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Post# 991821   4/22/2018 at 21:22 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        

Hi everyone! We finally closed on our house and have been really busy lately. I have known about these for a few months and finally went to go get them. The seller said they are original to the house. Pretty well optioned set and in nice condition as well. Paid $100 for both of them. Hope you all enjoy.


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Post# 991829 , Reply# 1   4/22/2018 at 23:19 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Post# 991833 , Reply# 2   4/23/2018 at 00:45 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Wow! Nice find!

Post# 991842 , Reply# 3   4/23/2018 at 05:07 by appnut (TX)        

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Post# 991844 , Reply# 4   4/23/2018 at 05:48 by Easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        
Great find!!!!


You'll enjoy these machines. They look to be in good shape. Let us know how they run. Fun machines.

Jerry Gay

Post# 991851 , Reply# 5   4/23/2018 at 06:25 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Top notch, indeed. Good to see them going to a person who will appreciate them and use them(but not too much).

Post# 991853 , Reply# 6   4/23/2018 at 07:25 by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        
So Cool

Congratulations on a great addition to your collection!

Post# 991859 , Reply# 7   4/23/2018 at 09:42 by peteski50 (New York)        
Frigidaire 1/18!

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Tyler this is really a beautiful set - Best Of Luck in your new home and with the 1/18 set! My Aunt had almost the same models except hers didn't have the window and was poppy color! She had the basement wall painted poppy to match the washer and dryer!

Post# 991864 , Reply# 8   4/23/2018 at 10:01 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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They look beautiful.  I've never been one for 

Avocado, but they look really good in that color.

I would def have jumped myself.


Good Catch.  Enjoy!!



Post# 991877 , Reply# 9   4/23/2018 at 12:36 by Spin-Doctor (Maryland)        

Nice looking set. Those GM/Frigidaire 1-18's are really starting to grow on me. That is what those are, correct?

If you wanted to pretty much completely rebuild both of those units, would you be able to source all the parts?

Post# 991879 , Reply# 10   4/23/2018 at 12:43 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Awesome set and in delicious-to-die-for avocado green! I love those large 1-18 dryers — they do a great job. Have fun!

Post# 991885 , Reply# 11   4/23/2018 at 13:18 by gregingotham (New York)        

My favorite console style of the 1-18 era...

Post# 991886 , Reply# 12   4/23/2018 at 13:19 by gregingotham (New York)        

My favorite console style of the 1-18 era...

Post# 991887 , Reply# 13   4/23/2018 at 13:33 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Very cool!  Congratulations on your Frigidaire find!!

Post# 991897 , Reply# 14   4/23/2018 at 15:47 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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That's a great find!
1. One of the fun 70's colors,
2. A matched set,
3. A windowed-lid!

Seems like a jackpot to me!

CONGRATULATIONS on getting them Frigidaires!
Doing the HAPPY DANCE for you on this side...

Post# 991898 , Reply# 15   4/23/2018 at 15:47 by christfr (st louis mo)        

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oooh very nice

Post# 992013 , Reply# 16   4/24/2018 at 19:58 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        
Thank You everyone!

For the kind words. I am so glad to be able to rescue this stuff and I cannot wait to dig into them. Yes, they are a Frigidaire 1-18 set in Avacado. Though I am not a huge fan of avocado, these just look so nice. Especially with the window lid. These will look good next to the Poppy set. They also are very clean underneath as well, fortunately.

Thank You everyone and I hope we continue to find these old treasures.


Post# 992531 , Reply# 17   4/29/2018 at 18:01 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Red Set + Green Set = Christmas Party!

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Hi Tyler,

Congrats on another fine 1-18 set. I think 1-18's are truly underrated. These sets really cleaned anything and everything quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. And who can argue against that fantastic spray spin! I never had a set that had any major problems.

One thing that I always did to improve drying time was to replace the front and rear felt drum seals and rollers at the same time. Use plenty of syl-glide and she will run smoothly for years.

I used my 1978 WIC-A & DECI set as daily drivers for years. Of course one day I hope to find a 1979 WEG & DEEG Elite set and would give anything for one.

Best wishes,

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Post# 993898 , Reply# 18   5/11/2018 at 17:51 by TrainGuy (Key West)        

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Have you had a chance to try these out yet?


Post# 993995 , Reply# 19   5/12/2018 at 14:25 by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Nice find

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Now you’ll have clean laundry. That avocado is becoming classic. I always preferred the red or rot beer but give something time and voila its collectible.

Love my 3 speed root beer and red Elite. SO easy to use.

Post# 994023 , Reply# 20   5/12/2018 at 19:25 by floyde (Los Angeles, CA)        
I have the same model only in almond

Tonight doing a small load of towels the agitator sounded like it was going to take off into orbit.

Really loud. On gentle it was fine.

Any suggestions????

Post# 994037 , Reply# 21   5/12/2018 at 22:26 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You probably have cone hop meaning a broken part inside it.

Post# 994039 , Reply# 22   5/12/2018 at 23:16 by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

Wow!! What a fabulous find. Very envious I must say. Hope that you get lots of good washing out of the pair. Very nice. Congratulations!!


Post# 994325 , Reply# 23   5/15/2018 at 20:24 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        

None at the moment. Lots of other things going on right now between work and family visiting soon. The seller said there was an issue with the timer, but have not had the chance to check and confirm. Both are in very nice shape considering they were in a basement. I also finally unwrapped and cleaned up the Poppy set as well.


Post# 994668 , Reply# 24   5/19/2018 at 20:58 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Best of Luck

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Once you check it out, let me know if you need anything. I should have extra timer motors and at least one rebuilt timer for this model.


Post# 996736 , Reply# 25   6/10/2018 at 11:29 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Update Please

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How is the laundry room coming along? Have you had a chance to work on this 1-18 set yet?


Post# 997084 , Reply# 26   6/13/2018 at 21:10 by glhturbo2 (Reidsville, NC)        
Update II

I haven't had time for them. Getting some vacuum cleaner stuff together to sell etc. Hoping the timer issue will be an easy fix. If I need a timer, I will probably have to find one.


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