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Post# 1122593   7/7/2021 at 10:00 (621 days old) by Kermit (Rochester hills, Michigan )        

Looks to be mid to late 60s or 70s considering the metal lint filter. Also this looks like a programmed washer too, awesome! $75 in silverdale WA, donít see these everyday


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Post# 1122597 , Reply# 1   7/7/2021 at 10:40 (621 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Hereís a nice Maytag set that folks are always looking for.

Post# 1122603 , Reply# 2   7/7/2021 at 11:52 (621 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Agreed that this is a highly desirable set.  No way to see if the dryer is electric or gas, but regardless, someone is sure to snap these up quickly, particularly at that price.


I'm not aware of any programming option on the 806 series, unless the reference was in regard to the full range of options afforded by the selector buttons.

Post# 1122615 , Reply# 3   7/7/2021 at 13:43 (621 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Dec 1968 - Nov 1971

Post# 1122616 , Reply# 4   7/7/2021 at 13:48 (621 days old) by HobartHero (New York)        
Oh boy!

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If I could arrange pickup and delivery to me Iíd have already bought them but no road trips that far for me in the near future.

Post# 1122617 , Reply# 5   7/7/2021 at 13:51 (621 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Looks like

its a Suds Saver! I bought the same machine for my mom for Mother's Day 1973. Cost me $339.00 plus tax.
Edit: itís not. I mis-read.

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Post# 1122619 , Reply# 6   7/7/2021 at 14:19 (621 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Steve, I don't think it's a Suds Saver. The left bank just has agitate and spin speeds both slow and regular.

Post# 1122621 , Reply# 7   7/7/2021 at 14:41 (621 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I believe appnut is correct since I only see the wash and spin speed operations, temperature selections and 4 water levels. If it was a suds saver there would be another 2 buttons in the temperature selection area I believe.

Post# 1122639 , Reply# 8   7/7/2021 at 17:44 (621 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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a Suds Saver would have banks of buttons....

6--speeds and suds


4--load sizes

Post# 1122640 , Reply# 9   7/7/2021 at 18:15 (621 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        
A different machine for a different era.

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I'll never forget the first time I saw one of these in person at Macy's Herald Square Appliance department in "The Cellar". It was 1969 and Macy's was selling GE, Westinghouse, Norge, Maytag and Roper. Gimbel's, one block away was selling Maytag dishwashers plus the other brands, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Crown. I wondered if the two stores had some sort of an agreement.


The Maytags at Macy's were corralled in a square formation at one end of the space; the 806's were on the cap (they never had 906's on the floor--big disappointment). That white 806 was like experiencing a Bentley; compared to most of the other appliances in the department (which was huge) the 'Tags were products of could tell that the materials and the design were a clear cut above all the rest.

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