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what detergent did Frigidaire pack in their washers?
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Post# 46481   10/7/2004 at 23:26 (7,131 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Why Dash, of course. The controlled-suds washday miracle for automatics.

Post# 46482 , Reply# 1   10/7/2004 at 23:39 (7,131 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Congratulations!! They're home at last! Did you get a sample of softener too? ;-)

Post# 46487 , Reply# 2   10/8/2004 at 06:37 (7,130 days old) by FilterFlo (Chicago Area)        

Hey Rich, so glad you finally got your washer! Boy, it sure has made the rounds.... from my house in Barberton Ohio to Omaha to Santa Ana.....It couldnt have a better owner than you! Yay!!!

Post# 46493 , Reply# 3   10/8/2004 at 08:28 (7,130 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
the 55 Club

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Rich Congratulations that machine looks like it just left the factory! And you joy shows!!

Will you be washing up a storm this weekend? Is there Laundry in your future? Do you feel you might have crossed the line somewhere maybe into the....Detergent Zone......dee dy dee dee....dee dy dee dee.

I must come try it out so we can compare 55 to 55!


Post# 46494 , Reply# 4   10/8/2004 at 08:30 (7,130 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
YAY for Dream Machines

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Great picture Rich! Congratulations on finally getting your ultimate dream machine. You will have to post pictures of your first wash load.

Post# 46498 , Reply# 5   10/8/2004 at 09:31 (7,130 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Congrats! That handsome model should do more washer/detergent promos!

Post# 46499 , Reply# 6   10/8/2004 at 09:39 (7,130 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Yay! I am on cloud nine! As soon as I get the washer and dryer hooked up I will post more pictures. Yes...this machine has traveled across the country...from Jimmy in Greg in Omaha (who rebuilt the transmission while I watched) me in Southern California. It will be pampered and cherished. And Greg....yes it did come with a sample of Downey! Thanks so much! It was such a great surprize to open the lid and find vintage detergent and softener waiting for me! This machine and the matching dryer were my favorite machines from my childhood. My grandmother had the same set and my favorite thing to do was watch it. My mom also had the same dryer, although she had a 57 Westy Laundromat to wash in. I always wished we had that Frigidaire washer too. Now I dream machine. Yay!!!!

Post# 46507 , Reply# 7   10/8/2004 at 14:16 (7,130 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Congratulations Rich for acquiring your dream machine!!! I wish you many happy loads!!!

Post# 46515 , Reply# 8   10/8/2004 at 15:51 (7,130 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        

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Congrats Rich on such a beautiful vintage pair! One of the pleasures in life is indeed to own a unimatic washer and you have the matching pair!

Post# 46522 , Reply# 9   10/8/2004 at 16:04 (7,130 days old) by geoffdelp (SAUK RAPIDS)        

Well Rich, how great is that??!! Congratulations on finding your dream machine; good job!!

I love the history of that machine. I bet it could tell lots of great stories on the many loads of clothing it has washed. :-)

I like the box of Dash ... I've got one of those too!!


Post# 46541 , Reply# 10   10/8/2004 at 22:25 (7,130 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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hmmmmm. :-)

Post# 46627 , Reply# 11   10/10/2004 at 12:24 (7,128 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
let the laundry begin!

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Well, got her all hooked up yesterday and did the first load of wash...whites using Tide w/Bleach powder. Yay! 1955 Frigidaire Imperial rocks!

Post# 46632 , Reply# 12   10/10/2004 at 14:09 (7,128 days old) by eddy1210 (Burnaby BC Canada)        
love those action pics!

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It's amazing how Frigidaire handles big loads with ease. Thanks for posting these great photos Rich!

Post# 46640 , Reply# 13   10/10/2004 at 17:44 (7,128 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Thanks for the pictures - it looks very happy there! I'm so glad you're enjoying it, what does Gary think? Do you have him convinced that "Live Water Action" is best?

Post# 46643 , Reply# 14   10/10/2004 at 18:53 (7,128 days old) by westytoploader ()        

YAY Rich!! Looks like fun, and that was a large load too! Congratulations!

Is this hooked up as your current set or do you have modern machines you also use?

Post# 46657 , Reply# 15   10/10/2004 at 20:06 (7,128 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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I have a Kenmore front loader set also. I am the only one allowed to use the 55 Unimatic set.

Post# 46713 , Reply# 16   10/11/2004 at 07:48 (7,127 days old) by Bethann (Indianapolis)        

Do you guy's know if this model came in pink?

Post# 46718 , Reply# 17   10/11/2004 at 08:46 (7,127 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Great pictures Rich! Congratulations, I bet it must have been a thrill to see and hear those wonderful unimatic sights and sounds again, and in the 21st century no less!

Bethann, yes this machine came in pink, stradford yellow, sea-foam green and of course snowy white.

Post# 46720 , Reply# 18   10/11/2004 at 08:55 (7,127 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

That is a beautiful machine and I know you love it! There is nothing to compare with the sound that Unimatic makes when going in to spin! What a bad-ass!The 1955 and 1956 Frigidaires were very popular here in Atlanta way back then, and I am always on the lookout! Hope you have as much fun with yours as I do with mine! By the way, years ago when I bought a few Frigidaires new, they always came with Tide! Even though I loved Tide, back then it was very suds intensive. I could never understand why Frigidaire would promote it, but I always used All or Dash. Best wishes! -Steve

Post# 46729 , Reply# 19   10/11/2004 at 12:19 (7,127 days old) by Bethann (Indianapolis)        

Thanks Unimatic!
I have the Dryer in sea-foam green. Would there be anyone out there that would want to trade for pink? It's in great shape!I haven't even really cleaned it yet! Still looks good though! I'm doing a 50's room and everything else is Pink. I told my husband that I'm taking out the new W/D and putting this in there and he thinks I'm crazy! I told him that I'm sure that these will do a better job. Hope I don't have to eat my words!

Post# 46730 , Reply# 20   10/11/2004 at 12:49 (7,127 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Wow, beautiful dryer Bethann! What do you have for a vintage washer? I don't know anyone who has ever found this dryer in pink, but I certainly could be wrong.

The Frigidaire Filtrator dryers are wonderful machines and they produce very soft clothes. But they really only work well if the washer you pair it up with is a very fast spinning washer, such as a vintage Frigidaire.

Post# 46742 , Reply# 21   10/11/2004 at 15:02 (7,127 days old) by Bethann (Indianapolis)        

Unfortunately I don't have anything yet. They threw it's mate away before I got to it! That was going to be the next thing to go and Thank God I got to it before it went!It was at a 90yr olds house that passed away.I also received a beautiful dishwasher (pink)I think it's a 55 as well.Great drop in stove and a built in oven.Everything was very very dirty but with some elbow grease and time it looks great! Hopefully in time I'll find it's mate. I've looked at some of the great pictures that everyone has posted but I don't think I've seen it in green unless it's slipped by. Have you? After I get the dryer really clean I'll post another picture.

Post# 46745 , Reply# 22   10/11/2004 at 15:39 (7,127 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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I think Rich-Golittlesport has that exact same dryer in Sea-Foam green if memory serves. I think that dryer has also shown up in Nebraska in Stradford yellow. But I do not believe that anyone has found the matching washer in any color but "Snowy White".

Too bad you didn't get there in time to save the washer, that would have been an incredible set in sea-foam!

Post# 46748 , Reply# 23   10/11/2004 at 17:26 (7,127 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That dryer was in Wichita I think - on ebay but I'm not sure who ended up winning it. That one also was a "loner" as the matching washer had been disposed of.

Your dryer is beautiful Bethann - we'd love to see pics of the rest of your appliances too!

Post# 46770 , Reply# 24   10/11/2004 at 21:59 (7,127 days old) by Bethann (Indianapolis)        

As soon as someone tells me how to load more than one picture at a time I would love to post them!Also there is a place here in Indy that is a salvation yard. I went to it looking for a fridge,and I think there is quite a few things that would trip everyones trigger. Now that I know there are passionate W/D fans I will keep my eyes open for everyone as well! Last time I was there I know I seen 40 or 50 W/D.

Post# 46781 , Reply# 25   10/11/2004 at 23:07 (7,127 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Holy Sherwood Green!

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Hi Bethann!
I have the same dryer as you do! Yes, I have two 1955 Filtrators at the moment! But since I have the set in white now, I'm going to sell my Sherwood Green Filtrator to a fellow appliance buff. 1955 was the first year Frigidaire offered washers and dryers in colors. Good luck on your hunt!

Post# 46794 , Reply# 26   10/12/2004 at 07:37 (7,126 days old) by Bethann (Indianapolis)        

Hi Rich!
Glad you received your set!, I didn't realize that the color name is Sherwood green,I always thought it was Sea-Foam! Love that oven! Is that a 62?

Post# 46848 , Reply# 27   10/12/2004 at 21:02 (7,126 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Congratulations Bethann

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Nice Dryer and its so nice to hear someone else praise the 1950 Appliance Gods!!!

You will love that dryer, don't be scared about how hot everything feels when you haul it out. I have never yet shrunk anything in a Filtrator Dryer---EVEN WOOL Socks!! They dry way better than air blower dryers!

Enjoy and I hope you find you match at the salvage yard!


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