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MCE8000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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broken belt

  • Customer: Steve from Fort Atkinson WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First I had to find my way into unit . I took out screws that didn't have to come out, but eventually I found my way in. I took out the drum put the belt over it and through the tightener then over the motor pulley. I then put the sheet metal back on and the job was done.

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!

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

broken blower fan

  • Customer: Terri from Ossian IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The new blower fan was made of molded plastic in which the hole internal diameter contained extra material

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

Motor Bearing and Cracked Blower Wheel

  • Customer: Craig from Westfield IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
1. Opened top and removed wire clamps from side and front for door switch.
2. Removed two screws and pulled front cover off.
3. Removed drive belt from tensioner pulley and moved to back of dryer.
4. Pulled drum off rear guide wheels and lifted drum out of dryer.
5. Unplugged motor electrical connector and removed idler wheel spring and idler assembly.
6. Removed screws holding blower wheel cover to case.
7. Removed snap ring and spring clamp from blower wheel and pulled blower wheel off motor shaft.
8. Popped rear motor clamp off with screwdriver.
9. Unscrewed screw holding rear motor support to dryer bottom and removed rear motor support.
10. Twisted motor assembly 1/8 turn to right and pulled motor rearward out of blower housing.
11. Removed blower rear snap ring from old motor and moved to new motor shaft.
12. Reversed procedures 1-10 to install motor, connector, idler, blower wheel, blower wheel cover, drum, belt, front cover and top cover.

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.

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!!!!!!

broken door clip

  • Customer: Lynette from Rock Island IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the great install video, I followed his lead and within 20 min had my dryer door fixed. This dryer was bought in 1986 and I really thought I was looking at buying a new dryer. How wonderful that I could fix it for less than $11. Easy to find web site, easy to find part, great instructions and fast delivery!

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.

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.
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