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1978 Avocado 1st gen. Lady Kenmore Electronic Washer/Dryer Ensemble in Austin TX
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Post# 706618   10/1/2013 at 16:17 (3,858 days old) by defoedude (Ferguson, MO)        

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Looks good for $200, I'd scoop it up myself if the dryer were gas though...

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Post# 706629 , Reply# 1   10/1/2013 at 17:36 (3,858 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set!

Post# 707106 , Reply# 2   10/3/2013 at 22:52 (3,855 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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More like early 1980s and the picture color may be off but they look more like almond.

Post# 707115 , Reply# 3   10/3/2013 at 23:53 (3,855 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I see green...


It must be belt drive KM week - as set popped up here too, but not pretty avocado.



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Post# 707119 , Reply# 4   10/4/2013 at 00:30 (3,855 days old) by Kenmoreguy64 (Charlotte, NC)        

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I can see how these can be confused between almond and avocado, but the washer is definitely a 1978 model. I didn't look close enough at the dryer to notice if it is a '78 as well.

The 1978 LK washer was the only electronic model year (1978 - 1982) to have the cycle selections in a box or rectangle arrangement, instead of the linear set-up found on the 1980, 1981, and 1982 models. The 1979 90-series non-Lady K had the selections in a box as well but lacked the triple dispenser and two cycles in the center of the box for short and extra short wash.

I think it has been quite some time since we've seen a 1978 Lady for sale. Interesting machines in Greg's find, the washer is a 1981 70-series but the dryer is a rather rare '81 90-series.


Post# 707259 , Reply# 5   10/4/2013 at 18:05 (3,855 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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The first washer, was the warm wash was default?
Hot and cold choices but not warm?

Post# 707270 , Reply# 6   10/4/2013 at 19:23 (3,855 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Yes, warm wash is the default, thus no need to have a key for it.

Post# 707368 , Reply# 7   10/5/2013 at 12:41 (3,854 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        

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Thanks, I just wasn't sure!

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