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Wringer Washer Problem???
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Karen    Posted 07-15-2001 at 12:00:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just got a Maytag wringer washer in near mint conditon real cheap. It is a model J (1940-1950's)with the square tub. In order to transport it home in the van we had to lay it on its side. When we got home there was what looked like motor oil dripping out the bottom when we turned it back over. Only about 1/4 cup of oil dripped out and it is no longer dripping. Here is my questions. Where was it dripping from? Is it okay to use since it was such a small amount or do I need to replace the oil? If so what type of oil do I use? This one has an electric motor. Thanks a million!


Kathi    Posted 04-27-2008 at 07:46:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mom has a matag wringer washer and the bottom is plugged. She claims that under the agitator there is a screen which is probably plugged. The problem is we can't get the agitator off! Please, if anyone out there still reads this, how do we get this dang thing off?


Karen Johnson    Posted 06-09-2002 at 17:40:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We recently purchased an old Montgomery Wards wringer washer. Its is in fair shape but the agitator doesn't work. Does anyone know where we might find an old parts manual and possibly a place to order parts?


Menno Yoder    Posted 05-31-2003 at 13:28:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to buy a nice Maytag wringer washer. Would like to have information as to where I could locate one "for sale." Thanks. Menno


Alex Morin    Posted 04-29-2002 at 13:07:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an old sears wringer washer; model # 6202900. The machine has almost no hours on it and everything works fine except the discharge hose at the bottom of the tub. It leaks badly and I don't know where to get a replacement. Can anybody give me a source on where I could get another one either used or new? Sears doesn't have it (at least not here in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario Canada.
Tks in adv


TomH    Posted 07-15-2001 at 15:37:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Watch your fingers. I know a woman who is missing the ends of two that went into a wringer and didn't come back out.


hay    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:03:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like the oil might be coming from the gearbox.there should be a check and or fill plug somewhere on the gearbox. i have a old norge from the 1950's and use it sometimes when my automatic breaks down. sure is handy to have even though it is a lot of work washing with it.


Mudcat49    Posted 07-15-2001 at 12:50:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Question! It sounds like a nice thing to have for a showpiece BUT why would anyone in their right mind want to use one to wash clothes with!
I can remember my grandmother talking all day to wash less clothes than I wash, dry and fold in a couple of hours while watching TV at night with today's washer and dryer.


Karen    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:10:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's what everyone keeps asking me...LOL. A wringer washer has tons of advantages over an automatic. You can get clothes cleaner and is more economical to use because you control all the variables (water temp, amount of water, time it washes, rinse water, etc.) Also, you save time, water and money because you wash the things that are hardly soiled (put them through the winger) then use the same water for work clothes (jeans, etc.). It is not hard work...it's not like you turn a crank or anything. It washes on its own and the wringer runs on its own (you just guide the clothes through). I find it very relaxing! Ok, so I am hard up for entertainment somedays>>>LOL :)


Burrhead    Posted 07-16-2001 at 13:10:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
You hit the nail on the head Karen.

Somehow these modern day survivalist yuppies cannot understand why or how anyone could get enjoyment from doing anything that requires skill, intelligence, or toil.

Like they said you need to keep the oil full and watch your fingers.

Congrads on your washer find.


Karen    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:12:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gez, it is embarrising when you hit the submit button twice! Sorry about that!


Karen    Posted 07-15-2001 at 13:10:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's what everyone keeps asking me...LOL. A wringer washer has tons of advantages over an automatic. You can get clothes cleaner and is more economical to use because you control all the variables (water temp, amount of water, time it washes, rinse water, etc.) Also, you save time, water and money because you wash the things that are hardly soiled (put them through the winger) then use the same water for work clothes (jeans, etc.). It is not hard work...it's not like you turn a crank or anything. It washes on its own and the wringer runs on its own (you just guide the clothes through). I find it very relaxing! Ok, so I am hard up for entertainment somedays>>>LOL :)


Farmer-Gene    Posted 07-15-2001 at 21:02:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Karen, just make sure you use a stick when putting the clothes thru the wringer, my sister got her fingers caught in one when we were kids.


AmatulMuid    Posted 03-05-2002 at 03:17:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a wringer washer. Don't use your's without replacing that musc needed oil. I am going to Africa again and the laundry done on my hands will kill me before the melaria will. Where did you get yours? P.S. They save water too.


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