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GE Potscrubber 1200 Phoenix, $100
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Post# 777237   8/14/2014 at 00:53 (2,228 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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This one's Priced very optimistically. (I just passed on one which was basically brand new/unused/never installed at a bldg. supply shop 2 months ago...for $25).

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Post# 777239 , Reply# 1   8/14/2014 at 01:08 (2,228 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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I believe this is a higher end model of the one installed in my kitchen. Mine was never used, except for storage.

Post# 777242 , Reply# 2   8/14/2014 at 01:23 (2,228 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
These are supposed to be...

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quite competent machines. I've never owned a GE DW...but have someone scouting a mid 80s Potscrubber 2800 electronic control version for me tomorrow. We'll see!

Post# 777271 , Reply# 3   8/14/2014 at 05:21 (2,228 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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They still make me swoon all over when I see one.

Post# 777280 , Reply# 4   8/14/2014 at 06:09 (2,228 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Swoon? For the 1200?

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or for the 2500/2800?

Post# 777292 , Reply# 5   8/14/2014 at 07:01 (2,228 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Why, why, Why???

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Are they always so far away?????????

Post# 777293 , Reply# 6   8/14/2014 at 07:07 (2,228 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Far away makes for a fatter...

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billfold! I know...if everything I was trying to find was in a 10 mile radius of home I'd be on a bread and water diet :/

Post# 777379 , Reply# 7   8/14/2014 at 20:32 (2,227 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I swoon for the 1200.  Doesn't have the electronics that could fail and be extremely hard to replace that's found in the 2800.  And it cleans just as well. 

Post# 777400 , Reply# 8   8/15/2014 at 00:53 (2,227 days old) by washer111 ()        

Perhaps someone should get this as a second machine for Bob's kitchen.

Then he could BobLoad both his machines, and run them at the same time.
To be honest, to me it sounds completely mesmerizing!

But funkionalart, these machines are great choices (From what I hear). Solid, timeless designs that do the job quickly and reasonably efficiently.

Post# 777408 , Reply# 9   8/15/2014 at 04:57 (2,227 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Washer111..there is the impending arrival

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of a 2800 for me now. VERY pleased! I'm going to keep watch on this listing for the 1200, though. With a $100 starting price I just am not enthused. I pass these all over this city in the $15-$40 range and a great deal of them have clearly been seldom or even never used machines. I bought my KitchenAid KUDS23 in basically unused condition earlier this year for $ I admit I'm a bit of a cheapskate!

Post# 777439 , Reply# 10   8/15/2014 at 09:36 (2,227 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
GE GSD-1200 Dishwasher

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I have this model at the museum all rebuilt and ready to go, but I got a 2nd one that was almost never used, so the rebuilt one needs a home, contact me any reasonable offer will be accepted.

These were very good performing DWs if you can live with the loading restrictions, in many ways they were like the MT RR DWs you just couldn't get really large cookware and baking sheets in these machines as you can with a KA or a WP DW. These GEs were not that fast either, the main wash period was 30 minutes long alone and with the orignal motors you had to listen to the straining sound of the shaded pole motor as the speed constantly varied, add to this annoying sound many of the GE DWs with the multi-orbit wash arms would develop a moaning sound as the arm SLOWLY revolved that many customers said sounded like a dying animal, LOL.

But I hope someone wants this one we have, otherwise I will take out the rebuilt pump and motor and scrap the rest, I do agree with Bob the non-electronic versions are much more reliable than the EC models. I have only one customer left with a GSD2800 and it has my last good control board it it, so it days are numbered.

John L.

Post# 777555 , Reply# 11   8/16/2014 at 04:37 (2,226 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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My grandparents had this model. This brings back many memories... Especially when I'd lay on the rug Grandma kept in front of it and I would just sit and listen to the machine run and feel the warmth from the front.

It was replaced with a point voyager whirlpool gold with soil sensing.

The water they had on the farm was a very brown well water. As soon as the pipeline came through and they were put on whitewater grandma made grandpa replace the dishwasher then the washer and dryer. (A shame on the washer and dryer, because they were a speed queen set from the 80s that had been used less than 50 times when they were replaced in 2008. Grandma wouldn't use them because of the well water and she ended up giving the set away to some random people, she didn't think they'd be worth anything.) The racks were literally falling apart when the machine was finally replaced (3rd set of racks).

Anyways thanks for the blast from the past.

Post# 777583 , Reply# 12   8/16/2014 at 10:32 (2,226 days old) by bwoods ()        
distinctive GE sounds

Joshua, a while back we had some conversation on the AW about the distinctive GE sounds of their washers and dishwashers. So its funny that you mentioned how you laid in front of the machine and found it soothing.

We were joking that GE must have sound engineers that design their appliances to be comforting/soothing by nature of the sounds they emit.

I often ran my dishwasher at night when I went to bed with the rhythmic swish/swash and low hum of the motore it sort of lulled me to sleep. Right now I am using a Maytag RR and the sound is quite interesting, Certainly not unpleasant, but demanding in its sense of power and control. When it drains, it sounds something reminiscent of a freight train...very powerful and attention grabbing.

My mother had a GE filter-flo (probably about a 1979 or 1980 model) with the straight vaned agitator. She always said the sound reminded her of her grandmothers wringer washing machine as it agitated and it brought memories of her childhood back to her. The Filter-Flo's can be a little raucous when filling or when the brake kicks in. But when agitating, its familiar and rhythmic and comforting. When it's running its like having a friend there in the background.

Same with the GE dishwashers, they are mesmerizing and soothing and you have a friend there in the room with you while its running. Even the occasional click of the drain solenoid is not distractive but provides punctuation for the comforting rhythms.

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Post# 777678 , Reply# 13   8/17/2014 at 00:44 (2,225 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        
Sound machines never worked.

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I still find the sounds of a washing machine, clothes washer, fan or any of the generation series kirby vacuums soothing. When I have a truly horrible night or can't find a way to calm my self I'll run my dishwasher and lean against it and wake up a few hours later able to go to bed.

Mom always did the morning dishes then would drag out her g3 kirby. I'd be in the sitting room playing or laying in front of the sliding glass door we had off of the kitchen. Mom had a hobart-made kitchenaid, then it was replaced with a frigidaire. Several years later when mom got her amana french door fridge and frigidaire smooth top range she replaced the frigidaire dishwasher with a kitchenaid again.

The house I grew up in was 3 stories plus a basement. When Mom was done in the kitchen/dining room/sitting room, we'd go down two levels to the basement and she'd start laundry. The laundry room was truly that, she had it set up for storage in the north, east and west sides but the center of the room was open space and the maytag washer was on the south wall, next to the furnace (on the right) and the Maytag dryer was on the east wall to the left of the washing machine. The room was bigger than the master bedroom. When I came around I was the only one left at home.. It was just mom dad and me. The open space was used for sorting clothes. Mom has always been a neat and tidy person but the laundry room always had mounds of clothes everywhere. Each mound was a different color. Being the 3 of us, we had lots of clothes. She was always changing her outfits and my outfits... I don't know how 3 people used so many clothes... Anyways, She would empty the dryer, put the washed load in the dryer that was from the night before, start a new load of wash and start ironing/folding the dried clothes she pulled out. I'd usually fall asleep in a pile of clothes that smelled like mom and dad. The sounds of the washer, dryer and mom's rowenta iron would always put me to sleep.

Sorry for going on, especially on a shoppers square post but its fun thinking about things like this.. It makes me realize where some of my quirks come from that I never really thought about...

Post# 777682 , Reply# 14   8/17/2014 at 01:04 (2,225 days old) by A440 ()        

Was this your dishwasher that you replaced with your Sears Kenmore Elite?
Everyone talks about the weakness of this dishwasher, but it blows my mind how many of these exact GE's are still in service.
I would love to find a low use one to play around with it for awhile. I agree the pump sounds were kind of blimey, but it would be fun to use a tried and true GE design.

Post# 777741 , Reply# 15   8/17/2014 at 11:52 (2,225 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Yep, that was the one Brent!! 

Post# 777803 , Reply# 16   8/17/2014 at 14:59 (2,225 days old) by nmassman44 (Boston North Shore Massachusetts)        

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I had the Kenmore version of this dishwasher that did quite well I thought. I loved that top rack, it held a ton of dishes and glasses and the lower rack was versatile enough for my needs. The MultiOrbit wash arm did exceptionally well except when washing canning jars, one could see where the jets missed. I made the mistake of washing a full lower rack of the canning jars that were dirty and I loaded the upper rack full of canning jars as well. I knew enough to put the shallow wide mouth pints in the corners so the spray from the tower would get into them. Why I remembered that, I dont know! LOL...anyways I loved the sound as well. This dishwasher may have sounded like the motor was struggling but it did move 35 gpm and I thought had plenty of water pressure and wash action was powerful...especially when hearing the tower jets hitting the door. They certainly dont make them like this anymore.

Post# 777839 , Reply# 17   8/17/2014 at 17:13 (2,225 days old) by washer111 ()        
Incase there was any Doubt...

This commercial does feature some "spray action" about midway through.
And it isn't anaemic! Especially in comparison to that machine I posted about probably a week ago…

Post# 777885 , Reply# 18   8/17/2014 at 23:45 (2,224 days old) by A440 ()        

Do your ever miss your GE? I was always shocked at what you could put into it on wash day.
Did it die on you, or you thought it was time to replace it?

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