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Rare Maytag HOH Dryer Sprinkler
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Post# 712366   10/31/2013 at 02:17 (3,439 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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This is just about in NOS condition and the price so far is reasonable. It might be a chance for someone to pick up this somewhat hard to find accessory without breaking the bank.

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Post# 712405 , Reply# 1   10/31/2013 at 08:36 (3,439 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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The instructions on the back, for the archives. Very cool accessory I don't need, lol

Post# 712419 , Reply# 2   10/31/2013 at 12:56 (3,439 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

No instructions for using it with an electronic control dryer where Air Fluff was 10 minutes.

What a shame this one did not make noise like the pink Kenmore dampening ball. That sounded like the house was falling down. That was before they put the pee-er in the inner door panel of higher end models.

Post# 712440 , Reply# 3   10/31/2013 at 14:34 (3,438 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

the seller must not really want to part with it considering they posted in the listing-

"I was afraid to try to pop out the grey rubber type water fill cap for fear of breaking it."


"I'll bet this was set aside and never used because it was a pretty big hassle to use."

With that kind of info it just makes you want to jump right out and buy it.

Post# 712447 , Reply# 4   10/31/2013 at 15:13 (3,438 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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I don't know what material was used to make that grey stopper, but I've never seen one that wasn't as hard as a rock, and they couldn't have been that way when they were new. A while back I bought a new old stock one from a long time Maytag shop here in Burbank. It was still in it's original packaging and had never seen the light of day, and yet the stopper was completely hardened. So I'm kind of under the impression that today most folks have these as display items. If you wanted to use it, new rubber stoppers designed for piggy banks fit the hole very nicely, but you'll break the original stopper trying to get it out.

Post# 712464 , Reply# 5   10/31/2013 at 16:39 (3,438 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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The stopper was made of rubber. I have one of these; I've never used it as I feel spritzing water inside my dryer is just asking for trouble.

Post# 712553 , Reply# 6   11/1/2013 at 05:53 (3,438 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

You could always draw up the required amount of water in a flavor injector (available in many cooking stores) and squirt if in through the hole in the stopper.

Post# 712690 , Reply# 7   11/1/2013 at 21:13 (3,437 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
I Really Wish....

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....These didn't all have that rubber stopper problem. Now that I have a HOH dryer (a DE806), it would be great to have the accessory; I'm wanting to get into using real starch again. The only question would be how to use one with an electronic-control dryer; there's no timer to set for the same number of minutes as ounces of water used, plus five minutes.

Oh, well....

Post# 712702 , Reply# 8   11/1/2013 at 23:24 (3,437 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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This is what those plugs look like when removed. As I mentioned, this one's as hard as a rock and came out in three pieces. The long flange at one end that says "LIFT" broke off, as did the little nipple on the other end that's meant to keep it attached to the sprinkler. I glued them back together, but it will never be installed again. I also noticed that it seemed to have shrunk some and was able to rattle a bit when it was still installed, which means even if you injected the water into it as some have suggested it would leak around the plug.


The link below takes you to a web site that sells plugs for piggy banks and other things, and I think the 1 3/4" plug shown would do the trick. You'd still have to plug the hole that the little nipple fits into, but that shouldn't be that hard to do.




Post# 712754 , Reply# 9   11/2/2013 at 10:30 (3,437 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Just For Grits 'n Giggles....

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Does anyone know how these units were used on TOL HOH dryers with electronic control, like DE806s and DE906s?

Since those two models did not have any minute settings available, it would be interesting to know how these were usable - IF they were usable at all - on the upper-series models.

Post# 712756 , Reply# 10   11/2/2013 at 10:39 (3,437 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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I have half a mind to search out one of these beauties despite the stopper problem - the advent of 3D printers should make it possible to replicate the stopper. There are rubber-like flexible polymer materials available for 3D printing that would be suitable replacements for the rubber of an original.

The problem would be getting the dimensions right, since originals have shrunk. But it should be within the realm of possibility to restore one of these to full operation and an original appearance. Stratasys even has a grey flexible polymer available.

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