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Retro Stove, DW & Fridge - $300.00 - Woodbridge, CT
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Post# 724486   1/2/2014 at 09:16 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Post# 724487 , Reply# 1   1/2/2014 at 09:17 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Post# 724488 , Reply# 2   1/2/2014 at 09:20 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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wanted to post pics of all three items. Maybe someone can tell me why the DW pic posted so small?

Post# 724489 , Reply# 3   1/2/2014 at 09:22 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Post# 724492 , Reply# 4   1/2/2014 at 09:32 (2,245 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
That's an old Westinghouse Dishwasher.

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That brings back some old and bad memories. When we first moved to Ohio we had to move into a rental home for a few months while ours was being built. It had that dishwasher only I remember ours having a few more buttons. My mother hated it!!

It was loud as can be and as I recall didn't clean all that well. That would have been late 60's early 70's. I think it was in '69 to be exact and the house we rented was new so that machine should be dated around that time. Actually, I think it was the same color too!

Post# 724505 , Reply# 5   1/2/2014 at 10:55 (2,245 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 724506 , Reply# 6   1/2/2014 at 10:56 (2,245 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 724508 , Reply# 7   1/2/2014 at 10:58 (2,245 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 724514 , Reply# 8   1/2/2014 at 11:58 (2,245 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I wonder when Westinghouse dishwashers took a turn for the worse; they seemed to be among the front-runners in the early Sixties. That stove intrigues me. I'm almost certain it has that 3-element oven where two of the elements can be used in tandem for speed broiling. These appliances aren't more than 15 miles away from me. I don't need any of them, but I'm very curious about that dishwasher. Maybe I'll go take a looky-loo, as intolerant sellers like to say.

Post# 724519 , Reply# 9   1/2/2014 at 12:12 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Is the stove and fridge Westinghouse too?

On a different note Ive determined the mini-basket I was considering buying is the smaller size and wont work for my washer. You had said you would trade me with one you had if I got it and it turned out to be the wrong one. If you (or anyone else here) is interested in it I'll put you in touch with the seller. She has the mini-basket, lint pan and softener dispenser for $25.00

Post# 724521 , Reply# 10   1/2/2014 at 12:21 (2,245 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        

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I wonder when Westinghouse dishwashers took a turn for the worse; they seemed to be among the front-runners in the early Sixties.

Gee, were they bought by Whirlpool too? (Ralph ducks and runs!)

Post# 724537 , Reply# 11   1/2/2014 at 14:45 (2,245 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Ooooo and looky there...

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they have Armstrong's best selling, most classic floor pattern ever.. #5352, we've had it in 4 houses, but they went and discontinued it :-(

Post# 724540 , Reply# 12   1/2/2014 at 14:53 (2,245 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Group shot - Oven

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I saw this yesterday and didn't post it(up too late), so here's a group shot for you all 1 of 3

Post# 724541 , Reply# 13   1/2/2014 at 14:54 (2,245 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Group Shot - Dishwasher

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outie and innie

Post# 724543 , Reply# 14   1/2/2014 at 14:56 (2,245 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Group Shot - Refrigerator

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Out dee and indee door...and agreed, floor is retro cool.

Post# 724549 , Reply# 15   1/2/2014 at 15:31 (2,245 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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I know linoleum is available one again but why doesnt some company start making all the cool colors/designs/patterns of inlaid linoleum that was once made? There were countless designs that were so cool and colorful. Whats available now is pretty bland stuff. Only solid colors and no patterns from what Ive found.

Post# 724582 , Reply# 16   1/2/2014 at 18:43 (2,245 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It is hard to tell, but I think I see the rectangular filter in this machine. If so, it was a sibling of the model check-rated by CU in the 1965 DW report. The machine's quality went south when they got rid of the filter.

Post# 724590 , Reply# 17   1/2/2014 at 19:20 (2,244 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        

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is that a Wasteinghouse refrigerator then? You don't see many nowadays.

Post# 724629 , Reply# 18   1/2/2014 at 21:33 (2,244 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I had the model below this dishwasher in 2 apartments my junior year in college--would put the machine at about 7-10 years of age at that time. Compared to the mid-to-late 1960s Hotpoint in the previous apartment, this one kicket butt and got rid of the yibblits on my glasses the Hotpoint left. And it held a heck of a lot more dishes and pots & pans. I vaguely remember John L (Combo52) (or it could have been Tom) who stated this early Westinghouse front load dishwashers were very similar to a KA12. It made similar noisese throughout the cycle that's for sure. Personally, it was one of my more favorite dishwashers of the period with cleaning results and capacity.

Post# 724897 , Reply# 19   1/3/2014 at 22:43 (2,243 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
Good model

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Good eye, Tom, that's the Good Westinghouse. The spin-turret tower is another indicator; the suckster turbine-pump model of later years had a different configuration with a rotating head in a sleeve. (No comment.)

And the bastards gave you no rack rollers by then. No rack rollers? Like, a car with skids instead of wheels?

I believe the Westies got lousy when they switched to a very similar design to GE's lackluster, filterless turbine pump, with a big-holed wash arm...and more than that, the stupid shaded-pole motor that ran all the time during the dry cycle to "fan-dry" the dishes and get on your last good nerve. Imagine a GE without water in it, sitting there moaning away for a good twenty-five minutes after the cycle had ended.

Our Wards portable with that configuration worked well, but we had soft water in Oakland, and it was ragingly hot. We had a Bosch Thermador at the time, and were grateful for something that didn't need 3.5 hours to produce a load of clean dishes.

When we moved to Tucson, that machine was a dismal performer even with hot water, so we kicked it out. It also had the most amazingly poor build quality I've ever seen. The door latch needed constant adjusting to latch properly and easily. The pump intake was hanging on by rust holding hands, and I had issues with the heating element terminals shorting when they'd sometimes leak. Nothing was better than a machine full of water and dishes midway through the cycle that needed blotting and encouraging to finish, until next disassembly. (I finally found heat-proof rubber washers that apparently surpassed WCI's specs to stop that little issue.)

Post# 725174 , Reply# 20   1/5/2014 at 08:22 (2,242 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
If you realy want to go ULTIMATE CHEAP-O:

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Then there's the "Bradford Exchange", meaning that already cheaply designed dishwasher can go at a more lower, justifiable price buying it at WT Grants...

Same goes for the fridge & stove, momentarily before the WCI-takeover took the last remaining, workable appliances that Westinghouse had left!

-- Dave

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