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1965 Lady Kenmore Combo!
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Post# 1084114   8/6/2020 at 12:13 (960 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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This machine is rare enough to go in Imperial...


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Post# 1084120 , Reply# 1   8/6/2020 at 12:46 (960 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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$250 for a rare machine is a good deal and thatís what I paid for my 1963 RCA Whirlpool Imperial Mark XII set

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Post# 1084129 , Reply# 2   8/6/2020 at 13:45 (960 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I sent a message so weíll see.

Post# 1084143 , Reply# 3   8/6/2020 at 17:19 (959 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Just be aware

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The dryer blower is shot to hell in that. 

 

Good luck on the auction too!

 

Oh John how are we doing with my root beer machine - by the way??

 


Post# 1084319 , Reply# 4   8/8/2020 at 06:19 (958 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
Repairguy

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did you win the auction??

 

 


Post# 1084331 , Reply# 5   8/8/2020 at 08:08 (958 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1967 Lady Kenmore Combo

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Congratulations Melvin on your new combo.

 

The broken part is just the bakealight housing where the vent duct attaches, these used to get broken from time to time, we have some extras around or I could take on off this old brown combo we have laying around.

 

John L.


Post# 1084360 , Reply# 6   8/8/2020 at 11:33 (958 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
SLAP !

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You WILL BE SLAPPED JOHN LEFEVER !! 

 


Post# 1084399 , Reply# 7   8/8/2020 at 21:38 (957 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Yes I was able to purchase this Lady Kenmore combo and pending shipping it will come to its new home in southeast Texas.

Post# 1084459 , Reply# 8   8/9/2020 at 10:35 (957 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Good deal!!


Post# 1084463 , Reply# 9   8/9/2020 at 11:36 (957 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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1965 or 1967? Either way, fascinating machine! Looks like modes were done through solenoids.

Post# 1084467 , Reply# 10   8/9/2020 at 12:29 (957 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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The model was first introduced in 1965 so it is a 1965 model but this one was built in 1967. Sears had a lot of models that were built for more than one year. The last new Kenmore belt drive models I believe were introduced in 1983 but were built through the end of production in 1986 for example.

Post# 1084468 , Reply# 11   8/9/2020 at 12:55 (957 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        
Long-Production Models

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Parents' WP wall oven is a 1995 model-year (RDB245PDQ15).

Serial indicates manufacture Oct 2005 (XS4306965).

The engineering-change number 15 is the highest I've seen.


Post# 1084480 , Reply# 12   8/9/2020 at 15:03 (956 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hi Glenn. That is definitely a long production run for a model.

Post# 1084490 , Reply# 13   8/9/2020 at 16:23 (956 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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When you get it up and running, I would love a video of it in action!


Post# 1084510 , Reply# 14   8/9/2020 at 20:13 (956 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I would like to make some videos of all of the washers and dryers I have but I stay pretty busy with work and Iím not that tech savvy. Iím going to learn one of these days cause thereís no sense in having all of these machines if I canít share them with others who like them as well.

Post# 1084760 , Reply# 15   8/11/2020 at 18:47 (954 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        
YAY Melvin

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Glad you got it !! Wonderful machine that cleans all the dirt OUT !! 

 


Post# 1084761 , Reply# 16   8/11/2020 at 19:01 (954 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thanks. Supposedly itís been in use for the last 7 years so hopefully it just needs a little TLC to return it to operation.

Post# 1084878 , Reply# 17   8/12/2020 at 19:30 (953 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        
Kenmore Combo

I used to have that same machine but lost it in the purge of 86 a dark period in my history. If I am correct that seems to be missing the blower solenoid.

Post# 1084886 , Reply# 18   8/12/2020 at 20:13 (953 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hi Mark. There needs to be a great purge of 2020 around here. Unfortunately when you collect this has to occur from time to time. Iím past due for one.

Post# 1084887 , Reply# 19   8/12/2020 at 20:59 (953 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Melvin have you seen the video of this 1969 LK Combo?

CLICK HERE TO GO TO appnut's LINK


Post# 1084935 , Reply# 20   8/13/2020 at 09:10 (953 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thanks for the link Bob. No I havenít seen it yet, but as soon as I get a chance I will watch it.

Post# 1085074 , Reply# 21   8/14/2020 at 16:32 (951 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thanks again for posting the link to the video. Hopefully Iíll be able to watch the same action live on the one coming to Texas.

Post# 1085145 , Reply# 22   8/15/2020 at 09:28 (951 days old) by lesto (Atlanta)        

OMG! I wish I had seen this sooner. My sister lives in Cordova. I could have popped right over with my brother-in-law's truck and got that baby!

Post# 1089258 , Reply# 23   9/13/2020 at 11:42 (922 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hereís a few more pictures of the Lady Kenmore combo that arrived this past Monday. It hasnít had any cleaning, yet.

Thanks Robert for posting this and allowing it to be saved!



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Post# 1089289 , Reply# 24   9/13/2020 at 14:45 (921 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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1985 movie Explorers spaceship had LK Combo doors as window ports.


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Post# 1089290 , Reply# 25   9/13/2020 at 15:17 (921 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

I have one of those

Post# 1089293 , Reply# 26   9/13/2020 at 15:46 (921 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Glenn thatís almost sad to think 2 of these machines were scrapped for a movie. Lol!

Eugene did you ever get yours running? I remember the post when you received it and said it had some issues.


Post# 1089294 , Reply# 27   9/13/2020 at 16:00 (921 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Melvin, the storyline is that the boys scrounged a junkyard for parts to build their ship so the machines (unfortunately) were already scrapped.


Post# 1089317 , Reply# 28   9/13/2020 at 18:34 (921 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Scraping Appliances

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We have scraped at least 50 GE combos, 25 KM combos, over 1000 BD WP-KM washers, 1000 WP-KM DD washers, probably over 500 Mts and another 500 GE FF washers and DWs galore, and more other appliances than I care to think about.

 

It is part of life in the appliance business.

 

John L.


Post# 1089323 , Reply# 29   9/13/2020 at 19:22 (921 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Yes I understand the scrapping as there is fixing to be a big event around my place. I hope to get rid of approximately 5000 pounds. As the washers and dryers have become more disposable Iíve focused more on other aspects of the service world and have mostly turned down the washer and dryer repairs.

Post# 1089326 , Reply# 30   9/13/2020 at 19:50 (921 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
Same here...

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As a very young person working while in high school and college I saw tons of appliances, especially laundry, traded in and scrapped. This was a very large, high-volume store that's still there. 5 full-sized delivery vans busy 5 days a week. The section of the parking lot where they were stored had to be cleaned out every week. I like to think of this as the "golden age" of trade-ins. I attribute this to 3 developments in appliances...avocado green, harvest gold and shaded coppertone. Self-cleaning ovens helped. Washers & matching dryers came in regardless if one was still working perfectly. I wouldn't be surprised if both working laundry and refrigeration models were traded in just because people wanted to make a fashion statement, even in their garages. White, yellow, pink or turquoise meant you tried to keep your dinner guests out of the kitchen. At least with this store, they maintained a resale floor so not everything was scrapped. Reliable washers and dryers were rebuilt and sold thanks to a couple of low-paid part-time people like myself but I had nothing to complain about. I was having fun and getting paid for it. Unfortunately the more bells and whistles an appliance had the better the chance it would end up on the scrap truck. Any combination was dumped, and I saw many of them. A few of the other items the are "prized finds" today that were automatically trashed were GE wall refrigerators (lots of them from the Eichler home developments in the area), early Foodaramas and V-handle Philco fridges (the 2-ton door would occasionally not latch properly and fall on the owner's foot...ouch!).




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Post# 1089334 , Reply# 31   9/13/2020 at 20:46 (921 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Hard to believe people were that wasteful back then. I'm still wearing clothes from 26 years ago when I was in my early teens.



Post# 1089351 , Reply# 32   9/14/2020 at 00:04 (921 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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People were quite wasteful especially with cars then and now and it kind of is irritating when people have to get a new vehicle every couple of years and itís not wise to get rid of something that still works. If it ainít broke donít fix it.

Post# 1089352 , Reply# 33   9/14/2020 at 00:14 (921 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Sean, there's always a market for used cars. It's beneficial to many people who want a nice newer car or truck, but can't afford a brand new vehicle. Unlike many newer junky appliances, motor vehicles under 15 years old are rarely scrapped unless wrecked or needing major repairs.

Post# 1089356 , Reply# 34   9/14/2020 at 00:37 (921 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

That combo looks like an awful lot of fun. Please keep us posted.

When I have my way I tend to value function over form, much to the annoyance of some people who used to be in my life. I also tend to keep things until they're irreparable or my needs change. Hell, I used to dye clothes that had faded but were still in other wise good condition.

Regarding changing appliances as a fashion statement (#30): That blows my mind. If I had that kind of discretionary time, energy, and money I would NOT be using it to replace perfectly good appliances.


Post# 1089384 , Reply# 35   9/14/2020 at 08:47 (921 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        
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Thanks! Maybe this will be the one where I learn to make videos so all can enjoy.

When I buy something major new I expect it to last the rest of my life. I know it wonít happen in most cases but thatís what I usually tell people. Most of what I own is ďvintage.Ē


Post# 1089425 , Reply# 36   9/14/2020 at 15:10 (920 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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That's true, John, ya can't save them all. 



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