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Vintage Whirlpool Washer and Dryer
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Post# 1057838   1/16/2020 at 21:11 (1,162 days old) by Maytagringerguy (Allentown, PA)        

I have a vintage Whirlpool washer and dryer pair for sale in Eastern PA. Can anyone date these fir me and is anyone interested in m aking an offer for the pair? They were still hooked up in the house so I am assuming they are working condition.

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Post# 1057844 , Reply# 1   1/16/2020 at 22:39 (1,162 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the washer is a 1962

Post# 1057845 , Reply# 2   1/16/2020 at 22:41 (1,162 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Dryer is 1972-ish.

Post# 1057856 , Reply# 3   1/17/2020 at 00:37 (1,162 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

Washer is a 1962 model, dryer is a 1972 model.

Post# 1057872 , Reply# 4   1/17/2020 at 05:08 (1,162 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set of 'pools!

Post# 1057899 , Reply# 5   1/17/2020 at 12:01 (1,162 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
agitator in picture 2

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the agitator of that whirlpool washer my grandmother old inglis liberator washer 3 cycle push to start pull to stop had the excat same agitator and the same see true lint filter brush and same lid could this mean my grandmother inglis liberator washer that she no longer has today was a 1962 model only diffrence it had 5 wash rinse temp knob?

Post# 1057929 , Reply# 6   1/17/2020 at 16:14 (1,161 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        
Basic Surgilator....

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that black agitator was the standard for many years in bakelite.....around 1970ish the polypropylene ones were introduced, which extended the base fins a bit, known as Super.....Double Duty Super I found to be their best one, full wavy fins up to the very top, and wings at the bottom for Handwashing...

BOL units only got the nubbed cap.....shiny chrome, and then later all white plastic, full caps were used on higher up models....

the MagicMix Dispenser Filter Brush was used for many years...until the option of the Magic Clean filters were introduced for higher end models...loved this type, but a PITA to clean

other versions of "Bed of Nails" type manual filters were used to replace the brush style....

there were even snap-in type manual filters way before the surgilator was created...

there was some great award handed out to the company that created the DIE to cast the Surgilator's wavy fins.....I can't find that article at the moment...

Post# 1057939 , Reply# 7   1/17/2020 at 17:03 (1,161 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Plastic Research Products of Urbana, OH is the company that developed the mold for the Whirlpool Surgilator. Their ad occasionally pops up in the P.O.D.

Post# 1057982 , Reply# 8   1/17/2020 at 22:02 (1,161 days old) by Supersurgilator (Indiana)        

My grandma had that dryer. I'm surprised to learn its a 72 model, I always thought it was older than that. It still worked in 2004 when it was sold at the estate sale. I so wish I had my own place back then and was able to save it.

Post# 1058023 , Reply# 9   1/18/2020 at 09:47 (1,161 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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they were hooked to water and electric.....could have run them through a quick cycle....but lets just assume their still in working condition...

Where have we heard that one before?

Post# 1058209 , Reply# 10   1/20/2020 at 13:41 (1,159 days old) by Syndets2000 (Nanjemoy, MD)        

We had the 62 dryer , which I'd love to find ...I remember watching my dad run the vent across the ceiling in our basement, when we lived in Potomac. It was horribly noisey, untill a belt broke, and I'm not sure which one it was. I also remember it had a very long vent line, half metal, and the rest was that flexible white plastic. I wondered why it looked so similar to my friends 61 Kenmore dryer, inside the drum... This dried everything that came out the 54 Westinghouse Laundromat

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Post# 1058262 , Reply# 11   1/21/2020 at 02:22 (1,158 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Thanks for telling us about them Maytagringer guy.  I hope someone can save them.


That washer is nearly 60 years old.   I would have thought the dryer was late 60s. I thought by 70 they had done away with the split control panels.

Post# 1102097 , Reply# 12   12/26/2020 at 22:15 (817 days old) by maytagringerguy (Allentown, PA)        

Dryer is still available if anyone is interested, washer sold today. Unfortunately, I have not been able to test any of the vintage washer/dryer sets I have listed because they came out of houses that had the electric and/or water turned off. I buy stuff from a few guys that buy and flip houses and most of the time the power can't get turned on until upgrades are made to pass current inspections.

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