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Post# 1031243   4/29/2019 at 17:06 by viper771 (Ohio)        

Kind of new to the washer gig. Been looking for a gas powered Maytag wringer washer to restore that isn't super expensive..but came across this online close to me. Any idea what model it is , age, or what a decent price would be? It would be neat to get going again. Looks like a drain hose and some wiring fixing is needed from the picts. Any info would be awesome!!

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Post# 1031270 , Reply# 1   4/29/2019 at 19:27 by Maytagman28 (Easton)        

That is a really nice original model 80 washer that was produced most likely from 1925 to 1927. If your a purest and would like to continue on with a mostly original matched engine and washer, this in not your machine. The Model 80 washer in gas form would be a model 82, which had a Maytag 82 engine with a built in kick pedal to the washer to start it. These are incredibly hard to find and highly sought after. If you are just wanting to slap a Maytag engine onto a washer, this also may be a bit of a challenge. This washer has a flat belt and most 92 engines have a V-Belt pulley.

My observations are as followed:
The washer is worth between 50-100 dollars as it sits
A 92 engine will cost you about 150-200 for a complete engine that works.
The parts to adapt the two will cost about 50$ bucks if your able to find them.

Your best bet is to find a Model 90, Model 30, or 32 washer which can be seen on the Maytag collectors club website for reference.

As always, if you need a Maytag wringer washer part pre 1940 i have you covered.

Thanks and good luck!

Post# 1031273 , Reply# 2   4/29/2019 at 19:48 by viper771 (Ohio)        

I am kind of a purist lol so I wouldn't try to convert it. I was able to buy the washer for 20 bucks and could not pass that up. Once I get it home I'll see what parts I'll need.

Hopefully I can find a gas one sometime. I just wanted one to use in my shop to wash my car working clothes. I really appreciate the info! I'm sure I'll need a few parts :)

Post# 1031274 , Reply# 3   4/29/2019 at 19:58 by Maytagman28 (Easton)        

20 bucks is a great deal! I'd buy that every day! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We are here to help!

Post# 1031277 , Reply# 4   4/29/2019 at 20:52 by viper771 (Ohio)        
Thank you

I appreciate it! I've been messing with old fridges for a bit now and I'm getting into more old appliances. I'll have to start asking about old 1960s dishwashers soon :) I'll get better pictures once I get it home!!

Post# 1031378 , Reply# 5   4/30/2019 at 17:18 by viper771 (Ohio)        
Ugh nevermind :(

After striking up a deal and a time to pick up today..seller sends me a message early in the morning and says there is a lot of interest in the machine and whoever gets her first gets it. That is bad business, esp since this was at an antique shop 50 mins from me. I didn't want to start on a trip just to find out she sold it to someone else... which did end up happening, even though we had a deal. Grrrrrr.... But thanks for the help all. I'll just have to keep my eyes open again :(

Post# 1031380 , Reply# 6   4/30/2019 at 17:21 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I HATE when that happens....

Post# 1031383 , Reply# 7   4/30/2019 at 17:39 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Happens to the best of us

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Lost out on an AEG washer under pretty much same circumstances.

At least you didn't make the trip for nothing, thus aren't out of pocket for time and expense.

Post# 1031398 , Reply# 8   4/30/2019 at 18:32 by viper771 (Ohio)        
I'll keep looking

I really wanted a gas powered one but would have been nice to mess with an early one like that. Ugh...people :( I'll just keep looking around I guess lol

Post# 1031401 , Reply# 9   4/30/2019 at 18:51 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Since you are new to the game leave us explain a few things

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In many cases sellers put up ads on CL, fleaPay or elsewhere not realizing what they've got. To them it is just an old appliance they want moved on.... Then the offers start coming in and tune changes.

That formerly clapped out rusted piece of tat is now worth $$$ and all bets are thus off. Even when a previously (often low) price was agreed upon, that can and often does go out the window. Instead you get sellers pretty much giving same response you yourself received above.

The more despicable variation of this comes from those who do not want item for themselves, but feel duty bound to contact seller and inform they have priced the thing far too low.

All this is part of reason you see many vintage appliances listed for astronomical sums.

Every now and then you'll come across a seller who will disregard all that nonsense and stick to agreed price. Even offer to hold onto item until it can be collected.

Standard advice (and learned from experience) is when it comes to rare or whatever items to get there ASAP.

Post# 1031426 , Reply# 10   4/30/2019 at 22:12 by viper771 (Ohio)        
Yep exactly

Yep I know how it goes. I used to manage an antique store. I've been into antiques, old cars and such for a long long time. I actually have about 12 old fridges, soda machines, freezers, 4 old stoves, 3 dishwashers , and 1 wringer washer.

What would of happened if I beat the other guy into picking it up (which I could have). Or if I got there and it couldn't fit in my car but I paid for it fully .. wonder what that lady would have told the other guy lol... I have a feeling she still would have sold it and just refunded my money...just so she could get rid of it. This was an ad on Facebook but it was located at her antique bad business is still bad business. :(

Post# 1031427 , Reply# 11   4/30/2019 at 22:13 by viper771 (Ohio)        

And her original price was just 30 bucks

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