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Maytag gas dryer DG808 will not spin


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#1 BeamerJill

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:25 PM

This dryer has been exceptionally reliable over the years. I have only had it repaired once before. Would it make sense to repair the drum or is it time to replace it? Do you know how old it is? I have the manuel but cannot find a date.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

If it only needs a belt, I would fix it.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

Prolly at least 30 years old ...belt intact?
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:02 PM

I haven't called a repair company as yet as I am somewhat concerned that they won't carry the parts for a dryer this old. I do not know whether the belt is intact.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:04 PM

A complete model number would help. Age? Serial number?
You have no idea why it's not tumbling, I wouldn't even consider getting rid of it yet.

It's most likely a very simple repair. We just need a little help from you to find out.
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:08 PM

Even if you repair guy doesn't have the parts in his truck, he can still order them. Most of the parts that would cause that problem are still available.
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#7 KurtiusInterupptus

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:16 PM

Haha Spanner...that IS the complete model number...yes it is that old. Lol
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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

Maytag DG808 gas dryer Serial Number 599967. Yesterday the dryer while spinning sounded like a shoe was thumping around inside. After checking various sites I checked that the dryer was level - it was a bit off so I shimmed it up. Thumping continued but otherwise the dryer worked fine. This morning the drum would not spin at all.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

Sorry, I forgot the age question. I do believe the dryer is 30 years old like the earlier poster said. I just have not been able to find a date on the machine or on the manual.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

... sounded like a shoe was thumping around inside.

... This morning the drum would not spin at all.

Belt may be falling / fell apart


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:57 AM

Take it apart and have a look.  Here's the service manual:  http://appliantology...le-care-washer/

 

They're still making all the parts for this dryer:  http://www.repaircli...-ID-87541-Parts



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

This dryer was one of Maytag's top of the line models from the early 1980's.  The thumping noise was most likely caused by the drive belt fraying before breaking all together.  The replacement belt for this model should be common truck stock for any servicer.  If not it is readily available.  Other parts may be a different story.  If motor runs and drum doesn't turn it's the belt.  Definitely worth the repair.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

Did I say 1980's?  1970's more like.  Still worth the fix.  Uncle Jesse would be proud.


Edited by PDuff, 20 June 2013 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

One of the best dryers made. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk 2

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

I wanted to let you all know that based on your comments I went ahead and had the dryer repaired. I spoke to the fellow before he came out so he came prepared with a new belt. That was exactly what was needed. The existing belt was nearly shredded. He agreed that it is a very good dryer and well worth repairing. Thanks again.

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