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Need a wiring diagram for a maytag gas dryer dg312

Need a wiring diagram (ASAP!)  for a maytag gas dryer dg312. My guy found a motor but can't figure it out. Maytag no longer has these diagrams. Thank you!

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  • marilisa3 Jul 28, 2009

    Unfortunately, when he pulled the old motor out (hoping it just need some jerry-rigging), it was hard to get it unwired, and hard to see what he was doing, and he's afraid that he messed up.



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If the old motor is still installed simply change wire for wire.

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