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Sunny yellow in the living room!
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Post# 939541   5/20/2017 at 17:04 (398 days old) by Travis ()        

This is the Maytag set from Bloomington.  Ray came by today and helped get them inside.  They appear to be in great shape.  Ray popped the lid and lost the balls.  I have lots of parts on order.  I don't see any sign of the transmission leaking below.

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Post# 939544 , Reply# 1   5/20/2017 at 17:20 (398 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Looks good, Travis! Are you going to run the drain hose through the floor?surprised

Post# 939545 , Reply# 2   5/20/2017 at 17:28 (398 days old) by Travis ()        

No, Kenny.


I am going to wait until more men come over to take them to the basement.  At least they're not on the truck anymore.

Post# 939546 , Reply# 3   5/20/2017 at 17:29 (398 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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Verrrrrrrryyy NICE!   (drool)   Congrats!



Post# 939547 , Reply# 4   5/20/2017 at 17:40 (398 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
They look great!

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Interesting -- to me, anyway -- to see a Maytag washer of that age with a white tub.  I thought that was something Maytag didn't offer until the extra-large tubs came along.

Post# 939549 , Reply# 5   5/20/2017 at 18:20 (398 days old) by maytaglvr (Columbia Heights Mn 55421)        
White Tub

I remember as a kid my Mom having this same era washer... not nearly as high end as this but from same time and it had a white tub also.


Post# 939550 , Reply# 6   5/20/2017 at 18:28 (398 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

I don't recall a Maytag Automatic with a blue tub until '66.

Beautiful set Travis. Some Meguires Cleaner Wax will have those looking like new!

Post# 939556 , Reply# 7   5/20/2017 at 19:10 (398 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Yes all Maytags Had White Tubs

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From the first AM-AMP models, The dark blue tub models did not show up till the 06 series machines.

Post# 939557 , Reply# 8   5/20/2017 at 19:16 (398 days old) by duke ()        

GEEZ LOUISE PAL -Very cool ,congrats

Post# 939569 , Reply# 9   5/20/2017 at 23:01 (398 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
Need a Bowl to Catch the Drool...

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What a beautiful set! And in Sunny Yellow, no less. I think they should stay in the living room for all to see and admire! Congrats!

Post# 939572 , Reply# 10   5/20/2017 at 23:11 (398 days old) by Travis ()        





I am going to light the console later tonight.

Post# 939575 , Reply# 11   5/20/2017 at 23:21 (398 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

This is a sweet set!

Post# 939576 , Reply# 12   5/20/2017 at 23:24 (398 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Those look lovely! I love yellow on a Maytag, especially with a shine on the basket like that. Congrats.

Maytag used lots of dark blue - why just the other day...


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Post# 939577 , Reply# 13   5/20/2017 at 23:26 (398 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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So white came first?   That seems so backward to me.  Why did Maytag even bother to roll out the dark blue?  Was it cheaper to produce?  It certainly was less attractive, IMO.

Post# 939584 , Reply# 14   5/21/2017 at 01:32 (398 days old) by Travis ()        
The lights work!

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Post# 939627 , Reply# 15   5/21/2017 at 07:45 (398 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow Travis, they look great! Congratulations on getting them!

Post# 939648 , Reply# 16   5/21/2017 at 09:41 (398 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Have a good time with your new Maytag's.  Very nice machines.  

Post# 939650 , Reply# 17   5/21/2017 at 09:57 (398 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I'm glad you saved these! Beautiful machines and that Dryer, IMO, has the best control than any other HOH dryer.

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Post# 939661 , Reply# 18   5/21/2017 at 12:29 (398 days old) by lesto (Atlanta)        

Sunny Yellow is my favorite color - even more so than pink. i have this same Maytag washer (a 1962 model) in chocolate brown. The only difference is mine doesn't have the rotary switch for the spray rinse temperature.

Post# 939662 , Reply# 19   5/21/2017 at 12:39 (397 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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oooooh very pretty like the yellow .. hell just leave them in the liv room ha you should see my house I have lots in the liv room ha ha

Post# 939671 , Reply# 20   5/21/2017 at 14:31 (397 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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That's a GREAT save!
They look awesome & in amazing condition!

Congratulations again!

Post# 939673 , Reply# 21   5/21/2017 at 15:13 (397 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

Congratulations! Beautiful machine, and in excellent condition. You're lucky and we're all happy for you!!

Post# 939710 , Reply# 22   5/21/2017 at 22:26 (397 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Beautiful set, Travis!  Everything looks minty-fresh.  Enjoy!



Post# 939721 , Reply# 23   5/22/2017 at 00:44 (397 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Very NICE set-like the color!!!May they live on!

Post# 939819 , Reply# 24   5/22/2017 at 23:38 (396 days old) by fridgenut (Cape Girardeau, MO)        
Mellow Yellow

If I had to name the color of these nice machines I would choose that name. I was really worried that at least the washer would be crazy heavy. Turns out it wasn't bad. Now, getting these down into the basement at Travis's house is a different matter. There will be hardly any room to spare at the landing upstairs to turn the machines around. It will happen though. I'm glad Travis got these though. They look so cute. I love the "M" logo on the fronts. Seems like these were reasonably cared for.

Post# 940348 , Reply# 25   5/26/2017 at 14:58 (392 days old) by Frigidaireguy (Wiston-Salem, NC)        

I'm a little late in posting but wanted to say congrats on the new sunny yellow set. I have a Frigidaire custom Imperial stove in sunny yellow. That color was so pretty - I wish they still had it. Happy Washing in your new Maytags !!!!

Post# 940491 , Reply# 26   5/27/2017 at 07:45 (392 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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That yellow color is very nice! Congratulations and happy washing!

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