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Kenmore portable 1990 wash dry set L.A.- $499
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Post# 1052900   12/2/2019 at 00:59 (291 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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matching. direct drive mini cork-screw agitator.

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Post# 1052902 , Reply# 1   12/2/2019 at 01:07 (291 days old) by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

I had this set in 2008 when I was living in a little travel trailer after Katrina Id love to have them again!!!!!

Post# 1052903 , Reply# 2   12/2/2019 at 01:13 (291 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        
me too

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I had the washer in 1991
and the dryer in 1987 in almond

Post# 1052907 , Reply# 3   12/2/2019 at 02:22 (291 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

psiiiiiiiit quiet!

I've even gone to the store that has it and I'm patiently waiting until they realize nobody will be stupid to buy them for that absurd price and accept my generous offer (which is much less than the asked price)

Post# 1052976 , Reply# 4   12/2/2019 at 22:21 (290 days old) by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        

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Hell, I didn't pay $499 for *my* pair when I bought them less than a year old from Sears Outlet Store in 1991! Washer came 18 months before the dryer. After one looong night of needing to schlep one weeks' loads of wet laundry plus the yuge pile from my roommate returning from vacation from the washer to the coin-op laundromat up the street IN THE RAIN, I tripped over myself running out to get the dryer days later. The indoor dryer vent kit I bought to go with worked a treat, and allowed us to keep the dryer in one corner of the living/dining room neatly disguised with a tablecloth when not in use.

Their portability meant that they easily made the rounds among several of my loved ones: my brother used them in his college-housing apartment, my best friend had them briefly until he was married, and they finally ended up with a disabled girlfriend for use in her government housing unit. I predict that they are still running full-tilt for whomever has them now.

Post# 1053007 , Reply# 5   12/3/2019 at 09:14 (290 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

That passing around of portable laundry is a thing...i had a '70s set which I got from friends then gave away when I moved away,

Post# 1053263 , Reply# 6   12/5/2019 at 19:04 (287 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        
Any word from the Thomas?

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The ad is still up and the price hasn't changed.  

I don't know.  

Sure they seem expensive to those of us that remember when they could be had for only a few hundred.

But have you seen some of the asking prices for the portables?


Just the dryer is more than they are asking for this set.  And it's the same dryer underneath.  The new matching washer would certainly be different.


I wish I lived ..... no I don't.   I wish the units were closer to me.  


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Post# 1056746 , Reply# 7   1/7/2020 at 01:56 (255 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

They're still there....

And they're still advertising it for exactly the same price..

Maybe in 2 or 3 months I'll visit them again and say "Hey, over one year and nobody bought it. What about $50 to get rid of this pair that is taking space in your store?"

Post# 1056764 , Reply# 8   1/7/2020 at 12:08 (254 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Compact W&D Pair

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These are being sold by an appliance dealer, they know what they want for them, they are not going to let them go for $50.

We often have RB appliances around that take more than a year to find someone that needs them.

John L.

Post# 1056774 , Reply# 9   1/7/2020 at 14:17 (254 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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I admire your persistence Thomas.

It it kind of odd that they haven't sold yet.

I don't think they'd sell for $50, but.... we'll see.

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Post# 1056782 , Reply# 10   1/7/2020 at 15:27 (254 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Have the belt driven version of this set. Still have to figure out why the clutch keeps on slipping and it will require a complete disassembly and there is a small metal ball or something I forgot to install and it’s causing all of the issues I am having with the clutch slipping and not getting up to full speed. Will be another project for me.

Post# 1056798 , Reply# 11   1/7/2020 at 19:03 (254 days old) by bradfordwhite (space coast)        

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The small metal bee-bee like ball goes in the side of the tube.
Yes, you will need to disassemble the workings to get it installed.

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