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Post# 959312   9/26/2017 at 17:24 by sfh074 (atlanta)        

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Was at the local Habitat For Humanity ReStore Store in Roswell Ga today and saw the following washer. Price tag marked at $75. Thought I would list it here for the Maytag fans in hopes someone would save it. Does anyone here know the approx year and model?

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Post# 959313 , Reply# 1   9/26/2017 at 17:32 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
I would guess...

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It's an A606 or A607
Because of the blue control panel

To get the year, you would need to get the complete serial number


Post# 959314 , Reply# 2   9/26/2017 at 17:37 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I can't say the exact model, guessing it begins with 4 or 6, but it appears to be a two-speed with the larger tub.  On the early end in this style line, judging from the pilot light above the dial.  Not a bad deal at $75 if it's operational and doesn't need major work.


Post# 959318 , Reply# 3   9/26/2017 at 17:51 by sfh074 (atlanta)        
They said it was tested

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I forgot to mention they said it was tested as they do with all the used appliances they sell. At least this is what they told me. And it was quite clean looking including the back.

Post# 959320 , Reply# 4   9/26/2017 at 17:55 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I am going to say 1966 to 1969....

Post# 959321 , Reply# 5   9/26/2017 at 17:58 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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early A606, is my guess.


Post# 959330 , Reply# 6   9/26/2017 at 18:54 by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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I will say 606 for sure. 2sp, 4 water level, 3 temp all cold rinse, + piolot light. Looks early 70's to me for some reason. "Permanent press" started in 67 or 68? The earlier versions breifly said "wash'n'ware"?

Post# 959332 , Reply# 7   9/26/2017 at 19:14 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Martin, I think you are right.
It looks clean and high-mileage. Look closely and you can see the bottom third of the tub has the blue color bleeding through the worn enamel. Might have washed a lot of jeans or overalls in its day!


Post# 959347 , Reply# 8   9/26/2017 at 22:49 by appnut (TX)        

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Scott, I want to contradict you on a couple of points.  The early ones had Wash'n'Wear "speed" button that as normal/slow.  There still was no Perm Press cycle on the dial at that point.  In fact, I think that was only for the early 806 models.  Family friends had an early 606  with just single wash cycle and soak cycle.  I don't think the Perm Press cycle on the dial came out until 1969 and maybe 1970 at the latest.  I think 606 models at this point still had H/W, W/C, and C/C.  It wasn't too soon after this version that Maytag broke out the 4 temp buttons to be H/W; H/C; W/C and C/C for both the 407 FabricMatic & the 606.  Kind of like the earliest 606 only had 3 water level buttons, which my parents friends' model had.  Other than the 906, Maytag was the last manufacturer to offer a separate/specific Perm Press cycle.  I think Maytag broke out the temp buttons during the early 1970s "energy crisis" when electric rates went skyrocketing.  And when they did, the lower-end models with just 3 temp buttons had only cold rinses.  Not until the 06 series came out did Maytag have a cold rinse with the warm wash.  Before that, the warm wash button yielded warm rinse and the only way to get cold rinse was to push the cold button after wash fill. 


Post# 959386 , Reply# 9   9/27/2017 at 08:29 by super32 (Blackstone Massachusetts)        

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Bob, no contridiction. Thank you for the clarifaction. I was not sure. You mentioned the wash'n'ware button on the earlier 806 models, i forgot all about that. What i was thinking of/confused with was the dryer. I remember seeing wash'n'ware on a few earlier dryers. i also didnt know the 606 was offered in a simgle speed on early versions.

Post# 959387 , Reply# 10   9/27/2017 at 08:33 by swestoyz (Waterloo, Iowa)        
Not until the 06 series came out did Maytag have a cold..

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The 1961 through 1965 A700 and A702 had a rotary switch on the top of the panel for a cold rinse option.

Ben


Post# 959632 , Reply# 11   9/28/2017 at 15:04 by sfh074 (atlanta)        
White tub

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Actually the tub is white and in great shape. My hi res pics uploaded into low res pics here. The "blue 1/3rd" Steve mentioned above is only shadows from my camera flash and accentuated by the low res image. The tub is still glossy white and the edges of the agitator blades are still nice, not rounded or eroded. Every Thursday is half off, so today it is $37.50!

Post# 959862 , Reply# 12   9/29/2017 at 18:38 by Ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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I go in there now and then..was there yesterday and I guess it came in the afternoon...?

Post# 959878 , Reply# 13   9/29/2017 at 20:35 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Thanks for confirming.  I thought it looked more like a clean, low mileage machine and that perhaps the camera or a monitor was indicating the opposite to some viewers.  Quite a nice machine an absolute steal at $37.50.  I'll bet it's gone now.


Post# 959992 , Reply# 14   10/1/2017 at 02:22 by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

That is an A606 from about 1972 or so. My neighbor had this model, and it was the quietest washer I have ever heard run.

Post# 960574 , Reply# 15   10/4/2017 at 13:26 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        
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Looks real nice.  How much are you asking for it?


Post# 960619 , Reply# 16   10/4/2017 at 16:55 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Dude, you need to get in the habit of reading the entire thread.   Are you using a phone or some other device that's inferior to a computer for accessing sites like this?

 

The price of the Maytag is in the original post above.

 

The ad for the Easy Spindrier in another thread had already been deleted per the reply before yours, so there aren't any more pictures to share.

 

If you need navigational help, start a thread in the "Super" forum and we can walk you through whatever you're having trouble with.





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