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Last of the GE Filter-Flo models
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Post# 264231   2/10/2008 at 12:48 (3,879 days old) by kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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When was the last of the GE Filter-Flo family manufactured? I'm thinking mid-90s but I truly don't remember.

What is the general opinion of everyone on the newer GE design?

Post# 264249 , Reply# 1   2/10/2008 at 14:26 (3,879 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I don't care for the newer GE's. Seem to be cheap, compared to the models that they replaced.

Post# 264261 , Reply# 2   2/10/2008 at 14:48 (3,879 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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I think it was 1994.I also think they got in some trouble to after copying Whirlpool's Dual Action Agitator.

Post# 264411 , Reply# 3   2/11/2008 at 04:07 (3,878 days old) by irishwashguy (Salem,Oregon.............A Capital City)        
Well this is the way that I heard it

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The "Dual action agitator" from Sears had the pattend run out on it, once that happened, everyone jumped on board.G.E. changed their design and dumped the filter flo and went down the drain from there, in my humble opinion. The flos' tward the end were having a problem wtih leaking oil into the tub and getting all over your clothes,that is going to leave a mark! I understand that it was quite common. I had some friends of mine that it happened to, they were none to happy about it, esp after the second service call for the same issue.

Post# 264492 , Reply# 4   2/11/2008 at 16:06 (3,878 days old) by kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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I heard about the oil leakage problem also - several times. At the time I was well aware of some of issues that were seemingly created when Whirlpool made some changes to the belt drive machine a few years earlier that were resulting in costly repairs or scrappings. I figured at the time that the old FF design could simply not be made cheaply enough and that lower quality seals, etc. were allowing the oil leak.

I think cost of manufacture was the main reason that both the GE FF and the WP belt drive went out of production.

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