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Post# 926861   3/14/2017 at 18:41 (465 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Says these are made by Maytag. What model would they compare to...circa when?

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Post# 926863 , Reply# 1   3/14/2017 at 18:46 (465 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

They are actually Maytag Performa's which is actually Magic Chef units, which in reality are Norge machines. Without the model and serial number it is hard to say when they were actually built, if I had to guess id say very late 90's early 2000's?

Post# 926866 , Reply# 2   3/14/2017 at 19:01 (465 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Thx Charlie, that's the skinny on these I was hoping for.

Post# 926932 , Reply# 3   3/15/2017 at 00:33 (464 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

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What kind of wash action does this machine have. It looks like it might have a Whirlpool type clone of their DD straight vane agitators which makes me wonder.

Post# 926956 , Reply# 4   3/15/2017 at 05:56 (464 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I have never seen one of these with that type of an agitator.

Post# 927001 , Reply# 5   3/15/2017 at 11:29 (464 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Larger pic of the agitator.  Maybe it's a lower-end agitator, like a straight-vane in a Kenmore Galaxy or Capri vs. a dual-action type in a more featured machine?

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Post# 927045 , Reply# 6   3/15/2017 at 18:12 (464 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I remember seeing a set like that about 15 yrs. ago in a strange light blue color. I think it was at Home Depot.

Post# 927091 , Reply# 7   3/15/2017 at 20:10 (464 days old) by Repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        

That was the common strait vane agitator commonly used in the Performa and Magic Chef machines. It just looks different because it has a cap on it instead of the softener dispenser.

Post# 927103 , Reply# 8   3/15/2017 at 20:27 (464 days old) by Repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        

This was one of the second generation Performas that came out in January 1999 until the Amanatags took over. This is when they introduced the "dual drive" transmission with the lower post drive to replace the more Norge designed high post drive. The Atlantis line came out at the exact same time. They saved the dual action agitator for the Atlantis . As time went on the dual action agitator was more commonly used in the lower models. Maybe even exclusively by the end. Later they modified the "dual drive" transmission to fit the Amana design. The new transmission along with the new triple lip stem seal was going to solve the Amana weaknesses. As we all know it ended in disaster.

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