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Maytag DG606
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Post# 988626   3/28/2018 at 18:56 (795 days old) by maytagguy (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        

Hi all!
I recently found a Maytag DG606. When I picked it up today it didnít work the woman said. And we brought it home and downstairs. Then I took the back panel off! And boy did it have a lot of lint and nastiest stuff! I really wish I took a photo! Getting to the point. I put some oil on the motor and pulleys then tried to start it! But as I pushed the knob in to start it it made this electric humming noise. In looking at the back. It wasnít moving the drum. So I turned the wheel on the back. With some turning. It started! But then 15 minutes later. I unplugged it. Then it stopped. Plugged it back in. And humming again. Darn. Maybe it needs a new motor? I have oiled all of the things that I can see that were supposed to be oiled!

Let me know! Hopefully itís something simple!

ThankYou! Cooper!

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Post# 988670 , Reply# 1   3/29/2018 at 03:08 (795 days old) by tazz (western massachusetts)        

First thing I would do is remove the belts and then try to run it, see if the drum spins freely. on one that I got the drum bearings were very dry and it wouldn't spin, if that's the case the dryer has to come apart to access that, it actually has a wick in there. Try with the belt off first.

Post# 988690 , Reply# 2   3/29/2018 at 07:39 (795 days old) by maytagguy (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        
oh no!

This morning. Went down there - took the belt off! The motor just hummed . No spinning:(

Post# 988695 , Reply# 3   3/29/2018 at 08:41 (794 days old) by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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It sounds like the starting winding is shot. May not be a bad idea to start looking for a new motor for it.

Post# 988698 , Reply# 4   3/29/2018 at 09:06 (794 days old) by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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I looked up the dryer and the part number i'm coming up with for the motor is Y302278 / 302278. I have a dryer similar to that and eventually it started struggling to start. The motor would strain to start up and then would usually overheat and shut off before my clothes were dry. I would have to leave it sit for roughly an hour before it would start again.

Post# 988706 , Reply# 5   3/29/2018 at 11:21 (794 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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I've gotten fine motors for MAytag driers from Ebay, still running 6 years later.

Post# 988707 , Reply# 6   3/29/2018 at 11:22 (794 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
You Have a Bad Delco Motor

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These were the next worst motor to the Westinghouse motors that MT used on these dryers, best were the Emerson next were the GEs, however the GEs often were the loudest ones.

Be sure you have a steel motor pulley, the pot-metal ones were no good because they wore quickly and allowed too much belt slippage.

John L.

Post# 988711 , Reply# 7   3/29/2018 at 12:25 (794 days old) by Maytagguy (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        

Is this the correct item? Otherwise. Can someone tell me which one it is ! Hopefully on!

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Post# 988712 , Reply# 8   3/29/2018 at 12:37 (794 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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No Wrong Motor, you need a motor for a MT HOH dryer, they are NLA so your best bet is a good used one.

Post# 989917 , Reply# 9   4/8/2018 at 13:23 (784 days old) by maytagguy (Minneapolis, Minnesota)        

I got the pilot lit. And im wondering how the mechanism works to make the dryer run, because I canít seem to get it to run continuously. Itíll run for a second then shut off when I push it to start! Wondering what is wrong and how to fix it?

Post# 1032658 , Reply# 10   5/14/2019 at 19:40 (383 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The Maytag DG606 is pretty similar to the one I have, but mine is in avocado green, and I had to do some repainting there was some rust in the inside, and on the rear panel. The only thing I have left to do is solder the wires onto the electronic dry control board since the wires have worked themselves loose, and if they are loose, the dryer wonít shut off properly.

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