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POD 11/6/17 GE portable washer
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Post# 966448   11/6/2017 at 17:12 (346 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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This little portable washer washer was built by Hitachi for GE.   I got one of these when RedCarpetDrew and I traded a few machines.


Two water levels, one cycle (fill, wash, drain, fill, rinse, drain, fill, rinse, drain, spin), a reversing impeller at the bottom of the tub and a 900 rpm spin.   It was a fun little washer and seemed to clean OK, assuming you did not overload it, which was easy to do.  The thing I didn't like about it is it only spins after the final rinse.        

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Post# 966455 , Reply# 1   11/6/2017 at 18:48 (346 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Do any videos exist of these machines? How does the impeller action compare with that of today's HE toploaders?

Post# 966484 , Reply# 2   11/6/2017 at 21:46 (346 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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This is the washer I was referring to in the SQ 2018 line thread. 

Post# 966487 , Reply# 3   11/6/2017 at 21:53 (346 days old) by agiflow2 ()        

I had a friend back in the 80s who had one of these and I got to play with it . Was a cool little washer but you really can't load these too full. I'm surprised the tub was porcelain and not plastic or SS. Maybe to keep in line with other GE washers ?

Post# 966503 , Reply# 4   11/6/2017 at 22:52 (345 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

5 lbs of clothes in this washer is pushing it.

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