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Post# 987274   3/19/2018 at 14:34 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The Maytag A806 and DE806 were in the basement of an old Victorian house in Red Lion, PA. The house had been closed up for decades and was in rough shape. The guy who bought it recently believes the machines have not been touched in about 20 years. And they certainly look it. Heavy grime, dust and some corrosion are present. Currently giving them a quick wash down before I open them up. So far, no missing/broken parts.

 

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Maytag A-806 and a DE-806 Matched Set!A Maytag A-806 and a DE-806 Matched Set!A Maytag A-806 and a DE-806 Matched Set!





Post# 987275 , Reply# 1   3/19/2018 at 14:36 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Can anyone date them?

 

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Post# 987278 , Reply# 2   3/19/2018 at 14:45 (186 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, Iowa)        
QZ - December 1972

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Post# 987280 , Reply# 3   3/19/2018 at 15:00 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks Ben!

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Wow, they were manufactured on the same month and year.


Post# 987281 , Reply# 4   3/19/2018 at 15:18 (186 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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mine is from April of 1972.....co-inky-dink!.....

we were commenting this weekend about it being a similar match to the one I got...

can't wait to see it up and running.....


Post# 987289 , Reply# 5   3/19/2018 at 16:25 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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You and me BOTH Martin! Can't wait to do the first load in it.


Post# 987293 , Reply# 6   3/19/2018 at 16:35 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It's cleaning up nicely. By no stretch of the imagination are these machines pristine, quite a few chips on the paint, but nothing serious. I noticed the lid is using nylon bearings as hinges, how can I remove the lid? Also, on the A-107 there is a set screw to remove the Power Fin agitator, but I see none on this one. How do I remove the agitator on this one?

 

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Post# 987299 , Reply# 7   3/19/2018 at 16:58 (186 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Ball hinges lid removal, open it and whack the top corner by hand hard enough to get it loose ... careful, the balls will go flying, don't lose them!  Replacement is basically the opposite, and the balls will soften ever-so-slightly for easier "install" by placing them briefly in very hot (or boiling?) water.

Agitator removal without an anchor nut ... there's a rubber "keeper washer" that fits on the drive shaft to help hold it down ... the agitator just pulls up/off.  This is where the "boiling water"/towel trick comes into play.


Post# 987300 , Reply# 8   3/19/2018 at 17:15 (186 days old) by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
how can I remove the lid?

I get a firm footing, securely wrap an arm around the lid, pull diagonally with some muscle power and the lid should pop out. Be careful however, place some towels on the top cover as the lid may release suddenly.

Others may have better methods.

BTW automotive polishing compound and lots of elbow grease is great for removing scuffs and light scratches on these machines, followed by a coat of wax.


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Post# 987302 , Reply# 9   3/19/2018 at 17:37 (186 days old) by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        

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Nice find, Martin! Lighted consoles and everything! Looks like fun.

Post# 987306 , Reply# 10   3/19/2018 at 18:17 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, done. Now how can I open the lid? I know it's hinged on the back.

 

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Post# 987307 , Reply# 11   3/19/2018 at 18:27 (186 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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front panel.....remove two screws.....pull panel forward, tilt up and lift off machine....


two bolts in the front of each corner....remove them.....slide off the hose from the top of the dispenser too...lift and tilt back....

I would say tape the lid down, but you removed that already....just be cautious as that top can come down and hit you on the head....

besides, you had enough things hitting you in the head already....


Post# 987308 , Reply# 12   3/19/2018 at 18:28 (186 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Congratulations, Louie! For the ultimate in Maytag flexibility, nothing beats an 806.

Post# 987311 , Reply# 13   3/19/2018 at 19:10 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It looks relatively good inside, no sign of oil anywhere.

 

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Post# 987312 , Reply# 14   3/19/2018 at 19:11 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Martin. And don't think I didn't catch that.

 

Thanks Eugene!

 

 


Post# 987315 , Reply# 15   3/19/2018 at 19:30 (186 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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The Maytag automatic bleach dispenser.  You'll have care-free automatic bleaching Louie!!  And congratulations!!!


Post# 987318 , Reply# 16   3/19/2018 at 19:45 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Bob! I wonder how can I safely remove the bleach dispenser spout/lid bumper from the top? I'd like to thoroughly clean in and around it. Seems made of some sort of neoprene/plastic?


Post# 987319 , Reply# 17   3/19/2018 at 19:52 (186 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
MT Ball Hinge Lid Removal

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You simply pour a little soapy water over the balls and hold the lid vertical and pull it side ways at the top of the lid, if you try pulling it off with the lid at an angle you may seriously chip the washer top or lid.

 

There is really no reason to remove the lid however, you can do a very good job cleaning it in place.

 

To reinstall the lid you again have the balls slippery with soap, you install one ball while holding the lid in a vertical position, then have the other ball in the recess in the washers top and push the lid against the ball and just take your fist and pop the lid down over the ball.

 

John L.


Post# 987322 , Reply# 18   3/19/2018 at 20:38 (186 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Maytag!

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Lou this set is awesome Best Of Luck with them!

Post# 987324 , Reply# 19   3/19/2018 at 20:53 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Peter!


Post# 987325 , Reply# 20   3/19/2018 at 21:08 (186 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 987332 , Reply# 21   3/19/2018 at 22:13 (186 days old) by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
hold the lid vertical and pull it side ways at the top

That sounds better, must remember that for next time.

Although, I have removed quite a few lids on a slight angle without damage but was super careful not to chip the porcelain.

For reinstalling, I use poly-lube to hold the ball in the recess.


Post# 987336 , Reply# 22   3/19/2018 at 23:00 (186 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Close any doors as those balls will spring out and go everywhere. They are far from the easiest thing to replace. Been there done that and never again. If my top had to come out ever again, lid would be securely taped shut.

Post# 987367 , Reply# 23   3/20/2018 at 06:40 (186 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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those machines are singin' a new tune!....maybe you should name them George and Wheezie!






Post# 987370 , Reply# 24   3/20/2018 at 08:15 (185 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Congrats on the new 806 pair! The washer looks really clean and in good shape, remarkable for it's age. Cheers to many years of dependable washing!

Post# 987394 , Reply# 25   3/20/2018 at 11:46 (185 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Gan. I am keeping my fingers crossed the washer and dryer are in good working order. So far the washer seems to be looking good. I am doing the water test today. Regardless of the outcome, the washer won't be put into service until I replace a few parts. I am giving back the Maytag A107 to Martin, I can't imagine a better new home for it. It's been a wonderful machine, with the exception of a timer issue at the very beginning (easy fix), it has been a dependable, hard working washer.  Martin got me hooked on Maytags, and here he delivers again with a heads up on a 806 matching set ( they were even manufactured on the same date). Thanks again Martin!


Post# 987419 , Reply# 26   3/20/2018 at 14:26 (185 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Surprisingly, the inside of the control panel is a lot more dusty, with cobwebs and all.

 

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Post# 987422 , Reply# 27   3/20/2018 at 14:44 (185 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Is that a piece of one of the felt pads in front of the damper? Even if not might be a good idea to inspect and lube the pads as per these instructions from RedCarpetDrew back in 2011. His instructions are reply #7 in thread.

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Post# 987433 , Reply# 28   3/20/2018 at 16:32 (185 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and to think back, we had to twist your arm for you to take that Maytag.....

one nibble and he's hooked!....we are a bunch of evil encouraging little people aren't we?....

I always say, if your going to have just one as a daily driver, make it TOL....and you scored big with an 806, and a matched set to boot!



anyone interested in a A-107 ?.....if you recall, it was found NIB, as Louie was the only one to put any use into it.....I had to look back, WOW, its been a little over 6 years ago...time flies!....still minimal wear and tear




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Post# 987440 , Reply# 29   3/20/2018 at 18:15 (185 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Loose Worn Damper Pad ?

 

Hi Louie, I can't tell from your pictures if your damper pads are coming loose, but you should lucubrate them if not.

 

To lubricate them I just lay the washer on its back and add a little light oil above the base plate for the front of the damper and below the base plate for the rear of the damper, only takes a minute.

 

John L.


Post# 987448 , Reply# 30   3/20/2018 at 19:00 (185 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What you see is some adhesive residue, not a damper pad. Thanks for the advice John! I have 3N1 blue and red labels and Zoom Spout. I am guessing blue?

 

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Post# 987587 , Reply# 31   3/21/2018 at 21:12 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Uh-Oh...

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Is this the dreaded flinging of the oil...?

 

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Post# 987588 , Reply# 32   3/21/2018 at 21:23 (184 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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was this something new?.....or was it there already?....

this is a pretty common thing when new, to see oil dripping from the corners as all seals seat in place during the first few loads, preparing for the 'long run'....

go back to the manuals of the A-107...there should be mention of this, as the oil will stop, wipe up with a paper towel, and your good to go....

I would clean the side walls, or tape paper towels inside, and run a few loads or spin cycles to see what shows up....


Post# 987590 , Reply# 33   3/21/2018 at 21:40 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It was there already. I haven't run it, not since that dry run at your garage Martin. I'll do as suggested, clean it up and tape paper towels to see if it happens again. Who knows, these may be stains from when the machine first ran over 40 years ago.


Post# 987593 , Reply# 34   3/21/2018 at 21:47 (184 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Ok.....lets try these parts.....

50hz motor pulley.....Y202496


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Post# 987596 , Reply# 35   3/21/2018 at 21:49 (184 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and the drive belt.....211948



they say out of stock....yet will ship in April.....worth asking


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Post# 987597 , Reply# 36   3/21/2018 at 21:51 (184 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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this may help with a parts diagram.....

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Post# 987601 , Reply# 37   3/21/2018 at 22:11 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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How about this from Canada? Says it's a special order, would take an additional 1 to 2 weeks processing.

 

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Post# 987603 , Reply# 38   3/21/2018 at 22:23 (184 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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By George!

that looks like it.....that thing is solid, and heavy!!!


Post# 987604 , Reply# 39   3/21/2018 at 22:44 (184 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Thats the $28 part my repair guy replaced on my motor when I first went to this site for help. And thanks to everyone for helping me get it fixed. Top and bottom of the original pulley were separate and completely separated after nearly 40 years, not one complete unit like the new one and the pix looks like it is one piece. Rata-tat stopped and now smooth mm,mm maytag still works fine.

Post# 987605 , Reply# 40   3/21/2018 at 23:02 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The bleach dispenser container has a thick layer of grey sludge inside it. I have removed most of it, but there is still quite a bit left. I've used ammonia and dish washing liquid, but the remainder still is clinging to the plastic. Should I try something else, something that can completely dissolve this residue? It really grosses me out. Along the same vein, I have decided to remove the inner washtub to give it and the outer tub a thorough cleaning. While the inner tub is out, is there anything I should look for? Perhaps some preventive maintenance?


Post# 987625 , Reply# 41   3/22/2018 at 02:59 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Inside the DE806

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Yuk.

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The front seal is long gone.

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Post# 987629 , Reply# 42   3/22/2018 at 05:02 (184 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 987636 , Reply# 43   3/22/2018 at 07:25 (184 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
DE806 Dryer

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Wow Louie, that dryer is in great shape, differently a low mileage machine.

 

Additional good news is that both the washer and dryer have Emerson motors, you didn't end up with the short lived Westinghouse motors or the NOISY GE motors, Yay

 

It looks like about all the dryer needs is the front safety felt seal to reduce the chance metal items will short out the heater. Did you ever find out what your buildings voltage is for the 208-240 service, if it is the lower 208 volt power now is the time to shorten the heater element so the dryer will operate properly.

 

John L.


Post# 987689 , Reply# 44   3/22/2018 at 14:09 (183 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks for all the good news John! I'll be ordering new belts and the front seal today. The belts on the DE806 are Maytag, so I guess they are original to the machine. I still don't know the what the voltage ultimately will be, have not made the 220V installation. The wires are in a box. An electrician has to sort them out and run a line to the kitchen where the dryer will be.


Post# 987690 , Reply# 45   3/22/2018 at 14:10 (183 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 987715 , Reply# 46   3/22/2018 at 18:17 (183 days old) by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
While the inner tub is out, is there anything I should look

I'd inspect the agitator seal and replace if needed, same goes for the boot seal. But try to save the original style mounting stem. The new revised lip seal versions are not so great.

Frankly, if you go that far may as well remove the outer tub and check the tub bearing.
It should be fine for reuse if a low mile machine, simply pull back the rubber and saturate the wicking with turbine oil.

Also, with the tub off you can pop out the trans and get a good look the damper pads.

Also, laying the machine (or trans) on its side for day or two will allow some trans oil to work in the upper agitator shaft area.



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Post# 987813 , Reply# 47   3/23/2018 at 18:39 (182 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks Douglas!

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Well I ordered the belts for the dryer. But I was wondering about the front drum seal. Anyone know the part number?


Post# 987817 , Reply# 48   3/23/2018 at 19:06 (182 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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would this help?.......


looks like part number 312238


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Post# 987826 , Reply# 49   3/23/2018 at 21:13 (182 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Martin, but that is the door seal. I did find the drum seal part number: 311534. Ordered a Maytag OEM drum seal on ebay.

 




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Post# 987995 , Reply# 50   3/25/2018 at 01:37 (181 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Inside the dryers control panel...

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Post# 988006 , Reply# 51   3/25/2018 at 04:44 (181 days old) by tazz (western massachusetts)        

Inside the dryer looks good compared to what the gas models look like with that standing pilot.

Post# 988068 , Reply# 52   3/25/2018 at 14:35 (180 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Bleach dispenser container

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When I cleaned the gray sludge residue out of the bleach dispenser bottle on the coppertone 806 (from 1972 also) I poured some raw rice into the container, played the beatles TWIST & SHOUT, and I SHOOK IT UP BABY!

That did remove about 90% of the gray sludge residue out of the container for me.

From what I can remember, it took a few times (maybe 3). I did also put some cold water in the bottle with the raw rice. I tried to put just enough water so the rice still had the enough weight to be able to scrub the container.

GOOD LUCK!
I hope this works for you too!
:o)


Post# 988081 , Reply# 53   3/25/2018 at 15:22 (180 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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What a GREAT idea Christina! Thank you!


Post# 988085 , Reply# 54   3/25/2018 at 15:31 (180 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Let's us know

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How that works out for you Ultramatic/Louis.
I'm curious to know if this works for you as good as it did for me.

And to get all the rice out of the container, just keep filling the bottle with water and pouring it out until all the rice is out of the container.
;o)


Post# 988187 , Reply# 55   3/26/2018 at 00:14 (180 days old) by mjg0619 (Scranton, Pennsylvania)        

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Kinda sad to see that gorgeous A106 go but I couldn't possibly think of a better replacement than its TOL counterpart! Congrats on a beautiful "new" set!

Post# 988431 , Reply# 56   3/27/2018 at 03:42 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Me too Matt, the A107 has been a faithful washer for the past 6 years. Reality bites, I just don't have the space. Seems fitting I return it to Martin.


Post# 988462 , Reply# 57   3/27/2018 at 12:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Worked like a charm Christina! Not a trace of that awful grey sludge. Thanks again!

 

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Post# 988465 , Reply# 58   3/27/2018 at 13:10 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Well I ordered the 50hz motor pulley (Y202496). Expected delivery date is April 18. OUCH. 

 

I also ordered the drive belt, 211948. Expected delivery date April 2. Would I need a new pump belt as well?


Post# 988467 , Reply# 59   3/27/2018 at 13:22 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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don't think your going to need a new pump belt, the old should work....

I laid both out, lucky if there was a 1/4" difference....theres enough movement in the pump to compensate...


Post# 988468 , Reply# 60   3/27/2018 at 13:24 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I dont understand such a long wait. The repair guy that put my motor pulley on suggested both new belts and had them all in 48 hours. He said to save the old belts and this way you always have a spare pair.

Post# 988469 , Reply# 61   3/27/2018 at 13:36 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I think it would be best to order a new pump belt (211451) anyway. I'll keep the old one for emergency repair. The ones on the dryer I'll have to toss, they're beginning to shred.

 

The pulley is basically no longer available, perhaps they have to special order it from a particular source. I just hope I get it and they don't string me along wasting my time.


Post# 988471 , Reply# 62   3/27/2018 at 13:44 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
ALRIGHHHH...

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WOOOO HOOOO!!

I'm so happy that the rice tip worked so well for you too!
Your bleach dispenser bottle looks great now! In fact, I think your container cleaned up better than mine did!

So happy for you Ultramatic/Louis
:o)


Post# 988476 , Reply# 63   3/27/2018 at 14:01 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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All my parts he put in my Maytag were FSP. I checked their website and all the Maytag pulleys are Out of Stock. Thought that was strange.

Post# 988579 , Reply# 64   3/28/2018 at 11:17 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I just knew it. Back to square one.

 

 

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Dear Louis,

 

Thank you for ordering 1245651, Pulley, motor (w/set. Unfortunately, the manufacturer of this item has discontinued it. This item is no longer available.

We're so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We have cancelled your order. We will not charge your credit card.

However, if you used a debit card to place this order, please note that your bank may have already allocated the total order amount from your account and may hold this amount in reserve for up to one week. You may not have access to these funds in your account until your bank releases the funds back to your account.

If you paid by cash or check, we will reimburse you, including any applicable tax and shipping charges.

 

Blah, blah, blah, blah...


Post# 988583 , Reply# 65   3/28/2018 at 13:07 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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well....now I wonder if we could find two pulleys of the 50hz size, and just stack/bolt on to the motor shaft....

Post# 988615 , Reply# 66   3/28/2018 at 17:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'd rather wait for the appropriate pulley. I know it will show up eventually.


Post# 988629 , Reply# 67   3/28/2018 at 19:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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John (Combo52), recommended I switch out the old Maytag inlet valve for a Whirlpool one. Any idea what part number this would be?


Post# 988630 , Reply# 68   3/28/2018 at 19:33 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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this should fit and match up to the holes....

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Post# 988653 , Reply# 69   3/29/2018 at 00:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hey thanks Martin!


Post# 988675 , Reply# 70   3/29/2018 at 03:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I've always wondered if there was an equivalent to that blasted Y202496...

 

200816 Amana Maytag Washer Motor Pulley WP6-2008160 AP6009842 PS11743015

I guess this is what on the A806 now.

 

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Post# 988701 , Reply# 71   3/29/2018 at 09:52 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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That sure does look like the right motor pulley but make sure it is a one piece unit as the guy that replaced mine said the 2 piece ones eventually start to come apart and cause the rat a tat sound.

Post# 988705 , Reply# 72   3/29/2018 at 11:16 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Is a picture of the regular 60 Hz pulley, it is a three piece construction pulley, MT used this pulley design since the beginning of the helical drive washer in 1956 except for several years in the 1980s when they cheeped out and went to a four piece pulley and after a while the part that drove the pump belt would start to separate and make noise.

It is unlikely you would find one of these cheap pulleys as the stock was purged back in the 90s.

Hi Louis, glad you got the belts ordered, I am sure that I have an extra 50 cycle pulley for you.

John L.


Post# 988738 , Reply# 73   3/29/2018 at 15:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Hi John! Let me know the particulars on the pulley ASAP. Thanks!


Post# 988751 , Reply# 74   3/29/2018 at 17:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Keeping the DE806 all Maytag.

 

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Post# 988869 , Reply# 75   3/30/2018 at 18:39 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The hoses that come out of the water inlet valve seem awfully soft, I'd like to replace these. I imagine original Maytag hoses are no longer available. What options do I have, automotive, dishwasher or generic hoses from Home Depot?


Post# 988872 , Reply# 76   3/30/2018 at 18:44 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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yeah, you can usually find a replacement type at Lowes....

prefer the clear with the reinforced nylon webbing....


Post# 988889 , Reply# 77   3/30/2018 at 21:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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As always, thanks Martin!


Post# 988906 , Reply# 78   3/31/2018 at 00:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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The infamous, easy to loose carbon brush.

 

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Post# 988907 , Reply# 79   3/31/2018 at 00:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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So far, this SOB will not budge, even with WD40.

 

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Post# 988911 , Reply# 80   3/31/2018 at 02:17 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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I can't believe how relatively lint free it is.

 

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Post# 988912 , Reply# 81   3/31/2018 at 02:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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The rear drum seal seems OK. Should I replace it anyway?


Post# 988913 , Reply# 82   3/31/2018 at 02:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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900


Post# 988921 , Reply# 83   3/31/2018 at 05:52 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

If it isn't broken don't fix it..... That looks brand spanking new in there

Post# 988922 , Reply# 84   3/31/2018 at 05:56 by Tazz (western massachusetts)        

I would never use WD40 on stuck bolts, it's garbage, I swear by Aerokroil, works every time.


Post# 988932 , Reply# 85   3/31/2018 at 07:41 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Wait Louie.....

that hose from the valve to the injector assy is flared at one end on this version of Maytag's.....

try this.....or shop other parts on ebay....some offer the injector as well if your looking to replace that too....



CLICK HERE TO GO TO Yogitunes's LINK on eBay


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Post# 988977 , Reply# 86   3/31/2018 at 15:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Martin thanks! Glad all the hoses are still available!


Post# 988981 , Reply# 87   3/31/2018 at 16:06 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
Glad all the hoses are still available!

Less expensive to just get the injector kit rather than buying parts piece meal.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Maytag-And-Whir...




CLICK HERE TO GO TO good-shepherd's LINK on eBay


Post# 988982 , Reply# 88   3/31/2018 at 16:15 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
You're right!

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Hey thanks Douglas!


Post# 989027 , Reply# 89   3/31/2018 at 22:15 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Looking a bit more decent now.

 

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Post# 989047 , Reply# 90   4/1/2018 at 01:24 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Damn!

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You always seem to shine up any machine you touch!

YOU'VE GOT THE MIDAS TOUCH,
EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH TURNS GOLD!

looking good there ultramatic/Louis!
I can't wait to see these when you're all done with them
;o)


Post# 989159 , Reply# 91   4/2/2018 at 03:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Thanks Christina! Something about old laundry equipment that were pretty much abandoned for decades grosses me out.


Post# 989160 , Reply# 92   4/2/2018 at 03:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'd like to oil the electric motors on the washer and dryer. Any oil holes or particular areas I should look for?


Post# 989177 , Reply# 93   4/2/2018 at 06:36 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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if anything....compressed air will clean out all exposed areas of motors best....


most don't have oil tubes for lubrication.....

if the motor has bolts all the way through, sometimes you can disassemble and lube the bearings....

other times, you can add a few drops of oil at the base of the shaft nearest the bearing....

some motors have an end that can be pried off, and you can add oil to the wick material...


I even add some lubrication to timers and option switch gears....if you can get one of those needle point oil pens, it can add the tiniest drop exactly where you want it....usually the sewing machine department will have these...


Post# 989278 , Reply# 94   4/3/2018 at 09:40 by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        
OUTSTANDING FIND LOUIE....

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I love those machines. My folks had
them when I was young.

I, like many others, too have the
806 Set on my WISH list. Please
feel free to contact me, Martin,
if you find another set / lol.

Good luck, Louie! Enjoy.

Louis


Post# 989298 , Reply# 95   4/3/2018 at 11:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Thanks Louis!

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By the way, I saw that stunning 1950's Vornado air conditioner Martin has stored for you. My jaw just dropped! I definitely want to have a vintage AC in my future!


Post# 989299 , Reply# 96   4/3/2018 at 11:46 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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I'll add some oil to the shafts Martin. As you know, lubricated shafts work best.


Post# 989366 , Reply# 97   4/3/2018 at 22:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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I've gotten this far, I might as well replace the rear seal.

 

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Post# 989369 , Reply# 98   4/3/2018 at 23:19 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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There is rust, but still, it cleaned up rather decently. I added locking casters so I can sweep and mop underneath.

 

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Is this spring for the slide (3-11265) snapped or is it supposed to be this way?

 

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Post# 989376 , Reply# 99   4/4/2018 at 00:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Motor cleaned with compressed air and vacuumed. Shaft oiled.

 

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Post# 989379 , Reply# 100   4/4/2018 at 00:37 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Drum support/bearing. Cleaned, new bulb installed and bearing well oiled with Zoom Spout. No luck so far in locating the rear felt seal (3-839).

 

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Post# 989413 , Reply# 101   4/4/2018 at 10:06 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Looks great so far Louis, I would not try to replace that rear drum seal.

The idler tensioner spring is OK the loose end goes on the shaft the pulley rides on, the loose part allows for better alignment of the spring.

The Emerson motor you have should have holes drilled in it by you to add oil to it.


Post# 989417 , Reply# 102   4/4/2018 at 10:48 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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As always, thanks for all the advice John. Greatly appreciate it!


Post# 989480 , Reply# 103   4/4/2018 at 20:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Updated thread title...

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1972 Maytag A806 and a DE806 Rescued. Part Two

www.automaticwasher.org/cgi-bin/T...

 


Post# 992565 , Reply# 104   4/30/2018 at 00:29 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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The next posts are the lost images from this thread.


Post# 992566 , Reply# 105   4/30/2018 at 00:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Can anyone date them?

 

 


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Post# 992567 , Reply# 106   4/30/2018 at 00:33 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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It's cleaning up nicely. By no stretch of the imagination are these machines pristine, quite a few chips on the paint, but nothing serious. I noticed the lid is using nylon bearings as hinges, how can I remove the lid? Also, on the A-107 there is a set screw to remove the Power Fin agitator, but I see none on this one. How do I remove the agitator on this one?


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Post# 992568 , Reply# 107   4/30/2018 at 00:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, done. Now how can I open the lid? I know it's hinged on the back.


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Post# 992569 , Reply# 108   4/30/2018 at 00:46 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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It looks relatively good inside, no sign of oil anywhere.


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Post# 992570 , Reply# 109   4/30/2018 at 00:53 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 992572 , Reply# 110   4/30/2018 at 00:55 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Surprisingly, the inside of the control panel is a lot more dusty, with cobwebs and all.


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Post# 992573 , Reply# 111   4/30/2018 at 00:57 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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What you see is some adhesive residue, not a damper pad. Thanks for the advice John! I have 3N1 blue and red labels and Zoom Spout. I am guessing blue?


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Post# 992575 , Reply# 112   4/30/2018 at 00:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Is this the dreaded flinging of the oil...?

 

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Post# 992577 , Reply# 113   4/30/2018 at 01:05 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#41 DE806

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Yuk. Front seal is long gone.


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Post# 992578 , Reply# 114   4/30/2018 at 01:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 992579 , Reply# 115   4/30/2018 at 01:11 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Inside the dryers control panel...

 

 

 

 


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Post# 992580 , Reply# 116   4/30/2018 at 01:12 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Worked like a charm Christina! Not a trace of that awful grey sludge. Thanks again!


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Post# 992581 , Reply# 117   4/30/2018 at 01:14 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Keeping the DE806 all Maytag.

 

 


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Post# 992582 , Reply# 118   4/30/2018 at 01:16 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#78 DE806

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The infamous, easy to loose carbon brush.


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Post# 992583 , Reply# 119   4/30/2018 at 01:18 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#79 DE806

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So far, this SOB will not budge, even with WD40.


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Post# 992584 , Reply# 120   4/30/2018 at 01:20 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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I can't believe how relatively lint free it is.


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Post# 992585 , Reply# 121   4/30/2018 at 01:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Looking a bit more decent now.


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Post# 992586 , Reply# 122   4/30/2018 at 01:28 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#97 DE806

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I've gotten this far, I might as well replace the rear seal.

 


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Post# 992587 , Reply# 123   4/30/2018 at 01:31 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#98 DE806

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There is rust, but still, it cleaned up rather decently. I added locking casters so I can sweep and mop underneath.

 

Is this spring for the slide (3-11265) snapped or is it supposed to be this way?


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Post# 992588 , Reply# 124   4/30/2018 at 01:34 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#99 DE806

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Motor cleaned with compressed air and vacuumed. Shaft oiled.


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Post# 992589 , Reply# 125   4/30/2018 at 01:36 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Reply#100 DE806

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Drum support/bearing. Cleaned, new bulb installed and bearing well oiled with Zoom Spout. No luck so far in locating the rear felt seal (3-839).


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