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Post# 1163750   11/12/2022 at 17:07 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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update on the situation

part 1 www.automaticwasher.org/c...

I decided to get a new dryer etc

the cost of parts and labor was not feasible

so out with the old in with the new

well new to me

going to break this post up so it is easier to read





Post# 1163755 , Reply# 1   11/12/2022 at 17:40 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Whatís wrong with your Maytag DG606? Btw, I donít think there ever was a Maytag HOH dryer made in a 607 model.

Post# 1163756 , Reply# 2   11/12/2022 at 17:43 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Whatís wrong with your Maytag DG606? Btw, I donít think there ever was a Maytag HOH dryer made in a 607 model.

Post# 1163845 , Reply# 3   11/13/2022 at 17:10 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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Maytag85

the pilot light will not stay lit

it takes over an hour to stay lit

But once the dryer is started 5 minutes later the pilot goes out but the dryer continues to run

also the blower is making a racket

I replaced it as the cost of parts and labor would add up to a new dryer
if the parts could even be found to fix it


Post# 1163847 , Reply# 4   11/13/2022 at 17:20 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
more part 2

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the dryer I got is new to me

BUT

is used refurbished and except for a few scratches is pristine in appearance

And

is vintage of course


Post# 1163848 , Reply# 5   11/13/2022 at 17:22 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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and I am going to need hand holding

and advice from this fine community

and ask a lot of questions


Post# 1163849 , Reply# 6   11/13/2022 at 17:25 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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If I ever have these problems, itís going to get fixed. Not going to get rid of a fine piece of machinery over something as simple as a pilot light, belts, thermostat, or dry blower bearing. Have taught myself how to work on the Maytag HOH dryers, read through all these archives and still look through the archives from time to time to be sure. Maytag HOH dryers arenít going to regenerate or repair themselves like Christine the 1958 Plymouth Fury will.

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Post# 1163862 , Reply# 7   11/13/2022 at 20:50 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
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I got a Maytag dg608

it is identical to the de808 dryer that matches my Maytag a806 washer

except for gas vs electric

console

and the color of them

but

I am going to have to relearn to use a dryer like this cause I have not used the 808 in about 15 years

I have good dress shirts I need to dry and need advice on how to set the dryer


Post# 1163870 , Reply# 8   11/13/2022 at 22:04 by qsd-dan (West)        

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"I am going to have to relearn to use a dryer like this cause I have not used the 808 in about 15 years. I have good dress shirts I need to dry and need advice on how to set the dryer"

On my DE808 dryer, I have the timer dial set to "Regular" and the button switches set to "Regular Temp" and "Normal Dryness" 99% of the time. I use the "Extra Dryness" button when drying throw rugs since they are very thick cotton ones. The dryness sensor placement on the SOH dryers are located in front bulkhead and it's not in the ideal location like the HOH's which are locating in the baffles, much larger in size, and always in the path of the clothing.


Post# 1164120 , Reply# 9   11/17/2022 at 15:38 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update 3

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oh by the way the serial number is 531214CL

so it is late 70's at least


Post# 1164124 , Reply# 10   11/17/2022 at 16:53 by qsd-dan (West)        
531214CL

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June, 1979.

Post# 1164145 , Reply# 11   11/17/2022 at 21:16 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update 4

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the DE808 that matches my Maytag a806 harvest gold washer is 583971zb

Post# 1164187 , Reply# 12   11/18/2022 at 07:33 by qsd-dan (West)        
583971zb

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January, 1977.

Post# 1164706 , Reply# 13   11/23/2022 at 22:51 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update 5

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this is my Maytag a606s suds saver washer that the timer dial died on and I did not notice for about a few minutes

I think i have a video on it

serial number 717408uz


Post# 1164707 , Reply# 14   11/23/2022 at 22:59 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Timer motor issue is probably stripped gear if it's a Kington timer motor, or seized gears if Mallory. Respond with the part# on the timer body and we can help guide you to the repair.

Your 606S was birthed in December, 1974.


Post# 1164858 , Reply# 15   11/25/2022 at 16:32 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update 6

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oh good it is very vintage

My Maytag a806s in avocado is the same way I think

like my 606s the plate with the model and serial number is on the back of the machine

237142fm


Post# 1164871 , Reply# 16   11/25/2022 at 18:17 by qsd-dan (West)        
237142fm

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June, 1968.

Post# 1165077 , Reply# 17   11/28/2022 at 15:46 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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My 308s is newer as the plate is under the lid on the top of the washer

994205ca


Post# 1165113 , Reply# 18   11/28/2022 at 22:47 by qsd-dan (West)        
994205ca

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January, 1979.

It's easy to decode these yourself.

www.automaticwasher.org/c...


Post# 1165158 , Reply# 19   11/29/2022 at 17:21 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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thanks

that is all I have at the moment


Post# 1165699 , Reply# 20   12/5/2022 at 19:57 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update

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well i dried some heavy bath towels in the dg608 dryer

they were 98% dry

had to run them again

I think i need to use the regular temperature button with extra dryness button

and permanent press cycle


Post# 1165705 , Reply# 21   12/5/2022 at 20:16 by appnut (TX)        

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Regular temperature, regular cycle, and extra dryness should be sufficient. the Perm Prerss cycle has a 7-10 minute cooldown that is longer than the regular cycle cooldown, thus taking advantage of residual heat longer.

Post# 1165808 , Reply# 22   12/6/2022 at 13:31 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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ok thankees Bob for the info

I have not used a dryer like this for 10 years or more


Post# 1165817 , Reply# 23   12/6/2022 at 15:20 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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phooey

i feel stupid

first load I dried i had to run them twice

second load came out right so maybe i got it finally



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