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Post# 1188962   8/31/2023 at 09:26 by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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Saw this on Craigslist. Although nowhere near anything like I had in California, it’s slim pickins in Hawai’i. Approximately what year is this and is it worth pursuing?

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Post# 1188965 , Reply# 1   8/31/2023 at 10:04 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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This Maytag is early nineties and kind of rare being the electronic control version.

Post# 1188968 , Reply# 2   8/31/2023 at 10:15 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Rare Maytag electronic Toploader

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Other than the rarity, the only real advantage of this was, it’s more versatile, cycle, selections, parts are in LA for the controls, but they were pretty reliable.

Given how hard it is to find vintage machines in Hawaii it might be a good thing to get if it’s reasonable.

Just have to realize it won’t work anywhere near as well as the Macgomery ward Norge machine that you used to use.


Post# 1188986 , Reply# 3   8/31/2023 at 15:56 by washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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So I'm assuming this Maytag is a direct drive machine?

Post# 1188987 , Reply# 4   8/31/2023 at 16:07 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
1990-1992 Maytag digital control!

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Nice looking A9900. Certainly worth picking up is you have room to play. Orbital transmission with the Power Flex agitator.


Post# 1188988 , Reply# 5   8/31/2023 at 16:29 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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So I'm assuming this Maytag is a direct drive machine?

Post# 1188990 , Reply# 6   8/31/2023 at 16:39 by washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

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Thank you for your feedback! I'm checking to see if still available. And yes, it certainly won't wash as well as my old Montgomery Ward Signature machine!

Post# 1188994 , Reply# 7   8/31/2023 at 17:28 by qsd-dan (West)        

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I got this washer an along with the matching TOL dryer from the original owners in 2016 who never had kids, so very low mileage. First thing I did was a ground up resto on both and swapped in a fully rebuilt pitman transmission in the washer along with a Powerfin agitator. My only complain is a cold spray rinse in every cycle (at least it's still 1 full minute in these) like all Maytags from 1984-2006 but other than that, it's a very flexible washer with a good amount of options. The electronic controls on these are way WAAAY overbuilt by todays standards and hold up extremely well but I would still pull the plug in the event of a lightning storm. Be very gentle with the electronic touchpads and they'll last a long time. If my memory is correct, the wash cycle can be extended up to 19 minutes with a 6 minutes deep rinse, so yeah, these can come close to destroying your clothes just like a Norge if the cycles times are maxed out.

Post# 1188999 , Reply# 8   8/31/2023 at 17:41 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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If you want the machine to be gentle, just put the Load Sensor or Dependable Care agitator in with a long stroke helical transmission.

Post# 1189027 , Reply# 9   8/31/2023 at 23:35 by stuftrock1 (Kentucky)        
Power Flex Agitator?

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Now I am familiar with most of Maytag's lineup until the Dependable Care launched. After that I don't know anything besides my own LAT4914. What is the Power Flex agitator?

Post# 1189028 , Reply# 10   8/31/2023 at 23:35 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Don’t knock the Norge. She is still banging along and running like a clock. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you Todd!

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