Yes, it is the original
It is with sadness that I report the loss of a part of our household which has served our family well for over 46 years; our 1970 GE Gas Dryer.
Needing a minimal amount of attention, on only two occasions in 46 years have I had to disassemble it to instill in it a new life at minimal cost.
Yes, our 1970 GE gas dryer still works but with a slight thumping. It is time to recycle the steel and buy a new one.
About 10 years ago I called GE to see if I could purchase a repair manual. They didn’t have a record of such a model. I guess you can say, “They don’t make them like they used to.”
Did we get our money’s worth? You bet.
I suppose I could take the time to once more disassemble it, but I’m getting too old. Lo and behold they have dryers with sensors that stop the dryer when the clothes are dry. Wow! What will they think of next?
We purchased a Kenmore gas dryer online with 8-10 cycles, steam to prevent wrinkles and a drying sensor.
Perhaps GE would be interested in my gas dryer for their museum. Or maybe not. There are no instructions.