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#1 WstCstG

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 03:47 AM

I was hoping to find wiring diagrams for the Maytag DE606, but have had no luck so far.  The dryer has worked great for 9 years, (I picked it up for a hundred bucks at an estate sale, washer too) then yesterday, Ding, clothes are done, but are know where near dry. I'm thinking heater element, but what do I know, thats why I'm here. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 05:03 AM

  There are a few things it could be but heating element is probably not one of them. The unit works off an electronic control that senses moisture in clothes. If the heating element was bad it would run on straight air fluff for hours until they were dry just from room air. If you start the unit how long does it run before it shuts off with wet clothes in it? Also look at your baffles in the tub (paddles that tumble the clothes) do they appear to be wrapped with wire across the top of them or are there silver metal inserts the length of them on the top? Also do you have a meter we can ohm out components with? You might get lucky and have it just be a control switch. We can ohm that in a few steps to see. If it is a problem in the sensor circuit (baffles, wires, slip-ring etc.), we might be hunting for a while. Let us know. 
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 06:57 PM

First off, thank you for the help. Second, I found the heater element broke. BUT WAIT, after getting the heater replacement, the dryer now heats (very well) but the dryer shuts off after 15 - 20 min.  I know there is a sensor that shuts off the dryer, but is there only one sensor, or is there two? The dryer "dings"  continues to run, clothes are hot, but not dry.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:33 AM

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:40 AM

The entire dryer shuts off or just the heat? If the former, you need a new motor. If the latter, you have some more troubleshooting to do.




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