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Post# 1136653   12/20/2021 at 09:08 (458 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        

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Whirlpool went wild with fake woodgrain!


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Post# 1136669 , Reply# 1   12/20/2021 at 12:44 (458 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
fake plastic wood grain is as popular

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or even more abundant Now as it was then.

...but now the fake stuff is typically on the floor.

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Post# 1136748 , Reply# 2   12/21/2021 at 05:57 (457 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
2nd Generation Whirlpool Compactor

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From the mid 70s,


I would not call the design on the control panel fake wood grain, it is more of a fake granite etc.


John L.

Post# 1136886 , Reply# 3   12/22/2021 at 15:31 (456 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        
fake woodgrain galor

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That Whirlpool compactor has fake wood-grain on the entire top and both sides, so typical of the seventies through mid-eighties. Looks as if Whirlpool had someone standing at the end of the assembly line with a roll of woodgrained shelf-liner contact paper, ha.

I remember General Electric portable color TV's often had the entire cabinet molded in wood-grained look plastic. Looks better on a TV, which sometimes had a real wooden cabinet versus a metal appliance. fortunately, my '84 model GE Filter-Flo set had horrible wood-grained prints on the control panels.

Thank goodness that era has ended!

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