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Central WI Kenmore Set
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Post# 960664   10/4/2017 at 21:58 (355 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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Nice looking!

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Post# 960697 , Reply# 1   10/5/2017 at 05:22 (355 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The last version of the infamous Kenmore 800. 


Post# 960698 , Reply# 2   10/5/2017 at 05:29 (355 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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And last pic from ad


Post# 960699 , Reply# 3   10/5/2017 at 05:38 (355 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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In less than a month we've seen examples of all 3 versions.  First Jerry's visit with Electronicontrol and his coppertone 800; the 9/21/2017 POD that was like what I had when my parents bought to replace the 1964 Norge in 1970; and now this version. 

Post# 960818 , Reply# 4   10/5/2017 at 16:46 (354 days old) by pumper (SE Wisconsin)        

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Wish the dryer was gas, I'd snatch 'em up.

Post# 960820 , Reply# 5   10/5/2017 at 16:58 (354 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set, at a nice price.

Post# 960902 , Reply# 6   10/6/2017 at 09:04 (354 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Three questions

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Why infamous? Is that washer standard or huge capacity? What kind of agitator might be in there?

Post# 960904 , Reply# 7   10/6/2017 at 09:24 (354 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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It is Infamous because it's the same washer that member Jason lava and myself had as children growing up. Jason was very obsessed with this washer. It has a super Roto swirl agitator.

Post# 960906 , Reply# 8   10/6/2017 at 09:37 (354 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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One thing I just noticed, Bob, was the extra switch to advance from soak to wash on the Madison WI set. I took a look at the photos of Mike's 800 (which I suspect is the first incarnation), and it only has a switch for the second rinse, and found another photo of the later 800 with the soak switch.

Do you remember which version you had?

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Post# 960925 , Reply# 9   10/6/2017 at 12:44 (354 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ben I made somewhat comparisons between the 3 when Jerry vizited mike and noticed. Ours had the extra switch.

Post# 960926 , Reply# 10   10/6/2017 at 12:46 (354 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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The coppertone model (Pic 1) has a Pre Wash cycle preceding Normal but it doesn't have a Soak cycle.  I wondered for a moment why it needs a detergent dispenser with no Soak-to-Wash option but the Pre Wash (presumably including a drain and spin) is the reason.

Pic 2 has the full-meal-deal of Pre Soak and Pre Wash leading into Normal, thus the Soak selector switch.

Post# 960936 , Reply# 11   10/6/2017 at 14:41 (354 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The Avocado Kenmore set looks exactly like the one that one of my neighbors got in the Summer of '72. She now has a Kenmore set in Almond.

Post# 961705 , Reply# 12   10/10/2017 at 10:18 (350 days old) by extmaxspin (St Charles MI)        
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I contacted the seller and got a few more pics. They appear to be in great shape, and seller claims everything (incl. console lighting and dispensers) works as it should.

I'd love to have these, but they're really a bit too far away from me to make it possible. I'm posting the pics in the hope that someone closer can save them from being scrapped.

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Post# 961719 , Reply# 13   10/10/2017 at 11:28 (350 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
Guard The Loot! (& the Machines!)

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Surely that is still so much washing & drying for so little dough!

-- Dave

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