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Post# 1020265   1/5/2019 at 21:13 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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First I want to thank appnut (Bob) for alerting me to this set.

The owners were so kind to hold them for me for over a week until I had a free weekend to drive down to Silicon Valley area and get them. So today was the day, despite some really nasty weather, but it all worked out and they are temporarily sitting in the garage awaiting clean up and restoration.

Washer does not spin (another wig-wag job for me, I’m sure) and the owner said it took “six hours” to dry a load of clothes in the dryer. Am assuming the heating element is shot, so am glad I got the set for free...the owner insisted on not taking anything for them just as long as they were going to a good home.

The machines have been well taken care of considering their age (model numbers confirm DOB = 1974).

Once I start digging into these I’m sure I will be asking for help and advice to get them back in running order!

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Post# 1020266 , Reply# 1   1/5/2019 at 21:41 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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FANTASTIC...….we were hoping you got them.....

they are just beautiful...…

keep us posted....

Post# 1020268 , Reply# 2   1/5/2019 at 21:53 by Moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In June 2020!)        

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Penta-Swirl Perfection!

Post# 1020289 , Reply# 3   1/6/2019 at 01:05 by appnut (TX)        

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Todd I'm thrilled they are finally home.  


Now I hope Ken can come to agreement and make arrangements for a certain Maytag portable dishwasher.  

Post# 1020303 , Reply# 4   1/6/2019 at 06:57 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

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Wow, They make a beautiful pair!

Post# 1020308 , Reply# 5   1/6/2019 at 07:56 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Congratulations, Todd! That is one fine-looking set of Ladies!! It's great that the previous owner kept the set together all these years and I'm sure you'll do so for many more. Keep us posted and you know where to ask if you have any questions... LOL

Post# 1020328 , Reply# 6   1/6/2019 at 11:55 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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If those were mine, I'd put them in the living room.

Post# 1020342 , Reply# 7   1/6/2019 at 14:48 by Rberryiii3 (Palm Springs, California)        

Congratulations that’s a very nice set

Rob in PS

Post# 1020384 , Reply# 8   1/6/2019 at 19:16 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
Congratulations, Todd!

Those are beautiful!
As others have said, please keep us posted on your progress with them.

I second that!
Maybe with some nice soft lighting aimed at them!


Post# 1020397 , Reply# 9   1/6/2019 at 21:33 by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

They are beautiful! I would be proud to have them!! They look like they've been well cared for. I hope you can do the work on them and get them up and running. Would love to see videos once they are working like they should. Something to air for!!
Nice. Very nice.


Post# 1020405 , Reply# 10   1/7/2019 at 00:04 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I was 3 when those were built!

Post# 1020410 , Reply# 11   1/7/2019 at 04:09 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Glad that the “good home” these are in is YOURS!

Like I said, these are quite rare machines, so may what parts you can get for them will be plentiful, and the well kept and cared for that they are, be everlasting... A hearty congrats on your magnificent find...

— Dave

Post# 1020437 , Reply# 12   1/7/2019 at 13:32 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
Thanks, Greg..!

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Only three years old when they were built..?! I was 10 years old then and would have killed to have that set then — but wait, I finally have it now at the age of 54!

Am hoping the washer spin issue is just a wig-wag and that the dryer needs a new heating element...I am capable of making those repairs and hope to have both washer and dryer in the house laundry room and not relegated with the others in the outdoor laundry garage.

Post# 1020439 , Reply# 13   1/7/2019 at 13:39 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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CONGRATULATIONS on that great find Washerlover/Todd!
The washer's tub looks in amazing condition! I am so happy for you!
Looks like your collection is building up nicely!
I can't wait to see a video of the washer once you get this pair up & running properly!


Post# 1020456 , Reply# 14   1/7/2019 at 16:29 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        

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Congrats on a beautiful set of LKMs.

Post# 1020506 , Reply# 15   1/7/2019 at 21:10 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Oh wow - congrats on this beautiful set, and thank you for saving them!


Post# 1020510 , Reply# 16   1/8/2019 at 00:52 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Had the set from '72, no wood grain on the buttons.  Really loved them, lasted 25 years, had I known of folks here back then I could have fixed the issues and odds are they would still be running.



Post# 1020520 , Reply# 17   1/8/2019 at 06:35 by Searsbest (Attleboro, Ma)        
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Congrats Todd!
Those are beautiful! Glad you were able to save them!!

Post# 1022194 , Reply# 18   1/23/2019 at 17:49 by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
lady Kenmore Pair

That is an awesome set I have had both long ago wish I had kept them.Love the pentaswirl super fun to watch. Also the dryer has WrinkleTwinlkleguard.

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