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Post# 772011   7/20/2014 at 03:51 (2,257 days old) by Southkc ()        

Just bought house and it has a aqua clothes dryer in says Frigidaire on it but been trying to figure out model# and year.

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Post# 772012 , Reply# 1   7/20/2014 at 04:49 (2,257 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

I think I found your answer or at least a starting point.

If you check TRAINGUY'S PIC COLLECTION he has a set in his collection that looks like a match for you. It's a 56 Frigidaire Imperial Unimatic Washer & filtrator dryer. His collection is posted under the photo tab and it's #9 out of the 19 he has posted.

The dryer's a dead ringer for yours. Only difference, his is white.

Hope this helps you out.

Have a Good One,

Post# 772017 , Reply# 2   7/20/2014 at 05:39 (2,257 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice  dryer. Someone here will be interested for sure if you decide to sell.

Post# 772028 , Reply# 3   7/20/2014 at 07:14 (2,257 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
You have…….

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a 1956 Sherwood Green (not turquoise) Frigidaire Filtra-Matic No Vent Dryer in your basement…PAT COFFEY

Post# 772056 , Reply# 4   7/20/2014 at 08:55 (2,257 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Great find

DI56. The model no. is usually found on a metal tag just below the door opening when you pull out the Filtrator cartridge. 1956 was the only year I know of where they used white porcelain on the top of the washer and dryer with cabinets in color.

Post# 772059 , Reply# 5   7/20/2014 at 09:04 (2,257 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

No-Vent? I'm so checking this out! Did it actually work? or did you have a house full of lint? What about the moisture? Where did that go?

Questions to be researched...


Post# 772061 , Reply# 6   7/20/2014 at 09:18 (2,257 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

This is a 1956 Top of the Line Frigidaire vent-free dryer. The water is condensed and placed into the pan at the bottom of the dryer.

You can download the service manual for that machine is here:

I don't have an owners manual loaded for that dryer, but the 1958 manual can be downloaded here and the DCI-58 model and instructions are similar to your DI-56.

Post# 772075 , Reply# 7   7/20/2014 at 10:56 (2,257 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
1956 Frigidaire

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I still say Frigidaire's 1956 laundry appliances are a great example of how to add color to today's miserably-boring washers and dryers.  All tops were white (porcelain enamel) and only the cabinets were colored.  Great precedent for painting white cabinets and leaving the tops and consoles alone.



Post# 772087 , Reply# 8   7/20/2014 at 11:32 (2,257 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Warmsecondrinse, if you will use the search function in the Imperial forum and search under Filtrator, you will find extensive discussions about the machines including the beautiful perfume they make while drying.

Post# 772092 , Reply# 9   7/20/2014 at 12:12 (2,257 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Reply #7 - ditto!

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I love that little dryer - reserved and attractive design....thanks for posting photos and keep it going! :-)

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