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Post# 992174   4/26/2018 at 07:31 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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We have this exact 3 speed Norge VHQ washer at our museum, I would love to see the TV ad for this machine again where the run around singing, Knock On Any Norge, Hear The Sound Of Silent Quality, It was a fun ad.


John L.

Post# 992180 , Reply# 1   4/26/2018 at 08:52 by appnut (TX)        

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I remember the radio ad and jingle.

Post# 992187 , Reply# 2   4/26/2018 at 09:42 by golittlesport (California)        
Dramatically quiet and smooth?

Hi John, is your VHQ Norge really dramatically quiet like it says in the ad? I can't imagine a Norge humming along like a Maytag. Norge washers were a lot of things, but quiet wasn't one of them.

Post# 992192 , Reply# 3   4/26/2018 at 09:56 by JLM (USA)        

Any Norge washer I have ever witnessed operating of this vintage was quite noisy in all phases of the cycle except the pause after wash or rinse and pumping out the water at the beginning of spin.

Post# 992196 , Reply# 4   4/26/2018 at 10:09 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Quiet!! LOL

About as quiet as those old Hotpoint dishwashers in the 60s that were called , Whisper Clean or something similar, I cant remember exactly, in any event they sounded like a garbage disposal full of pork chop bones! The Norges would, in my opinion, out wash darn near anything, but they were NOT quiet!

Post# 992212 , Reply# 5   4/26/2018 at 13:47 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Norge/Wards weren’t quiet so you knew they were actually doing cleaning the heck out of the clothes! Gotta love those machines!

Post# 992239 , Reply# 6   4/26/2018 at 19:10 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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This dude thinks it was "solid quality".

Post# 992242 , Reply# 7   4/26/2018 at 19:32 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Well, this dude could have saved me a lot of time, because I searched and searched this morning, channeling Lauderess who would have done better. Guess the old VHQ ad is not to be found. Is this Brad Ross? I'm betting it is!

I found this not too loud Norge, but they may have muffled it because I know the earlier vintages were loud. Later ones, though, not so much.
I had an 80's Norge 20, that sounded most pleasant--powerful but not loud.


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