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Frigidaire TL washer & dryer pair
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Post# 330888   2/17/2009 at 18:38 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Just sharing some pics of the new (2006) Frigidaire pair. Painted tops, no porcelain anywhere.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 330890 , Reply# 1   2/17/2009 at 18:39 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Fdr. Pair

The dryer:

Post# 330891 , Reply# 2   2/17/2009 at 18:40 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Fdr. Pair

The washer tub:
plastic with corkscrew agitator.

Post# 330892 , Reply# 3   2/17/2009 at 18:41 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Dryer has moisture sensor and ss drum:

Post# 330893 , Reply# 4   2/17/2009 at 18:42 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Lint filter is fairly small, sensor located underneath filter assembly:

Post# 330894 , Reply# 5   2/17/2009 at 18:43 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Washer fills from the back: this is a full load.

Post# 330896 , Reply# 6   2/17/2009 at 18:45 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Agitation: The stroke is long and slow, similar to the older Maytags. The tub indexes counterclockwise. Rollover is good, provided you don't overload. Very gentle.

Post# 330897 , Reply# 7   2/17/2009 at 18:49 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Spin is pretty good, at least 600 rpms. The "power spin" on the "whites" cycle (which is the regular cycle) is 12 minutes long. It does not spin any faster than the other cycles. There is no brake, just a lid lock. It takes about 2 minutes for the lid to unlock. There is a neutral drain and separate pump motor.

Post# 330898 , Reply# 8   2/17/2009 at 18:51 (5,215 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Overall, not a bad pair of machines. They were a bargain, and no worse in quality than any Whirlpool made machine.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 330902 , Reply# 9   2/17/2009 at 19:10 (5,215 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Bobby, nice shots, best of luck with them, The SS drum is a great idea no chips no rust. My washer is a couple of clicks down from yours, I have always been happy with its performance. alr2903

Post# 330912 , Reply# 10   2/17/2009 at 19:37 (5,215 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Thank you very much i think that when i buy new washer and dryer when the duet set that i have that i will buy a top load fridgedair washer and dryer.


Post# 330913 , Reply# 11   2/17/2009 at 19:42 (5,215 days old) by tuthill ()        

Nice pictures. You'll love the dryer, I've had mine for over 10 years now and it hasn't missed a beat,

Post# 330924 , Reply# 12   2/17/2009 at 21:11 (5,215 days old) by toploader1984 ()        

beautiful machine Bobby!! i am getting a frigidair pair soon! except, i am getting the base washer with the 3 vane solid agitator, i am getting one step up for the dryer so i can have 3 heat settings, i love the indexing tub, that's why i want this machine, very gentle, good rollover (if not over loaded) just trying to sell my 2007 LG front loaders first. i think i am a loyal top loader person ;-)

Post# 330935 , Reply# 13   2/17/2009 at 22:07 (5,215 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Congrats on your purchase, Bobby. I have the same washer and dryer---but where did you buy them to get a SS dryer drum? That's excellent!

Certain things about the washer annoy me (maximum water level, no perm-press cool down), but otherwise it's really not a bad machine at all. No hyper-fast agitation, YAY! And you can't beat the price.

It's fun to watch the clothes go 'round, isn't it?

Post# 330937 , Reply# 14   2/17/2009 at 22:46 (5,215 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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washer and dryer def. look to have some GE dna, or could it be vice versa???

Post# 330969 , Reply# 15   2/18/2009 at 06:45 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

They are nice machines, for the money. For the house I still prefer a top loader. Frigilux, you can tweek the water level. The set water level was 2 inches lower than what you see. That sucked. The newer dryers (2007) come with the SS drum. They have discontinued the painted drum. Dryer is nice and quiet, but the automatic sensor leaves a bit to be desired. The clothes almost always come out damp. Nothing like an old Maytag with Electronic Control.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 330989 , Reply# 16   2/18/2009 at 09:13 (5,214 days old) by toploader1984 ()        

hey bobby! i was wondering how i could tweak the water level in my frigidaire? when i get it, i already know the low water level is going to annoy me very much! lol

Post# 330999 , Reply# 17   2/18/2009 at 11:16 (5,214 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
This is a great washer and must be very gentle on clothe as

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the washer is great and it must be very gentle on clothe when washing or spinning and it must be very quiet as well


Ps: I think that when the whirlpool duet set (washer and dryer breakes that i will go with fridgedair)


Post# 331037 , Reply# 18   2/18/2009 at 14:12 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Tweeking the water level is easy. I can walk you thru it.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 331050 , Reply# 19   2/18/2009 at 15:23 (5,214 days old) by laundramatt (Youngstown, Ohio)        

Is this the 'Hydrowave' action Frigidaire?

Post# 331052 , Reply# 20   2/18/2009 at 15:53 (5,214 days old) by toggleswitch2 ()        


Luvz me mah stainless

Post# 331054 , Reply# 21   2/18/2009 at 15:57 (5,214 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Hello is it possible to see a close up pic of the washer 's control please??

Thank you


Post# 331074 , Reply# 22   2/18/2009 at 17:30 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
For Pierre!

Washer console pics:

Post# 331075 , Reply# 23   2/18/2009 at 17:30 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Where do you get 17 cycles????

Post# 331076 , Reply# 24   2/18/2009 at 17:31 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

last one!

Post# 331077 , Reply# 25   2/18/2009 at 17:32 (5,214 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

I bet your dryer has a turn to start knob. Notice how they changed it to a push button with the later SS drum models.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 331079 , Reply# 26   2/18/2009 at 17:49 (5,214 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Thank you very much


Post# 331098 , Reply# 27   2/18/2009 at 19:33 (5,214 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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You're right; I have a "turn-to-start" knob on my dryer. Washer cycles look identical to mine, and you don't have the dreaded dumbed-down hot water Precision Temp, thank goodness.

Now, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me how you tweaked your water level!!


Post# 331130 , Reply# 28   2/18/2009 at 21:43 (5,214 days old) by toploader1984 ()        

ok bobby! thanks! i'll let u know when i get them!! (i can't wait) i always feel like a kid on chrsitmas everytime i get a new washer hehe.

Post# 331132 , Reply# 29   2/18/2009 at 22:01 (5,214 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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17 cycles:

1) Soak with Prewash
2) Prewash
3) Whites 15 Mins Single Rinse
4) Whites 12 Mins Single Rinse
5) Whites 8 Mins Single Rinse
6) Whites 15 Mins Double Rinse
7) Whites 12 Mins Double Rinse
8) Whites 8 Mins Double Rinse
9) (Whites) Single Rinse and Spin
10) (Whites) Double Rinse and Spin
11) (Whites) Power Spin only
12) Colors 12 Mins
13) Colors 8 Mins
14) Colors 4 Mins
15) (Colors) Perm Press Prewash
16) Knits/Delicates 6 Mins
17) (Knits/Delicates) Handwash

Post# 331144 , Reply# 30   2/18/2009 at 22:28 (5,214 days old) by tuthill ()        

I'd call that cheating ;)

Post# 331164 , Reply# 31   2/19/2009 at 01:20 (5,214 days old) by dadoes (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Nope. It's marketing.

Post# 331165 , Reply# 32   2/19/2009 at 01:22 (5,214 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Have mercy! What happened to those beautiful Maytags??

Have you stuffed it to Bobload capacity yet?

Post# 331178 , Reply# 33   2/19/2009 at 06:41 (5,213 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Fear not, Greg. The Frigidaires are in my friend's house. I'd never get rid of my old Maytags. Frigilux, send me your address and I'll send you the pages of the manual to tell you how to get to the water level control. Then you just turn the screw. BTW, this washer DOES have the dreaded Presicion Temp. What a pain in the a--. You should follow the manual carefully and have plenty of time and patience. The plastic components in the console are very delicate and break easily. What else with anything new??
Bobby in Boston

Post# 331290 , Reply# 34   2/19/2009 at 20:17 (5,213 days old) by toggleswitch2 ()        

Nice machines!

~I have the same washer and dryer---but where did you buy them to get a SS dryer drum?

SEARS @ one time had an exclusive of Frigidaire dryers with a ss drum. May still be the case.

Post# 332116 , Reply# 35   2/24/2009 at 16:56 (5,208 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

ironically an appliance store in Syracuse, NY called Ra-Lin's.
According to the salesman, all the new Frigidaire dryers have the SS drum.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 337453 , Reply# 36   3/25/2009 at 10:19 (5,179 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
For Toploader:

Here are the pics. You may have missed this post.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 337517 , Reply# 37   3/25/2009 at 16:18 (5,179 days old) by toploader ()        

Thanks Bobby, but I was looking for pics of the water level mod.

Post# 337723 , Reply# 38   3/25/2009 at 23:36 (5,179 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

I love the stainless steel dryer drum. My Frigidaire dyer has a window in on the door, and that stainless steel drum would look great in my dryer, and would match the washer.

Post# 337788 , Reply# 39   3/26/2009 at 06:56 (5,178 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Sorry TL!
If you email me an address, I can send the pages of the manual. It's very easy to modify. (Just be careful with the plastic pieces!)
Bobby in Boston

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