Model #DE608 MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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  • Front View
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  • Rear View
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  • Front Panel & Door Assembly
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  • Lint Screen, Tumbler (front & Back)
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  • Inlet Duct & Heater Assembly
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  • Motor, Blower, Base Frame & Thermostats
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Question and Answers

Q:

How long should the heating element stay on before shutting back off?

A:

The heater will stay on until the operating thermostat reaches 140 degrees. If the venting system is restricted it will cause the heating element to shut off before reaching operating temperatures. If any of the drum seals or door seal is not making a good seal it can cause the heating element to cycle off on the high limit thermostat instead of cycling off by the operating thermostat. Check the lint filter too, it may appear clean but could have a clear coating of fabric softener residue which will restrict air flow. Take the filter out and wash it with warm water and soap using a soft bristle brush.

I added an image below with the theory of thermostat and timer operation.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 25, 2009
Q:

How do I repair the squealing noise in my Maytag dryer?

A:

The most likely cause of the squealing sound is the bearing.

This is a 30 year old dryer and while some parts are available the bearing for this model part number 301568 is no longer available.

In case you want to remove the outer cabinet to check things your self then first remove the rear panel from the dryer after removing the power cord from the outlet. Locate and remove the 3 screws at the bottom of the cabinet on each side. The cabinet can be pulled away. You will have to disconnect a few wires and note there location.

I recommend replacing this dryer.

The following link offers some suggestions that you might consider: Dryer Choices .

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2009

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