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Post# 48502   11/4/2004 at 01:41 (7,051 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Doesn't this washer's design remind you of something?


Post# 48507 , Reply# 1   11/4/2004 at 06:39 (7,051 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Hoover Keymatic?

What a cute machine!
So many here will like that you can decide on the water level.
I did not see anything about spin speeds.
I wonder if it will be offered in the US.
Thanks for the link.

Post# 48509 , Reply# 2   11/4/2004 at 06:48 (7,051 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Gee, I have NO idea where I've seen a similar looking machine.

Post# 48513 , Reply# 3   11/4/2004 at 07:11 (7,051 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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Well maybe it will eventually come to America. I have the LG combo3677 - and maybe almost the same size as this machine.
I would like to take this out for a spin.

Post# 48527 , Reply# 4   11/4/2004 at 10:46 (7,051 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Not only does it remind me of the Hoover Keymatic, but also does it look quite similar to the Hoover Vision

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Post# 48535 , Reply# 5   11/4/2004 at 12:11 (7,051 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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Holy Tangled Geisha Robes!

Doesn't one of the big box stores carry Panasonic refrigerators? This might be Panasonics way of breaking into the US washer market...

Post# 48540 , Reply# 6   11/4/2004 at 13:06 (7,051 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
Fun looking modern washer!

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Unfortunately, Whirlpool will never allow this machine to be brought into the United States. They managed to get some patents reissued in 1993 on their vintage combo recuirculation "filter-stream" style system and now its tied up until 2010. I predict after 2010 we should see this system used widespread in US made front loaders.

Post# 48558 , Reply# 7   11/4/2004 at 16:53 (7,051 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Do you know a lot about patents? I am still wondering if there is some kind of patent on toploading H-axis machines. Except for the Staber (perhaps they have a patent?) there is no other brand selling H-axis toploaders on the American market.


Post# 48568 , Reply# 8   11/4/2004 at 18:19 (7,051 days old) by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

is the only word for it.

It's part jukebox, part '40s Westinghouse.


Post# 48570 , Reply# 9   11/4/2004 at 18:34 (7,051 days old) by arrrooohhh (Sydney Australia)        
Whirlpool has a cheek.

I dont think that it is a recirculating spray machine, I think it just has baffles that scoop the water.

I cant believe the hide Whirlpool has to put a patent of its onld combo design, then not produce a machine that uses this technology. Instead in puts its name on crappy Servis/Merloni machines and sells it in its home market.

Electrolux in europe uses this technology in the Zanussi jetsystem. Its now is Australia as the Electrolux jetsystem. Would love to get one!


Post# 48650 , Reply# 10   11/5/2004 at 16:16 (7,050 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Louis, no I don't know that much about patents, but I did get a chance to read that particular one.

Post# 48734 , Reply# 11   11/6/2004 at 21:43 (7,048 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Very intersting Robert

It was interesting to read your post on the Whirlpool patent.
I wonder if they were thinking back in 1993 when they were planning on their frontloader, to use this type of system again. I really wish they would have. You and others that have these combo's talk about how good they are at removing pet hair and such.

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