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General Electric Filter-Flo Washer - $75 (Chamblee)
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Post# 737333   2/24/2014 at 08:59 (2,190 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Great looking GE FF -

" General Electric washer for sale; not new, definitely old school but still works fine. This is a 'programmed' model with 5 preset selections for speeds and temperatures, variable water levels, bleach and fabric softener dispensers, and optional automatic extra deep rinse. This washer includes the filter flo pan which is designed to remove lint from the wash and rinse water and serve as a detergent dispenser. It also includes the 'Mini-Basket' setting (water level), but is missing the mini basket (these are not impossible to find especially with online shopping). The model number is WWA8480B, and this is an 'extra large capacity' machine.

I purchased this washer for the specific purpose of washing dog bedding due to it's ability to remove dog fur during wash and rinse activation. "

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Post# 737338 , Reply# 1   2/24/2014 at 09:32 (2,190 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Dayum! That's about top of the line and nicely cared for.

Post# 737345 , Reply# 2   2/24/2014 at 10:05 (2,190 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Ditto what Tom said.


Seems like mini baskets on these things tend to disappear like crisper drawers on old fridges.

Post# 737406 , Reply# 3   2/24/2014 at 14:33 (2,190 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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That's mine. I thought I had 3 folks interested, then nothing. Typical for CL.


Post# 737421 , Reply# 4   2/24/2014 at 16:06 (2,190 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
"that's mine"...

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hey lawrence,

what's the "GENTLE" washing cycle like?? can you please tell me if it agitates slowly or does it do a "stop & go" kind of agitation??

i've always wondered about the GE "GENTLE" washing cycle. but i have to admit, i just like the look of the center dial maytag's control panel better. i guess you could call me a "maytag mama". LOL....

but please tell me about the GE's "GENTLE" washing cycle. i'm very curious...

Post# 737425 , Reply# 5   2/24/2014 at 16:22 (2,190 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The gentle cycle actually is a slower agitation and spin speed.

This one has 5 programmed combinations (working from memory here):

Colorfast Cottons - normal agitation, fast spin, hot wash, warm rinse.
Non-colorfast Cottons - normal agitation, fast spin, warm wash, cold rinse.
Permanent Press - normal agitation, slow spin, warm wash, cold rinse.
Delicate - slow agitation, slow spin, warm wash, cold rinse.
Special (Woolens) - normal agitation, fast spin, warm wash, cold rinse.

One of the modifiers is for a warm rinse, which will override the programmed temperature selection. Same thing for a cold wash (I think).


Post# 737429 , Reply# 6   2/24/2014 at 16:32 (2,190 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
It's the bomb

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Beautiful unit - did you use it for a while and decided to buy something else, so you're making room?
I like that warm rinse feature.


Post# 737432 , Reply# 7   2/24/2014 at 16:44 (2,190 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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thank you for the explanation on all the washing cycles of the GE washing machine. i appreciate you telling me about the different cycles & temperatures. very interesting.

thank you again...

Post# 737446 , Reply# 8   2/24/2014 at 17:37 (2,190 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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No, am preparing to move and I'm not planning to take this "extra" appliance with me.


Post# 737468 , Reply# 9   2/24/2014 at 19:17 (2,190 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Sounds Like:

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This originally came from Castleberry's. Every good Chamblean buys their GE appliances there.

Post# 737495 , Reply# 10   2/24/2014 at 20:51 (2,190 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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There's no telling; I bought this used a couple of years ago from a couple in Buckhead.


Post# 737879 , Reply# 11   2/26/2014 at 17:25 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Control Panel

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Here are some shots of the console, helps explain how the washer works and how the cycles are controlled. Starting from the left:

Here are the 5 program selections


Post# 737882 , Reply# 12   2/26/2014 at 17:26 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Water Level, Modifiers, Extra Rinse


Post# 737885 , Reply# 13   2/26/2014 at 17:27 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Right Side/Timer

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Not much more to say...


Post# 737886 , Reply# 14   2/26/2014 at 17:29 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
Money Shot

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As I noted in the ad, although set up for, she is missing her Mini-Basket.


Post# 737910 , Reply# 15   2/26/2014 at 18:40 (2,188 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
No Takers?

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Any interested parties, Lawrence?


Post# 737912 , Reply# 16   2/26/2014 at 19:04 (2,188 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Nope, not to date.

The mystery of just to where will I be moving is slowly evolving. I made a verbal offer this afternoon on a house in Mobile, AL. If it is accepted I will not be paying to move this heavy thing to Mobile!


Post# 737920 , Reply# 17   2/26/2014 at 19:27 (2,188 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        

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Keep me posted. I may have to look into renting a pickup truck and heading your way soon.


Post# 738029 , Reply# 18   2/27/2014 at 11:31 (2,187 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
that is a nice machine

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I just love how they put woodgrain on everything at one time... or as Sandy likes to call it "Ye Olde Fayke Woodgraine"... they even put it on Evinrude outboard motors fergawdsake!!

Post# 738057 , Reply# 19   2/27/2014 at 13:49 (2,187 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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I agree - like I'm supposed to believe that someone (the manufacturer in this case) actually either sliced a piece of wood and covered this console or, even worse, carved the console out of a slab of oak.


A washing machine?

Still, we bought them.....


Post# 738082 , Reply# 20   2/27/2014 at 15:11 (2,187 days old) by kqkenmore (memphis tn)        

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That is one of the best washers that my mother had it cleaned so well I wish that I still had it th warm rinse is great. Malcolm I may have the missing mini basket for it I will look for it just email me in this forum. Carl

Post# 738102 , Reply# 21   2/27/2014 at 17:29 (2,187 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
Wood Grain

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Of course it matches the Family Station Wagon...


Post# 738194 , Reply# 22   2/28/2014 at 03:57 (2,186 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

I have a Hotpoint washer that had the "Ye Ol Fake Woodgrain" on it-the metal top panel on the console was "woodgrained"Merely removed it-Top of the console is now a more professional balck color.BETTER!!Was removed after changing the water level switch adjustment so the tub would fill up.

Post# 738202 , Reply# 23   2/28/2014 at 06:47 (2,186 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The "Special" cycle used to have slow agitation and fast spin. Slow agitation to prevent damage to the fibers and fast spin to remove the water that wool holds. That was why the "G" program for woolens was in the orange Normal cycle of the 1958 LK. The spin speed was in the cycle in the timer, but the agitation speed was set independently and the Normal cycle was the only one of the three that provided the nigh spin speed. It also gave a warm rinse as did older GE programmed washers so that the change in water temperature would not cause the wool to draw up and shrink from temperature shock.

That machine probably dates from the 80s. A very similar one was in the home a friend bought new in Vero Beach in about 1985.

Wood grain on control panels: When that was put on stoves, John called them "wood stoves."

Post# 738499 , Reply# 24   3/1/2014 at 13:30 (2,185 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
This dryer is sold.

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Post# 738531 , Reply# 25   3/1/2014 at 15:15 (2,185 days old) by stainfighter (Columbia, SC)        

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Our friends, a couple, sold a set like it a few years ago when they moved out of Buckhead to Canton...hmm...
about 5 years ago...could it be?...

Post# 738532 , Reply# 26   3/1/2014 at 15:18 (2,185 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Don't think so. I bought this one not much over a year ago, would have to research to see exactly when. The sellers had remodeled their kitchen/laundry and were selling the appliances that came with the house.


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