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Maytag Wringer Washer - What do I have?


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Old 08-04-2013, 03:45:27 PM
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Default Maytag Wringer Washer - What do I have?

I picked up this old Maytag Wringer Washing Machine on "The Longest Yard Sale" yesterday. I can't find any serial or model number on it anywhere. There is the remains of a decal on the back but I can't make out much of what it says. What model is this? Is there any chance I could power it with my Maytag 92 Multimotor? Any advice on restoring it before I get started?
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This is the decal . . . I can make a few letters and numbers here and there, but not much.
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Default Re: Maytag Wringer Washer - What do I have?

hey there the number is on the tub around the edge hard to read use a little sand paper and it will pull up . a 72 will bolt right up and some of the short 92s nice find!
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Default Re: Maytag Wringer Washer - What do I have?

Zen you have a model 32 / 33, look for serial# around the crown of tub.
Production began1937 to 1941.
model 32 had an electric motor / model 33 had the twin 72 multi-motor. (1st year for the twin)
Like mrtowmanalan says, a 92 can be made to fit.
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Thanks! I found the serial #: 719520K

According the info on the Maytag Collectors Club web site, it is, as you stated, a 32/33. I'm not sure if it was originally gas or electric. Is the belt cover different between the two? The casters and belt cover are sitting inside the tub. I found a picture of one with a 92 bolted up under it . . . it has the short tank/base. My 92 has the long base. I guess I could buy a short tank and swap it out, OR I could use this as a good excuse to get a 72.
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Zen,
Your washer with serial number 719520K was built in August 0f 1938. The main difference between the models 32/33 series of washers and earlier 30/31 machines is the difference in the wringer gearcase and wringer post. To be more correct, the early model 33 (gas engine models) used a single cylinder engine. (February 1937 to August 1937) The First twin cylinder engine came out in August 1937 and the washer was then referred to as The model 33-X until March of 1941 when the Agitator and matching center plate and shaft was of the style of the model E,J and N. and again a new model number was 32M for mutimotor engine and 32L for electric motor. These M&L models were built from March 1941 to August 1941 and somewhat rare due to shart production run. Some of the gas engine models had belt guards with louvers cut into them, but I don't know which ones.
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It'll be a while before I get that far, but I'm courious . . . was any part of the tub painted originally, or was all of the aluminum polished?
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The crown of the tub (area where you found the serial number) and top of the tub were polished. Sides and bottom of tub were painted. Top of lid was also painted, bottom of lid and inner tub were buffed but not polished.
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(Picutre #1) I found this broken "plug" in the tub of the washer with the casters and belt guard.

(Picture #2) Is this where it belongs?
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The crown of the tub (area where you found the serial number) and top of the tub were polished. Sides and bottom of tub were painted. Top of lid was also painted, bottom of lid and inner tub were buffed but not polished.
Thanks! That's kind'a what I thought, but I wasn't sure. The top of the tub and lid were coated with a THICK coat of greasy dirt. After I got past that, there was a lot of surface corrosion on the aluminum. I spent about an hour on it today . . . I'm starting to see a little shine in a place or two. Something tells me I'm gonn'a be here a while!
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