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Title: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 16, 2013, 03:58:08 PM
Hello

 I have A older maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806. that was working fine and the next time I went to use it, when I turned it on all it would do is buzz like the load was finished.

 so I checked the belts in the back and they are all on and the drum turns when I turn it by hand reach inside the dryer.

I could hold the knob in while it rings and I can hear the drum turn and or the dryer start working except the buzzer keeps ringing so I didnt do that for very long to keep from burning out some thing.

so I checked the door switch and it seems to be working fine. I pushed on it and it clicks and I am not sure how to get the switch out to check it with a voltage meter.

it is in the upper left corner of the door and and the screws are there but it looks like it pulls out from the inside so do you have to pull the cover off?

the lint basket is in and is clean.

the knob switch looks and seems to be working fine and I tryed all the possisions and in everyone they did the same thing when i pushed in the start switch.

however there are lots of wires conected to the back of the start switch,

 and I am not sure how to check it other than checking to see if all the little levers that the start switch moves were moving to there fullest.
 
I was hopeing that this is a common problem with this unit and someone might be familiar with it.

This dryer doesnt have a timer it sinces when the cloths are dry I think by one of the thermostats witch i think it has three total and the two that I can see look ok.

 I mean not brown or burnt looking but that might not mean anything and the other one is farther up on the drum and I cant totally see it.

I do have A schematic for my dryer but its glued to the back of the dial cover so its not flat but I could maybe try taking A photo of it and post it here if I could figure that out.

other than that Im not real good at reading these schematics.

 whats frustrating is that it doesnt show the location of the parts in the unit.

and then the parts diagrams I have seen online dont give a name to the part, just the manufactures part number then you have to look up that number to see if thats the one your looking at.

I couldnt even find the schematic for my dryer online.

As far as tests go I really didnt do any except for what I discribed earlier in the post.

However I did put A volt meter on the 2 thermostats that I could get to or that I saw from the back and they showed continuity but I didnt disconnect them from the dryer.

would that mater?

and I suspect that one cant buy the motor switch by its self?

 I know the dryer is over 30 years old but it has been very faithful so I dont want to give up on her just yet.

thank you for any and all help.

jayb280
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: theoldstoveguy on January 16, 2013, 06:00:59 PM
A common occurrence was the wires to the door switch run behind the element and after a while may melt and break. You can test this from the timer area. From the back (power off of course) ,remove the 5 or 6 screws on the top of the rear panel. Lift the top of the machine at the back 2 inches and them slide it forward about 2 inches. The top will lift up from the front. Be careful as all wires are still connected,don't pull one loose. You can look down from the top on the front area and maybe find the broken wire.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 16, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
Yes Hello
 I sorry but im not sure I under stand exactly what your telling me.

I allready have the back off as well as the top cover to where the dial is but there isnt a timer on this unit. I assume you mean the cover to the dial and when you say lift top off do you mean the covering on top over the drum? and if so I didnt see any screws.

can you please tell me more so I know what to look for I belive what your telling me is to lift the top cover off slightly by sliding it forward about 2 inches and then pulling the front with the door out slightly. and then I would be able to get to the wires is that right? im just not sure where the screws are if thats what you are saying?

Thanks again for all your help
Jayb

Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: theoldstoveguy on January 16, 2013, 07:10:33 PM
You have no timer as it is an electronic control unit. The screws hold the whole top of the machine on from the back. Just remove those 5 or 6 screws and whole top of the machine lifts up 2 inches, then slide forward 2 inches. Lift the top at the front and you can look down from the top at element and wires.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 16, 2013, 08:14:20 PM

OK I did that and both wires appear to be connected its  a very tight space in there however both wires are attached because there both snug when I apply force to them.

also I noticed that when I plug the dryer in the bell rings very shortly. also when I open the door and push the select button in nothing happens.

Should I take the door switch out and check it?

It just looks like it might hard getting it back in and don't want to do it unless you recommend it 

Thanks
Jayb
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: theoldstoveguy on January 16, 2013, 09:30:05 PM
You can test the switch at the timer with a meter for continuity. Sounds like the switch is bad. Whenever we came across one we usually had a bad switch.( wouldn't shut off was most common symptom.) 33302528 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Push-Button-Switch/33302528/518643) was the switch and 303049 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Electronic-conrol-as/33002561/791148) was the control I think. Been so long since I have seen one can't remember how to test. I used to have the books and Maytag doesn't even list that unit on the Whirlpool site so I am sorry as I can't give you more. Is the diagram still on the rear of the control panel?
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: AJ on January 16, 2013, 10:07:22 PM
Maytag Dryer DE806 Parts Diagrams (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM0=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros.com%252Fparts-for-maytag-de806.html&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fparts-for-maytag-de806.html)
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 17, 2013, 11:04:32 AM
yes I do have A schematic for my dryer but its glued to the back of the dial cover so its not flat but I could maybe try taking A photo of it and post it here if I could figure that out.



Thanks
jayb280

Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: AJ on January 17, 2013, 11:09:10 AM
You should be able to post the photo as a attachment in your next reply. If you have any trouble just email me the photo of your schematic and I will post it for you. I sent you my email address via PM.

Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 17, 2013, 12:09:56 PM
here is a photo
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: Bailey on January 17, 2013, 04:38:23 PM
The door switch has a yellow wire with a black stripe and a red wire with a black stripe. follow them up to the control switch, disconnect one of them and then check for continuity through the door switch. Open and close the door while your meter is connected and you will see the change, if the switch is good.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 18, 2013, 01:10:03 PM
Hello

yes I did what you said and tested for continuity and, I do have continuity for the door switch.  :(

Thanks for your help.

 what do you think is the next thing if any I should try.

Jayb280
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: lesguns on January 18, 2013, 06:04:28 PM
you need new timer-NLA in my area.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 18, 2013, 09:12:56 PM
Is there A way to test the push button switch  33302528 as described above?

Thanks again

Jab280
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: Bailey on January 20, 2013, 06:03:02 PM
There are two set of contacts that you need to check. #1 and #3. Pick the regular cycle and push the knob in. #3 should show continuity. #1 is a momentary contact and will only show continuity while you have the knob held in.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 21, 2013, 02:24:46 PM
Im sorry but I dont understand how you want me to test the switch could you explain a little more for me.

Thanks again

jayb
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: Bailey on January 21, 2013, 06:44:43 PM
Pull the red-black wires off of the control switch.Pull the yellow-green wires off. Push the knob in. Your meter should show that the contacts have closed when you put the leads on those terminals on the switch. Now do the same thing between red and yellow green. This time the meter should only show continuity while you hold the knob in and should show open when you release the knob.
Title: Re: maytag halo of heat Electric dryer de806.
Post by: jayb280 on January 31, 2013, 12:44:44 PM
Yes hello again,
 I am sorry not to get back to you until now, I just wasn't able to get to it till today.

so I did what you said and when I connected  the meter to the switch terminals where the yellow green wire was and the red black wire was it showed continuity and didn't do anything when I pushed the knob in.

so the switch must be the problem that is if I did it right. LOL

then I put the red black wire back on and pulled the red wires off and connected to its terminal and the yellow greens terminal and the meter showed closed and when I pushed the knob in it showed open or continuity like you said it should.

so I think I saw that the part was around 53.00 so I think I'm going to do that since we couldn't replace her for that.

Thanks again for every ones help

JAYB280