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Tapan dishwasher - $10 (Millwood, WV)
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Post# 743816   3/21/2014 at 08:09 (2,374 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 743825 , Reply# 1   3/21/2014 at 08:35 (2,374 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Looks like it was one of later models - a D&M rebadge, I think!

Post# 743830 , Reply# 2   3/21/2014 at 09:02 (2,374 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It's a WP made machine! I nver knew WP made Tappans. How unusual a machine might this be?

Post# 744001 , Reply# 3   3/21/2014 at 21:43 (2,374 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I know where another one was in Illinois

Post# 744013 , Reply# 4   3/21/2014 at 22:13 (2,374 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600 CDT.))        
No D&M Here

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Rebadged Whirlpool. I was not aware that these were made.

Post# 744018 , Reply# 5   3/21/2014 at 22:34 (2,374 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Whirlpool made

Yes, for a brief period of time in the early to mid 70's Whirlpool produced Tappan dishwashers. No mechanical or cycle differences, just cosmetic. They are the only Tappan dishwashers to have been considered any good. I have a service manual for one set of models made by Whirlpool. I will see of Robert can add it into the Ephemera.

I always loved this style of door latch!

Post# 744069 , Reply# 6   3/22/2014 at 08:29 (2,373 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Porcelain interior?

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Is the interior porcelain or what is it...looking closer, it's hard to determine if there's a start of rust....

Post# 744070 , Reply# 7   3/22/2014 at 08:37 (2,373 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
John (combo52) mentioned WP-Tappans once here...

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This appears to be a single wash-level machine, or there are crucial parts missing.  I've seen several GE built Tappans but not the WP built version until now.


I liked these handles, too, so distinctly Whirlpool and convenient to use.

Post# 744097 , Reply# 8   3/22/2014 at 09:37 (2,373 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Well, I'll be! I never thought that Tappan dishwashers were ever Whirlpool rebadges! What vintage would this have been, then? Early 70s perhaps?

Post# 744168 , Reply# 9   3/22/2014 at 14:01 (2,373 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
a start of rust....

That is staining of the plastic filter.

Aside from the one level washing, this is probably the best used dishwasher you could buy for $10.00 and with a couple of changes, it could have the upper level wash arm.

This post was last edited 03/22/2014 at 18:54
Post# 744199 , Reply# 10   3/22/2014 at 16:03 (2,373 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

We put rebadged WP Tappan DW in the custom homes we built in FL. Some where in the late 70's Tappan switched over to the DM units, that was not popular for our buyers. We were already putting in TOL double oven Tappan ranges, some with MW on top. The quality was not great.

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