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Most Common Washers
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Post# 46836   10/12/2004 at 19:25 (7,126 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Now with the "Rarest" thread going, let's throw in some opinions about the most common vintage washers. Here's what I think:

1. Baby Bendix FL
2. Whirlpool/Kenmore Belt-Drive
3. For Combos: Bendix/Philco-Bendix Duomatic

The Unimatic machine I've seen the most (quantity in collections as well as on eBay) is the WO-65/WO-65-2, so I consider it the most common, IMHO.

Anything else?

Post# 46846 , Reply# 1   10/12/2004 at 20:55 (7,126 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Maytag "A" series washers

Post# 46849 , Reply# 2   10/12/2004 at 21:21 (7,126 days old) by jasonl (Cookeville, TN)        

1. Kenmore
2. GE
3. Maytag

The big 3

Post# 46851 , Reply# 3   10/12/2004 at 21:39 (7,126 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        
st louis stuff

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here in st louis the pickins are kind of slim. the only vintage machines i see are at estate sales. i still see alot of maytags from the 60s. dont buy them cause i dont need them. then every once in a while i will run across a 60s kenmore. but odd enough i have found 5 frigidaires. a 54washer and dryer, a 65, a 66, and a 1-18 that i had to pass on for lack of borrowing a truck. and of course when i need to find one for parts they are no where to be found. and you never see anything behind an appliance store that is more than 20 years old. the rarest set for me were the westys.

Post# 46872 , Reply# 4   10/13/2004 at 04:20 (7,125 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Maytag 606,or a Kenmore 70 series.I usually see at least 1 of each,whenever I pick up a load of trade ins.

Post# 46904 , Reply# 5   10/13/2004 at 16:11 (7,125 days old) by chaskelljr2 (Washington, D. C.)        
I'm with Jason on this one......

The most common automatic washers available in the 50's through 70's in my opinion were:

(01). Maytag
(02). General Electric (or GE for short)
(03). Whirlpool/Sears Kenmore
(04). Frigidaire


Post# 47036 , Reply# 6   10/15/2004 at 15:34 (7,123 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Let me see,the ones i have seen the most were:

much more Kenmores than whirlpool's
Norge or Norge made washers

Of all these it is about a tie between GE and Kenmore

Post# 47044 , Reply# 7   10/15/2004 at 17:17 (7,123 days old) by fixerman ()        

According to the washers, dryers and dishwashers I have taken in for recycling since I have been keepin track (about 2 years) is:
Kenmore 34%
Whirlpool 25%
Maytag 19%
GE 8%
Hotpoint 3%

Kenmore 35%
Whirlpool 27%
GE 15%
Maytag 9%

Whirlpool 29%
Kenmore 27%
Roper 13%
Frigidaire 7%
Kitchen Aid 7%
GE 5%

The dishwashers might be a bit skewed on the Frigidaire and Roper persentages since I recently recycled a bunch from an apartment complex, many of them Frigidaire and Roper.

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