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POD 6-6-2020 Maytag Ad "One Tub for the Clothes One Tub for the Dirt"
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Post# 1075995   6/6/2020 at 09:28 (1,447 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

"Heavy dirt, sand and sediment is flushed down and away--dirty water is forced up over and away."

I do not understand where or how the heavy stuff goes down and away since Maytag did not have a sediment ejector in the dead zone under the perforated tub. CR showed pictures of a veritable sand bar in the bottom of the tub for dirt after washing sandy loads. I also do not understand how simple centrifugal motion minus some sort of soil separator could, at the same time, throw water up and heavier than water soil down.

Post# 1075998 , Reply# 1   6/6/2020 at 09:55 (1,447 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Post# 1076049 , Reply# 2   6/6/2020 at 13:33 (1,446 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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Marketing department.† :-)

Post# 1076089 , Reply# 3   6/6/2020 at 19:28 (1,446 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Iíve always liked the artistís use of light in this adóespecially the warmth it gives the womanís face. As for the washer, Iíve never liked the water level control in the lid. Donít know why; it was a unique way to handle the issue, but I find it repellent for some reason. Nice of them to provide the second tub to hold dirt and sand to be deposited on subsequent loads.

OK, enough snark from me concerning these early ĎTags.

Post# 1076124 , Reply# 4   6/7/2020 at 00:36 (1,446 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
water level control in the lid

Eugene, After that feature was introduced, Maytag sold retrofit kits for earlier AMP models to give them water level adjustability.

Post# 1076170 , Reply# 5   6/7/2020 at 09:15 (1,446 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

I don't think most people would purposely pour buckets full of sand into their washer anyway. What they didn't say was how long it might take to wash the sand out. Maybe after a dozen loads or so it eventually gets thrown over the side. In any event, I'm sure that any sand that remained was very clean sand.

People can poke fun all they want to about these old Maytag's, however, millions and millions of people bought them and were very satisfied with them. Back when they were new, American households were still full of children and American's still had large families. People had blue collar jobs on farms or in factories and got their clothing REALLY dirty. Not the office-dust they get on them now.
Oh, and REAL diapers. ACH!
I love to garden and work in the yard. My Maytag of this vintage gets everything I put in it very clean.

Most importantly, when these old machines got to be high-mileage-----people went out and replaced them with------new Maytags.

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