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1969 Maytag DE606 Drum removal
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Post# 1092604   10/9/2020 at 15:59 (1,156 days old) by cvchief (Fairfield)        

So I searched all around here and I can't find it. My 1965 DE606 I inherited from my grandmother started making a noise. Tried belts, still noise. So i pulled the cabinet, ordered some fiber washer. Ordered a new felt. (It didn't have felt when I replaced the halo of heat 20+ years ago. Didnt know that was a thing.)

Anyway, I got the big v belt pulley off and expected to find a snap ring there somewhere to get the shaft loose, but so such luck. There is just the small pulley turning the impeller I guess? What am I missing? How do I get the shaft loose to pull the drum to oil everything? There is a snap ring there somewhere? I cant find a diagram with everything in place....

And while I am at it, the tensioner pulley on the bottom right, seem ok when it up and left like with the belt on, but without the belt as it sit on the bottom of the cabinet, it has a lot of play and slop. Is that normal?

I have to get the old girl up and running before the wife kills me....


Post# 1092886 , Reply# 1   10/11/2020 at 22:01 (1,154 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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Do yourself a favor and download the Halo of Heat service manual from the Automatic Ephemera site. It will explain the disassembly process in detail. Itíll only take a few minutes to purchase and download. Also, which felt seal did you get for the drum? The electric version only uses the smaller seal that fits around the drums opening. It keeps small metal objects from tumbling through the gap and shorting out the heating coil. The larger felt seal that fits around the drum and drum cover is only used on gas models.

Post# 1092890 , Reply# 2   10/11/2020 at 22:48 (1,154 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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What the outer felt seal looks like on the gas Halo Of Heat dryers

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Post# 1092895 , Reply# 3   10/11/2020 at 23:45 (1,154 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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It's difficult to understand what stage you're at by your post. It sounds like you haven't pulled the blower cover off yet. Post some pictures of your current progress and we'll help you solider on. Most noises from these dryers come from the drum rubbing against the heating element shroud (the cabinet MUST be perfectly leveled in all directions with the rear panel in place) and dry blower bearings.

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