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61W Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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The dispenser door would not open due to a broken spring

  • Customer: LARA from Murfreesboro TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 20 of 39 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the existing dispenser door, took off old spring. Slid new springs on pin, got it situated between the correct parts of the door. Popped it back on the pin inserts. Twisted spring into springing action position, voila. It was repaired. No repairmen. No additional costs, fees, nor extra time waiting on repairmen.

Stripped leveler screw making impossible to level my washer

  • Customer: Rebecca from Wylie TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Put blocks under the washer where the leveling leg was needed and screwed the part into the washer. Then it was just a matter of moving the washer into place and leveling. Pretty easy.

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

Deteriorated and clogged strainer; slow water fill.

  • Customer: Richard from Jupiter FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Loosened the hose coupling, removed the old washer and strainer; cleaned the opening; flushed the opening; installed new strainer and washer; reattached hose and "Bob's your uncle"! No problem.

burned out light bulb

  • Customer: Stephen from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
removed the lens cover, replaced the bulb and reinstalled the lens cover.

soap dish door does not always pop open

  • Customer: John from Dubuque IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
the plastic pin that retains the spring has a head on one end that hits a plastic stop on the door to keep it from coming out. I used a small grinder and made a flat spot on the head diameter to make it easy to slide out. This is easier than trying to pry the door off the pin at the two retaing snaps. I was conderned these pin retainer clips were brittle and would break off.
Once the pin is slid out, it is a matter to hold the new spring holes in line with the pin. rotate pin so flat side you ground is turned up, so pin will not move out that way. Tiij about an hour

Latch had broken on detergent dispenser cover

  • Customer: Phillip D from Auburn AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
Remove retainer that holds door color slide in front of door & then remove the slide. Remove cardboard backing, remove electric latch release, remove latch & replace with new one. Open door & slide out the cup dispenser cover pin & spring & replace with new ones. This was all straight-forward & simple.

Door hinge broke

  • Customer: David from Vancouver WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
All pieces just snap off and the new one just snap right back in place.

Remeber take a little time to do your repair correctly.

It is cheaper to repair an appliance than it is to replace.

The previous rod holding the cup in place broke

  • Customer: Nicole from Newnan GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Remove completely the old one and installed the new entire kit.

soap door hinge broke

  • Customer: Michael from Las Vegas NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
I took the pin and i slide it through the first hole attached the spring then sldie it through the second hole and snap the cover on

was just missing the door and spring

  • Customer: craig from Columbia TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
You slide the pin that holds the door in the first hole. then you slide the spring in next. The you slide the pin through the last hole. After that you gently push the door onto the pin till it snaps into place. And your done.

Soap cup latch was broken and dispenser cover was worn.

  • Customer: Thomas from Columbia MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the cup latch and dispenser cover was pretty easy. First, I removed the inside cover of the door of the dishwasher. Then I carefully removed the plastic covers/slides on the door, removed the broken cup latch and then inserted the new one. Replaced the plastic covers/slides, the reinstalled the inside cover on the dishwasher. Next, I removed the dispenser cover and installed the new one. It snaps off/on, by the way. It only looks like it slides on/off.

Leg was mssing after move into new home.

  • Customer: Matthew from The Woodlands TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased x4 new adjustable legs. Leaned the washer back and held in place with block of wood. Loosened the two older front legs with an adjustable wrench because they had a locking nut and replaced with new legs. Repeated process on back side of washer. Once all the new legs were installed leveled the machine adjusting the legs if necessary.

Detergent dispenser didn't open consistently

  • Customer: Evan from Columbus MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My soap dispenser latch was coated in grit, the gasket was deteriorated, and the spring was barely strong enough to open the door, so the door didn't always latch closed or open when it should. I followed the video and everything went exactly as shown. Once the liner was removed, I discovered the back (including the latch mechanism) was covered in soap residue and other gunk. I hosed it off on the backyard and resumed the repair. The dispenser now latches easily and opens with a convincing SNAP. I wouldn't have known how to replace the latch without the video. Great website!

Detergent door would not spring open-spring was broke

  • Customer: Jane from Sebring FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put on new door, making sure the spring was set to flip the detergent door open in order for the detergent to properly do the dishes
All Instructions for the 61W
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