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Norge POD
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Post# 47729   10/25/2004 at 04:32 (7,119 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

So what are those 2 doors on top of the dryer?

And I see Norge "bad mouths" their own electric dyers, too. :-)

Post# 47744 , Reply# 1   10/25/2004 at 08:06 (7,118 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        

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Did the Norge dryer *really* come with a hair dryer attachment?

Post# 47757 , Reply# 2   10/25/2004 at 11:58 (7,118 days old) by jmirawm (Barling Arkansas)        
Leads you to believe........

The Ad certainly leads one to believe that is does come with a hair dryer attachment. How cool is that ?

Post# 47762 , Reply# 3   10/25/2004 at 13:09 (7,118 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Where and how exactly does that hair dryer attachment attach to the dryer???

Post# 47765 , Reply# 4   10/25/2004 at 14:02 (7,118 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
No clue

No clue as to the hair dryer attachment,

but I have a guess, and ONLY a guess, about the two doors on top of the dryer--one might be the pilot light, and one might be the lint trap.

This is a fascinating bit of appliance oddness.

I do know that for a number of years the pilots for Speed Queen gas dryers were top mounted.


Post# 47771 , Reply# 5   10/25/2004 at 14:59 (7,118 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The hair dryer attachment went on the front of the door opening! I've seen an ad or a picture of the attachment - it covered the door opening and the air blown through the drum went into that hose/pipe and up to the bonnet. This is looks like a hard plastic affair, the other one I saw was a flexible hose and elastic bonnet. With the handy drop down door, you never have to be far from your dryer.

"Everytime I dry my hair this way, I get a headache...I wonder why?"

Post# 47772 , Reply# 6   10/25/2004 at 15:00 (7,118 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
2 Doors On Top

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Gas valve/Pilot access and sprinkler-fill.

Post# 47777 , Reply# 7   10/25/2004 at 15:55 (7,118 days old) by veg-o-matic (Baltimore, Hon!)        
Anyone remember the Tidie Dryer?

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The Tidie Dryer was a Ronco product. A (very) small, tabletop dryer for gloves and panties and things. Came with a hood you could attach to dry your hair. One of the stupidest inventions I'd ever seen.
But this Norge thing. Yow. You'd think that if they were going to give it a hair dryer attachment, they'd have put some kind of port *right in the door* instead of making some big huge thing that fits in the door opening.
But I want more pictures of this unique multitasker! Anyone? This is just too cool to let drop!

Post# 47779 , Reply# 8   10/25/2004 at 16:53 (7,118 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

One of my aunt's had a Dispensomat washer like the POD of a few weeks ago. Apparantly they had alot of trouble with it because it got replaced by a washer similar to todays POD but a more bottom of the line machine. Same Norge backsplash with the waves on the glass, same cycle knob but no buttons above, just a switch for 3 wash/rinse temps. It had the burp up filter with a solid tub and a big ass agitator!! I think it had 2 speeds and 2 cycles with a timed fill. I serviced an old Norge gas dryer from this era quite a while back and was surprised to find out it had a spring wound timer, not electrically run. First time I had seen anything like that on an "automatic" dryer!!!!!

Post# 47791 , Reply# 9   10/25/2004 at 19:28 (7,118 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Is Norge the ones who had a small mirror near the pilot assembly,so you could see if the pilot was lit? Or was that another brand,like Hamilton,or SQ?


Post# 47802 , Reply# 10   10/25/2004 at 21:12 (7,118 days old) by fixerman ()        

Seems to me it was Hamilton, though others, possibly speed Queen did too. Memory is foggy in my old age. Been a long time since I lit one.

Post# 47804 , Reply# 11   10/25/2004 at 21:16 (7,118 days old) by fixerman ()        

On second thought it probably was Norge. Sorry for non answer. Maybe someone with a clearer memory can help.

Post# 47806 , Reply# 12   10/25/2004 at 21:25 (7,118 days old) by JerseyMike ()        
Lint Filter Location

I'm not sure about 100% sure about this particular model, but it wouldn't surprise me if the lint filter was located on the front of the dryer, near the floor and behind a drop down access panel. That's were the filter on my aunt's Norge Time Line dryer was located.

Post# 47824 , Reply# 13   10/25/2004 at 23:50 (7,118 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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JerseyMike, you are correct about the lint filter location. That was where it was on our 1952 and 1964 Norges. I don't believe the location changed until the design that came with the big 7.0 cu. ft. dryer for 18 lb. washes.

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