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Post# 51879   12/27/2004 at 18:02 (7,046 days old) by danelto (State College, PA)        

I don't know how anyone else feels about this, but I'd kinda like to see a series of Kenmore pics--like the ones posted--but year by year.

I'm interested in viewing their changes, rather than seeing a few sets and trying to remember.

I'm hoping someone can help jog my cognitions (or lack thereof), but wasn't there another Kenmore agitator other than the Vari-flex?

It was orange--or whatever the "offical" color for orange was called then--perhaps "harvest"(?) But the cap was different--more along the lines of a Whirlpool, but thinner at the top and wider at the bottom.

Does anyone have a pic of these?

BTW, we had a vintage Lady Kenmore with a Variflex agitator. Sold it to my neighbor a year or two ago for $50 so he could use it in one of his apartment buildings.

The agitator position for gentle was absolutely wonderful. It truly treated the clothes tenderly--just carefully stirred the water.

Post# 51880 , Reply# 1   12/27/2004 at 18:29 (7,046 days old) by agiflow ()        

Maybe your thinking of the Super Roto-swirl.Kenmore had several types of agitators in the mid to late sixties.They had:

straight vane
Super Roto-Swirl

Any KM fans out there will probably correct me,but i believe that the Roto-Swirl agitators were used in the TOL washers from the mid 50's to about 64 or 65.When the skirtless Roto-Flex was introduced,The RS agitators were in mid level machines.


Post# 51882 , Reply# 2   12/27/2004 at 19:08 (7,046 days old) by westytoploader ()        


Does this help? This is a gold 1970's Super Roto-Swirl I installed in my standard-capacity 1982 Kenmore "70." And note the cone-shaped cap with "Kenmore" across the top as well.

This is one cool agitator to watch! More pics to come.


Post# 51890 , Reply# 3   12/27/2004 at 21:22 (7,046 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Austin, that's the exact same agitator in our 1970 Kenmore 800.

Post# 51894 , Reply# 4   12/27/2004 at 22:13 (7,046 days old) by Jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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I too am looking for pics of either the 69 or 70 Kenmore 800. Thats the washer I grew up with and served our family for 28 years! It had the same agitator as above, although it had a fabric softner dispenser on top. I've never seen an advertisment or a pic for it since. And everytime I bid on a Sears catalog from 69 or 70, I get way outbid! :)

Post# 51904 , Reply# 5   12/28/2004 at 01:49 (7,046 days old) by SactoTeddyBear ()        
Re: Thread Number: 850, POD Kenmore:

Does anyone happen to have any of the Sears Spring/Summer 1968 or Fall/Winter 1968 Catalog Picture's of the Washer's and Dryer's, or preferrably just of the Dryer's? I'm looking for a Photo of the "Sears-Best" Lady-K Dryer, that I wrote about of the Matching Washer. I would really appreciate any Photo's either Posted on the Thread or if you don't mind sending me the Photo "via" my E-Mail Address:

I hope to locate one in the Coppertone Color that I bought my Parent's new in 1968.

Peace and Happiness to everyone, Steve

Post# 51907 , Reply# 6   12/28/2004 at 04:42 (7,046 days old) by kenmore1978 ()        

If I remember right, the Vari-Flex had the adjustable vanes, whereas the Roto-Flex was skirtless and the vanes were flexible

Post# 51953 , Reply# 7   12/28/2004 at 18:00 (7,045 days old) by danelto (State College, PA)        
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Bingo. Austin won. Nice work! Thanks to everyone for their responses.

And Austin, you have the waterfall filter, too. Was this original, or did you have to rig it up?

If I had a machine like yours--well, let's say, I wouldn't get a thing done!

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