Thread Number: 83478  /  Tag: Vintage Dryers
Maytag Dryer timer not working.
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Post# 1077960   6/20/2020 at 11:47 (1,392 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

Howdy, I have an older Maytag Dryer (Model DE 406). It heats up and works well, but the timer has stopped functioning. Are the timers still available? Is there anything I can try to get it to work again?


Post# 1077977 , Reply# 1   6/20/2020 at 15:15 (1,392 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Dan, could the timer motor have failed? If I had a dollar for every time that has happened to me....  A replacement motor should be reasonably available still.

Post# 1077989 , Reply# 2   6/20/2020 at 16:29 (1,392 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

Thatís kind of what I was thinking. I just wanted to make it wasnít something like a fuse.

Post# 1078253 , Reply# 3   6/22/2020 at 13:29 (1,390 days old) by LowEfficiency (Iowa)        

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What are the symptoms/behaviors, specifically?

Post# 1078269 , Reply# 4   6/22/2020 at 16:14 (1,390 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

I can set it for a time dry, and it turns on and heats up - does everything a dryer is supposed to do - but the timer doesn't advance, so I have to use a kitchen timer.

Post# 1078279 , Reply# 5   6/22/2020 at 18:55 (1,390 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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That sure sounds like the timer motor is gone to me, Dan.  

Post# 1078290 , Reply# 6   6/22/2020 at 20:51 (1,390 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

A burnt out timer motor it is! :-)

Post# 1078344 , Reply# 7   6/23/2020 at 07:43 (1,389 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Dan, do you have a source for a replacement?  If not, please send me an email or PM on Facebook.  I've learned a LOT about how to swap timer motors over the years ... LOL   I know I have a spare Maytag washer timer motor, but no dryer timer motors. 

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