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Post# 985975   3/9/2018 at 21:37 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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What year / model might this be?

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Post# 985984 , Reply# 1   3/9/2018 at 21:53 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It's one of the "Match All" models. If it's an early one, it has a timer, soft heat and a perforated drum back. If it's later, it could have the solid bulkhead at the back of the drum and electronic auto dry which is great. I have the gas soft heat with 37.5K BTU burner and timed dry which is very fast since John put felt seals behind the drum to keep the hot air from going behind the drum instead of through the drum. The electric model which is now in the Museum has the electric version of soft heat and it is also very fast because of the more efficient solid bulkhead drum and the double element electric soft heat only cycles the large heating element while keeping the 1400 watt heater on so the heat stays up instead of dropping so much before the big element cycles back on and then, as the load dries, it has only the 1400 watts of heat before going into cool down so it is the soft heat principle. Wonderful dryers, both of them.

Post# 987425 , Reply# 2   3/20/2018 at 14:59 by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
I have the owners manual for this dryer...

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and it is a time cycle dryer from about 1967 if memory serves. If you like I can dig out the manual and scan the page that shows the controls. PAT COFFEY

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