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Post# 1030288   4/19/2019 at 16:56 by Rberryiii3 (Palm Springs, California)        

So as most of you know I installed the turquoise 1965 Kenmores about a month ago .. two weeks ago the Kenmore washers transmission died so s I move the avocado GE in on an interim basis and then yesterday I found a Maytag 712 at the local thrift store for $200.. and the 712 dryer was gas I snapped them up started the installation last night and finished today ...Here are a few pictures.... just on a personal note I think Iím getting a little old to be moving washer is in and out of my house ..

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Post# 1030291 , Reply# 1   4/19/2019 at 17:16 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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I guess I should have never posted a reference to that Craigslist ad for those Kenmores in Shopper's Square in the first place. I hope you can sell them and make a little profit too. Regardless, it shows you have excellent taste.

Post# 1030296 , Reply# 2   4/19/2019 at 18:06 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

Want to ship the turquoise machines to Texas?! Lol!

Post# 1030299 , Reply# 3   4/19/2019 at 18:46 by Rberryiii3 (Palm Springs, California)        
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Since I donít have the skill or the patience to repair these machines I think what Iím gonna do is offer Members my house in Palm Springs for a week if theyíll fix my washers. Oh and Iíll pay their way here..

I forgot to tell you that the GE Filter flow which I love dearly was leaking oil from the agitator post what is that all about!

Post# 1030305 , Reply# 4   4/19/2019 at 20:34 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Sorry to hear about the transmission problems. But that is a beautiful turquoise set for sure !!

Post# 1030311 , Reply# 5   4/19/2019 at 22:20 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Hey Rob,

Looks like you ended up doing what I did ó as much as I love having the really old vintage machines in the house, I had similar troubles like yours so ended up using a ďnewerĒ set (1985 Lady Kenmores with photo attached) as my indoor daily drivers.

And I love your idea of paying tor accommodations and travel to repair your machines ó I could do the same thing! I have a few myself needing attention ó although Iím not in Palm Springs, Iím in Northern California wine country that might be interesting for someone to visit all expenses paid!

Photo of the front of our house we like to call ďRancho Hacienda Costa Mucho!Ē It was a major fixer when we bought it a couple years ago and rather than calling it the money pit, we decided on the Spanish wording in keeping with the style of the home..!

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Post# 1030313 , Reply# 6   4/19/2019 at 22:37 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I could help repair the machines you have Rberryiii3 since I only live 25 to 30 miles away, and I donít live too far from Palm Springs

Post# 1030314 , Reply# 7   4/19/2019 at 22:41 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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That turquoise Kenmore pair is definitely worth keeping and repairing!  They are works of art!


Post# 1030456 , Reply# 8   4/21/2019 at 16:39 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

I would rather pay to get the Kenmore fixed than deal with a Maytag given my really really terrible luck with every one of them I ever had.

Post# 1031720 , Reply# 9   5/3/2019 at 18:14 by Rberryiii3 (Palm Springs, California)        
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Bad luck. I was very reluctant to put the Maytagís into daily driver use but they seem to be working out.
Iíve also had bad luck with Maytags I had to stack unit at the cabin in big bear that never worked properly . Anyway the offer still stands anybody who wants to repair my washer and dryerís You can have the house of course I canít do anything until the fall because the heat is now coming .

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