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Vintage "New" Kenmore Dishwasher
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Post# 980194   1/28/2018 at 05:21 by Chachp (Conway, AR)        

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This has to be a joke or someone who just put one too many zeros in their Auction starting price.  Good luck getting $500 let alone $5K.

 

 



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Post# 980263 , Reply# 1   1/28/2018 at 14:52 by appnut (TX)        

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This model has the exact same buttons as the model that was in my new house bought July, 1980.  Mine didn't have 3rd level wash; had those dish loops in the bottom rack; forced air drying.  I'd say this is like a 1982 to 1984 model. 


Post# 980273 , Reply# 2   1/28/2018 at 16:28 by Imperial70 (******)        

according to a google search that machine was manufactured by DM(Frigidaire) (The frigidaire was in parentheses.)


Post# 980274 , Reply# 3   1/28/2018 at 16:30 by peteski50 (New York)        
Kenmore D&M!

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This is actually a late 80s or early 90s models. All the early 80s had a porcelain tub and metal wash arms! These later models were actually garbage quality compared to the earlier ones!

Post# 980315 , Reply# 4   1/28/2018 at 20:23 by chetlaham (United States)        

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How long will this last if installed today?

Post# 980328 , Reply# 5   1/29/2018 at 00:57 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
D&M Pile of $hit

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Only worth scrap value at best or around $50 tops. These units can and will produce very clean dishes. But usually for a short time until they fail catastrophically. Often causing a flood or electrical fire.
WK78


Post# 980485 , Reply# 6   1/29/2018 at 18:56 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
October 1988 Build Date

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By the serial #, these DWs do a fair job washing and a POOR job drying, it could last up to 300-1000 loads if you are lucky before you have serious problems, it would be good for a museum of appliances that ruined American manufacturing.

 

John L.





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