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What's a complete, running Maytag washer worth?


Heard about a Maytag washer for sale from a friend of mine...it's totally complete, including the...

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Old 02-04-2006, 06:14 PM
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Heard about a Maytag washer for sale from a friend of mine...it's totally complete, including the engine, a model 92 I think, and it runs and washes. About how much is a Maytag washer worth in running original condition?

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Old 02-04-2006, 08:11 PM
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I think it varies as to where you are at. I have a square tub model 31 and have turned down $750 more than once on it, but they are hard to find around here as complete and original as mine, still has original belt guard on it. You also have to consider what the Maytag single engines are bringing on E-bay as well, seems that they are in high demand from some of the prices I have seen.

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Old 02-05-2006, 02:08 AM
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I always thought the washers would someday be worth collecting so I accumulated quite a few, and then discovered no one wanted them. I have offered them fo free several times and have never had a taker. They are all outside now and deterioating. I don't think the washers in general are worth much, at least in Kansas. Dan
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I picked one up last year for $150 - running and washing
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G'DAY CHRIS
I would say you would be better off buying her a new automatic machine for the same money LOL
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Chris, Very little, for the following reason, If you try to run/demonstrate it at a show you have to stand guard over it or some child is sure to try the wringers to see if they will mash a finger. I know this from experience. We have an old operating wooden washer with wringers which for safetys sake I have replaced the wringer springs with springs so weak they will not even mash your fist. But now and then there is a child who will stick their fingers in them out of courosity. Of coarse there is no harm done. But its a different story with a Maytag wringer. Its amazing how many older ladies that remember the wringer washers who will tell us how they got their hands caught and pulled through up to their elbow and beyond. Some still have the scars to prove it. It would be of some value to you if you wanted to use it at home to wash shop towels. Some people I have spoken to still use them to wash heavey blankets or extreamly dirty clothes from perhaps a camping trip. So, Proceed at your own risk on this one. Joe Morris
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I have to say that if we are all that worried about this issue, we might as well stay at home with all of our engines. I suppose we could erect chain link fences around the displays. But then, someone might get hurt climbing the fence?

After buying a Maytag engine in South Dakota, I went back the following year and bought the washer that it came from. (They had converted it to electric.) I'm glad I got it and it will be put back to original, belt guard and all.

The engine was all original at $275 and the washer was $50 with all original paint and decals.
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Hi Chris;
There's a guy up north who puts on a good show with one. I know where there's one..he wants 450 I believe.
I think I'd shoot for the one with the various attachments i.e. wringer, butter churn, and meat grinder or sausage stuffer I believe. I don't know which models had this feature.

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I have to say that if we are all that worried about this issue, we might as well stay at home with all of our engines. I suppose we could erect chain link fences around the displays. But then, someone might get hurt climbing the fence?
Well said Harry
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I have to say that if we are all that worried about this issue, we might as well stay at home with all of our engines. I suppose we could erect chain link fences around the displays. But then, someone might get hurt climbing the fence?
I'll second that, very well said!
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Long time AGSEM members, The Fraser family display old timey washing machines at all of our shows. They set up the HoDeDo Laundry and show folks how all these old machines work. The Maytag on the far end of the line in the picture, they demo with the Butter Churn option, and make butter during show that is served at breakfast in our Club House each show morning. The pic attached shows Jack Frazer tending the laundry. The Frazer family is also in charge of many other facets of our shows ranging from their personal old truck collection to operating our kids' railroad ride, and more.
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Chain link fence might be going too far Harry, but proper signage is always advisable.
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$350 I realy don't want one unless it was nice, and nice and cheap. Still looking for that IHC-"RED" washer .
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My wife's aunt got tore up by a wringer when she was 8 years old. it really messed up her upper arm, by her shoulder. The local fire dept. had to saw it apart, to get her arm out.
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i just got a maytag running that was giving to me for free!! It was in good shape, all i did was put a new condensor in it and clened the carb and off she went, great fun.
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Default Re: What's a complete, running Maytag washer worth?

Hehe, I don't think you could give me one. The reason: they depriciate your other engines...

Bart almost always brings a washer and he told me once, "You could have a $5,000 engine and people would walk by it to look at that damn Maytag."

They sure do please the crowd!
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Joe, I liked your post here. I agree that parents refuse to watch there kids at the shows and a person has to be on guard all the time. Thats a good idea and hope you still go to shows. Its always nice to see people that care about others and not just the engines. You can't take the engines with you when you die. DAn
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Up here in the way north of NY about 20 minutes from Canada they are not worth much. I buy them if they are real nice but then only pay 50 or less. I do always try to ck them out at auctions looking for the attachments. Maybe I will find another grinder inside one and get it for 30 bucks again !!! I am talking about electric models, of course. I dont like dragging them to shows but they sure are crowd pleasers. Everyone has a wringer washing machine memory. "My grndmother etc etc etc had one". It is never a boring day. It is one thing at an old engine show that everyone understands. People might think a hopper cooled engine is a steam engine because of the steam off the hopper, but they understand the washer. Except younger people. The mystified look is priceless upon their discovery that washing clothes was not always automatic.

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Default Re: What's a complete, running Maytag washer worth?

I just bought one in Republic, MO at SteamORama's show for $300. complete & running w/ 92 Maytag Motor, a 1931 and a 1927 washer. Washer needs a better upper wringer roller if anyone has one?

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Heard about a Maytag washer for sale from a friend of mine...it's totally complete, including the engine, a model 92 I think, and it runs and washes. About how much is a Maytag washer worth in running original condition?

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I just bought one in Republic, MO at SteamORama's show for $300. complete & running w/ 92 Maytag Motor, a 1931 and a 1927 washer. Washer needs a better upper wringer roller if anyone has one?
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Default Re: What's a complete, running Maytag washer worth?

Here's one I restored and begged to try and get $500.00 for. I paid $100. for the machine (less engine) when I got it.

The other is owned by the same guy I sold the restored machine to and it was given to him for free.
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