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Maytag HOH dryer motor question
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Post# 1187973   8/19/2023 at 14:38 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Just need to figure out how to wire this motor up, looked through various threads archives but canít seem to find any pictures of how the motor is wired up. Picked this up from the appliance junkyard outside of Phoenix earlier this year, didnít even get a chance to take any pictures since I was pressed for time that day. While the Westinghouse motor still works, runs a little rough despite doing a thorough lubrication to it. Just trying to get a whisper quiet HOH dryer since the DG306 (when it was a DG306) is very quiet when I did a tuneup to it a few years ago. Just need to figure how to wire it up, thatís all.

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Post# 1188003 , Reply# 1   8/19/2023 at 21:29 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE dryer motor

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These were good motors much better than a Westinghouse motors that Maytag also used, the Emerson motors were also good. The Delco motors not so great either

Just attach a cord with two wires. Going to two of the terminals, try different combinations until it runs, you canít harm at doing this it just wonít run. If you donít get the right two terminals, it will be two of the three terminals that are closest to the center, the two older ones are for the heater circuit.


Post# 1188015 , Reply# 2   8/19/2023 at 22:50 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Hi John, I may look into doing that just it be sure itíll work. Not necessarily has to be done, just more so want something to since itís going to be raining here in California from the hurricane off of Baja California in Mexico. May look into cleaning up and painting it but that will probably be when the weather clears up.

I may even reference this photo in the archives of Danís Ď64 Maytag dryer since the motor appears to be similar, if not identical.

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Post# 1188016 , Reply# 3   8/19/2023 at 23:05 by qsd-dan (West)        

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I may even reference this photo in the archives of Dan’s ‘64 Maytag dryer since the motor appears to be similar, if not identical.


Give me a few days and I'll remove the rear panel and get a clear shot of the start switch. I'm assuming this photo is from my DE750?

Post# 1188018 , Reply# 4   8/20/2023 at 00:11 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        
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I believe it might be your DE750. The thread I found it in was called ďMaytag QuestionsĒ in reply #8. I sent you an email but must have goofed somewhere since I donít believe it went through, more than likely something on my end, though.


Post# 1188140 , Reply# 5   8/21/2023 at 22:05 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Double checked the thread Dan, itís your 1964 Maytag DE750.

Post# 1188358 , Reply# 6   8/24/2023 at 01:10 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Post# 1188425 , Reply# 7   8/24/2023 at 18:33 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Got the GE motor installed.


Post# 1188450 , Reply# 8   8/24/2023 at 23:57 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Thank you for the picture Dan. I could have referenced the photo of your Ď64 Maytag DE750 but didnít want to chance anything. Definitely seems to run more smoothly and albeit the motor has a definite hum to it, doesnít seem to have vibrations like the Westinghouse motor did when it was in operation. Was quiet at first when you started dryer, would get a little noisy but after running for awhile, seemed to quiet down a little.

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