Thread Number: 91333  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
New Old Stock Montgomery Ward Dishwasher Sandusky, OH $30
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Post# 1158410   9/1/2022 at 10:43 (461 days old) by Datalady (Indiana)        

Seller says this has never been used.


Post# 1158414 , Reply# 1   9/1/2022 at 11:19 (461 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
New WCI Built DW

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This is one NIB appliance I would not brother even hooking up, would make a great museum piece for an 80s kitchen.


John L.

Post# 1158419 , Reply# 2   9/1/2022 at 12:21 (461 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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For reference:

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Post# 1158424 , Reply# 3   9/1/2022 at 13:15 (461 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
Judging from the lettering . . .

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. . .  a surviving relic (only because it has never been plugged in) from the haunted and eternally cursed area last known as "Electric Avenue."

Post# 1158444 , Reply# 4   9/1/2022 at 14:52 (461 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Is this a Westinghouse?

Post# 1158449 , Reply# 5   9/1/2022 at 15:34 (461 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Yes this is wci

Post# 1158454 , Reply# 6   9/1/2022 at 16:31 (461 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Thank you Melvin for taking the time to provide the photos.

Post# 1158470 , Reply# 7   9/1/2022 at 19:04 (461 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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No problem Bob.

Post# 1158478 , Reply# 8   9/1/2022 at 20:01 (461 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The poor thing.

Post# 1158484 , Reply# 9   9/1/2022 at 21:35 (461 days old) by rpms (ontario canada)        

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The styling of it reminds me very much of the Beaumark appliances sold by The Bay department store here in Canada in the early 90's. Were these dishwashers cheaply made or just did not work well? Looks like it could hold a decent amount of dishes.

Post# 1158486 , Reply# 10   9/1/2022 at 21:44 (461 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Baycrest appliances from The Bay pre-1978 would have been closer to this.  The Beaumark appliances were sourced from Camco, so the dishwasher from 1979 forward were Hotpoint clones.  


Post# 1158490 , Reply# 11   9/2/2022 at 00:02 (461 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Years ago, I pulled one like this from a friend's rental property, complaints of not cleaning and leaks.  The ridge of the tank that the lower rack rides on was riddled with rust holes.  A BOL plastic-tub Hotpoint was a welcome sight for the tenant. 

Post# 1159996 , Reply# 12   9/20/2022 at 13:18 (442 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

To reply to Turquoisedude, I would say that the Viking dishwashers at Eaton's were exactly like this WCI dishwasher. My aunt had one with the same slanted control panel, probably made in the 80's. Here is a picture, but this advertisement is probably from the late 70's.

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Post# 1160017 , Reply# 13   9/20/2022 at 18:41 (442 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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Judging by that heavy rope and this dock-side location they were actively looking for boat anchors.

Post# 1160057 , Reply# 14   9/21/2022 at 11:34 (441 days old) by Jetcone (Schenectady-Home of Calrods,Monitor Tops,Toroid Transformers)        

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Very funny Bradford !

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