The short baffle came loose and was rattling around in the dryer.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE5500AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Melissa From Cedar Rapids, IA

Oct 08, 2010

6 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

The repair was easy, based on the comments from this website. I used a 6-in-1 screwdriver, and that was the only tool. I removed the two screws holding the hinges, removed the door, then the two screws on the opposite side of the opening. This allowed the front panel to come off. I spun the dryer tumbler until the baffle that was loose was at approximately 5 o'clock. I unscrewed the remaining screw and found the missing screw in the bottom of the dryer. I put those two screws into the new baffle, and popped the front back in place. I reinstalled the four screws (two opposite the hinge, then the two that hold the hinges)...all done in about 20 minutes (including vacuuming the lint out from that lower area).

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Short Baffle

Part Number: PS2035582

$21.21
In Stock