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Post# 246852   11/6/2007 at 19:56 (5,445 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Hey Guys ~

I've always found the Maytag all digital machines from the late 80's and early 90's to be quite fascinating. I just ran across this stacked unit on eBay down in Florida (see link). I just assumed that the digital control machines came out after they went Orbital - but this machine appears to have been built with the Helical transmission, and it also seems to be sporting trim from a mid-eighties model as well. Anyone out there have any more info on these cool machines - maybe a brochure or ad? I've included a photo of the electronic control machine that is at the Jasper County Museum. Too bad I never opened the lid when I was there! I'll make sure to do some more investigative work on my next visit.

Thanks!

Ben


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Post# 246853 , Reply# 1   11/6/2007 at 19:58 (5,445 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
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Post# 246854 , Reply# 2   11/6/2007 at 19:59 (5,445 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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#2 - similar options and layout from the Jasper County Museum unit.

Post# 246857 , Reply# 3   11/6/2007 at 20:01 (5,445 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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#3 - this must have been one heck of a TOL stacked unit - look at the excessive use of chrome! When was the last time you saw a Maytag washer with a chrome handle!






Post# 246860 , Reply# 4   11/6/2007 at 20:15 (5,445 days old) by jons1077 (Vancouver, Washington, USA)        
I've used one of these before.

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They are helical drive machines. Very shallow tub though. Probably about a 10 lb. capacity. The lid slides back underneath the dryer and there is a lighted tub. If I had to have a stacked laundry unit, this would have been my choice. Very nice looking I think!

Jon


Post# 246924 , Reply# 5   11/7/2007 at 07:31 (5,444 days old) by repair-man (Pittsburgh PA)        

The electronic control was available on the stack units before they had it on the regular model. The S1000 was introduced somewhere in the mid 1980's so the early ones had the old transmission. Electronic control was the only option on Maytag stacks for some time. The first regular electronic model was (I believe) in 1990. When the black panels where introduced. Then switched to white panels for 1994. And where dropped in late 1996 when Dependable Care 97 was introduced. This was the start of the more slanted/ rounded control panel.

Ed


Post# 246926 , Reply# 6   11/7/2007 at 08:26 (5,444 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Scan

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Digital brochure

Post# 246927 , Reply# 7   11/7/2007 at 08:29 (5,444 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Washer/Dryer

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Specs

Post# 246928 , Reply# 8   11/7/2007 at 08:30 (5,444 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Specs

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Dependable Care

Post# 247030 , Reply# 9   11/7/2007 at 19:36 (5,444 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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My dryer is the LDE9824. Come 12/07/07, it will be in my house for 13 years.

Post# 247038 , Reply# 10   11/7/2007 at 21:03 (5,444 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Thanks for the scans Gary - much appreciated!

A machine to keep my eyes open for -

Ben


Post# 247062 , Reply# 11   11/7/2007 at 22:23 (5,444 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        
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how on earth did this work?
where was it?


Post# 247066 , Reply# 12   11/7/2007 at 22:47 (5,443 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I have the brochures around here for the first stacks and the first full size black-panel machines, I'll try to scan them in the next few days, I'm on Skyler's IMac so don't have access to the scanner right now.

A friend of mine had the slow-stroke tranny washer with the knob-controls, I helped install it. The standard capacity washer was paired with a smaller-version of the "Big Load" dryer format. Very nice units and I believe pretty reliable as well. Another client of mine had one with electronic controls that was a sweet machine, I loved the pauses and different cycle-controls compared with the standard timer washers.




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