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Maytag multimotor - Why?


Why did Maytag call there engines multi-motors and were they all called that. Thanks Mike

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:06 PM
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Why did Maytag call there engines multi-motors and were they all called that. Thanks Mike
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Default Re: Maytag Multi-Motor Why?

if they did call them "multi motor", it could mean they had many purposes OTHER than maytag washing machines. My thought onb this anyway haha
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Default Re: Maytag Multi-Motor Why?

It was because there were multiple causes it could fail to start on wash day!
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Default Re: Maytag Multi-Motor Why?

One possible reason was that they were on a washer that had attachements to grind sausage, churn butter, and the other attachments that don't come to mind now. The 72's were adapted to generators, battery starters, etc. Also the Maytag racers. They were a multi purpose engine. Maybe some one else will chime in on many other uses.
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Lawnmower....?
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Default Re: Maytag multimotor - Why?

Probably partly a marketing thing. I have seen them used:
Mowers,
washing machines
Power plants
Water Pumps
Maytag Racer
Butter Churn
Meat Grinder
Cream Seperator
Back Pack Gnerator used in WWII for radio equipment

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Back Pack Generator??
Anyone have a picture of that?
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I'll bet that was heavy.
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Default Re: Maytag multimotor - Why?

(I say this with tongue firmly in cheek!)

I think the best use for Maytag Multi-Motors is for irritating people at shows and stinking-up the place.

Just so you don't think I'm being really serious, come by sometime when I have The Homebrew Hvid running at a show. Irritating? No - except when started cold. Stinky? Yes!

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Multi-Motor stems from the washers. In 1911 the first electric motors were installed. There was a variety of electric motors due to the different power voltages available. 110 AC or DC or 220 and 32 volt AC and DC. Then there were the odd municiple power supplies that had unique voltages and cycleages. Then add in the Gas Power they were truely Multi Motor Washers. Mark S.
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And the smoke it gave off would sure let the enemy know where you were in a hurry.
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Or you could smoke them out.
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