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New Maytag A102 Washer in Bristol, TN
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Post# 938351   5/13/2017 at 18:55 (500 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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The shinny tub certainly looks unused. I'd suspect the oil in the transmission isn't in the best of shape, but they are only new once!

The QZ serial number puts it December 1965. This would be one of the last 02 series machines made, and it possibly has a poly agitator (I know the wringers switched over in '65, and I would suspect the skinny posts in these did as well).

"Vintage Old Maytag Washer A102 brand new never used.was a maytag dealer fo 35 years was given to me by Maytag at branch meeting at my store, I have no place for it will sell it was made Newto Iowa 1972 this very rare I've check can't find any even used. Would be great for store display or even to use. Asking $600, or BO"

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Post# 938358 , Reply# 1   5/13/2017 at 19:21 (500 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Any Takers?

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For die hard Maytag fans it is "NEW" so the price isn't too out of line.

Fact seller seems to know what he has (and took good care of it while in "storage") gives a few points. I mean that tub and agitator shine, not a bit of rust on cabinet (going by pictures), no scuffs or marks.

Post# 938366 , Reply# 2   5/13/2017 at 19:44 (500 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

The end of the run for timed-fill machines?

A few years before I moved away from Atlanta, I found a "floor model" A300 from 1964. The original box was turned upside down on top of it shoved into an obscure recess of a warehouse.
For $100.00 it was a great find. It's been a daily driver ever since.

What a great collector find! Not too far away either. Hmmmmmm

Post# 938368 , Reply# 3   5/13/2017 at 19:57 (500 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
"Not too far away either. Hmmmmmm "

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You know you're just what that machine needs! *LOL*

Post# 938371 , Reply# 4   5/13/2017 at 20:17 (500 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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 Still a nice find.

Post# 938373 , Reply# 5   5/13/2017 at 20:26 (500 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

I don't know where the 1972 fits in!
As you already know, that one dates to the sixties!
The seller must be confused.


I've been in the basement trying to figure out where to put it. 😳

Post# 938378 , Reply# 6   5/13/2017 at 20:50 (500 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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"I've been in the basement trying to figure out where to put it."

Well give you credit for that; our MO in past was to usually sort out where a thing goes *after* it arrives. *LOL*

To wit that Maytag wringer still has not found a permanent spot.

Post# 938380 , Reply# 7   5/13/2017 at 20:53 (500 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Just hope someone moves on this machine.

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Hate to see the thing land into the hands of someone who will promptly abuse the thing.

We all know, but not many otherwise that even NIB washing machines have to be carefully coaxed into life after sitting for decades. Often simply plug in and play just won't do.

By the way what would be the matching dryer to this washer?

Post# 938459 , Reply# 8   5/14/2017 at 09:26 (499 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
This is the last thing I need right now

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...but this was, I believe, the first Maytag I ever saw and I'd love to have a Maytag with the speckled porcelain tub. It was one of many automatic washers in our apartment complex, Peter Cooper/Stuyvesant Town (a wonderful "project" that was built by Metropolitan Life{when corporations actually cared about their employees} for their WWII vets and their families in the mid Forties) that was installed on casters so the tenants could wheel it away into a closet (gives you an idea how generous the closets in these apartments were) when the supers or other agents came through. Our friends Jerry and Florence Simon had this machine and, like all of us, they'd hook a special hose connected to both the HOT and COLD inlets to the faucet of this wonderful farm sink that all the apartments had with one regular sink and an extra large and deep sink (that I suppose was what they planned for hand-washing laundry).


This machine fascinated me as a kid because the machines I knew were Filter-Flo's and Whirlpools. This Maytag was very quiet and had this same diminutive agitator that became buried under the suds after the machine filled; the wash water looked to be agitating itself during the cycle.


What a beautiful specimen but is it worth close to 1K when all is said and done? Do any of you know what year this was produced?

Post# 938460 , Reply# 9   5/14/2017 at 09:29 (499 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Matching dryer?

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probably a BOL from this Highlander series without the heat buttons:

Post# 938461 , Reply# 10   5/14/2017 at 09:49 (499 days old) by easy (Boston, Mass)        
matching dryer

I have the matching dryer to this washer (model 67C) that I bought on this site.
Other than the slightly different console design of the previously pictured highlander, it has identical controls - timer and three temperature buttons.

I would LOVE to get this washer. I live on the edge of Boston - is there anyone heading this way that can transport it? I'll certainly pay for your gas, put you up at my house, and throw in a perfectly functional Easy spindrier for your troubles.

Thanks, David

Post# 938500 , Reply# 11   5/14/2017 at 13:25 (499 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Photo was easy to miss - good find

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A 10hr/535 mile trip ~$75 in gas. Affordability meter reading: BZZ..but I send best

wishes to its next owner, hopefully someone who would like to preserve....

...what ELSE is out there unused! ?

Post# 938821 , Reply# 12   5/16/2017 at 13:10 (497 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Gee, I just did that Phil! LOL!

Post# 938822 , Reply# 13   5/16/2017 at 13:28 (497 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Marathon Man

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Louie, you get one of the distance-runner trophies for fetching appliances. But it was free. I love it.

Post# 938824 , Reply# 14   5/16/2017 at 13:33 (497 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Gasp!  It's amazing that there are still appliances like this that have never been used out there.  Hmmm.... maybe I DO stand a chance of finding a '56 GE FilterFlo in turquoise still in the box... LOL  I can dream, right??

Post# 938878 , Reply# 15   5/16/2017 at 18:16 (497 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
Oh Nemesis:

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... there's one I won't be competing with you for. What do you like about that year's model?? Support your answer with examples and photos.


... and, yes, I owe you and Eddie correspondence. No excuse other than dementia and laziness.


Here's what I'd like to find NOS and inside their shipping crates:

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Post# 938880 , Reply# 16   5/16/2017 at 18:19 (497 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2019!)        
The QZ serial number puts it December 1965.

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Just as old as me right down to the month! (though it's aged more gracefully than yours truly)

Post# 939332 , Reply# 17   5/19/2017 at 06:23 (494 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
You lot must be slipping

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Eleven days and that washer is still up for sale. *LOL*

Post# 959414 , Reply# 18   9/27/2017 at 11:07 (363 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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I have seen members travel farther, for less....

sometimes a 2 or 3 day excursion....sleeping along side the road....and still trenching on...

it would take some doing, but how hard would it be to actually get this?...if you want it bad enough, distance is only a number.....

make an adventure out of it, and visit some members along the way.....

not only from the machine, but think of the story of your road trip to acquire this gem.......

Post# 959432 , Reply# 19   9/27/2017 at 12:54 (363 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

John and I pulled this model off a truck at a big appliance dealer years ago. This is the one I refer to as my baby Maytag and she still has the Maytag Red Carpet Service sticker on her from when it was located on P Street, SW in DC. Like any aging actress, she has had work done but she can clean up a load of wash with the black Powerfin agitator and the 50 cycle pulley kit.


It is sort of interesting that the first two cycle automatic that Maytag made was also a 102.

Post# 959435 , Reply# 20   9/27/2017 at 13:15 (363 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I hope whoever got this machine will find the dryer that matches it too. It would be an impressive set. That washer was the most basic machine of this design I have ever seen. There was one other model that looked similar and had the timed fill, but only had a switch for hot or warm water. I think that was the one my school had in the cafeteria and used constantly. The timer dial was white too. I sure do remember that model from the past and have had several pass through my hands in the past. I do have a question though, when did Maytag go to the lid using the nylon balls to hold it in place? I remember seeing some old Maytag laundromat machines with the hinged lid. I also would like to know if the AMP model had a reversing motor. Not ever messing with them much, I never paid enough attention to know.

Post# 959447 , Reply# 21   9/27/2017 at 14:39 (363 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

my 1964 Highlander has metal hinges, however I am sure the upper models had switched to nylon by then.

Post# 959450 , Reply# 22   9/27/2017 at 14:47 (363 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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I do have a question though, when did Maytag go to the lid using the nylon balls to hold it in place?

The first TOL Helical from '58, the 141, still had the hinged AMP style lid. It wasn't until the 142 came out in late '58/'59 that the nylon balls made their way to the scene. The lower end Highlanders had the metal hinge I believe from 1957-1965, and the Super Highlanders (300-302/500-502) shared the nylon ball hinge with the higher end models.  I've only had my hands on a 1965 A502 to confirm this without checking the doctrine, but it does make sense in thinking the Super Highlanders would have some features of the TOL, while still relating to the BOL in construction and appearance.

I also would like to know if the AMP model had a reversing motor. 

The AMP did not have a reversing motor.  It used a solenoid to shift a lever that tripped a torque spring in the spin shaft and used a clutch to reduce stress on the motor during the transition.  



Post# 959458 , Reply# 23   9/27/2017 at 15:44 (363 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

I’d be happy to buy it if someone can grab it for me. Anyone live close?

Post# 959459 , Reply# 24   9/27/2017 at 15:49 (363 days old) by MayfairPink (Palo Alto, CA)        

I'd love to buy it to use and pay for shipping to CA if someone can help. Thanks,


Post# 959460 , Reply# 25   9/27/2017 at 15:56 (363 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        

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The original Craigslist ad is from May.

HOWEVER - it appears the seller still has it....

Post# 959464 , Reply# 26   9/27/2017 at 16:17 (363 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

My A102 has the nylon ball lid hinges.

Post# 959468 , Reply# 27   9/27/2017 at 16:26 (363 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
HOWEVER - it appears the seller still has it....

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No more he doesn't, well at least the machine seems to be spoken for:

Post# 959489 , Reply# 28   9/27/2017 at 18:34 (363 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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yes, I believe a deal has been struck.....

Post# 959563 , Reply# 29   9/28/2017 at 08:56 (362 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        
You're right, Tom!

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Ah, time for me to eat crow! Per the doctrine, all washers had the nylon hinges starting with the 02 series (late 64/65).

Glad to hear someone got the washer. smile


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