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Post# 988053   3/25/2018 at 13:42 by laundryday (United States)        

So I'm not actually sure if this washer is less than or older than 20 years, it belongs to the apartments I live at so I gave a rough guess. My landlord doesn't know either. Usually this is the only washer open when I try to do laundry because no one knows what the dials say. I tried figuring out what washer it is but the logo has faded and there's just too many without knowing how old it is. You guys seem like you would be the experts. I linked a picture of it, you can still see some of the dial text so I think if I find a picture of one that's not faded I can figure it out.

Thanks ahead of time!


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Post# 988058 , Reply# 1   3/25/2018 at 13:55 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Wow!  That sturdy Maytag has seen some serious use!  I'd say it's at least 35 years old, although the clear dial knob is a later style.  It was the most basic machine in Maytag's model line, and I will say with confidence that no machine from any other manufacturer would still be working given the same circumstances.


Maytag experts here will be probably be able to post a close-up of the timer dial that you'll be able to match up.  Maybe some nail polish or other permanent markings can at least be applied to indicate the starting points for the two wash options that are available on this model.


I would also wager that the lint filter is so crusty and cruddy that it has been rendered ineffective.

Post# 988071 , Reply# 2   3/25/2018 at 14:41 by laundryday (United States)        

Oh wow that's older than I was expecting. I guess I keep forgetting it's almost 2020 already.
Thanks so much, I was able to find a picture of the dial plate on a parts website! I just started looking at old maytags from that time range until I found a model woth a dial that matches. This is the one for the a106 I think. Too bad they don't have any for sale, my handwriting is horrid but it's legible at least! (Sadly now it won't be the only one open, hehe, oh well)

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Post# 988076 , Reply# 3   3/25/2018 at 15:02 by tinkr (Phoenix Arizona)        
pic of timer dial

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I think this is the same model machine I believe its a model 107. Google maytag 107 and look on images

Got this photo from a post by.
Post# 154200 , Reply# 1 9/13/2006 at 18:36 (4,210 days old) by pturo ()

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Post# 988077 , Reply# 4   3/25/2018 at 15:03 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Your machine is not a "Suds"-saver model so disregard that marking on the dial.

Post# 988078 , Reply# 5   3/25/2018 at 15:04 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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A106 is likely the correct model, however the Repair Clinic dial is for a suds-saver model.  I doubt highly that your model is a suds-saver, but you could just print out a copy of the RC dial and post it by the machine, or better yet -- keep it to yourself. 


The spray rinse, deep rinse, and damp dry (spin) portions of the cycle are still visible on the dial, although their designations are gone, and as you can see, the starting point of the 10 minute wash cycle is about 180 degrees from the "OFF" indication at the end of the spin cycle, so if you don't want others to use this machine, just commit that to memory and leave things as they are.  You could sort of wing it by process of elimination if you ever wanted to use the permanent press cycle.


I don't think the dial with a "delicate" cycle applies to your machine.   I'm pretty sure a machine with a "delicate" cycle has two speeds, with buttons to select gentle or normal action.  Yours is a single speed machine -- the "Automatic" on the control panel is a dead giveaway.  That is where the normal/gentle buttons would be located on a two-speed machine.

Post# 988088 , Reply# 6   3/25/2018 at 15:51 by tinkr (Phoenix Arizona)        
On ebay

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Post# 988105 , Reply# 7   3/25/2018 at 17:28 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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That ebay kit looks like the one.


A Maytag expert here stated some time back that odd third digits signified interim models that had some sort of feature change or upgrade.  Whether the dial and timer were different as a result, I don't know.  So, the 106 became the 107 until the models ending in "08" were introduced.


Again, if the ideal situation is to have this machine all to yourself, leave it as is and make a couple of discreet markings on it so only you know where to set it for normal or permanent press cycles.

Post# 988154 , Reply# 8   3/25/2018 at 20:25 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

Also check the lint filter as another post suggested, it is in the center of the agitator, just grab the top 2" or so and pull. It may be really stuck if it hasn't been out in a while! They can get pretty nasty if lint builds up for long.

Post# 988158 , Reply# 9   3/25/2018 at 20:55 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Yep. Looks like a 107 Here's a spec sheet I found in the archives.

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Post# 988200 , Reply# 10   3/26/2018 at 01:51 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Looks like my mother's original 1966 machine control, warm cold and small, medium, large with "automatic" printed in the other slot.

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