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Kenmore elite W/D and Frigidaire Vintage Stove
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Post# 685063   6/22/2013 at 12:08 (3,957 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Repairable or despairable?

and the stove : Note, it isn't white, but yellowish green. (?) Is that avocado? post was last edited: 6/22/2013-12:52]

Post# 685088 , Reply# 1   6/22/2013 at 14:27 (3,957 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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The dryer probably has a blocked vent. Not sure on the washer.

Post# 685125 , Reply# 2   6/22/2013 at 19:42 (3,957 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The washer may be a Catalyst model.  If so, it's a direct-drive mechanism but there's a drain/recirculate valve involved.  Assuming the design is the same as Whirlpool's model, the valve recirculates by default, energizes to drain.  Could be a clog in the valve, or it may be intermittently not working.  Replacement part is available but kinda expensive.

Post# 685262 , Reply# 3   6/23/2013 at 18:17 (3,956 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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FYI - the stove ad has been removed - anyone from get it?

(goatfarmer - like your avatar, have seen those guys, but can't remember which cartoon)

This post was last edited 06/23/2013 at 20:40
Post# 685284 , Reply# 4   6/23/2013 at 20:43 (3,955 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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I would put my bet on a transmission that is leaking oil from the top seal and the machine is barely spinning.

These were really cool machines, BUT the washer was way too complicated, these were easily the most trouble prone DDs ever made, I do not know of any customers that still even have one that works, I do believe that Kevin In California has one.

Post# 685293 , Reply# 5   6/23/2013 at 21:26 (3,955 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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John, you've apparently forgotten my Whirlpool Catalyst refurb project July 2011.


Post# 685406 , Reply# 6   6/24/2013 at 16:12 (3,955 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Those guys are from the Dick Tracy cartoons. Flattop is the one guy, can't remember the other one.

Post# 685408 , Reply# 7   6/24/2013 at 16:46 (3,955 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Wow refurb

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Nice job, DADoES - enjoyed that link of your restoration. And the semi-reliable electronic console might be the least reliable, long-term, but they're cool.

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