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Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flowing Heat Dryer (DCIF-62) Cleve, OH
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Post# 755281   5/6/2014 at 15:06 (2,123 days old) by mab44107 ()        

Free to a good home if you come and get it. This dryer is in working condition but the door is hard to open and it gets too hot to trust with my modern fabrics. Sorry it's white but it does have turquoise colored controls. I've decided that I don't want to keep it but I can't bear to scrap it.

Post# 755287 , Reply# 1   5/6/2014 at 15:27 (2,123 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Man, I would love this dryer.

Anyone heading west through Ohio in the next month or so?


Post# 755299 , Reply# 2   5/6/2014 at 16:28 (2,123 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

Somebody should definitely get this dryer....especially since it's FREE and also a working vintage appliance.

It would be a total shame to see it go to the beyond.

Post# 755365 , Reply# 3   5/6/2014 at 23:50 (2,122 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Ben, I hope you'll get it! 

Post# 755416 , Reply# 4   5/7/2014 at 08:24 (2,122 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flowing Heat Dryer (DCIF-62)

If no one has already taken it, I will. I just need to arrange transport if Mab44107 can hang on to it until then. I tried to email but the "address" comes back as not valid.

Post# 755421 , Reply# 5   5/7/2014 at 09:25 (2,122 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Mab44107, I may have found a way to get this dryer from Ohio to Iowa. I'll shoot you a message with some details.


Post# 755425 , Reply# 6   5/7/2014 at 09:39 (2,122 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

If you don't get it, let me know. This dream machine cannot go to waste.

Post# 755565 , Reply# 7   5/7/2014 at 20:20 (2,121 days old) by mab44107 ()        

Thanks for the inquiries regarding the dryer. I'm in the process of moving and I'm away from my computer for long periods of time so your patience is appreciates while I sort through my emails. I had hoped I hit the jackpot when I stumbled across this forum but I underestimated how quickly I'd get responses. Needless to say, I'm pleased to find so many people who appreciate old appliances. It was a tough decision to let it go.

Post# 755919 , Reply# 8   5/9/2014 at 15:17 (2,120 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flowing Heat Dryer (DCIF-62)

Has anyone heard anything back yet form this seller?

Post# 755920 , Reply# 9   5/9/2014 at 15:19 (2,120 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Not yet. A mate to the dryer is patiently waiting in my basement, LOL.


Post# 755922 , Reply# 10   5/9/2014 at 15:34 (2,120 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Wildly Jealous

Best of Luck!

Post# 756785 , Reply# 11   5/13/2014 at 17:23 (2,116 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Does anyone know the dimensions on this dryer: width, depth, height, & the weight, too? I am looking for quotes for shipping & I want to be as close as possible.


Post# 756812 , Reply# 12   5/13/2014 at 20:24 (2,115 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Did you hear back on it?

Post# 756826 , Reply# 13   5/13/2014 at 21:39 (2,115 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

She emailed me today. If you want it, go get it. She says it is in the garage of her new house. I did the "Uship" thing to get quotes. I just didn't want it to get trashed. Let me know.


Post# 756833 , Reply# 14   5/13/2014 at 22:03 (2,115 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Eh, you heard back first, go for it! It's not like I have space in my basement these days anyway. :)


Post# 756835 , Reply# 15   5/13/2014 at 22:10 (2,115 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
If you are sure

I don't want any hard feelings against me (Plus, if I didn't have to spend $600.00 for shipping that would be okay, too...).


Post# 756875 , Reply# 16   5/14/2014 at 06:41 (2,115 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
dimensions and weight

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go to this thread, reply #13. The entire thread will give you lots of info

and congratulations


Post# 756876 , Reply# 17   5/14/2014 at 06:44 (2,115 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
also here

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Post# 756878 , Reply# 18   5/14/2014 at 07:30 (2,115 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Akronman - enjoyed the links and viewing your 1-18 and w/d - I'm still getting familiar with all these units..with the lid open, "Jet-Action" caught my eye. LOL! Jet Action - it was fun growing up in the jet age, as others here probably know. Congrats to brainardcooper (Brian?) on picking up the!

Post# 757044 , Reply# 19   5/14/2014 at 23:19 (2,114 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Thanks for the information from everyone. Who can tell me some of the pros & cons of a "Filtrator" Dryer? (is that the correct spelling?)


Post# 758225 , Reply# 20   5/19/2014 at 21:56 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
It's here!

The dryer arrived today & I am stunned by the "mint" cosmetic condition that it is in. It is beautiful! The delivery guy arrived at 2:30 this afternoon. We unloaded it, put it in the storage room & I had to leave town for a business trip at 4:00. I took some quickie pictures with my "dumb" phone. I will post them as soon as I figure out how to do it. (The last time I tried this I managed only to erase all contacts & pictures from my phone. Thank goodness for backup assistance!)

Can't wait to show this thing off!

Post# 758246 , Reply# 21   5/20/2014 at 00:00 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 1

Here is the Dryer!

Post# 758247 , Reply# 22   5/20/2014 at 00:04 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 2

Sorry about the poor quality of picture.

Post# 758248 , Reply# 23   5/20/2014 at 00:08 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 3

Push Buttons (I did not even have time to read what they said!)

Post# 758249 , Reply# 24   5/20/2014 at 00:11 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 4

Great dial handle!

Post# 758251 , Reply# 25   5/20/2014 at 00:13 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 5


Post# 758252 , Reply# 26   5/20/2014 at 00:15 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 6

Inside the Filtrator Cover. The instruction sheet looks almost new!

Post# 758253 , Reply# 27   5/20/2014 at 00:18 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Picture # 7

You only need to clean the "Super Filtrator" 2 or 3 times a year!

Post# 758361 , Reply# 28   5/20/2014 at 12:17 (2,109 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Flowing Heat Dryer

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Elegance - ahhhh, so long ago.

Congrats again - it's very nice - love the styling and color.

Post# 758454 , Reply# 29   5/20/2014 at 19:51 (2,109 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Now my goal is to find a matching or near-matching washer & I am willing to pay $$$ for it, too!

Post# 758911 , Reply# 30   5/22/2014 at 14:20 (2,107 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
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Cannot speak for Frigidaire per se, but unless you install this unit in a cool and dry location you won't be firing it up until the Fall or Winter. That is unless your local weather produces some cool and crisp days or nights this summer. My AEG condenser dryer is not used once temps reach >50F and remain.

Post# 759001 , Reply# 31   5/22/2014 at 21:16 (2,106 days old) by sel8207 (naples, florida 34117)        
how does the filtrator dryer work?

Have heard of a filtrator type dryer before, but how are they different mechanically from regular dryers?And how does the outside temp affect their operation? Beautifully styled machine though. Have never seen this type of model. Les.

Post# 759004 , Reply# 32   5/22/2014 at 21:51 (2,106 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
It is a condenser (ventless) dryer.

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Warm moist air instead of being vented out of the room and building via a hose is sent over a series of metal plates. It is there that the moisture supposedly "condenses" out of the air and drains into a pan or is pumped into a container. The now less humid air is returned to the drum (heated if necessary) and the cycle repeats itself over and over.

Instead of the hot and often dry chamber we are mostly used to with dryers, the inside of a condenser dryer is moist and often steamy. While this does make for some fluffy towels and smooth laundry, it is not without some downsides. Most notably condenser dryers *can* heat and steam up a room.

Post# 759129 , Reply# 33   5/23/2014 at 15:41 (2,106 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Condenser Dryer

In my family home in Chattanooga we have a very large & cool basement that will be perfect for this dryer. I can't wait to get it there. In the meantime I will be searching for a washing machine to match this dryer.

Post# 759134 , Reply# 34   5/23/2014 at 16:06 (2,106 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

The original owner said that the dryer got exceedingly hot & was burning/melting some of her fabrics. Where is the thermostat located on this dryer so I can look to see if that might be the culprit? I am afraid to attack it with out knowing beforehand because I don't want to take a chance of messing something up. bc

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