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Post# 775228   8/3/2014 at 19:13 (2,238 days old) by bwoods ()        

maybe you can ask them to sell the dryer separately

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Post# 775264 , Reply# 1   8/3/2014 at 21:04 (2,238 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I bet the Kenmore replaced the GE washer--a matched set at one time. 

Post# 775269 , Reply# 2   8/3/2014 at 21:41 (2,238 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

Anyone know the capacity of that particular GE dryer?  I've got one just like it and the interior of the drum seems huge - the opening likewise - if you'll notice the larger door on some of the older GEs.  It seemed to dry very fast to me.  Just curious about it's capacity.


Post# 775277 , Reply# 3   8/3/2014 at 22:47 (2,237 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I would say it's close to 8 cu. ft.  That's what a 1/18 dryer is and this is pretty close to that.  I used to be able to get two 3/4 GE washer loads or a full and 1/2 load into the dryer and dry if needed--if the same type of fabrics. 

Post# 775368 , Reply# 4   8/4/2014 at 13:48 (2,237 days old) by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

Thanks Bob for the info, very interesting.

Post# 775429 , Reply# 5   8/4/2014 at 19:07 (2,237 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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I would agree Bob that these were close to 8 cubic feet, but I never heard that MY 1-18s were that big, I figured that they were closer to 7 Cubic Feet, did you find this capacity information in the literature?

Post# 775454 , Reply# 6   8/4/2014 at 20:20 (2,237 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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John, I vaguely remember someone around her commenting the 1/18 dryer was about the largest ever produced of vintage products and was close to or at 8.0 cu. ft. 

Post# 775579 , Reply# 7   8/5/2014 at 07:24 (2,236 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Bob, maybe when the 1-18 was introduced it may have been one of the biggest dryers across the entire FD line, but I am quite sure that the GE in question is bigger, also many of the Norge-Wards dryers were bigger than the 27" wide FDs. And bigger still is the limited model that WP built for Sears in 1969, I have one of these 31" wide dryers and it is huge, unlike the big GE the drum is full diameter all the way to the front of the dryer [ on the GE the drum diameter is really cut down at the front for the bearing slides ].

Sears carried this dryer so they could say they had a bigger dryer than Wards who was beating up on Sears over capacity of washers and dryers in the late 60s.

John L.

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