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Post# 615628   8/8/2012 at 13:28 (3,708 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Hotpoint or GE? Whats the little knob below the timer?

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Post# 615644 , Reply# 1   8/8/2012 at 14:09 (3,708 days old) by washerman (cape town)        
I would guess GE

The silverware basket is like the GE I grew up with. It also looks like a power-tower above the wash arm.

Post# 615706 , Reply# 2   8/8/2012 at 20:04 (3,708 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I think that's a Hotpoint (99.9% GE with a Hotpoint label); I remember that style from some cut-sheets I've got lying around somewhere. I'll have to dig them out because I forgot what the dial is. Might be the switch for the Rinse-Glo dispenser, but it looks like it's got one of those already. If only it were closer...

Post# 615721 , Reply# 3   8/8/2012 at 21:52 (3,708 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Late 70s DW ?

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These weren't made after 1966 maybe 1967 at the latest with that pump and motor design.

Post# 615729 , Reply# 4   8/8/2012 at 23:20 (3,708 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        
3rd dial

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Hi Ken! It looks like the rinse-glo switch is on the right.I wonder what that 3rd dial doses.

Post# 615755 , Reply# 5   8/9/2012 at 05:27 (3,707 days old) by appnut (TX)        
I wonder what that 3rd dial doses.

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That is for the different cycle selectioins.

Post# 615758 , Reply# 6   8/9/2012 at 05:45 (3,707 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I believe it enables you to choose regular or Potsmasher wash. If it were TOL, it might even have the option of the shortened, no-heat China & Crystal cycle. The Potsmasher extends the wash into the first rinse to give about 7 or 8 extra minutes of washing. Seems funny that Hotpoint would not have cycle pushbuttons since they were the pushbutton kings in the 50s, but Hotpoint had the little dial under the timer to choose the cycles while GE had the buttons.

I almost think that little dark emblem under the unicouple is the stylized Hotpoint H.

Post# 615770 , Reply# 7   8/9/2012 at 08:10 (3,707 days old) by BrianL (Saddle Brook, New Jersey)        
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Post# 615771 , Reply# 8   8/9/2012 at 08:11 (3,707 days old) by BrianL (Saddle Brook, New Jersey)        

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Post# 615778 , Reply# 10   8/9/2012 at 08:46 (3,707 days old) by cyclemonitor ()        
The racing stripe gave it away

This appears to be a JCPenny Penncrest late 60's early 70's
Use and care book from 1968
The rinse aid dial was inside on this era machine...I believe it moved out front as a more visible feature

Post# 615780 , Reply# 11   8/9/2012 at 08:51 (3,707 days old) by cyclemonitor ()        


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