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Post# 48583   11/4/2004 at 19:50 (7,099 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Hey Guys,

Made it to my favorite recycler today and found these two gems. I have to kick myself because I bet that Maytag would have still been intact earlier this week, it had been kicked around too much to bring home. The other panel I found already removed from the machine. What years are we talking for these guys? Poor Maytag.

Post# 48588 , Reply# 1   11/4/2004 at 20:29 (7,099 days old) by Partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        
that model is...

A maytag A302

Post# 48590 , Reply# 2   11/4/2004 at 20:38 (7,099 days old) by Partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        
another helpfull pic

sure having fun with this scanner-and sure am glad I shipped all this truck to maui!

Post# 48593 , Reply# 3   11/4/2004 at 20:46 (7,099 days old) by Partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        
and how can I deny you this...

Maytag dryer line 05/1964

Post# 48597 , Reply# 4   11/4/2004 at 20:58 (7,099 days old) by powerfin64 (Yakima, Washington)        

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I love see all the Maytag control panels! That is SO Great!!

The Kenmore control panel is from a '70-71.


Post# 48611 , Reply# 5   11/4/2004 at 23:23 (7,099 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I should have just collected the panels instead of the whole machines, I'd have a lot more room for a teacup or spoon collection that way! Oh well, too late now...

It's amazing Maytag was still offering two time-fill models...even one model with two speeds.

This was Maytag's last condensing dryer model and it was only available in the TOL model- 750W.

This was fun to see, thanks for posting the pics!

Post# 48615 , Reply# 6   11/5/2004 at 02:15 (7,099 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Name that model!

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Wow I love to check out these catalogs

Post# 48621 , Reply# 7   11/5/2004 at 07:49 (7,099 days old) by geoffdelp (SAUK RAPIDS)        

Wow ... these are great! Thanks for posting! My parents had the A502 with a suds-saver. Great memories! I loved the diamond "operating" light. It was amber in color. Always thought it was cool in the dark basement!! The agitator was black bakelite with the lint filter/fabric softener dispenser. The lint filter was chrome and the dispenser was a black cup. Always looked so cool filled with hot soapy water.

We didn't have laundry tubs, so mom used a galvanized garbage can (new, of course)for the suds saver. I remember the loud "clunk" when the suds saver would start. Used to scare the "beejeebers" out of me!! :-)

There HAS to be one of these models in Central Minnesota for me to find!! I've got my eyes open ... :-)

Post# 48633 , Reply# 8   11/5/2004 at 12:59 (7,099 days old) by Partscounterman (Cortez, Colorado)        
Maytag Highlander

The pics of the 05/64 model line-up is from an issue of "Lets Talk Service" published by Maytag for repairmen. I also have the book for the De/Dg302 dryer.
My Mom got a "rebuilt" A500s in 1972. It also had the groovy amber signal light. My mother said it sounded like a threshing machine. I wanted her to get one of the new Washpower automatics (the '06 line). What was really cool about the highlander was the way the agitator pumped water through itself. The black agitator with the rigid fins had a more elaborate lint filter pumping than the later turquoise agitators (I think they kept the original system on the first year of the '06 line then they simplified it) It was so great to watch! You'd pull out the lint filter (which said "Maytag" across the top of it in that cool cursive logo-we didn't have the FS dispenser cup) and you could see that with each stroke of the agitator, the inside barrel of the agitator would completely empty of water. I liked that washer too, because unlike her first Maytag, I had direct access to the fun-spoiling safety switch. Just push the button in and-Instant Nirvana!! I didn't appreciate what a classic it was at the time. The new Maytags had a faster agitation stroke (63 opm vs 54 opm) and the Whirlpools washed even faster (68 opm) and I always was looking for something new and different. We had the A500s until fall of '79 when Mom got an A208s.

Post# 48636 , Reply# 9   11/5/2004 at 13:35 (7,099 days old) by geoffdelp (SAUK RAPIDS)        
Maytag Highlander

I figured out the safety button quickly, too ... used 1/2 of a spring-loaded clothespin ... still works perfectly; even on my newer Maytag! :-) Yes, total Nirvana!!!

The lint filter agitator that I have for my wringer does the same thing you're talking about; almost empties on each agitation stroke. I always thought that was so cool. And, it has the chrome lint filter ... with the Maytag in cursive.

Yes, if only we knew they were classics ... bummer!!!


Post# 48639 , Reply# 10   11/5/2004 at 14:45 (7,098 days old) by drmitch ()        
Maytag dream machines

I would LOVE to find the A902 and DE750, especially in pink or aqua.

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