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Post# 1134169   11/21/2021 at 19:38 (825 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 1134171 , Reply# 1   11/21/2021 at 19:48 (825 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Probably not too common to still find a matched set of these anymore.

Post# 1134173 , Reply# 2   11/21/2021 at 20:37 (825 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Both look pretty well optioned. Are these TOL or close to it?

Post# 1134176 , Reply# 3   11/21/2021 at 20:51 (825 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I believe that might be a Norge positive air flow dryer but I am not certain since thereís no photo of the inside of the dryer drum.

Post# 1134177 , Reply# 4   11/21/2021 at 20:52 (825 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I'm guessing they are at or near TOL.  My parents had a lesser, similar model of that gas dryer and other than the non-adjustable end of cycle buzzer that would knock you out of your chair, it performed well and had plenty of years left when I had it hauled away in 2008.  It may have been a later model because it was a "Signature 2000 by Norge."

Post# 1134184 , Reply# 5   11/21/2021 at 21:58 (824 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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White Consolidated

Post# 1134186 , Reply# 6   11/21/2021 at 22:54 (824 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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These are late eighties Norge/Herrin built machines. If there was an all push button model Iíve never seen it so I would agree if they are not top of the line they are next in line. This dryer has a rear bulkhead and is not a positive air flow design.

Post# 1134187 , Reply# 7   11/21/2021 at 22:58 (824 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Some additional pictures.

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Post# 1134188 , Reply# 8   11/21/2021 at 23:49 (824 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Melvin, thank you for the additional pictures. Were there pictures of the center parts of both control panels? the washer would dbe the variable water level and the 4 wash/spin speeds and the center section of the dryer has all the wording on it. These were fairly high up in the line. I don't recall models in thiis series that had fully programmed cycle buttons like earlier Snorge versions, Higher up in this line would have a 3-speed agitation capability.

Post# 1134194 , Reply# 9   11/22/2021 at 05:07 (824 days old) by toploadloyalist (San Luis Obispo, CA)        

What does that Pre-Spot option switch do?

Post# 1134197 , Reply# 10   11/22/2021 at 05:50 (824 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1980s Norge Built Dryer

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As already mentioned by Melvin this is the newer positive air-flow dryer design that Norge came up with in the early 80s. [ these had nothing to do with WCI Dryers ]


These dryers did just well enough to be called a dryer, they were very repairable and did not blow lint all over the laundry room, if they had a long vent they were very slow and even with a very short vent they were still slow because of the low wattage of the electric model and low 18,000 BTUs of the gas model [ the gas model was about as slow as a gas MT HOH dryer ]


Major weak points were, blowers that came loose on the motor shaft [ same problem as MT SOH dryers ] plastic lint filter housings that broke apart and caught clothing, cheap front drum support slides, frequent problems with safety thermostats and thermal cut-outs because of cramped heater area and poor airflow.


This was the same dryer that Maytag based their drying cabinet dual dryer on. In my redone home laundry I installed a brand new gas MT drain center, the dryer works ok but is no match for the WP Gas Easy-Clean 100 next to it, the whole MT drying center just wreaks of cheapness from the lint filter to the way the doors close to the cheap controls, but it does work [ so far ].


John L.

Post# 1134205 , Reply# 11   11/22/2021 at 08:23 (824 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Pre-Spot presumably runs water flow through the fill flume.

There are no clear pics of the middle console areas.† Dryer has a legend with columns for Fabric, Cycle, and Cool Down.† These crops are lightened and blown-up 120%.

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Post# 1134206 , Reply# 12   11/22/2021 at 08:29 (824 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Auntie's Norgetag pair that I refurbed and sold after she got a WP FL pair, the dryer was of this design.† The filter housing had a lot of lint accumulation but it was otherwise OK, no repairs needed.† I used it a few times.† I didn't consciously notice the drying time.† My exhaust ducting route is very short, I can reach into the outside hood and touch the blower at back of the SmartLoad.

Post# 1134211 , Reply# 13   11/22/2021 at 09:36 (824 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Jenn Air had full featured versions of these featuring 22 lb. capacity rating; 3 speed agitation; extra rinse option; automatic dispensers for detergent and bleach. The FS was still agitator mounted. Automatic soak/prewash advance to wash. Presoak or Prewash were also labeled as 2 washes or 1 wash on the main wash cycle. Options alowed for 1 wash/2 rinses; 1 wash/1 rinse; 2wash/1 rinse; 2 wash/2 rinse; as well as prolonged soak which just held the water until user manually changed. If I remeber correctly, not only was there 3rd agitation speed, but also a handwash capability with alternating soak and wash periods. Was the first time I saw a pretreat/water flow feature on a washer for spot treating garments.

Post# 1134231 , Reply# 14   11/22/2021 at 15:50 (824 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

That dryer looks a lot like the hateful Magic Chef model my neighbor Missy had for a while. She was glad to see it go.

Post# 1134237 , Reply# 15   11/22/2021 at 17:00 (824 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That's because Magic Chef was part of the stable of brands that were linked with Norge, Jenn Air, and Montgomery Wards at tis time. I think this was during the time Maytag had acquir4ed Hardwick, the Herrin plant, ...

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