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Post# 1075028   5/30/2020 at 17:57 (1,036 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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The washer appears to be a 64ish Lady K and look at those detergents.

Based on the older style 'runs-down-the-side-and-makes-a-big-mess' Downy bottle, they've been sitting there since the early 80s.

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Post# 1075029 , Reply# 1   5/30/2020 at 17:58 (1,036 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
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in the basement

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Post# 1075032 , Reply# 2   5/30/2020 at 18:08 (1,036 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Not sure what brand the dishwasher is.  That is NOT a LK washer.  Those aren't pushbuttons on the backsplash.  It's an "alphabet" washer though.  

Post# 1075049 , Reply# 3   5/30/2020 at 19:11 (1,036 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That dishwasher looks a great deal like the Kenmore my Aunt Doris got in the Summer of 1968.

Post# 1075079 , Reply# 4   5/31/2020 at 03:04 (1,036 days old) by chaskelljr2 (Washington, D. C.)        
Early 1960’s Sears Kenmore Washer

Washer pictured is a 1961-63 Sears Kenmore. It’s not a Lady Kenmore. The 1961 Lady Kenmore had an All Push-Button control panel.

This machine didn’t have any push-buttons but it did have a lighted panel, and a self-cleaning lint filter and I think, a bleach or fabric softener dispenser. That was a nice machine during its era, but definitely not a Lady Kenmore.


Post# 1075088 , Reply# 5   5/31/2020 at 06:10 (1,035 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
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Yes indeed a nice machine, this model just had a timed bleach dispenser.


There was also a similar age but not matched KM gas dryer in the basement.


John L.

Post# 1075123 , Reply# 6   5/31/2020 at 15:01 (1,035 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Did you notice the wringer washer in the other part of the basement at 10:07 and what looked like a Hotpoint range?

Post# 1075127 , Reply# 7   5/31/2020 at 15:49 (1,035 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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I missed the wringer. initially.

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Post# 1075140 , Reply# 8   5/31/2020 at 17:40 (1,035 days old) by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        

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Yep, John: timed bleach dispenser, roto-swirl agitator with detergent cup and scrubber cap, infinitely variable water level with reset feature, unbalance switch and buzzer; and I believe that '63 was the first year that Sears rolled the self cleaning lint filter down to the middle of the line, when before, it was available only on Lady Ks? Is that correct?

Set the timer dial to a letter of the alphabet corresponding to the chart on the left and the machine set the wash/rinse temps, and the agitation and spin speeds for you. Even the spray rinse during spin would vary between warm or cold depending on which cycle one chose.

Post# 1075196 , Reply# 9   6/1/2020 at 02:38 (1,035 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

The washer is a 63 perhaps an upper level 700 series. I remember seeing the dryer match somewhere, and it had a small hamper door. There was a member, I believe his name was wigwagster, who had this in his collection. I remember a thread in the 2005 archives which showed it lit up. (I think it was titled "Sweet 1963 Kenmore", or something like that.) This washer is in one of the Aberdeen farm photos. I playfully call this the casino model, since the dial and alphabet row light up, which make it resemble a slot machine. I think there may be another light just below the alphabet row as well.

This model has the pregnant rotoswirl agitator, and bleach dispenser. 1963 was indeed one of the first years, if not THE first year where bleach dispensers and self cleaning lint filters graced the middle of the line models.

The dryer is also from 1963, but a 600 model.

Have a good one,

Post# 1075265 , Reply# 10   6/1/2020 at 16:00 (1,034 days old) by gorenje (Slovenia)        
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OMG would someone save the Fresh Start for my collection :P :P
So cool ! :-)

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