Maytag Wringer Washer - How To Operate
How to operate the Maytag model # E2L
Fill with water & detergent.
Plug in - There is no on/off switch...if it is plugged in, the motor is running.
Pull chrome knob on the front out - This engages the agitator. (If you haven't closed the lid yet, you might get wet).
Wait 10-15 minutes.
Push knob back in to disengage the agitator.
Drain washer – Lift the hose end out if its retainer and let water run out.
Rotate the wringer to a comfortable position by rotating lever so it is pointing away from the rollers.
Once the wringer section is in place, rotate the lever so it is pointing towards the wringer again. This will lock it in place.
There is a metal flap underneath the wringer that directs the water back into the washer. Make sure this set so the water goes into the washer and not all over the floor.
Rotate lever away from you about 20 degrees. This will start the rollers.
Send your soapy clothes through the wringer.
If you need to stop the rollers, simply move the lever so it is pointing back towards the rollers.
If you need to make the rollers go the other way, rotate the lever the other way about 20 degrees.
NOTE: There are 2 main things you need to know about the about the wringer:
- Make sure you do not get anything you don’t want wrung out caught in the rollers (like your fingers). There are exactly zero safety devices on this machine.
- It takes a second or two for the rollers to start moving after you move the lever.
Now that your clothes have been washed, they now need to be rinsed.
Full the tub back up with water (and liquid fabric softener if desired).
Put the previously wrung clothes back in the tub.
Start the agitator.
Wait about 5 minutes or so.
Drain the rinse water.
Run the clothes through the wringer.
Repeat rinse as necessary.
You may end up with a clogged drain. The agitator is removable and underneath is the drain hole. This hole can be cleaned out with about anything.
Remove the agitator. It is in there pretty firmly, so you will have to pull kind of hard.
DRAIN HOLE GETTING CLEANED OUT WITH A STICK
Reinstall the agitator. It will go in about as hard as it came out. Make sure it is seated all the way.
Items Wrapped Around The Roller
A small item (like a sock) may get hopelessly wrapped around one to the rollers. The wringer is actually 2 sections (upper roller and lower roller). These sections can be easily seperated.
Push the ‘PRESS TO RELEASE’ bar in front of the upper roller. Mine is red, yours may be a different color.
PRESS TO RELEASE
Rotate the bar on the top of the wringer to release the upper section.
RELEASE THE UPPER SECTION
Lift the upper section and swing out of the way (it does not come completely off).
LIFTING UPPER SECTION
You can now remove the lower roller to untangle whatever got caught in there (hopefully it wasn’t your arm).
LIFT END OF ROLLER TO REMOVE
Once everything is untangled, reassemble the wringer.
You will need to make sure the little peg hanging down on the upper section is in the mating hole in the lower section
START PEG INTO HOLE
Once the upper section is back in place, rotate the bar to lock the upper section. Make sure it is fully locked into place. There should not be a gap between the two sections.
WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE GAP
Once the upper section is locked down, move the bar back so it does not get in the way.