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need a model number for wringer washer
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Post# 943298   6/13/2017 at 14:15 (372 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        

Hi it's my first time here and I'm looking for a bit of help I just bought my GF a Maytag wringer washer and I cant find a model number but I do have the serial #67977 D K any help would be great I need model # so I can get a manual and parts thanks for looking I have no photos at this time sorry

Post# 943319 , Reply# 1   6/13/2017 at 16:43 (372 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Without a picture its kind of hard to tell. But the number you posted corresponds to Model 15 & 16 produced from 1931 to 1939. Check out this site:

"Maytag Evolution" link on left will give you pictures of the different models produced. Click on "Restoration Info" link on left and then third link in the list "Wringer washer model identification information with serial number" for a list of models and serial numbers.

Post# 943325 , Reply# 2   6/13/2017 at 17:11 (372 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Lucky girlfriend :o)

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A description might help if you don't have no pictures right now.

Is it a square tub or round tub?

Is it all white?

Or is the bottom white and the top of the tub silver/aluminum?

Does the washers lid open to the side & connected to the top of the washtub? Or can you take the lid completely off the washer?

Some of these answer might help identify the model without any pictures.

Post# 943384 , Reply# 3   6/13/2017 at 21:52 (372 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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I Can't see a way to decode it from the info I have. It may be older than 1949
Bradboss may know. Pics or description..

Post# 943457 , Reply# 4   6/14/2017 at 16:50 (371 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
model # for wringer wasner

My bad hippiedoll like I said it's my first time here thanks for your advice with that being said
Ok it is a round machine with flat lid that comes off and hangs on a clip on the side by hose the lid handle as well as the press to release bars on wringers and the agitator and agitator on off knob are all turquoise the tub is white and legs are a rust color lol in last 2 pics are numbers located under wringer assembly k1473 & k1474
called Maytag and someone there said serial # was from 1967 the person I got it from he thought it was a 1955 ??? I'm so confused..

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Post# 943523 , Reply# 5   6/14/2017 at 22:27 (371 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
It's certainly not

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a 1955. I think that Turquoise release bar and knob came out in 1966. Before that they were red.
Its a model N but I still can't decode the year from that number to determine exact year.
The D and the K are throwing me off. There's one service manual for model E J and N. So you won't have a problem getting one. There one here on the forum that you can download.
I can't tell from the pics if yours is a pump model or gravity drain.
Is the machine fuctining? How the inside tub? Needs some wet sanding and a repaint, but if it's agitating, wringing, draining., then your in good shape!
Let us know

Post# 943524 , Reply# 6   6/14/2017 at 22:28 (371 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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And not leaking!

Post# 943527 , Reply# 7   6/14/2017 at 23:31 (370 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
so you Dont Know

Ha Ha what the DK means I'm pretty sure it isn't Don't Know any how thanks for all the info I kinda thought it was an N model trying to figure out year There is someone here looking on line and she is insisting that it's a 1940 but all that aside Ive only gotten as far as putting new plug on it and plugging it in and motor runs and when you pull knob agitator works and now we get to where my problems start someone else loaded it in my truck for me when they did that the wringer assembly was removed when I got to my destination I was going to put wringer back on I found 2 pieces stuck in the grease in the part wringer sits so thats why I'm looking for manual is the one you mentioned by chance free ? and as far as the pump I don't think there is one and haven't filled it with water yet so not sure about it leaking hopefully not but DK ? tomorrow I'll try to post picture of the 2 pieces found in the grease

Post# 943537 , Reply# 8   6/15/2017 at 01:06 (370 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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I like to see those two pieces.
Are you able to take off the agitator? It's suppose to be removed when not in use so you can clean under it. If it was a pump model, its suppose to have a screen under the agitator that is removable for cleaning.
(Screen also protects the pump from objects that could cause damage to the pump)
Your machine has pre drill holes in the cross bars underneath for a pump to be added if the customer wanted to add one.
It's not 1940... It's may look like it is because when Maytag came out with their N models, they never changed their design. A 1940 would have had a aluminum agitator, the release bar, and pull knob would have been red. Not sure when Matag changed to a red agitator, but would have been sometime after WW2. About 1954 they changed the agitator to black, then about 1966 changed the agitator, release bar, and pull knob to turquoise. Tubs, motors, transmission, gears, pumps, belt, ect all remained the same.
Let us know how you make out.
There are lots of parts out there for these machines because they didn't change. And they contuied manufacturing their model E til 1983.
Someone who know ps these machine better may come by, and know how to decode, and give you a month and year of manufacture, but I know for sure it's not a 1940

Post# 943558 , Reply# 9   6/15/2017 at 08:39 (370 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Take a look at the last post in this thread which discusses serial numbers and date codes on later models. Judging that DK is not in the list it looks like yours is 1966 or later. The person who told you 1967 when you called Maytag is probably correct.


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Post# 943600 , Reply# 10   6/15/2017 at 14:08 (370 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
This is what I found...

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Brand: Maytag
Type: Clothes Washer
Country: USA
Model: N2L
Serial: 67977DKAccording to the serial number this product may have been manufactured August of 1962

I hope this information helps you.
Even though the turquoise color of the agitator, release bar, and pull knob don't seem to match up with that date information.

Post# 943682 , Reply# 11   6/15/2017 at 23:53 (369 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
I was manufactured in Nov 62

hey hippiedoll thanks for putting in the time to help a newbe out I've been able to find out the model # and got a manual so I was able to find out what the broken parts I found were it's called an index slide it is needed to put wringers in motion and swing wringer head
And Stan thx for the time you put in alsso i'm attaching pics of the broken parts I found the picture I found online looks like the same part was bad do you know if thats a common part that breaks alot ?Dave's Repair Service said te just sold out of this part ?

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Post# 943830 , Reply# 12   6/16/2017 at 14:55 (369 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
You got it :o)

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Good luck finding the past you need.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you

Post# 943878 , Reply# 13   6/16/2017 at 19:51 (369 days old) by stan (Napa CA)        

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That's a very common part that can break. Usually because someone man handled the wringer while its locked. It a easy fix.. I replaced mine.. You'l probably find one on eBay or contact Phil in N.Y
I hung on to my broken one in case it could be welded back together.
Your doing well so far! You should be up in running after replacement of that part.
Let us know

Post# 943931 , Reply# 14   6/17/2017 at 03:16 (368 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
I don't do EBAY

do you have contact info for Phil in NY Stan ?

Post# 943932 , Reply# 15   6/17/2017 at 03:36 (368 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
I do

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I'll look for it and get back to you. But I think he only sells on eBay! You contact him, tell him what you need, he posts it for a buy it now, you buy. I think that's how he dose it
. He dose have a repair shop in Ovid NY.
Let me see what I can find

Post# 944333 , Reply# 16   6/20/2017 at 03:49 (365 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
Just an update on wringer washer I got my GF

When I was here last I found out my washer needed a new Index Slide after looking further at condition of washer I found that my agitator was stuck on shaft the manual I got said if this happened a 38323 agitator puller could be used well I couldn't just call the Maytag Man to get one so my friend and myself fabricated a replica of 38323 agitator puller and was able to remove agitator without damaging it upon lookin further I found sediment trap and as well as a mark by bottom of tub and pre drilled holes on one of the cross members under machine leading me to think there was at one time a pump on this washer
So it looks like I'm gonna be at this for awhile due to fixed income so any leads on a low cost pump and index slide would be helpful thanks for looking and heres a few after pics after some cleaning

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Post# 944361 , Reply# 17   6/20/2017 at 09:59 (365 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        
The pre drilled holes

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for the pump where made during manufacturing. This dose not mean it was originally sold with a pump. Just means that it was made to acomadate one. I'll look around for parts other than eBay that may work for you... Davies Repair might have the index slide, but the pump will take longer to locate with out eBay.

Post# 944474 , Reply# 18   6/21/2017 at 10:58 (364 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Entire pump assembly and hoses were listed on ebay ...

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This seller is/was a member here - Jim Barnard (club I.D. - "wringer"). It did not sell, so perhaps he will re-list it if asked.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bradross's LINK on eBay

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Post# 946217 , Reply# 19   7/1/2017 at 12:31 (354 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
contact info

stan do you have contact info for Davies Repair I'm trying to find that index slide thx 4 looking

Post# 947719 , Reply# 20   7/11/2017 at 17:16 (344 days old) by jbj1162 (Hayward California)        
I got a new index slide

for my girls wringer washer got it installed and seems to be working good now I
need to to get some information about how & where oil & grease need to go and any other tips & or hints that all you nice helpful people are willing to share let me say thank you in advance & have a wonderful day

Post# 947922 , Reply# 21   7/13/2017 at 00:00 (342 days old) by Stan (Napa CA)        

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You found the index slide, can't do much without it.
What do you think needs to be oiled?
You can smear some Vaseline on the agitator post to keep the agitator from sticking.

Post# 948032 , Reply# 22   7/13/2017 at 10:11 (342 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Definitive date of manufacture...

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Hi Jeffrey,

Here's a copy from my manual of serial number ... your machine was manufactured in May, 1967.

Re. greasing ... further to Stan's comment, if there's no obvious sign of displacement of gear box lubricant down the wringer leg (the usual location), and there's no sound of "stress" when it's running, there should be no need to be concerned. Have a look underneath at the horizontal drive for the wringer to see if grease has leaked out of the small port that's located on the top of the tube.

The ball bearings at each end of the upper wringer roll should be oiled with 3-in-1 every so often, and also the casters, to keep them freely rolling. And as Stan mentioned, the agitator post should be coated lightly with Vaseline to enable easy removal of the agitator. That's it!

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Post# 948034 , Reply# 23   7/13/2017 at 10:14 (342 days old) by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Better scan of the serial number list ...

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Sorry that last attachment wasn't very's a better copy.

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