Thread Number: 72192  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
What year is this GE turquoise dishwasher?
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Post# 954657   8/26/2017 at 16:55 (421 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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The person who has this is unsure of the year. It has a pull-out door like a drawer vs. a pull down like today's dishwashers. Interior is pink.

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Post# 954668 , Reply# 1   8/26/2017 at 17:58 (421 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

late 50's or very early 60's

Post# 954669 , Reply# 2   8/26/2017 at 18:00 (421 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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This is like 1960 or 1961 TOL GE. 

Post# 954683 , Reply# 3   8/26/2017 at 18:48 (421 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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HOLY F--K !!!!

That is the Holy Grail Of GE Pull Outs.

Is that for sale ???

Where is Ken (Bajaespuma) ????????

Post# 954703 , Reply# 4   8/26/2017 at 20:35 (421 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I sent Ken a private message

Post# 954717 , Reply# 5   8/26/2017 at 21:18 (421 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Thank youse.

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It's 1960. It's an SU-70 and I'd love to know if it's for sale. Can we get an interior shot?

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Post# 954719 , Reply# 6   8/26/2017 at 21:30 (421 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
The Great Custom 4-Cycle

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The SU-70 was the first (and arguably, the best) dishwasher my Parents ever owned.


Ours was a 1961 oddball model; pretty much identical to the one above, but instead of the plate warmer control, it had a visible cycle dial where one ought to be and the ventilation grille was brown instead of white. It also had the new all-plastic silverware basket instead of the older Plastisol covered wire one.


This thread should be in the Imperial section where I would have found it a half hour ago. Thank you Bob for the head's up.

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Post# 954722 , Reply# 7   8/26/2017 at 21:43 (421 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
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Damn, I almost wet myself, when I saw this pic! I would absolutely love to own this machine. There was something about the drawer type machines shape, that proved to be great cleaning machines. My brother in law was a appliance repair person, and said it might of had to do with the interior shape Especially with the bow tie impeller. I think this model was by far the best drawer type, of all the drawer machines.

Post# 954807 , Reply# 8   8/27/2017 at 10:53 (421 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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This was offered to me, and I was curious about the age, as I couldn't find a lot on the internet in just a general search. I have no idea if it works as the person who bought it for her kitchen never installed it, nor did the person she bought it from. No other history is known about it. Gasket needs replacing and I was told the hoses probably need to be replaced as well. I have not arranged to pick it up yet.

Post# 954865 , Reply# 9   8/27/2017 at 14:54 (421 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
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There's more than a dishwasher up for grabs, and that fridge is the exact model and size I'm looking for.  Too bad it's on the wrong coast.


Ad link also accessible via "Somebody Save These" in Shoppers Square.




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Post# 954867 , Reply# 10   8/27/2017 at 14:59 (421 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Sheesh, looks like my mother's old kitchen appliances! She had the plain builder model GE dishwasher with the bow tie impeller and a GE refrigerator that looked nearly identical.

Post# 954870 , Reply# 11   8/27/2017 at 15:11 (421 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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If there are still SU70's kicking around in Florida, I may have to move!!  Let us know how this turns out - this has to be the coolest GE dishwasher ever!!

Post# 954889 , Reply# 12   8/27/2017 at 16:18 (420 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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How does the dishwasher in the ebay listing differ from the one in the OP, besides the visible cycle dial that Ken mentioned?

Post# 954899 , Reply# 13   8/27/2017 at 17:34 (420 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, the one that's next to the fridge, just has the one cycle  The one without the visible cycle dial  has 4 distinct cycle buttons. 

Post# 954900 , Reply# 14   8/27/2017 at 18:22 (420 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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It's actually not in Florida, but a few hours away in another state. I had no idea it was so special. I was going to pick it up in a couple of months when we go visit the in-laws since it's on the way. However, I may need to go snag it sooner in case the seller decides to change their mind!

Post# 954908 , Reply# 15   8/27/2017 at 19:05 (420 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks Bob!

Post# 955057 , Reply# 16   8/28/2017 at 16:11 (420 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Go for it Jeannine!  I hope you can save it!  And we'll help you bring it back to life (as long as you post lots of pictures!!!)



Post# 972951 , Reply# 17   12/11/2017 at 06:30 (315 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        
It's here!!

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We *finally* picked up this dishwasher! Months ago I bought some pink metal cabinets near St. Louis and had them stored until we could go up there. On the way back from picking up the cabinets (turns out they are Geneva!), we picked up the dishwasher.

It's in worse shape than I thought, but I'm hoping a good cleaning will take care of that. The gasket around the top is completely dry rotted, so hopefully that won't be too hard to fix.

Post# 972961 , Reply# 18   12/11/2017 at 08:24 (315 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Yay! Glad you saved this dishwasher!


The top tub gaskets were a weak point on these machines and the original GE replacements are very hard to find. However, closed-cell foam weatherstripping makes a good substitute.  Looking forward to seeing more - it's a real beauty.

Post# 973311 , Reply# 19   12/12/2017 at 20:48 (313 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        
Thanks, Paul.

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I'm going to post the pix in the Imperial section, since that's where my original post should have been.

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