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Post# 1106296   1/30/2021 at 19:49 (784 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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600 series


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Post# 1106306 , Reply# 1   1/30/2021 at 21:51 (784 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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That was the one that our neighbor Carole had. Aqua racks, wash arm and wash tube. Two slide switches on the front, for lid release and start---the start switch on hers broke and she jammed it down with a toothpick. She replaced it when she re-did the kitchen with a built-in Kenmore with the gold color racks with the double wash arm.

Post# 1106309 , Reply# 2   1/30/2021 at 22:58 (784 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The other two pictures for history sake

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Post# 1106400 , Reply# 3   1/31/2021 at 18:56 (783 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

My family's first dishwasher...circa 1968. Cost a whole $179.00.

Post# 1106409 , Reply# 4   1/31/2021 at 21:49 (783 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Those washed well on the normal cycle. What was the difference between short wash and light wash? Could you set it for short wash and then push the button for 145 degree wash and get a 145 degree wash? A friend who had a Norge by D&M got better cleaning by using the 145 degree wash button. 

Post# 1106415 , Reply# 5   1/31/2021 at 23:01 (783 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Tom, from what I remember, (short vs. light and I cannot remember which one was which--), but one was kind of like the early pots & pans cycles whereby it did a pre-wash and two rinses and then stopped. And the other was R, W, R, R, D. Or there as one that was R, W, R, R and no heat for "dry". And yes, a user could select the button that gave the R, W, R, R, D and once turned the timer to start that cycle sequences, and then push the 145 degree button.

Post# 1106426 , Reply# 6   2/1/2021 at 05:56 (783 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Thank you, Bob. I like dial pushing, even on my 18 sometimes even though there is no dial.

Post# 1106466 , Reply# 7   2/1/2021 at 18:17 (783 days old) by macboy91si (Frankfort, KY)        
Roto Swirly

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I just picked this up tonight, it was down the street from where I work. It's pretty clean, might get around to trying it later. Very neat machine!


Post# 1106484 , Reply# 8   2/1/2021 at 21:47 (782 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Congrats on saving this vintage machine!

Post# 1106489 , Reply# 9   2/1/2021 at 23:26 (782 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Tim, congratulations!! Thank you for saving it. Good to see you're doing ok and still kicking!!!

Post# 1106499 , Reply# 10   2/2/2021 at 05:45 (782 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Congratulations Tim!

Post# 1106515 , Reply# 11   2/2/2021 at 10:07 (782 days old) by macboy91si (Frankfort, KY)        
Daily grind

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I'm still around, unfortunately my day job swallows me up and I don't get around to appliancing as much as I'd like to. I work in education and the COVID mess has really put the brakes on a lot of things here as well. Hope everyone is doing well!



Post# 1106556 , Reply# 12   2/2/2021 at 19:39 (781 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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Wow, rare find.

I'm surprised the hoses on this 60 y.o. aren't crumbling.

It looks like it's in really good condition for the age.

Post# 1106572 , Reply# 13   2/2/2021 at 22:15 (781 days old) by gregingotham (New York)        

we had a very similar portable model when i was growing up, portable, same coppertone color, only it opened from the front and those buttons shown here on the top were on the front control panel. Imagine it was also purchased around 1968 or so. Also had the roto rack for the top rack. Was never used that much, left out in a unheated garage for several years, then we got a kitchen aid superba in 1981.

Post# 1106574 , Reply# 14   2/2/2021 at 22:46 (781 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
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Hi Tim...I'd drive from North Georgia to pick that one up. I hope you enjoy it when possible and hope your Covid19 life improves with respect to your job, in this coming year.

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