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Post# 1057396   1/12/2020 at 18:52 (1,170 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I acquired this set between Christmas and New Years and just had a little time to tinker with the washer today. I replaced the agitator coupling as you could turn the agitator back and forth with your hand due to the rubber separating from the coupling. Cleaned it up a little and ran a few loads. Works great! It has a pinhole in the drain hose but other than that no leaks. I believe the pan and mini basket were probably with the machine, but I believe they were thrown away because the people that bought the house they were in did not know what they were. Thought I had a picture with the matching gas extra large capacity dryer but I guess not.

Washer model: WWA8354VLWH
Serial: HA125369G

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Post# 1057401 , Reply# 1   1/12/2020 at 20:01 (1,170 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        
Nice save!

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Looks great! I always thought the spotscrubber features were more TOL but this is the first time
Iíve seen a MOL model with this option. Looks like a fun and versatile machine!

Post# 1057406 , Reply# 2   1/12/2020 at 21:07 (1,170 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Great-looking washer.  Have fun with it.



Post# 1057408 , Reply# 3   1/12/2020 at 21:53 (1,170 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Cool A Spot-Scrubber

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Hi Melvin and Jon, Yes I have never seen a MOL SS before, these were fun washers.


Melvin if you need the mini-basket for this washer I probably have an extra I could send, The SS MB is a little different as it does not have holes in the bottom of the MB, but I guess you could use a regular one and seal the holes in the Bottom?


John L.

Post# 1057466 , Reply# 4   1/13/2020 at 12:23 (1,169 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thanks for the positive comments. Hereís some pictures of the matching extra large capacity gas dryer.

Model: DDG8189VTLWH

Serial: MZ306966G

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Post# 1057487 , Reply# 5   1/13/2020 at 15:49 (1,169 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I forgot I had a Spotscrubber, this one looks a little closer to TOL.

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Post# 1057497 , Reply# 6   1/13/2020 at 18:17 (1,169 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE Extra Capacity Gas Dryer

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Hi Melvin, at first you got me excited thinking you had one of the 30" wide 8 CF dryers [ some of these even had a 30,000 BTU burner ] but alas this is just the 27" extra deep dryer.


I did not care for these extra deep GE dryers, because of having the heater box underneath they had a rear drum seal and a very sensitive safety thermostat so the heat cycled a lot unless you had a short and perfect vent run so you ended up with a slow dryer.


John L.

Post# 1057506 , Reply# 7   1/13/2020 at 19:55 (1,169 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Kenny, thatís a nice spot scrubber you have there. Thatís the style I remember them being.

John, sorry to disappoint. I see the electric version of the dryer you speak of from time to time but I donít think Iíve seen a gas one. Iíll keep my eyes peeled as now I want one. Were the 30Ē electric ones any good? Iíve worked on a few of those quite a few years ago now. Can you tell if one of these dryers is gas just by looking at the front of them? Was there an access panel?

Post# 1057509 , Reply# 8   1/13/2020 at 20:57 (1,169 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE Gas Dryers

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All had the extra access door for the burner till around 1990 ? at least, some of the access doors has lovered vents in them others were solid.


John L.

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