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Maytag DE806 won't start
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Post# 859185   12/30/2015 at 20:20 (963 days old) by tagOK (Oklahoma)        

All was fine until. . .after running the dryer on the air fluff cycle, I returned the dial to regular push to start and nothing happens, except the timer will DING after about 10-15 min. Any suggestions of what could be wrong? It was functioning very well until now.

Post# 859358 , Reply# 1   12/31/2015 at 19:49 (962 days old) by tagOK (Oklahoma)        
control switch

After some investigation I think it might be the control switch that's the problem. If anyone has one to sell please let me know.

Post# 859368 , Reply# 2   12/31/2015 at 22:40 (962 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
I hope...

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You get your DE806 fixed, up & running.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

Post# 859387 , Reply# 3   1/1/2016 at 04:46 (962 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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That part number is 3-2528, more commonly written as 302528. It's still available but at this point it takes a bit of looking around to find them.

Post# 859406 , Reply# 4   1/1/2016 at 08:54 (962 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Angel Appliances in CA   877-835-6030.


Had to get a new control switch from them for my DE608.  Same control switch.  There is no timer on these machines, it's called a control switch.  Was around $200.0 with shipping IIRC.


Let us know how it progresses.




Post# 859456 , Reply# 5   1/1/2016 at 13:17 (962 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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Two hundred dollars? Yikes! I like Angels Appliances. They've come through with a few things for me that I couldn't find anywhere else, but on some things their prices can be a bit ridiculous. It took me all of five minutes to beat that price using the updated Whirlpool part number (33302528). The seller at the link below claims to have six of them in stock for $82.16 plus shipping and I'd even consider that price too high. You can do better if you look around more. But keep Angels on a list of places to look for hard to find parts.

Post# 859462 , Reply# 6   1/1/2016 at 14:21 (962 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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Here's a used one on eBay for thirty with free shipping. Some folks shy away from used parts of this nature but you can decide for yourself. You can find a new old stock part for about the same price if you keep looking.

Post# 859734 , Reply# 7   1/3/2016 at 05:52 (960 days old) by tagOK (Oklahoma)        

Thanks to everyone for their helpful suggestions. I did find a new old stock Maytag part 3-2528 on ebay for about $75.00 shipped. I hope that will fix it.
I want to know how to trouble shoot the old appliances I own more methodically, instead of just throwing parts at the problem. I will be testing the dryer components and circuits with a multi-meter, after I learn how the tool works that is, ha!

Post# 859963 , Reply# 8   1/4/2016 at 08:18 (959 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        
Very Well

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So glad you found one for less than what I paid.  It's a real simple fix and your machine will be running like showroom condition.  wink

Post# 860378 , Reply# 9   1/6/2016 at 05:48 (957 days old) by tagOK (Oklahoma)        

The new old stock switch is installed and the dryer is working as it should. What a relief! All of the talk from others about 'maybe it's time for a new washer and dryer' has been silenced!

Post# 860396 , Reply# 10   1/6/2016 at 08:31 (957 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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Alrighty, so glad it's back in service.  Those control switches caused many of 806-608-810-812 & so on series machines go to the dump/crusher.  Folks not knowing how simple they were to fix.

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