I just got an old Maytag Wringer washer which I intend to use for stuff
like oily rags and horse blankets, etc. (Stuff I dont want to put in my
regular washer). This machine is called the Maytag Gyratator and if I'm
reading it right, the (worn) model# is E2L.
Anyhow, when I brought it home, I laid it in it's side in my truck, with
the wringer removed. I left it in the truck over night, and found the
next day that some oil drained out where the shaft comes up to the
The machine works, but I think I should replace the oil that was lost.
It appears all I have to do is pour it in there the wringer shaft sits
(with wringer removed). But I'm not sure what kind of oil to use. It
seems thicker than regular 10W30 / 10w40 motor oil. Since it goes in the
transmission, I'd suspect it to be a gear lube, but I'm not sure....
Anyone have any idea?