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Antique Maytag
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JoeK    Posted 08-04-2003 at 07:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have and use weekly a Maytag N2LPS wringer washer.Having 2 minor problems.About 1/2 of one agitator blade is broken off(turquoise plastic).I can get new agitator(expensive) but cannot seen to get old one off.There is no nut on top and I believe it just"pops" on the shaft but.....
Also lately machine will not pump dry,stops pumping with a pint or so of water in bottom under agitator....any ideas,I suspect debris under agitator but back to problem one here.
"Appliance 411 don't do wringer washers":(

Dave    Posted 12-22-2005 at 10:10:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife is still using ours, weekly, she takes the agitator off and drys the indide of the tub after each use. The agitator pulls off, straight up. Currently I am looking for the wringer foot pedal, the small bulb and hose attachment that operates the wringer. This is a very late response to your question.

Jimbob    Posted 08-05-2003 at 05:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, we have one of those old machines. I have never had to repair it.

Deadcarp    Posted 08-04-2003 at 20:53:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Ah the old Maytag :) Those things are such sweethearts i'd hate to purposely break anything too. We used one with the treadle-start gas motor underneath :)

Sid    Posted 08-04-2003 at 20:29:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I seem to remember Mom had to take the hose and lay it in the floor to completely drain(fortunately the washer was in one corner of the basement by the floor drain) seems to me there was a check valve to keep the hose from draining back into the washer.

Mary.    Posted 08-04-2003 at 17:41:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is just about impossable to get the agator off They freeze on You just have to break them off and get new,Might be cheaper to watch sale and ads and buy a different on.

Ivey    Posted 08-04-2003 at 11:31:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is there a cap at the top of the agitator that comes off, with a nut underneath? I had one like you describe, and took it completely apart for the gears and shafts, but that was years ago, I forget now how it came off.

JoeK    Posted 08-04-2003 at 14:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope,no cap of any kind,agitator is single molded piece,close at top where cap/nit would be.I believe it just presses down over an O ring,No sign of any hardware to hold it on.Have smoothed out the broken paddle edge,but new agitator is $50,hate to break it just to check drain hole beneath for crud.Real tight budget here,if pump needs replacin,it comes 1st,if not will start savin for new agitator unless used one found.

Bill    Posted 09-14-2003 at 19:17:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You will find if you take the washer out of gear you will be able to take the ringer out of the tub. If it is still sticking try gentley prying under the ringer with a flat pry bar.WD 40 will help get some of the parts loose

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