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Post# 703897   9/18/2013 at 15:35 (3,953 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Electric dryer. Are them thar lighted consoles?

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Post# 703903 , Reply# 1   9/18/2013 at 16:02 (3,953 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Them there is!!!


That's a 1975-1980 A806 Washer and a matching DE808 big load electric dryer.

Hard to make out for certain from the light, but they COULD be Almond and not White.

Post# 703926 , Reply# 2   9/18/2013 at 19:30 (3,952 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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If there is one thing I've learned from buying appliances on Craigslist, it is this:

If the photo and description leave any doubt whatsoever whether the appliance is White or Almond -

It's Almond. :)

Post# 703928 , Reply# 3   9/18/2013 at 19:58 (3,952 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Maybe they're 1958 Frigidaire purple (they look white to me, maybe dirty desert white but still white)

Post# 703957 , Reply# 4   9/18/2013 at 22:07 (3,952 days old) by DigAPony ()        
but they COULD be Almond

Looks almond to me.

Too much tone in those full sun photos to be white.

Post# 703985 , Reply# 5   9/19/2013 at 01:48 (3,952 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I'm just thankful to see a craigslist seller who's wise enough to advise that both machines are electric, just in case anyone might be looking for a gas washer.

Post# 704024 , Reply# 6   9/19/2013 at 08:33 (3,952 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Ralph, technically speaking gas washers DO exist and Maytag made them the longest. :)

Post# 704071 , Reply# 7   9/19/2013 at 14:15 (3,952 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Mood lighting on the Maytags....

Post# 704078 , Reply# 8   9/19/2013 at 14:32 (3,952 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
. . . over Miami

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Mark, weren't those gasoline washers though?  I knew about those, but figured that probably the only group of people who did were all members here!  If the wringer pictured above runs on LP or natural gas, it's the first one I've ever seen.

Post# 704084 , Reply# 9   9/19/2013 at 14:44 (3,952 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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But gasoline is still not electric!

Post# 704115 , Reply# 10   9/19/2013 at 16:16 (3,952 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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I was just trying to introduce a bit of snark.  Sorry if it irritated anyone.


But now you have me thinking....


It would be kind of fun to retrofit a gasoline Maytag with an engine that ran on LP or Natural gas.  I will do some research to see if those Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle engines can be converted.  Oh Ben...I think we have a project! :)

Post# 704119 , Reply# 11   9/19/2013 at 16:29 (3,952 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'm pretty sure they can be converted to run on LP, but parts availability for the kickstart maytag engine might be a problem.

Post# 704164 , Reply# 12   9/19/2013 at 21:28 (3,951 days old) by capecodlaundry ()        
Wow a Gasoline Washer or NG or LP

Now that is a horse of a different color for for places off the grid with no electrical connection from utitlties..sounds like the Twilight Zone episode where the earthlings landed on the planet of GIANTS in the attick of the old lady which somebody said was Agness Moorehad (later Grandma Andora on Bewitched) That would have been perfect for a gasoline powered washer or ng or lp. Very cool idea be great to have a video of them.

Post# 704166 , Reply# 13   9/19/2013 at 21:38 (3,951 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Gasoline operated wringer washers were once commonplace in rural areas before the days of rural electrification.  I know for a fact that two sets of my great-grandparents had Maytag Grey-Ghosts with gasoline multi-motors.  Maytag switched over to using a standard-issue Briggs and Stratton 2 HP 4 cycle gasoline engine in about 1960 and continued to produce gasoline powered wringers on order (I believe it was only the N towards the very, very end) up until nearly the end of production in 1982.


Here's a YouTube video I found of a 1927 Maytag washer powered by a multi-motor.  The gray tube you see is the exhaust line.  All Maytag washers with gasoline engines had about a 10 foot metal exhaust tube that you could thread out a window or door if you wanted to use the washer indoors in inclement weather.


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Post# 704171 , Reply# 14   9/19/2013 at 22:34 (3,951 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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That's the first Maytag gasoline wringer I've ever seen in almond.

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