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Post# 714764   11/12/2013 at 02:28 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

They work tiresomely, without the respect their brethren attain.

They usually lack the sof-fic-tick-acious that their cousins enjoy.

Usually found on the curb, abandoned, on a cold, windy day, rain falling on their control panel as they weep tears of the disgrace....

That's right, I put a call out for the lowest of low.

It's time people, we show the respect to the bastards of the appliance world.

These are the BOL of the BOL.
The ones with a the rather bland control panel.
The single knob washer, dryer, or dishwasher.
The gas stove with NO electric, at all.
The white 13 cu. ft. standard defrost refrig. with 2 wire racks.
The Electrolux Silverado Special without so much as a cord winder.
The Ropers, the Hotpoints, the RCA's.
Single level dishwashers with no power tower.
canister vacs with power heads, a plastic hose and a cord attached to the hose.
The ones you find when you scan an appliance brochure that carries the full line and all the way at the bottom, yep there it is.
The "Advertised Specials" you know the ones. "This weekend only" or "special truck-load sale" or buy this XXXX and get a washer FREE.

If they are lucky to make it to the classifieds, its a sign of strength.

My heart goes out to these. Give them a good home.

Post# 714765 , Reply# 1   11/12/2013 at 02:31 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Hotpoint single knob

the beige panel when the rest probably have a white panel.

It might have 2 temperatures, but I think it only did warm water wash.

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Post# 714766 , Reply# 2   11/12/2013 at 02:33 (3,756 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Lets honor those "builders models"that gave their lives to the person that "upgraded" to a better model and kicked what could be a still working BOL machine to the curb-in the picture note what looks like a RL trash truck lurking nearby.Hope the machines fate isn't "sealed" or Krushed in that truck!

Post# 714767 , Reply# 3   11/12/2013 at 02:35 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
single cycle Whirlpool

about 1999

surprised its 27" DD. it says 5 cycle but there is only one off position...?

2 temps.

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Post# 714770 , Reply# 4   11/12/2013 at 02:48 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
GE sxs no ice service

It is rare to find a SxS frig made after 1980 with OUT a thru-door water and ice dispenser.

There is a separate room at the GE factory for those born with this defect.

True they tried to spruce it up with glass shelves, but this mid 80s SxS wears its defect for everyone to see.

Only $100, someone give it nice home. please.

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Post# 714772 , Reply# 5   11/12/2013 at 02:56 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Ingliss dryer $50

Look at the tiny door.

Whirlpool is its family yet, the name. Could this guy be from Canada?
Isn't all that old either. Has many years left.

It might have 2 temps.
Standard capacity.

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Post# 714776 , Reply# 6   11/12/2013 at 03:18 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
24" Whirlpool washer

Ok, this is a "pair", but, well, it's almost shameful.

Look at that washer. And then, look at that dryer.
Its like they just wanted to perpetually shame the washer.
"Why can't you be like your Super Capacity, near TOL cousin?"
"look at her all white control panel. Yours is bare aluminum. Look at the options, Good Housekeeping Seal of approval, and she even works on gas ! tisk, tisk"

I can't look at the picture any more.

$250 for both, but, someone,... buy the washer separate. Let them part company. Let the torcher END.

I can actually say I owned this model in the late 90s. Bought at goodwill for a rental unit.... and it worked with no service calls needed, even after an IDIOT tenant who worked at TGI Fridays as a waiter, left change in the pocket and somehow the change got in the pump. sigh.

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Post# 714777 , Reply# 7   11/12/2013 at 03:26 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Magic Chef frig

No handles. It has pockes in the side of the door.
2 wire racks


Frankly, I like this design. The handles don't protrude.

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Post# 714778 , Reply# 8   11/12/2013 at 03:30 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

Another no handles frig

No crisper either, but, it does have a butter hider. Count your positives.

$100 and worth every penny.

wheels, nope, probably not.

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Post# 714781 , Reply# 9   11/12/2013 at 03:40 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
GE stove basic gas

These were made most all years of the 1990s.

A frequent base model in Mobile Homes.

Most did not have electronic ignition which means, filthy, standing pilot.
Off-gassing of heat and toxic fumes.
And in some places, like Boston, you can't have an appliance with a standing pilot because of the safety issues.

This poor stove has to bare the brunt of all that. It looks innocent enough.

no light, no clock, no self cleaning, no dignity.

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Post# 714783 , Reply# 10   11/12/2013 at 03:54 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
"little microwave"

We can't even be bothered to list the name.

single knob
it might fit a kitten.

$10 and that is CASH Only.

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Post# 714786 , Reply# 11   11/12/2013 at 04:07 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Almond hotpoint "little frig"

another No Handles frig.

Notice how many times the ad specifies "little". I find that offensive.

What is little to some, is adequate for others.
Does size really ma.... OK, that's discussion for another time....
moving on


one wire shelf, but, BUT 2, yes TWO, crispers.

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Post# 714789 , Reply# 12   11/12/2013 at 04:21 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Now here is a trooper 1940s ? stove

looks very ...
like an older uncle, left in the rest home. I don't know..

someone took some of the knobs.

36" ? 40"


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Post# 714790 , Reply# 13   11/12/2013 at 04:28 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
roper electric dryer

standard cap

2 temps ?, no drum light

rather undignified surroundings.

I've owned the aluminum faced model from 1998
$100 obo

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Post# 714792 , Reply# 14   11/12/2013 at 04:33 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Kenmore 24" one knob

sold individually, but shown with a rather TOL GE dryer. sigh

gray agitator, no lint filter, certain no fabric softener dispenser

at least the control panel is mono-tone.


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Post# 714793 , Reply# 15   11/12/2013 at 04:40 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

is this a crack house?

basic Westy dryer.

What did they do to the front of it?


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Post# 714795 , Reply# 16   11/12/2013 at 04:50 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        


"Lets honor those "builders models" that gave their lives to the person that "upgraded" to a better model and kicked what could be a still working BOL machine to the curb"

so true. Often those builders model appliances are basic models with some special feature not listed in the appliance catalogs available to the public.

Builders models are treated like second class appliances.
Then, when they break, what do the owner say "oh, it was just a cheap XXXXXXX"
and go an buy another.
Dirty shame.

A fitting song as the link. Mainly because of the subject,... but also because... it's actually raining here, and it has not rained, here in Konklinn Mir, for like 10 months.

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Post# 714797 , Reply# 17   11/12/2013 at 05:00 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Kenmore brown plastic console

quess-timate 1986-1996

it's a survivor

how much you want to bet it needs a door switch.

Standard capacity.

love the early 80s floor pattern

$30 Arkansas

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Post# 714798 , Reply# 18   11/12/2013 at 05:08 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Kenmore 1.6 vac

estimate year as 1985

only the canister, no parts.

$72 or offer.

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Post# 714799 , Reply# 19   11/12/2013 at 05:21 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Electrolux LE no parts

made around 1985

This canister was as low as you could go with Electrolux.

There was no automatic control, that ubiquitously, would either shut the machine off or literally open the bag door, when the bag was full.

They couldn't even remove the old bag before fibbing to us about how "Its like new"

And where is the hose, the tools, the floor tool?

$85 complete with major scratches and paint on the wheel.

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Post# 714802 , Reply# 20   11/12/2013 at 05:36 (3,756 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
stove hotpoint fairly new

looks clean enough

not self cleaning, no door window, no clock, probably one rack

$70 Florida

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Post# 714808 , Reply# 21   11/12/2013 at 06:18 (3,756 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I have seen the builders model machines in one of the swap shops here-so there is some hope for some of the ones in my area-Some of the apartment homes out here are renovated by the landlord-and fortunately the machines find their way to the Dixon Swap shop in Ayden,NC.You find washers,dryers,sometimes dishwashers,ranges,and fridges.So these can get a second lease on life-folks buy them for their rental places-and even fishing anding hunting camps and clubs buy them.

Post# 714895 , Reply# 22   11/12/2013 at 16:19 (3,755 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I'd take the GE gas stove shown in reply #9 for a secondary one down in our basement.  I'd also welcome the one in reply #12.

Post# 714919 , Reply# 23   11/12/2013 at 17:54 (3,755 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Reply #15

I don't think that dryer is a Westinghouse, but rather a Norge made product. It looks a lot like the dryer one of my neighbors had that was labeled Magic Chef.

Also, you may think of Hotpoint as BOL, but 50+ years ago, they were GE's fancier line - some of the ranges had fryers and griddles. It was in the late 60's that they began to be marketed as more of a budget line.

Post# 714922 , Reply# 24   11/12/2013 at 18:03 (3,755 days old) by xpanam (Palm Springs California )        
BOL kitchenaid dishwasher

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Post# 714933 , Reply# 25   11/12/2013 at 19:22 (3,755 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
The Hotpoint Range in Florida:

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Is the Hotpoint version of the GE I am in the process of getting rid of.

$70 is about seventy times what I'd give for one.

Post# 714943 , Reply# 26   11/12/2013 at 19:58 (3,755 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
I think ...

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It's a KDC 18 Portable. So would that be a 55 ?

Post# 714973 , Reply# 27   11/12/2013 at 21:36 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

" a Westinghouse, but rather a Norge made product. It looks a lot like the dryer one of my neighbors had that was labeled Magic Chef."

I think you are right on all accounts. The same base with a different control panel and different name plate.

"Also, you may think of Hotpoint as BOL, but 50+ years ago, they were GE's fancier line "

Isn't it annoying when one appliance line changes its position on the hierarchy tier? Remember when Electrolux was like tops in Vacuums?

Maybe it's a reflection of human nature.

Post# 714974 , Reply# 28   11/12/2013 at 21:40 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
kitchen aid Bol

good eye Xpanam guy,
I have never seen a two button KA. Three button yes, but not a buck-tooth KA.

At the time this was made (estimate 1982) the other models would have had a gold, or gold trimmed control panel. Here this one is with a pale brown, which frankly matches the Coffee color panels nicely.

poor thing only has ONE light. ohh. My first mid 70s KA Superba had 4 or 5 lights.

Post# 714977 , Reply# 29   11/12/2013 at 21:48 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Whirlpool late 90s dryer

again, with the tiny door.

"special edition" is this like Special Ed.?

3 cycles. $175

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Post# 714980 , Reply# 30   11/12/2013 at 21:55 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
GE DW 6 years old but

... "only used 3 years" ?

Its part of a group of 4 white GE appliances that, along with the cheap kitchen cabinets, looks like a BUILDERS PACKAGE. (Thank-you Tolivac)

Where did 3 years of use go? Is that the time this model home sat vacant during the credit crisis? Was this a foreclosure?

And now, you can buy the whole group for $700. hmmm.

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Post# 714981 , Reply# 31   11/12/2013 at 22:02 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
scary looking stove and dw

I don't know if I would want this stove looking up at me with its control knobs that look like googlee eyes of a monster. Oh well its innocent.

no lights, no clock, no window, probably one oven rack.

There is also another GE dishwasher.

Good prices.


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Post# 714983 , Reply# 32   11/12/2013 at 22:07 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
I think we have a match for #29

Whirlpool late 90s 24" washer.

$100 Connecticut

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Post# 714984 , Reply# 33   11/12/2013 at 22:11 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
"very nice" frigidaire washer

ummm ?

Very nice Frigidaire top load washer?
3 water levels, temperatures on timer.

Florida $100

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Post# 714985 , Reply# 34   11/12/2013 at 22:15 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Kitchen Aid BOL dishwasher $50

look at that chrome, and described as beautiful and yet they want to sell?

New York

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Post# 714986 , Reply# 35   11/12/2013 at 22:20 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

Buck-tooth Kitchen aid.

Looks so clean. Only $30

They "upgraded"


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Post# 714987 , Reply# 36   11/12/2013 at 22:26 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Hoover Celebrity

no tools, no tool holder, no wheels, no power nozzle. but

it's blue

$20 Minnesota

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Post# 714992 , Reply# 37   11/12/2013 at 22:38 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Kenmore 1979 Steam cleaner Shag carpet to clean ?

Oh My !

This was the BOL steam cleaner that Sears offered to clean the mounting piles of shag carpeting that was smothering our country in 1979.
It had the least powerful vacuum motor and did not have the water tank to pour

water into (which also would have had a pump to pump the water to the nozzle, and possibly a heater to heat the water) instead one simply received a 50' roll of tubing to connect to your sink.

You also got cheap plastic wands and the smaller, thinner floor tool.

Starting bid is $7 Illinois.

With an upholstery tool, these make great for cleaning car upholstery and carpet.

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Post# 714996 , Reply# 38   11/12/2013 at 22:46 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Eureka canister

more blue vacs

Seller speculates this is from the 50s (which in ignorant-speak means, it's older than 5 years)
this is from the mid 70s and BOL

no rug mate, no tool holder, no cord rewinder, but it sure looks clean. I don't see a scuff on the bumper.

$105 obo

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Post# 715000 , Reply# 39   11/12/2013 at 23:08 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Eureka Upright

This is about 1980

no floor light, only 2 height selectors.

$49 with shipping.

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Post# 715002 , Reply# 40   11/12/2013 at 23:22 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Eureka Mity Mite $5


These work well.

No cord rewind. Only $5 Iowa

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Post# 715003 , Reply# 41   11/12/2013 at 23:32 (3,755 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
GE sXs frig

approx. 1980

wire shelves.

$100 Wisconsin

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Post# 715241 , Reply# 42   11/14/2013 at 00:49 (3,754 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Wringer washer

My aunt had this one in her basement.

It's looking kinda sad.

Someone has just left outside.

hmm $50 Indiana

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Post# 715242 , Reply# 43   11/14/2013 at 00:53 (3,754 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
2006 Roper set

so the dryer needs a $15 part but they have just decided to get a new set and want these removed ASAP.

Oh, BTW, the work GREAT !

$200 Indiana

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Post# 715244 , Reply# 44   11/14/2013 at 01:02 (3,754 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
GE Filter Flow Boston

mid 80s near BOL washer

probably one speed.

extra large, sitting outside


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Post# 715575 , Reply# 45   11/15/2013 at 17:09 (3,752 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
1996ish Amana Speed Queen dryer

I believe at this point Amana was being made by Speed Queen, or vice versa.

One Knob wonder


In the land of the magic underpants.

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Post# 715579 , Reply# 46   11/15/2013 at 17:19 (3,752 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Sears Galaxy dryer

all timed cycles.

magic underwear land.

The under pants in Utah have a special load in them.

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Post# 715590 , Reply# 47   11/15/2013 at 17:56 (3,752 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
hmm. interesting washer $50 New York

We don't get to see any pics of the entire washer, instead, just the underside of the lid will suffice.
oh, and...

It's broken. It washes, but it doesn't spin.

they want money for it. those damn New Yorkers.

Not smart enough, or energetic enough to fix. not going to spend any money for a service call. nope.

But, we just can't let it go for less than $50

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Post# 715594 , Reply# 48   11/15/2013 at 18:06 (3,752 days old) by miele4life (Nottingham, UK )        

this is as basic as a European dishwasher can get, this Turkish Arcelik dishwasher has only 2 programmes and are similar 1's in Turkey that are like that, even 1 from Bosch. :)

Post# 715595 , Reply# 49   11/15/2013 at 18:13 (3,752 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Whirlpool DW

Its got a plug

one knob and energy switch

$30 smack-a-roos.

It might have a pair of flimsy wheels, as Whirlpools often do/did.

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Post# 715596 , Reply# 50   11/15/2013 at 18:17 (3,752 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        

Its CUTE !

How wide is it?

Is that the typical width of DWs there?

It seems like the timers are usually on the left side of the panel?

It looks like a mongoloid child smiling.

Post# 715640 , Reply# 51   11/15/2013 at 21:50 (3,752 days old) by miele4life (Nottingham, UK )        

that's more or less the standard size of European dishwashers along with models that are slimmer in size for smaller kitchens. The dial is found on either side of the control panel which is the norm. It seems Turkey is the only country to have basic 2 programme dishwashers while elsewhere in Europe, the bare minimum is 4. :)

Post# 716141 , Reply# 52   11/18/2013 at 21:00 (3,749 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
washer Amana

...or as a nave friend excitedly told me, as she was showing the new frig. her mother bought to replace their coffee color 1979 Kenmore frig with,

an AM-in-a
She was like 20 at the time, and not the brightest.


2 knob wonder.

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Post# 716144 , Reply# 53   11/18/2013 at 21:07 (3,749 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Arizona builders package 9 yrs old

It sounds like the dog has peed on some of these.

she's not going to be doing any cleaning so, you get a bargain of $150 for three Kenmores.

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Post# 716148 , Reply# 54   11/18/2013 at 21:30 (3,749 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
"single dryers" the kind that aren't in a relati


You can't buy more than one. Either that or these are just for people not in a relationship, but, it didn't say "single(s)", so....


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Post# 716993 , Reply# 55   11/22/2013 at 01:29 (3,746 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
pricey Roper washer needs a home



2 water level

no temp switch

look at that agitator.  Sad.



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Post# 716994 , Reply# 56   11/22/2013 at 01:32 (3,746 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
BOL 24" Whirlpool washer

similar to last post but Whirlpool and 24",


late 90s

2 water levels.


$100  Conn.

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Post# 716998 , Reply# 57   11/22/2013 at 01:39 (3,746 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
24" BOL Kenmore mid to late 80s $25

I don't see any selector knobs, so...

if you're lucky this is a one knob wonder.


In Mitch-ig-in


This guy is talkin' scrap.  Can you imagine?



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Post# 717001 , Reply# 58   11/22/2013 at 01:56 (3,746 days old) by rustyspaatz ()        
Maytag can only use large "cycle"

for Maytag, this would be close to BOL


And this gem apparently only works on the "large cycle"


$50  PA

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Post# 717019 , Reply# 59   11/22/2013 at 08:12 (3,746 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #4

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What a tribute to the BOL's. I'm actually liking that GE in Reply 4 because I appreciate a clean design(before Apple's foray into that expression). I know it's nice to have a door to access ice, water, etc. but only if it's
hidden til needed. Anyways....thanks for posting a P.O.V. seldom seen. Luckily the builder BOL's choices we
experienced were the bare minimums. Today's BOL ...would they hold up to the BOL's of say, the 50's, 60's?
Kinda doubt it.

Post# 717020 , Reply# 60   11/22/2013 at 08:13 (3,746 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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sorry, meant to say, "were not BOL's ..." - I can't edit my posting...

Post# 717032 , Reply# 61   11/22/2013 at 09:15 (3,746 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
"Today's BOL"...

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actually we're very satisfied owners for 3 yrs now of a BOL GE d/w from 2010, as well as BOL Whirlpool washer 2009 and Roper dryer of 2011, all bought new, and all do a fine job when used properly. How long they will last is another story, but so far so good. We haven't even taken off the blue plastic film on the d/w or control panels of w & d so they will still look good when we go to sell the house in a year or 2.

Do prefer TOL vintage ranges though, even as the DD.

Post# 717617 , Reply# 62   11/25/2013 at 10:38 (3,743 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I would rank todays P.O.D. (11/25/2013) as a very worthy mention!

The ad for the bare-bones RCA Whirlpool one-knob top-loader, of which all that's needed is one for the matching DRYER!

Enough that you don't notice what it DOESN'T HAVE, but appreciate what it DOES have!

(Now if you only didn't need that SLOW SPEED for the wife's unmentionables!)

-- Dave

Post# 736470 , Reply# 63   2/20/2014 at 00:51 (3,656 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Forgot about the Mental Ward's Arts & Crafts room at the hospital that I used to work at!

The Kenmore electric range in there, that baked & didn't broil & had one knob for and the temperature probably didn't go much higher than 375-Degrees... (easily an '80's-'90's product, sans the 'Sears' moniker)

There were a lot of metal stampings inside the oven for where the upper broil element would go and where if there a light in the oven would be and even if it had an adjustable rack vs. the one shelf there were molded glides for (don't ask how I looked in there and saw all this and can remember ever detail, 10-20-yrs. later--I worked there, I was not a patient there--Honest!) and of course, 1 eight-inch eye, 3 six-inch eyes, on the surface--and WHITE!

It was probably used for making Shrinky Dinks...!

-- Dave

Post# 736566 , Reply# 64   2/20/2014 at 16:08 (3,655 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Re: (Whirlpool) Shameful Set!

I did see For Sale in a front yard, years back, a homely looking one knob-Kenmore washer most-likely resembling the one above, paired w/ a more filled-out K/M dryer (most-likely a still low-line, w/ Temp. and Start buttons, and the Temp. likely to be on the High Heat setting on the black control panel, and not the entire full-width door; so Reg. Cap.)...

Kind'a like my mom, long ago, having her basic 1-speed Maytag washer (w/ Temp. & W/L controls, & white knob, only available in a white cabinet) paired w/ the more Deluxe, but white M/T dryer... (Shiny silver knob and Two Temp selector buttons)

-- Dave

Post# 736654 , Reply# 65   2/20/2014 at 20:45 (3,655 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        

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If you ever find a mid 70's whirlpool washer let me know...Jim

Post# 736664 , Reply# 66   2/20/2014 at 21:22 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Arris - "if you ever find a mid-70's whirlpool washe

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I'm not an expert on what is mid-70'ish - would this one be later 70's? Not beautiful, perhaps ...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ovrphil's LINK on Detroit Craigslist

Post# 736675 , Reply# 67   2/20/2014 at 22:05 (3,655 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        
70's washer

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Thanks ovrphil... I appreciate sending me that.. I just sent them an E-mail to see if they knew the age or could get the model #.. I'm looking for something from late 73 to early 77..... Thanks Jim

Post# 736679 , Reply# 68   2/20/2014 at 22:29 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Arris - you're welcome, and these are too new and therefore, not of interest(?) ...

Post# 736699 , Reply# 69   2/21/2014 at 00:11 (3,655 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        
Southbend craigslist

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Even though they are a bit newer... I am always interested in WP beltdrives... How do you find these.. I look on craiglist, Ebay but never have any luck locating any.. think I will start sending you a message to see what you find..... thanks I appreciate it.... I am going to E-mail this person also.... my sister at some point is going to need a new washer and dryer... her's is whirlpool TOL 91 DD.... still going strong after 3 kids.. other than agitator dogs and a coupling... never had a problem yet, but the cabinet is starting to rust.. so I would have time to rebuild these and give them to her at some point..thanks again.... Hate to see these go into the landfill... Jim

Post# 736704 , Reply# 70   2/21/2014 at 01:01 (3,655 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        
Mid 70s Whirlpool

I would say that washer is from 1977. Looks lower MOL to me.
The Whirlpool set after it is early 80s (81/82) and is higher MOL.

Both are nice finds.

Post# 736705 , Reply# 71   2/21/2014 at 01:12 (3,655 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        
Mid 70's whirlpool

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Thanks 70series I have an LDA9800 and an LDI9801 pair... Gordon told me the baseplate for mine was produced from mid 73 to early or mid 77.. that's why I'm looking for a machine from that time period, I would like a spare baseplate that would fit my LDA 9800 washer.. Thanks again for the info...Jim

Post# 736723 , Reply# 72   2/21/2014 at 04:35 (3,655 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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The machine in Reply #66 is an LFA series, which is what followed your LDA. It may be an LFA-5500 ... not fully BOL, it it 2-speed but appears to have only two water level selections, and appears to be standard capacity, not super capacity/18lb like your 9800.

Post# 736766 , Reply# 73   2/21/2014 at 08:41 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Search techniques

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Arris -

I normally use a few different ways to search, and TIME!

1) Easy - (aka or helpful, as it brings up too many real estate offers with the word "vintage" in them)

2) More work - search CRAIGSLIST by city and randomly...more time consuming, but gives me results I don't find, with the search engine.

3)Sometimes - I may look at - (, in case you're unfamiliar with it).

I search trying different terms - washer, washer dryer, washer and dryer, dryer, name brand alone, name brand plus the noun descriptor (refrigerator, stove), vintage stove, vintage refrigerator, vintage washer, vintage washer and dryer, antique washer, turquoise, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and other year representations.

So with Whirlpool, I just entered the name and let all the products show or use Whirlpool washer, Whirlpool dryer or Whirlpool washer & dryer...and I mean, I search using each one of those three search word clusters.

HINTS: CRAIGSLIST searching is easier if, after you enter the search term and hit search, you select on that page, "owner", "pic", and "title". (sometimes I try leaving "title" unchecked, as it gives extra results. Then I select newest and the low to high dollar sign symbol to yield the lowest priced units posted most recently.

NOTE: After I use the above search engines, then I use Craigslist and select "US Cities" at the bottom right. Though it's alot of work, randomnly trying different cities throughout the US is how I find many goodies.

My apologies if this is long-winded...hope it helps you and anyone who might like to find their dream stuff.
I spend about 1-2 hours searching, somedays - a few days, longer. Sometimes, things don't show up, even if you think you searched correctly. So the more ways you search for the same thing, the more likely a desired hit.


Post# 736776 , Reply# 74   2/21/2014 at 09:46 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Arris Check this out : Vintage Whirlpool Washer

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Washing Machine Whirlpool 3 Cycle Super Wash Vintage - $100 (East Village):

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ovrphil's LINK on New York Craigslist

Post# 736779 , Reply# 75   2/21/2014 at 10:03 (3,655 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Interesting model. Looks 24" but could be a perspective issue on the pic. Very BOL, one speed, temp controlled at the taps, but marketing threw in the Super Wash cycle.

Post# 736783 , Reply# 76   2/21/2014 at 10:34 (3,655 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        

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I really appreciate the time you spend searching out these items, an I am not even in the US.

Keep up the good work


Post# 736785 , Reply# 77   2/21/2014 at 10:53 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Hey Al,

You're welcome , and enjoy it while my obssessive/compulsive searching binges are in gear.
I'll pop in and out of, like others - for now, though - thank you.


Post# 736786 , Reply# 78   2/21/2014 at 10:55 (3,655 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #75 - "looks very BOL"

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maybe that's a plus for Arris -

ARRRRRRIS! Where are U ?

Post# 736792 , Reply# 79   2/21/2014 at 11:34 (3,655 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I think the neighbors across the street long, long ago had that Whirlpool washer (in Post #66) along w/ the matching dryer...

I had the control panel for the washer that it replaced (on which there were three water levels and the three temps) and then saw that washer go in the garage for a newer one to come along, while the dryer (which would be nice to see) still ran, right down to being moved to the newer house they lived (and to their deaths, later) in...

-- Dave

Post# 737496 , Reply# 80   2/24/2014 at 20:53 (3,651 days old) by arris (Rochester New York)        
Arris where are you ??

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I'm between Rochester and Syracuse NY

Post# 737500 , Reply# 81   2/24/2014 at 21:06 (3,651 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I'm sorry, Arris - that was yesterday's request for you to check out that posting, not a GPS identification, lol. :p Take care, and rest - your schedule demands it.

Post# 737540 , Reply# 82   2/25/2014 at 00:58 (3,651 days old) by hippiedoll ( arizona )        
the whirlpool washer in reply #66....

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that looks alot like the washer my mom had when i was little. if i can date the approzimate years she had it, i would guess somewhere like 1975-1976 somewhere in that time frame. and we had it until around 1983 or 1984. but at that time, i never washed any clothes or took much notice to the washer. i was more busy with playing with my cousins, that we all lived together with. but looking at that whirlpool control panel, it looks so much like what i remember. and it definitely had the control knob on the right hand side. and i remember that black with white speckled washtub. i think i remember the other knobs for load size & temperatures too. i just never paid attention to it to say yes, 100% sure. but i would say 80% positive it had 3 knobs on the control panel (water temps., load size, and control knob). and it was definitely white with the black control panel. that i am 100% sure of!!!

Post# 737548 , Reply# 83   2/25/2014 at 01:32 (3,651 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        
24 inch Whirlpool in Reply 74

Wow what a dear little number she is. I see this and I am reminded of my grandmother's 24 inch 1966 model. I can imagine the waves that Surgilator would make in that tub. I hope somebody here can land her and quick.

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