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Post# 728370   1/17/2014 at 19:19 (2,229 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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This one has Andy written all over it.  I had to let you know. 

WK78.





Post# 728374 , Reply# 1   1/17/2014 at 19:31 (2,229 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The link please?

Post# 728454 , Reply# 2   1/18/2014 at 03:46 (2,228 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
This has Andy written all over it...

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Sssoooo... This means I'm the 'missing link'?

RCD


Post# 728458 , Reply# 3   1/18/2014 at 04:42 (2,228 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
This should work

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Post# 728540 , Reply# 4   1/18/2014 at 12:48 (2,228 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Those are TOL and with the white buttons, the first of this new panel series. Would that make these a 710 or 810?

Nick, thank you for retrieving the link.


Post# 728542 , Reply# 5   1/18/2014 at 12:55 (2,228 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 728543 , Reply# 6   1/18/2014 at 12:56 (2,228 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Post# 728551 , Reply# 7   1/18/2014 at 14:45 (2,228 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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That's a Suds Saver I believe.


Post# 728579 , Reply# 8   1/18/2014 at 17:23 (2,228 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

Never seen one with white buttons before. The ones we had had brown buttons.

Post# 728587 , Reply# 9   1/18/2014 at 17:50 (2,228 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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White buttons. Yes, that was found on the 10 series washer and dryer. Actually, they almost could be called ivory. The dishwashers of the same time frame also had them. When they went to the 12 series machines, the colors went to brown. After that, the machines were a black control panel with black buttons & knobs.

I agree, they look to be 810's. VERY nice machines. Wish the post wife budget was a little looser at this time but, as the appliance grim reaper, I'll just wait. In the end, they all come to me... LOL! Thanks for thinking of me!

RCD


Post# 728622 , Reply# 10   1/18/2014 at 21:08 (2,228 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
No problem Andy!

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Always happy to help the man who's videos got me into this hobby.  (1960's Whirlpool)  Then I found the 1986 all original KM LTD set.  I owe it to you my friend.  Here is the first wash I did in that machine.  Enjoy my friend

WK78



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Post# 728657 , Reply# 11   1/18/2014 at 23:36 (2,228 days old) by appnut (TX)        
instead of suds saver

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I figured those would be extra rinse buttons. Or auto soak-to-wash.

Post# 728661 , Reply# 12   1/19/2014 at 00:10 (2,228 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I much prefer the look of the ivory treatment for buttons and timer dial.  Good to know this trim indicates the same mechanics as the center dials as opposed to the later short stroke action.  The brown-on-brown never appealed to me.

 

Unfortunately, being in the midst of the worst drought in California history, the responsible thing to do is keep using the Affinity, and it will also help to avoid penalties on the water bill for over-use, which are likely to be implemented at some point.


Post# 728710 , Reply# 13   1/19/2014 at 09:24 (2,227 days old) by appnut (TX)        
midst of the worst drought in California history

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And Ralph, aren't you glad you tripped across the Miele too? My sister and BIL are wanting to replace their Maytag Dependable Care top loader with a front loader. I'm telling her to get a SQ.

Post# 728767 , Reply# 14   1/19/2014 at 14:08 (2,227 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        
Bob --

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Yes, after the first sparkling load produced by the Miele, there was no looking back.  I've grown accustomed to the longer cycle time, and it has never been an inconvenience.  Water efficiency is an added bonus.  If (when) the Miele ends up needing a prohibitively expensive repair, I'll consider going retro again, but no older than a soil sensing WP/KM/KA Ultra Wash model.

 

I know that TL Maytags were always at the top of CU's list for efficiency among the rest of the field, mostly attributable to their smaller tub size, but compared to a modern day FL machine they're hogs.  I sure do like them as a satisfying form of entertainment, though.

 

I'm probably better off sticking with my plan of an Easy Spindrier for a patio machine so I have the option of reusing wash water along with regulating the rinse water usage. 

 

 





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