Thread Number: 45944
Maytag wringer with FILTER AGITATOR for sale
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items --- [As an eBay Partner, eBay may compensate if you make a purchase using any link to eBay on this page]
Post# 671682   4/9/2013 at 19:34 (4,089 days old) by shankstr (St. Louis, Missouri)        

Hi all saw this on CR. I know a lot of you would like to have one of these agitators. I already have one and really like it.

It's located in Millstadt, IL which very close to St. Louis.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO shankstr's LINK on Stlouis Craigslist

Post# 671690 , Reply# 1   4/9/2013 at 19:59 (4,089 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

d-jones's profile picture
That's the very lint filter assembly that goes with my A700 washer. If I could find one of those and the softener dispenser that goes with it, I'd be a very happy guy.

Post# 671705 , Reply# 2   4/9/2013 at 20:28 (4,089 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

qsd-dan's profile picture

Those are getting hard to come by. Cross fingers and pray that the Bakelite agitator doesn't come out in chunks when removed!

Post# 671710 , Reply# 3   4/9/2013 at 20:35 (4,089 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

akronman's profile picture

pics for the archives

Post# 671728 , Reply# 4   4/9/2013 at 22:42 (4,089 days old) by stan (Napa CA)        

stan's profile picture
Kills me that people take pics of things they what to sell, without first using a little soap and water!
What the deal?
Is its just me?

Post# 671753 , Reply# 5   4/10/2013 at 06:21 (4,089 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

The agitator for the conventional washer will not fit the automatic washer and vice versa.

Post# 671761 , Reply# 6   4/10/2013 at 07:18 (4,089 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

yogitunes's profile picture
most of the people who post on CL are real winners......

they will put the nastiest, dirtiest, broken down POS on there, and then want an outrageous's unreal....

I get puzzled, do people actually buy this stuff looking like that, and for that price?....

and to think when I sell a fully running machine, scrubbed inside and out, polished up, for a fair price.....and they want it for next to nothing!...

the stories we could all tell....

Post# 671772 , Reply# 7   4/10/2013 at 07:41 (4,089 days old) by shankstr (St. Louis, Missouri)        

Has anyone tried contacting this guy? Maybe he will part with the agitator only, if it will come off?!?! Also, I believe Tomturbomatic is correct about the conventional agitator not fitting the automatics. I think there is a post height difference and or spline difference?


Post# 671775 , Reply# 8   4/10/2013 at 08:13 (4,089 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

gansky1's profile picture
No, the agitators are not interchangeable. The wringer agitators had a "cup" on the bottom of the agitator to extend down over the shaft that created the air bubble to keep water away from the shaft and seal assembly. This will not go into the automatic machine because of the shape of the tub bottom.

I've seen a couple of these filter-agitator wringers over the years at sales, some not much better looking than this one for exorbitant asking prices and just kept walking. One helper at an estate sale caught me looking at one a year or so ago and started the hard-sell routine and I told her for a machine in (that) condition their price was way out of line. They are still too common around here.

Post# 671799 , Reply# 9   4/10/2013 at 12:19 (4,089 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

d-jones's profile picture

OK everybody. I hope I didn't inspire this brief discussion as to whether or not this agitator would fit in an automatic washer, but nowhere in the posts above was it suggested that it would. I mentioned how much I'd like to get my hands on the lint filter assembly, and Dan expressed the hope that the agitator could be removed without breaking it to pieces, a totally logical comment considering it will almost certainly need to come out during the refurbishment of this machine. The differences between the lint filter agitator as found in a wringer washer and the one installed in automatic washers is well documented in earlier threads here on the blog that I read through a long time ago. So please don't misunderstand my comment. On the other hand, if this was a spontaneous discussion of the facts for the general enlightenment of others on the board, as Roseanne Raseannadanna used to say, never mind.Wink

Post# 671801 , Reply# 10   4/10/2013 at 12:24 (4,089 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Remember, David.....

danemodsandy's profile picture

....It just goes to show ya - it's always somethin'.



Post# 671806 , Reply# 11   4/10/2013 at 12:52 (4,089 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

mickeyd's profile picture
So nice to see such class in action, even without a "presidential erection."

How I loved Roseanne Roseanna Dana. Never laughed so hard as at her antics.

When we lived in Little Italy, Clevland, we enjoyed this agitator for a Spring, Summer, and part of the Autumn. It was fabulous. All four guys in the house noticed its quiet power because we used it with the lid up and fill hoses hooked to the corners, (the inlet valve was broken).

I did not know enough to notice the shape of the fins, nor can I tell from the picture, is this indeed a gyrator with the dip or arch in the fins--the secret of the turbulence? I have not been lucky enough to see one of these wide-necked onyxes since then, and learned of the dip after studying the green gyrators in my MT Conventionals 25 years later.

Post# 671849 , Reply# 12   4/10/2013 at 17:45 (4,088 days old) by e2l-arry (LAKEWOOD COLORADO)        

It was Emily Littella that said "Never mind" Usually after being corrected about something she had wrong like "violins on T.V" was really about violence on T.V.

Roseanne said "It's always something" "Either you're trying to quit smoking or you got a sweatball on your nose!"

Post# 671850 , Reply# 13   4/10/2013 at 17:53 (4,088 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

danemodsandy's profile picture
"Actually, it was Emily Littella that said 'Never mind'."

NeVER mind!

Post# 671855 , Reply# 14   4/10/2013 at 18:15 (4,088 days old) by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

mickeyd's profile picture
Never quite got over:" What's all this fuss about the presidential erection?"

Yes, but I thought you'd get the inferential leap, Oh fellow E2LP Lover , Larry. LOL

It's ALL GILDA RADNER. May her hilarious sweet heart rest in peace.

Sandy, our ears are funny; I always heard "Never MIIIIIND" And then she'd blink, smile faintly, and gaze innocently, as if it were no big deal. All of her characters would leave me weak from laughing so hard.

Post# 671867 , Reply# 15   4/10/2013 at 19:29 (4,088 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
Shaft sizes.....*snicker*

qsd-dan's profile picture

While the shaft diameter, splines, and lower sleeve bearings are the same between autos and wringers, the lengths are quite different. Notice the splines and agitator seal are positioned slightly higher on the wringer shaft. It's a shame Maytag didn't share the the same shafts and lengths (at least the same protruded spine lengths and agitator seal positions) between wringers and autos like they were known to do with other parts between the two. This would have been very convenient for us, especially since Maytag provided replacement shafts and sleeve bearings for wringers. This was not the case for automatics (had to purchase the entire upper transmission housing).



Here's an NOS E/J/N wringer shaft on the left and a used automatic shaft on the right. Can you spot the differences?

Post# 671932 , Reply# 16   4/11/2013 at 08:40 (4,088 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        
Subjects do drift...

gansky1's profile picture
Great picture, Dan! Did you use a press to get the pin out of the automatic shaft? I banged on the shaft from my 606 for a while before just chucking it and replacing the whole top - as per factory doctrine - but I wanted to see...

I still have a Gilda Radner album on vinyl I bought in middle school of her comedy show - she was truly a genius, like so many over the years on SNL.

Post# 672040 , Reply# 17   4/11/2013 at 17:45 (4,087 days old) by e2l-arry (LAKEWOOD COLORADO)        

I actually WENT to Gilda Live in Chicago in 1979. All her characters were accounted for including some musical numbers "Let's Talk Dirty To the Animals" and others. Paul Schaffer was the musical director and Don Novello, aka Father Guido Sarducci, was there too.

When I was rebuilding the power unit on my E2LP I could NOT get the pin out of the shaft. Those things are in there!

Post# 672093 , Reply# 18   4/11/2013 at 21:26 (4,087 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
Did you use a press to get the pin out of the automatic sha

qsd-dan's profile picture

It takes a very large and heavy duty punch along with a 10 pound sledge. If you hit the pin head on perfectly perpendicular, hard, fast, and precise, the pin will actually glide right out. I was blessed with that occurrence only once. I usually end up beating the crap out of 'em.


By the mid 70's, Maytag began using a full length splined pinion gear which recessed the pin. This greatly helps keep the punch from flying off the pin while banging away. It also gives the idiot with the sledge more confidence to hit the pin harder :>)


Original gear on the left. Newer gear on the right.



Post# 672382 , Reply# 19   4/13/2013 at 05:23 (4,086 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

beekeyknee's profile picture
I tried it once and quickly gave up. I think I moved it a fraction of an inch before I decided it wasn't worth it. I was afraid I was going to make the situation worse.

A fella that works at a parts and hardware store here in town has a machine shop and said he has a device that will probably push the pin out. I have to take the trans. top in while he's working so he can look at it and tell me for sure. We'll see this summer.

Yes, we are drifting. Things and people do have a tendency to do that. When people ramble it can really bewilder one.

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy