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PINK whirlpool washer and dryer
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Post# 208348   5/5/2007 at 12:34 (4,157 days old) by thaomein ()        

I've just moved into a custom built home from the 1950's, these appliances came with it! It's immaculately kept, everything works!




Post# 208351 , Reply# 1   5/5/2007 at 12:41 (4,157 days old) by washendry (pinconning,mich)        

WOW!!! And a matching Sudsaver too..
Looks Great

Post# 208353 , Reply# 2   5/5/2007 at 12:45 (4,157 days old) by thaomein ()        
PINK wahser dryer

I live in Denver, CO. I would like to keep these items for a month or so, but I would love for someone to give them a good home! Let me know, I have a pink oven, fridge, dishwasher... all immaculately kept!


Post# 208354 , Reply# 3   5/5/2007 at 13:16 (4,157 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Wow those are just beautiful and they look like they are in Mint condition!

Post# 208358 , Reply# 4   5/5/2007 at 13:37 (4,157 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Oh good grief!!!

Post# 208359 , Reply# 5   5/5/2007 at 13:51 (4,157 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

You won't find anything much better new....

These are gems. Gems.


Post# 208361 , Reply# 6   5/5/2007 at 14:17 (4,157 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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O M G!

I sent the pics to Brenda. She's having a conniption fit.

Post# 208362 , Reply# 7   5/5/2007 at 14:25 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Good Lord Jesus God Almighty....have mercy on us.

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Is there really a suds-return ?

They look brand new and they're breath-taking.

Guessing mid-to-late sixties, so they're 40 years old, looking better than most humans of that age. Tickle, tickle.

Post# 208363 , Reply# 8   5/5/2007 at 14:28 (4,157 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I'm gonna make a guess at 1964. The model numbers would tell for sure.

Post# 208364 , Reply# 9   5/5/2007 at 14:47 (4,157 days old) by thaomein ()        
PINK appliances

Please checkout my myspace page for photos of ALL the appliances. I LOVE all items, but my husband and I want modern appliances (blasphemous I know!). We JUST bought this house, I found this site and I'm grateful that there are fans of these appliances!


Post# 208368 , Reply# 10   5/5/2007 at 14:58 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Interesting machines, and definitely well-maintained! The washer is a 3-speed with the Super Wash option; the original Surgilator appears to have been replaced at some point with a harvest-gold straight-vane.

Post# 208373 , Reply# 11   5/5/2007 at 15:43 (4,157 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Beth Ann!!!

Where's Beth Ann?? An all-pink kitchen is worth renting a U-haul and driving to Denver. Window in the dryer!!! Woohoo!!!

Post# 208381 , Reply# 12   5/5/2007 at 18:13 (4,157 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Not usually a Whirlpool fan,

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but those machines are fabulous! and a window in the dryer! Love to see some pictures of the inside of the washer.

Post# 208389 , Reply# 13   5/5/2007 at 18:36 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
You know, of course, that that's the original Surgi-cap,

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Wouldn't that be the bomb.

WHO............ HAS............ A ..........ROTOFLEX?

Please reveal yourself as the most sought after Saturday night date in the nation.

Thank You,

Guess Who

Post# 208392 , Reply# 14   5/5/2007 at 18:48 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

That's not a Roto-Flex but a straight-vane. A Roto-Flex does not have a ribbed column like this one.

I want one of these in the worst way. At the Convention (nearly) 2 years ago, there were a couple of Roto-Flexes up for grabs in the agitator garden...but I didn't know at the time they were for giving away. By the time I saw the pile, most all of them were claimed, so I grabbed a Westinghouse 2-piece deep ramp instead.

Wasn't the Roto-Flex offered for the 1965 model year LK only?

Post# 208393 , Reply# 15   5/5/2007 at 18:52 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Here are the pictures posted on the MySpace page, and since probably not everyone is signed up there I figured I would post them here. First up, the washer timer detail:

Post# 208394 , Reply# 16   5/5/2007 at 18:53 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Lid open

Post# 208395 , Reply# 17   5/5/2007 at 18:53 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Interior. Original Surgilator cap, but a replacement straight-vane agitator. It appears this washer is late enough to have the splined agitator shaft vs. the hex drive.

Post# 208396 , Reply# 18   5/5/2007 at 18:54 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Dryer panel

Post# 208397 , Reply# 19   5/5/2007 at 18:54 (4,157 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

And don't forget the Sears Homart sink next to the laundry pair!

Post# 208398 , Reply# 20   5/5/2007 at 18:55 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Dryer timer detail, and look, 2 speeds!

Post# 208399 , Reply# 21   5/5/2007 at 18:55 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Dryer interior

Post# 208403 , Reply# 22   5/5/2007 at 18:59 (4,157 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Amazing apps!

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I still have a Roto-Flex agitator - they weren't ALL up for grabs ;-)

Post# 208406 , Reply# 23   5/5/2007 at 19:06 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Fabulous work, Austin--Thank you so much

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This so reminds me of a Lady Kenmore, and you figure WP had to have, at some point, the LK equivalent; this must be it, even down to the manual button on the dial=cancel. How exciting. Is there any way to get a close-up of the lid so we can see what the ten buttons signify?

I've only seen one Roto-flex in my life and had no clue it would be as powerful as is revealed in the rinse agitation video from our brother in Brazil.

What a nice Saturday night treat.

You rock, Austin.

Post# 208411 , Reply# 24   5/5/2007 at 19:17 (4,157 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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WOAH - Get a load of these! Thanks for pulling the photos from Myspace Austin. What an awesome set - and I might add, what a cool house that they are in! I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like. If you guys don't mind me asking - how often did Whirlpool put a window in the dryer door?

What a set for the first weekend in May!


Post# 208412 , Reply# 25   5/5/2007 at 19:22 (4,157 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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I believe this is the model that I saw in John Lefever's warehouse, which was an LMA, which would be 1964. That's also not the original knob on the washer's timer.

Austin ... remember what I mentioned to you in an e-mail a few days ago about a dryer with window door .... ?

Post# 208413 , Reply# 26   5/5/2007 at 19:24 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Hey Ben

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My Aunt Marge had a beautiful mid-sixties Whirlpool dryer in her kitchen with a stunning, large window in the door; it looked like a front loading washer.

She's the wonderful woman who weaned me on her Easy Spin.

Post# 208414 , Reply# 27   5/5/2007 at 19:24 (4,157 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Yes...and I wonder if it's an identical model? ;-)

Post# 208416 , Reply# 28   5/5/2007 at 19:29 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Could be

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Marge's was white, had the same style panel in blue and far fewer buttons.

HEY BUDDY go find out how to blow up the lid so we can spy on the key for the buttons.

Post# 208417 , Reply# 29   5/5/2007 at 19:39 (4,157 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        
Oops, Sorry Glenn, didn't see you

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By the way, your work on the Calypso a month ago was absolutely stunning. Busy, I never got to post. The colors the water the stainless steel the giant wide jets the sheer power of the machine left me gasping. I had never seen one in operation. Egads! what a marvel. Thank You DOODADS.

Post# 208425 , Reply# 30   5/5/2007 at 20:16 (4,157 days old) by bethann (Indianapolis)        
Holy crap!

Is that the Cat's Meow or what?

Mother Load to say the least!

I've got the whole Pank kitchen downstairs aready. Where in the hell would I put this? Three is pushing a divorce! LOL!
OK, I won't fib, I have another place but, when that happens it will be Sherwood green.
It sure is beautiful, I hope all of it find a wonderful home!

BTW, What kind of fridge and oven? If there are pic's on my space I don't have it either.

Post# 208462 , Reply# 31   5/5/2007 at 22:06 (4,157 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Fantastic!!! These machines are all just beautiful. Did you notice how clean the dspensers were?? I sure hope someone gets these.

Post# 208497 , Reply# 32   5/6/2007 at 02:53 (4,156 days old) by todde ()        

Very interesting timer on the washer. usually, Whirlpool timers are so simple, this one looks very upscale. Does anyone know what the numbers signify?

Post# 208528 , Reply# 33   5/6/2007 at 10:17 (4,156 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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1 Superwash for Cottons
2. Cottons & Linens White
3 Cottons & Lineens Color
4 Cold Water Wash
5-6 are Delicate cycles (can't quite make out specific names)
7 Washable woolens, blankets
8 Super WAsh Wash'n'Wear
9. Wash'n'Wear studry constructed, eavy soil
10 Wash'n'Wear synthetic, delicate construction

Post# 208539 , Reply# 34   5/6/2007 at 11:51 (4,156 days old) by repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        


I never saw a "progammed cycle" Whirlpool before.

I would assume that the timer stops in the correct place according to the button that you press. But what is the "MANUAL" part of the timer for ?

It always seemed to me that some of Whirlpool 1960's styling was a little backwards. This '64 looks a little more modern than say a '67. The '64 has plastic knobs and in this case what looks like a woodgrain or brown background to the timer while a '67 has heavy all cast metal knobs and a plain silver background. Maybe it's just me.

What a great set !


Post# 208542 , Reply# 35   5/6/2007 at 11:56 (4,156 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

Its cool they saved the chrome surgilator cap when they replaced the surgilator with a Kenmore str8 vane agitator.

Post# 208549 , Reply# 36   5/6/2007 at 12:53 (4,156 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ed, "Programmed" Whirlpools like this existed from like 1959 or 19560 model year until this being last year or the next model year. "Manual" simply cancelled all buttons and allowed user to turn timer 360 degrees without having a "stop" in the way from a programmed cycle. This machine was so much like a Lady Kenmore, except the Whirlpool had the Super Washes.

Post# 208550 , Reply# 37   5/6/2007 at 13:06 (4,156 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        
Lid Instructions

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Here's a shot of the lid instructions from the specimen in MD, which outlines the cycle detail. Note that Whirlpool refers to the agitation speeds as High, Medium, and Low. I think Kenmore typically designated them as Hi, Low, and Ex-Low.

Post# 208553 , Reply# 38   5/6/2007 at 13:15 (4,156 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Here's a close-up of the timer (although a bit fuzzy). Notice that the Low Agitation button is "integrated" into the Gentle cycle (Gentle starts at the right edge of the button), although I imagine it could used with any cycle. And note the minimal markings on the cycles -- no wash times and nothing at all outlining the sequences on Gentle or Wash-n-Wear.

Post# 208572 , Reply# 39   5/6/2007 at 14:30 (4,156 days old) by todde ()        

Thanks so much for posting those pics and explaining the cycles. It is definately a very different design. I am always intrigued by the timers, and so often we don't get closeups, which are my favorite. I am always curious if a 4 minute wash cycle can get things clean, even for delicate items?

Post# 208643 , Reply# 40   5/6/2007 at 20:43 (4,156 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        
Think Pink

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I'm intrested in the appliances. How much were you looking to get for them? Also are you also wanting to sell the fridge and stove? Email me at Thanks. Justin

Post# 208780 , Reply# 41   5/7/2007 at 13:54 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

Hello all, here are some more requested photos.
This one features the set lit up.

Post# 208781 , Reply# 42   5/7/2007 at 13:55 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

a close up of the serial numbers

Post# 208783 , Reply# 43   5/7/2007 at 13:56 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

Washer in action

Post# 208784 , Reply# 44   5/7/2007 at 13:57 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

And more photos of the homart, the bottom opens!

Post# 208785 , Reply# 45   5/7/2007 at 13:58 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

with water running

Post# 208786 , Reply# 46   5/7/2007 at 14:00 (4,155 days old) by thaomein ()        

and the inside

Post# 208792 , Reply# 47   5/7/2007 at 14:50 (4,155 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

OMG@@@ They look so mint

Post# 208795 , Reply# 48   5/7/2007 at 15:32 (4,155 days old) by fa_f3_20 ()        

Ya gotta love those lit logos. What do the orange pilot lights signify?

Interesting how the builder put in those bathtub-style valves for the washer shutoffs. What do the hoses actually attach to?

Post# 208800 , Reply# 49   5/7/2007 at 15:54 (4,155 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        
Pilot Lights

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On the washer, that MagicClean filtering is active.

On the dryer, the Super (normal) drying speed. Note that two-speed on this dryer is airflow (and probably heat input), NOT tumble speed.

Post# 208806 , Reply# 50   5/7/2007 at 16:52 (4,155 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

I love them. Never saw a dial setup like those before.

I hope they find a good home.

Post# 208813 , Reply# 51   5/7/2007 at 17:38 (4,155 days old) by 58limited (Port Arthur, Texas)        

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~but my husband and I want modern appliances

Often these old appliances are nearly as efficient as new ones - especially the fridges. It would be worth your while to keep these, I think. If I was closer, I'd love to get them, but I can't make a trip that long right now and shipping costs would be killer.

Post# 210467 , Reply# 52   5/17/2007 at 00:45 (4,145 days old) by sherrys55caddy ()        

Have these been sold?

Post# 210472 , Reply# 53   5/17/2007 at 01:29 (4,145 days old) by decodriveboy (FL, US)        

Believe us all when we say that those machines you inherited with the house will outlast any new ones you are thinking of getting.

You have a gorgeous, unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime collection. If it were me, I would take out those ghastly wooden cabinets and 80's fixtures and redo the kitchen in Mid-Century glamour to match the appliances!

I really, really hope someone is able to pick these babies up--but it would be even more delightful to see the owner keep using them because they wonderful, and worlds better than any crappy new appliances!

Post# 210498 , Reply# 54   5/17/2007 at 07:48 (4,145 days old) by tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
WP dryers with window doors

When the WP & Kenmore combos were redesigned in about 1961, the WP combo used this glass window in the door. They also offered it in the TOL dryers and in the promotional models sold by the gas utilities. The WP combo was not on the market as long as the Kenmore line, so they had all of the round combo windows to use up. After those were gone, the WP dryers with the window in the door had a very undistinguished flat glass window.

With the Cabrio, WP is once again offering a TOL dryer with a window in the door.

Post# 999663 , Reply# 55   7/7/2018 at 23:01 by Kirby24 (Huntsville, AL)        
Interest to Buy

I am very interested in these items. Are they for sale?

Post# 999665 , Reply# 56   7/7/2018 at 23:50 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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