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Pristine Kenmore Free to Good Home
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Post# 1173225   2/26/2023 at 20:30 (451 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawaiíi)        

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Awesome 1974 machine in amazing working condition. Hope someone can give it a good home.

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Post# 1173227 , Reply# 1   2/26/2023 at 20:33 (451 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Iíll take this one Todd if Iím able to arrange shipping.

Post# 1173241 , Reply# 2   2/26/2023 at 21:40 (451 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Melvin, when is your museum opening for public visits?† ;-)

Post# 1173250 , Reply# 3   2/26/2023 at 22:11 (451 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Well Iíve put the cart before the horse and the building isnít there yet but hopefully in the next couple of years it will be. I have most of the machines I want to fill it with.

Post# 1173258 , Reply# 4   2/26/2023 at 22:42 (451 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
I've never seen that before

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What's the function of that plastic thing opposite the dispensers?

Post# 1173259 , Reply# 5   2/26/2023 at 22:43 (451 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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That's the rare model just below the LK that I helped my mom pick out in 1975.  Big selling point was the Quiet Pak transmission, as the laundry room opened onto the den/TV room, and this new Kenmore would be replacing the despicable and ear-splitting '67 Snorge from Hell.  The Kenmore served her for 25 years (could have been longer but that's another story that's sad and irritating) and in that time only needed a belt (the original green ones were notorious for failure) and a new and improved filter (ditto on the original ones).


Todd, this is a very special and tempting, feature-rich machine that is likely the only one that could ever replace my A712, but as long as it has potentially found a good home, that's what really matters.

Post# 1173261 , Reply# 6   2/26/2023 at 22:49 (451 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        
Plastic Thing

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Ken, that's another dispenser for powdered detergent.  When selecting the automatic soak & wash cycle, after the soak and pre-wash the machine would continue into the regular wash and the spring loaded bottom flap on the dispenser would open and allow the detergent to drop into the tub when fill was done and agitation began.  You could also use it for just a regular wash, but you had to set the timer dial for the full 14-minute wash time in order to trigger the detergent dispenser.

Post# 1173262 , Reply# 7   2/26/2023 at 23:27 (451 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        

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Very interested as well. Let me know if there are no takers.

Post# 1173283 , Reply# 8   2/27/2023 at 10:36 (451 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawaiíi)        

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The detergent dispenser works on all cycles. Please email me if interested. More washers will be up for grabs very soon.

Post# 1173286 , Reply# 9   2/27/2023 at 12:18 (450 days old) by appnut (TX)        
The detergent dispenser works on all cycles

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Yes, you have to set it for thee longest wash time for each of the 3 main cycles--Normal, Delicate, and Perm Press.

Post# 1173291 , Reply# 10   2/27/2023 at 14:39 (450 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Thanks guys for clarifying.  I had forgotten that the detergent dispenser works on all three wash cycle options, but I guess that's because I can't see any need to bother with it other than with the soak & wash selection.  It just gets in/knocked out of the way when unloading the machine.

Post# 1173316 , Reply# 11   2/27/2023 at 19:23 (450 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I sent you an email Todd.

Post# 1188647 , Reply# 12   8/27/2023 at 15:51 (269 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I gave her a little exercise today. Runs great and one of the quietest Kenmores Iíve heard running.

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Post# 1188648 , Reply# 13   8/27/2023 at 15:54 (269 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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I probably shouldíve made a new thread as she is no longer available and has found her retirement home.

Post# 1188649 , Reply# 14   8/27/2023 at 16:03 (269 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Quiet Pak treatment at work, including the rubber-bushing motor pulley.

Post# 1188654 , Reply# 15   8/27/2023 at 16:46 (269 days old) by washerlover (The Big Island, Hawaiíi)        

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Thank you for the update! I sure do miss that machine and yes, extremely quiet. Never could find the matching dryer and never saw another model with the same console. Nice to see you using the detergent dispenser!

Post# 1188677 , Reply# 16   8/27/2023 at 21:01 (269 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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In all of the years Iíve worked on appliances I had one of these washers probably about 25 years ago and I parted it out because it needed too much work. Iíve never seen a matching dryer in person and only found 1 picture of one in the archives. Iíve wanted one of these for a long time and Iím sorry that Todd had to give up his collection but Iím very thankful that he was so generous in giving the club the opportunity to save them. Todd I canít thank you enough and I can only imagine that you may be searching for some oldies on the big island. I couldnít put this machine away today without this picture.

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Post# 1188706 , Reply# 17   8/28/2023 at 02:00 (269 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

My aunt and uncle had the matching dryer from 1974 to 1995. One of the most awesome dryers I remember from childhood.

Post# 1188761 , Reply# 18   8/28/2023 at 17:54 (268 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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It's possible that Kenny just posted one to match this in the Shoppers Square frum.


Post# 1188772 , Reply# 19   8/28/2023 at 20:02 (268 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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See my comment to you Lawrence.

Post# 1188781 , Reply# 20   8/28/2023 at 22:28 (268 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Thanks very much for the heads up on the dryer. I do like the one posted but itís not the exact match. Hereís the picture posted of the 1975 model for scrap and a picture of the matching 1974 model that Lawrence posted on 9-11-16.

Picture one is 1975 model
Picture two is 1974 model

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