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I Must Have Enemies! Never Ending Saga Of Maytag Wringer Agitator
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Post# 938384   5/13/2017 at 21:30 (2,594 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Here's me; just trying to get a functional agitator with lint filter for my Maytag conventional washer.

About our first attempt less said the better. The seller sent the missing spline (NIB), but without an arbor press have no real way of installing. Am *NOT* going to purchase one just for that one off job, so that's me for you.

As luck would have it finally ran another to ground; contacted seller, payment sent, item shipped... Upon arrival one's heart sank; the thing was busted at base into several pieces. The thing was packed into box sideways with little cushioning surrounding base, and well you know what Bakelite is; so that was that.

Well you know me; am not one to brood on my wrongs. No, when life hands one lemons, why not make lemonade? That or G&T!

Did a bit of research and found broken Bakelite can often be repaired using two part epoxy. As one still had quite a bit of the stuff used to patch up the GE Mobile Maid, figured why not. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. So put down the G&T (actually did have a bunch of lemons in fridge that wanted using), and go to work.

So here I am with this:

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Post# 938404 , Reply# 1   5/14/2017 at 02:33 (2,594 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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If the stuff you used is anything like JB Weld, it should hold up.


Are test run results pending?

Post# 938445 , Reply# 2   5/14/2017 at 07:44 (2,594 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Will be out most of today

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But am going to let the epoxy cure for several days anyway.

If can clear way may give the Maytag a run later this week or over next weekend. Need to do some "spring cleaning" any how; blankets, bed covers, and curtains. Things that don't play well in either of the front loaders.

Yes, the epoxy is like JB Weld, but made for underwater applications. Did the GE Mobile Maid a few years on now and still not a leak/holding up well.

Post# 938471 , Reply# 3   5/14/2017 at 10:52 (2,594 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Good luck!

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Hope it works!

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