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Mystery washer in my apartment- Kenmore 587.733102
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Post# 1159400   9/12/2022 at 16:02 by 707KP (Willits, CA)        


I have an automatic under-counter washer in the apartment I just moved into. Unfortunately, it's name plate on the outside is so old everything is rubbed off of it. I can't see a single word anywhere. Here is what I can see from the technical plate when I open it up:

Model No.: 587.733102
Serial No.: 1135361 0684
Catalog No.: 7331

Amps Motor: 5.6 Volts 120
Other: 7.0 60Hz Phase 1

Sears Roebuck & Co.

I want to try to use this thing, which seems fairly sound otherwise, but I can't find an image of it online, and my search for parts catalogs has not turned up anything useful. It is smaller than a typical modern dishwasher (kind of a slim fit model), and on the left side on the top name plate it has two silver buttons. There's a dial on the right, and a little red light to the left of the dial. If I could somehow find an image, I could label everything.

Thanks for any and all help!

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Post# 1159402 , Reply# 1   9/12/2022 at 16:37 by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Well firstly without having to look twice thatís a Kenmore space saver model, a condensed 18inch version of the full size 24inch. Iím sure itís from the 70s. I found a scan someone posted here Iíll leave the link for it, but I donít think thereís much luck finding the identical control panel from yours in order to find out what cycle is what. Does it even work??


Post# 1159403 , Reply# 2   9/12/2022 at 16:38 by luxflairguy (Wilmington NC)        

a D& M Kenmore! I"d be very careful about running this as it's liable to pour water all over the floor. And loud? LOUD! Get your landlord to replace it! Frigidaire makes a great 18" machine! (That's my opinion).

Post# 1159414 , Reply# 3   9/12/2022 at 18:07 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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That's clearly a hard working dishwasher that's still around after all this time.

This model is similar. It has a few more buttons from 1985.

The catalog no. of your is 7331. The catalog no. of the 18" built-in here is 7332. I think we may be getting close.

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Post# 1159416 , Reply# 4   9/12/2022 at 18:16 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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here we are. 1984

Same Cat. no. and all.

One complaint I had about the Kenmores of this era is how easily damaged the control panels were.

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Post# 1159448 , Reply# 5   9/13/2022 at 09:18 by e2l-arry (LAKEWOOD COLORADO)        
I had one of these

I bought one for my first condo. Installed it myself. The first of many dishwasher installations. Just did one new LG dishwasher last week. But, they say you never forget your first! The Kenmore was purchased and installed in the Fall of 1984.

Post# 1159453 , Reply# 6   9/13/2022 at 10:23 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1984 DNM built Kenmore dishwasher, not a washing machine

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Go ahead and try to use it they worked fairly well as a dishwasher.

The good news is itís not your problem when it floods the place or doesnít work let the landlord know if it doesnít work.

90% of the 18 inch dishwashers sold in the US now are all made by the same Chinese company, they work OK again theyíre not great but they are a lot quieter now.

John L

Post# 1159545 , Reply# 7   9/14/2022 at 09:42 by 707KP (Willits, CA)        
Wow- thanks for all the replies

You all are awesome! This forum is rocking my world right now.

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