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Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:55:23 AM »
I have an OLD maytag DG408. The old motor has a red, yellow, black, and a white wire with a short blue wire jumpered to it. I have no gray wire. The new motor is a W10410999. I found a couple threads with similar questions but I am still not sure what to do. Where do the white and blue wires go? Is the blue jumper from my old dryer not used? In the instrucions under the action column it talks about remove blue jumper lead between switch terminal 4 and 1/4 protector tab and connecting gray wire I do not have. What do I do with this if anything? Help greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 04:40:04 AM »
If you have a schematic, we can help.

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 05:40:53 AM »
I have the wiring diagram that came with the new motor. My main questions are that I do not have a gray wire, or a separate blue wire. I have a white with a short blue jumpered to it. White is not listed in the instructions. I could hook my white where it says to attach the gray wire(1/4 thermal protector tab). But I am taking a guess. If I hook my blue wire to terminal 1 as in the instructions terminal 1 would be jumpered to the 1/4 thermal protector tab. I do not know if that is correct. Thanks

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 07:57:46 AM »
You might want to re-post and ask for a schematic, otherwise, two wires from the motor go to the heater circuit. These wires are shown going to a single switch in the motor switch housing. This switch must be open when the motor is not running, and closed when you activate the centrifical switch.
 Two other wires go to the timer and common power. These go to the motor switch that feeds power to the start winding at startup, and transfers power to the run winding.
 Hope this makes sense, just make sure the heater switch wiring is separated from others as the 240 volts will burn out windings!
 

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »
old motor #3 white and #1 blue and blue is jumpered to # 1- green is #4 to gas solenoid  #30and#12are timer dial start switch

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 03:57:33 AM »
At least you do not have to worry about 240 volts burning the motor out, gas valve takes 115.
 Wire as best you can without a schematic, motor must run and gas valve gets voltage when the motor is running.

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Re: Help Replacing Dryer Motor On Old Maytag DG408
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 01:04:31 PM »
 What I ended up doing was hook up the white wire where the instructions called for a gray wire. Everyting else I hooked up per the instructions that came with the new motor. It seems to be working Ok. Thanks to those that tried to help.

 

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