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O. M. G: "Pank" early 60's/late 50's Maytag Washer
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Post# 699337   8/27/2013 at 20:09 (3,974 days old) by machinehead ()        

I think I almost had a coronary... I think this could something like an A142 or 148S? I dunno. I remember these though... South of the metro in Rochester. Fantastic price, I'm tempted to empty a room to house it. Alas, some other worthy soul needs to rescue this dearie... Anyone?

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Post# 699339 , Reply# 1   8/27/2013 at 20:15 (3,974 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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More than likely a 1961-1964 A700 in pink.  Depending on the condition of the wash tub, this one looks to be in pretty decent shape.



Post# 699340 , Reply# 2   8/27/2013 at 20:21 (3,974 days old) by machinehead ()        
Thanks Ben

Looks similar to the A142S in my basement, minus a few details. A money shot of that one would be nice... But, looks promising!

Post# 699342 , Reply# 3   8/27/2013 at 20:43 (3,974 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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The front bump along the top of the front panel is usually the tell-tale sign between an 700 and a true blue 142.  The CL Maytag has the flat lip which was introduced sometime in 61/62.


There were a few gold dot glass panel 142 washers, but not many.  Most 142 had the ribbed lined glass.



Post# 699344 , Reply# 4   8/27/2013 at 20:55 (3,974 days old) by machinehead ()        

Thanks again Ben-- that bump you speak of. Is that the chrome trim piece, horizontally placed on the front edge? I never noticed the gold dot glass thing either. You're right: the 142 I have has the horizontal lines, not dots. That's why I love this site: what a resource! I ran up to meine Frau with the picture, giddy as a kid again, and got the "dear in the headlights look". I was like c'mon! Pink Maytag! Nope. No registration. Normies... Oh well ;-)

Post# 699346 , Reply# 5   8/27/2013 at 21:07 (3,974 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Hey - no worries!  Here is an example of the 'bump' I spoke of (pictured is Tim's 1958 142).  It first appeared on the 101P in 1953, and was in place on the TOL models through the early 60's.



Post# 699360 , Reply# 6   8/27/2013 at 21:44 (3,974 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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Help me out. I'm trying to place when they phased out the 'amp' lid as I have one with and one without...


Post# 699363 , Reply# 7   8/27/2013 at 21:48 (3,974 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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I sent the seller an e-mail!  





Post# 699371 , Reply# 8   8/27/2013 at 22:07 (3,974 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Drew -


All 141 and very early 142's "used up" the AMP lid assemblies.  Years and years ago I found a really cool document that Robert has added to - the Maytag Parts Identification Manual from 1966.  It gives the production date usage for major parts, and the lid changes were nicely documented in this file.


The last of the AMP style lids were discontinued in June of '58 on the 142, with the single piece lids coming into play for TOL models by July of the same year. 


I hope this helps!



Post# 699373 , Reply# 9   8/27/2013 at 22:10 (3,974 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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And it's a suds saver too! Woo Hoo!

Post# 699379 , Reply# 10   8/27/2013 at 23:03 (3,974 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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Thank you! That really clears up the question, Ben. You are awesome!


Post# 699384 , Reply# 11   8/27/2013 at 23:18 (3,974 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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That machine with its gold Maytag logo and dots, combined with the multicolor lit dial and copper color knob insert all on pink make it very glam. And SS to boot - it should be in the club. Somebody go get it.

Post# 699544 , Reply# 12   8/28/2013 at 16:08 (3,974 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice machine, nice price.

Post# 699550 , Reply# 13   8/28/2013 at 16:40 (3,974 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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I'm still waiting to hear back from the seller!


FINGERS CROSSED!   (please?)




Post# 699755 , Reply# 14   8/29/2013 at 12:02 (3,973 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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Finally heard from the seller!


He's going to send more photos today.   Things are in motion now!   YAY!


I already have a "shipper" lined up too as Justin (CountryFord) will be in Rochester, MN early next week!  Again, YAY!



Post# 699850 , Reply# 15   8/29/2013 at 18:29 (3,972 days old) by machinehead ()        

Congrats Kevin! So glad this ones going to a home where it's appreciated. Can you post some pics when it arrives? Gotta have me some vintage appliance "porn" to stare at ;-p

My relatives, long time waybac, had this set. I was stopped dead in my tracks when I saw them, never having seen such blatantly PINK washers and dryers before. Doing the happy dance it got a good home. Big grins!

Post# 699886 , Reply# 16   8/30/2013 at 00:41 (3,972 days old) by jetaction (Minneapolis)        
Congrats Kevin!

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Nice addition from MN!

Post# 699888 , Reply# 17   8/30/2013 at 00:59 (3,972 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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But the deal is not done yet, so please keep your fingers crossed!

If this all works out, it will be my first suds saver machine..... AND..... The same brand, model and color of machine that I grew up with! YAY! (Except ours wasn't a suds saver)


Post# 699912 , Reply# 18   8/30/2013 at 06:41 (3,972 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Oh cool! Congratulations, Kevin!! Say, I knew where there was a pink 'Tag dryer north of Montreal.... Just sayin'...

Can't wait to see more Maytag suds-saver demos!!

Post# 699932 , Reply# 19   8/30/2013 at 09:11 (3,972 days old) by machinehead ()        

How sweet is that? THE machine you grew up with? Man, that's tops! I get the thrill of that, having one in my kitchen as my daily driver. (KDS-17a) my fam never had the good stuff appliance wise, but my extended family did. Sending positive Heebie Jeebies, prayers and what ever else to make it happen. Excitement in the air, and the suspense...

Fingers crossed!

Post# 699952 , Reply# 20   8/30/2013 at 11:00 (3,972 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        
August 1961

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Thank you Don, Paul & Chris!


Got photos from the seller and it looks pretty good, not perfect but pretty good.   I'm hoping he can find the drain hoses, because they are missing in the photos.   The date code says it was born in August, 1961.



Post# 700923 , Reply# 21   9/3/2013 at 17:26 (3,968 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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This washer has been purchased and loaded into the vehicle for transport!   YAY!  Laughing


NOW....... we'll just have to see if Justin is willing to hand it over when I go to pick it up from him!  Surprised   LOL



Post# 700993 , Reply# 22   9/3/2013 at 23:28 (3,967 days old) by redcarpetdrew (Fairfield, CA)        

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I'm sure Justin will hand it right over BUT what will you bring him from your collection to convince him to?


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