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Maytag Combo Comes to Life
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Post# 45339   9/18/2004 at 22:33 (7,157 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I've been steadily making progress on the Maytag combo this week, there are only a couple more things to do before it will be ready to move to a place on honor in the laundry room. So far, I've filled the tranny with 85W gear oil, disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt the water pump and blower fan, replaced most of the rubber hoses, rebuilt the 4 solenoid water valve, rebuilt the fabric softener dispenser (although I need to do this again as it doesn't seal well enough), replaced the panel light switch and spent several hours cleaning the drum of lint and hard water deposits. The seemingly endless work is starting to pay off though, I was able to water test it a couple of times today, thankfully the timer is good and all electrical systems seem to work. I have a few things left to do; adjust the pump belt tension, finish the dispenser and find a belt for the blower fan.




Post# 45340 , Reply# 1   9/18/2004 at 22:34 (7,157 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Panel Lights!!

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Here are the beautiful panel lights -

Post# 45341 , Reply# 2   9/18/2004 at 23:17 (7,157 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Looks great Greg!

How exciting!
Looks like the water really whips up when it is in tumble.
Was that the automatic fill? Or did you just add the water? Was wondering if that was the water level for this machine. Is it a automatic water level like the other combos?
Your hard work is paying off! Can't wait to see the new virgin wash with it!
It is beautiful!
Brent


Post# 45342 , Reply# 3   9/18/2004 at 23:20 (7,157 days old) by Brent-Aucoin ()        
Looks great Greg!

How exciting!
Looks like the water really whips up when it is in tumble.
Was that the automatic fill? Or did you just add the water? Was wondering if that was the water level for this machine. Is it a automatic water level like the other combos?
Your hard work is paying off! Can't wait to see the new virgin wash with it!
It is beautiful!
Brent


Post# 45343 , Reply# 4   9/18/2004 at 23:34 (7,157 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        
Never want to sound impatient

Greg we were starving for updates :-) Looks great, figured you were busy with this today. Thank you for sharing alr2903

Post# 45344 , Reply# 5   9/18/2004 at 23:48 (7,157 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Gereg, Congratulatons. What work of labor this has been. I love the panel all lit up :-)

Post# 45367 , Reply# 6   9/19/2004 at 11:01 (7,157 days old) by JerseyMike ()        

Wow, Greg! Talk about a labor of love! Thanks for the hard work and for the update. What an awesome looking machine. Too bad Maytag had so many problems with them.

Mike


Post# 45368 , Reply# 7   9/19/2004 at 11:16 (7,157 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        
First Signs of Splashing

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Wow the first signs of splashing!!! YAY, I'm so excited for you Greg, I know how much fun this must be!

Post# 45379 , Reply# 8   9/19/2004 at 14:32 (7,157 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Oh Greg, it is just breath-taking!! I love the panel light and then with the dial lite up as well it is just beautiful. And to think that it also has an inside drum light.....What can I say. When you have it all together and ready for that first load you will have to get a bottle of champaign and have a toast.LOL Thanks for sharing. Terry

Post# 45381 , Reply# 9   9/19/2004 at 15:13 (7,156 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
First Signs of Splashing

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Yeah, fun... While trying to thread new water supply hoses (with chop sticks ;-) through the maze of equipment crammed inside that cabinet I didn't think it was too fun. I was contemplating a very sternly worded letter to the engineering department at Maytag but all that frustration was washed away when I saw it run through an entire cycle (sans clothes) last night!

I might still have to write Maytag about that odd narrow belt they used for the pump and blower fan but I doubt I'll get very far. I'd probably get farther taking a 5/16" nut driver to visit the factory store display! Just kidding...for now.



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