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Old 07-14-2014, 03:55 PM   #16
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My 80+ year old fridge uses less energy than my modern one. However, it's also only 4 cubic feet, the freezer holds four ice trays, and it's far from "frost free."

The difference is modern vs. antique. You don't want an older modern appliance, but vintage appliances often out perform modern ones. But yes, in the case of electric appliances, that can vary. And most people don't want a four cubic foot refrigerator!
It's a shame,
If you're 80 year old fridge was a Monitor Top it would still be in normal use.


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My 80 year old fridge IS a monitor top. A GE X-4 Globe Top to be exact.
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My 80 year old fridge IS a monitor top. A GE X-4 Globe Top to be exact.

That's technically a ball top as per GE information from the time.
I believe one of our member's has converted another type of temperature control to work with one btw.
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Yes, the compressor and motor were encased in a welded closed ball to make cleaning easier. All globe tops are monitor tops, but not all monitor tops are globe tops!
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We purchase the Bosch high end dishwasher with the utinsel tray in hte top. You can't even tell it's running without looking at the red lite that shines on the floor in front of it. Best we've ever had.
Came here to post the same thing!
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My Profile side by side fridge has broken down twice in five years.

Junk!
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My basic Whirlpool fridge is 12 1/2 years old and still running great. Sometimes a basic, no frills appliance is the best choice.
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I have a Maytag range and refrigerator pushing 20 years old now.. I have had to replace a couple of icemakers in the fridge and igniters on the range and they are going strong. Just replaced a Kenmore (read whirlpool) washer that was about 15 years old and Kenmore dryer that must have been pushing 30 with a new Maytag he washer and dryer. Hoping they are as good.
I do strongly agree about the China bashing... The Chinese make items to order, if one orders junk, they will deliver junk... If you want to point a finger look no further than the brand name.. Those are the MBA's that pencil whipped the quality out in favor of profits in...
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Just to go off topic very slightly , I was thinking about this China VS American made debate a while back , China has very strict very harsh punishment where as America has just the opposite . you hear stories about the car that was being assembled Friday at 3pm or the ones assembled by disgruntled workers , im willing to bet that doesn't happen twice in China .
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I'm having emotional fits letting go of my 1982 GE washer and dryer. The outer tub that holds the water has rusted out and it's too far gone to mess with again. I soldered up about 5 holes back around 1995 and it hasn't given me any problems since. The set still looks and runs like new other than the leak in the washer.

Been spending a lot of time online looking at all of the makes, models, and reviews, but there are so many that my brain just shuts down and I give up in frustration. I also can't get over how high the prices have become.

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we just bought a new kenmore freezer; as plain jane as we could get, hoping that minimizes the carp that can/will go wrong. one thing i did not notice at sears that i did when i put some jugs of water in it to freeze; the shelves bend like wet noodles. completely disgusting. i hope i can get some old ones that span these to help them out. no, i ain't a happy camper.
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If your still looking for a washer and dryer, I have a set for sell....

Maytag....front loaders...was given to us by the inlaws....they used them for 12 years. Only thing wrong with the washer was the bearing in the tub. I replaced the tub...we have used them for 6 years....work perfect.

I'll give you a good deal.

BTW.....a gallon of water weights a little over 8.3lbs....

How about posting some pics.....

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BTW.....a gallon of water weights a little over 8.3lbs.... Yes. And a 17 lb turkey weighs 17 lbs.

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Just to go off topic very slightly , I was thinking about this China VS American made debate a while back , China has very strict very harsh punishment where as America has just the opposite . you hear stories about the car that was being assembled Friday at 3pm or the ones assembled by disgruntled workers , im willing to bet that doesn't happen twice in China .

I'll bet you're correct.

Happens a heck of a lot more than twice.
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i have pretty basic sears kenmore appliances and they have been great for the most part.

i think a lot of it is technology, computers, gadgets and all kinds of other mumbo jumbo that tends to fail, especially those dreaded front load washer/dryer combos. too much stuff to go wrong. IMO, simple is better and i'll take that over gadgetry and super high energy efficiency any day.

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