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Post# 753837   4/30/2014 at 11:52 (2,127 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I received a very thoughtful and kind email off-list from Jeff moparguy, alerting me to an Amana fridge of exactly the right era, exactly the right trim, and in what appears to be very nice condition.

The problem? Dead Leprechaun Green, a.k.a. Avocado. If this one was White, I'd be very excited.

Anyway, a pic and a link to the CL ad are below, in case anyone's trying to complete a set of Avocado majors. In White, this would be exactly what I'm looking for.

The other hurdle is the asking price - $300. For a forty-year-old basement fridge in a color that's not one of the popular ones.

Oh, well. It's in Detroit - maybe at that price, the house goes with it. ;-)

CLICK HERE TO GO TO danemodsandy's LINK on Detroit Craigslist

Post# 753839 , Reply# 1   4/30/2014 at 12:02 (2,127 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Where is Genie when you need her? "I wish it
was white!"

"Yes Master!"

Post# 753841 , Reply# 2   4/30/2014 at 12:17 (2,127 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Barbara Eden. One of the reasons I liked watching that show.

Post# 753842 , Reply# 3   4/30/2014 at 12:37 (2,127 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Also, Sandy -

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some time ago, I saw seems to have the banding the interior is different - could it be the same outer style but a different model inside? sorry, but the seller's photos were two french-fries short of a happy meal in quality. OH! Does it need to be a right-hand hinged model?

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ovrphil's LINK on Fortdodge Craigslist

Post# 753864 , Reply# 4   4/30/2014 at 13:42 (2,127 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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The one you posted is much later than the Avocado one - it's like mid-'80s. The drawers are smoke-tint plastic instead of the beige-gold color of the Avocado unit. Also, yours doesn't have an icemaker, which makes the freezer look very different.

The handles on yours are not the same as earlier Amanas, either - they're not that "L'-shape. At least they're black - I cannot abide white plastic handles.

Post# 753922 , Reply# 5   4/30/2014 at 18:04 (2,127 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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WOW! I didn't realize they had earthquakes in Ft Dodge, IA.....


Yeah, that's a bit much for the avocado one. Sandy, I'm unloading the truck tomorrow, picture of what we talked about to follow.

Post# 753932 , Reply# 6   4/30/2014 at 18:41 (2,126 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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Looking forward to knowing more!

Post# 753955 , Reply# 7   4/30/2014 at 20:30 (2,126 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
P.S., Phil:

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Both these Amanas have reversible doors, so the current hand is not an issue.

I know the handles on the Avocado one don't appear to be reversible-door handles, but they are. Until bought out by Whirlpool, Amana did a pretty darn good job of resisting the "cheapest way out" design ethos practiced by most manufacturers. By this time, "cheapest way out" has been going on so long you can't tell one brand from another - they're all blander than a Mr. Rogers lookalike contest.

Post# 753959 , Reply# 8   4/30/2014 at 20:51 (2,126 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
"they're all blander than a Mr. Rogers lookalike con

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which about summarizes the reason I have always liked the 60's (especially) and some 70's appliances...

Mr. Rogers - at least he hung his clothes to dry.

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