Actually, my Model # is HDE406 but Googling that doesn't bring any hits - mainly virus scan hijackings.
I have just replaced the heating element & I would like to replace the hi-limit thermostat on my late 60s Maytag "Halo of Heat" dryer. Original 'stat was taken by a repair guy many years ago and replacement never allowed Regular setting to work.
Local Maytag dealer recently ordered in a replacement according to his catalog (#305865) but doesn't seem to be right one (only has two tabs - I would seem to need four tabs for the 4 wires on my machine). Schematics on the net for DE406 Series 1 seem to confirm dealers part # - a two tab hi-limit switch. Am I missing something here?
My original thermostat was a stacked unit with 4 tabs - two tabs on one side connected to two leads from heating element. Two tabs on the other side connected to a purple lead from the timer & a green lead to the the thermostat on the exhaust fan housing.
The schematic on the back of my dryer peeled off long ago and has been misplaced (I'm sure I have it somewhere!)
The replacement thermostat I have found has 4 tabs labeled 1,2,3 & 4 - does it matter which side connects to the elements and which side to the timer/thermo leads? Photo shows config that I have chosen. Haven't plugged in yet! Note scorching from burned lead that led to replacing element.
Can anyone supply an image of my original schematic?
I'd love to keep this ol' girl running - my parents bought it new circa 1968, along with its companion washer.
Thanks from the newbie! (John)
Model DE406 Series 1
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