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Frigidaire Multi-Matic & Matching Dryer available in SLC
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Post# 1032067   5/7/2019 at 22:07 by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        

Hi everyone,  these just came up for sale in Salt Lake City.  The seller needs them gone within the next week or so.    These are very cool machines and while I would love to have them I simply do not have room.   However I cannot let them get scrapped so quickly; I am going to pick them up this week & will be housing them at my Habitat ReStore.   If anyone is interested in these please get in touch with me asap.  I cannot hold them at the store more than 30 days; after that I will have to sacrifice them to scrap.  The price for the set is $150.   I do not know yet what condition they are in, but I've been told they do work.  


Once I have them I will post more pics & try them out briefly for functionality.  


Please, someone save these!   

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Post# 1032093 , Reply# 1   5/8/2019 at 07:30 by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        


I sent you a message concerning these machines.



Post# 1032094 , Reply# 2   5/8/2019 at 07:44 by sfh074 ( )        
And the year is ....

1961! A WIA-61

The clear timer knobs with that outer scallop design was a one year only.

I cleaned up the money shot pic a bit to see down inside. Looks like a lot of rust in the tub bottom and some around the sides unfortunately. But in pink! Someone save these!

I have this same washer .... but it's the WIAR-61 suds-saver model in white.

Bud - Atlanta

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Post# 1032167 , Reply# 3   5/8/2019 at 21:02 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
61 ,62 and 63

Were the best looking Frigidaires I thought.

Post# 1032188 , Reply# 4   5/9/2019 at 06:27 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

We had a Top Value Stamp Store in our shopping center. On display were these Frigidaires and one winter's day I shopped the owner's manual for the washer. It was the same manual for both the Custom Imperial and Imperial washers. My appliance obsession led me to a life of crime, but unfortunately, not enough. Ah, when I think of the agitators I passed up in discarded machines because of the honesty inculcated in my mind. 

Post# 1032230 , Reply# 5   5/9/2019 at 16:10 by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
Frigidaire Multi-Matic & Matching Dryer available in SLC

If no one has offered on these, please let me know. I am interested. Thank you.

Post# 1032250 , Reply# 6   5/9/2019 at 22:46 by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
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The set has a new owner & new lease on life!  I will let the buyer reveal themselves at their discretion.

I picked up the set today and they are in very good condition. It's apparent they haven't been used recently, but I don't think they sat idle for too long. They were in a well cared for home, and in a clean utility room. The house was built in the early 60's and is part of a golf-course community; the house was an MCM enthusiats dream! 


I cleaned up the machines a bit and have posted more pics.  Everything appears to operate normally; the transmission works smoothly and the spin was super smooth & quiet.   The pulsator rings are somewhat stiff to super stiff.  I did not handle them too much for fear of cracking.  They may soften up once hot water is in the machine again.   I will try the dryer on Saturday (i'm not in the store tomorrow).   Enjoy the pics!


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Post# 1032283 , Reply# 7   5/10/2019 at 09:05 by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        
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So envious! Can't wait to see if videos are posted. I could look at those pictures all day! Congrats!

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