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A real "plain Jane" Maytag HOH dryer
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Post# 694881   8/7/2013 at 12:52 (3,901 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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If you're a no frills BOL kind of person, this one is for you.  Exterior shots show a nice looking machine, and for $20 it's yours.  Located in Wausau, WI.

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This post was last edited 08/07/2013 at 16:51

Post# 694892 , Reply# 1   8/7/2013 at 14:22 (3,901 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Never saw one of those. It has that "institutional" look to it!

Post# 694909 , Reply# 2   8/7/2013 at 14:59 (3,901 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I'm with Kenny - this looks like it would have been some sort of institutional model. I can't imagine this as a BOL; it would have cost Maytag more for the special plain-finish console and knobs than it would have to give BOL customers the same pieces as other models had.

Post# 694910 , Reply# 3   8/7/2013 at 15:01 (3,901 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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even the door knob is white plastic. A unique model indeed!

Post# 694922 , Reply# 4   8/7/2013 at 15:25 (3,901 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Non coin-op commercial dryer. The hardware store I worked at during the summer of '77 was a Maytag dealer. This was an inexpensive model, but can't remember if the price was less than the model that used the standard control panel with the silver painted (non chrome) trim. Think they sold a couple of them while I was there; would have appealed to the no-nonsense farm people that many of our customers were.

Post# 694925 , Reply# 5   8/7/2013 at 15:30 (3,901 days old) by runematic (southcentral pa)        

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Definitely BOL.  I'm having a brain day, but I keep thinking DE90 but I could be wrong.

Post# 694927 , Reply# 6   8/7/2013 at 15:37 (3,901 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
It's So Plain That....

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DE 0.5 might have been a good model number!

Post# 694929 , Reply# 7   8/7/2013 at 15:41 (3,901 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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It is a DE90.  This was considered to be the BOL, so much so that I have no brochures on it.  I do have parts lists, however.  The interesting thing is that this dryer did everything that a DE306 did.  It even used the same timer.  Unlike earlier low-end halo of heat dryers that sported a galvanized zinc drum, this dryer used the same porcelain drum that even the 806 & 906 used!  This dryer was manufactured from 1969 until 1976 when it was replaced with its "big load" replacement, the DE91.  Also this model was only offered in electric.  If you wanted a gas low-end dryer you had to move up to the DG306.

Post# 694956 , Reply# 8   8/7/2013 at 16:54 (3,901 days old) by polkanut (Wausau, WI )        

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I think someone needs to drive up/over to Wausau and save this one for posterity.  For 20 bucks it's worth it.

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