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Post# 1076220   6/7/2020 at 17:04 (1,024 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Purchased from Original Owner. Not my first Color choice, but So Immaculately clean and well taken care of. I've been wanting a Matched set of 806's and finally caught one after missing out on quite a few. Best of all, less than an Hour away!!! Yay. NO Shipping cost.

I have a Set of White '61 Maytags and a Turquoise set of '62s. Both sets are not working, but until they are done, at least I still have a Cool Daily Driver Set. I'm Excited 👍 I know we all have seen 806s before, but finally having my own, def feels different and good 😁. Thanks for reading.

Best Washes,


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Post# 1076221 , Reply# 1   6/7/2020 at 17:07 (1,024 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice machines!

Post# 1076223 , Reply# 2   6/7/2020 at 17:08 (1,024 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

If you get tired of them, I'll be right over with a truck!

Post# 1076234 , Reply# 3   6/7/2020 at 17:53 (1,023 days old) by Laundryboy (Orlando Florida & Moravia NY. )        

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They are beautiful. What a great find. Happy washing.

Post# 1076248 , Reply# 4   6/7/2020 at 19:29 (1,023 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations Louis.  I hope you now find the long wait worthwhile.  

Post# 1076250 , Reply# 5   6/7/2020 at 19:45 (1,023 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        

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Louis this is a awsome set Best Of Luck with them!

Post# 1076252 , Reply# 6   6/7/2020 at 19:46 (1,023 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Enjoy them :-)

Post# 1076253 , Reply# 7   6/7/2020 at 19:49 (1,023 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Congratulations Louis!


You will not be disappointed!

Post# 1076254 , Reply# 8   6/7/2020 at 20:02 (1,023 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I remember the thrill of getting my 806s. I was coming down an escalator at Northlake Mall outside of Atlanta in the summer of 1975 and looked into the liquidation store for Davisons (Macys) and saw the DE806 still on the shipping pallet. I bought it and they delivered it to my apartment. At the time I had an avacado WIN(67) for my washer. I used the dryer for about 6 months before everything was put into storage not to be unpacked until 1978 at a condo in Annandale, VA. In 1979, I gave the WIN67 to a lady who had adopted a child and had no washer and got one of the last center dial A806 machines in the area, but it had the gold border at the bottom of the control panel. Several years later I found an A806 with the blue border to match the dryer and John helped restore it. We took the gold border machine to my mother.

Post# 1076256 , Reply# 9   6/7/2020 at 20:16 (1,023 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Congrats! Use them in good health.

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Were these by any happen chance set listed in Shopper Forum?

Post# 1076257 , Reply# 10   6/7/2020 at 20:20 (1,023 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Congrats on the great find! I think the gold will grow on you, Maytag always did color well.

Post# 1076258 , Reply# 11   6/7/2020 at 20:29 (1,023 days old) by D-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        
Very nice find

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And I’m pretty sure that the longer you have these machines the more that color will grow on you until you realize one day that you wouldn’t trade them for another even if you could. So congratulations Louis, and enjoy the many years of service these machines will give you in spite of their age.

Post# 1076259 , Reply# 12   6/7/2020 at 20:35 (1,023 days old) by Hippiedoll ( arizona )        

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What a beautiful set of shaded harvest gold Maytag 806's!
I know the feeling of wanting & finally getting a set! The words that come mind, exciting, thrilling, satisfied, just plain JOY!

I hope they bring you many years of joy using them.


Post# 1076260 , Reply# 13   6/7/2020 at 20:36 (1,023 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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An awesome Maytag pair in any color. Congratulations and glad they’re in such great shape. Have always thought the 806 offered the best overall flexibility of any Maytag in cycles, temps and speeds.

Post# 1076266 , Reply# 14   6/7/2020 at 21:23 (1,023 days old) by Robbinsandmyers (Conn)        

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Those are identical to the ones I bought about 30 mins away from me last year. Owned since new (1974) by a little old lady who hardly used them. Paid $100.00 and was told after we loaded them that if I didn’t take them they were scrap the next day. They are pristine. lol

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Post# 1076267 , Reply# 15   6/7/2020 at 21:34 (1,023 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Post# 1076270 , Reply# 16   6/7/2020 at 21:51 (1,023 days old) by mistereric (New Jersey (Taylor Ham))        

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Post# 1076272 , Reply# 17   6/7/2020 at 22:02 (1,023 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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beautiful set.....that blue trim is so off setting against that harvest gold...

I would have to change it to match...but thats me....

Post# 1076278 , Reply# 18   6/7/2020 at 22:46 (1,023 days old) by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

Wasn't there a tan/aqua/gold fad in the early 70's? I seem to remember one of the neighbors had a dinner set with that color theme. I didn't like it then as a kid. But that might be why this color combination was made.

Just idle thoughts.....

Post# 1076285 , Reply# 19   6/8/2020 at 01:10 (1,023 days old) by 70series ( Connecticut.)        

They are handsome dudes. Enjoy them.

Post# 1076287 , Reply# 20   6/8/2020 at 01:38 (1,023 days old) by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        

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I know the excitement. Good for you !

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Post# 1076292 , Reply# 21   6/8/2020 at 02:00 (1,023 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I like my A712 just fine, but if a nice A806 came along, I'd be all over it.

Post# 1076310 , Reply# 22   6/8/2020 at 08:47 (1,023 days old) by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

A beautiful set. What else could one need to do laundry? If you have an 800 series you can do anything!

Post# 1076358 , Reply# 23   6/8/2020 at 14:54 (1,023 days old) by christfr (st louis mo)        

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oh so very nice .. love those tags

Post# 1076359 , Reply# 24   6/8/2020 at 14:59 (1,023 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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I have the same set in the same color!  You will love them and yes, the color will grow on you!



Post# 1076363 , Reply# 25   6/8/2020 at 15:10 (1,023 days old) by sprog (Boston)        
Nicely Done!

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Have fun with them! What's next?

Post# 1076376 , Reply# 26   6/8/2020 at 15:59 (1,023 days old) by Searsbest (Attleboro, Ma)        

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Louis, those are beautiful! Congratulations!!

Post# 1076380 , Reply# 27   6/8/2020 at 16:26 (1,023 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Stunners, for sure! Congratulations!


Post# 1076398 , Reply# 28   6/8/2020 at 18:02 (1,022 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Nice finds, Louie!  Congratulations!  I love the look of this set in Harvest Gold!

Post# 1076399 , Reply# 29   6/8/2020 at 18:05 (1,022 days old) by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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What a great find and in beautiful condition.

Harry and Ralph

Post# 1076425 , Reply# 30   6/8/2020 at 22:00 (1,022 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Beautiful set, from they heyday of a great company.


Post# 1076428 , Reply# 31   6/8/2020 at 23:20 (1,022 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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for the Kind words and validation. I really appreciate it. Congrats on your set too, RobbinsandMeyer. Laundress, I did not know someone posted the CL ad on here. I found them combing CL directly as I do when on the hunt for an acquisition. Sprog, Next? In the immediate future, I need to find a home for a Speed Queen Harv Gold Elec Dryer, and a Maytag A710 Washer, and will list them in the Shopper's forum.

Down the road, I need to get my 700 and 702 sets up and running.

Yes Jim. Harvest gold was incorporated into a lot of decor items. One of the predominant dish sets was Corelle w/Harvest gold stylized border.

I agree Martin. The gold dash trim would look better, but I'm just going to leave original for now. In my life,if I modify anything or fix something that's "not broke" I get punished for it / LOL.

Thanks again Everyone 👍😎

Post# 1076429 , Reply# 32   6/8/2020 at 23:23 (1,022 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Am that glad someone rescued that set regardless

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Wondered why they sat sitting so long without a nibble after one listed.

Am that glad to see they went to a good home, you're just what they needed.

Congrats again and good luck.

Post# 1076445 , Reply# 33   6/9/2020 at 03:43 (1,022 days old) by newvista58 (Northern NJ)        

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Post# 1077995 , Reply# 34   6/20/2020 at 17:01 (1,011 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        

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Gorgeous machines!

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