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Offline redtail

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looking for replacement washer
« on: January 22, 2011, 11:05:32 PM »
I have been looking around, and it was suggested to look at Speed Queen, couple store that carry them don't have them out for display.

Anyway, I notice a lot of washers don't have what I call lint catcher anymore. Is their reason why they did away with this feature?

Still looking, any other thoughts for good one that would replace old Maytag A612?

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 07:42:44 AM »
You should repair the 612.
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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 08:25:12 AM »
You should repair the 612.

The transmission seem to be the problem, and the cost of replacing it is about as much as new washing machine.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 09:15:45 PM »
It look like I going to purchase Maytag MVWC200X . Has anyone heard anything bad or good about this washer.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 09:58:12 PM »


This gives an idea of how to get into that nice washer.
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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 12:06:42 PM »
It would probably be worth finding a "junk" A612 for parts. Ebay may have a transmission you need.

Dummy me , sold a used 2 belt Maytag , cheap.....for parts money.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 11:45:23 PM »
It would probably be worth finding a "junk" A612 for parts. Ebay may have a transmission you need.

Dummy me , sold a used 2 belt Maytag , cheap.....for parts money.

I have been looking for few weeks now, but only thing I can find is the whole transmission; which is close buying new washer.

Pretty much I have run out of time, need start washing clothes again. Would love to keep it going.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 12:14:27 AM »
The trannies are over $200.   

Have you checked with your junk yard? If you can get into there, I bet you'll find a pile of washers . Grab one up...You might even find a washer that works.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 12:21:59 AM »
The trannies are over $200.   

Have you checked with your junk yard? If you can get into there, I bet you'll find a pile of washers . Grab one up...You might even find a washer that works.

Probably not good marriage advice. ;)

Good suggestion, but just don't where find the grave yard washers. I have ask around at few appliance repair shops, but they are not really helping to much. Rather they suggest to replace the whole washer.

I know I end-up kicking myself later for getting rid of it.

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Re: looking for replacement washer
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 09:21:24 AM »
The MVWC200X is the new Whirlpool design.  I haven't worked on it or had any training yet.  I heard it's been reliable in the first year with lower than expected warranty calls. Since it's a new design, it's hard to judge it's longevity.

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Re: looking for replacement wash
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 11:22:23 PM »
The MVWC200X is the new Whirlpool design.  I haven't worked on it or had any training yet.  I heard it's been reliable in the first year with lower than expected warranty calls. Since it's a new design, it's hard to judge it's longevity.
Well one my family members came Maytag MVWC400VW at appliance store. It similar to the mvwc200x, but as I understand it has transmission unlike the newer models. Also, this model has been discontinue. It worth looking into buying instead of mvwc200x?

anybody know anything about this model by chance?

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