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Post# 49946   11/26/2004 at 21:14 (7,077 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

Kenny, I have a "Crown" 1-18 Model #WC-6. How do I determine the vintage from the model number. Does it break down to W=Washer, C=Crown,-6= 1976? Thanks!! Steve

Post# 49970 , Reply# 1   11/27/2004 at 11:21 (7,077 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Look at the serial #,not the model #. First digit will be the year.7 will be 1977,5 will be 1975,etc.


Post# 49985 , Reply# 2   11/27/2004 at 16:26 (7,076 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        
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Thanks Kenny, I just used that information to surprise myself. Discovered my 1-18 is a model year older than I thought---a 1975. It is in such good shape it is hard to believe just to look at it! --Steve

Post# 50024 , Reply# 3   11/28/2004 at 10:22 (7,076 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I don't know how far back that information holds. I just checked a "J" model Frigidaire refrigerator I picked up,and the serial # started with 8. J is a 1965.

Post# 50046 , Reply# 4   11/28/2004 at 17:13 (7,075 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

Well I liked what you said the first time and I'm sticking to it! Anyway, it makes sense. --Steve

Post# 50060 , Reply# 5   11/28/2004 at 19:40 (7,075 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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WC-6 was a 1976-77 model according to factory identifier.

Post# 50066 , Reply# 6   11/28/2004 at 20:10 (7,075 days old) by washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        
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You can also find the year the machine was manufactured on the schematic wiring diagram usually glued to the outer tub of the 1-18's or on the back panel of the older machines. That's how I've identified my 1974 & 1966 Frigidaires...

Hope that helps, too.


Post# 50078 , Reply# 7   11/28/2004 at 22:09 (7,075 days old) by SactoTeddyBear ()        
Re: Frigidaire Model/Serial Age Signs:

My Parent's had a 1966 Frigidaire Custom Deluxe Washer, the Model Number was: WCDK with the "K" being the year of 1966. I know, because I bought it for them at our local Breuner's Store, when it was still Downtown. Although I used their "Charg-A-Plate" that was a generic Charge-Card-Like ability to use at most larger Department Stores here in Sacramento, CA. Those were the days!!!

Post# 50105 , Reply# 8   11/29/2004 at 06:11 (7,075 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        
Thanks to all---

Everyone's advice is well taken. I originally thought the machine to be a 1976. It sure is fun to use and along with the '56 "Unimatic" can be counted on NOT to walk around on my old hardwood floors!

Post# 50116 , Reply# 9   11/29/2004 at 15:14 (7,074 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Yes,Frigidaire used letters,from around 1965 or so,until the end of GM Frigidaire. It gets kinda confusing in the later years,with T,TT,U,etc.


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