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Kenmore dryer, 60's, columbus OH
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Post# 696466   8/14/2013 at 13:44 (3,898 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Post# 696562 , Reply# 1   8/14/2013 at 21:47 (3,898 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
If nobody gets this...

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I might just have to pick it up just to save it.
If someone wants this, SPEAK UP BY MORNING! I don't want to step on anybody's toes. If someone wants to buy it from me for what I have in it (plus a reasonable mount for 3 hours of driving) I'd sell it because I need it like I need a hole in the head.


Post# 696610 , Reply# 2   8/15/2013 at 06:25 (3,897 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
gas or electric?

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no tell tale sign in this photo. Any idea what year it is, still with that bowed front?

Post# 696616 , Reply# 3   8/15/2013 at 07:54 (3,897 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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59 or 60, I'd guess...

Post# 696617 , Reply# 4   8/15/2013 at 08:33 (3,897 days old) by franksdad (Greenville, South Carolina)        

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I'm thinking 1961.

Post# 696618 , Reply# 5   8/15/2013 at 08:41 (3,897 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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1960 70 series electric dryer.  Quite pretty if you ask me.


80 series would have had buttons similar to the 1959 Lady K, and the 90 series would have been the Lady K.




What's strange is this dryer doesn't exactly show up in the '60 Spring catalog that Greg scanned and posted a few years ago.  The CL ad dryer doesn't have the lint storage system.  I'm going to shoot in the dark and say that it might have been either a mid-year change or there were multiple 70 series models to choose from.


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Post# 696693 , Reply# 6   8/15/2013 at 17:34 (3,897 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Hey Dave

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Dave--let me know if you get it, maybe a swap here or something, who knows. IT looks wonderful, especially if it's gas--Mark

Post# 696824 , Reply# 7   8/16/2013 at 08:10 (3,896 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
No news yet.

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I emailed yesterday but haven't heard anything.



Post# 696837 , Reply# 8   8/16/2013 at 10:21 (3,896 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
The CL ad dryer doesn't have the lint storage system.

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According to what I saw in the 1959 Sears Wishbook at this dryer is an early 1960 model because the one in the 1959 catalog has the standard lint trap likke the one on CL. They must not have gone to the lint storage system until sometime after the beginning of 1960. This washer and dryer was offered through Christmas 1962 but the 1962 models had gone to the straight front cabinets like all Kenmore laundry appliances had done by that time......PAT COFFEY

Post# 696858 , Reply# 9   8/16/2013 at 13:05 (3,896 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Attn Dave Volvoguy

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Dave---Check all your emails, he has responded--it's electric and available

Post# 697456 , Reply# 10   8/19/2013 at 08:07 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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I shall be getting this machine at 6 pm tonight, and am already getting ready to lie/fudge the numbers and claim it's 1959, like me. We'll see.

Post# 697575 , Reply# 11   8/19/2013 at 20:04 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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in my garage.


Seller said his mother-in-law bought it shortly after her 1959 son as born, has owned it ever since. He knows she routinely also hung clothes outdoor and in the basement, it never got much use. He also said he has been her handyman/repairman for 36 years of marriage to her daughter, he doesn't remember a single problem ever.

It's got that beautiful bowed front, but the actual base is rectangular, Sears seemed in between transition. or simply in-between. Or transitioning.

Post# 697576 , Reply# 12   8/19/2013 at 20:05 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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these are not buttons, merely a chart. And it's not a light diffuser above, merely solid decorated metal, darn it.

Post# 697578 , Reply# 13   8/19/2013 at 20:08 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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last 3 of 6 cycles

Post# 697583 , Reply# 14   8/19/2013 at 20:14 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
timer knob

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Timer has 3 overall cycles. I am guessing this is heat-versus-timer?? I won't get it downstars and plugged in for a few, sorry, just guessing here.


My take is 3 cottons cycles ABC with minor cooldown. Then D is delicate, likely low temp. E and F are WnW cycles, and you can specifically feel a detent in the turning knob as it goes into COOL AIR at the end of WnW. My guess is high temp but significantly longer cool down than regular cotton ABC? And the detent lets you easily choose AIR ONLY at the end of the WnW.

Post# 697587 , Reply# 15   8/19/2013 at 20:24 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Here is a Christmas 1959 catalog showing what's new for 60. According to the ad, it has a drum light and a germicidal SunFresh lamp, I haven''t gotten into the machine to find out. My Model #110.6018700, serial M500057, if anyone knows mfg date??? Model corresponds to the advertisement here as far as that 1870, so I believe sweztoyz is correct, 1960 Serries 700.  The ad says "...automatically dried just right...." Who/when did the heat-v-timer design come out?

Post# 697594 , Reply# 16   8/19/2013 at 20:27 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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haven't studied it yet, but can read enough for AUTOMATIC on the 3 cotton cycles, and TIMED on the 2 WashnWear. I had no idea there was timer-v-heater back then. And left side of chart shows High and Low temp, no more, no less

Post# 697598 , Reply# 17   8/19/2013 at 20:30 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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small lint filter, way near the top. No scented bottle.

Post# 697599 , Reply# 18   8/19/2013 at 20:32 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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not bad. Labeled as a 10# dryer

Post# 697600 , Reply# 19   8/19/2013 at 20:33 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Well, mother-in-law used it some

Post# 697603 , Reply# 20   8/19/2013 at 20:36 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Model 110-6018700, Ser #M500057, labeled here as 6K watts, catalog says 5600. I believe that was and still is very common size heaters?


I remember as a child I sat on a door like this and broke the cords, Mom just left a laundry basket under the door for years.

Post# 697607 , Reply# 21   8/19/2013 at 20:38 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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very few nicks/scuffs, but I haven't even wiped it once

Post# 697612 , Reply# 22   8/19/2013 at 20:42 (3,893 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
The end

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you can see the filter just an inch into the exhaust pipe. Some machines I entirely repaint. Some, like my 1950 Hamilton dryer, I just leave to show their age once I have tested/delinted/lubed them. Who at this age doens't need some lube? This one may not get a fresh coat of rear paint, just a wipe down.

Post# 697630 , Reply# 23   8/19/2013 at 22:09 (3,893 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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One of my two best friends from high school, his mom had the matching washer.  She said at the time, it was Sears' largest tub washer.  Wouldn't surprise me because the other ones were 8 or 9 pounds.  the combo washer/dryer was 10 pounds though. 

Post# 698087 , Reply# 24   8/22/2013 at 10:03 (3,890 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        
Only slightly late to the party.....

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CONGRATS on getting this beautiful dryer Mark!


It's very pretty!



Post# 698091 , Reply# 25   8/22/2013 at 10:10 (3,890 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Minor repairs neded, this is the Imperial thread for repairs.


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