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Maytag 72da Magnet

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Old 07-13-2016, 02:36:59 PM
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Default Maytag 72da Magnet

I have just purchased a Maytag 72da , and when i looked at the magnet on the flywheel it had an N with a circle around it on the end of the magnet .On the other end of the magnet it had 6 dots punched into the flywheel.There were also 6 drilled counter sinks on the inside of the flywheel as if some one was ballancing the flywheel. it looks as if it was done at the factory.Serial No. is 1011048 which puts it at 1946.Your thoughts please.
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as long as it works leave it alone the magnet has an N for the north end of the magnet if the magnet will hold a screw driver when turned upside down its strong enough the main problem with the 72 maytag is the eisman coil going bad and they are around 160.00 from zk stuff on ebay his coils are well worth the money and very hot spark
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Balancing was crude at best. Since these engines were relatively low speed (1200 RPM), and the fact that they were hard mounted to the washer, meant that balance was not a priority. DO NOT overspeed the 72 with the original flywheels! The quality of the metal castings is not great, and they are brittle. Flywheel break up will make a nasty mess! As Coyote64ny said 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. set points at .020, and you should be good. DO NOT pull high tension wires off the plugs while the engine is running - sure way to kill the coil! To stop engine, open the air cap on the intake 2 to 3 turns, and let engine quit.
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