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Maytag A108 27 years old

Is this washing machine worth saving.. it suddenly stopped agitating, spinning or draining. /the tub moves freely, the timer keeps going through the cycles. The belts are fine. It has been very reliable!

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    agitator moves freely while machine is in the washing mode

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Our Maytag A108 model has worked well for us for 35 years. I've been told that Maytag was bought out by Whirlpool in recent years. Based on the reviews I've been reading, I'm not very confident that any of the current makes and models are designed to last even 10 years. There are so many reviews wherein owners report of problems with makes and models recommended by Consumer Reports that I'm really concerned. I'm exploring the cost for parts to replace my transmission, since my agitator is no longer agitating.

Posted on Mar 04, 2013

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I have the same model. Yours has lived a good life, and as ttech said, give it an honors funeral.

Mine is still working well, and is only used twice a week at the most. All I've ever replaced on it was a cracked water inlet, due to a bad winter one year. This has been a wonderful washer, and I'll think about buying a Maytag before buying anything else in the near future. My next washer will be a front loader.

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It sound like Transmission Problems,Bury it and give it a Decent Burial, Dont Forget to Give Thanx.....ttech

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