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Post# 1025796   2/27/2019 at 02:32 by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        

OK, the offer is for either a "Goof Proof" washer, or a "Rapidry" washer.


So, I wonder....how much slower was the "Goof Proof" high spin? Could they have combined Rapidry with "Goof Proof?"


Lawrence/Maytagbear





Post# 1025798 , Reply# 1   2/27/2019 at 05:17 by appnut (TX)        

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Lawrence, it was all marketing.  The highest spin speed on the goof proof model was about 710 rpms.  Rapid Dry was 1010 rpms.  


Post# 1025799 , Reply# 2   2/27/2019 at 05:49 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The trouble with the fast spin model was that it had 3 speed selections, but they were fast/fast, slow/medium and slow/slow.  Slow agitation with that stupid space capsule agitator meant very little agitation hence very little movement for things like pants. The Goof Proof machine offered a fast agitation/slow spin on the wash and wear setting for more flexibility even in a programmed machine. If you used a dryer, Fast/Fast was the best choice anyway.

 

The Frigidaire dryers were good, but the porthole and bottom of the door was way lower than on a GE so unloading into a clothes basket was less convenient because many baskets could only be put in place after the door was opened.


Post# 1025812 , Reply# 3   2/27/2019 at 07:50 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Goof-Proof vs Extra Fast Spin

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Hi Lawrence, You could get both in the Custom Imperial model, the pre-programed models were really silly as the fast spinning model was plenty versatile enough to wash anything the other machine could wash.

 

John


Post# 1025831 , Reply# 4   2/27/2019 at 12:51 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
We had the WCDAN, regular speed spin,

Got it in 1969, it replaced a 55 Pulsamatic. It lasted 17 years, replaced it with a Maytag, which made me hate Maytags for all eternity.





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