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COMBO! The REAL thing : 1965 Lady Kenmore Washer & Dryer Combo - $150 (sun valley)
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Post# 783253   9/12/2014 at 16:08 (1,989 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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If it was near to me, I'd have it two hours ago...but for you combo lovers, is this a nice one? :-) I think so, anyways.

AD: "This machine is a throwback to the time when "Made in America" meant this product was the best in the world. This machine is made of American steel, the kind of steel that does not bend or dent. When you wash your clothes you don't have to remove them from the machine, just turn the knob to the dry cycle and Walla "

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Post# 783258 , Reply# 1   9/12/2014 at 16:23 (1,989 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Just to keep this special one at top...hope someone gets it!

Post# 783260 , Reply# 2   9/12/2014 at 16:25 (1,989 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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This looks to be in nice shape!  I hope someone gets this!

Post# 783266 , Reply# 3   9/12/2014 at 16:33 (1,989 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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No doubt, someone has this in their collection, so a backup would be good to have in are not easy to get for combo's, I believe. Good luck someone!

Post# 783267 , Reply# 4   9/12/2014 at 16:37 (1,989 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
i'm really not into combos but.....

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even this one gots me excited!!!
i hope someone gets this one too!!!


GREAT catch here phil!!!
maybe someone's dream "combo"???


Post# 783287 , Reply# 5   9/12/2014 at 17:28 (1,989 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

This is the one that did not use the initial intermediate spins before balancing the cylinder by adding necessary water to one of more of the ballast tanks and going into the rip-roaring 400rpm spin. Note that there is a dial segment marked spin and then another that is not marked before the one marked dry. In between those two, the cylinder slowed to tumble speed and the diverter valve that directed the balance water into the balance ring was snapped open for brief periods to give what they called a "peel off rinse". Water squirted out of the filter stream slot onto the load. What it did was try to spray just enough water on the load stuck to the cylinder to get the load to fall off and tumble again. Then the machine would go back into spin, balancing the cylinder as necessary. It was thought that the second spin period with clothes that were partially extracted would make them less likely to stick to the cylinder when the drying started.

John has this one in his basement.

Note that it also has the RESET light. This was the old balance mechanism that had to be manually reset if an unbalanced load tripped it. If you opened the lower panel there was a ring in the center attached to a flat fiber tape that you pulled to reset the mechanism so it would spin again.

Walla = Voila

Post# 783289 , Reply# 6   9/12/2014 at 17:32 (1,989 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Tom - there's a few out there that John has and doubles of, I'm sure. These machines are complicated, some work better than others, to the experts anyways, but I love the design. Thanks, always learn something, even if retention might be another wash and dry period. :-)

Post# 783315 , Reply# 7   9/12/2014 at 18:57 (1,989 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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It's a shame these we not as popular in the smaller Midwest towns, as I can say I've never seen one out in the wild here. Would love to trip over one of these someday. Beautiful! I wonder if it's gas.


Post# 783322 , Reply# 8   9/12/2014 at 19:20 (1,989 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Kind of making me home sick. 

Post# 783634 , Reply# 9   9/14/2014 at 09:09 (1,987 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
1965 LKM Combo

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Its been saved but not by me this time, LOL. I have had the Gas version of this machine hooked up in my basement for more than thirty years now, one of my favorite machines.

Post# 783644 , Reply# 10   9/14/2014 at 09:58 (1,987 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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John, for mentioning, and 30 years? wow. This is a good looking combo.

Post# 784541 , Reply# 11   9/19/2014 at 02:01 (1,983 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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This is almost identical to the LK gas combo I grew up with. The timer dial lettering is the only difference. Same cycle sellections but ours was turquoise. Would love to have another one.

Post# 784731 , Reply# 12   9/20/2014 at 11:38 (1,981 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
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Does anyone know if thIs was purchased? I contacted the seller several times but he never returned any messages or emails.

Post# 784733 , Reply# 13   9/20/2014 at 11:50 (1,981 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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Allan - hi, this was saved, but no names. Combo52(JohnL) said above in his posting:

"1965 LKM Combo - Its been saved but not by me this time, LOL. I have had the Gas version of this machine hooked up in my basement for more than thirty years now, one of my favorite machines."

Post# 784786 , Reply# 14   9/20/2014 at 20:11 (1,981 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

OK, I must be going blind!! I did not see his response. Thanks Phil.

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