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Post# 331093   2/18/2009 at 19:13 (3,048 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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Even has a tub light, is that really necessary?




Post# 331095 , Reply# 1   2/18/2009 at 19:19 (3,048 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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806 series. I'll post the dryer later, its electric and spins and heats, but groans a bit. The washer spins, haven't put water in it yet. Matt

Post# 331099 , Reply# 2   2/18/2009 at 19:33 (3,048 days old) by easyspindry (Winston-Salem, NC)        
Fantastic find

And a suds saver, too. That's one I've decided I want -- either a Maytag or Whirlpool/Kenmore suds saver.

Thanks for sharing. And good luck.

Jerry Gay


Post# 331101 , Reply# 3   2/18/2009 at 19:35 (3,048 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Beautiful! I love a lit tub, too. Congrats!

Post# 331104 , Reply# 4   2/18/2009 at 19:55 (3,048 days old) by revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
WOW Matt...

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....... that is AWESOME! I would LOVE to have that one... of course, now that I already have TWO 806's!!! LOL

Can you post clear close-ups of the controls?

Thanks!
Kevin


Post# 331106 , Reply# 5   2/18/2009 at 20:02 (3,048 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
THOSE would be worth the extra money here...

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Now, this set would be worth the extra money here in Oz, that's for sure.

Nice pair!
Cheers
Leon


Post# 331131 , Reply# 6   2/18/2009 at 21:52 (3,048 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Fifteen buttons

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Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Fifteen buttons.

Post# 331145 , Reply# 7   2/18/2009 at 22:32 (3,048 days old) by qsd-dan (Pleasanton Ca (Bay Area)        
Even has a tub light, is that really necessary?

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YES!!!! :)

1975-1980. Matches the sun glow 08 series dryer control panels.


Post# 331191 , Reply# 8   2/19/2009 at 09:36 (3,047 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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15 buttons.

Post# 331192 , Reply# 9   2/19/2009 at 09:37 (3,047 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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Warm rinse

Post# 331193 , Reply# 10   2/19/2009 at 09:39 (3,047 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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Lint filter was clean too. Someone took care of this baby

Post# 331194 , Reply# 11   2/19/2009 at 09:43 (3,047 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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And the dryer. I'll part with the set for $450, is that reasonable? Not trying to gouge, just make living. Otherwise they will be a part of my vintage showroom. Matt

Post# 331204 , Reply# 12   2/19/2009 at 11:46 (3,047 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Wow!
That's the first 806 dryer I've ever seen with a gold console.
Purrty!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 331231 , Reply# 13   2/19/2009 at 14:24 (3,047 days old) by qsd-dan (Pleasanton Ca (Bay Area)        

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$450 is high unless you went through them both, cleaning and lubricating all of the lubrication points and making sure there are no leaky or torn seals. I got my set for $100 and I live in the highest price gouging area of the USA. I've missed a couple of 806's that were free.

Post# 331236 , Reply# 14   2/19/2009 at 14:33 (3,047 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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Tx, I am a repairman, so I guess should really give 2 prices, "as is" and fully functional, cleaned etc. $450 would be the latter. Matt

Post# 331247 , Reply# 15   2/19/2009 at 15:51 (3,047 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

If people (buyers) knew the quality they were getting, they would say that $450 was the bargain of the century, compared to the crap today that costs over $1000.
Bobby in Boston


Post# 331279 , Reply# 16   2/19/2009 at 19:11 (3,047 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Beautiful set!!!

Lawrence


Post# 331281 , Reply# 17   2/19/2009 at 19:34 (3,047 days old) by pturo ()        

Really nice set.
Never start at the top of your asking price on line, do that privately in email communications if not on ebay.


Post# 331287 , Reply# 18   2/19/2009 at 20:05 (3,047 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Nice set - but odd. Some research would be required to validate this - but IIRC the gold panels debuted on the revised 02 series washers and Big Load dryers (dryer pictured is a HOH). Also, I think gold panel machines came out in 1975. Another sign that the washer is later is the model tag under the lid. What is the serial number on both - this would help to understand when they were made.

I mention this because the lighted wash tub stopped around/by 1973 - making it a bit odd that this would still have a lighted wash tub - near the time they removed the chrome strip along the front of the machine/s.

Both machines look nice but be careful when offering items for sale - Philip's advice is wise.

Ben


Post# 331302 , Reply# 19   2/19/2009 at 21:41 (3,047 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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If I were closer, that set would already be in my laundry room.

Post# 331381 , Reply# 20   2/20/2009 at 10:31 (3,046 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Also, Ben, notice that the dryer has the aluminum dial. I've seen a few HOH dryers with the gold backing, but never an 806.

kennyGF


Post# 331386 , Reply# 21   2/20/2009 at 11:26 (3,046 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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I forget the date on my light almond DE806 dryer but it has the aluminum dial, gold panel of course AND 4 buttons for extra dryness.

Post# 331390 , Reply# 22   2/20/2009 at 11:49 (3,046 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Hey Cadman - if your lighted panel dryer has 4 buttons, it'd be a Big load DE808 ;-)

Kenny - I was thinking the same thing. Very strange to see a HOH 806 dryer with the aluminum dial. A first for me!

Matt - do you have serial numbers available on these?



Post# 331408 , Reply# 23   2/20/2009 at 13:50 (3,046 days old) by revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        

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I'm sure you all saw the thread, but I brought home this LA806 (series 2) - LDE808 pair home a couple weeks ago. I'm told they were built in 1980. The dryer has four buttons, confirming what Ben said.

Post# 331409 , Reply# 24   2/20/2009 at 13:56 (3,046 days old) by revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
And this one...

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... is an A806 (series 1) built in Dec 1975 and does not have the tub light (boo hoo!). Oh, it also has the model tag under the lid.

Matt, can you post the exact model, series and serial numbers for both the washer and dryer please??

Thanks!
Kevin


Post# 331423 , Reply# 25   2/20/2009 at 15:05 (3,046 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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Thanks for all the info and advice. I really appreciate it. The dryer is an HOH. Mod: DE806 series 01, SN: 385106WU. Washer Mod: A806S series 01, SN: 791575WW. Matt

Post# 331447 , Reply# 26   2/20/2009 at 18:31 (3,046 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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You must have some great clientele. Around here, I'd only be able to get $175.00 or so for that set, checked out and guaranteed 30 days. Anymore everyone wants appliances less than 10 years old, even the landlords I deal with.

kennyGF


Post# 331480 , Reply# 27   2/21/2009 at 00:18 (3,046 days old) by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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The HOH dryer did have the aluminium dial and gold band for a very brief minute. It was right at the end before the change over to big load. You wont see many like it.

Post# 331488 , Reply# 28   2/21/2009 at 01:52 (3,046 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        
Temp question for Maytag experts:

Not that anybody would do a cold wash with a warm rinse, but I am curious. Since the wash and rinse temps can be selected independently, did selecting a cold wash automatically guarantee a cold rinse, or did the user still have the flexibility of selecting a warm rinse. I know this sounds silly, and I should know the answer, but I thought I would ask. Thank you in advance.

Have a good one,
James


Post# 331606 , Reply# 29   2/21/2009 at 21:49 (3,045 days old) by pturo ()        

It would be interesting to see how the Halo of Heat was able to surround the much larger dryer opening of the one on this post. Perhaps when the door opened,the opening was in fact reduced in size for the dryer opening that contained the halo of heat front heat drying method?
I just don't see how this could be a halo of heat dryer.


Post# 331668 , Reply# 30   2/22/2009 at 07:26 (3,044 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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It has the smaller door, one way you can tell it's the older HOH. The next generation, like Kevin's, has the larger door.

Post# 331816 , Reply# 31   2/23/2009 at 01:14 (3,044 days old) by revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
Did a cold wash automatically give a cold rinse, or can you

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James, on the 806... with the separate buttons for "cold rinse" or "warm rinse"... YES you can have a COLD wash with a WARM rinse!! I tried it and it will work!

Post# 331999 , Reply# 32   2/23/2009 at 21:20 (3,043 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Hey Matt - I just noticed the serial numbers. The washer wouldn't have come from the factory with a lighted tub. If by chance it does I suspect that someone added it then at a later date.

Dryer - September of 1975
Washer - October of 1975

You are right Scott, these really are at the very end of the HOH run. Just a few months later the Big Load came out.

Ben


Post# 332030 , Reply# 33   2/23/2009 at 22:32 (3,043 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        
Cold Wash, Warm Rinse:

Phenomenal!

Post# 332414 , Reply# 34   2/26/2009 at 12:45 (3,040 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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If anyone wants these, now is the time...matt

Post# 332592 , Reply# 35   2/27/2009 at 11:48 (3,039 days old) by mistereric (USA)        

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Would love them, but no way to get them to NJ.

Post# 332676 , Reply# 36   2/27/2009 at 21:31 (3,039 days old) by everythingold (Grand Rapids, Michigan)        

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My Brother lives in NJ : )

Post# 333398 , Reply# 37   3/3/2009 at 12:06 (3,035 days old) by mistereric (USA)        

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Does he ever drive to your place and back? :-)

Post# 333400 , Reply# 38   3/3/2009 at 12:33 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Now wait a minute, Kidz!

Just out of curiosity I went into the basement to check out an old 806 washer that I have in storage. It looks identical to the ones posted with the gold control panel, but has a tub light. It is very early in production due to the bleach dispenser that only says "bleach", not "liquid beach only", and the water level buttons have "normal" and "large", not "large load" and "extra large load". If memory serves me right, only the very early gold panel 806's were available in suds saver models. Everythingold's 806 tub light must be legit!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 333413 , Reply# 39   3/3/2009 at 13:25 (3,035 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Bobby - what is the serial number on your A806S in storage?

Post# 333433 , Reply# 40   3/3/2009 at 14:58 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Ben:
I'll post pics tonight. I have one of the serial plate. It's pretty corroded.
Bobby in Boston


Post# 333459 , Reply# 41   3/3/2009 at 18:10 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Here's the pics of the poor A806

The console with worn gold paint and faded buttons. I threaten anyone with their life if they use Spray & Wash or bleach near my good ones!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 333461 , Reply# 42   3/3/2009 at 18:11 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Poor girl!

Bad Tranny- won't agitate.
B in B


Post# 333462 , Reply# 43   3/3/2009 at 18:11 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Old Style bleach dipsenser:

Post# 333463 , Reply# 44   3/3/2009 at 18:12 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Serial Plate. Very early gold panel 806??

Post# 333464 , Reply# 45   3/3/2009 at 18:14 (3,035 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

The interior tub light covered in scale, but the bulb is good!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 333482 , Reply# 46   3/3/2009 at 19:27 (3,035 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Yep - August of 1975. I'll need to go back to the doctrine one of these days to confirm the date that they gave the tub light the pink slip. We are seeing a trend here.

Too bad Bobby - that was a beautiful washer in its day!

Ben


Post# 333504 , Reply# 47   3/3/2009 at 20:27 (3,035 days old) by harvestgold ()        
Maytag washers

Wow what a cool bunch of maytag washers just love looking at those machines it`s amazing how many of those have survived through all these years just goes to show the quality of maytag Back than

Post# 333606 , Reply# 48   3/4/2009 at 06:36 (3,034 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Ben:
Check the 1976 brochure, before the almond color was introduced. I think the 806 still had a tub light at that point.
Harvestgold:
Amen!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 333679 , Reply# 49   3/4/2009 at 16:15 (3,034 days old) by revvinkevin (Between Mickey Mouse & the Queen Mary (So. Cal.)        
TUB LIGHTS!!!!!!!

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Bobby & Ben,
WOW, it's really something to see a tub light on a gold panel 806 like this! From what I've read in various threads on the site I was under the impression Maytag stopped the tub light in 1973 - 1974.

Ben, you say this machine (W/tub light) was built in August of '75... well the white A806 I just sold was built (according to Ben) in December 1975 and it did NOT have a tub light! The photo is the ID plate off the 806 I just sold.

VERY INTERESTING!!!

Now the next question is did Maytag put tub lights in ALL 806's until they stopped or was it a random thing?


Post# 333681 , Reply# 50   3/4/2009 at 16:29 (3,034 days old) by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        

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Hey Kevin - thanks for posting your serial tag! This is very good info. I'll have to check the Let's Talk Service books. I *think* I have most of the 1975 year to see what it says. Maybe they made the change sometime between October and December in '75? Thankfully changes like these were documented in the service lit.

Ben


Post# 333690 , Reply# 51   3/4/2009 at 17:28 (3,034 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

Could it be that the factory used up all the tub covers with light openings so that some of the earlier gold panel 806's had tub lights and some didn't? Geoff Delp, send your help!
Bobby in Boston


Post# 914631 , Reply# 52   1/8/2017 at 13:07 by maytaglvr (Columbia Heights Mn 55421)        
Gold Trim

Hi Bobby Just a suggestion... my moms gold was coming off of her dryer and for some reason she had or I had found a gold metallic pen that was a rattle pen that you shook the paint to mix it. It had a fiber tapered end that i used more than once to cover the missing paint and it worked awsum for making them look new again. Not sure if they still around but it might be worth looking into if you to make them look sweet again.
Hope this helps.

Steve

PS I was black with gold lettering if I remember correctly and was about the diameter of a standard Sharpie only longer. Maybe an Art Store would have one





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