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any interest in this 62ish GE d/w?
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Post# 713713   11/7/2013 at 15:21 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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ca. 1962 GE dishwasher, would like to gauge if there might be interest in it: Model SD-402, TOL for that year, first of the 3 level wash machines, nice features and styling, in Sunshine Yellow. Little used as it's out of a seasonal cottager in the Adirondacks, operation unknown, we won't be picking up until Spring. Would love to just give it to someone here, but in order to help pay for the kitchen will need to ask for offers, if interested please contact: firesweep "at" verizon "dot" net
thanks, Roger





Post# 713715 , Reply# 1   11/7/2013 at 15:22 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
brochure 1

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Post# 713716 , Reply# 2   11/7/2013 at 15:22 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713717 , Reply# 3   11/7/2013 at 15:23 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713718 , Reply# 4   11/7/2013 at 15:24 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713719 , Reply# 5   11/7/2013 at 15:26 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713720 , Reply# 6   11/7/2013 at 15:27 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713722 , Reply# 7   11/7/2013 at 15:29 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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Post# 713723 , Reply# 8   11/7/2013 at 15:31 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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pg7 50 Minute cycle, 12.5 gallons:

thanks for looking!


Post# 713724 , Reply# 9   11/7/2013 at 15:33 (3,810 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Oh and please note:

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we won't get this for a few months, so this is preliminary to see if there's any interest, no obligation of any kind, thanks, Roger

Post# 713738 , Reply# 10   11/7/2013 at 16:18 (3,810 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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OOOH! I shouldn't but I'd like to get on the list Roger... I hereby grant Ken first choice however!

Post# 713877 , Reply# 11   11/8/2013 at 09:41 (3,809 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Thanks Paul...

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will keep you in the loop!

I love it and would love to keep it, but need to get the metal cabinets and turquoise range to use and am informed that any & all appliances must be DDs, "accumulation" is not allowed :-( ... she who makes the $$$ makes the rules!


Post# 714044 , Reply# 12   11/8/2013 at 22:59 (3,808 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        

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Thanks Roger for posting this! This is the best looking DW from this time, I think. How many colors did the Escutcheon design come in ?

Post# 714108 , Reply# 13   11/9/2013 at 07:24 (3,808 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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The Escutcheon only came in one color and it didn't last too long. These first drop-down door units were very highly rated by Consumer Reports although some infidels on this site say that's because the other front loaders of this vintage hadn't rolled out their "A" games yet(and, unfortunately, I have to agree). These machines did have a big flaw: because GE hadn't thought about problems associated with a top rack that wasn't stationary, they hadn't extended the outer rack tines to keep glassware stems from hitting the sides of the tub as they were shuttled in and out and there was a lot of breakage. They corrected that for the next years' production but on these models the customer was warned via service bulletins, to load stemware in the middle of the rack.

IMHO, GE drop-down door models never achieved the capacity, features or value of their wonderful pull-outs. Hotpoint front loaders of this vintage were better machines. At the time, we all thought the top-loading aspect of those dishwasher was a pain, but after 50 years of using dishwashers, it just wasn't that much of a problem. Bending down is bending down ( Toggles?). Another reason I became very critical of Consumers Reports; they had an attitude that what was important to their testers was universal; not very scientific at all.


Post# 714145 , Reply# 14   11/9/2013 at 12:25 (3,808 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

some love coming from here for the Sunshine yellow.
It warms my heart like a nest full of baby birds.


Post# 717845 , Reply# 15   11/26/2013 at 13:23 (3,791 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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Put me on the list of interested parties. This matches our stove perfectly!

Post# 717854 , Reply# 16   11/26/2013 at 13:51 (3,791 days old) by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
I too am interested

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But seeing that I am now far down on the list, my guess is one of the people that responded before me will still want it when the time comes. But, if they all pass, please contact me.

Post# 718279 , Reply# 17   11/28/2013 at 10:10 (3,789 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Another vintage piece I would love to own, but haha. No house. No rank as a collector, but off the charts as an admirer. I can't believe this is a GE product. What a sleek, beautiful design - thanks for posting with all the
brochure photos.

Off subject: if only...a book could be assembled with all the members
collections...with the photos on one page and the brochure
on the other - digital or otherwise...




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