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Pink Maytag Dryer looking for a home!
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Post# 530249   7/12/2011 at 17:14 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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I have a PINK Maytag dryer, model DE701W that I would like to find a home for. It is a beautiful and unique dryer. Best of all I am offering the dryer for the low price of FREE! See pics and further descriptions below.

Post# 530250 , Reply# 1   7/12/2011 at 17:15 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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This is an electric ventless water condenser dryer. It needs a cold water hose hooked up to the back and preferably a floor drain nearby for the non-pump drain line. No dryer vent needed for this bad boy!

Post# 530251 , Reply# 2   7/12/2011 at 17:17 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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It has a newly rebuilt timer that is both electronic and timed and the much loved lighted console with separate backlit dial indicator light. It has a chime to let you know when it's done.

Post# 530252 , Reply# 3   7/12/2011 at 17:18 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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the lint trap - unique and different!

Post# 530254 , Reply# 4   7/12/2011 at 17:19 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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door and inside drum

Post# 530255 , Reply# 5   7/12/2011 at 17:20 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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ID plate

Post# 530256 , Reply# 6   7/12/2011 at 17:21 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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right side of control panel

Post# 530257 , Reply# 7   7/12/2011 at 17:21 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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left side - light switches

Post# 530258 , Reply# 8   7/12/2011 at 17:22 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        

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top of dryer

Post# 530260 , Reply# 9   7/12/2011 at 17:24 (3,188 days old) by washernoob ()        

Wow! Gorgeous! I know it will go fast. What a nice machine!

Post# 530261 , Reply# 10   7/12/2011 at 17:25 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
Send me an email

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If you are interested just send an email to the address in my profile. I will be glad to help get ready to ship just to see that this museum quality rare dryer gets a good home. Thanks- Patrick (Portland, OR USA)

Post# 530263 , Reply# 11   7/12/2011 at 17:52 (3,188 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Man oh man what I wouldn't give for a Maytag water dryer. I'll keep dreaming :D


Post# 530270 , Reply# 12   7/12/2011 at 19:27 (3,188 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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I am somewhat tempted but already have two MT water dryers so I won't be a pig. This was a rare example of MT building a product that was better than anyone else. These perform very well, they are fast and use only 1/3 gallon of water per minute of operation where as everyone else's  water condensing dryers used 1/2 gallon per minute. This dryer does have a built in drain pump and will easily pump the waste water more than 6' high, in-fact you can let the nice warm waste water fill a top loading washer and this makes using this dryer very thrifty. 

Post# 530306 , Reply# 13   7/12/2011 at 22:41 (3,188 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
I stand corrected...

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John- I didn't think there was a pump but that makes sense because not everyone would have had a basement with a floor drain. Thanks for calling this to my attention. The discharge hose port is probably a half inch in diameter at most.


Post# 530348 , Reply# 14   7/13/2011 at 06:15 (3,188 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Oh my, I think Mike (dishwashercrazy) in Peoria has a washer that would match this....

Post# 530427 , Reply# 15   7/13/2011 at 15:38 (3,187 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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If I were closer I'd be all over it.

Post# 530436 , Reply# 16   7/13/2011 at 16:27 (3,187 days old) by retromania (Anderson, SC )        

That is a beautiful dryer. Is that color Mayfair pink?

Post# 530438 , Reply# 17   7/13/2011 at 16:58 (3,187 days old) by mixfinder ()        
In the Flesh

I've seen it in the flesh, pink that is and it truly in remarkable condition.  It was a sent in a lay over from one country to another and like Sasha stuck in the airport, here sits the pink dryer.  Maybe we should host a Candle Light Dinner to raise shipping monies and then raffle it off so there is a vacuous space in Patrick's garage for more washers and dryers!

Post# 530461 , Reply# 18   7/13/2011 at 18:48 (3,187 days old) by harvestgold ()        
maytag dryer

i am interested in the dryer if you still have it ??

Post# 530626 , Reply# 19   7/14/2011 at 13:52 (3,186 days old) by pdub (Portland, Oregon)        
Spoken for

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It looks like the dryer is spoken for as of today. I will keep you posted once it leaves the premises. Thanks to all the many people who showed interest and were patient through the process. I know this dryer will now have a good home and be protected from common metal scrappers!


Post# 530632 , Reply# 20   7/14/2011 at 14:39 (3,186 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Paging John combo

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Can we get a short explanation on how a "water" dryer works?

Post# 530731 , Reply# 21   7/14/2011 at 23:02 (3,186 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
Can we get a short explanation on how a "water" drye

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While I'm not John, I'm thinking Maytag could explain it pretty well. From the 602W service manual (4 pages):

Post# 530732 , Reply# 22   7/14/2011 at 23:02 (3,186 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Page 2

Post# 530733 , Reply# 23   7/14/2011 at 23:04 (3,186 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Page 3 - cutaway (of a complicated dryer).

Post# 530735 , Reply# 24   7/14/2011 at 23:04 (3,186 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Page 4.

Post# 530738 , Reply# 25   7/14/2011 at 23:44 (3,186 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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The Maytag combo uses a similar water-aeration system for drying and I have to say that it's just as good or better than any other condensing dryer of the time, possibly better given it's thriftier use of water.  The combo drying is hobbled by the 340 RPM spinning but I have tried it after a decent final spin and the drying system works beautifully.

Post# 530739 , Reply# 26   7/14/2011 at 23:47 (3,186 days old) by retropia ()        

Wow, that must have been an expensive dryer when new. I wonder what the price difference was between a no-vent and a comparable vented dryer?

Post# 530791 , Reply# 27   7/15/2011 at 10:14 (3,185 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Actually the drawing just makes it look complicated. The only extra parts are an inlet valve and the drain hose as compared to regular vented pre HOH dryers. It is still less complicated than the gas dryer and if I had to guess I think it was probably about the same cost as the gas vented version at the time.

Post# 530793 , Reply# 28   7/15/2011 at 10:24 (3,185 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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Many thanks for the explanation. While this machine is way too far away to think about, I gotta admit that a "Water/Condensor" dryer is now on my wish list, just too cool and unique. Especially whan you can use the exhaust water for warm/hot in the washer!
Thanks again

Post# 530818 , Reply# 29   7/15/2011 at 12:21 (3,185 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
Actually the drawing just makes it look complicated

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My thoughts of complication should have been clarified to read as a comparison to later Maytag dryers - i.e., HOH Maytag. The 2nd generation Maytag dryers - airflow or condensing - were constructed using many parts in comparison to later generation dryers, at least from my perspective. It makes sense why Maytag revised the dryers from a profitability perspective, considering they needed to make some money up from the original water film and second generation. :)

I almost didn't include my thought - looking back, I should have been more clear. :)


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