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Post# 774754   8/1/2014 at 18:02 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I'll add to this as I find more ..first up

1) Stacked Washer and Dryer - $150 (Greene, IA) -
it really looks very clean and not used much

2) Newer Washer & Dryer Set (Fisher & Paykel) - $50 (La Crosse)-
If anyone thinks these are worth the trouble to repair, not sure if they were free...whether it would help...but fifty bucks?

3) Here's the set I was trying to find in the Atlanta area, but I ended up with an older, less-featured set : Heavy duty Large Capacity Maytag washer and dryer:

4)Kenmore Elite Calypso Washer and matching Dryer - $200 (Waukesha) - maybe the drain pump line is just plugged up or something simple? :-)

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Post# 774757 , Reply# 1   8/1/2014 at 18:07 (2,031 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
That Harvest Gold Set Was Mine!

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Dryer is still totters on though is joined by a newer Oko-Lavatherm condenser. The washer sold off to a member in order to make room for the Oko-Lavamat.

These Harvest Gold units are fun, especially the washing machine. Mine was a convertible to stationary or portable unit and had all the cycles of a full sized unit. Watching that Surgilator in action alone provides hours of fun.

Post# 774758 , Reply# 2   8/1/2014 at 18:09 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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really thought that stacked set looked good - glad to hear it returned more than just good looks!

Post# 774759 , Reply# 3   8/1/2014 at 18:10 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Lady Kenmore PINK Vintage 1962 Wringer Washer Machine - $28

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This deserves its own space

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

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Post# 774766 , Reply# 4   8/1/2014 at 18:39 (2,031 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
A108 Maytag? $50.00

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Piggybacking on this thread.



CLICK HERE TO GO TO goatfarmer's LINK on Southbend Craigslist

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Post# 774769 , Reply# 5   8/1/2014 at 18:51 (2,031 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Note that the F&P topload dryer DE62T27G was assembled at F&P's Clyde, OH plant (which they had at that time).  The washer probably was as well.  Per the serial number, the dryer dates 2008 January.

Post# 774781 , Reply# 6   8/1/2014 at 19:10 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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DADoES - so this was after they were purchased from F&P and would be GE quality, not the original F&P or ? who knows?

Post# 774815 , Reply# 7   8/1/2014 at 20:09 (2,031 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Only the *frontload* dryers were sourced from GE.

The topload dryers (of which the ad item is one) were always manufactured by F&P, they have nothing to do with GE.  They were first produced in NZ (see the tag below from mine, 2004 July).  F&P brought washer/dryer and SmartDrive motor production to the facility in Clyde for a few years.  U.S. washer/dryer production was closed sometime in 2009 but motor production may continue (I don't know) to facilitate Whirlpool's use for the Cabrio & Bravos.

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Post# 774831 , Reply# 8   8/1/2014 at 20:54 (2,031 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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good info, thank you DaDoES!

Post# 774895 , Reply# 9   8/2/2014 at 01:18 (2,030 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

With the stacked set- Does the washer lid open far enough to load and unload for use or do you have to pull the machine out a little from where it's stored to use it?

Post# 774918 , Reply# 10   8/2/2014 at 03:41 (2,030 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I "think" the washer on the stacked set has a lid that's hinged in the middle.

Post# 774921 , Reply# 11   8/2/2014 at 04:44 (2,030 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

The lid on the washer is a one piece lid that is hinged at the rear. I know that if it isn't blocked it will open to a vertical postion. It definitely doesn't look there's enough room sitting directly under that dryer to do that. But I could be wrong.
Maybe there's some type of magnet that's under the dryer that holds the lid open for you while using the washer since it won't open all the way. I don't know.

Post# 774929 , Reply# 12   8/2/2014 at 05:51 (2,030 days old) by richardlxixxx (Old Westbury, New York)        
Whirpool Stacked Washer Dryer

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If that set was closer to me, I would seriously consider purchasing. I am looking for a set like that and none ever seem to come up for sale in my vicinity.
Was the washer a two speed?

Old Westbury, NY

Post# 775000 , Reply# 13   8/2/2014 at 15:55 (2,030 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Interesting that F&P had a facility in Clyde, OH and makes componets for Whirlpool. Did they have their own building, or lease space in Whirlpool's huge washer factory there?

Post# 775017 , Reply# 14   8/2/2014 at 17:27 (2,030 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

That Whirlpool stacked set is BD and if I'm not mistaken it's a 3 cycle, 2 speed.

Post# 775018 , Reply# 15   8/2/2014 at 17:27 (2,030 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Was the washer a two speed?

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Yes, washer offered two speeds for washing and spins.

Cycles are:

Regular/Heavy - High speed agitation and spin
Permanent Press (Cool Down Care) - High speed agitation and low spin speeds with cooling

Knits - Low agitation and spin speeds.

Gentle - Low agitation and spin speeds.

Difference between "Gentle" and "Knits" are the wash and spin times with Knits having a longer wash and spin.

Super Wash - High agitation for a period then machine soaks for about two minutes. partially drains, soaks, then refills and begins "Normal" wash cycle.

Again great machines for their size offering all the features of their larger siblings. Mine had the "waterfall" lint filter system but used the bed of nails instead of brush (thank God).

Post# 775070 , Reply# 16   8/3/2014 at 00:31 (2,029 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Knit cycle also had one phase of cool-down as opposed to the PP, which had 2 cool-down phases.

Post# 775131 , Reply# 17   8/3/2014 at 10:52 (2,029 days old) by richardlxixxx (Old Westbury, New York)        
Harvest Gold Stacked Whirlpool Set

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I sent a message through Craigslist to the seller. Hopefully, he will consider selling the set to me. Of course, packing and shipping would be involved, but I am willing to pay. This is a great set, in good to excellent condition, and would suit my needs perfectly.

Wish me luck,
Old Westbury, NY

Post# 775132 , Reply# 18   8/3/2014 at 10:54 (2,029 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Best wishes!


Post# 775163 , Reply# 19   8/3/2014 at 14:20 (2,029 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
GOOD LUCK richardlxixxx!!!

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keeping my fingers crossed for you...........


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