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Black pushbutton KA Superba on Milwaukee CL.
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Post# 684229   6/17/2013 at 13:34 (3,953 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Not bad for $40.  Don't think this is a purely Hobart machine though.  Correct?

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Post# 684236 , Reply# 1   6/17/2013 at 13:43 (3,953 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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That's a 23 series at the very oldest.  I can't see from the picture, but it should have the Whirlpool power module assembly, which first appeared on the 23's.


It's a very capable machine though, and there are some here who feel Whirlpool's power module provides better results than Hobart's design that was last used on the 22 series.

Post# 684240 , Reply# 2   6/17/2013 at 13:52 (3,953 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Thanks Ralph.  I stand humbly corrected.

Post# 684244 , Reply# 3   6/17/2013 at 13:58 (3,953 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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No correction was needed, Tim.  You were on the right track.  It's not a purely Hobart machine, but still has plenty of Hobart's influence.

Post# 684251 , Reply# 4   6/17/2013 at 14:08 (3,953 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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No Ralph, I want you to "humble" me. Wink

Post# 684253 , Reply# 5   6/17/2013 at 14:22 (3,953 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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I bought and installed this very machine in my parents house back in the early 90's. The only complaint that I ever heard on it was that it seemed to spend more time heating water than actually washing. Mom always thought it was broken and was afraid to leave it running on its own.


Post# 684257 , Reply# 6   6/17/2013 at 15:01 (3,953 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA )        
water heating does take a long time!

moparwash's profile picture takes about 25 min to heat water up....I thought mine was broken too and only used the non heated cycles...but when it heats the water it does a great job!

Post# 684261 , Reply# 7   6/17/2013 at 15:11 (3,953 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0500 CDT.))        
That KA DW

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Is a KUDS-23 Architect series.  It does indeed have the WP pump and motor system. 


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