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GE Americana washer/dryer pair - $175
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Post# 738853   3/2/2014 at 20:09 (3,500 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Matched set. What is the logo say on top of the washer lid? Were these nearly TOL, but not TOL - and ...late
70's or early 80's? Seems fairly priced.

AD: " gently used GE Americana set
high capacity (both)
harvest gold coloring
asking $175 obo
call tracy"

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Post# 738855 , Reply# 1   3/2/2014 at 20:12 (3,500 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It says "Dispensall." Like Disposal.

Post# 738864 , Reply# 2   3/2/2014 at 20:37 (3,500 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Thank you - was this a special model or higher end? It doesn't have three control knobs on the washer panel, so I'm thinking, it's not the TOL.

Post# 738872 , Reply# 3   3/2/2014 at 21:14 (3,500 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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The only washer higher up than this one would have had 5 program selections on the left end of the panel, which would pre-select the water temperatures and agitation and spin speeds. This one is in a lot of ways nicer in that it allows the user to select any combination he/she desires. Those toggles (top-to-bottom) control Wash Temp, Rinse Temp, Wash Speed and Spin Speed.

This is a very nice washer paired with the matching (joe mama) dryer - discussed in separate thread a few days ago.


Post# 738891 , Reply# 4   3/2/2014 at 22:20 (3,500 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Paging RCD.... Paging RCD!!!

Post# 738940 , Reply# 5   3/3/2014 at 07:53 (3,500 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
Beautiful General Electric set BUT..........................

can't these sellers at least wipe down the machines with some Cinch and paper towels? If I were selling something I would present it in the best light possible!! Especially when you are asking alot of money for a forty year old set!!
Gently used??? The washer looks like it was left in a barn!

Post# 738942 , Reply# 6   3/3/2014 at 07:54 (3,500 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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its a matched set, it has a mini basket and mini-quick, seperate controls for everything, its the largest capacity for both, they LIGHT UP, and a Dispens-ALL.....

what more could you ask for?

I don't need another set, but would be all over these like white on rice!

Post# 738955 , Reply# 7   3/3/2014 at 09:36 (3,499 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
If you don't jump on these...

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These are the TOL's.


The Programmed washer that was the acme was eliminated in 1973; this was the last of its kind (notice the realistic local for the washing machine and the realistic looking hausfrau about to do a load; this ad was ahead of its time. BUT WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THAT STUPID STRAIGHT-8 ACTIVATOR OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!!):

Post# 738958 , Reply# 8   3/3/2014 at 09:40 (3,499 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Lovely set (after cleanup). The dryer is huge!

Post# 738971 , Reply# 9   3/3/2014 at 10:15 (3,499 days old) by ken (NYS)        

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Another thing they have going for them: No Woodgrain

Post# 738992 , Reply# 10   3/3/2014 at 11:41 (3,499 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Well said!


Post# 738993 , Reply# 11   3/3/2014 at 11:41 (3,499 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
No Woodgrain

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Wood-grain had not been perfected yet...


Post# 739025 , Reply# 12   3/3/2014 at 14:04 (3,499 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

What is the control for that is just to the left of the cycle control knob? It looks like some type of switch. Is it a suds saver control? How would it work if it is.

Post# 739030 , Reply# 13   3/3/2014 at 14:44 (3,499 days old) by appnut (TX)        
rocker switch to left of timer

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I do believe that's for either the mini-quick cycle for the mini-basket or the extended soak cycle that's for soak only or auto soak to wash with the dispensa-all system.

Post# 739049 , Reply# 14   3/3/2014 at 15:46 (3,499 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
rocker switch

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I think some TOL GE's had the rocker switch for EXTRA RINSE? Blowing up the pic doesn't help to discern much, but the noon to 5 o'clock position of the timer seems to show an extra rinse.

GE amazes me with all the options availalbe thru the years. Tons of MOL models, some BOL one-speeds, and then a set like this. And I see full width lighting, correct?

I am happy with 2 FF's, both 2 speed and 4 cycle and mini-basket, etc, but this set in this thread are wonderfully loaded up, Dispens-All and knobs, buttons, switches, options, damn I wish Reno wasn't cross-country.

Post# 739067 , Reply# 15   3/3/2014 at 17:15 (3,499 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        

The rocker switches on the left are:
Wash Speed
Spin Speed
Wash Temp
Rinse Temp

The knobs left to right are:
Infinite Water Level
Automatic Extra Rinse

Full width lighted console

"Dispensall" Lid
Plastic lid lifts up from regular lid when closed to dispense:
Fabric Softener

Super Filter Flo Pan
with Mini-Basket

18 lbs. Capacity (according to GE)
I think this was a 2.7 cubic foot tub by today's standards.


Post# 739071 , Reply# 16   3/3/2014 at 17:36 (3,499 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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my brother got this set when he got the first wife.....doofus....

that rocker switch next to the timer was for the Mini-Quick would set the timer at the 'mark' on the Regular cycle, and with a flip of this knob, it would run the timer in fastforward, and complete the whole cycle in 15 minutes!

Post# 739132 , Reply# 17   3/4/2014 at 00:21 (3,499 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
Holy DispenseAll, Batman!

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Ummm, gonna make a call tomorrow... Early tomorrow!

Posted 18 days ago, tho...


Post# 739207 , Reply# 18   3/4/2014 at 10:30 (3,498 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE Dispence-All Pair

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Hope you get them Andy, keeping my fingers crossed, the only thing that worries me is it looks like they were already sitting outside when the photo was taken.

The little rocker switch to the left of the washers timer mechanically changes the timers advance speed so the washer goes through the complete cycle twice as fast, it was designed to be used with either the mini-basket or low-water level loads that you wanted to be done faster.

Post# 739239 , Reply# 19   3/4/2014 at 14:00 (3,498 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        
Oh well!

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They were sold to a good home. Actually to a gentleman who wanted them as they reminded him of his mom's set. That's what I get for snoozing. Actually, I was out of commission with a very angry and painful sciatic nerve issue. Sigh...


Post# 739314 , Reply# 20   3/4/2014 at 19:44 (3,498 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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truly sorry you didn't get those, Drew....sciatica problems are no fun....

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