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Post# 46033   9/30/2004 at 04:07 (7,138 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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This picture has come up before, but I wanted to comment that the machine has a cartridge lint filter, which seems rare for Whirlpool and more common for Kenmore.

Post# 46046 , Reply# 1   9/30/2004 at 08:35 (7,138 days old) by agiflow-action ()        
Imperial styling

I liked the styling of the WP Imperial model of 55 and 56.This must be the first year WP squared off the cabinets.
Does anybody have any photos of what the 58 and 59 WP washer line look like? Or at least the Imperial models? I would truly appreciate it. Thanks.


Post# 46055 , Reply# 2   9/30/2004 at 10:21 (7,138 days old) by i70sn80sguy ()        
It's SO PINK !

The Pinkness would most likely be consider offensive in todays market.
But it is PINK none the less.
I almost like it. It is amazing how long that 29" design lasted, with a different console as time went on. If 1956 was the first year of the squared body, it lasted 30 years. Correct me if I am wrong but GEs previous design lasted 30 years as well.
PINK, not just a one hit wonder, but a colored appliance with not so subtle commercialized gender bias, 1950s style.

Post# 46061 , Reply# 3   9/30/2004 at 14:34 (7,138 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        
Atlanta was

I do not remember that many Whirly's in Atlanta as the Kenmore's were much more popular, as well as Frigidaire and Maytag. But I do remember how many of them were pank (that would be southern for pink) and they were all over the place back then. Did the Kelvy's come in pank also, as I do remember seeing quite a few of them around (in white)?

Post# 46062 , Reply# 4   9/30/2004 at 14:40 (7,138 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

Truly the cartirdge filter would have been so much easier to clean than that darn brush! I remember having to keep an old fork handy to clean the darn thing---sometimes just leaving it out was easier! Neighbor had a Kenmore with the cartridge and just shook it out into the trash can. Speaking of which, what a joy (NOT) it is to clean the bed-of-nails filter in my 1-18!

Post# 46063 , Reply# 5   9/30/2004 at 16:04 (7,138 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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My mother used a haircomb to clean the MagicMix brush filter.

There definitely were pank Kelvys. A friend in KS told me several months ago that there was a pank Kelvinator pair in the basement of a house her boss had bought. I don't know how long ago that was, but they were sent to the Krusher . . or wherever.

Post# 46064 , Reply# 6   9/30/2004 at 16:24 (7,138 days old) by i70sn80sguy ()        
lint filter cleaning

my mother also had a 1976 emperial set with sudsaver and the oval scrub brush like lint filter and we had this stainless steel comb for cleaning. Yuck, what to do with that lint.

Post# 46136 , Reply# 7   10/1/2004 at 18:33 (7,137 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
Cleaning 1-18 filter

I assume you just turn it upside down and rap it on a hrad surface? The bed of nails filter actually easier to clean than cartridge OR WP brush type. Of course, the easiest of all not to have to clean it at all (WP/KM Magic Clean), 2nd best the agitator mounted pan type GE and others used.

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