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Post# 518652   5/17/2011 at 21:55 (4,520 days old) by dinosaur ()        

I'd love to have a manual for my Maytag A107, and my Maytag DE308 dryer. I don't need an original copy, only would like to have the information. Anyone care to share theirs?

Post# 518658 , Reply# 1   5/17/2011 at 22:28 (4,520 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Cm'on folk, this nice person is a "neighbor" of mine, about an hour or so away form me!!

Post# 518661 , Reply# 2   5/17/2011 at 22:29 (4,520 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Is there some information in the manuals you'd like to know that I probably have off the top of my head? 

Post# 518680 , Reply# 3   5/17/2011 at 22:56 (4,520 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        

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Regular Capacity, single speed, non-suds saver, 3 water levels. A great washer. Make sure to clean the lint trap in the center of the agitator. Just grab it and pull up. If it hasn't been cleaned in a long time, soak it in some hot water and scrub with an old toothbrush, pushing the bristles into the holes. It makes a difference in performance, believe me!

It may not be a bad idea to pull off the front and remove the small front-facing screw in the pump housing, add a few drops of Zoom Spout Turbine Oil, and replace the screw.

Clean out the dryer and make sure there are no vent restrictions.

Great set!

Post# 518704 , Reply# 4   5/18/2011 at 00:44 (4,520 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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There are so many brochures and manuals floating around among the membership here, I'm sure somebody has information on both of your machines.  Be patient, as not everybody logs on to this site on a daily basis.

Post# 518748 , Reply# 5   5/18/2011 at 07:10 (4,520 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I think I have one......I have a 1974 A107, but I don't think that matters, its at the other house, you may have to give me a day to get it and make copies.......
I will contact you and send it when I have it all printed out....

Post# 518749 , Reply# 6   5/18/2011 at 07:13 (4,520 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Heres my control panel....similar to yours?

Post# 518939 , Reply# 7   5/18/2011 at 20:19 (4,519 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Keeping the lint filter clean will make absolutely no difference in the performance of this otherwise good washer, but it may make you feel better LOL.  Some basic models did not even have a lint filter and no commercial did either. 3/4 of our customers seldom if ever bothered to clean it and 1/2 don't know it is there.


After MT changed from the original design with the full skirted agitator and SS mesh filter with a rubber gasket on the bottom of the filter to keep the collected lint from just washing on through the agitator, the filter was not effective enough to ever make any discernible difference in the outcome of a load of laundry. The filter was just there as a cheap sales gimmick so they could try to keep up with KM, WP, GE HP and several others that actually had filters that did something.



Post# 518981 , Reply# 8   5/18/2011 at 23:12 (4,519 days old) by Volvoguy87 (Cincinnati, OH)        
Lint filters.

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It is true that there are better lint filters out there, but I find my Maytag lint filters to be effective. While I lived in Savannah, GA a few years ago, there were 2 lap cats in the house. Our 1st washer was a 2000s Maytag (SAV Amanatag) that left the cat hair all over everything. When that dreadful washer died, it was replaced with a 1980 Maytag A208. I cleaned out the lint filter and noticed that the cat hair started to disappear from the laundry. Every load, I got a quarter-sized glob of lint out of the washer's filter. Maybe my filter made an unusually good seal, maybe the cats shed a lot more than normal. Whatever the case, my Maytag's lint filtration made a noticeable difference in my laundry. Throughout all of this, we did not change out the dryer.

Your results may vary,

Post# 519024 , Reply# 9   5/19/2011 at 06:55 (4,519 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Lint have 2 choices of best removal....any solid tub with an overflo rinse.....or a GE FilterFlo, which is usually recommended if you have a pet for most efficient trapping of the hair.......this is also true with the GE, where the fur will not clog areas of the machines like the pump, maybe not so much with cat fur or short hair dogs like a daschund.....but given a siberian with the undercoat or a german sheppard for example.....enough fur there to choke a self clean filter of a Kenmore, and it has happened all too often....

Post# 519045 , Reply# 10   5/19/2011 at 08:52 (4,519 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Lint filtering

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While the Filter Flo is truly best for lint trapping, I find that my Maytag gets just as full of lint on the filter as the Whirlpool does with its brushes. Once I cleaned up the Maytag filter with CLR and a toothbrush, it works perfectly every time. IF I'm washing dog blankets, yes I use the GE Filter-Flo, but for everything else, I find the Mayatg and Whirpool both do an acceptbly good filtering job, just be sure to keep those filters clean after each wash.

Post# 519495 , Reply# 11   5/21/2011 at 11:36 (4,516 days old) by jimmyb (Texas Y’all)        
I have a scanned manuals for a 1978 A108 and DG408 if you wa

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Let me know your email address and I will send it.

Post# 519510 , Reply# 12   5/21/2011 at 12:56 (4,516 days old) by yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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for the most part of lint filters......with proper washing techniques, lint will be held in suspension and rinsed away with the water......

I have removed many broken self-clean filters from Kenmores, and replaced with a piece of plastic pipe, no one ever noticed a difference......same as the GE FF, or Maytags, you could leave the filter out, same thing, no difference....

only thing to really worry about, is if your machine drains into a sink, and to keep an eye out for the lint that sometimes can clog the drain....

keep in mind also, some filters stop working, or water flow restricted once filled, models like GE FF never clog, no matter how much lint it traps....and some more effective than others

outside of a solid tub with an overflo rinse, most manufacturers have this lint filter gimmick, pulling water from either the side or bottom of the outer tub, when in reality most of the lint it floating on top of the water surface....

self clean filters are nice, but its up to the agitators ability to get the water flow into the space between the inner and outter tub where filtering is happenning, pulling from, and returning to the outter tub......
GE probably had it best with their solid tub machine, water and lint overflowed in to the outter tub, pumped back up, into the moving filter, and lint free water returned to the inner tub....

but I think it was a time era thing, we had a lot of textiles that gave off a lot of lint, so came the lint filter, and permpress that wrinkled easily, special care cool down to reduce ironing, today, its more of an odor thing, washers that smell, and heavy perfumes in detergents to cover it up.....I wonder whats next?

Post# 519547 , Reply# 13   5/21/2011 at 16:43 (4,516 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Post# 519578 , Reply# 15   5/21/2011 at 19:56 (4,516 days old) by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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Past any possible issues with fabrics that shed lint in the past, there is also the issue of how clothes are dried. So many people use dryers now year round that lint filters have been rendered obsolete. Any lint that doesn't go down the washer drain will get removed by the dryer.

I air dry as much as possible, and, because of that, I've come to like washers that have good lint filtering.

When I lived in a place that had a Frigidaire top load machine (modern WCI type Frigidaire), I had to regularly machine dry my best clothes simply because the washer did such an abysmal job of lint removal. Later, I moved to a place that had a Kenmore with a user cleaned lint filter. I was shocked at how much better my around the house clothes looked after one washing. Even the seemingly permanent haze of orange fur (from my old roommate's cat, who used to sit on my lap while I was on the Internet) was completely gone. I was amazed. I was sold on lint filters. The only bad part was cleaning out the filter--what a mess those it was those early loads!

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