Thread Number: 91463  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
My 36 year old Maytag A712 has finally died
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Post# 1159816   9/18/2022 at 11:08 (636 days old) by Maytag-Model-92 (arlington.MA)        

My 36 year old Maytag A712 has finally died... It no longer agitates, and I think the shaft has seized and I don't have the energy to rebuild the Pittman transmission.. so its going to the curb for trash pickup....Other than the transmission (I think), almost everything else has been replaced, the motor, the pump, the timer, the belts.. the water valve..

there is very little rust on it.... so its free to anyone who wants to haul it away.

its located in Arlington, MA....

Its possible to harvest parts from it as well but not sure if shipping makes it economical feasible.(especially the heavy or bulky items like the motor or the tub/chassis.. LMK if there is any interest...

Sigh... it lasted more than I would have every expected...not sure the new Maytag washers are built to the same standards..

Post# 1159822 , Reply# 1   9/18/2022 at 12:31 (636 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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At least pull the console with all of the wiring intact. You can make some decent cash on it.

Post# 1159877 , Reply# 2   9/18/2022 at 21:39 (636 days old) by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        
Agitator alone

Could fetch $40-50 on ebay.

Don't be in such a hurry to scrap it.

Post# 1159900 , Reply# 3   9/19/2022 at 08:09 (636 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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A good damper dome is worth at least $50.

Post# 1159910 , Reply# 4   9/19/2022 at 10:29 (635 days old) by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        
My ignorance could be showing here but...

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Couldn't this washer be saved by swapping transmissions, rather than rebuilding the original one? Would have to be an orbital trans probably as the Pitmans are really hard to find now, but I think both types can go in a Newton machine. Someone like qsd-dan would know much more about this than I do.

Post# 1159916 , Reply# 5   9/19/2022 at 12:49 (635 days old) by Maytag-Model-92 (arlington.MA)        

Thanks for all the suggestions, but I'm just trying to give this washer/parts a good home to those that may need it as I know that parts are hard to come by and usually the only way to get them is to harvest them from another unit.

I wasn't thinking of making any money on it....

Post# 1159925 , Reply# 6   9/19/2022 at 14:40 (635 days old) by Good-Shepherd (New Jersey)        
just trying to give this washer/parts a good home

Throw it on Craigslist for $50 or so. Someone in your area may be interested.

Don't list it for free or put it to the curb, scrappers will grab it for sure and it will end up as recycled beer cans.

Post# 1160016 , Reply# 7   9/20/2022 at 18:38 (634 days old) by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        

I live in Winchester and would like to have your washer.I will rebuild it

Post# 1160051 , Reply# 8   9/21/2022 at 06:40 (634 days old) by Maytag-Model-92 (arlington.MA)        
Yeh!! Come on down

Mark, you got it...LMK when its mutually convenient for both of us to have it picked up... Unfortunately, I was concerned no one would want it so I harvest some parts last night...but it still all there for you to take away..

BTW it is a A712 with a Pitman transmission (flywheel)

I sent you an email asking what times are good for you this morning...

Post# 1160116 , Reply# 9   9/22/2022 at 06:29 (633 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        
Arlington?? Winchester?? I'm in Lexington!

Hi Folks!

Didn't know there were so many people close by. I have a few spare parts for the 712, so let me know if you need any for the rebuild. It's a very sweet machine. The last of the "good old" Maytags.

Bobby in Boston

Post# 1160121 , Reply# 10   9/22/2022 at 07:22 (633 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        
Didn't know there were so many people close by

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Sounds like a future wash-in is in order.

Post# 1160187 , Reply# 11   9/23/2022 at 06:17 (632 days old) by bobbyderegis (Boston)        

A New England Wash-in. I'm up for it!

Bobby in Boston

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