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1999 Kenmore Electronic 90 Series Washer and Dryer
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Post# 428537   4/13/2010 at 21:24 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        

Here are pics of my matching set of Electronic 90 series Washer and Dryer, the last year they made Electronic lighted concoles.......I know this because when I bought them they had the 2000 year out and they had done away with the lighted console, yes the electronic came back a few years later but not with lighted controls.......
as others have posted here these machines are great and very versatile in cycle selections......and they do some of the thinking for you.
I am new to the site, love to see other pics of others machines.....thanks for sharing....
I bought these new in 1999 they are still working today as the main laundry pair in the house, I do have a GE front load
washer, I use both, sure fire way to get the laundry done quickly.!!!

Post# 428538 , Reply# 1   4/13/2010 at 21:25 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
another pic

lights on !!!

Post# 428544 , Reply# 2   4/13/2010 at 21:53 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
washer console

few shots of the washer console, showing cycles, and options.

Post# 428546 , Reply# 3   4/13/2010 at 21:54 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
close ups

close up shots of sonsole.....

Post# 428547 , Reply# 4   4/13/2010 at 21:55 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        

middle console

Post# 428549 , Reply# 5   4/13/2010 at 21:56 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        

options for washer

Post# 428550 , Reply# 6   4/13/2010 at 21:58 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
washer tub

washer tub with triple dispensers

Post# 428552 , Reply# 7   4/13/2010 at 21:59 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
dryer console

close up of dryer console

Post# 428554 , Reply# 8   4/13/2010 at 22:00 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
dryer cycles

close up of cycles

Post# 428555 , Reply# 9   4/13/2010 at 22:01 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
dryer console

close up

Post# 428556 , Reply# 10   4/13/2010 at 22:02 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        


Post# 428557 , Reply# 11   4/13/2010 at 22:03 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
drum shot

inside drum

Post# 428558 , Reply# 12   4/13/2010 at 22:04 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
Laundry Room

Side shot

Post# 428560 , Reply# 13   4/13/2010 at 22:05 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
hall shot

hallway lookn in.......
showing lighted consoles WOO HOO LOL

Post# 428570 , Reply# 14   4/13/2010 at 22:34 (3,416 days old) by strongenough78 (California)        

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What I wouldn't give to have that set!

Post# 428615 , Reply# 15   4/14/2010 at 00:43 (3,416 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
Electronic dryer question.

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When did the TOL lighted console dryer go from the 29" with the lint screen on top to the 27" with the lint screen in front?


Post# 428630 , Reply# 16   4/14/2010 at 02:53 (3,416 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Looking at the serial number I think they were manufactured in 1998, they are identical to the units I have from 1997. I love mine...

Post# 428675 , Reply# 17   4/14/2010 at 10:11 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
manufactured date

yes august of 1998 manufacturing date.......purchased in may of 1999 installed in november of 1999, built new home.
Matt do you have any pics of yours ???

Dave not sure about your question, maybe someone on here can help !!!

Post# 428731 , Reply# 18   4/14/2010 at 13:11 (3,416 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        

NICE! I wouldn't mid having a set of those.

Post# 428784 , Reply# 19   4/14/2010 at 15:49 (3,416 days old) by mykl711 ()        
the group

well you guys all have lots more "toys" than I do, I look at everyone's profile and you have several machines.....
I bought these when I built my house cuz i thought they were cool.....whoo knew how cool they were, I just found this site it's awesome.......machines are fascinating to me, and I have worked on alot of them.......
thanks to everyone for sharing here.....

Post# 428915 , Reply# 20   4/15/2010 at 01:48 (3,415 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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When did the TOL lighted console dryer go from the 29" with the lint screen on top to the 27" with the lint screen in front?

I think the change over began in the fall of 1995 when the last lighted Kenmore's went down for the final finale.

Post# 428960 , Reply# 21   4/15/2010 at 10:11 (3,415 days old) by dishwashercrazy (West Peoria, IL)        

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Mike: Nice set of machines - very high tech. And I love your Duratub too.


Post# 429131 , Reply# 22   4/16/2010 at 00:42 (3,414 days old) by mykl711 ()        
thank you

Hey Mike, is that you loading the dishwasher when you were younger and now today, standing next to the same dishwasher ???
that's a cool sink and dishwasher, where did you find that one ?

Post# 429685 , Reply# 23   4/18/2010 at 17:47 (3,412 days old) by supersurgilator (Indiana)        

I LOVE that set!! My aunt and uncle also had the 1999 model only in black. Let me ask you a question about it, does the regular cycle use that ridiculous slow agitation that doesn't move anything? I got so frustrated by theirs because the regular agitation did not move any clothes. I would always have to use the heavy duty cycle to get the fast agitation, then it cleaned amazing.

Post# 429747 , Reply# 24   4/18/2010 at 22:37 (3,411 days old) by mykl711 ()        
Normal cycle

Yes, surpersurg, the normal cycle uses the medium speed of the 3 speeds to wash the clothes, and your right you can't over load at all or it won't move the clothes, but on Heavy Duty it sure does, one thing I have found is that for regular clothes i use the normal cycle, it does clean fine if you don't over load, other wise on heavy duty it's kinda hard on some of the clothes.......
your right it cleans well tho,
also like the rinse which is 4 minutes and other kenmores are only 2, these machines were much nicer than I even thought when I bought them.......

Post# 429775 , Reply# 25   4/19/2010 at 00:10 (3,411 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        
Water level dependent.....

The normal cycle speed depends on the water level. I've found that with less that medium level the washer agitates at a slow speed, bump it it a bit and it switches to normal.

Post# 430061 , Reply# 26   4/19/2010 at 22:29 (3,410 days old) by mykl711 ()        
water level

Yes Matt, your right, lower water level than medium and it switches to slow speed the manuel says, to help with less wear and tear on the clothes, they are cool machines......

Post# 430258 , Reply# 27   4/20/2010 at 19:51 (3,409 days old) by retropia ()        
Similar set on eBay

This looks like a similar set in California; the listing starts at $199 for the set.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO retropia's LINK on eBay

Post# 430259 , Reply# 28   4/20/2010 at 19:52 (3,409 days old) by retropia ()        
Dryer control panel

I wonder how long these have been sitting outside?

Post# 430261 , Reply# 29   4/20/2010 at 19:54 (3,409 days old) by retropia ()        
Washer control panel

Touch control panel, baking in the sun.

Post# 430262 , Reply# 30   4/20/2010 at 19:56 (3,409 days old) by retropia ()        
Another photo of set

Alas, these do not appear to be as well-cared-for as Mike's set. Still, they are rare.

Post# 430273 , Reply# 31   4/20/2010 at 20:53 (3,409 days old) by Toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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Interesting to see that the heat inlet in this gas dryer is yellowish/brown.

SARCASM: Especially since we know that gas (cooking) is just as clean as electric (cooking).

Luckily most loads of clothes are only tumbling in the byproducts of combustion for a hour. Not enough to really dirty them.

Post# 430297 , Reply# 32   4/20/2010 at 23:32 (3,409 days old) by mykl711 ()        
nice set

WOW, couple years older than mine, still, clean up, new paint job, and they could look new......
By the way, anyone needs help with paint, I use to paint cars in a body shop, so I can tell ya all the ins and outs of painting, and I still have all my guns and sanders, so if your not to far away I could paint most anything metal for you guys......or give tips on repairs, I have painted a few machines and they look factory when done.....

thanks for the pics here retropia !!!

Post# 430302 , Reply# 33   4/21/2010 at 00:01 (3,409 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)        
Hey Mykl711

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How about a video of that washer in action? Would love to see it.

Post# 430374 , Reply# 34   4/21/2010 at 13:39 (3,409 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
nice huh?

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these might still be available in Southern California (Irvine)...they look pretty happy...asking $299 for the pair

CLICK HERE TO GO TO twintubdexter's LINK on Orange County, CA Craigslist

Post# 430435 , Reply# 35   4/21/2010 at 18:42 (3,408 days old) by mykl711 ()        
the set

Hey Strongenough78..... there is a set for ya.........
they look good.........

Post# 430629 , Reply# 36   4/22/2010 at 23:02 (3,407 days old) by StrongEnough78 (California)        

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Oh if I had the money, and space for them I would. They're gorgeous!!!!!! Makes me wanna cry :( lol

Post# 430697 , Reply# 37   4/23/2010 at 12:51 (3,407 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

I would think that those machines that have been sitting outside may have some control board problems. I have been told that moisture is a killer of those components. It looks like those machines have been rained on more than just a few times.

Post# 430705 , Reply# 38   4/23/2010 at 14:04 (3,407 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
I had a set

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I bought these from Sears back in 1997 when I moved up here from Florida. Before the washer was four months old, it had three service calls on it. The last straw was a burnt out timer board which caused the washer to run all day long in a low speed spin with the cold water on constant spray. Good thing I didn't pay a water bill in that apartment. Took Sears 7 weeks to get the replacement in. The tech was friendly, but the seervice people on the phone couldn't be bothered to do their jobs. By that time the parts came in, I had replaced them both with the Amana touch pad washer and dryer and got Sears to take that crap back! The Amanas are still running at my cousin's house.

I would always smile at the number of them at the scratch and dent center.


Post# 430759 , Reply# 39   4/23/2010 at 20:29 (3,406 days old) by mykl711 ()        
bad luck

Sorry to hear of all your probs there Malcolm, as I stated when I started the post I have had these since new, they have had NO probs at all, work perfect just like the day I got them.....I also remember chatting with the sales person and was told these are solid state boards, and the moisture dosen't affect them much at all......maybe this is the new models am not sure.......all I know they have been trouble free and still are......
thanks for posting tho, glad the amana set is still working too.....

Post# 973546 , Reply# 40   12/13/2017 at 21:12 (615 days old) by Kristonia (Olean)        
For sale

I have the same set as in the comments. They work great. Only issue I've ever had was the lid switch replaced. I am renovating my laundry room and selling my set. Not sure how much to ask for them. Note its electric dryer.

Post# 973549 , Reply# 41   12/13/2017 at 21:42 (615 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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pics and location would be a big help......

I got my 1999 set in Ebony Black, paid 100.00 for them.....

Post# 973653 , Reply# 42   12/14/2017 at 13:48 (615 days old) by richimaor (Baja California, Mexico)        
Triple action agitator

Does the triple action agitator on your washer goes up and down as it should? Iíve spotted some videos on YouTube showing them and they donít do anything different a dual action does. In fact, the only video showing true triple action is from a member of this forum and it is totally awesome.
I spotted some triple action agitator 90 series on Craigslist with regular timer knobs, but stills makes me wonder if they work as they should and if not, how can you make them do the triple action again?

Post# 973669 , Reply# 43   12/14/2017 at 16:13 (615 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the Triple Action is nothing more than a gimmick, while the theory is that it goes up and down while turning, actually not quite.....if under a load for the ratchet to happen, all it does is lift while pushing the load downwards, and stay in the upper position until the unit drains, and then returns to the lower seated position...

a lot of times they get stuck, or gummed up...or depending on which internal design...can come loose....never a bad idea to install new dogs, and clean and lubricate to get it back in working order....

the only advantage to the newer design of the PLUS or TRIPLE ACTION, is the slanted vanes of the auger....that would be a beneficial addition to the first designed units...

it you want to add something with kick, install the KitchenAid larger base agitator to your unit...

Post# 973718 , Reply# 44   12/15/2017 at 00:26 (614 days old) by superocd (PNW)        
I had a 2000ish Kenmore 90 Series...

...but with electromechanical controls rather than the electronic touchpad. It also had a Triple Action agitator. With small and medium loads, the upper part of the agitator did move. It didn't work well with heavy blankets and the like.
It came with the house when my wife and I bought it four years ago, I replaced it with a Kenmore front load out of personal preference, though there are times I miss it.

Semi related: Up until five years ago, my aunt had the identical set that I did, only her dryer was gas and she swore she bought hers in 1997. I told her she couldn't have because Kenmore still had the old logo (set as a backdrop of my posts here) and the 1980s style control panel (same design but not black and woodgrain) until 1998. Only a year's difference but I think I'm right. She told me she'd find her receipt to prove me wrong, she hasn't found it yet LOL.

Post# 973904 , Reply# 45   12/15/2017 at 23:27 (613 days old) by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

The serial number will give the date...

Post# 1025680 , Reply# 46   2/26/2019 at 05:31 by Kafooty06 (washington )        
Unplug your power cords after using

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Someone told me this due to the boards shorting out from a power surge during a storm but they may have power surge protectors idk but I unplug mine to be safe

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