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Post# 978803   1/18/2018 at 06:20 (271 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

A question about the suds saver on the AMP Maytags. Did these always drain the wash water through the suds hose like the early WP-made machines? Did the save or drain selector come with the introduction of the first helical drive machines and was the selector on all models or just the upper end models? My Aunt had a close to the BOL Highlander and I can't be sure, but I think there were two red toggle switches on the control panel, hot/warm and (possibly) drain/save. It did not matter to her because she had set tubs so all she had to do was pull the plug and the wash water drained away.


The most fun I ever had on a Thanksgiving was in 1958 when we went to Milwaukee and I was at my aunt's. She fixed an gigantic meal and then we spent a good part of the afternoon doing the weekly laundry in the Highlander pair. Nothing was dried for more than the time it took the washer to wash a load. What came out of the dryer damp was then hung on lines to finish drying, except the final load. The Highlanders replaced the Maytag Master she bought from my parents when they moved from the apartment in Chicago and bought the Kenmore automatic so she was used to assembly line washing and usually had her daughter helping. She kept the Master and used it occasionally "when she had time" until the pump tightened up and the rubber drive wheel started to get hot and smell.  She worked full time, had a Thermador range that only cooled down after it was unplugged due to the oven bottom rusting out because of the concealed bake element and was always doing for others.  She had so much energy and got a double dose of  good nature, maybe to make up for my mother being severely shortchanged in that. She did not survive her second heart valve replacement and I think that must have been the first real rest she got in her life.


I did a snort/laugh about the "gentle" wash action that produced so little lint.  Those teeny-tiny holes, as Roseanne Roseannadanna would say, did not allow much lint to escape.

This post was last edited 01/18/2018 at 15:27

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