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Frigidaire 1-18 agitator cap
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Post# 1086936   8/28/2020 at 09:44 (942 days old) by Laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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Does anyone have a spare agitator cap for a 1-18 washer. ? Or know where I might be able to get one ?

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Post# 1086963 , Reply# 1   8/28/2020 at 12:56 (942 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        
Frigidaire 1-18 agitator cap...

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I think I have an extra one. But I am out of state right now. I will be flying back home on Saturday night. I can let you know after I get home.

Post# 1086984 , Reply# 2   8/28/2020 at 15:30 (942 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I  have one, if I can locate it.

Post# 1087009 , Reply# 3   8/28/2020 at 18:38 (941 days old) by Laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        
Thank you.

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Here are some pics of them. Not sure what year they are. But the dryers drum is off balance and makes a scraping sound. hope itís and easy fix.

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Post# 1087012 , Reply# 4   8/28/2020 at 18:52 (941 days old) by PeterH770 (Marietta, GA)        

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They are from the last year of the great 1-18, about 1979...

Post# 1087014 , Reply# 5   8/28/2020 at 18:53 (941 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thatís a great looking GM Frigidaire set you have there!

Post# 1087051 , Reply# 6   8/29/2020 at 00:56 (941 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Beautiful Colonial Copper set!

These would have been from '77 or before as the shaded colors were replaced by the solid versions, such as Coffee, by '78.

Post# 1087115 , Reply# 7   8/29/2020 at 13:16 (941 days old) by brainardcooper (Columbia, SC)        

Never seen that console design before!

Post# 1087119 , Reply# 8   8/29/2020 at 13:31 (941 days old) by stevet (West Melbourne, FL)        
A change of heart?

Chris, I thought you were a die hard wringer washer user. But that set would be hard to turn your back on. Maybe the dryer needs new rollers and glides or maybe the drum got jostled around when it was being moved? Hope you sort it all out. If I worked in your area more, I would gladly take a look at it for you. Keep in touch, man. And Good luck with the set.

Post# 1087135 , Reply# 9   8/29/2020 at 14:28 (941 days old) by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Wow, they look good, very well kept. Same set my boss at the restaurant found in the late 70's. His was the gold color.

Post# 1087145 , Reply# 10   8/29/2020 at 15:26 (941 days old) by laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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I took the washer all apart today, well the top off and scrubbed the insides of it, years worth of build up and crud.. But its shiny and new again now..

The drier on the other hand, I had a appliance repair tech come, I told them on the phone it was a set from the 1970's and the dryer needs new rollers or something.. He took a look at it, then said nah you need to Junk it and get a new one, not worth fixing. I said ok thank you and he left after the $80 service call for nothing..
If anyone is around orlando I would love a drier fix day, Lunch is on me...

thanks again for all the help here about all my questions over the years, It means a lot to me

Post# 1087153 , Reply# 11   8/29/2020 at 16:50 (940 days old) by TrainGuy (Daytona Beach, FL)        
Possibly In Two or Three Weeks...

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I can come and replace the 4 rollers for you. We already moved 1/2 the stuff last week, and we'll be moving all the rest of the house on the 3rd.

Rollers are all over eBay for around $10/each. Check the front and rear drum seals as well. Normally when people use those dryers with bad rollers, they wear out the seals.

Post# 1087155 , Reply# 12   8/29/2020 at 17:03 (940 days old) by laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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That would be so amazing,

How many do I need to find ? I will have to take it apart to see what the look like to get new ones for it, unless I can find a pic for it, I just printed the service manual for it..

Post# 1087173 , Reply# 13   8/29/2020 at 18:02 (940 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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I believe new rollers are still available, but I don't know the PN. One thing I about 1-18 driers, and mine is 42 years old and running well, do ALL repairs with the drier laying on its front. Do the work from the back and it will fall into place nicely and makes for quiet running. Put the entire back together BEFORE lifting it up. And don't listen to repairman who works son Y2k and forward machines.

Post# 1087190 , Reply# 14   8/29/2020 at 20:06 (940 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawaiíi)        

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So funny how these appliance repair folks take one look at our amazing vintage machines and say thanks but no thanks and send it to the crusher.

Post# 1087196 , Reply# 15   8/29/2020 at 20:36 (940 days old) by Laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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Yeah he didnít even want to be bothered with it. He said not worth the time. Cheaper to keep buying new ones. The new ones are all plastic junk that donít even use water. Lol.

Post# 1087197 , Reply# 16   8/29/2020 at 20:37 (940 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Noisy FD 1-18 Dryer

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Hi Chris, If you told the repair guy that came out the make and model # when scheduling the repair visit and he basically refused to repair he should not have charged you, I would call and ask for a refund and do a charge back if they won't voluntarily do one.


These dryers are kind of noisy I have almost never heard a really quiet one, that said they can be serviced, your dryer probably has 3 rear and 2 front rollers. You may also want to have a new belt on hand. you could also have a worn idler pulley and or a loose blower wheel and sometimes new front and rear felt seals are needed. Also check to make sure the plastic lint filter housing is not melted or badly distorted.


Good Luck, John L.

Post# 1089708 , Reply# 17   9/17/2020 at 08:43 (922 days old) by TrainGuy (Daytona Beach, FL)        
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How is the washer working? I'm sorry I haven't gotten to my parts books yet to get the number for the front and rear dryer drum seals. I will be driving to Orlando soon to buy some things at IKEA, so if you could, drop me an email with your address and I'll stop by for a few minutes to check the beautiful set out.


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