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Need late 1970's Maytag DE 606 idler pulley!

DE 606 vintage dryer Maytag 606 1970s Maytag dryer

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#1 Ellen Tigh

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Posted Yesterday, 09:27 AM

My mom's gorgeous Harvest Gold vintage late 1970's Maytag DE 606 electric dryer needs an idler pulley.  Can anyone suggest a source for this part?  I have checked the internet and the Akron, Ohio area where my mom lives to no avail.  I would hate to have to scrap this beauty for want of a $20 part.  Works perfectly other than LOUD squeaking from worn out bushings.  Thank you for any help you can offer!

 

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Posted Yesterday, 12:54 PM

Can you post a good, clear picture of this idler roller????................. there could be an easy replacement if we could get a visual on this puppy........You may have to make some measurements at your end if we could see the worn roller :thumbsup: .



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Posted Today, 06:52 AM

Need to also make sure you are getting your parts terminlogy correct on this old one so everyone is on the same page.

 

This is one of the very old original 2 v-belt Maytag dryer, (Halo of heat with heater in front of drum).

 

What I would consider the idler pulley on this machine is the big pulley to the lower right hand side looking at the back.

 

I don't think I've ever seen an idler pulley wear out on one of these, just need to clean up gummed up slide and clean the axle with emory cloth clean old grease from bushing and relube with a thin film 3-n-1 machine oil and lube the slide with auto wheel bearing grease.

 

A more common problem that I have seen numerous times on these machines is the motor pulley wearing out.  It is an aluminum pulley and wears so that it won't grip the belt anymore then won't turn the pulleys.

 

You're going to be very lucky to find parts for this old Maytag - pretty much belts, t-stats, wiring terminal block and screws are the only things listed as still available on the Sears & APP parts breakdown pages.

 

Original part# 3-840 subs to newest part# 300840 Idler or Reduction Pulley (no longer available sinse 2009)

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Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, Today, 07:40 AM.

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Posted Today, 09:08 AM

I was looking at the parts in the lower right section....P/N's 310285 and 310204 and 30831..........Could not tell what was what  with things listed as N.L.A. and no pictures.......






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