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Post# 925887   3/9/2017 at 19:35 (468 days old) by volsboy1 (East Tenn Smoky mountains )        

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I need a new washer and I am  torn between a new Kenmore Top loader which is 450 $$$

or this 1988 Maytag washer ...

I have never had a old Maytag washer so I have no idea how good they are,this machine is one owner and she is wanting 50 bucks for it.

The new Kenmore is larger and has more options and is new so I get a warranty ...

Any advice guys??


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Post# 925893 , Reply# 1   3/9/2017 at 20:05 (468 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I have similar but older model of that Maytag that has worked just fine since 1984 and my advise on what I had the choice of buying would not be the new plastic electronic crap. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

Post# 925901 , Reply# 2   3/9/2017 at 20:40 (468 days old) by duke ()        

Dude!! 50 bucks with Big time maytag repair info & people here. It's a no brainer.Even if you don't like it you can sell it for that much,probably more if tested & running well.

Post# 925907 , Reply# 3   3/9/2017 at 21:09 (468 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

As much as I don't like maytags I would go with the maytag before that pos kenmore

Post# 925925 , Reply# 4   3/10/2017 at 01:07 (467 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Yeah me too Wes, I'd go for the $50 Maytag.  As Tim and Duke said, you can always turn around and sell it if you are not happy with it.  Mother's Maytag has been going strong since 1994, MIL's also.  If I had the storage room I'd go after one myself.  Heck, if I could I'd go around collecting every (real) Maytag I found.

Post# 926053 , Reply# 5   3/10/2017 at 16:56 (467 days old) by fisherpaykel (BC Canada)        
Maytag Wes

Hey Wes, nice to hear from you again. Yes for the Maytag as all above have said, real metal, real porcelain and real durability, and only $50.

Post# 926166 , Reply# 6   3/11/2017 at 04:31 (466 days old) by HiLoVane (Columbus OH)        

I had an older version of that same Maytag-with the original-style Power-Fin agitator, and Helical Drive.
When I had to give up the my apartment, I gave it to my grandmother when she moved into a condo.

Mine served me well.

Post# 926179 , Reply# 7   3/11/2017 at 05:18 (466 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

The Maytag wins hands down!!!! There was NEVER before or after a better machine built than the Maytag machines built by Maytag at that time.

Post# 926213 , Reply# 8   3/11/2017 at 10:28 (466 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
i would keep the maytag

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op if i where you i would keep your maytag washer for the following reasons

1 you have true wash rinse temp this means hot water is hot at fill and warm water is warm at fill and not dumb down like newer models second its also a true fill compare to newer models that do not use much water at rinse and alot of the expert on the site can help[ you keep that washer going for years.

Post# 926374 , Reply# 9   3/12/2017 at 11:44 (465 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
Service agreement

Also with the Sears Kenmore, I would recommend a 5 year agreement so that would add $169, normally $199. Home Depot has less expensive service agreements should you want a new machine. I like this Maytag and it has the older type of transmission, not the orbital. Not only is help available here, You Tube has videos to help you with repairs on this Maytag.


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