Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
What do I know about this washer?
While Kenmore’s serial numbers for these washers start with ‘110’, the two subsequent digits represent the year that it was manufactured.
In this case, the washer was made in ’64.
It’s got a two-speed straight vane agitator (though we need to install a new speed toggle), and a timer that goes up to 20 minutes on the one side, or remains on using the “hold” option on the other side.
We believe it is a 1950s model as the 50s models had the brush filter mounted on the lid, which you see below.
The agitator suffered a direct blow at some point in its history, as a chunk had been broken off.
It was nothing that 2-part epoxy couldn’t fix though.
The final step to the repair was the application of fiberglass cloth and resin to ensure that it never cracks in the same place a second time.
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