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Who wants an early-mid 60's Lady Kenmore Dryer, Chattanooga TN?
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Post# 714397   11/10/2013 at 15:16 (3,810 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        

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Posted Noon, 11/10/13, early-mid Lady Kenmore Gas dryer in Chattanooga TN.

Ad is short: "Lady Kennmore Gas Dryer I do not know the year. Works but I think it needs a regulator."

CLICK HERE TO GO TO scoots's LINK on Chattanooga Craigslist

Post# 714398 , Reply# 1   11/10/2013 at 15:46 (3,810 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

60 I think, but I could be wrong, its been a few years since ive been to that area, there were a bunch of gas stoves made in the Chattanooga /Cleveland area, great place to visit.I would love to hunt around there for a Dixie, Hardwick or a Brown....That would be a great dryer, I believe that one uses a disposable bag for the lint.

Post# 714536 , Reply# 2   11/11/2013 at 06:42 (3,809 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Looks well cared for and to be in great shape.

Wish there was a closer shot of the console.

Post# 714851 , Reply# 3   11/12/2013 at 11:44 (3,808 days old) by boboh1 (California)        

What is this regulator he thinks it needs to be fully operational?

Post# 714958 , Reply# 4   11/12/2013 at 20:34 (3,808 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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I had a 59 Pink Lady Kenmore Gas Dryer.

Looked just like this. I had to give
it away to save it, when I lost storage.

These dryers were 37,000 BTU, which are
WAY!! hotter than anything recent.

My friend has and uses it, as it was
working when I got it.

Man you should see that flame light
off through the tunnel.

A repairman we spoke to about it,
through AW, worked on them in the
day, and said do anything it takes
to keep it going. It was one of the Best.

Post# 714968 , Reply# 5   11/12/2013 at 21:13 (3,808 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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If only we were using gas, but here and at the Michigan house - electric only.

Beautiful LK !

Post# 715052 , Reply# 6   11/13/2013 at 10:21 (3,807 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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This is a 1960 Lady Kenmore dryer. The 1959 Lady Kenmore dryer had a row of 6 buttons that visually matched the washer on the left hand side.

Depending on the blower bearing condition, these can either be really noisy or relatively quiet. This is a great dryer that someone should pick up. Thankfully it doesn't use trouble prone rapid advance timer than the 1959 models did.


Post# 715056 , Reply# 7   11/13/2013 at 10:58 (3,807 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

I love the pastel buttons.

It sounds like this is going to need a new gas valve that won't over heat and damage the clothes and dryer. Also be pilotless operation.

Post# 715221 , Reply# 8   11/13/2013 at 22:37 (3,807 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I like

Pilot ignition, its practically fool proof.

Post# 715658 , Reply# 9   11/16/2013 at 07:20 (3,804 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1960 LKM Gas Dryer

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This is a pretty Cool Dryer, the entire cabinet was porcelain enamel along with the dryers drum [ very rare to have a porcelain drum in a KM dryer and WP never had one in their dryers ]


These were indeed fast dryers with a 37,000 BTU burner and these DID have electric ignition [ no constantly burning pilot ].

The regulator is part of the main gas valve on these and I dough it is actually what is bad, and a bad regulator could not cause the dryer to run hot or burn clothing.


Hope someone here gets this dryer, if it was a 59 I would get it to use to convert my electric 59 LKM to gas.

Post# 715730 , Reply# 10   11/16/2013 at 16:23 (3,804 days old) by maytag63 (South Berwick, Maine)        

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Now that dryer is a Lady!

Post# 715937 , Reply# 11   11/17/2013 at 21:09 (3,803 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        
OK, I'm trying to see this dryer... any pointers?

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Since this dryer has sat a week on C-list and there's been no action on it, I'm trying to arrange an inspection. Aside from the issue of taking lint bags*, is there anything else an era nubie needs to know about these appliances (I was born in 1960, so I don't have experiance with equipment prior to the 1966 model year for Kenmore)


*I suppose this was Sears' dryer-equivalent of their new "No Touch" washer lint filter.

Post# 716131 , Reply# 12   11/18/2013 at 19:57 (3,802 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
"Now that dryer is a Lady! "

I don't know, with all that lip-stick on her face, and her penchant for damaging clothes, she sounds more like a rebellious slut!

And with all that porcelain, we might consider her "big boned"

I thought only Minnesota could have a community named Brainerd. But no, Tennessee has it beat with an East Brainerd.

Post# 716344 , Reply# 13   11/19/2013 at 19:12 (3,801 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Definitely a 1960 Lady Kenmore. The console on the 1959 had a different shape, and the cycle buttons were different, as well. Had a '59 Lady K pair, so I'm sure on this one.

Post# 716668 , Reply# 14   11/20/2013 at 22:40 (3,800 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        
This isn't looking good...

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I've written three times and I can't get an answer back, but the ad is still up...

Post# 754854 , Reply# 15   5/4/2014 at 09:25 (3,635 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        
Is this a scam??

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I'm reviving this dead thread because this same dryer is being offered again from the same part of town with the same minimal description. I've written again, once, to arrange and inspection/purchase and I have got no response.

Could this be a scam? How is it supposed to work, and what is the benefit to the perpetrator?

Lady Kenmore Gas Dryer - $50 (east brainerd)
Lady Kenmore Gas Dryer '60s model? Spins but needs work. $50

do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 4448560344

CLICK HERE TO GO TO scoots's LINK on Chattanooga Craigslist

Post# 754861 , Reply# 16   5/4/2014 at 10:08 (3,635 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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if that persists, I've had this happen to me a few times - and finally gave up...what are they fishing for, emails? Drug deals? SEX? (ha, not sex), people replying with trade offers? Craigslist is a pita, sometimes. If they sold it and didn't delete the ad, who would know the difference if they're not replying to further interest? grrr.

Post# 758188 , Reply# 17   5/19/2014 at 19:17 (3,620 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Ad is still up

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Post# 758209 , Reply# 18   5/19/2014 at 21:02 (3,620 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Just out of the blue....have you tried calling the number that's posted in the ad?

Normally they only give you an e-mail to respond to but this ad does also have a phone number.

Post# 758385 , Reply# 19   5/20/2014 at 15:02 (3,619 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        
No answer...

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I wrote a few times more but got no answer. I was going to put in a call, but pulled my back and had to put my dog to sleep, so I have kind of been out of it. Let me give them a ring and see...

Post# 758390 , Reply# 20   5/20/2014 at 15:14 (3,619 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        
Well, well, well

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I called the owner up. Regular guy who doesn't check is emails because of the spam Craigs list creates. It was his father's - the washer is long gone. He was reluctant to scrap/sell because it was in such good condition. I am going there tomorrow to pick it up.

Thanks to Phil and Rick for giving me a poke about this one. Vintage machines almost never come up locally. I'll post photos when it arrives.

Post# 758427 , Reply# 21   5/20/2014 at 17:47 (3,619 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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That just goes to show that you can't always assume anything. Bill, that was meant to happen for you - they had a matching washer? oh man oh well.


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