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Post# 203251   4/11/2007 at 22:28 (4,837 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Found a Maytag in the local newspaper.....Called the owner and got this information:


Can anyone tell me more about it?

Post# 203334 , Reply# 1   4/12/2007 at 08:15 (4,836 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Sounds like it's a Dependable Care washer - did he say what age it is?

Post# 203336 , Reply# 2   4/12/2007 at 08:18 (4,836 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Did he say what age it is?

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About 10 yrs old......
Any idea what it would look like?

Post# 203341 , Reply# 3   4/12/2007 at 08:51 (4,836 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Similar to this:

I had this model, or similar, bought new in 1998. Great washer.

Post# 203342 , Reply# 4   4/12/2007 at 08:55 (4,836 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Thanks......Corkscrew agitator?

Post# 203346 , Reply# 5   4/12/2007 at 09:35 (4,836 days old) by washabear (Maryland)        

I had one somewhat like the one in the picture above, which I bought new in 1997. It did say Dependable Care on it. It was very good; I used it for 7 years and never had a problem with it. I think it did have a corkscrew agitator. The only thing I didnít like about it was that it would shut off when it got out of balance, which I guess was a Maytag thing because I seem to remember my motherís older ones doing that, too. I left it at my old house when I sold it. Thinking back, I suppose I should have brought it with me, but I figured it was probably loaded with mouse allergens, so I didnít want to.


Post# 203358 , Reply# 6   4/12/2007 at 10:47 (4,836 days old) by maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
My Dependable Care Washer,

also bought in 1997, does have the Load Sensor agitator. I don't mind the agitator itself, just don't care for the horrible whiteness of the thing.
(Even the replacements for the PowerFin are white, according to what I have been told. Blargh!)

Mine is the LAT9806, which was the TOL. I have the matching dryer..LDG9806. (Lots of pushbuttons to play with, though I generally do not.) :)

They have both been excellent machines, and I am glad I have them.


Post# 203386 , Reply# 7   4/12/2007 at 13:19 (4,836 days old) by hoover1060 ()        

That would be pretty much similar to the dependable care you just bought...
My mom has a washer like that, vintage 1996

Post# 203389 , Reply# 8   4/12/2007 at 13:31 (4,836 days old) by the7 ()        
My 96 Maytay TL

My Maytay TL is LAT9205 bought in Feb 1996 (made in Octo 1995).

Post# 203390 , Reply# 9   4/12/2007 at 13:32 (4,836 days old) by the7 ()        

The agitator is :

Post# 203392 , Reply# 10   4/12/2007 at 13:37 (4,836 days old) by the7 ()        

This is the modified drain pipe for the TL.

Post# 203553 , Reply# 11   4/13/2007 at 00:04 (4,836 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        
96 Maytag

My uncle and aunt have this exact Maytag.

My parents also have one that is a little older. Model number is: LAT9200BAE. It was left by the old woman from whom my parents bought their house 2 years ago. I believe it was one of the last models Maytag put out with the traditional cabinet design.

What year was this model? It works great, but I always wanted to know.

Thank you,

Post# 203603 , Reply# 12   4/13/2007 at 08:24 (4,835 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I bet it's from 1995, 1 year after this generation of Dependable Care models. I have the LAT9624, two speed, all dials, Quiet-Plus, bleach dispenser. I would imagine the 8305 is a Super-Capacity Fabric-Matic (like the one on the bottom, with a bleach dispenser).

I replaced the newer white agitator with the old turquoise power-fin agitator because I didn't want to send all of that lint into my septic system. As a bonus it really improved the washing performance of the machine. They're interchangeable--you can even use an old turquoise wringer agitator on these machines. I always thought it was kind of neat how the agitator on a Maytag could disappear on large loads.

Post# 203604 , Reply# 13   4/13/2007 at 08:30 (4,835 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Here's the dryer I bought to go with it, the one on the bottom the LDT9804. One of the best dryers I've ever used:

Post# 203606 , Reply# 14   4/13/2007 at 08:39 (4,835 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Can you put that white agitator in the new DC care that I have with the corkscrew agitator????

Post# 203607 , Reply# 15   4/13/2007 at 08:40 (4,835 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Is this the agitator?

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Post# 203630 , Reply# 16   4/13/2007 at 10:01 (4,835 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Hi Gary,

Yes you can replace the corkscrew agitator with this "st8" vane one, but turnover will not be as good.

Post# 203674 , Reply# 17   4/13/2007 at 12:54 (4,835 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Post# 203681 , Reply# 18   4/13/2007 at 13:47 (4,835 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

Yes, that will work as well. That is the original blue agitator that was used when the orbital tranny was introduced.

Post# 203903 , Reply# 19   4/14/2007 at 13:10 (4,834 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Actually, the wringer washer agitator will NOT work in Maytag automatics due to the longer shaft length. I have a turquoise wringer agitator, and even after I removed the plastic ring from the base, it still would not fit flush with the tub in both the Dependable Care and '55 AMP. The narrow-post Gyratator in the Highlanders (such as the one on eBay) was meant for automatic use as it has a higher indentation in the base, before the spline, to accomodate the longer shaft.

Post# 204013 , Reply# 20   4/14/2007 at 22:09 (4,834 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Bought this machine at a good price

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It works perfectly. Owner remodeled.

Post# 204015 , Reply# 21   4/14/2007 at 22:11 (4,834 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Hot, Warm, Cold
Infinite Water levels

Post# 204016 , Reply# 22   4/14/2007 at 22:12 (4,834 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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One Speed
Normal cycle
Permanent Press Cycle with additional cooldown rinse

Post# 204019 , Reply# 23   4/14/2007 at 22:15 (4,834 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Meow, Meow, Meow

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Toggle opened her up and scrubbed her down inside and out.
And she purrs like a kitten.

Non-corkscrew, non dual-action agitator.

Turnover is fabulous!

Post# 204020 , Reply# 24   4/14/2007 at 22:16 (4,834 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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A mini wash-in......Yay!

Post# 204021 , Reply# 25   4/14/2007 at 22:16 (4,834 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
My mum has a similar model!

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I bought an Aussie version of a similar model for my mum in May 1994 and it has run without fault all these years.


Post# 204046 , Reply# 26   4/14/2007 at 23:17 (4,834 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Actually this Maytag is a beauty. Best of Luck with it.

Post# 204056 , Reply# 27   4/15/2007 at 00:05 (4,834 days old) by westytoploader ()        

Gary, another great catch! I have that exact same large-capacity PowerFlex agitator that I tried in my '55. Surprisingly enough, it wasn't as anemic at 54 OPM as I thought...

Post# 204057 , Reply# 28   4/15/2007 at 00:08 (4,834 days old) by brettsomers ()        
Turnover is fabulous!

Seee, Gary? Do NOT listen to the Whirlpool faction when it comes to the exclusive Gyrafoam wash action. they dont understand it. they will mislead and decieve you! dont forget to buy an extra turquoise agit for double the fun!

duckz and runz

Post# 204084 , Reply# 29   4/15/2007 at 04:14 (4,834 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Gary, beautiful machine, congratulations. It's a pretty machine.

Ken, would you have the page of the TOL washers also? I would love to see a close up of the TOL dial model, I guess the version just below the electronic one.

Post# 204088 , Reply# 30   4/15/2007 at 05:13 (4,834 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
a great machine!

My sister has the two speed version of that machine! It's a great one. Hers is 13 yrs old and has not had any repairs....

Post# 204094 , Reply# 31   4/15/2007 at 05:51 (4,834 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Ken, would you have the page of the TOL washers also? I woul

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Yeah, I do have that page and as soon as I can find it I'll scan it and post it. That machine you're talking about is the machine I WANTED to buy and SHOULD HAVE bought, but, in a moment of weakness, I went for the model right underneath it (without the buttons and extra choices)because my local dealer had it in stock and was offering it at a special price. It's a great machine and is still going strong, but I know myself better than that, always go for more buttons.

Congratulations Gary, that's probably one of the last great Maytags built. You will, however, be impressed with how much better the rollover is with the old turquoise agitator in it.

Post# 204259 , Reply# 32   4/15/2007 at 20:11 (4,833 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Thanks for all the kind words

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It was exciting to get a 'real' Maytag. I guess I got bitten by the 'Maytag bug' while visiting Tucson. Now I can't stop.

Notice by the water level switch that is says 'Dependable Care'.

Here is the manual:


Post# 204281 , Reply# 33   4/15/2007 at 21:02 (4,833 days old) by westytoploader ()        
I'd say the Maytag bug has bitten

Now it's time to find a classic 63-OPM machine, such as an 06 or 08-series...

Post# 204304 , Reply# 34   4/15/2007 at 21:57 (4,833 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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On my machine with the orbital transmission, what is the OPM's?

Post# 204314 , Reply# 35   4/15/2007 at 22:12 (4,833 days old) by westytoploader ()        

I believe it is 160 or thereabouts on Normal speed. A tad bit slower than a DD Whirly-Kenmore, which is 180.

Post# 204930 , Reply# 36   4/18/2007 at 06:53 (4,830 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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Here are the TOL's:

Post# 204945 , Reply# 37   4/18/2007 at 08:13 (4,830 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I've seen the TOL models a few times behind bLowes, picked up one nice looking machine and resold it. Only have seen the electronic versions in the stores - would love to find one to play with though...

Post# 204965 , Reply# 38   4/18/2007 at 09:00 (4,830 days old) by peterh770 (Marietta, GA)        

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We need to find a machine like this for member LLMaytag in Los Angeles. He is currently suffering horribly with a DD WP.

Post# 205000 , Reply# 39   4/18/2007 at 13:49 (4,830 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Thank you Ken for that scan. I love the LAT9824.

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