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Maytag DG806
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Post# 1032711   5/15/2019 at 15:26 (424 days old) by floyde (Los Angeles, CA)        

I have a 1979 dryer and would like to get a new belt. Does anyone have a model number of the belt I could order?

Thank you!

Post# 1032715 , Reply# 1   5/15/2019 at 16:05 (424 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

If this is a halo of heat dryer it uses 2 belts...Y311013 & Y 311012. They are still available.

Post# 1032748 , Reply# 2   5/15/2019 at 22:24 (424 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Since itís from 1979, itís a newer style of Stream Of Heat dryer. Maytag SOH dryers arenít bad, but they donít dry as evenly as the HOH dryers, but they are still decent dryers.

Post# 1032749 , Reply# 3   5/15/2019 at 22:24 (424 days old) by floyde (Los Angeles, CA)        

Itís 1979 so large drum anyone know?

Post# 1032750 , Reply# 4   5/15/2019 at 22:30 (424 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Your Maytag DG806 from 1979 has the larger drum, and the Maytag Halo Of Heat gas dryers built before the stream of heat dryers had a standing pilot that had to be lit so the burner would come on, and the newer stream of heat dryers have a igniter and you will see it glow ping when you turn the dryer on.

Post# 1032751 , Reply# 5   5/15/2019 at 22:37 (424 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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QSD-DAN could help you out with your DG806 from 1979. I donít know every single thing about Maytags, but I know more about ĎTags than most people my age, and QSD-DAN knows even more about Maytags than I do and I am still leaning about vintage Maytag machines.

Post# 1032752 , Reply# 6   5/15/2019 at 22:57 (424 days old) by floyde (Los Angeles, CA)        
What does this have to do with my question of a belt

Anyone know.

Post# 1032755 , Reply# 7   5/16/2019 at 00:59 (424 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> What does this have to do with my question of a belt

Hi floyde, the problem is that you asked for a belt for a dryer that doesnít exist!

The Halo-of-Heat DE/DG806 was only produced until around 1976.
The Stream-of-Heat dryers were then produced until around 1980.

So something is wrong, either your year (1979), or your model (DG806).
Perhaps instead of a DG806, you have a DG608? Or a DG808?

Post# 1032767 , Reply# 8   5/16/2019 at 07:05 (423 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
DG806 Dryer Belts

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Yes thank you Dave, MT 806 dryers have two belts and MT808 dryers have one, they are COMPLETELY different dryers, this is why exact model #s are so important.


In either case the belts are still readily available,


Question why do you think it needs a belt, have you even taken it apart yet, at its age it is likley to need more than just a belt if you are trying to use this dryer much.



Post# 1032769 , Reply# 9   5/16/2019 at 08:03 (423 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)        

8 replies and not a single answer!
If you know for sure that your dryer is a 1979, this will work:

Post# 1032793 , Reply# 10   5/16/2019 at 12:17 (423 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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>> 8 replies and not a single answer!

That's because we care about giving the CORRECT answer.
It avoids a lot of wasted time, money, and frustration to get the correct part the first time.

And remember too that we are on a forum here. Resolving this confusion isn't just for floyde - others down the road will find this thread in their search results ("DG806 belt", etc). So resolving the ambiguity may prevent similar problems for others in the future.

Post# 1032807 , Reply# 11   5/16/2019 at 13:31 (423 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)        

Yes, that makes sense. I know that many of you could have told him the same thing I did, but I didn't think about the future searchers. I have used the search to solve problems of my own before. If the dryer is for sure a 1979 (Stream of heat) than it would use the single belt as per #9. If the dryer is not a 1979 and truely is a DG-806, then as stated above it would be a Halo of heat, and would use the dual smaller belts.
A suggestion for Floyde:
Pull the back off of the dryer, if you see one belt, buy here.
If you see two belts, you would need to buy both of these.

Post# 1032814 , Reply# 12   5/16/2019 at 14:40 (423 days old) by floyde (Los Angeles, CA)        
Im so sorry for the confusion

It is a DG808.. So I assume Y312959 is the correct belt?

Many thanks, Can someone verify?

Post# 1032819 , Reply# 13   5/16/2019 at 15:05 (423 days old) by oliger (Indianapolis, Indiana)        

Yes, Y312959 is the correct part#. If you buy a higher quality belt, it will be longer before you will have to replace it again.

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