Models > MDE3000AYW > Instructions

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
586-600 of 619
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

noise and play on worn shaft from previous damage

  • Customer: George from St Petersburg FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the dryer front then removed the drum. replaced the drum roller shafts and nuts. then reassembled the dryer. Note: only one shaft loose but replaced both while dryer dismantled.

dryer wouldnt start

  • Customer: kraig from eleva WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove front cover of dryer and drum. Replace

Timer Dial Skirt broke and would just spin

  • Customer: Doug from West Jordan UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the skirt, there is a rubber insert inside the skirt that was glued in and it was a bit difficult to break the glue loose to remove the insert to but it into the replacement skirt.

Thumping Noise while running the dryer

  • Customer: Michael from Windham NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What sounded like a drum roller problem, actually turned out to be a blower fan problem. Replacing the plastic blower fan which is mounted to the motor shaft is simple easily accessible from the front of the machine.

Dryer was making loud squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Cleon from Dublin GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
At first thought the belt was the culprit but with further research found it to be the drum roller. I watched the installation video on this site for belt replacement and replaced both drum rollers and belt idler roller while the dryer was dissassembled. The repair was very straight forward although the belt was somewhat difficult to install on the idler roller(had to hold tension and place belt on roller with one hand).The video was very helpful and now the dryer works great.Thanks

Very loud squeal from drum support roller.

  • Customer: David from North Port FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was VERY please that the new roller came so fast(next day). I followed the excellent instructions on the video. I found the reason for the failure of the roller was the original roller had a metal wavy washer behind the roller and it broke apart and was ground up on the shaft which caused it to seize up. The new roller kit came with fiber washers. The video made this a very positive repair experience.

Obnnoxious Dryer Squealing

  • Customer: Mark from Sherwood OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I repladed the idler pulley and I just followed the directions on the parts select video. The video was a great help. The only thing I did different was I didn't unhook the wiring when I took off the front of the dryer since there was enough wire I could just flip it on the side of the dryer out of my way. Other than that I followed the Parts Select Video Directions to the tee. I just wish I would of ordered the Idler Pulley shaft also because I didn't realize it was pretty worn too, but I plan on ordering another pulley and shaft as soon as it starts making that auwful noise again.

Replaced pressure door switch

  • Customer: Robert from Dacula GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Too simple to describe.

Cracked timer dial knob

  • Customer: Alan from Owings MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off it's wonderful that the parts arrived quicker than i expected. Dis-assembly/assembly was very simple...just pulled plastic dial knob off the shaft of the timer assembly, unsnapped the plastic sections so i could keep the button cover for the new one, snapped together new pieces and re-inserted onto timer shaft. Easier once you actually take it apart and assemble it versus reading my description.

Drum support shaft and roller were worn out.

  • Customer: grady from phenix city AL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Don't attempt to start by lifting the top of the dryer. It must come apart from the front first. After acquiring acquisition of the top hold down brackets (Grey metal strips), you may lift the top.The dryer required complete disassembly as the drum rollers were in the lower (inside) rear of the dryer. Lots of sharp edges and corners. So be careful. But it's a job that can be done by a novice and I saved myself $500 by not buying a new machine.

Existing baffle cracked from age.

  • Customer: William from Renville MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed one (1) baffle, then checked the other two(2) and found them to br fatigued so we ordered and changed them also.

baffle broke loose, screws were within the base of the dryer.

  • Customer: Thomas from Spring Hill FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the video. No surprises. I would let the screws on the bumper side of the door "in" but very loose until the hinge side was engaged (close tolerance on hinge side but very manageable). The video was great!

SOUNDED LIKE DRIVE BELT SLIPPING

  • Customer: ERWIN from AVON IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
PartSelect has on-line video instructional. I ordered ribbed drive belt after watching video. Easy off and on per video. Before installation of belt, I spun the two drum support rollers. Chattering noise from one, sounded similar to belt slipping noise, I was a bit concerned about ordering belt. Used snap ring pliers and removed both rollers, applied small film of automotive wheel bearing grease(high heat resistance) to both shafts and reinstalled rollers. Both spun freely and no noise. Continued replacement of original drive belt (original belt was cracked - this probably contributed to the noise as well). Inside of cabinet and all air ports vacuumed and clean. Operates like new and quiet again.

Baffle Found Broken in Dryer

  • Customer: Robert from Parlin NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET. Using a Philips head screwdriver: Remove the (2) screws holding the door hinges to the dryer. Remove the (2) screws from the opposite side of the door. Pull the top of the front panel of the dryer towards you. Simply lift the panel up off of the guides located at the bottom of the dryer. Rotate the tumbler so that the baffle to be replaced is at about 5:00 (bottom right) of the unit. Using a socket wrench, you should be able to easily insert the screws from beneath the tumbler into baffle. Tighten the screws, but don't over tighten. The best things you can do for your dryer is to clean out any dust or lint that is visible while the dryer is open. Reassemble the dryer. Place the front panel into the bottom guides and snap the top of the panel back into place. Reattach the door and the screws opposite the door. You should be good to go. (REMEMBER: DO NOT WORK ON DRYER UNTIL IT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE ELCTRICAL OUTLET)

High pitched squeaky dryer

  • Customer: James from Ann Arbor MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I never thought I could do this but just followed the video instructions. The dryer is so old I thought I would break off the clip that goes on the outside of the drum roller so I used 2 needle nose pliers to more delicately remove it. Definitely want to buy 2 rollers and replace them both since you don't know which one is the squeaky one. For this model you want to access both the front and back of the dryer for easier maneuverability. Had I known the belt was that old I would have bought that and replaced it at the same time. You might spend as much time cleaning the inside as you will replacing the parts.
All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
586-600 of 619