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A Maytag Grows in Brooklyn: Part Two
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Post# 571316   1/25/2012 at 21:54 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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This time with the LoadSensor agitator. A big thank you to RayJay and Yogi!

 

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Post# 571317 , Reply# 1   1/25/2012 at 21:57 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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There he is, so innocent and unassuming...

 

 


Post# 571318 , Reply# 2   1/25/2012 at 21:58 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Magtag A107

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Powerfin:


Post# 571320 , Reply# 3   1/25/2012 at 22:00 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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A nekked shot:


Post# 571323 , Reply# 4   1/25/2012 at 22:03 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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LoadSensor...all you need to do is tighten the set screw.


Post# 571325 , Reply# 5   1/25/2012 at 22:05 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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All tightened up and ready to go.


Post# 571326 , Reply# 6   1/25/2012 at 22:08 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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Yep, I know, a bit too tall for a standard tub.


Post# 571327 , Reply# 7   1/25/2012 at 22:10 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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Long ain't it? The agitator you pig.


Post# 571330 , Reply# 8   1/25/2012 at 22:12 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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However you can remove the softener dispenser.


Post# 571332 , Reply# 9   1/25/2012 at 22:15 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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And the lid would close just fine. Of course you'd need to use the Downy Ball.


Post# 571333 , Reply# 10   1/25/2012 at 22:16 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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And now the fun begins...


Post# 571334 , Reply# 11   1/25/2012 at 22:19 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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YES Yogi, I tossed in the jockstrap...
 




Post# 571335 , Reply# 12   1/25/2012 at 22:22 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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First Spin. Hear the timer running and clicking?




Post# 571336 , Reply# 13   1/25/2012 at 22:25 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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Final Spin Part 1:




Post# 571339 , Reply# 14   1/25/2012 at 22:27 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Maytag A107

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Final Spin Part 2:



That's all folks!


Post# 571358 , Reply# 15   1/25/2012 at 23:55 (2,431 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
Holy schnikies!!

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Wow, I didn't know you could even get the LoadSensor in a standard-capacity machine, much less on a non-set screw post.  It looks like it works really well, too!


Post# 571365 , Reply# 16   1/26/2012 at 01:15 (2,431 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
It did work rather well...

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the only downside was I had no lint filter, and of course too tall to use with the fabric dispenser on if I wanted the lid closed. Another plus, no splashes, well compared to the Powerfin.


Post# 571385 , Reply# 17   1/26/2012 at 05:45 (2,431 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The drive shaft is the same, just missing the black agitator-retaining ring in set screw agitator models, but you don't have to remove the retaining ring to use a set screw agitator. I run a black powerfin with set screw in my 102 Highlander with the ring on the shaft. It seems that the only black power fins you find today are from commercial applications where they used the set screw, maybe to prevent agitator theft.

Running the load sensor without the 50 cycle pulley or the orbital tranny is sort of counter productive since the shorter fins depended on faster agitation than the helical drive tranny supplies.


Post# 571401 , Reply# 18   1/26/2012 at 07:36 (2,431 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
MAYTAG AGITATORS

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The neat thing about MT agitators is that they are all somewhat interchangeable including the ones used in the AMP style washers as far as fitting on the agitator shaft. At some point in the 1980s all MTAs started using a retaining screw, this was to prevent their flying off when the washer was in use. Usually when one came off it was because someone had removed it and not pushed it down all the way on the retaining ring or the ring was worn or missing. But they would fly off at times and their were a few injuries associated with this. I have seen times where this happened and the flying agitator would knock the lid off the lid balls and the lid would be chipped when it hit the basement floor. This type of event did not make for a happy house wife when it was a less than year old MT washer.

 

But Toms right the Load Sensor agitator is not a great performer in the older washers unless you at least speed the action up a little. It probably is a lot more gentile however than the over sized Powerfin agitator with its long strokes tearing at delicate fabrics in the one speed A107.


Post# 571424 , Reply# 19   1/26/2012 at 09:43 (2,430 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Maytag!

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Louie Thanks for posting these great videos
Peter


Post# 571428 , Reply# 20   1/26/2012 at 10:32 (2,430 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

If I am washing a delicate item in a Maytag, especially at a low water level, I generally put one of the short fin agitators in to further gentle the agitation.

Post# 571458 , Reply# 21   1/26/2012 at 13:04 (2,430 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Great Videos Louie........

I think the LoadSensor helps with larger loads that would slow down a powerfin.....nice design as it only kicks in when needed....

lint filter.....with proper sorting, and laundering methods....you wont even mis it, or notice lint on the clothes.......

as for fabric softner dispensers, there is the Downy ball, but then again, your one of the lucky few who have a machine in your kitchen......its easy to monitor if you wanted to add softner manually


great machine otherwise......basic yet fully functional...it fits the bill for FabricMatic


Post# 571476 , Reply# 22   1/26/2012 at 14:09 (2,430 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks everyone...

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Glad you liked them. I was wondering what other agitators this machine could use?


Post# 571551 , Reply# 23   1/26/2012 at 16:14 (2,430 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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Louie,

 

CONGRATS on the A107, it looks to be in AWESOME condition!    Very purrrdy!

 

I'll have to check out your videos once I get home (can't watch them at work).

 

Kevin


Post# 571564 , Reply# 24   1/26/2012 at 16:54 (2,430 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks Kevin!

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I owe it all to Martin.


Post# 989632 , Reply# 25   4/6/2018 at 05:23 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well, yesterday on the final spin, the A107 started to flood water, clear with rust colored slicks. Before I pull it out, I'm opening it up to check. First time ever I've removed the front panel.

 

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No leaks here. Other than some dust, it's pristine. There must be a clog in the drainage pipe.


Post# 989633 , Reply# 26   4/6/2018 at 06:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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How about some Poly Pump action?

 





Post# 991880 , Reply# 27   4/23/2018 at 12:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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My ever faithful Maytag has found a new home.

 

Even after all these years, a quick wipe and it's still as pristine as it was 6 years ago...


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Post# 991892 , Reply# 28   4/23/2018 at 14:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Goodbye my friend...off to a happy new home in Bayonne, New Jersey.





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