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Post# 1061854   2/29/2020 at 15:39 (1,116 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Kenmore 800 gas dryer, showing off it's stunning Coppertone paint scheme on this sunny day. Big thanks to my friend Brian Smith, of Smith Appliances, for saving all these treasures for me.

 Anyone need this to complete a set? Let ne know.

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Post# 1061857 , Reply# 1   2/29/2020 at 16:06 (1,116 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I love the Soft Heat feature.

Post# 1061861 , Reply# 2   2/29/2020 at 16:40 (1,116 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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This one also has a lighted console.

Post# 1061865 , Reply# 3   2/29/2020 at 16:46 (1,116 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Their motto for dryers should have been ...

" Kenmore... the indestructible Dryer".

Gosh they seem to run and last forever.

Nice score Mr. Kenny

Post# 1061866 , Reply# 4   2/29/2020 at 16:47 (1,116 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        

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Hey goatfarmer, that is a great looking KENMORE dryer! I like the styling of this KENMORE 800.
But wait a minute...
Is that a variable temperature/heat dial?!
If so, WOW... that is so cool!

Post# 1061868 , Reply# 5   2/29/2020 at 16:50 (1,116 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Christina, only a choice of Heat or Air.† Soft Heat kinda eliminates the need for high/med/low etc. temp settings.

Post# 1061876 , Reply# 6   2/29/2020 at 17:20 (1,116 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I had a SoftHeat Dryer years ago. I am still kicking myself I left it in the house that I sold.

Clothes never came out Broiled. Just soft and fluffy without fabric softener.

Post# 1061878 , Reply# 7   2/29/2020 at 17:38 (1,116 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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That is a nice dryer. Thanks for saving another vintage appliance!

Post# 1061914 , Reply# 8   3/1/2020 at 07:02 (1,115 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Another member of the Northern Indiana Home for Wayward Appliances.

Post# 1061918 , Reply# 9   3/1/2020 at 07:32 (1,115 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I have one of those homes here in southeast Texas. My shop is full wall to wall because I wonít quit bringing vintage appliances home. I just canít stand to think they will go to crusher otherwise.

Post# 1061919 , Reply# 10   3/1/2020 at 07:37 (1,115 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I feel your pain! I'll see if I can get a group photo later today.

Post# 1061921 , Reply# 11   3/1/2020 at 08:25 (1,115 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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My oversize garage is full of machines, can only hold one car.† In the house I have the "main" pair in the laundry room, two usable washers in my master bath (with space for a 3rd but nothing there at the moment), a GE portable stashed in one of the master closets and a large box of parts in the other closet, two machines at the entrance from the patio into the kitchen/living room blocking access to the bar, two disassembled machines spread between the living room, spare bedroom and hallway, and parts spread amongst various other closets.

Post# 1061922 , Reply# 12   3/1/2020 at 08:33 (1,115 days old) by unclejohn (Qc/Canada)        
Great find !

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Those dryers (and washers, matched sets) were very well-made indeed. Kenmore models from the 70's or 80s ?

Post# 1061923 , Reply# 13   3/1/2020 at 08:41 (1,115 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Huesbch gas Dryer I won off Ebay

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Should be with me tomorrow I cannot wait for the gas line in the shed to be installed as soon as the floors finished. Have bought a metal flue with stainless steel vent and I hope to be able to keep it going for many a year :) I do think its about 20 years old but that's only because of the washer that matches it was one I installed at a stables in 1999 I will see what condition its in after a clean and put some pics up......


Post# 1061965 , Reply# 14   3/1/2020 at 16:51 (1,115 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        
Home for Wayward Appliances

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Just a few of the things I've acquired over the years. 

In order Coolerator Refrigerator, unknown working

Frigidaire refrig unknown working

54 Frigidaire refrig works

Kelvinator refrig works

Kenmore BD set, with a Philco refrig behind  unknown working

Frigidaire Laundry Center unknown working

 Hotpoint Decorator 12 washer unknown working condition

RCA washer unknown working condition have the matching dryer that works

Maytag A702 unknown working condition

 Maytag HGold dryer unknown working condition.

Whirlpool 3 speed dryer unknown working


There are probably 6 more Roundtop fridges, including a Servel, a gold Maytag 806 washer, an avocado Whirlpool BD washer., GE Spot scrubber washer and dryer, and other things I've forgotten about.

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Post# 1061972 , Reply# 15   3/1/2020 at 17:45 (1,115 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Shot 5, are you saying that the Kenmore set is "unknown working" or the Philco fridge behind is "uw"?



Post# 1061983 , Reply# 16   3/1/2020 at 18:57 (1,115 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I think the Philco works, there was frost in the freezer when I picked it up. The latch on the door is broken, have another door with a good latch for replacement. Kenmores are as found.

Post# 1062028 , Reply# 17   3/2/2020 at 06:45 (1,114 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Huesbch Gas Dryer

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Hi Austin, you are going to love how fast you can dry clothing with this dryer and so economically as well, let me know if you need any parts for it after you get into it.


John L.

Post# 1062060 , Reply# 18   3/2/2020 at 13:19 (1,114 days old) by cycla-fabric (New Jersey)        

All most a match, but the color is wrong copper vs Harvest Gold. I also don't know where it would fit as my space is tight now.


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Post# 1062063 , Reply# 19   3/2/2020 at 13:56 (1,114 days old) by Searsbest (Attleboro, Ma)        
KM 800

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I just picked one the these up (electric
version in white) a few weeks ago! Great save, congrats!

Post# 1062096 , Reply# 20   3/2/2020 at 20:26 (1,114 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        

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Thanks for the reply & letting me know the heat knob is only a choice for HEAT or AIR and not a variable selection.

Post# 1064118 , Reply# 21   3/22/2020 at 09:09 (1,094 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Thank you John that's very kind of you :)

Its working electrically and I moved it to its new home yesterday as it was sat in the hall, So now all I need is the gas man to fit gas connection as need a pipe running from the boiler as that is in the shed where the dryer is. But with this darn Coronavirus stopping workmen doing jobs I may have to wait a while longer.....

Can't wait to try the dryer out its 21 years since I used a Sear's Kenmore while stateside.


Post# 1064610 , Reply# 22   3/25/2020 at 18:44 (1,091 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I wish I could get it to PA. Kenmore gas dryers are all we use.

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