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MCE8000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer won't turn anymore

  • Customer: Stefan from Rosendale NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I followed instructions here on this site, and repaired the dryer with ease. More details in other posts but it pretty much went like this:
1) take out screws under lint thing, lift top
2) take out two INSIDE bolts in the top of the dryer (5/16" socket), disconnect wires, lift then set aside front
3) clean everything out, set dryer on it's back.
4) wrap belt around the tub (rubber facing the tub), and then loop it through the tensioner (which will have fallen out of place, but you can see from the wear where it goes). Note it loops through the tensioner then over the motor wheel, and then back through the tensioner. Took me a little while to figure that out. (put tensioner in place before doing the looping through)
5) put it all back together.
Very satisfying to have it all work again!

Broken Drum Belt

  • Customer: Bob from Chesapeake VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Lift top of dryer. Remove two 1/4" screws that hold the front panel. Disconnect the two wires on the door switch. Lift front panel to remove. Lift drum enough to install the new belt. Reach in to place the belt on the motor and tension pulley. Replace the front panel. check for free rotation of the drum and belt. Close top. Done.

Dryer drm belt was worn out and needed to be replaced

  • Customer: Pawan Kumar from Quincy FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First of all let me begin by telling you that this was my first D-I-Y project. The dryer had been out for over a month and the clothesline drying of clothes, while being energy efficient, did not go well because it was the summer/fall borderline and the ants and bugs were inside the clothes which were brought into the house.

I googled my problem and soon enough there were a ton of helpful sites available offering solutions to my problem. So, after I decided to do it myself, I ordered a new belt from part-select. Once the belt arrived, I went back to for help. There was an extremely useful video among the results. The whole thing took me about 20 minutes as I was doing it all by myself. I followed the steps and was able to replace the dryer belt very easily and I am so very thankful to have a working dryer again before the onset of rain and cold!

roller wore out and fell off

  • Customer: Tina from Selma NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I just used screw driver to pop of clip put new roller on poped clip back on

replace door closer

  • Customer: Erwin from Somersworth NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed power and front panel, removed broken latch, pushed in new latch and replaced the front panel and power. Done

dryer door would not close

  • Customer: Priscilla from Portland ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
discovered it was a broken latch. Ordered the latch, only took 2 days to arrive and all I had to do was remove the broken latch and snap in the new one. I saved myself a service call. I'm very happy!!!!!!

BLOWER WHEEL CRACKED

  • Customer: Leslie from Taylor AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
TOOK THE FRONT OFF, TOOK THE SHIELD OFF, REPLACED WHEEL AND RETAINER CLIP. REPLACE WHEEL AND REVERSED PROCEDURES.
EASY AS PIE.

The female catch in door was bro9ken

  • Customer: JOSEPH from ANSONIA CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the old worn out part and replaced with the one I order.

Motor making rattling noise

  • Customer: Richard from Ames IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Released lid clips, two screws removed to remove the front. Took tension off of the belt by removing it from roller, then lifting tension spring from base. Removed drum to gain full access to motor. Lubricated rollers, vacuumed all areas to remove lint. Replaced motor and belt. Re-installed drum and re-attached tension spring, dryer face, and top. Works fantastic. Hard part was getting spring released and reattached due to location.

Cracked terminal block

  • Customer: Anthony from New Fairfield CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Killed the power, used socket set, installed new one.
Needed wire cutters and stripper, to put new terminal ring. Reconnected everything. Took about 20 minutes.

dryer dosen’t spin--broken drive belt

  • Customer: Gerald from Cabin John MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the lint filter.
Access the belt by removing the top of the dryer cabinet. It is held on by clips that allow it to be pried off, no screws to deal with. I used a thin wooden wedge to avoid chipping the enamel.
Remove the wires from the door mounted switch, remove the screws that attach the front of the cabinet, and remove the front.
The dryer drum is unsupported after removing the front of the cabinet. This allows the new belt to be slipped over the drum.
With a broken belt it isn’t obvious how to route the belt through the tensioner, but 30 seconds of trial and error should yield the solution.
Reattach the wires to the door switch.
During reassembly notice the felt support bearing around the door opening and be sure to keep it smooth and flat as you join the front panel to the drum.

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.

broken multi rib belt

  • Customer: George from Pittsfield ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Lifted top cover (hinged) , removed 2 screws to remove front panel, sliped new belt over drum, lifting drum slightly from front bearings.Using a small mirror taped to a stick and a good tube florescent drop light, was able to place new belt on drive pulley and under tensioner pulley. Rotated drum manually to make sure proper placement of belt.

Broken belt

  • Customer: Joe from Stafford Springs CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Piece of cake. Don't be afraid!
Remove the 2 screws under the filter door and pop the top open. It is just held by spring clips and swings toward the rear. Then remove 2 more screws on the inside front that hold the front panel in place. Lift the panel slightly and it comes right off. Use the broom to remove excess lint. Then you can place the belt around the drum and idler just as the picture shows it. Replace parts in the reverse order. Anyone can do it.

Broken Dryer Belt

  • Customer: Paul from Harrisburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Just as many others have stated, replacing the belt was an easy job. First, unplug the power cord. Remove the 2 screws from the filter housing, pop the two tabs near the corners (I used a fairly large flat-head screw driver) and lift the top. Remove the two fasteners holding the front panel to the side panels. I used a 5/16th socket with a ¼ inch driver. You’ll want to secure the drum as it will fall out when you remove the front panel. I used a bungee cord and hooked it through an opening in the drum and the other end I secured to an overhead pipe. The drum is not heavy so it was no big deal. You will also have to unclip a small wiring harness before lifting the front panel. There are also 2 tabs, one on each side, on the front panel near the bottom. Once I got the front off, I removed the drum so I could vacuum out all the lint. In addition to the belt, I ordered two rollers and a new idler pulley but when I inspected my unit, the rollers and pulley were still in good shape so I now have the parts for when I’ll need them.

I then routed the belt around the drum and placed the drum back in the unit and again secured it with the bungee cord to hold it as I positioned the belt to track the same as the marks left from the old belt. The directions I received with the new belt were easy to understand but it still took me a minute or two to properly route the belt through the idler pulley and onto the motor pulley.

Once I had the belt installed I asked my wife to help hold the drum while I spun it with my hands to make sure the belt tracked correctly and the rear of the drum was sealed. Her help was not necessary but made it a little easier for me. Then I bungeed it back up, installed the front panel, securing the bolts on both sides. Don’t forget to plug the small wiring harness back together as the dryer will not run if you do not. I did another quick test by turning the drum with my hands and all was good. Next, close the top of the unit, securing the tabs you popped open, reinstall the screws in the filter housing and plug in the unit and test. All in all it’s a very easy job. Not sure what a service call would cost but I know it would be a lot more than I spent.

This is my second experience with Parts Select and they will get my business whenever I need parts. I quickly had my shipment tracking number and the parts were delivered quickly. I ordered on a Monday and the package was at my door when I got home from work on Wednesday.
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