Maytag Multi-Motor Engines

 

Fuel Ratio: 1/2 pint or 8 ounces of oil to 1 gallon of gas- For All Maytag-Multi Motors

Point Gap: 1/32 inch, or thickness of a dime

Plug Gap:  .024

RPM: Approx. 1,000

Maytag Upright Engine 1915-1923

The first self powered wringer washing machine was the Model 43. The first engines came with a battery powered ignition as shown above. In 1918 a magneto ignition system was added with the Model 44.

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Maytag Fruit Jar Engine, September 1921 Through March 1923

 

The Maytag Fruit Jar Engine is arguably the most collectible of all the Maytag engines.

 One of the engines claim to fame is they were Maytags first production horizontal engine. And secondly and most important their unique feature from which they derive their name is a Ball Mason canning or fruit jar was used as the fuel tank. Despite rumors of an original Jar being marked Maytag for the engine none has ever been shown to anyone I know. Maytag did make some Canning jars during the war but they were not for use on the engines.  There are no records we are aware of to suggest that anything other then the commonly available Ball Mason One Quart jar of the day was used.

   According to calculations based on the dates of specification sheets and on production records, a total of between 2200 and 3400 Fruit Jar MULTI-MOTORS were produced. Fruit Jar Engine serial numbers are generally found in the #99860 through #111301. The Fruitjar engines were built during the last two years (1921-1923) of Upright production. Their production was ceased due to the concerns of fire hazard. Its also said that Maytag took back engines to be destroyed.

The Fruitjar engine used the same Johnson magneto type as the 1/2hp Upright. Although a couple Fruitjar engines are known to have the Quick Action Magneto. If this was production or a later field retro-fit as a repair is not known.

Be warned! Due to their value, there have been Replica engines made.

 

 

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Maytag later model 82

The model 82s used a Johnson magneto. But a few beginning in June 1927 were produced with Bosch FY-ED2 magnetos. There were both 11 and 9 fin cylinder model 82 Multi-Motors. The 11 fin cylinder came first on the 82 then at about the time of the change to the long frame S-223 tank this changed to the 9 fin cylinder. So some long frame engines are seen with 11 fins and some short tank engines with the 9 fin as well. Circumstantial evidence indicates that around 15,680 11 fin multi-motors were produced.
Also the first model 82 multi-motors came with the S-216 fuel tank that looks similar to the late Upright fuel tank. Then shortly after they changed to the S-223 long frame fuel tank. There are at least 3 and maybe more notable variations to the S-223 tank in evidence thru production. The early model 82 Multi-Motor was enameled blue. Beginning April 20,1926 with "Washer" # 56333, Subsequent model 82 Multi-Motors were enameled green.
The Upright, Fruitjar and Model 82 engines shared the same basic E type carb with some minor variations thru prod

 

 

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Maytag model 92

Point Gap: .020th
Plug Gap: .020th
RPM: Approx. 1,050
Maytag Model 92 Multi-Motor, August 1927 Through August 1937

Maytag Introduced The model 92 single cylinder horizontal kick start in August-September 1927 Assembly #3902 It was rated 3/4 h.p. and is a 2 Cycle design engine with a 2 1/2" bore and 2"stroke. The Bosch FY-ED4 magneto was standard on the model 92. The model 92 was the first Maytag washer motor to have as part of the engine a kick pedal for starting. The kick pedal of the model 82 is earlier but it was part of the washer not the engine. The 92 was used on models 92, 62, B, G, 16, 26, 31, 11,
N11, 110, 19, 11.111 and 33 washers. The engine was adaptable
to each model of washer by changing the fuel tank.

The fuel tanks came in three versions, # S-231 for the model 92 and model B washers, # S-279 for the model, G, 16, 19, 26, 11.111 & N-11 washers and # S-284 for model 31, 33 and the Toy Racer. There is a fourth tank also part numbered S-279 and it is different from the commonly found S-279 tank. What the reason for this variation was and why a unique part number for it was never assigned is not known. This odd tank is hard to find.

Interesting variations appear on these engines with two being of significant interest. The earliest feature or variation earns the early 92 engines their nick name, The Side Exhaust. There were two exhaust manifolds used on these engines. The S-252 "Elbow connection" as Maytag called it or side exhaust manifold as its called today and is the earliest version and was used for only a short period of time from August 1927 to March 1928. The S-260 is the second version and replaced S-252 at approximately 266000. The side exhaust engines are eagerly sought after. There are other features specific to the side exhaust that are found only on an early 92. But too numerous to go into here.

The second major variation is the model 19 found late in production 1936 to 1937. The Model 19 has a different Kick pedal, segment gear and segment cover. Part numbers S-295 / S-296 / S-297 The pedal and segment gear resembled those of the later twin cylinder engines.  This change was necessary to adapt the engine to the model 19 Washer.

There were two caution plates and a variation. Part #12903 is the first for the models 92 and began at about 281000 and had the 92M embossed in it. And later #13474 this plate had blank spaces to allow for the hand stamping of the various model numbers.  Then for the model 19 part #13474 was modified by cutting the mounting tabs off the bottom of the plate so it would fit under the Maytag Script of the S-297 segment cover. The caution plates did not specify a model of the engine but rather was the model tag of the washer that particular engine was installed on.

There are many other differences in the production run of the model 92, but these will do as a highlight.

See the book Maytag Multi-Motors by Larry and Marge Benton for more interesting information on these engines. Available through the Maytag Collectors Club.
 

Model 92 Maytag Multi-Motor

219612 - 804444 August 1927 to August 1937

219612 ~ 219716 August 1927

219717 ~ 224078 Sept 1927

224079 ~ 248522 Oct 1 to Dec 23 1927

248523 ~ 266616 Jan 1 to Mar 30 1928

266617 ~ 288023 Apr 1 to Jun 30 1928

288024 ~ 313380 Jul 1 to Sep 29 1928

313381 ~ 326800 Oct 1 to Dec 14 1928

326801 ~ 341047 Jan 1 to Mar 30 1929

341048 ~ 367844 Apr 1 to Jun 30 1929

367845 ~ 393871 Jul 1 to Sep 30 1929

393872 ~ 411464 Oct 1 to Dec 30 1929

411465 ~ 423466 Jan 1 to Mar 31 1930

423467 ~ 445246 Apr 1 to Jun 30 1930

445247 ~ 455981 Jul 1 to Sep 30 1930

455982 ~ 460999 Oct 1 to Dec 11 1930

461000 ~ 468570 Jan 1 to Mar 31 1931

468571 ~ 475920 Apr 1 to Jun 24 1931

475921 ~ 479073 Jul 1 to Sep 30 1931

479074 ~ 480624 Oct 1 to Dec 11 1931

480625 ~ 483288 Jan 1 to Mar 31 1932

483289 ~ 485988 Apr 1 to Jun 30 1932

485989 ~ 489057 Jul 1 to Sep 30 1932

489058 ~ 489952 Oct 1 to Nov 23 1932

489953 ~ 491053 Dec 1 1932 to Feb 28 1933

491054 ~ 492143 Mar 1 to Apr 30 1933

492144 ~ 494698 May 1933

494699 ~ 498505 Jun 1933

498506 ~ 502435 Jul 1933

502436 ~ 509415 Aug 1933

509416 ~ 513840 Sep 1933

513841 ~ 518330 Oct 1933

518331 ~ 520840 Nov 1933

520841 ~ 523885 Dec 1933

523886 ~ 528185 Jan 1934

528186 ~ 532800 Feb 1934

532801 ~ 539830 Mar 1934

539831 ~ 549540 Apr 1934

549541 ~ 560352 May 1934

560353 ~ 565855 Jun 1934

565856 ~ 569820 Jul 1934

569821 ~ 574545 Aug 1934

574546 ~ 578594 Sep 1934

578595 ~ 585355 Oct 1934

585356 ~ 589675 Nov 1934

589676 ~ 593050 Dec 1934

593051 ~ 599090 Jan 1935

599091 ~ 605590 Feb 1935

605591 ~ 613470 Mar 1935

613471 ~ 622686 Apr 1935

622687 ~ 632576 May 1935

632577 ~ 640740 Jun 1935

640741 ~ 648800 Jul 1935

648801 ~ 657525 Aug 1935

657526 ~ 665030 Sep 1935

665031 ~ 673005 Oct 1935

673006 ~ 677230 Nov 1935

677231 ~ 680050 Dec 1935

680051 ~ 685925 Jan 1936

685926 ~ 691345 Feb 1936

691346 ~ 698100 Mar 1936

698101 ~ 705778 Apr 1936

705779 ~ 712948 May 1936

712949 ~ 720742 Jun 1936

720743 ~ 729390 Jul 1936

729391 ~ 738134 Aug 1936

738135 ~ 745646 Sep 1936

745647 ~ 751574 Oct 1936

751575 ~ 757022 Nov 1936

757023 ~ 760247 Dec 1936

760248 ~ 766040 Jan 1937

766041 ~ 771177 Feb 1937

771178 ~ 776356 Mar 1937

776357 ~ 781997 Apr 1937

781998 ~ 788735 May 1937

788736 ~ 794760 Jun 1937

794761 ~ 803840 Jul 1937

803841 ~ 804444 Aug 1937

 

 

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Maytag model 72

810000 - 838900........................1937
838901 - 879229........................1938
879230 - 911945........................1939
911946 - 941754........................1940
941755 - 970789........................1941
970790 - 979846........................1942
May 1942 through July 1945 no production due to World War II.
979847    -  983497........................1945
983498    - 1017096.......................1946
1017097  - 149199X......................1947
149200X - 182645X......................1948
182646X - 193437X......................1949
193438X - 199242X......................1950
199243X - 203424X......................1951
203425X - 205427X......................1952


Maytag numbered the model 92 and 72 consecutively with no recognition of the variety of styles each model had.

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