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Maytag blue-bar wringer washers - N2, N2L, N2LS, etc.
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Post# 470094   10/18/2010 at 12:49 (4,368 days old) by organist89 ()        

What are the differences between the various Maytag round blue-bar wringer washers in the N-series (i.e. the model N2, the model N2L, the model N2LS, etc.)?

Perhaps someone has an old catalog they could scan, that shows the differences between these models in the N-series?

Post# 470098 , Reply# 1   10/18/2010 at 12:53 (4,368 days old) by revvinkevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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Post# 470184 , Reply# 2   10/18/2010 at 21:34 (4,368 days old) by organist89 ()        


Post# 470248 , Reply# 3   10/19/2010 at 06:31 (4,367 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

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Post# 470261 , Reply# 4   10/19/2010 at 08:13 (4,367 days old) by macboy91si (Frankfort, KY)        
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Post# 700324 , Reply# 5   8/31/2013 at 23:16 (3,320 days old) by fritzy15 ()        
How Old is This Maytag Washer


I am thinking about buying this Maytag washer. I am wondering how old it is. I can find the square model, however, not with this specific Maytag red script nametag. Please help.



Post# 700326 , Reply# 6   8/31/2013 at 23:25 (3,320 days old) by revvinkevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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Hi Kellie

If you can get the full serial number off of the wringer washer including the two letters at the end, we can tell you when it was built.


Post# 700398 , Reply# 7   9/1/2013 at 09:58 (3,319 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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The full serial number would indeed be helpful. With that we can get you down to a year and month of production.

I can say with certainty from the logo and the agitation activator knob that it is 1955 or older.

Post# 700553 , Reply# 8   9/2/2013 at 02:44 (3,318 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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My E2LP is a 1957.


Post# 700592 , Reply# 9   9/2/2013 at 09:34 (3,318 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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I guess I'm wrong on this issue, then.


Can anyone tell me WITH CERTAINTY what year Maytag switched to the chrome plated agitate activator knob and the chrome letters for the logo on the E2L.  For some reason that change was linked to the 1955 switch to the black bakelite agitator in my mind.  

Post# 700594 , Reply# 10   9/2/2013 at 09:59 (3,318 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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I just found the answer to my question in my digital archives.


Drum roll......


Early 1959 is when the E2L got decked out with chrome.  

Here is an entry from the April 1959 "Let's Talk Service".

Post# 700647 , Reply# 11   9/2/2013 at 15:11 (3,318 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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No worries, Mark! Usually you're right on the money and your input is both welcome and valued. Sorry to throw a wrench into the works...


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