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MDE3000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE3000AYW parts

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.

All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
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Squeaking Tumbler

  • Customer: Christopher from Rindge, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My first thought was to replace the drive belt. I followed the excellent how-to video and, once inside, discovered that the belt was fine and that the right-hand drum roller was worn out and squeaking when I rotated it by hand. I should have listened to the other customers who said I should replace the drum support rollers at the same time as the belt. I did a thorough lint cleaning, put the dryer back together and ordered one roller replacement kit. It arrived in a just few days. I was able to lift the drum off the rollers and replace the bad roller without having to remove the drive belt. It took under 1/2 hour. There was only one omission in the video: I had to remove two metal tabs that hold down the dryer lid. Just one screw on each side. Recommendation: Purchase a pair of snap ring pliers. They make removing and reinstalling the the snap retainer ring a breeze in a tight working space.

Dryer timer knob broke

  • Customer: DAVID from ORMOND BEACH, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Fine. Make sure you watch the video provide by PartSelect.

the plastic latch broke

  • Customer: greg from phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
im a car mecanic it was easy

door wouldn"t stay closed

  • Customer: Beverlee from Minneola, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went very well. Only took 10 min.

Clothes overheating, ruining elastic and cloth

  • Customer: Walter from Griffin, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First: Which of two thermostats is it? The high-temp thermostat serves an emergency purpose: if all else fails. The cycling thermostat takes care of the clothes. So I selected the cycling thermostat. Second: Remove two screws and lift the front panel forward, up to 45 degrees and off. Third: this thermostat is in the center, near the bottom, in the blower casing. Remove the shield in front of the blower. The thermostat is right there, with easy access. Fourth: Leaving wires on old thermostat, two screws remove the thermostat. Screw on new one. Shift wires one at a time from old to new, to keep them untangled.

Front drum Felt and front glide

  • Customer: Danny from Spiro, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video

The plastic neck of the dial skirt broke off.

  • Customer: Pete from Escondido, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy followed video of repair for part and it took 5 min. My kind of repair!Cost effective as well $4.95 + shipping. My wife was talking new dryer at $900. Yikes!!!

The post on the timer dial skirt cracked and wouldn't move the timer around the dial.

  • Customer: Bethany from Sumner, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After fearing that I would have to call a repairman or buy a new dryer, I took the model number off my dryer and went on line for replacement parts. I found your site and worked my way through the parts that I would need. The video showing how things are done was very helpful, eventhough this was a simple repair it was nice to see how to make the repair and helped confirm that I understood what I was doing. Thank you.

Dial/Knob broken.

  • Customer: Robert from Greendale, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put together the parts in seconds and reattached.

paddle broke

  • Customer: Mamiko from Port Orchard, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy to install. thanks

Squeeking and rattling when loaded

  • Customer: David from Lena, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 front panel screws and pulled out bottom to disengage top clips. Unplugged two light wires. Set front panel aside. Remove 4 screws that support the front drum support. Remove panel in back to reveal motor and belt. NOTE HOW BELT IT THREADED AROUND IDLER AND PULLEY. Remove belt from pulley. Remove front drum support and set aside Pulled out drum and set aside. NOTE ORIENTATION OF RIBS ON BELT. Remove snap ring on roller shaft inside of machine. Pull off roller and two washers. Replace 1 washer, 1 roller ,1 washer in that order. Replace snap ring. Replace glides on drum support while apart. Drill out rivets and remove glide assembly. Replace with new parts and put rivet in hole to align. Rivet into place. Make sure glide assembly is seated by forming it to front drum assembly. Align second hole and rivet together. Reassemble in reverse.

The part delivered did not fit

  • Customer: William from Estes Park, CO
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was the wrong size part but we needed to dry a lot of wet clothes expecting it to work, it was too big to fit. Eventually cut off the sides and allowed it to drop in the lint filter slot but with no support on the sides, allowed me to dry the clothes but still must search for the correct part.

the screne in lint filter was tore

  • Customer: Jack from Camden, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put the new filter in Was a Breeze Thanks I got the filter in a feww days Thank again for your fast service

Worn out Lint filter

  • Customer: Josie from Los Altos, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the filter in the front door of the dryer. Part Select did an awesome job of getting the part to me in record time. Excellent experience.

Squeeking dryer drum

  • Customer: Robert from Henderson, NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The whole job was fairly easy. The on line video helped prepare me for what I would need to do. My best advice is buy snap ring pliers. Without the pliers I tried for over a hour to remove the snap rings for the drum rollers. With the pliers it took 10 minutes to remove and install the new parts. Money well spent. I replaced the drive belt only because it was a relatively cheap part and I knew I was going to have the whole dryer disassembled anyway, so why not.
All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
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