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1960s Kenmore dryer, $50, near Detroit
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Post# 1128232   9/9/2021 at 22:51 (560 days old) by Maytagmayhem (Dearborn, Michigan)        

Seller claims gas-to-electric conversion?
My grandma had this model, so I do know that the control panel lights up.


Post# 1128235 , Reply# 1   9/9/2021 at 23:23 (560 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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the seller means they switched their choice of a gas dryer to an electric one...

although it could be done, they did not convert the dryers heat source....

Post# 1128249 , Reply# 2   9/10/2021 at 06:52 (559 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Yes, sounds more like the seller changed utility companies... LOL  


But it's very possible to convert a gas dryer to electric - my 65 Lady K underwent this procedure a few years ago!

Post# 1128259 , Reply# 3   9/10/2021 at 09:39 (559 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Detroit Edison (which doesn't serve Wyandotte...actually) used to give away a 220v dryer outlet and wiring if you bought a dryer from them in the 50s and 60s.

Post# 1128260 , Reply# 4   9/10/2021 at 09:48 (559 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Right Jamie!

Wyandotte has it's own power plant.
The 2 stroy Sears on Biddle avenue was open until about 1973. It's a nice downtown still. No grocery stores anymore, but plenty of small shops, art, ice cream, restaurants, bars and a pub.
I wonder if my Dad ever serviced that dryer. That was his on his route. I grew up 2 miles away. I still have a cousin there. Their siblings live in Trenton, Grosee Ille, and Lincoln Park.

Post# 1128270 , Reply# 5   9/10/2021 at 11:01 (559 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Why don't members capture the photos of these Facebook applliance listings so all of us can see what the product tht's being discussed. I don't have a Facebook account and I don't intend to ever have one. But I cannot see the "ads" without logging in.

Post# 1128275 , Reply# 6   9/10/2021 at 11:28 (559 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hi Bob. Iím sure there are various reasons for not adding the photos. I used to post like that until I finally learned how to add the pictures. Lol

Post# 1128277 , Reply# 7   9/10/2021 at 12:00 (559 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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"Gas dryer
Works great. Pick up only. Must move from basement . changed to electric"

Not much there for pics.

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Post# 1128296 , Reply# 8   9/10/2021 at 15:35 (559 days old) by Maytagmayhem (Dearborn, Michigan)        

Ok I see that now...dryer is gas; seller decided to change to electric with a newer model.
But the seller could have written the ad better to avoid any confusion.
I didnít post a picture because I assume that most here have Facebook accounts in order to paruse the Markerplace ads for vintage appliances. I will do so in the future.
Hi Paul - I saw you on that CBS Sunday Morning piece about the club with Bill Geist!

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