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TYS - Kenmore Dryer thought to be from 1950's - $75 (Newport News)
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Post# 754417   5/2/2014 at 12:59 (2,331 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Post# 754457 , Reply# 1   5/2/2014 at 15:28 (2,330 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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link doesn't work and I can't find this dryer on Norfolk Craigslist, but here's another of interest to someone.

And that Kenmore up above--2.5 hours on the timer??? gotta be 120 volts??

CLICK HERE TO GO TO akronman's LINK on Norfolk Craigslist

Post# 754471 , Reply# 2   5/2/2014 at 16:33 (2,330 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Here's the fixed link---

CLICK HERE TO GO TO washdaddy's LINK on Norfolk Craigslist

Post# 754485 , Reply# 3   5/2/2014 at 17:11 (2,330 days old) by moparguy (Virginia)        

I think that this is the dryer that Will classiccaprice posted when he saw it at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago... unless there are two of these lurking around the Tidewater area!

Post# 754571 , Reply# 4   5/2/2014 at 21:42 (2,330 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
SORRY again!

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Post# 754587 , Reply# 5   5/2/2014 at 22:17 (2,330 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Same store too... Though I took a better picture...

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Post# 754588 , Reply# 6   5/2/2014 at 22:18 (2,330 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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It is clean on the inside.

Post# 754593 , Reply# 7   5/2/2014 at 22:32 (2,330 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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sorry, more double posting - I vaguely now remember seeing your posting, too. Shame shame. Mind is noodling-out. Mr. Noodle, what now? Thanks Will!

Post# 754684 , Reply# 8   5/3/2014 at 10:50 (2,330 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
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Where is our resident Pro All Things Kenmore when you need him? With 2.5 hoours on the timer, would this be a 120 volt machine? I'd be afraid of lots of wear on the clothes if that time was needed, but I'd learn to live with it back when some homes still only had 120.
Gordon knows it all and hopefully will spot this question--


Post# 754820 , Reply# 9   5/4/2014 at 00:42 (2,329 days old) by A440 ()        

This brings back childhood memories for me.
My best friends growing up had this dryer for ages!!! Their version was Gas! I remember them complaining that it was taking longer and longer to dry and I opened up the bottom and it was filled with lint. I convinced their Dad that it needed to be cleaned out and the vent also needed cleaning. It worked like a champ after the cleaning. Sad part is I think they got rid of it because it was "too old". Sadly nothing was wrong with it. I think they bought a new GE set to replace the W/D.
This family also had a Norge Gas Dishwasher that was built by Preway.
Thanks for the memories!

Post# 754855 , Reply# 10   5/4/2014 at 09:32 (2,329 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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A440 -Brent, how old were you when you convinced your friend's dad to clean the lint filter and vent? What a great story. So did your friend's dad employ you to be Mr. Fixit? LOL! I wonder if they read any manual that came with it? :-)

I'm not sure when they decided to buy new, but the 60's especially had so many choices of cool looking appliances, with new features and styling, it would be hard to resist buying new.

I love the stories like yours where someone remembers the exact washer, dryer,dishwasher...I can't remember much other than we had Hotpoint and GE products. Thanks for yet another childhood memory story.

Post# 754876 , Reply# 11   5/4/2014 at 11:51 (2,329 days old) by A440 ()        

Hi Phil,
I think that I was around 12 or 13 during this time. Although I already knew them for years before. The father and I did it together. When he saw the lint around the burner area he freaked out!
I knew just about everyone on several streets and of course what type of appliances they had. (including a/c units, heating, etc.) The housewives loved me. I would know what day and time they would start washing and show up. I would say the majority of them actually liked it. Especially the Widows. I was company to them and they did not mind me helping with chores one bit. Of course also visiting.
My Mother on the other hand did not like it so much. I had to sneak around to do it. Makes me laugh out loud when I think about it.

Post# 754881 , Reply# 12   5/4/2014 at 12:04 (2,329 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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You sure were a unique kid, Brent! That's pretty funny...I didn't know anyone who even loved doing their laundry...sounds like if you were a little older you could have a business there. Great story.

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