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Post# 415701   2/15/2010 at 10:58 (4,731 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Would anyone have three back panel screws with the fender washers for this old girl? The fiber back panel is loosey-goosey, making her pretty noisy during spin. I will pay any reasonable cost and shipping.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 415720 , Reply# 1   2/15/2010 at 13:15 (4,731 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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I'm missing a few myself on mine so I don't have any extras at the moment. I think I did see that there are still some in stock with some of the appliance parts places online. If you have a hardware store nearby I'd take one in and find a similar one there. Maybe I should take my own advise on that too! hehe


Post# 415731 , Reply# 2   2/15/2010 at 13:48 (4,731 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Hey Bobby,

Email me your address and I will send you some.


Post# 415780 , Reply# 3   2/15/2010 at 17:01 (4,731 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

WOWWW! Lovely Filter-Flo Bobby.
Do you have any more pics of your washer?
If not, could you PLEASE post more... control panel features and of course, the money shot.
And, what year is the washer?

Post# 415799 , Reply# 4   2/15/2010 at 17:57 (4,731 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I KNOW...BEAUTIFUL WASHER....We want more pics and a VIDEO!!!!

Pretty Please.....

Post# 415979 , Reply# 5   2/16/2010 at 08:04 (4,730 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Didn't I post pics of the GE? I'm getting senile if I didn't. I'll do it later today.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 416015 , Reply# 6   2/16/2010 at 11:24 (4,730 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
They're standard.

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If you have at least one bolt and washer take them to Home Depot; they'll have a match and very inexpensive.

Beautiful machine. I'm a fan of Harvest Gold.

Post# 418181 , Reply# 7   2/24/2010 at 13:49 (4,722 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Hey Bobby, are you going to post more pics of your GE washer?

Post# 418184 , Reply# 8   2/24/2010 at 13:52 (4,722 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Hey Bobby, are you going to post more (pics) of your washer?

Post# 418190 , Reply# 9   2/24/2010 at 14:21 (4,722 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

Nice GE, it would look nice sitting next to my harvest gold Maytags.

Post# 418231 , Reply# 10   2/24/2010 at 17:53 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

I found the back panel bolts and washers on RepairClinic. They are on order. Here are a few pics of the GE. I'll get better ones later. The 1-18 is on the priority list right now.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 418232 , Reply# 11   2/24/2010 at 17:58 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Found her on Craigslist for $40. Smelled like cigarette smoke, was in a kitchen so grease was a problem too. The inside was gross, as was the control panel and cabinet. My camera quit after the first few shots. This is what the underside of the top band looked like: you can imagine the rest.

Post# 418234 , Reply# 12   2/24/2010 at 18:00 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

New band and cleaned up a bit:

Post# 418235 , Reply# 13   2/24/2010 at 18:01 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The console buttons: a Programmed Washer!

Post# 418237 , Reply# 14   2/24/2010 at 18:03 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The center dials:

Post# 418240 , Reply# 15   2/24/2010 at 18:09 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The timer: notice some of the black paint is chipped from the plate above. It's one of the very few cosmetic flaws.

Post# 418241 , Reply# 16   2/24/2010 at 18:12 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The Filter-Flo pan: it's seen better days.
The beautiful white hinge pads are courtesy of Yogitunes. Thanks Martin!

Post# 418242 , Reply# 17   2/24/2010 at 18:14 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The straight vaned agitator. Good action, but I like the corkscrew style a bit better.

Post# 418243 , Reply# 18   2/24/2010 at 18:15 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

First load:

Post# 418244 , Reply# 19   2/24/2010 at 18:17 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Filter Flowing:

Post# 418246 , Reply# 20   2/24/2010 at 18:18 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The best rinsing washer ever.

Post# 418248 , Reply# 21   2/24/2010 at 18:23 (4,722 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

I loved this washer because my grandmother (who had the Maytag 142) got a similar washer and dryer set in harvest gold when she retired from GE in the late seventies. Her washer had the toggle switches and the extra rinse option. The washer was given to my aunt who killed it, but we still have the dryer. As you can see, this washer is a perfect match to the dryer! I'll post pics of the dryer soon.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 418263 , Reply# 22   2/24/2010 at 19:21 (4,722 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Loved the pics...Thanks Bobby

Post# 418448 , Reply# 23   2/25/2010 at 13:40 (4,721 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

These pics are AWESOME!!! Excellent angles, crisp and clear shots.

Please make videos on YouTube?

Bobby, can you also tell us what year was the washer made? Or, post a pic of the model number label.

Post# 418449 , Reply# 24   2/25/2010 at 13:43 (4,721 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Thanks Bobby. I got excited (LOL)!!!

Post# 418545 , Reply# 25   2/25/2010 at 19:04 (4,721 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Thanks for the wonderfully clear pictures. I'm avocado with envy for that late model GAS big-boy dryer! It says "Automatic Control". Does that mean it uses air temperature or does it have an electronic sensor?

We had more BOL versions from that year when we lived on Asser Levy Place in NYC. Same cabinet color, Harvest Wheat(no edging) and the same straight-4 activator which still, IMHO, can't hold a candle to the spiral but is a damn sight better than the straight-8. Still, I loved all that blue plastic.

Post# 418752 , Reply# 26   2/26/2010 at 13:34 (4,720 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The dryer is a temp sensor. I will post pics of that soon. It's a tank and a gas hog, just as the washer is a water hog.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 418865 , Reply# 27   2/26/2010 at 21:06 (4,720 days old) by spookiness (Alexandria VA)        
I'm really diggin' filter-flos

I think I need to look for one!

Post# 419620 , Reply# 28   3/1/2010 at 15:23 (4,717 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Bobby, do you know what is the model number and the year of the washer? More pics, please!!!

Post# 419657 , Reply# 29   3/1/2010 at 17:32 (4,717 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

It's a WWA9300. I recently found a ramp agitator with the pan,mini- basket, and FS disp. on craigslist. A guy had just put in a new pump and agitator but then the motor went. He sold the agitator and accessories but tossed the machine.
Bobby in Boston

Post# 419659 , Reply# 30   3/1/2010 at 17:35 (4,717 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Yogitunes has just posted a beauty with the ramp agitator. Check it out. I like the ramp better than the straight vane, so I use it regularly. Here's mine:
Bobby in Boston

Post# 419665 , Reply# 31   3/1/2010 at 17:47 (4,717 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I always opted for the straight vane myself....but after seeing videos, its seems the rampies are the better choice

Post# 419669 , Reply# 32   3/1/2010 at 17:54 (4,717 days old) by macboy91si (Frankfort, KY)        

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What an incredibly lucky find! What are the odds of that stuff just laying around somewhere? Cool beans, I much prefer the rampie, and that white on the yellow machine is very striking.


Post# 419672 , Reply# 33   3/1/2010 at 18:08 (4,717 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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you can find some of the oddest things in the oddest places...

Post# 419863 , Reply# 34   3/2/2010 at 14:38 (4,716 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Thanks, Bobby. The spiral ramp is a better performer but, I love the way the straight (8) and the straight (4) vane agitators look.

Post# 421453 , Reply# 35   3/8/2010 at 14:16 (4,710 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        

Hey Bobby, can you make a WASHING-SPIN with the straight (4) and a RINSING-SPIN with the spiral-ramp comparing agitators video?

Post# 421636 , Reply# 36   3/9/2010 at 17:44 (4,709 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

If I could make a video I would. I don't have the equipment. We will just have to have another wash-in and be sure to come. I am going to rebuild the clutch soon. I'll take step by step pics of how it's done. I haven't rebuilt a GE clutch in 25 years!
Bobby in Boston

Post# 421690 , Reply# 37   3/10/2010 at 00:18 (4,709 days old) by scrubflex (bronx, new york)        


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