I am replacing them with modern units. Yes, yes, I know, I should keep them but I wanted a front loading unit that is quieter.

As far as I can tell, they are in excellent condition. The only problem is the washer will leak a little bit of water during every load. This was never a problem for me because it was right next to a floor drain.

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Post# 973035 , Reply# 1   12/11/2017 at 15:14 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set, how much?

Post# 973471 , Reply# 2   12/13/2017 at 13:56 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I personally

Wouldn't trade those for 10 new sets of anything available..LOL You will have no trouble selling them, if I were closer I would buy them in a minute!

Post# 973498 , Reply# 3   12/13/2017 at 16:45 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Front Loader - OH NO!

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You'll be sorry if you get a front timer dial. An average load runs for 60 minutes...way too long. Stick with this'll be glad you did!

Post# 973574 , Reply# 4   12/14/2017 at 02:47 by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

The reality is that a decent modern FL will clean far better than the old Whirlpool TL, even if it doesn't last as long. I'd be inclined to keep the dryer in use, though! I'd probably hang onto them both and put a modern FL alongside them...

Post# 973588 , Reply# 5   12/14/2017 at 07:07 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
1980-2 Whirlpool Pair

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These were real work horses but unfortunately the washer leak is probably an outer tub leak.


A new Speed Queen Front Load washer would be the perfect replacement and would easily last as long as these Whirlpools have, I would also suggest keeping the WP dryer, with the money you will save not buying a new dryer you can afford the extra cost of a real SQ FL washer.


You will be amazed how well the old dryer works alongside a new washer that spins twice as fast as the old WP does.


John L.

Post# 973815 , Reply# 6   12/15/2017 at 14:43 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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still haven't heard a price, must be free................

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