Thread Number: 85400  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
POD 12-5-20
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 1099432   12/5/2020 at 17:18 (847 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

repairguy's profile picture
I really like that Kenmore 80 set. Does anyone have these in their collection?

Post# 1099438 , Reply# 1   12/5/2020 at 17:50 (847 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

frigilux's profile picture
Donít have the set now, but grew up with it in our household. Parents bought it when I was a year old. I didnít appreciate it much at the time due to a severe case of Frigidaire envy, but now I realize it was an awesome washer with interior and console lights, as well as timed bleach and fabric softener dispensers.

Ours was white with a suds saver.

Can still hear the wonderful, polyrhythmic, clickety-clacking of the rapid advance timer setting up the cycle when one of the colorful buttons was pressed.

Truly a gem!

I think someone in the AW family has the very similar 1959 Lady Kenmore, but donít recall anyone with this 1960 Model 80.

This post was last edited 12/05/2020 at 18:21
Post# 1099459 , Reply# 2   12/5/2020 at 19:53 (847 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

dadoes's profile picture

The LK would have Super Wash options and reservoir dispensers with dosage controls for softener and liquid detergent.

Post# 1099611 , Reply# 3   12/6/2020 at 17:43 (846 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

frigilux's profile picture
Photo 1: 1959 Lady Kenmore washer. As you see, the cycle selection buttons are the same style as the 1960 Model 80 pictured in the 12/05/20 POD.

Photo 2: This is a 1960 Lady Kenmore dryer. Didn't find a photo of the matching washer, but it's the one that shows up as a POD every now and again. They changed the look of the cycle selectors by adding a protruding fin to them that you'd move either up or down to select the cycle. For instance, you'd toggle up for Cottons & Linens White Light Soil; down for Cottons & Linens White Heavy Soil.

The 1960 Lady K washer had a liquid detergent dispenser mounted just to the right of the lid, as well as the Super Wash options you mentioned. The 1959 Lady K did not sport those features.

The '59 did have a reservoir--oddly, the fill spout was located inside the console if I recall correctly--for fabric softener. The control for the amount of softener to be dispensed is the left-right sliding control off to the right on the lower part of the console (Photo 1).

  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 2         View Full Size

This post was last edited 12/06/2020 at 18:51
Post# 1099624 , Reply# 4   12/6/2020 at 18:56 (846 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

repairguy's profile picture
Thanks for all the information. Iíd like to find a set of these some day but shipping is getting expensive these days and people donít seem to be willing as much as they used to be. I donít need any more projects either. Lol!

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy