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Old 07-08-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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We have a 2004 FDTS. Our Whirlpool washer has broken and that model is no longer in production. Does anyone know of a stackable washer that would work as a replacement. Perhaps a newer model would have a washer that is still available. Thanks, Jim & Mikki
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We have a 2004 FDTS. Our Whirlpool washer has broken and that model is no longer in production. Does anyone know of a stackable washer that would work as a replacement. Perhaps a newer model would have a washer that is still available. Thanks, Jim & Mikki
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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Our 2007, has Kenmore stackable in it, works great. However, try sears for parts if you want to fix it, because Whirlpool makes all the sears brands, and has for years. When I worked for them 51% of Whirlpool appliances were made for sears. It will certainly be cheaper to fix it possibly than replace it; just getting it out might be a pain.
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for your reply about the Kenmore stackable. Do you happen to have model information? One other question, is this a unit that you have to buy both the washer and dryer or are they seperate units?

Thanks again,
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:46 PM   #5
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It is one unit - stacked, dryer on top, 110Volt, and you cannot run both at the same time, must have 50 amp service for it to work I believe. I will try to get the model info but curise over to sears web site, and look for the one they put into apartments, that should be it. Tried to get you a link to the model you are looking for, but Sears.com is down for site enhancments.
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Thanks so much for your help. I'm on my way to Sears.

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:02 AM   #7
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Jim & Mikki- We have friends in CA who just bought a new coach with a Splendid 2000S auto washer/dryer in it and they have taken it out because they needed the storage space and they are selling it for $500. They say CW has it for 1000.

If you are interested p/m me and I will give you their number.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:19 AM   #8
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Hi Jim,

In my Newmar, we had the two piece Sears washer and dryer. The washer cost me over $300 in just parts keeping it operating for 5 years. I did all the labor.

We now have the Splendide, is 12 years old, and still works perfect. Plus takes 1/2 the space. Never again will I own a Sears/Whirlpool appliance. They are like toasters. They break, throw them away.

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Here is the link in case you want to view them on line. The product specs do not tell you the required line voltage, the salesman won't know, unless he has studied the product information. You must make sure you get the correct voltage.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_12605_Appliances_Was...ore&lastFilter=Bran d
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My 2003 has Kenmore stackables, too. I also run them simultaneously, 50 or 30 amp, though it may be pushing it at 30, if using other things.

I've read somwhere on this forum that the new ones still fit, they are standard sized.

Parts are easily had on the Sears website. I've used them several times for other appliances.

Lastly, I love having seperate units. I do sacrifice a little room, but still have plenty of space beneath. Were I a fulltimer, I might like more space, but I'd also like more laundry capacity, too.
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The Kenmore unit in our coach is a 120 volt unit that will work on a 15 amp circuit. (to it) You can only run one unit at a time, washer or dryer. One of my future projects is to add a second power cord to the unit, so that the washer and dryer have separate cords. Then add a second receptacle on a separate circuit, to the power the second cord. This will not be to code, but I will do it in a safe manner.
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Dale:

What does the code read for this setup? Mine came wired with both units on seperate circuits, but both run at the same time.

Is there a safety issue involved that made WRV re-design the electrical setup?

I know that if you rewire so that they run on different phases, it will require 50 amp, but mine both run on the "A" phase and therefore available with 30 amp service. I've never tripped a pedestal because of the these appliances, though I have tripped Thousand Trails 30 amp pedestals with ACs and microwave running.
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All,
Ours has a switch (actually a slide bar) which you use to select either washer or dryer. We don't have a choice.
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