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Tarting Up The Maytag Wringer Washer
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Post# 1098771   11/30/2020 at 00:52 (1,298 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Some time ago now ordered an agitator for my Maytag wringer washer with lint filter that arrived shattered to bits. See:

Managed to put the thing back together using marine epoxy had lying about after repairing GE Mobile Maid dishwasher. Lo and behold the repair took and thing aside from looking patched up otherwise works fine.

This morning here's me getting a bit of washing done using the Maytag when remembered had news. Seller at time of incident did promise to make things right, and a few months ago they finally did. So here I am with this!

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Post# 1098772 , Reply# 1   11/30/2020 at 01:05 (1,298 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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So now am pretty well stocked with Maytag wringer washer agitators with lint filters; this latest addition makes three!

Aside from being patched up the damaged agitator works fine. OTOH that one purchased by supposed Maytag repairman is neither use nor ornament. Not only did it arrive without a spline (which seller sent along NOS for free to make up for things), but won't suit my washer anyway. Saving grace is it has the lint filter.

Now with the very latest arrival of yet another agitator with lint filter, clearly one of them should go. All this with yet having also the original black Bakelite agitator that came with washer, and purchased a turquoise modern (with air cup) as well.

Tend to use the turquoise agitator most as it was designed to keep water from getting at seals and down into power housing. Anything one can do to delay eventual tear down and overhaul of transmission (oil, seals, etc..) the better IMHO. So only use lint filter/detergent dispenser agitator now and then, of course with two to chose from may have to change that a bit.

Post# 1098781 , Reply# 2   11/30/2020 at 07:21 (1,298 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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That agitator comes from my favorite era of Maytag automatics, in no small due to the agitator cap/filter.
But Launderess, dear, how will you get by without an in-agitator fabric softener dispenser? 😂

Post# 1099215 , Reply# 3   12/3/2020 at 23:20 (1,294 days old) by mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

I wish SQ offered a lint filter in their agitators. They need one.


Post# 1137555 , Reply# 4   12/27/2021 at 14:08 (906 days old) by veedabowlu (Miami)        

I have this exact? same agitator in pieces after removing it from my Maytag wringer... the part number on mine is 15849. Which models do this agitator come from? I might try the epoxy trick too, but looking for another one just in case.

Post# 1137567 , Reply# 5   12/27/2021 at 16:10 (906 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Try those floating

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Lint filters they actually work quite well.


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