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Lady Kenmore set in Tulsa OK
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Post# 697205   8/17/2013 at 23:34 (3,895 days old) by retropia ()        

With any luck, this set will have already been snapped up by someone here. We would not wish to be responsible for any riotous scene of crazed shoppers reminiscent of the annual designer wedding gown sale at Filene's Basement.

The seller is asking $500, and the ad was posted 8/16/13. Since the flea market where the set was to appear already happened, the set could have been sold there, or perhaps it hasn't yet found a buyer. Here is the text in case the ad disappears:

I'm bringing a beautiful set of matching Lady Kenmore Turquoise Washer & Dryer to the Tulsa Flea Market Saturday 8-17-13. The flea Market is at the Tulsa Fairgounds in the lower level of the River Spirit Casion Center (IPE Buliding). I'm Kim. Call me at 918-497-9055 if you have questions.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO retropia's LINK on Tulsa Craigslist

Post# 697207 , Reply# 1   8/17/2013 at 23:47 (3,895 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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...ya beat me to the punch, they do look very pretty.

Post# 697263 , Reply# 2   8/18/2013 at 09:24 (3,894 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Very nice looking set. Shame I don't care much about Kenmore...

Post# 697274 , Reply# 3   8/18/2013 at 11:44 (3,894 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1964 LKM Washer and Dryer

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Nice washer and dryer, easily the best washer and dryer available anywhere in the world in 1964 at ANY price.

Post# 697290 , Reply# 4   8/18/2013 at 14:01 (3,894 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Very nice looking set. Shame I don't care much about Kenmore... 

They can always be used as trades for what you're looking for. If I was close, I would go and make an offer.

Post# 697512 , Reply# 5   8/19/2013 at 13:25 (3,893 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

As much as I love Norge, I have to agree with you, Sears had features no one else even thought of, they were nicer than the Whirlpools.

Post# 698573 , Reply# 6   8/24/2013 at 11:21 (3,888 days old) by countryford (Austin, MN)        

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Price has been lowered to $300.

Post# 698590 , Reply# 7   8/24/2013 at 12:15 (3,888 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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The lighting in that photo is very flattering. I think that a side-by-side pic would be much better. Lots of Lady Kenmores came in as trade-ins but most of them were "verboten" for the used sales floor, even if all they needed was a new pump. They guaranteed all the used stuff and if that timer (with a zillion wires on it) went out it was super expensive to replace. I think at that time (correct me if I'm wrong) parts exclusive to Kenmore had to be ordered through Sears. I remember a local parts place that had a sign that read "Kenmore Parts"...Sears made them take it down.

Post# 698761 , Reply# 8   8/25/2013 at 08:11 (3,887 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I went and looked at them earlier in the week. First of all, the washer has no motor and the suds saver valve is broken off where the hose connects. It is made out of pot metal and basically corroded and broke. Second is that they ARE NOT a matching set. The washer is a Lady Kenmore, but the dryer is not. It is fairly close as a match to the washer, about the same vintage and such, but it is obvious that it isn't a mate to the washer. I really question whether they are worth $300. I guess they are worth whatever someone will pay for them.

Post# 698774 , Reply# 9   8/25/2013 at 09:50 (3,887 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Intersting notes about the pair. The corroded suds valve is par for the course on a machine of this age. They are NLA but not really that hard to find in plastic. KM/WP used the same valve from about 1950 all the way through the DD suds savers into the 1990s. These machines can also be operated perfectly as a non-suds machine by plumbing around the valve.

The missing motor is FAR more problematic. This machine used a 3 speed motor which inluded an EXTRA SLOW agitation option. You can certainly put in a more standard 2-speed motor in this machine but you then you lose the extra slow agitation. In my opinion I still think the price is reasonable for that color in that cosmetic condition.

Post# 698782 , Reply# 10   8/25/2013 at 11:13 (3,887 days old) by countryford (Austin, MN)        

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I'm confused. You claim that the dryer is not a Lady Kenmore, but I can cleary see "Lady Kenmore" on the control panel of the Dryer.

Post# 698784 , Reply# 11   8/25/2013 at 11:40 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        
New photos

The seller posted more photos when she reduced the price.

Post# 698786 , Reply# 12   8/25/2013 at 11:41 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        
Dryer view


Post# 698787 , Reply# 13   8/25/2013 at 11:41 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        

Looks shiny

Post# 698788 , Reply# 14   8/25/2013 at 11:42 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        
Money shot

Agitator and tub

Post# 698789 , Reply# 15   8/25/2013 at 11:43 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        


Post# 698790 , Reply# 16   8/25/2013 at 11:44 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        

Front of dryer

Post# 698791 , Reply# 17   8/25/2013 at 11:44 (3,887 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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The dryer IS a Lady Kenmore.


It is the 1965 model.  The clear plastic push buttons were only offered on the 1965 Lady Kenmore models, although that "model" was available until well into 1967. This particular dryer is an early-ish production version since it is in Turquoise and it has the older style drum. By sometime in 1966 or 67 this model dryer would use the revised drum with the stationary rear bulkhead and turquoise had been dropped in favor of shaded avocado.

This post was last edited 08/25/2013 at 12:24
Post# 698793 , Reply# 18   8/25/2013 at 11:46 (3,887 days old) by retropia ()        
Dryer open

If the set doesn't have to be repainted or rechromed, this seems like a really good price, even if it does need some mechanical work. Cosmetics are usually the most expensive part of any restoration.

Post# 698859 , Reply# 19   8/25/2013 at 16:37 (3,887 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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I've left a message and shot the seller an email. We shall see if anything happens...

Post# 698947 , Reply# 20   8/26/2013 at 04:43 (3,886 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I stand corrected, the dryer is a lady kenmore. It is not the mate to the washer though. I looked at them both and it clearly doesn't match the washer, so perhaps it is a different year.

Post# 699015 , Reply# 21   8/26/2013 at 13:49 (3,886 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes it looks like the washer is a '64 model and the dryer is a '65 model. They are not a matching set.

Post# 699760 , Reply# 22   8/29/2013 at 13:29 (3,883 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

See there, all you have to do is ask the washer/dryer guru. LOL

Post# 700858 , Reply# 23   9/3/2013 at 14:29 (3,878 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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There's something about the glow from a Lady...


More to come.

Post# 700886 , Reply# 24   9/3/2013 at 14:51 (3,878 days old) by retropia ()        


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