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Maytag electric dryer - $45 (west bend)
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Post# 737684   2/25/2014 at 21:53 (2,320 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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maytag electric dryer, came with house, don't need it. $45
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Post# 737686 , Reply# 1   2/25/2014 at 21:54 (2,320 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Panel and Tag

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Post# 737896 , Reply# 2   2/26/2014 at 17:45 (2,319 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

One of the rare Halo-of-Heat models with the Gold rather that Blue panel trim.

Post# 737900 , Reply# 3   2/26/2014 at 17:55 (2,319 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Did I recently read here that the Halo-of-Heat models were smaller capacity and didnt dry as well? Not trying to put it down in any way. Just wondering.

Post# 737975 , Reply# 4   2/27/2014 at 05:52 (2,319 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        
Halo of Heat

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TINY drum size, amazingly small in such a large cabinet. They dry well, but don't overload them or that halo around the entire front of the drum can scorch on a rare day.

Post# 737977 , Reply# 5   2/27/2014 at 06:12 (2,319 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Ah, Come On.

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As the owner of both HOH and big-door versions of the 806 dryer, I really don't see what the issue is with size, unless someone values size for its own sake - which, as we all know, does happen. ;)

If you do not overload your Maytag washer, your HOH dryer will handle what comes out of it without issue. Which makes me wonder: What else is anyone expecting? Do they want to wash some additional clothes in the tub and add that to the washer's contents, thus generating disappointment in the drum size? Are they hand-washing pup tents and expecting the dryer to handle those? I mean, what is going on that someone has an issue with the drum size?

You would think that people would be kvelling over the fact that the drum is porcelain instead of painted steel, but noooooooooo. Everyone mentions the size.

If there is a real drawback to HOH dryers, it would be the somewhat inconvenient location of the filter at the rear of the drum. And they're not the easiest dryers to service. But the drum size should not be an issue for anyone with a Maytag washer of the same vintage as the dryer. I could see how someone wanting to pair an HOH with a late-model super-huge-capacity washer might have issues, but using the dryer as intended - as half of a matched Maytag pair - is not going to be problematic for a reasonable person.

Post# 737997 , Reply# 6   2/27/2014 at 08:58 (2,319 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Did the larger capacity MT dryers of the period have the same size cabinet? If so then its understandable why people go on about the HOH having that small drum. I mean if you can have a dryer with the extra capacity if and when needed then why not?

At the same time it does go along with the mindset that many have of bigger is better and biggest is best.

Post# 738001 , Reply# 7   2/27/2014 at 09:11 (2,319 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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This topic seems to come up every so often.  Here's the skinny -


The first Maytag dryers used ALL of the cabinet space - from the first condensing dryer in '53, up to the standard vented versions in electric or gas up until 1957.


Yes there are voids in the HOH dryer cabinet from 1958-1965, but they exist for a reason. When the HOH dryer was introduced in the late 50's, Maytag was still producing a condensing dryer at the same time (640W), in which the internals continued to use up the whole cabinet.  Instead of building a separate cabinet just for the HOH dryers, they wisely used the same cabinets for both dryers.


When the 06 series machines came out in 1966, Maytag discontinued the condensing dryer, and reduced the cabinet size of the dryers to match the footprint of the HOH drum.  The cabinet size did not change with they went to the domestic Bigload SOH dryers in '75 but they were able to get a larger drum in the machine due to the different method of suspending the drum and driving the drum.


Sandy makes a good point.  If you use an HOH dryer with a standard capacity washer, the HOH dryer is just fine, especially a Maytag washer.  I even found it to be sufficient in size with a large capacity A806. 


Is this HOH Maytag as good as a 29" Whirlpool from the same period?  Maybe not.  Does it get the job done?  You bet.



Post# 738005 , Reply# 8   2/27/2014 at 09:18 (2,319 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Forgive my ignorance but please explain to me how a condensing dryer works. I assume they are not a vented type?

Post# 738804 , Reply# 9   3/2/2014 at 17:52 (2,315 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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Ken, a condenser dryer do have a condenser, a condenser usually involves a radiator in which hot warm air coming from the drum pass through, the radiator is cooled on it's other side by room cooler air taken and then blowed away always in the room, intake and outtake can be respectively on the two front sides of the appliance or respectively in the front and rear of it...warm air from the drum condense on the cooled surface of the radiator and is recirculated again in the drum....
As far as I know all condenser dryers works and worked that way...
Certain models, including some of the commercial kind and also waher dryer combo models relied on water to cool the condenser, of course this meant a great usage of water that along with electricity are not what i'd call cheap operating costs, BUT while I can see that a water cooling system may have been better and more effective than air cooling it was reasonably not that much of a deal for it's costs, unthinkable today with idiotic gov water consumption restrictions and anyway of course a nonsense if you could have a vent for it...
Condenser dryer are certainly not a good choiche if you can opt for a venting one they takes longer since the condensed air is not prived of all it's humidity while being put in recirculation in the drum, and their drying is not as good as a vented dryer that blows hot *dry* and *fresh* air making drying faster and better.. Condenser dryers though are the only choiche for those that have not possibility to vent outside....
You may even find who says they are just as good or even for everything they're opinions, you'll find out using one yourself to determine....

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Post# 738829 , Reply# 10   3/2/2014 at 18:43 (2,315 days old) by Kenmore71 (Minneapolis, MN)        

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The Maytag condenser dryers used cold water to cool the air and also flush away lint.  Most "water" condenser dryers of the era used about 1/2 gal. per minute of cold water to this end.  The Maytag dryers were especially "thrifty" in that they only used about 1/3 of a gallon per minute.  The only "air-cooled" vintage condenser dryers were the Frigidaire Filtrators.


Post# 738916 , Reply# 11   3/3/2014 at 03:14 (2,315 days old) by kenmoreguy89 (Valenza)        

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Modern condenser dryers, sadly, does not use water cooling system anymore, as said the vintage condensing frigidaires were more simiar to how "modern" condenser dryers works, typically water condenser dryers were more effective and faster than an air cooled system, to understand how certain vintage, and vintage combos used the water to condensate there're several threads opened in the past, but as we're talking of maytag condenser dryer i start linking a thread of one that gives an exaustive explanation, for the rest just look up in the searchalator, and if eventually you do not find anything ask someone or open a thread, folks here are always happy to share their knowledge..

Post# 739037 , Reply# 12   3/3/2014 at 15:09 (2,314 days old) by appnut (TX)        
"BigLoad" 06 series machines

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Had friends who bought one of the early 606 machines--large capacity with 3 water levels and no PP cycle. Originally was paired with a flowing heat (vented) Control Tower Frigidaire; then a Maytag Highlander electronic control dryer wich wouldn't shut off (got from friends); and finally got a "matching" dryer with timed only Regular, PP, and air fluff HOH. The dryer handled nicely full (but not overloaded) loads from the washer.

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