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Post# 338394   3/28/2009 at 19:48 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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It has been said that this is a great time for AW members and finding treasures off their wish lists. Robert is proof positive of this. Someone else also said something about every time a AW member finds something from his wish list, an angel gets her wings. If so, then there's an angel who dropped her crutches and outflew the space shuttle!

Thanks to all who gave me support and positive waves while I tried to get this.

Jeri and I brought something home...





Post# 338397 , Reply# 1   3/28/2009 at 19:53 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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Whatever could it be?

BTW Jeri is the name my kids gave my rig. Hey, come on, 250,000 miles is alot between a tech and his truck... LOL! Seriously, my children ever since they were little believed that naming the truck would mean that she would always get me home safe.


Post# 338398 , Reply# 2   3/28/2009 at 19:55 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
OK, maybe a hint...

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How about now? HUSH, Geoff!

Post# 338402 , Reply# 3   3/28/2009 at 20:03 (3,467 days old) by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Nice truck!

Is that a hydraulic lift gate?


Post# 338404 , Reply# 4   3/28/2009 at 20:05 (3,467 days old) by maytagmike (Burlington, Vt)        
is it a Maytag wringer

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It looks like a Maytag Wringer to me 20's or 30's

Post# 338406 , Reply# 5   3/28/2009 at 20:06 (3,467 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Nice legs! Look to be adjustable too ;-)

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Maytag Red Carpet cover. To die for!


Post# 338408 , Reply# 6   3/28/2009 at 20:07 (3,467 days old) by volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
Just a guess

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But I think it might be a very nice Maytag wringer indeed.

Congrats!
Dave


Post# 338433 , Reply# 7   3/28/2009 at 21:05 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Winner!

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Behold my 1957 E2LP wringer. I really was sweating it on if I would get her but with the incredible success of AW members as of late, I shouldn't have even worried. This belonged to my customer's ex-wife's Aunt back in New York. When she passed away, this gem made the journey to Nevada and then SAT in a barn. Now, keeping in mind the good vibes around here, how do you think it ran after unknown years in storage?


Post# 338434 , Reply# 8   3/28/2009 at 21:08 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
LIKE A DREAM!

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This cleaned up so well! The chrome and aluminum held up so well. Here's a before:

Post# 338436 , Reply# 9   3/28/2009 at 21:09 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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And after a little love:

Post# 338437 , Reply# 10   3/28/2009 at 21:10 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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Even the little filter cover survived like a champ.

Post# 338439 , Reply# 11   3/28/2009 at 21:12 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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Mr. Delp warned me about possible rust underneath in her gizzards. WELL... Sigh of relief! Not a trace!

Post# 338440 , Reply# 12   3/28/2009 at 21:14 (3,467 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
Very Nice!!!

RC

Post# 338441 , Reply# 13   3/28/2009 at 21:14 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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This pump is the simplest design I've ever seen! Move a lever to have the pulley touch the flywheel. No wonder this design held up for decades!

Post# 338443 , Reply# 14   3/28/2009 at 21:15 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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The rollers in the head are still useable and not rock hard.

Post# 338445 , Reply# 15   3/28/2009 at 21:17 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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BUT if they weren't, a proper Maytagman would have spare NOS rollers ready to go... and a few used but serviceable ones as well.

Post# 338446 , Reply# 16   3/28/2009 at 21:21 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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There are some things to do, however. The power cord needs replacing as the outer cover is starting to crack from age. The cabinette is in great shape but I need to clean it better and replace the logo. Are they still available? There is also small oil weeps that look like they accumulated over time. Time for more cleaning!

Post# 338457 , Reply# 17   3/28/2009 at 21:50 (3,467 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Congratulations Andrew on a wonderful find. That machine is a clsssic and will serve you well for many more years. For some reason the first picture that comes into my mind when I think "washing machine" is that very machine!!

Post# 338458 , Reply# 18   3/28/2009 at 21:51 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
But does it work?

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Ahhh, the magic question! I was warned to expect some possible water from the possible dried up seals due to sitting dry for years. Maybe even frozen up and nothing will turn. Hmmmm....

Yes! First load was hot fill to check the seals. NOT A DROP! So of course I had to fire it up! MAN, this thing is QUIET! The belt is still supple and turns well. I ran it with some shop towels. Talk about whirlpool of death! The agitation on this thing is incredible. This is my first time using a wringer and WOW! I shot some video of it washing and will try to put up on Youtube for how it washes and the noise level. Maybe it'll be a touch bit quieter with a new belt...


Post# 338459 , Reply# 19   3/28/2009 at 21:53 (3,467 days old) by frapdoodle ()        

wowzers

i wish i had a machine as fine the that one.

congrats

you will have alot of fun with that machine


Post# 338463 , Reply# 20   3/28/2009 at 21:59 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
What? No spin?

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The wringer works great. I also shot a little video for those who haven't seen one in operation. Kubrick I'm not but it's all in the name of fun and wash. The pump runs quietly and really spits out the water. I'm impressed with the flow rate and I got lucky. The drain hose is still in good shape although a touch stiff. Is there anything I should put on it to protect it and soften it up? Thank goodness I have parts/service manuals for this one. By the way, it came with the original users books and receipt from when she bought it.

Question? What detergent should I cristen it's maiden load of laundry with? Also, I heard that it's possible to discolor the tub and be a pain to shine up again. Any tips for long term usage without messing it up?

RCD


Post# 338465 , Reply# 21   3/28/2009 at 22:04 (3,467 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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How fun! Another dream machine found.

Congratulations Drew.


Post# 338468 , Reply# 22   3/28/2009 at 22:08 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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To answer a misc question or two posted while I was putting up pictures.

Yes, that's a hydro gate on my rig. It's an Eagle Lift, similar to a Tommy Gate. I think it has more miles on it going up and down than my truck has on the road. This is the third truck it's been on...

Frapdoodle, I saw your profile saying you wish to find a Maytag wringer. I got lucky. I was talking to a customer about my 1926 Magic Chef range and he mentioned he had one in storage and he'd really like it if someone who would use it could get it. He never advertised it or told anyone else about it otherwise I can imagine it'd been gone long ago. My advice is to watch Craigslist and also NETWORK. Eventually, you might bump into someone who might just know about a hidden treasure like this one!

RCD


Post# 338477 , Reply# 23   3/28/2009 at 22:18 (3,467 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
Is there anything I should put on it to protect it and softe

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Jim told me to run a cloth submersed in solvent up and down the rubber hoses to make them soft and supple again. Haven't tried it out yet though so I can't comment on the outcome.

Post# 338478 , Reply# 24   3/28/2009 at 22:19 (3,467 days old) by volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
Wow!

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You did a great job shining that tub. I don't know what kind of detergent will cause discoloration, maybe bleach does it. It would be fitting to use Fresh Start to begin your wringer's new life though.

Enjoy,
Dave


Post# 338479 , Reply# 25   3/28/2009 at 22:19 (3,467 days old) by revvinkevin (So. Cal.)        
Wowie Zowie Andrew!!!!!

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That is truly spectacular! Congrats on acquiring this beauty, I'm sure you will really enjoy it!!!!

So many of us here have been smiled on recently, allowing everything to fall into place to bring some very nice and amazing machines into many of our lives!

Kevin


Post# 338480 , Reply# 26   3/28/2009 at 22:30 (3,467 days old) by soberleaf ()        
talk about american beauty!

that is a classic wringer washer if i ever saw one! it is simply beautiful in it's simplicity and such a reminder of a time when quality was important! a maytag! what could be more classic and classy!!

love the pics and love that red cover! the tub looks so clean and shiny and the agitator so sleek in that black finish! that shot of it washing is great! you guys need to enter some of these shots of your washing machines in photo contests! the water in that pic looks like clear jello!

even tho i am a dishwasher collector i have a goal to get a wringer washer someday and keep it on my front porch here where i live in a country cottage! when i was a kid people kept them on the front porch i remember, why i have no idea!

this is a definate example of a "wishing machine" becoming a "washing machine" for you! congrats!!!!!!


Post# 338486 , Reply# 27   3/28/2009 at 23:25 (3,467 days old) by frontaloadotmy (the cool gay realm)        
RCAndrew

At least one person has mentioned brake fluid to restore
rubber to a pliable state. Maybe apply sparingly to a small
section first.


Post# 338493 , Reply# 28   3/29/2009 at 03:27 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Watch it wash...

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My first attempt at a Youtube video. It does give an idea of the slow, long arc of agitation that this little wringer has.

RCD


CLICK HERE TO GO TO redcarpetdrew's LINK


Post# 338494 , Reply# 29   3/29/2009 at 03:32 (3,467 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        
Watch it wring...

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For those who have never seen a wringer 'wring'. As it was noticed before, at least when it was stored all those years, the wringer head was in park so no flat spots in the rollers.

RCD


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Post# 338502 , Reply# 30   3/29/2009 at 05:58 (3,466 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice mo-chine!
I would try Armour All, or similar, on the hose.

kennyGF


Post# 338503 , Reply# 31   3/29/2009 at 06:18 (3,466 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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The major factor to consider in regards to it's beautiful condition is the fact that it was in a dry environment all the while it was in storage. Andrew, did you give the agitator shaft a good coating of petroleum jelly? I know what you mean about agitation, the Maytag and Speed Queen wringers that I have are almost night and day in their agitation speeds. Both do a great job though.

Post# 338507 , Reply# 32   3/29/2009 at 07:16 (3,466 days old) by mixguy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Wringer feature

You may have not noticed , under the wringer there is a drip pan you can tilt to control on which side of the wringer the water extracted will fall. You want to adjust this so that that the water being wrung out falls back into into the tub. Up until 1971 my mom had a model like this one w/o the pump, a simple gravity drain. In 1951, she used to demonstrate these square tub models to show that clothes don't stay in the corners and had greater capacity than the same width round tub machine. In the time a neighbor had one load done in her automatic, mom had her whole wash (3 loads usually) hanging on the clothes line.

Post# 338508 , Reply# 33   3/29/2009 at 07:34 (3,466 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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The drip pan will usually automatically tip in the correct direction when you turn the wringers on. Both of my washers do this, but one should always double check just to be on the safe side.

Post# 338512 , Reply# 34   3/29/2009 at 08:26 (3,466 days old) by westie2 ()        

This brings back so many memories of growing up. Mother had this only had the red agitator and was bought in 1950 when they built our new home. She had this up until 1964 when she finally got a A700 washer and dryer. I remember she always sorted the clothes then ran cool water in one of the tubs and soaked the clothes in order ans then ran through the wringer into the machine to wash. She then ran all the other cloths through that tub and placed them in basket waiting for the loads to be done. I think she did this as we were farmers and in lots of dirt and dust. Our utility room was 14 ' by 14' so huge and had a door right out to the back yard for her to just go hang things out.

Post# 338523 , Reply# 35   3/29/2009 at 09:15 (3,466 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Beautiful, just beautiful. This is the way they should all look, but unfortunately not every housewife was as kind to follow the instructions in the single piece booklet like this one had. I can tell she wiped it down after every wash day!

The labels pop up on ebay quite frequently, and I think the Maytag Collectors Club had a member selling repo's as well. I know Geoff and Don have done some digging in regards to the fellow who took over the Maytag label business.

I am very happy for you! Nothing beats an E with a pump, nothing! Thanks for the photos and the videos. I now want to go wash a load through my 1962 E2LPS :D

Ben


Post# 338535 , Reply# 36   3/29/2009 at 10:31 (3,466 days old) by revvinkevin (So. Cal.)        
"At least one person has mentioned brake fluid to resto

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Yes this should work, BUT a word of warning here: Be VERY careful about getting brake fluid on any painted surface... OR MAKE SURE you THOROUGHLY wash off (with water) any that you do, because IT WILL DAMAGE the paint!!

I had heard that brake fluid can do this so many years ago I tested it. I had an old, damaged car fender I was going to scrap and decided to pour some brake fluid on it to see what happened. When I looked at it the next afternoon, the paint had bubbled up where I applied the brake fluid AND it flaked off when I brushed my hand across it!




Post# 338580 , Reply# 37   3/29/2009 at 13:09 (3,466 days old) by jaytag ()        
What a Beauty

So glad you finally got it. When I got your message I could tell you were like a kid on Christmas morning. Congrats and Thank you for all your help.

Post# 338586 , Reply# 38   3/29/2009 at 14:03 (3,466 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Concord, CA (But my heart will always be in sweet Nevada!))        

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Using brake fluid to restore hoses. I'll try that. I was going to ask if it would damage the rubber but then I thought "Duhh, rubber brake lines... oh, yeah..."

During dis-assembly of the wringer head, I noticed a 'clothes pin' like clip on one end of the lower roller that controls a metal tab on the drip plate. I think this controls how the pan tips by roller direction.

I haven't done anything to the agitate shaft as of yet. While I have automatic top loads and front loaders pretty much down cold, I am admittedly baby stepping with wringers. I figured I'd sit down and listen and learn from the experience of others. That's what makes this board so great.

I will never cease to be amaized at the simplicity in design and function of this little kid. From the simple drip pan tipping to the basic but functional controls to the powerfull agitation this little Kleenex box sized transmission puts out, it just wows me with the quality, workmanship and PRIDE that went into this washer! If Maytag would put even a quarter of the durability, etc of this wringer into the crap put out today, their product would SING and dominate the market. Alas!

RCD

BTW, Jay, I hope that Amana service manual I sent you helped! Thanks for the support!


Post# 338602 , Reply# 39   3/29/2009 at 15:51 (3,466 days old) by supremewhirlpol ()        
So you found a Maytag E2L !!

HHHHAAAAYYYYYYY, That looks like my machine, except with a better paint job and a black agitator. My machine has a blueish/green agitator with a gravity drain and no filter grate. I'm very glad that you found one. I saw one of these at a furniture store for sale. I will ask them if they still have it the next time I drive past there.

Post# 338611 , Reply# 40   3/29/2009 at 16:35 (3,466 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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Coating the agitator shaft with petroleum jelly helps with taking the agitator on and off for cleaning out the tub. It also protects it from rusting, do it once a month, but it also depends on how much you plan on using it.

Post# 338625 , Reply# 41   3/29/2009 at 17:45 (3,466 days old) by bendix5 (Central Point, Oregon)        

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Hi Drew, This is one beautiful wringer washer. There are some others with some of the club owners that are in great shape as well. I remember a few different friends families that still used wringer washers when I was growing up. They are a efficient way of doing laundry. I hope you enjoy working with it. What a treat! See you,,,Dan-Bendix5

Post# 338841 , Reply# 42   3/30/2009 at 15:45 (3,465 days old) by geoffdelp (Foley, Minnesota)        

Andrew, Andrew, Andrew ... JUST FLIPPIN' BEAUTIFUL!! Ohmystars ... I can't believe how good of condition this machine is!! So "whisper quiet"; just the gentle hum of the motor and the sloshing of the water.

Someone mentioned Vaseline on the agitator shaft; you really should do that. That will aid in the removal of the agitator, would should be done after every wash day.

I am in amazement that you found this WONDERFUL 52 year old machine is such pristine condition.

Would you just look at the crown of that tub? Ben is right; they should all look like that!!

Welcome to the Maytag Conventional Washing Machine Club! You will enjoy it for years.

Oh ... I use only REGULAR Tide powder in mine (no bleach, no "oxygenated" products ... that will stain the tub); and/or grated Fels/Naptha soap. Make sure you wipe up the water spills on that crown and never leave water sitting in the tub. Always make sure you lower the drain hose when done and rinse out the tub with warm water and dry it well before putting it away.

The agitator should stay off until your next wash day!

But, most of all, ENJOY!

:-)



Post# 338849 , Reply# 43   3/30/2009 at 15:56 (3,465 days old) by autowasherfreak ()        
NICE!

Absolutely beautiful! I left you a couple compliments on YouTube as well.




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