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P.O.D. 12/5/2017: "featuring" the Variable-Speed HOTPOINT!!!!
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Post# 971721   12/5/2017 at 12:56 (348 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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"Custom Crafted", of course...

All those knobs, and water levels, water temperatures, and speeds!

Is there anything it CANNOT do? --Well, it cannot woo those Lady Kenmore buyers away from Sears...

As for speeds, there was one POD a while back that had two knobs to control the agitation & spin speeds and actually not in any "fixed" speed, either, but a "variable velocity" which has me noting that this particular doesn't...

(Think of how many lids were open & lid switches propped with a clothes pin or some other blunt object to watch those tubs whirl quickly & slowly, and the onlookers who wanted to keep their limbs the way they were born with, 'carefully!'...)

Still, Lady EXECUTIVE, can be almost a "Her Majesty" boasting the "eternal soak cycle" and a number of other niceties, just that one feature that could have added that extra knob has gotten discontinued...

-- Dave

Post# 971740 , Reply# 1   12/5/2017 at 15:01 (348 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

A feature-laden machine, to be sure. Wonder if those overnight soaks caused problems with seals or rusting? There was a Hotpoint dealer in the small town I grew up in, but don't recall seeing many washers; mainly ranges and refrigerators.

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