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    About what year did direct drive washers come onto the market?

    Nevermind, found what I was looking for. Goes back a little longer than I thought, 1983.

    I know I have come across some older ones lately.
    Last edited by Boman; 02-11-2014 at 08:26 AM.

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    I thought is was more like 1985 in the US and 1995 in Canada.

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    The first DD was marketed under the Kenmore name in 1981. The first Whirlpool model was marketed as the Design 2000 and the first model was the LB5500XK in 1982. These were spin drain models. The first neutral drain models came out in 1985. The first version of the LA5600 (XPW0), was a spin drain and the next version (XPW1) had neutral drain.

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    1995 in Canada.
    So thats where I got 1995. Heheh, recently I was working with almond colored washer. I thought wait a minute! I raised it back up and checked, sure enough it was direct drive. Being almond, I figured chances were that it went back at least to the 80's.

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    80's was more the brown accents. 90's had almond. 2000's had the one colour ( white on white, black on black ) and the 2000's had a lighter shade of almond called biscuit.

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