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Kenmore aka Frigmore washer and dryer
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Post# 46678   10/10/2004 at 20:59 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

This is a few pics of my washer and dryer

Post# 46679 , Reply# 1   10/10/2004 at 21:00 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

stainless steel drum

Post# 46680 , Reply# 2   10/10/2004 at 21:01 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        


Post# 46681 , Reply# 3   10/10/2004 at 21:01 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

control panel

Post# 46682 , Reply# 4   10/10/2004 at 21:02 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

control panel

Post# 46683 , Reply# 5   10/10/2004 at 21:03 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        

here is a couple of pics of Persil

Post# 46684 , Reply# 6   10/10/2004 at 21:04 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        
big box

Persil Classic

Post# 46714 , Reply# 7   10/11/2004 at 07:51 (7,075 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Great pics of your new machines. I have the Frigidaire version of this pair---without, unfortunately, the gorgeous stainless dryer drum. Congratulations!

The cycles on my washer are different. I have WHITES (regular), COLORS (perm press), KNITS/DELICATES and SHORT cycles. Also, I have no delay start, as you do on the ECO cycle.

Post# 46715 , Reply# 8   10/11/2004 at 08:16 (7,075 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Kenmore aka Frigmore washer and dryer

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Real nice set.
Out of all the FL washers this is the simplist most reliable design. I have the LG 3677 combo. Love the machine, but cycle times real long and rather complex to operate.

Post# 46738 , Reply# 9   10/11/2004 at 14:39 (7,075 days old) by NMaineMan36 ()        
Stainless Steel drum

I have noticed that on some of the new Frigidaire dryers that they are using the stainless steel drums. I would rather have stainless steel then painted or epoxy coated anyway since it doesnt discolor or chip and scratch. Makes much more sense to me .

Post# 46741 , Reply# 10   10/11/2004 at 14:54 (7,075 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

It would be great if all mfgs had stainless steel drums. Much prefer them in a dryer than in a top load washer.
Wonder what is taking W/P Kenmore so long. I also notice some GE & Amana dryers have them on certain models. Except for plastic, the tub usually outlasts the washer anyway, so what's the point of stainless steel? I notice all F/L washers have them, though.

Post# 46829 , Reply# 11   10/12/2004 at 18:49 (7,073 days old) by golittlesport (California)        

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Stainless steel has the smoothest finish and gives the best clothes care. Plastic tubs cannot withstand higher spin speeds and porcelain tubs chip easily. Stainless steel is the most superior material to have any washer or dryer tub/drum made of.

Post# 46856 , Reply# 12   10/12/2004 at 22:44 (7,073 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

I have heard that porcelain tubs chip easily,but in my experience with porcelain tub machines,i have never had a chipped tub in any of my washers over the years.Very durable material in IMHO.I guess i have been fortunate.

Post# 46858 , Reply# 13   10/12/2004 at 23:00 (7,073 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Porcelain tubs probably wouldn't chip in top loaders where basically laundry is moved through the water, rather than pounded against the tub.

Also would think porcelain in the strength needed to endure forces of a front loader, would be heavier than a comparable stainless steel drum.


Post# 46887 , Reply# 14   10/13/2004 at 11:23 (7,073 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I wouldn't mind a stainless steel dryer drum. My experience with Frigidaire dryers is that the coated drum picks up dye from black jeans, then rudely redeposits it on my white load. After scrubbing out said dye with a wet rag a few times, I decided to hang out black jeans to dry on the line.

Post# 47109 , Reply# 15   10/16/2004 at 01:40 (7,070 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        
KM door arrangement

Inotice that the door on both the washer and dryer open to the left, so that no matter how the machines are arranged, there's a door in your way when transfering clothes.

You'd think there'd be a way of making doors reversible, like on refriegerators. Shouldn't be too hard, especially on the dryers.

Post# 47119 , Reply# 16   10/16/2004 at 09:34 (7,070 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

The dryer door is reversible. Ideally the washer should be on the left.

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