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Free to good home: 1960 Mobile Maid dishwasher
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Post# 781726   9/5/2014 at 19:16 (1,996 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Yes,  it's gotta go...  I have one MobileMaid too many and this is the one, alas...  


It's a model 1SP43S1 - that dates it to 1960.  It is working but has been seriously bojacked...  The last person who owned it installed it in a rental unit and did some creative plumbing to make it a 'stand-alone'.  There is damage to the cabinet because of this and their hookup leaked so the machine was not used while the tenants were there.  


I have some personal history with the machine - back in 2010, I was contacted by someone in Montreal who wanted to know if I could repair her grandmother's GE dishwasher.  Well, this was the machine - it was leaking around the motor coupling area.  I fixed this with some POR15 and high-heat silicone (you'll see that red ring in the tub bottom).  I managed to re-glue the detergent dispenser which had been cracked and got it working correctly, but the tenants who used this managed to break it again.  I think it could be fixed. 


Now, here's the condition:  the interested party must take the whole machine.  I will do what I can to help get this shipped - I do have access to a freight company just over the border in Derby Line (Norman G Jensen).  If not, I'll keep it and part it out in case one of my MobileMaids needs a parts transplant.


I have already tried to contact a member of the group, mikepaquette, who had expressed an interest in having one of these machines, but I have not received any reply.  IF he surfaces, I would give him priority on this machine. 


Geez, I've become a cranky old geezer since I retired, haven't I?    And whoever said 'become?', watch it... LOL 



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Post# 781825 , Reply# 1   9/6/2014 at 07:44 (1,995 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
Date error - my bad....

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I double-checked my GE 'decoding' table and it turns out this dishwasher is in fact a 1959 model.   I foolishly assumed that 'Q' would be the letter code for the 1959 model year - 'S' is the correct letter.


Sorry for the confusion! 






Post# 781828 , Reply# 2   9/6/2014 at 08:30 (1,995 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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It's a good thing we're not playing "Monopoly - the Appliance Version"; otherwise, not only would have to go to jail without passing "GO" and without collecting $200, BUT you would also have to forfeit your 1963 GE laundry pair....


Post# 781831 , Reply# 3   9/6/2014 at 09:28 (1,995 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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'Monopoly - The Appliance Version' - I like the sound of that!  Instead of houses and hotels you could put appliance retailers or manufacturers and 'rents' would charged according to how high or low-end the appliance line was...  Oh yeah, I have too much time on my hands... LOL 

Post# 781833 , Reply# 4   9/6/2014 at 10:20 (1,995 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yikes! Somebody get this idea over to Parker Brothers!!!!



-- Dave

Post# 781937 , Reply# 5   9/6/2014 at 16:32 (1,995 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
YAY! I found a home for it!!

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She's not that active on the board these days, but Julie (pinkgurl) from Brownsburg (where Chris and I used to have a house each) is claiming the Mobile Maid!  


She's in an apartment with a dishwasher cut-out but no dishwasher; the MobileMaid will fit in there nicely and she won't have the installation hassles now or if she moves. 


I am so pleased!!

Post# 781980 , Reply# 6   9/6/2014 at 19:09 (1,995 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Mobile Maid new home

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Congrats, Julie, this is a neat looking washer; I don't know all the Mobile Maid models and features, but I like that dial selector.

Post# 782110 , Reply# 7   9/7/2014 at 10:29 (1,994 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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Maybe Launderes would be interested in the racks, though they are pink, hers is blue....

Post# 782111 , Reply# 8   9/7/2014 at 10:31 (1,994 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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Oh it found an home...
Better so that it didn't become a donor...

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