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GE Portable DW mod GGSC453L1 Avocado in Phoenix
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Post# 862973   1/20/2016 at 01:10 (1,007 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I know the guy who is selling this unit. I got my '63 Coldspot from him last month. If anyone up here is interested in this DW, he's asking $65 for it and it is located a few blocks from my house. Misc photos here for you--he has not tested it so I cannot tell you if it is fully functional or in need of anything.

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Post# 862974 , Reply# 1   1/20/2016 at 01:29 (1,007 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Looks like 1973

Post# 862978 , Reply# 2   1/20/2016 at 01:49 (1,007 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Delaney…you're probably right--

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My guess was circa 1970-72, but I'm not a GE guy so thx for some clarity!

Post# 862979 , Reply# 3   1/20/2016 at 01:58 (1,007 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Other's would know better than me.

Here's an ad from 1972. I know this dishwasher console doesn't last much longer before it's replaced with the black plastic one piece. Though, the floating timer stays adrift in the door panel.

The woodgrain background (on many appliances) became more prominent as the decade moved on.

I wish it were closer to me.

Post# 862980 , Reply# 4   1/20/2016 at 02:07 (1,007 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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is probably not a deal-breaker. This DW is compact enough that Greyhound would likely ship it for not a huge amount of money...

Post# 863091 , Reply# 5   1/20/2016 at 15:42 (1,006 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Roger would love this - lolol

Post# 863106 , Reply# 6   1/20/2016 at 17:46 (1,006 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Any Arizona members who have interest in this...

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he's going to be home Saturday afternoon--I can put you in touch with him if you'd want to be in Phoenix to check the machine over.

Post# 863113 , Reply# 7   1/20/2016 at 18:20 (1,006 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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Roger *would* love this.  Finally, something that can pre-dirty all the dishes, before placing them in the KitchenAids.  :-)

Post# 863115 , Reply# 8   1/20/2016 at 18:21 (1,006 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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Is that Plastisol, or porcelain?  The speckle is throwing me off.  The scrape-guard on the bottom of the inner door liner suggests "plastique coating."

Post# 863119 , Reply# 9   1/20/2016 at 18:24 (1,006 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Y'know, I looked right at this thing at his house and didn't think to touch /tap the interior. Saw speckle and presumed porcelain. I'm probably wrong, but that's what a lifetime of KA tubs has done to me.

Post# 863160 , Reply# 10   1/20/2016 at 21:31 (1,006 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Very pretty, but unless you must, not worth the shipping

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Starting in 1973 GE dishwasher colors were "Celery" and "Avocado", I think this model is from 1972, although I cannot make out the letter at the end of the model number, it could be from '71. As all of you know I'm a GE fan, but as pretty as this unit looks, the "Sideshow-Bob-Shoe" wash arm tells us that this machine isn't a very good cleaner and more than makes up for that fault with a home shaking decibel level. These were inelegant machines manufactured for builders to offer prospective tenants and/or buyers a modern kitchen with a dishwasher at a very low cost. It pains me to say this, but it's the truth, Ruth.

Post# 863163 , Reply# 11   1/20/2016 at 21:55 (1,006 days old) by DavidBlazor (Astoria Oregon)        
What are the cycles

I have a couple of questions for you GE lovers!

1)Is this a Pottscrubber model?

2) What are the cycles?

3) Does this model have the Power Shower?

Thanks for the answer


Post# 863200 , Reply# 12   1/21/2016 at 02:28 (1,006 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Maybe 1966?

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From another member's post:

Post# 863234 , Reply# 13   1/21/2016 at 08:13 (1,005 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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No, that model and that vintage were probably a little better than the avocado machine.


1)Is this a Pottscrubber model? No, "Potscrubber" was coined in 1973 and all it meant was marketing

2) What are the cycles? Normal, Rinse/Hold, Pots 'n' Pans

3) Does this model have the Power Shower? Likely

Post# 863250 , Reply# 14   1/21/2016 at 09:31 (1,005 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The back tub wall is the back of this machine. I don't think that there were any porcelain tubs in GE dishwashers after 1957. From the time that the rollouts and Mobile Maids were redesigned to have the bow tie impeller, they had Plastisol interiors.

One advancement that this does have is the electrically triggered rinse agent dispenser so it does not need cocking in that space on the upper right of the control panel that used to have the little knob.

Post# 863306 , Reply# 15   1/21/2016 at 13:37 (1,005 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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"This DW is compact enough that Greyhound would likely ship it ...."

It's on Wheels. Why can't we just wrap the unicouple around the hitch of a North bound Greyhound (when the driver isn't looking), and there ya' go!
What's the worst that can happen?


"....unit looks, the "Sideshow-Bob-Shoe" wash arm "

This is what happens when corporate sends everyone from engineering on a 2 week vacation to the Alps.

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