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Post# 542408   9/8/2011 at 13:29 (4,043 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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Hello everyone on aw i do not know if anyone as notice this but the maytag toploading washers of today if i look at this model in particular kind of makes me think thats its a whirlpool washer in disguise sure it as the maytag brand logo but the body of the washer and the control panel look to close to a whirlpool washer to me see picture included and in my second post will post a pic of a classic maytag washer for comparison.

Post# 542409 , Reply# 1   9/8/2011 at 13:30 (4,043 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
Maytag washer dryer set before the whirlpool era

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Here is the picture of a classic maytag washer dryer set before the whirlpool era and thats before maytag wash own by whirlpool lol

Post# 542433 , Reply# 2   9/8/2011 at 15:42 (4,043 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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Whirlpool bought Maytag in 2006. Ever since then, Whirlpool has made Maytag appliances.

Post# 542484 , Reply# 3   9/8/2011 at 20:30 (4,043 days old) by aladude ()        

Looks like a Whirlpool? Couldn't be!


Post# 542489 , Reply# 4   9/8/2011 at 21:58 (4,043 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Whirlmore. Kentag. Maypool. Same stuff, different box.

Post# 542548 , Reply# 5   9/9/2011 at 08:56 (4,042 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

I found it interesting that Whirlpool moved the dial to the center like the early Maytags.

Post# 542550 , Reply# 6   9/9/2011 at 09:21 (4,042 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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i notice this as well and i tought it was only a special edition for the 100 birthday of maytag but kind of love the idea of the dial in the center i am suprise that whirlpool or inglis did not do this with there own desing like this vintage model because on this old inglis washer model the dial is kind of like in the center

Post# 542615 , Reply# 7   9/9/2011 at 16:04 (4,042 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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You can easily shut the units off by pushing the lid open too hard.Not at all near my favorite top loaders. easy rust cabinets,non removable fronts,cruel action agitator and plastic outer tubs.

Post# 542624 , Reply# 8   9/9/2011 at 16:58 (4,042 days old) by CleanteamofNY ((Monroe, New York)        
I do have a timer position question?

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Has Whirlpool ever had a center timer dial beside this Imperial?
I've never seen any other models after this one!

Post# 542629 , Reply# 9   9/9/2011 at 17:29 (4,042 days old) by aladude ()        

Whirlpool had one in the late 80s/early 90s, not sure which but my mom had the center-dial Whirlpool dryer and center-dial Maytag washer

Post# 542630 , Reply# 10   9/9/2011 at 17:30 (4,042 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
the only washer i have seen with a center dial position

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The only washer with a center dial position that i have seen as a child was my grandmother old inglis liberator washer that was 3 cycles with the water temp knob on the right and no water level as it seems to be auto fill and was a push to start washer if i saw a washer like this and for any reason had to go vintage i would say that it would be my dream washer lol

Post# 542635 , Reply# 11   9/9/2011 at 17:49 (4,042 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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I think the Whirlpool-produced Kenmores of the mid 1970s until the end of belt drives were the only Whirly product that had centered timer dials. I'd be extremely surprised if Whirlpool snuck something like that in their line ever. Maybe magic clean can help us out here.

Post# 542640 , Reply# 12   9/9/2011 at 18:12 (4,042 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
canadian kenmore whirlpool with center dial i think that the

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here is a canadian kenmore whirlpool set if whirlpool made kenmore for canada at the time?

Post# 542653 , Reply# 13   9/9/2011 at 21:12 (4,042 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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those are exactly the style I was referring to.

Post# 542657 , Reply# 14   9/9/2011 at 22:13 (4,042 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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And this would be a US version.

Post# 542689 , Reply# 15   9/10/2011 at 02:06 (4,041 days old) by mark_wpduet (Lexington KY)        

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$459.00 in 1975 for that Sears Best washer? I guess that's Canadian. I know $459.00 in 1975 would be nearly $2.000.00 NOW

Post# 542690 , Reply# 16   9/10/2011 at 02:12 (4,041 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Glenn your dryer post is unusual, that the air only is on the temperature selector, all my Kenmore dryers over the years had air fluff on the cycle dial and usually no more than 15 or 20 minutes.  arthur

Post# 542720 , Reply# 17   9/10/2011 at 07:25 (4,041 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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aladude is correct that WP did build a center dail washer and dryer in the late 1980s or early 1990s, I have a customer with the dryer. The panel was mostly white, light grey and silver it was basically a recycled KM panel with different colors and graphics. While WP, GE, Frigidare, Westinghouse and most other companies used the much better looking offset location for the timer the center dail location became part of MTs trademark. MT introduced this design in the mid 1950s and it was the start of thier down fall when they went to the cheap [ Montgomery Wards ] look in 1980, they should never have dropped that style. Ironically it took thier demise and WP to bring the center dial back to the MT name.

Post# 542761 , Reply# 18   9/10/2011 at 12:47 (4,041 days old) by appnut (TX)        
Air only on temp selector

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Arthur, you're quite correct. There was another version of that dryer with the elongated selector knobs. Most Kenmore dryers in the 1960 had air only on the temp dial. Or, it was a slider switch or knob liike on the LKs, the companion to our Kenmore 800 washer, and 700 dryer. However, when Sears began offering panels that were part of the cost reduction (like the plastic panels that's on several of Gordon's early to mid-1970s washer), the air fluff was only offered on the timer dial. And it as pretty much std. on all center dial Kenmores forward. I think even the ceter dial LKs had air only on the tiemr dial. The above dryer is also very deceptive. Cotton, perm press, touch up were all igh-heat. Only knit & delicate were low heat. No medium heat temperature. That was reserved only for the LK or 90 series and above (includes the electronic touch panel dryers also).

Post# 542896 , Reply# 19   9/11/2011 at 02:56 (4,040 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

 @combo52,  does your customers center dial WP dryer also have the small pull down loading door like a kenmore? alr

Post# 542954 , Reply# 20   9/11/2011 at 08:50 (4,040 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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I an not sure what door it has, WP did build a few models around this time that did have the small hamper door. I know that they built one that had very large print on the control panel and a drum light with this door that was intended for senior housing. We sold a bunch of this model when it appeared on a close out list at a reduced price.

Post# 543145 , Reply# 21   9/11/2011 at 22:21 (4,040 days old) by aladude ()        

It had a side-swing door with the top-mounted lint filter

Post# 544220 , Reply# 22   9/18/2011 at 01:22 (4,033 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0600 CST.))        

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The Machine you are showing is a re-branded DD Whirlpool and thank God it is. Shortly after WP took over Maytag they got rid of the Norgetag and Amanatag designs that were complete garbage and repaced them with the time proven WP DD mechanism. This machine is much more reliable as it uses the very durable Whirlpool direct drive mechanism rather than the Norgetag or Amanatag sure to fail mechanism.

Another improvement WP made to save Maytag from itself was scrapping the flimsy problematic glass door Neptunes for a Whirlpool Duet based machine.

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