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Anybody know of this older whirlpool washer?
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Post# 1096231   11/7/2020 at 12:58 (871 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Iíve seen this machine in a series on YouTube and in the videos I can clearly see the Whirlpool badge on the upper left of the control panel but Iíve never seen this basic of one before....itís clearly a late 90s cause it has the newer control panel layout but the huge wide lid also just isnít something Iíve seen before on this late of a model. If anyone knows what model this is and where I can see more, let me know. Ironically I used to have the same exact dryer, no difference. My family bought it in the late 90s then got rid of it in 2010.


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Post# 1096242 , Reply# 1   11/7/2020 at 14:16 (871 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that is just a basic one cycle machine, water temps controlled by the timer, in this case, she has both lines hooked to one faucet, COLD fill level as well...

and most likely a straight vane agitator...

Post# 1096251 , Reply# 2   11/7/2020 at 15:52 (870 days old) by imperial70 (MA USA)        

how does that drain hose do anything the way it is stuck UP into a pipe?

Post# 1096268 , Reply# 3   11/7/2020 at 18:21 (870 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        
Drain hose...

Thatís what Iíd like to know.....

Post# 1096276 , Reply# 4   11/7/2020 at 19:50 (870 days old) by Cam2s (Nebraska)        

You can see that model in this whirlpool laundry catalog that was posted some time ago. Somehow Whirlpool got 4 cycles out of that timer but otherwise a basic bottom of the line machine.


Post# 1096277 , Reply# 5   11/7/2020 at 19:53 (870 days old) by mrmaytag (Tennessee)        
Interesting plumbing configuration

Look closely at Pic #2? Did you notice that not only does the washer have to pump up to the drain, but the way it's plumbed, all the water from the upper floor will drain right into the machine when it's not running, down the hose, through the pump right into the tub.

Post# 1096280 , Reply# 6   11/7/2020 at 20:42 (870 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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if you look closer, it is pumping up, and then goose neck towards the rear and down into the drain pipe....

it is a bit of an optical illusion...but the pic is showing it straight on, if we could get a pic from the side, you may have a better idea of the routing..

Post# 1096281 , Reply# 7   11/7/2020 at 20:58 (870 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Reply #4 -- fun to bring up that 2003 brochure.† I have it saved from the original posting.† I have three of the pairs in it.† Calypso GVW9959K (although older, serial 2001).† Catalyst GSX9885J (serial 2002).† Gold GSQ9669L (serial 2003).

Post# 1096321 , Reply# 8   11/8/2020 at 01:29 (870 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Yeah I knew it was a base line machine I just had never ever seen that style of one like this before and Iíve been acquired to direct drives for over a decade. This was just in a YouTube series i was watching this guy moving into his grandmas old house and thats what she bought many years ago.

That is the first Iíve ever seen as well of this type of drain and I honestly donít understand it at all. That has to be so hard on the machines pump....

Post# 1096322 , Reply# 9   11/8/2020 at 01:31 (870 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Thank you very much for that catalogue link, shows details perfectly and just what I was looking for!!!

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