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MDE3000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE3000AYW parts

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All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
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The timer control knob split and would not turn.

  • Customer: Bob from Arab AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Once I found out the knob was 3 pieces I picked the one I needed. I watched the video. The part was delivered in 2 days. It took me about 5 to 10 minutes to change it out. A very positive experience.

noise while running

  • Customer: CHARLES from La PLATA AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went good when i got it apart did not like the looks of the belt idler pulley ordered it @9 pm got it in 36 hrs reg del.also decided to replace high heat switch was getting very hot glad to say runs like new thanks for help video and fast delivery.

Dryer door would not stay closed

  • Customer: Ruth B from Hempstead TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did a quick research online and found PartSelect to have the best price. I ordered my part on Monday 8/6 and to my tremendous surprise FedEx delivered it Tuesday 8/7!! I did not pay for overnight delivery. My son happened to come by that day and he took a small flathead screwdriver, pried the old one out and inserted the new part. Done in 5 minutes! PartSelect will be my supplier from now on.

Squealing noise which got worse over time

  • Customer: Steven from Bayville NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dryer started to make a squealing noise which got worse over time. I went on the internet to research what might be the cause of the problem and came across your website which pointed to drum rollers, idler pully wheel or belt as potential causes of the problem. I watched the installation video on how to dismantle the dryer and upon removing the tub discovered it was the idler pulley wheel and bearing had broke. I ordered the parts and figured I would replace the belt while I had the dryer apart. The parts arrived the day after I ordered them and I was able to fix the dryer in about 45 minutes thanks to the video your website provided taking someone from start to finish in dismantling and replacing the parts that I had ordered. I won't explain how to repair it because I would advise someone who hasn't taken a dryer apart, like me, to watch the installation video. It was easier than I expected and will come to this site in the future for appliance repair problems. The dryer works great and I will get many more years of use out of it.

Dryer Making a Loud Squeal During Operation

  • Customer: Scott from Clayton NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I dissasembled the front access panel and removed the drum and belt. After turning the drum support rollers and idler pulley wheel I was able to determine the loud squeal was coming from the idler pulley wheel. Since I had half the dry disassembled I went ahead and replaced the support rollers,(they looked worn), drive belt, and the idler pulley wheel. The belt looked fine, but the dryer is about 12 years old so I figured it wouldn't hurt to replace it as well. The DIY video's linked with my order invoice where spot on. If you are changing the drum rollers make sure you have a pair of snap ring pliers- You will definitly need them. Otherwise you risk breaking the snap rings. I saved $117 doing this myself. Thanks PartSelect!

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Debora from Millersville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We disassembled the dryer, which was really easy because we viewed a video on YouTube, to determine the problem. One of the support rollers had all but disintegrated. It appeared as if the belt was in good condition, but we decided to order a new one as well as the drum support rollers. We found PartSelect online, and using the model number of the dryer, we were able to determine the precise parts we needed to do the repair. We also ordered some related parts in case we found the problem to be more extensive than originally thought. The parts came within two days. We were able to view videos on the PartsSelect website for step by step instructions. The dryer was surprisingly easy to repair, and with the new parts runs like new! As a note - we didn't open any packaging until we were ready to use the part. We were able to return the unused parts for full credit. I couldn't even get a repairman to come through my door for what it cost to repair our dryer.

Tumbler was noisy

  • Customer: Jack P. from Gillette WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front panel of the dryer to access the tumbler drum . I took off the belt and removed the drum . I then replaced the two tumbler rollers . I also replaced the idler roller for the belt . I found it easier to put the belt on from the back of the dryer by taking off the small panel on the back to get access to the idler roller and motor pulley. I then installed the front panel . The dryer runs very smoothly now .

Clunking-knocking noise at start-up and when running

  • Customer: Michael from Branford CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the Blower Wheel. It had been stripped by the axel due to the large amount of dirt, lint, etc that had accumulated in its housing and eventually restricted it from turning. The clip had come off as well.I had replaced the Drum Support roller kit previously. But, that did not resolve the noise issue.

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Dave from Brigham City UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found a video online and followed the directions. I liked a tip that was given in the video and that was to take a digital picture of the wiring before disconnecting it. Then I referred back to it when I put it back together and it was easy.

Timer knob was missing

  • Customer: James from BLAIR NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the installation video to be sure that I did the job right. The video was very helpful because it prompted me to ensure that the metal ring from the old timer knob was removed from the timer shaft before installing the new knob. When I looked things over before starting I saw that the ring was still on the timer shaft. I used pliers to remove the old ring then easily slipped the new knob onto the shaft. Now the job was complete.

Very bad squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Scott from Lac du Flambeau WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video, very simple. I was suprised how cheaply built these things really are. Any one with a fifth grade education should be able to do the repair

horrible noise

  • Customer: Mike from Flourtown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video which was extremely helpful. I recommend taking pictures of the wiring and any other components if you take apart as you go along . it would be foolish not to vacuum while your in there.

timing dial broke

  • Customer: charlann from Mundelein IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What a breeze---a chimpanzee could have done it----part arrived in 2 days and the Fed Ex charge was less that the gas would have cost to go pick it up. Not only was it easy---now it's source of great pride---a service call would have cost a lot more than the $25 I spent----Love it!!!!!!!!

The dryer is old, and things just wear out with age. Me for example..

  • Customer: MARK from MT PLEASANT SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
MOved all my wifes stuff, disasembled the dryer based one the instructions I found on Google. Located the worn out parts. Reassembled the unit with the new parts, which were an exact match, immagin that. Hooked the power back up. (Note: Safty First allways disconect the power source first. And it is recommended to give the unit and the vent system a through cleaning when you have it disasembled.) Gave trhe unit a quick smoke test. Job complete, wife almost happy,(Question ? if it was that simple to fix the Dryer why did you wait so long. Life is good once again.

Male end of door catch broke

  • Customer: George from Hamden CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I replaced the male end which was just two screws and simple replacement of pushing the fastener into the door frame. When finished I noticed the female end was damaged as well. Glad the female part came as well. This required taken off the front trim around the door (four screws - 2 each side) and then the door. The installing of the female end was easy with a little push. The damaged female end was already hanging out so easy to grab and remove. Otherwise I would have had to remove the front panel. Note You need to put the door trim back on before reattaching the door.
All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
451-465 of 619