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Post# 1030526   4/22/2019 at 08:13 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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A big thank you goes out to Ben (swestoyz) who was kind enough to lent me these beautiful 1964 GE washer, dryer brochures and the 1961 Brochure for Washer-Dryer Combos to add to the library. I also added the 1984 Maytag Dishwasher service manual to the Library as well.

1964 General Electric Washers and Dryers
1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryers
1984 Maytag Dishwasher Service Manual

Post# 1030541 , Reply# 1   4/22/2019 at 14:19 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Thanks, Robert. The '64 GE brochure looks amazing! Love the mix of architecture and appliances within GE's advertising from this time frame.

Many, many moons ago I spotted a WA-950Y behind an appliance store with the matching dryer, that was destined for the scrap yard. While I grabbed the agitator from the washer, to this day I still don't know why I didn't grab the whole machine. #kickingmyself


Post# 1030589 , Reply# 2   4/22/2019 at 21:53 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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One of my favorite GE sets, the 950Y!

The Jet-Swirl dispenser is one of the best, self cleaning dispensers GE ever had.

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Post# 1030608 , Reply# 3   4/23/2019 at 06:47 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The Marina Towers in Chicago had the laundry room in the common area in the center floors of each tower, equipped with GE, of course. 


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Post# 1030617 , Reply# 4   4/23/2019 at 08:46 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
I have..

the DA-820Y model that I rescued from a damp basement. The bottom of the cabinet was rusted out, but after a transplant, it's good as new.

Can't seem to date it properly. The serial# is YY211769

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Post# 1030620 , Reply# 5   4/23/2019 at 09:04 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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As much as I love Maytag, GE did make some pretty nice machines back in the day. Iíve seen a couple of GE Filter Flo sets pop up in the 2 years Iíve been browsing Craigslist, and they were in decent shape too, but these Filter Flow sets were from the 80ís and early 90ís though.

Post# 1030655 , Reply# 6   4/23/2019 at 18:04 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
GE Dryer DA-820Y

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Hi Bill, Your dryer should be a 64 model, the serial number will tell a closer manufacturing date.


John L.

Post# 1030664 , Reply# 7   4/23/2019 at 20:57 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
Yeah John,

I would normally think so too.

But, I can't find a reference for the YY prefix of the serial.

I thought that this was somewhere in the '63-'64 range. GE sometimes did
some strange things during and between model years.

My panel says it's a "Clothes Conditioning Automatic Dryer". No reference
to being a V-12 or anything like that.

Post# 1030706 , Reply# 8   4/24/2019 at 05:26 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
Marina City

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Was like a poster child for General Electric. *LOL*

Original kitchens were fitted out with GE metal cabinets, electric stove-tops, ovens, etc... Some units still have their original appliances.

Marina City is also interesting due to lack of central heating, air conditioning, and hot water. Each unit had their own HVAC and hot water (General Electric?).

Oh and the apartments/buildings are all electric, no natural gas or oil.

It must cost plenty to heat and or cool those Marina City apartments.

Post# 1030833 , Reply# 9   4/25/2019 at 18:23 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The two GE models like Bill's with the fluorescent light at the top of the control panel were BLINDINGLY BRIGHT. The next one up with the light at the bottom of the panel was not blinding, but the light did not go very far either.

Post# 1030841 , Reply# 10   4/25/2019 at 18:59 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

My former neighbor Thelma had a slightly newer GE Versatronic set with the light at the top. However, the light slanted downward somewhat so as not to shine directly into someone's eyes.

Post# 1030842 , Reply# 11   4/25/2019 at 19:12 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        

you're right about that! It's definitely not just a night light!

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