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Post# 1058958   1/27/2020 at 06:25 (1,489 days old) by tpirman1982 (West Bridgewater)        

In Close Encounters of The Third Kind (1977), anyone know what kind of dishasher is this? Kenmore or what?

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Post# 1058968 , Reply# 1   1/27/2020 at 09:48 (1,489 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
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Yes, Kenmore Portable

Post# 1058983 , Reply# 2   1/27/2020 at 11:57 (1,489 days old) by tpirman1982 (West Bridgewater)        

Anyone seen this model personally before or find additional pictures of this one other than from Close Encounters of The Third Kind?

Post# 1059054 , Reply# 3   1/28/2020 at 13:08 (1,488 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

Here's a thread, showing all the Kenmore dishwasher models available in a catalog, from the good old days. Some top-loaders that do look similar to the model in the movie.


Post# 1059082 , Reply# 4   1/28/2020 at 21:56 (1,487 days old) by Jetaction (Minneapolis)        
I have a model a year or so later

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Found locally, mint. Son said his Mom used it for three Thanksgiving dinners and that was it. When it's warmer I will post photos, it's currently in my garage!

Post# 1059086 , Reply# 5   1/28/2020 at 23:09 (1,487 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Looking forward to it Don!!

Post# 1059426 , Reply# 6   2/2/2020 at 07:37 (1,483 days old) by tpirman1982 (West Bridgewater)        

I can't wait to see it entirely, Don!

Post# 1077058 , Reply# 7   6/14/2020 at 09:41 (1,350 days old) by tpirman1982 (West Bridgewater)        

Well, Don, the warmer weather is here.
Didn't you say you were going to take more pictures of your Kenmore dishwasher when the weather is warmer? You said you would.

Post# 1077062 , Reply# 8   6/14/2020 at 10:36 (1,350 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Not to digress, but the electric range that lit up/heated up so dramatically was also a Kenmore.

Post# 1077668 , Reply# 9   6/18/2020 at 09:07 (1,346 days old) by tpirman1982 (West Bridgewater)        

I knew that, Tom. I posted about it in this thread:

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