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Post# 47485   10/20/2004 at 14:43 (6,989 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        

I had the chance to look at a 93 GE washer that wouldnt spin.... OH MY GOD.... I didnt realize that GE had a contract with Tupperware and Campbell's Soup for parts....I told her to get a Frigidaire FL.....

Post# 47496 , Reply# 1   10/20/2004 at 17:18 (6,989 days old) by jasonl ()        

Tupperware turned them down because their products were too good so they used Rubbermaid instead.

Post# 47528 , Reply# 2   10/21/2004 at 00:13 (6,989 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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'93 or '03??? A '93 GE is a metal and cement workhorse.

Post# 47537 , Reply# 3   10/21/2004 at 07:58 (6,989 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        

My bad.....she said 9 yrs old......that would be a 95 :)

Post# 47538 , Reply# 4   10/21/2004 at 08:40 (6,989 days old) by westytoploader ()        

OK, I've heard a lot of talk about when the last GE Filter-Flo was produced. Some say '94, others say '95. I've seen late (white) Filter-Flos on eBay supposedly from 1995. Which was it? Getting a little confused...

We had a GE bought new in '96 when we lived in Houston. It had a long life of 2 years, then started having spin brake problems (which, I am told, is an Achille's heel among these machines). I've never seen such a cheap washer in my life. Should have kept the Westy instead...

Post# 47555 , Reply# 5   10/21/2004 at 16:12 (6,988 days old) by spiralactivator ()        

A cousin of mine on my dad's side had a plastic GE. She said the problems began shortly after the warranty ran out. She spent a long time doing half-size loads because the stupid thing kept overflowing. Good thing she has a drain in the basement floor.

On the other hand, a cousin and his wife on my mom's side have a '64 V16 FilterFlo that came with their house. Despite some cosmetic blemishes the machine is still going strong with no signs of stopping.

Post# 47588 , Reply# 6   10/22/2004 at 06:10 (6,988 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Usually,when I get in a newer GE, it usually needs the "rubber bands",to hold the tub in place,or occasionally,a tub support rod. If it needs anything else,it goes out the back door,to it's final resting place.

Post# 47601 , Reply# 7   10/22/2004 at 09:42 (6,987 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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Can someone tell me what is the SPM on the new GE's?
I know KitWhirlMores are 120 SPM with slightly over 90 degrees arc on the heavy duty cycle?

Post# 47613 , Reply# 8   10/22/2004 at 13:41 (6,987 days old) by zipdang (Portland, OR)        

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The KitchenAids have a slower SPM than the Whirlpools and Kenmores. I have a 2003 KitchenAid Superba, and it doesn't thrash at all like the 1986 Kenmore I used to use.

Post# 47700 , Reply# 9   10/24/2004 at 16:52 (6,985 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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Wow, now I want one of those agitator to see how well the rollover would be on the normal cycle in my Kenmore. Better yet, a mound of thick suds on the Heavy Duty!

Thanks John.

Post# 47954 , Reply# 10   10/27/2004 at 20:29 (6,982 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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Spm on the ge is 140. The arc is about the same as WPL 110. The KA's roll over is not bad with that big agitator even at a slower 120 spm. I recently learned the 3sp motor on the KA is not the same one used on the sears or WPL. The ratings are little different. I guess this stands to reason since the motor has to do heavy loads on that "middle" speed. Based on my experience with my old 760 and 960 they could have made it a little stronger because mine would heat up and cut out. :(

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