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Post# 1027248   3/17/2019 at 00:20 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I just picked up a Maytag A606 set in Avocado green for $30! The washer is in good shape, and the dryer is also in good shape, but the the push button assembly seems to be gummed up, but everything else appears to be fine other than needing to be cleaned. The dryer does have a pilot light on it, but there surprisingly isnít much rust, and the dryer doesnít appear to be high mileage, and the felt seal the helps direct the air through the burner is in okay shape, but otherwise is in decent shape. The drum spins freely, and the tensioner pulley had some resistance but is in good shape




Post# 1027249 , Reply# 1   3/17/2019 at 00:27 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís a picture of the washer

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Post# 1027250 , Reply# 2   3/17/2019 at 00:30 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Here are pictures of the dryer, and I have begun the process of disassembly and cleaning/servicing

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Post# 1027269 , Reply# 3   3/17/2019 at 06:32 by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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Congratulations!  Is the washer a permanent press model? 


Post# 1027273 , Reply# 4   3/17/2019 at 08:06 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Yes, the timer is a permanent press timer

Post# 1027280 , Reply# 5   3/17/2019 at 09:14 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice set.


Post# 1027286 , Reply# 6   3/17/2019 at 10:58 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Great find, Sean! They appear to be in  really nice shape.


Post# 1027297 , Reply# 7   3/17/2019 at 12:41 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Washer looks showroom new. Would love to see pictures of the dryer when you get a chance. Congrats on the set and happy belated 20th birthday.

Post# 1027300 , Reply# 8   3/17/2019 at 12:58 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

Congratulations on a great find at an unbeatable price!

Post# 1027306 , Reply# 9   3/17/2019 at 13:28 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
CONGRATULATIONS!!

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On a great looking Maytag 606 set, and at a fantastic price!

I'm not familiar with dryer restorations other than vacuuming out the lint, but from what I see of the washer, it looks to be in really good condition!

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures once you've gotten them both all prettied up
;o)

CONGRATULATIONS again on a really nice looking 606 set
:o)


Post# 1027317 , Reply# 10   3/17/2019 at 14:33 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Iíve been working on the DG606 and a little on the A606 since 7am this morning, and now itís 12:28pm. I took the ENTIRE dryer apart to clean it and service it, and I am slowly putting it back together. The A606 washer works, but I have to adjust the water level switch, and thatís about it, but the DG606 will need many more hours work done to it, I currently took the burner and halo out, and I am going to clean as much as I can before I put it back together. I might even hook it up to gas and light the pilot to see what it does, but in the meantime I am going to be performing very meticulous servicing on the DG606 gas dryer

Post# 1027320 , Reply# 11   3/17/2019 at 14:49 by maytag63 (South Berwick, Maine)        

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Very nice buy.

Post# 1027330 , Reply# 12   3/17/2019 at 16:13 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I took a closer look at the drum seal, and itís completely toast. I wonder if thereís a way I can fabricate some sort of drum seal since they can be tricky to find

Post# 1027339 , Reply# 13   3/17/2019 at 17:10 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
Maytag A606 set in Avocado green for $30!

$30 for an Avocado matched set, that has got to be the deal of the year.

But we need some more photos just to be sure.


Post# 1027349 , Reply# 14   3/17/2019 at 19:51 by 79maytaga106 (Texas)        

Wow! That's a cool find at a great price.


Post# 1027359 , Reply# 15   3/17/2019 at 21:55 by Washerlover (Lake County, California: Wines With Altitude)        
This Must be the Year of Avocado Green!

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Nice set and screaminí deal! Looks like the set I just picked up last month, with a better washer paint job than mine.

My DE408 needs a new heating element. I havenít started looking yet, and am hopeful they are still out there! Any suggestions from members are welcome...


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Post# 1027361 , Reply# 16   3/17/2019 at 22:08 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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A Maytag SOH heating element from the late 70ís to the early 2000ís will fit your DE408 dryer. There were variations of the Stream of heat dryers from 1976 to the early 2000ís, but the overall design didnít really change

Post# 1027362 , Reply# 17   3/17/2019 at 22:41 by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I had a similar dryer that seemed almost unused on the inside. Outside it suffered some (reversible) corrosion from 45 years of sitting who knows where...but I cleaned it up, made the sale, delivered, installed, and itís back online. (See photo below)

You made a great buy no doubt, congrats.


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Post# 1027363 , Reply# 18   3/17/2019 at 22:55 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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The A606 set I bought is in good condition, and surprisingly the DG606 gas dryer that came with it didnít have much rust, but the felt Sean on the front of the drum is toast, and was pretty crispy around the burner, and the push buttons were also stuck, and I freed them up, and I have turned the dryer on yet, but I will perform meticulous service before I run the dryer for the first time

Post# 1027368 , Reply# 19   3/17/2019 at 23:54 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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Here are some pictures of the Maytag DG606 base, and I took a damp cloth and wiped the base down after I vacuumed up the lint and dust off of the base, and think you for the Birthday wishes, and it was a high honor to get that A606 set since Iíve been looking for a washer to go with my Maytag DE306 HOH dryer, but havenít had luck in getting one, so when this A606 set popped up, I jumped right to it, and a Maytag A806 is my dream set, but the A606 is close enough for me, but hereís the pictures of the DG606 base

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Post# 1027384 , Reply# 20   3/18/2019 at 07:40 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Congrats, Sean! This is a very nice looking set and it appears the original owners cared very much for their Maytags. Any chance you've looked at the serial codes to get the MFG dates?

Are you looking for the felt seal along the outside diameter of the drum? Looks like the 311534 can still be found even though it's marked as NLA on most sites.

Ben


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Post# 1027426 , Reply# 21   3/18/2019 at 16:59 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís the pilot light instructions

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Post# 1027441 , Reply# 22   3/18/2019 at 20:14 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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More photos of the Maytag DG606 gas dryer

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Post# 1027451 , Reply# 23   3/18/2019 at 23:18 by Jasonlittle (Southern iowa)        

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Wow! That set is awesome! Congrats!!!

Post# 1027465 , Reply# 24   3/19/2019 at 02:10 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís the Maytag DG606 in action!

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Post# 1027475 , Reply# 25   3/19/2019 at 07:23 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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It's possible to convert it from standing pilot to electronic ignition.  I know combo52 JohnL (and others) can tell you how if you wanted to do it.


Post# 1027490 , Reply# 26   3/19/2019 at 10:05 by tazz (western massachusetts)        
electronic conversion

here ya go. I would get rid of the standing pilot asap. that dryer you have is in too nice of shape to not seeing how simple it really is to convert. all you really need is a doner dryer. here's my thread on doing it, we use this dryer almost every day, never a problem since I've done the conversion. www.automaticwasher.org/c...

Post# 1027491 , Reply# 27   3/19/2019 at 10:17 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I will probably do that in the future, but everything seems to work fine at the moment. I imagine that my ďnewĒ Maytag A606 set seems to be fairly low mileage, and the dryer didnít have much rust inside, and the rear panel had the most rust out of everything on the dryer, and I plan on cleaning it up as much as possible and painting it later this week

Post# 1027494 , Reply# 28   3/19/2019 at 11:02 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I will probably do that in the future, but everything seems to work fine at the moment. I imagine that my ďnewĒ Maytag A606 set seems to be fairly low mileage, and the dryer didnít have much rust inside, and the rear panel had the most rust out of everything on the dryer, and I plan on cleaning it up as much as possible and painting it later this week

Post# 1027495 , Reply# 29   3/19/2019 at 11:03 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Post# 1027519 , Reply# 30   3/19/2019 at 20:14 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The Maytag DG606 turns on and tumbles, but the electronic dry control doesnít seem to turn off the dryer. The push buttons were stuck when I first got it, and I got them unstuck, but now it doesnít shut off at all, and I have no idea whatís not allowing it to shut off. It has tried to shut off at least once, and it tried to sound the bell off when I open the door. Hopefully it is something simple that is causing the issue

Post# 1027522 , Reply# 31   3/19/2019 at 22:44 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Fun project, yes I would convert it to electric ignition, but you have many problems to solve first.

 

The front felt seals need replacement, you need to get it to shut-off properly, it also looks like it may still have the aluminum motor pulley which will need to be replaced to get the dryer to tumble with a load of wet clothing.

 

Also you might have to convert it to electric ignition to get it to heat at all if the current pilot safety is shot.

 

Good luck and keep us posted if you have any problems.

 

John


Post# 1027525 , Reply# 32   3/19/2019 at 23:14 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Combo52, hereís a picture of the motor pulley (and pictures of the belts and pulleys) and this looks like it might be a steel motor pulley, but I could be wrong though

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Post# 1027534 , Reply# 33   3/20/2019 at 07:47 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Sean, you are correct the dryer does have the better steel motor pulley, these were a big improvement and never wore out, because of the dirt and corrosion on it it looked like the aluminum pulley MT used on earlier models.

 

John


Post# 1027542 , Reply# 34   3/20/2019 at 11:39 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Combo52, the belts I have on the DG606 are the old belts from the DE306, and I kept the old belts just Incase I got another HOH dryer, and I put these belts that were formally on the DE306 since the belts that were on this dryer when I got it were pretty much compromised, and there would have been a high probably of them breaking as soon as I put them on. I also made the tension a little tighter on the DG606, and one observation I made with the DE306 is if the tension is too loose, there wonít be enough air pulled through the Halo causing the hi limit thermostat to switch off the heating element, and if the tension is too tight, it can cause the air to ďskipĒ over the Halo, causing the hi limit thermostat to switch off the heating element, and it may not make sense, but that is what I noticed on the DE306 HOH dryer

Post# 1027550 , Reply# 35   3/20/2019 at 13:39 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís another picture of the Maytag DG606 dryer

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Post# 1027560 , Reply# 36   3/20/2019 at 20:09 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I am still having issues with getting the DG606 to shut off on damp dry with no clothes in it. The dryer turns on but wonít shut off, and Iíve already looked at the slip ring, and Iíve took the control panel off to observe the solenoid, and it doesnít do anything when I put on damp dry, and Iíve even tried air-drying a small load to see what it would do, and it will run and run and run unit stop it

Post# 1027561 , Reply# 37   3/20/2019 at 20:15 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís what the Maytag DG606 does when I put it on damp dry

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Post# 1027867 , Reply# 38   3/24/2019 at 13:54 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The new inner felt seal I ordered did arrive today, but the outer felt seal I ordered never even arrived today. I guess I will have to figure out something with the old felt seal

Post# 1027870 , Reply# 39   3/24/2019 at 14:44 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Is your dryer grounded? Separate ground wire?


Post# 1027881 , Reply# 40   3/24/2019 at 16:09 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Goatfarmer, the dryer is grounded, and I will look into why it wonít shut off, and I think it may be something in the baffles, or the wire that goes from the slip ring to the electronic dry control module, and another thing it might be is the little brass spring in the thing that goes to the slip ring

Post# 1027888 , Reply# 41   3/24/2019 at 18:28 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Did you carefully remove the carbon brush and spring from the holder before removing the drum?

Post# 1027907 , Reply# 42   3/24/2019 at 20:45 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Unfortunately I didnít remove the little carbon brush before I removed the drum. I got a new felt seal, but the felt seal I REALLY need is the outer felt seal. I stapled some more felt on to the original outer felt seal, but it really isnít doing anything, and I donít know where to source the outer felt seal from

Post# 1027943 , Reply# 43   3/25/2019 at 07:11 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Outer Felt Seal For A Gas HOH Dryer ?

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Hi Sean, Are you talking about the wide felt band or the narrow outer felt retainer band ?

 

John


Post# 1027965 , Reply# 44   3/25/2019 at 12:16 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Combo52, a outer felt seal happened to pop up on eBay, and I jumped right to it since those outer felt seals are tricky to find, and I did get a inner felt seal, but I might just put it in the DE306 I acquired awhile back since it didnít come with the inner felt seal, and I donít think the inner felt seals really matter on the gas HOH dryers since there isnít a element to short out, and I think Maytag just put the inner felt seal on all the gas HOH dryers to help direct the air flow into the drum. I am just using the DE306 to dry clothes from the A606, and the DE306 has pretty much has been a daily driver since Iíve had it, and I havenít had many issues with the DE306 since I serviced it and put new belts on it

Post# 1027985 , Reply# 45   3/25/2019 at 17:27 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
There are two felt seals On Gas HOH dryers

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That are not on the electric models, there is a wide inner one approximately 4 " wide and a narrow outer one that applies tension to the inner one that is about an 1 inch wide.

I was trying to find out which ones you needed, but hopefully you have found what you need.

John


Post# 1027999 , Reply# 46   3/25/2019 at 20:09 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Combo52, I actually have have the other 1Ē felt strip that keeps tension on the main seal, and it was still there when I got the A606 set, but it somehow came undone, and was just laying at the bottom of the cabinet, and I donít know if I can reuse that 1Ē felt strip the dryer originally came with, but I do have more felt that I can use to help keep a little tension on the main outer felt seal.

The DG606 will need some work done to it, but I am just going to fix things as time goes on, and after I get the felt seal, and get the electronic dry control to shut off properly, and paint the rear panel, I will order new damper pads for the A606 since it makes some noise when it goes into the spin cycle, but quiets down when it gets up to speed.

When those things get fixed on the A606 set, I might put them into service since the A810 has developed a leak that goes from the tub to the pump, and I might have to replace the glides on the DG810 since it makes a little racket while itís in operation.


Post# 1028134 , Reply# 47   3/27/2019 at 16:16 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The new felt seal arrived in the mail today

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Post# 1028152 , Reply# 48   3/27/2019 at 22:27 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hereís a piece of felt I cut to keep tension on the larger outer felt seal

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Post# 1028157 , Reply# 49   3/28/2019 at 00:09 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I finally took pictures of the serial numbers both on the A606 and DG606, and it says SF at the end of the serial number on the A606, and it says SB at the end of the serial number on the DG606

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Post# 1028238 , Reply# 50   3/28/2019 at 20:41 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Here are more photos of the Maytag A606 and DG606 Picture #1

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Post# 1028239 , Reply# 51   3/28/2019 at 20:42 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Post# 1028246 , Reply# 56   3/28/2019 at 21:22 by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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This is a great looking set! Features wise many would be happy with this washer.

Hereís how the serial numbers decode:

A606: SF - March 1973

DG606: SB - January 1973


Post# 1028385 , Reply# 57   3/30/2019 at 10:37 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
A606 makes some noise when it goes into the spin

Sounds more like the tub bearing than damper pads, probably goes away as the bearing warms up.

The damper pads would have to be really worn or missing to get to the point of making noise and by then the tub support could be wrecked as well.


Post# 1028612 , Reply# 58   3/31/2019 at 22:35 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I do have the new outer and inner felt seals, along with the felt strip that keeps tension on the larger outer felt seal, and I was wondering about something. How do I put the new outer felt seal onto the halo? I know you have to somehow staple it onto the halo, and I am thinking about fabricating something with paper clips, but I donít know if the paper clips will stand the heat from the burner

Post# 1028641 , Reply# 59   4/1/2019 at 07:16 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Installing Felt Seals On A Gas HOH Dryer

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Hi Sean, the inner Wide seal gets glued to the front heat shroud, the thin outer seal you put around the porclean drum, then put the shroud in place and then you inch the narrow tension felt forward into place. With the narrow felt band overlap the wide felt by about 3/4" then put a dime sized spot of glue between the narrow and wide felt in four places to keep the narrow tension felt from creeping out of place.

 

Then place the cabinet back on the frame screw in place then attach the 4 Phillips screws around the door opening to hold the heat shroud in place, hoe this helps and yes HOH dryers were a pita to work on unless you have a lot of space and time.

 

John


Post# 1029695 , Reply# 60   4/12/2019 at 18:10 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Put the DG606 put back together, tested it on damp dry,and it run for a good minute or so before shutting off, I ran it several more times, and shuts off 20 seconds or so after it starts on damp dry. I will hook it up to the gas line to see what it does, and for now I am air drying a medium load of towels, and yes that isnít the proper way to test out a HOH dryer lol, but Iíve done it before with the DG810 dryer when I got it back in 2016, and the DG810 did shut off when the load was dry.

Post# 1029726 , Reply# 61   4/13/2019 at 00:59 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I actually got the Maytag DG606 hooked up to gas, and it works! Got a video of the burner turning on, and it will be in the link

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Post# 1029735 , Reply# 62   4/13/2019 at 06:33 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Yay it works, be sure that you test the pilot safety by blowing out the pilot and making sure that the safety valve closes in less than one minute.

 

John


Post# 1029762 , Reply# 63   4/13/2019 at 13:22 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I actually dried a load of clothes in it last night, and it does work pretty well. It doesnít get very hot, but it definitely gets hot enough to get stuff dried. Even though the HOH gas dryers donít offer a 360 degree heating halo, at least they wonít bake or scorch the ever living heck out of clothes like the newer Speed Queen dryers do

Post# 1029768 , Reply# 64   4/13/2019 at 14:40 by qsd-dan (West)        

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I've had a few HOH gasers come through here and every single one had a weak hi limit thermostat which cycled the burner below the operating thermostat. The only conclusion I could come up with is that the standing pilot plays a role in weakening the bi-metal spring.

Something to think about.


Post# 1029770 , Reply# 65   4/13/2019 at 14:56 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Dan you are probably right about the standing pilot weakening the bi-metal in the hi limit thermostat, but I definitely had a weak hi limit thermostat in my Kenmore portable dryer awhile back, and that thing barely got hot, and wouldnít get any hotter than 115 F or 120 F, and ever since I put a hi limit thermostat that would normally go in the full sized WP 29Ē dryers, it seems to work much better now, but I havenít used that dryer in awhile, and the drum belt is broken on that dryer, and that will be the next project after Iím done with the A606 and DG606 set.

Post# 1029771 , Reply# 66   4/13/2019 at 15:14 by qsd-dan (West)        

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You've got some fantastic skills for your age, Sean. It's very comforting to know there's a younger generation out there who are passionate and dedicated in learning and keeping these old machines running into the future when us older guys make the transition from drooling on ourselves in a retirement home to 6 feet under dirt.

Post# 1029772 , Reply# 67   4/13/2019 at 15:33 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Dan Iíve always been fascinated with how things worked for as long as I can remember, and 7 or so years ago I told myself I was going to own a vintage washer and deter set, and that day came around when I got the A810 set I have, and I discovered the HOH dryers in late 2016, and into early 2017, and I wanted to get one, but I just wasnít having the best luck in 2017 with getting a HOH dryer, and the DE306 HOH dryer I have popped up on Craigslist, and I told myself ďnow is the time to get a HOH dryerĒ and I only paid $50 for the DE306, and I have been using it a lot since Iíve had it, and it seems to work just fine without any issues. After I got the DE306, I wanted to get a matching washer or a similar match to go with it, and I had no luck with that too, and a Maytag A207S(?) popped up for sale for $20, and was literally down the street from me, and I was literally about to go and pick it up, and it was marked as sold. I pretty much gave up on trying to get any more machines at that point, and a Whirlpool belt drive set did pop up for sale in Pomona, and I wanted to get it, but the seller was kinda flaky, and that deal never worked out. I was just browsing Craigslist to see if there were any vintage machines for sale, and the A606 and DG606 popped up for sale in Los Angeles, and they were only asking $30 for the set, and I jumped right to it. The reason why the seller was only asking $30 for the set is he said the dryer didnít work, and I I knew it had to be something simple, and when I got it home, the push buttons in the push button assembly were stuck, and I sprayed some DW40 in the push button assembly, and that may not the the correct way to do it, but I got it working, and got the buttons unstuck.

Post# 1029775 , Reply# 68   4/13/2019 at 15:59 by qsd-dan (West)        

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You remind me of a younger version of myself. The advantage I had is that I could pick up rare TOL appliances for free and parts were cheap and plentiful, with most still available through Maytag.

Post# 1029782 , Reply# 69   4/13/2019 at 17:44 by qsd-dan (West)        

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If you're feeling frisky, you can swap the hi limit thermo from your DE306 into the DG606 and see if you can coax a bit more heat out of it. They're interchangeable.

Post# 1029789 , Reply# 70   4/13/2019 at 19:51 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Dan I might put the thermostat from the DE306 onto the DG606, but the DG606 seems to be working fine at the moment. I actually had to make a repair to the DE306 sometime in February because the wire that goes from the heating element to the hi limit thermostat burnt out on me and was making a funny burning smell, and I happened to have the correct gage of wire in my mini stash, and I made a new wire for it, and itís been fine ever since. Technically the DE306 was still being used when I bought it, be the person who lived in the house I got the DE306 from had moved out, and the house was vacant for a month, and I bought it, and have been using it since, and I have had to use it since the drum glides on the DG810 are worn out, and makes a racket while in operation, and I plan on doing a partial refurbishment on that dryer.

Post# 1029791 , Reply# 71   4/13/2019 at 20:21 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Yay I am glad you got this working, Great job.

 

The high limit thromostat should never cycle under normal operating conditions, so if it is working you are good to go.

 

Sean, did you blow out the pilot and see if the  safety cut off the gas, it should do so in less than 60 seconds.

 

John


Post# 1029793 , Reply# 72   4/13/2019 at 20:33 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I did blow their pilot out, and the pilot safety works. The DG606 doesnít get as hot as my newer DG810 dryer does, and the DG606 is pretty gentle. Everything works on the burner, but now have to adjust or reposition the carbon brush since it did shut off the first couple of times I tested it in the garage with no clothes in it, and and now it doesnít seem to want to shut off now, and it is the carbon brush since it never wanted to shut off without it, and that is the issues I was having all this time since it didnít have the carbon brush, and now I have to make an adjustment of some kind now

Post# 1029800 , Reply# 73   4/13/2019 at 21:42 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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If the carbon brush in the sensor circuit is not there or making poor contact the dryer will always shut off too soon because it can not sense the moist clothing and keep running.

 

John


Post# 1029856 , Reply# 74   4/14/2019 at 14:43 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I made an adjustment to the carbon brush, and it sorta kinda works now, and when I open the door to see how dry the clothes are, and right when I close the door, I can hear it try to strike the bell to shut off, and I might have to make and adjustment to the slip ring, and I will have to do some more fine tuning to the DG606 to get it to shut off properly

Post# 1029878 , Reply# 75   4/14/2019 at 19:21 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Too bad you missed these Sean, Was that yellow dryer one of the rare electronically controlled  water condensing dryers ? It looks like it might have been.

 

John


Post# 1029882 , Reply# 76   4/14/2019 at 19:38 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John the dryer was just a vented model, and it looks like a gas HOH model at first, but itís the older style of Maytag dryers with the perforated drum, and lint filter that slides out like a drawer. I really wanted to go get them, but I wasnít able to because of the horrible wind storms we had here in SoCal in December of 2017, and we had 100 mph winds that day and it knocked down a 40 foot tall tree in front of my house, and it took me a long time to clean up that mess. Iíve seen at least 5 or 6 vintage Maytag sets pop up for sale here in SoCal, and they still do pop up for sale every now and again

Post# 1029895 , Reply# 77   4/14/2019 at 21:33 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Sean, I think it was the rare water condensing model, MT never built an all Push-Button electronically controlled dryer before the HOH dryers came out, but they did continue the older style water condensing dryer through 1965 with the lint filter in the lower front.

 

John L.


Post# 1029898 , Reply# 78   4/14/2019 at 21:51 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I donít think Maytag ever made dryers with the electronic dry control, but in the photos the seller had on Craigslist of the A902 set, they did show a picture of inside the drum, and it was the older style of Maytag perorated drum. That is a mystery Maytag dryer, maybe someone put together parts from a bunch of other Maytag dryers to make this one? Or maybe it was a floor/display model? That is one mystery that will be difficult to solve. John I think your brother Tom might be able to identify that Maytag dryer, and he may have seen a couple before

Post# 1029904 , Reply# 79   4/14/2019 at 23:54 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Now the DG606 doesnít want to shut off at all now. Iíve adjusted the carbon brush and slip ring, and I looked at all of the connectors, and I looked at everything a couple times over, any ideas? The little pilot light above the knob flickers, and is it normal for the little indicator light to flicker? When I got the DG606 to shut off the first couple of times, the pilot light didnít flicker, and since itís not shutting off properly, the indicator light now flickers

Post# 1029918 , Reply# 80   4/15/2019 at 06:27 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Yellow Maytag pushbutton dryer

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Hi Sean that yellow dryer that you almost got was definitely a water condensing electronically controlled dryer probably the only such American dryer ever built, Frigidaire did have an air cooled condensing electronically controlled dryer however.

The flickering light on your KDG606 just means that the little neon light is burning out has nothing to do with the dryer running stopping starting etc.

If the dryer is not shutting off you either have a bad electron a control but more likely something is grounding out on the slip ring or baffles try disconnecting the yellow wire from the slip ring if the dryer shuts off then you know you the control is good and youíve got a problem in the baffle circuit or slippering.


Post# 1029939 , Reply# 81   4/15/2019 at 12:48 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I disconnected the yellow wire from the slip ring, and tried running the dryer on damp dry to see if it would shut off 20 seconds or so, and I didnít shut off. I am thinking it may be something in the baffles or something, but I will check to see if anything is grounding out on the slip ring

Post# 1029968 , Reply# 82   4/15/2019 at 17:23 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Check out the following thread from 2017 that's dealing with your same issues. This poster spent an elaborate amount of time fixing and replacing components only to find a tarnished slip ring being the main culprit.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO qsd-dan's LINK


Post# 1029970 , Reply# 83   4/15/2019 at 17:44 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Sean, if it does not shut off with the yellow disconnected and isolated the reason it does not shut off has nothing to do with the slip ring at this point, although you could also have problems with the slip and baffle circuit...Carefully follow the thread that Dan referenced and hopefully you can fix it.

John L


Post# 1029979 , Reply# 84   4/15/2019 at 19:14 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The tarnished slip ring is likely the main culprit. Itís funny how it worked when I was testing it in the garage on damp dry, and it took a minute or so for it to shut off when I put it on damp dry, and after it shut off for the first time, I tried it again, and it shut off 20 to 30 seconds after I tried it the second time, and when I tried it the 3rd time, it shut off 20 seconds or so after I put it on damp dry with no clothes in it. I guess something got bumped or knocked loose when moving it into the laundry room to test it with it hooked up to gas

Post# 1029992 , Reply# 85   4/15/2019 at 20:41 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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HI Sean, I am sorry but your posts are not making any sense, if the dryer won't shut off with the yellow wire disconnected there is another problem other than a tarnished slip ring.

Furthermore Tarnished brass and copper are still perfectly conductive and a little tarnish will not affect the operation of the electronic control system.

John


Post# 1030006 , Reply# 86   4/15/2019 at 22:08 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I apologize if my posts donít make a whole lot of sense, but I am trying to get an idea of what I need to do to the DG606 to get it to shut off properly. I will have to spend more time on getting the DG606 up and going, and I did hook it up to the gas line and it does heat up, and the burner cycles normally, but now I have to figure out what else is wrong with it.

Post# 1030755 , Reply# 87   4/24/2019 at 23:15 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I still canít get the DG606 to shut off, and Iíve adjusted the carbon brush and slip ring a couple of times and it still doesnít want to shut off properly. I have no idea what the issue is, and Iíve already looked at it a couple of times already

Post# 1030790 , Reply# 88   4/25/2019 at 07:21 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Hi Sean, try soldering the terminals on the little circuit board and see if this helps, Gas MT HOH dryers really had problems with corrosion and poor connections in this area, I saved many of these dryers by doing this quick repair for customers over the years.

 

John L.


Post# 1031149 , Reply# 89   4/28/2019 at 20:37 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I traced the problem to a bad electrolytic capacitor, and I will need to replace that capacitor. I looked at all the other components on the little circuit board and they appear to be fine. Richard (speedqueen) helped me trace the problem down to the bad capacitor, and Richard (speedqueen) is good at repairing electronics, he might be able to help me find a new electrolytic capacitor for the DG606.

Post# 1031153 , Reply# 90   4/28/2019 at 20:57 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
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Yay Good News, Glad Richard came to the rescue, Where has he been lately ?

 

John


Post# 1031157 , Reply# 91   4/28/2019 at 21:30 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I am not sure where Richard has been lately on AW, but another hobby he has is working on vintage televisions, and that usually keeps him busy. He is usually does post on vintage television and electronics groups in Facebook, and I am apart of some of those groups too. I am even a member of the vintage appliances and electronics groups on Facebook. I havenít been busy myself, but I am kinda interested in that turquoise WP set SB is trying to sell in San Diego. That is a nice WP set, but they do need some work done to them. The dryer appears to be high mileage since the enamel/paint is beginning to wear off, the blower belt is toast, and the back part of the control panel where itís lighted is missing. The washer will probably have to be gone through sometime in the future, and Iíve never worked on a WP BD before, but I have replaced the pump on my KM portable BD washer before.

Post# 1031384 , Reply# 92   4/30/2019 at 17:50 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I never got to post a picture of the DG606 of before I cleaned it (technically I did, but it was in the garage), but this is what the DG606 looked like in the sunlight in the morning of the next day. Note the motor isnít attached to the base, and the clips rusted and broke off of the base, and it was like that when I got it. I have a feeling that this was taken out of service when the clips broke, and the motor was no longer attached to the base and no longer was turning the drum and blower/fan anymore

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Post# 1031391 , Reply# 93   4/30/2019 at 18:13 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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The corrosion caused by constant burning pilots shortened the life of many dryers, The few WP gas dryers we saw from the 60s-70s with constant burning pilots often turned into major rust buckets.

 

John


Post# 1031412 , Reply# 94   4/30/2019 at 20:37 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I thought Whirlpool 29Ē dryers all had electronic ignition, but some of them probably did have standing pilots in them. The Whirlpool dryers with standing pilots had to have had the removable lower access panel to light the pilot or service the burner and other things in that area.

John did the Whirlpool gas dryers that had electronic ignition have a hot surface igniter, or did they have a spark system like gas cooktops have?


Post# 1031500 , Reply# 95   5/1/2019 at 19:46 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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More photos of the DG606, and this is when I was putting it back together

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Post# 1031645 , Reply# 96   5/3/2019 at 02:42 by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
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That looks great!

It looks like you're coming along nicely with your progress.
Keep up the great work!
:o)


Post# 1031646 , Reply# 97   5/3/2019 at 02:55 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Yeh, I love seeing your rebuilt from the ground up... Just right behind the pilot light door cover lies a miraculous dynamo, can't wait to see all this work!

(Even that pilot light door w/ the lighting instructions is a work of art!)



-- Dave


Post# 1031918 , Reply# 98   5/6/2019 at 00:08 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The DG606 is back together, but I forgot post those pictures of the reassembly process of the DG606, but itís all back together now. I literally took a cloth and windex and wiped the base down, many other parts of the DG606, and itís pretty much spotless now. I had to order new clips for the motor, and after I am done with that, I will be pretty much done with the DG606. I do need new belts, and I have to solder the wires on to the electronic dry control board, but I will be done with the DG606 with in the next week or two.

All I need to do to the A606 is replace the damper pads, and that will be it, along with a wax and polish on A606 and DG606 chrome too


Post# 1031957 , Reply# 99   5/6/2019 at 14:26 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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After thinking it over for awhile, I might convert my Maytag DG606 to electronic ignition and there are threads that do exist showing that, but they donít really show the step by step process of doing that. When I do convert the DG606 to electronic ignition, I will show a step by step process of converting a gas HOH dryer to electronic ignition

Post# 1031994 , Reply# 100   5/7/2019 at 06:26 by tazz (western massachusetts)        

It's a very simple process to convert to electronic ignition. get a donor gas dryer that's electronic and take the ignitor, electronic eye and the valve assy and swap them in. you should use the orifice from your original valve because it is less btu's than the electronic one. take the ignitor and attach it to the top of the flame tube, I welded mine on. attach the eye to the burner can as I call it at approx. the 10:00 position, in the space between the halo ring and the front panel. mount the electronic gas valve in your old mount cradle, some minor trimming to the mount and that's about it. Two wires to hook up from your harness to the new valve and that's it.

Post# 1032017 , Reply# 101   5/7/2019 at 11:16 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Thank you Tazz for explaining how to do the electronic ignition conversion. I will need to obtain those parts to convert mine to electronic ignition, but I might just use it with the pilot until I get the parts I need for the electronic ignition conversion. I will just turn the pilot off when itís not being used, and ignite the pilot on the days I will be using my DG606. I will have to put my A606 set into service one day soon since the glides are worn out on my DG810, and the A810 washer I have still works, but it has developed a small leak, and I will have to look into it soon to see where it is. In the meantime I am just using the A606 and my DE306 HOH dryer since those are my only working machines at the moment.

Post# 1032063 , Reply# 102   5/7/2019 at 21:17 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Converting a Maytag HOH dryer to electric ignition

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Itís not quite that simple and itís not something that somebody that doesnít have a lot of experience working with gas appliances mechanical things and electrical thing should attempt.

The valve assembly from a new or Maytag stream of heat dryer does not fit exactly so you have to do some adapting you also have to cut a hole in the burner Cone at the precise spot to mount the flame sensor.

Thereís nothing electronic about the ignition system itís just electrical so thatís good. It does need to be done correctly however and youíre right itís a good idea to put the 18,000 BTU burner orifice in otherwise it could be dangerous the HOH dryer is poorly designed in the first place having the flame that close to when underneath the clothes load.

John


Post# 1032072 , Reply# 103   5/7/2019 at 23:55 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I will say I am mechanically inclined, but the most difficult part of the electronic ignition conversion would be cutting a hole in the burner cone to put the flame sensor, and wiring in the wires from the dual gas valve, igniter, and flame sensor.

I do want to convert the DG606 to electronic ignition in the future, but I will just use it as is with the standing pilot. I will just turn the pilot off on days when itís not being used, and lighting the pilot on the days I will be using the DG606 to dry clothes.

I will probably have to put the A606 and DG606 into service this summer since my A810 set needs some work, and the DG810 will need a partial refurbishment since the drum glides are worn out on it, and it needs a belt and roller job as well. The A810 works, but has developed a small leak in the hose that goes from the tub to the drain pump. The DE306 HOH is my only working dryer at the moment.


Post# 1032073 , Reply# 104   5/8/2019 at 00:15 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Don't ever let anyone discourage you Sean, go for it. Just approach it in a cautious manner and you'll be fine.

If I had a dollar for every time I was warned with "Don't do this, only let a professional do that" B.S. I'd have about 100 extra bucks lying around. Sure, there were few failures along the way but much was learned and I ALWAYS came out on the winning side with some tips/tricks that so-called "experts" were completely unaware of.


Post# 1032078 , Reply# 105   5/8/2019 at 00:45 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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Just be sure to do yourself and any future owners a favor, and tape an envelope to the back of the control panel cover with some documentation inside.
Particularly, a list of the conversion parts you used, and their part numbers. Oh, and a URL for this forum thread!

That way, anyone using or servicing your machines down the road will know what is what, when the machine doesn't match the schematics or service manual diagrams.


Post# 1032079 , Reply# 106   5/8/2019 at 00:46 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Dan the electronic ignition conversion wonít be too difficult, but I will need the parts for the conversion. The gas HOH dryers may have had bugs in the design, but I have seen quite a few gas as well as electric HOH dryers pop up for sale here in Southern California, and Iíve seen at least a dozen plus Maytag center dial washer and dryer sets from the 60ís and 70ís here in Southern California, and that must mean Maytag had to have been popular here in SoCal.

Post# 1032112 , Reply# 107   5/8/2019 at 10:57 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Converting a Maytag HOH dryer to electric ignition

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Hi Sean. I was not trying to dissuade you from doing this conversion, Iím sure you can do it with your mind put to it.

I was really taking issue with Tazz saying that it was easy to do I donít think most people should attempt it unless youíre really comfortable cutting metal and making adjustments to gas burners etc.

Itís also important for all involved to use the correct terminology there is nothing Electronic About this system there is no thermal eye etc. Understanding how something works is the first step if youíre going to convert it and transfer it to another dryer.


Post# 1032116 , Reply# 108   5/8/2019 at 11:11 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John yeah, Tazz did make it sound easy, but itís a little involved since you have to cut a small hole in the burner cone for the fame sensor, and you have to figure out how to wire in the newer dual gas valve.

John when I convert mine to automatic ignition in the future, I will show the step by step process of the conversion. There are threads that do exist on how to convert HOH gas dryers to automatic ignition, but none of them really show the step by step process or explain what you need to do for the conversion. I do want to convert the DG606 to automatic ignition in the future, but I will have to obtain the parts for the conversion, and maybe somehow acquire another 18,000 btu burner orifice just Incase if I find another gas HOH dryer in the future.


Post# 1032194 , Reply# 109   5/9/2019 at 07:59 by tazz (western massachusetts)        

wow just wow

Post# 1032592 , Reply# 110   5/13/2019 at 21:44 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Update on the Maytag A606 and DG606. I am almost done with them, and all I need is solder, to solder the wires onto the electronic dry control board, and the A606 needs new damper pads and thatís it.

My next project will be to get my Kenmore portables up and going again. The dryer needs a new drum belt, and the KM portable washer will need a new timer knob (the timer itself is fine, but the actual knob is broken), and I will need to try to find new springs or spring mounts for the KM portable washer.


Post# 1032971 , Reply# 111   5/18/2019 at 14:06 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I tried soldering the wires onto the DG606 electronic dry control board, and after serveral failed attempts, I hope I didnít ruin anything. If I canít get the electronic dry control to work on the DG606, I might just get a Maytag 306 timer and put it in it to make it simpler, might require some modifications to the wiring, but I might have to do that if I canít get the electronic dry control to work on the DG606

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Post# 1032983 , Reply# 112   5/18/2019 at 16:52 by qsd-dan (West)        

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There's a lot of corrosion on that board. Best to purchase a new one while they're still available.

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Post# 1032986 , Reply# 113   5/18/2019 at 17:04 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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Dan, I don't think that is corrosion. I think that is burning and flux spatter from the soldering attempt.

Sean, I think you might want to step back a bit and practice your soldering, then tackle this again once you have the hang of things. This control board is definitely salvageable, so I don't think you need to buy any new parts to restore your machine to working order. (I also believe if you DO buy the new part, it's likely to suffer the exact same fate if you attempt the same soldering operation on it without working on your soldering skills first.)

Please don't take this personally. You're soldering something comparatively large (the wire and spade connector end, which both act as heat-sinks), to something comparatively tiny (the thin traces on the control board). Getting enough heat on the joint to make a GOOD connection, without overheating the board, isn't the easiest task if you're not proficient with an iron.


Post# 1032992 , Reply# 114   5/18/2019 at 18:45 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I will admit my soldering isnít that good yet. I might order a new board for it, but I might just order a DE/DG306 timer and put it in. Yes it wonít really be original if I did that, but a timer would be a lot more simple if I did that, plus I have my other DE306 to reference from.

Post# 1033158 , Reply# 115   5/19/2019 at 20:07 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The DG606 has developed another problem I am going to have to look into. I am not sure how to fix this, but the Maytag experts might know what I am talking about. The drum on the DG606 wants to scrape the part that is above the door gasket, and Iíve checked all all of the leveling feet are even. I am not sure what the problem is, but Iíll have to take the DG606 apart again to do some more fine tuning and adjustments.

Post# 1033425 , Reply# 116   5/22/2019 at 22:47 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I bought a timer since I am not entirely sure how to wire it in. The DG606 is now a DG306, and I did get it installed, but havenít wired it yet. Just and update on the DG606.

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Post# 1033427 , Reply# 117   5/22/2019 at 23:07 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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For the scraping, did you have the back of the cabinet installed? I made that mistake once, running a HoH dryer with the back off... whoops!

Post# 1033433 , Reply# 118   5/23/2019 at 00:09 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I did have the rear panel off, and it was level. I couldnít figure out what it was, so I took it apart, and while I had the drum out, I added more oil to the drum bearing, and I put it all back together, and everything is running smoothly. I even added more grease to the idler/tensioner pulley shaft, and it runs pretty quiet now. I just have to figure out how to wire the DG306 timer in.

Post# 1033452 , Reply# 119   5/23/2019 at 06:53 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Changing A 606 to A 306

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Hi Sean you need a wiring diagram for a DG 306, you may have to cut up the wiring harness to do it.

I think it would be just as easy to buy the replacement board Dan suggested and try to fix the dryer as an electronic 606.

John


Post# 1033468 , Reply# 120   5/23/2019 at 14:22 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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John I will have to locate a wiring diagram for a Maytag DG306 dryer. I wanted to order a electronic dry for the DG606, but I decided to order a timer since I want to customize the DG606. Installing the timer wasnít that difficult, but now I have to locate a wiring diagram. Dan or Ben might know how to wire a 306 timer in.

Post# 1033501 , Reply# 121   5/23/2019 at 19:51 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

Straight out of the Maytag service manual.

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Post# 1033516 , Reply# 122   5/24/2019 at 00:18 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Thanks Repairguy! Now Iíll be able to wire the timer in. One thing I will need is the little start switch that goes behind the timer dial, but I can just borrow the one from my DE306 since it uses the same start switch that goes behind the timer dial.

Post# 1033525 , Reply# 123   5/24/2019 at 07:02 by Combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Start switch for a DG 306 Maytag dryer

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You could also just skip the start switch and then it would be like older Maytag dryerís without this feature, the start switch was sort of funky the way they installed behind the dial anyway and really didnít always operate that smoothly.

This is of course only a good idea if there are no children playing with the dryer.

John


Post# 1033597 , Reply# 124   5/25/2019 at 12:16 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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One problem I am having is trying to figure out where some of the wires go on to the timer. Iíve been studying the schematic to see which wire goes where, and I do have a general idea where they go, but I just donít want to chance anything at all.

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Post# 1033602 , Reply# 125   5/25/2019 at 15:37 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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Hi Sean. Even if the markings on your timer are worn or illegible, you should be able to positively identify the terminals very quickly with a multimeter and the process of elimination.

Note that the timer has four terminals. The timer unit in the schematic shows three which are electrically connected, and a fourth at the bottom which has no internal connections to the timing blocks - just a convenient place to connect several external wires.

On your actual timer, the topmost connection has three lugs, so it appears to be that fourth unconnected terminal. The bottommost connection is the only one with two lugs, so it is likely to be the "Red / 9" connection on the schematic.

That leaves two single terminals left. ONE of those will have continuity to RED/9 if the knob is turned to the AIR FLUFF cycle, and the other will not. The one which does, is the "BLACK" terminal on the left side of the schematic. If you see continuity to both, or no continuity to either, you likely have the timer knob set in the wrong position.


For safety and peace of mind that you identified everything correctly, you can also (still with everything disconnected) check for continuity across the other terminals. The top connection (with the motor lead unhooked) shouldn't ever show continuity to any other terminal, regardless of the timer position. The remaining three terminals should show continuity or an open circuit with the other terminals according to the timer knob position and the logic depicted in the chart.


Post# 1033605 , Reply# 126   5/25/2019 at 17:01 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The part that is basically throwing me off is where you connect the power cord to. The only wire I figured that goes onto the timer is the purple wire that comes from the refulating thermostat, and that is pretty much it.

Post# 1033623 , Reply# 127   5/25/2019 at 20:46 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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No offense... but if you have the schematic in front of you, and can't figure out how the power cord connects to the timer, then you are in way over your head. Guessing with electrical connections on a gas appliance is frankly, dangerous.

You should have someone else who knows their way around electrical circuits help you out on this one. And by "help you out", I mean wire the dryer themselves in person and verify the connections and operation are done safely, before it is ever plugged in or hooked up to the gas line.

There's no shame in calling in the experts. It's not defeat, it's the smart thing to do under the circumstances. And it's far better than electrocuting someone or burning your house down.


Post# 1034171 , Reply# 128   6/1/2019 at 21:05 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I ended up borrowing the timer from my Maytag DE306. I got it mostly wired up, and I have 2 more wires from the power cord I need to put onto the timer, but I am not so sure which one goes where. Iíll post a picture of the timer in the DG306 (DG606)

Yes? No? Close? Incorrect?


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Post# 1034174 , Reply# 129   6/1/2019 at 22:09 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I already matched everything up on the timer and schematic for you on Facebook messenger a week ago. I don't know what else to say.. I previously offered to solder the wires to the board if you would mail it to me and correct the board damage, at no expense other than postage. This is your problem now.

Post# 1034276 , Reply# 130   6/3/2019 at 11:18 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, to me, itís a shame how that board canít be put to good use... I wonder what the other side of Iit, containing the actual electronics are like... Neat to have something that sophisticated in even the oldest of dyers employing it, from when electronically-controlled drying was invented!

I never even got to ever see or acknowledge during a repair, that feature in mine!

While maybe it cannot be luck, I wish you success in your project...



ó Dave


Post# 1034283 , Reply# 131   6/3/2019 at 13:15 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Update: got everything wired and hooked up, and it works!

Hereís a video on YouTube of the timer I installed on the DG606


CLICK HERE TO GO TO Maytag85's LINK


Post# 1034296 , Reply# 132   6/3/2019 at 17:37 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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Dave, there is a good picture of the front side of both versions of the electronic control circuit in this thread:
www.automaticwasher.org/c...

As you can see, there isnít much to it. Thatís why I have such high confidence that Seanís original board, damaged by the soldering attempt, could still be used successfully with a little soldering help.


Post# 1034321 , Reply# 133   6/4/2019 at 01:02 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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I dried about a dozen or so loads in the Maytag DG306 (yes laundry was piling up lol), and it does take longer to dry, but definitely gets warm enough to get things dried. One thing I noticed is the burner stays on for a pretty long time, and all the thermostats are wired in and working correctly, and the vent it is hooked up to isnít restricted at all.

Post# 1034335 , Reply# 134   6/4/2019 at 07:19 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Proper Gas Dryer Operation

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When you have a good normal sized load the burner should NOT cycle OFF till the clothes are nearly dry, this means NO cycling off for 30-40 minutes in most loads, this same thing is true on nearly all gas and electric dryers.

 

John L.


Post# 1034659 , Reply# 135   6/6/2019 at 18:26 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Glad to have been able to help you with the wiring, Sean.


Post# 1034709 , Reply# 136   6/7/2019 at 12:59 by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> I bought a timer since I am not entirely sure how to wire it in. The DG606 is now a DG306,
>> and I did get it installed, but havenít wired it yet.
...
>> I ended up borrowing the timer from my Maytag DE306.

They should have been identical timers with identical cycles, part number 3-2454 for both DG306 and DE306 (and several other dryer models).
What prompted you to take apart your working dryer for its timer?



Post# 1034748 , Reply# 137   6/7/2019 at 23:39 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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^The one on the from his DE306 has more labeling. He already had to swap over his intermittent-closed start switch since his new timer didn't come with one, for whatever reason it was easier to understand the other one for him. I just don't question his logic anymore, as long as he gets a result, eventually. Should be a cinch to wire up the other one now, when he gets a second start switch.

Post# 1034856 , Reply# 138   6/8/2019 at 22:54 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Got another video of the burner starting up, but this time in slow motion!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Maytag85's LINK





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