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Post# 522882   6/6/2011 at 14:51 (4,569 days old) by kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Here are some scans of an operating manual for my mother's last suds-saver washer. As you can see, installed 2-17-93

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Post# 522928 , Reply# 6   6/6/2011 at 16:45 (4,569 days old) by MaytagA710 ()        

Awesome! Thanks for posting, I love reading these manuals and brochures. Thanks for sharing it with us, could you get a photo of the washer?

Post# 522949 , Reply# 7   6/6/2011 at 18:26 (4,569 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Washer has been gone since 2006. It was replaced with a Norgetag.  No picture exist to my knowledge. 

Post# 523001 , Reply# 8   6/6/2011 at 21:26 (4,568 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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It only lasted 13 years?  why not longer?

Post# 523025 , Reply# 9   6/6/2011 at 23:08 (4,568 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Not really sure what did the Maytag in. Unfortunately I wasn't consulted. I'm sure part of it was the 15 - 20 loads a week on a farm. Four boys and a farmer husband are hard on a washing machine! It seems that 11-13 years was about my mother's average for a washing machine. The 1971 Kenmore 70 was replaced with another Kenmore 70 in 1982. The Maytag replaced the Kenmore in 1993 because the local Sears store told her they couldn't get her a suds saver but the local Maytag dealer in Hastings could still special order one.

Post# 523076 , Reply# 10   6/7/2011 at 08:05 (4,568 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My mom had a BOL Maytag.  She never used the fabric softener cup in the centre of the agitator.  How did it work?  What triggered the softener to go into the rinse water and at the appropriate time?



Post# 523084 , Reply# 11   6/7/2011 at 08:29 (4,568 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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The fabric softener dispenser has openings just under the top rim of the cup, and when the washer goes into its first spin drain, the liquid goes up and out of the cup into the area around where it sits, and is held there by centrifugal force.  When the spin stops, it then drains down through the inside of the lint filter inside the agitator, and into the tub.  Very simple, but effective.

Post# 523095 , Reply# 12   6/7/2011 at 09:29 (4,568 days old) by kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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Other manufacturers also used this principal for "add-on" fabric softener dispensers. I know that Kenmore made a slip-on dispenser for the Super Roto-Swirl and the Dual-Action agitators. I'm guessing that they also made them for others and that Whirlpool also made them for the Surgilator. I also seem to think I have seen one that fit on top of the GE agitator above the filter-flo pan.

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