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Post# 858695   12/27/2015 at 23:23 (1,059 days old) by jetaction (Minneapolis)        

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Long Story Short...

*Fred Nelson's move meant downsizing
*I was willing to contribute to his downsizing efforts
*Ben was willing to pick them up for me

*These now reside with me :-)
*Will get a full transmission rebuild this spring and put into action after that

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Post# 858703 , Reply# 1   12/28/2015 at 00:06 (1,059 days old) by Midcentnurse (Lake Charles, La)        

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I die! Love that sleek look

Post# 858707 , Reply# 2   12/28/2015 at 00:33 (1,059 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
You Go Guy!

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That is like the most showroom perfect set of machines I've ever seen!  And they're 906's!


Where are my smelling salts?

Post# 858720 , Reply# 3   12/28/2015 at 03:26 (1,059 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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You are so fortunate to acquire those.

I have always admired that pair.

Yes Ralph..."Showroom Like" is the perfect description.

I am so glad these beauties are in your hands and will be cherished and preserved.

Post# 858724 , Reply# 4   12/28/2015 at 04:27 (1,059 days old) by laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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My Great Aunt in Skukilhaven, PA had the set before she replaced them with a digital,stacked set. Nice pair you have but,the water level is limited to half or full. No water level in between or below half full. All the other features are flawless. The interior and full panel lights, the automatic bleach dispenser, the period of automation. Great set.

Post# 858725 , Reply# 5   12/28/2015 at 04:29 (1,059 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Dream machines. Enjoy !

Post# 858727 , Reply# 6   12/28/2015 at 04:37 (1,059 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Holey moley!  Congratulations, Don - these are the rarest of the rare Maytags indeed!  


I don't think I've ever seen a set with the pushbutton washer AND dryer in a setting that was not on a TV show...


I definitely have to visit again... LOL 

Post# 858731 , Reply# 7   12/28/2015 at 05:06 (1,059 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Congratulations Don! That's the Maytag Holy Grail. They are in good hands with you. You are the real Maytag man for sure!

Post# 858740 , Reply# 8   12/28/2015 at 07:37 (1,059 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        
hey hey hey

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Post# 858744 , Reply# 9   12/28/2015 at 08:12 (1,059 days old) by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Beautiful pair Don

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You should consider downsizing further, by getting rid of that nasty turquoise 806 pair, if I were you I would consider taking the control panels and wiring harness off of the all pushbutton pair and putting them on the turquoise pair of machines. Then you would have the ultimate pair of Maytags in the ultimate color and be rid of a another Space robbing washer and dryer.

Post# 858746 , Reply# 10   12/28/2015 at 08:22 (1,059 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Well, Don, if you were going to give up the turquoise set.... LOL 

Post# 858748 , Reply# 11   12/28/2015 at 08:31 (1,059 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
Very nice!

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You don't come across those everyday, and in such perfect condition.

Post# 858750 , Reply# 12   12/28/2015 at 09:01 (1,058 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Beautiful. Very sleek.

I wonder of the proportions mathematically fit the requirements of "A good line is always a good line".

I can't remember the source or the formulae, but (IIRC) the original Marlin, Mustang, and Barracuda were examples.


Post# 858765 , Reply# 13   12/28/2015 at 11:59 (1,058 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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Congrats Don!  These are a beautiful set of Maytags.  Glad the cat is finally out of the bag! laughing

Post# 858777 , Reply# 14   12/28/2015 at 14:00 (1,058 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I've always liked those!  I just watched that video again so I could see them.

Post# 858785 , Reply# 15   12/28/2015 at 14:35 (1,058 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Having seen those

In person, they really are stunning.

Post# 858830 , Reply# 16   12/28/2015 at 18:18 (1,058 days old) by Gusherb (Chicago/NWI)        

That set is so shiny and gorgeous! If I had them I would put them behind a glass exhibit wall that only I had the key to.

Post# 858868 , Reply# 17   12/28/2015 at 22:05 (1,058 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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I'm happy you got your 906 set. I am sorry about the time I scooped up the set from Cedar Rapids that had been promised to you. I had no idea at the time. I just knew Drew had been looking for that set for a very long time and thought I'd do something nice.

Anyway, congratulations and enjoy.


p.s. Drew doesn't post much anymore. Hope he's doing well. But I don't post much anymore, either.

Post# 858873 , Reply# 18   12/28/2015 at 22:47 (1,058 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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Congratulations on such a shiney new-looking 906 set. They are BEEEEEAUTIFUL!
I want to see a lid open picture of the washer please...


Post# 858879 , Reply# 19   12/28/2015 at 23:26 (1,058 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
yeah, custody battles

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over who gets the washer/dryer and the dishwasher, with visitation for the vacuum cleaners and toasters!  Instead of child support, it'll be "vintage appliance support and maintenance"

Post# 858941 , Reply# 20   12/29/2015 at 11:37 (1,057 days old) by jetaction (Minneapolis)        
Thanks for all the kind words!

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Stay tuned for May of 2016 (Maytag Month!) when the transmission gets a rebuild. I have the parts ready to go!

Post# 858942 , Reply# 21   12/29/2015 at 11:48 (1,057 days old) by revvinkevin (So. Cal.)        

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WOW.... Just WOW!!!


Those are awesome!

I think you need to rearrange your laundry rooms so you can park both Maytag sets next to each other!


Post# 858952 , Reply# 22   12/29/2015 at 12:26 (1,057 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Congrats Don!

Last summer,
Fred had talked to me about this set, they look stunning!

Post# 859044 , Reply# 23   12/29/2015 at 23:39 (1,057 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Happy for you Don!

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I have always kept you in mind if I came across another 906's, but they're so rare.

What a fantastic pair. I'm blown away. No wonder many dream of owning a pair - they still look contemporary to my eyes.

I have to leave the room and pass out now. Maybe I'll even sleep tonight.

Congratulations on acquiring one of your dream sets.


Post# 859139 , Reply# 24   12/30/2015 at 14:52 (1,056 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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I am a Center Dial Maytag Fan, but those
Machines are AMAZING.

Enjoy for many years to come.

Best washes,


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