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Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:45:17 AM »
The dryer on my Maytag dryer went bad so I ordered a new motor (PN Y303358).

However, this part has been replaced by part W10410999.  When I received the motor there was supposed to be the motor, instructions and a couple of electrical plugs.  Unfortunately the box only contained the motor.  So, the vendor sent a second motor and the same thing happened.

Since the electrical connections on the new motor are different than the old motor, I really need the instructions.

Where can I get the instructions for the motor replacement?

Model LDG8606AAE

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 11:12:18 AM »
Instruction sheet attached.  I have a ton of those terminals. If you can't find any, PM me your address and I'll send you a few.

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 11:13:12 AM »
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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 10:51:03 AM »
Thanks for the instructions.  I read them last night and of course the instructions don't exactly line up with my dryer.  The wiring instructions (gas dryer) list the following five wires:

Gray, Red, Blue, Black, Yellow

My dryer has a sixth wire.  There is a white wire that goes into the same terminal as the blue wire.  Attached is the wiring diagram from my dryer.

So, I have 2 questions
   1) What should be done with the white wire?  According to the wiring diagram it goes to the timer motor.
   2) According to the instructions, the blue wire is only being used for a terminal.  I am supposed to cut the blue wire and connect it to the red wire and plug both of these wires to the motor.  What should I do with the loose blue wire?  According to the wiring diagram, it goes to the door switch.

This job would be so much easier if I had the original motor part, instead of this replacement part.

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 02:48:38 PM »
for your model, ignore the right column ACTION
Blue and White go together to # 1
Red = # 5
Don't connect # 1 to # 5
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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 03:08:51 PM »
Thanks again.  To summarize this is my plan for the electrical connections

Gray - connect to 1/4" Thermal Protector Tab
Red - change to 1/8" terminal and connect to #5
Blue/White - connect to #1
Black - connect to #2
Yellow - change to 1/8" terminal and connect to #6

Does this sound correct?  This follows the directions for the electric dryer instructions, but I have a gas dryer.

When I looked at the motor this morning there are 2 terminals for most of the "rows".  One terminal is 1/8" and the other is 1/4".  It looks like these terminals are connected for each "row".  I did not get out my ohmmeter to confirm this, but it looks like the 2 terminals are connected.  So, why do I need to change to 1/8" terminals?  Why not just use the 1/4" terminal instead?

If I had an electrical diagram for the new motor I would feel more comfortable about the directions.

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 03:26:59 PM »
... Does this sound correct? 
... Why not just use the 1/4" terminal instead?
1) yes
2) I don't know
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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 10:41:35 PM »
Update on the dryer.  With the instructions and the clarification on the wiring instructions, the motor has been replaced and dryer is working great.

Of course there were a couple of hiccups

 1) Could not find the 1/8" connectors at any store.  Used 3/16" connectors and these seem to work fine
 2) Could not get the set screw for the pulley loosened.  Finally had to heat the pulley with a propane torch to get it loose
 3) Broke the interior light bulb while removing the drum.  Went to a local appliance store, paid $5 for a light bulb that does not fit

Thanks for all of the help with the motor replacement.  The place I bought the motor from tried to help but it was just taking too long for them to get the instructions to me.
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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 07:42:32 PM »
i just helped another tech. with problem
take a look at terminal # 5 it looks like terminal but its actually the ground terminal.
look at the terminals straight on and youll see the real problem

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 08:00:57 PM »
 :thanks: donsabol! That is exactly what the problem with mine was. I had it plugged into the ground post instead of the correct one.

-Josh

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Re: Maytag dryer LDG8606AAE motor replacement
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 08:51:08 PM »

  Terminal #5 is not ground. There is a terminal between #5 and #1 which is ground and is labeled G and has the ground symbol on it.

Eric

 

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