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Post# 967491   11/12/2017 at 14:28 by losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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Just saw a youtube video about a guy who had installed a 50 Htz pulley on his Maytag washing machine. I this possible for a model A282. I really liked the souped up agitation stroke and turnover. I know that this was an old video but new to me. Any information would be appreciated.




Post# 967511 , Reply# 1   11/12/2017 at 16:52 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that would have to be our own Ben/Swestoyz.....a great guy if you ever get the chance to meet him...he does some outstanding video footage of machines...

the 50hz setup consist of a motor pulley, and two new belts...best if used on a two speed machine, but can work on a single speed as well.....the agitation is a nice kick, the spin is even better...

pulley....Y202496
belt......211948/2-11948
belt......211451/2-11451

not sure who would still have them.....






be sure to check out Ben's other vids as well.....





Post# 967516 , Reply# 2   11/12/2017 at 17:20 by stevet (palm coast florida)        
Load sensing agitator?

Okay. You got me at the 50hz pulley set-up. Not knowing all that much about Maytags but always wishing I had had one at some point, how does the agitator sense the load of clothes? I can fully understand the DA agitator but can anyone explain the sensing part?

Post# 967519 , Reply# 3   11/12/2017 at 17:33 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Load Sensor....well the spiral usually oscillates with normal agitation, as more pressure is needed to move the load, the spiral starts to ratchet during the CCW stroke, pushing the clothing downward with each stroke...the sensing is also linked to how much turning is needed, sometimes a small stroke, or all the way up to the full oscillation with the base...

the plastic ball bearings that make it function 'adjust' for each load.....sliding up and locking in place with each stroke, only if needed...

one of the better DualAction designs.....first of all, there are NO dogs to wear out and need replacing, they are silent in operation...basically in a sealed, non serviceable unit, never had to service any one of mine....

but I did take one apart to see how it functions....


with this 50hz setup.....as with the LoadSensor, the straight vane agitator out of an Orbital trans unit works quite well also


Post# 967521 , Reply# 4   11/12/2017 at 17:38 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Martin, that's what I was thinking. Just drop a plain turquoise Orbital agitator in it and only a trained eye would be the wiser. My early nineties Orbital machine had little tabs towards the top. Anyway, kind of fun to toy around with them.

I would convert an 806, however, I have a modern SQ that spins almost as fast and it's less aggressive on the clothes on normal agitation speed.


Post# 967522 , Reply# 5   11/12/2017 at 17:40 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Martin, that's what I was thinking. Just drop a plain turquoise Orbital agitator in it and only a trained eye would be the wiser. My early nineties Orbital machine had little tabs towards the top. Anyway, kind of fun to toy around with them.

I would convert an 806, however, I have a modern SQ that spins almost as fast and it's less aggressive on the clothes on normal agitation speed.
That Hotrod Maytag 700 series also has a big tub and agitator. Pretty tricked-out.


Post# 967593 , Reply# 6   11/12/2017 at 21:07 by stevet (palm coast florida)        
Thanks,

Martin. That would explain why the auger works differently from the WP style. I guess you just can't copy the design and execution without incurring some sort of legal problems!

Now which one does a better job, regardless of what drives them?





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