Models > MDE4000AYW > Instructions

MDE4000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE4000AYW 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 MDE4000AYW
436-450 of 659
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

Short baffle was broken

  • Customer: John from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the instructions that came with the part. Everything went as planned. Instructions very clear and very helpful. See even a rocket scientist can prepare a dryer.

alarming rattling/rumbling noise

  • Customer: Ismael from New Rochelle NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
looking and listening more closely . i determined that the noise was coming from the idle wheel pulie bearings

excessive heat

  • Customer: John J from Wanaque NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove door screws on both sides of door opening. remove front panel. replace thermostat

Dryer made loud squealing noise while in operation

  • Customer: Ronald from Swoyersville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed front cover 2. Removed drum support. 3. moved drum toward me off rollere being careful not to damage belt. 4.Removed snap rings from roller shafts.5.Removed and replaced rollers reinstalled snap rings reassembled. Works great. I bought the Maytag Bravos washer for 250.00 from someone wanting to get rid of it.The dryer was free because it made alot of noise.I took it apart cleaned it replaced rollers works like new!

no heat

  • Customer: Dan from Thomasboro IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered wrong limit switch had to reorder right switch and decided to replace the heater element as well. works fine now

Broken part

  • Customer: Trevor from South Deerfield MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You tube video was great. This is how you sell parts period!

Very loud sqeeling noise

  • Customer: MICHELLE from MEAD CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband and I followed the advise on the website and replaced the drum support wheels (Very helpful video). That wasn't the problem, still squeeking. Before we started buying more parts we took the drum back off and lubricated everthing that moved. Not a peep. Runs very quite now.

Timer knob and dial skirt broke

  • Customer: Donna from Pepperell MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Don't even bother calling local appliance places to find parts. They never have them, but will offer to order them for you. Turning on the dryer with vise grips gets old awfully fast. I went to the website and easily located the parts I needed, ordered online, and they were here the next day! I did not have to go driving around to get them, so even though there was a reasonable shipping cost, it was worth it. It took me about 30 seconds to install the new knob assembly. I would definitely rely on these folks the next time I need applicance parts for a repair I can do myself.

Broken Timer Dial Skirt & Dryer Filter with holes.

  • Customer: Michael W from Mabank TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed your replacement part video(s) which were excellent. Next day delivery, fair pricing and free delivery along with the professionally produced videos made it so easy. You have my business every time I need to do an appliance repair. Thanks!

no-heat

  • Customer: Jerry from Tipton IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I always try to buy maytag because you service from the front, this dryer is 19 years old

Drum noise

  • Customer: Terry from Indiana PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer first. Took front dryer door off with screw driver and set to the one side. Removed the two screws on each side of the dryer and set the drum holder beside the dryer door. Removed the belt from the drum and pulled the drum out the front of the dryer. Took snap ring plyers and removed the drum support roller and then removed roller shaft with socket. Put back together in reverse order.

tears in lint filter

  • Customer: Alice from Valley Cottage NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just placed new lint filter into the dryer. Very easy.

Horrible Noise, worse with heavy loads

  • Customer: Thomas from Springfield OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So the clothes dryer had been making horrible sounds. We decided to wait until after vacation to look into it. The age was almost over 25 years, rough estimates seemed to indicate a minimum repair bill, if it wasn't a basket case would be over $200 almost half the price of a new one. By now the noises had graduated from annoying to intolerable. All things considered we went shopping, after carefully measuring the door. A 28" door has a 27" opening through the frame. The minimum width of all dryers on sale is 27.5" or larger!!! For a short while I considered replacing the door with a 30" door.

As I have always thought, if it appears a hopeless case, go ahead and take it apart, might be able to fix it, if not you may learn something!!! The manual that was supplied with the unit had only operating instructions, no parts list or the like. We had convinced ourselves that the problem was the belt slipping. An internet search not only found the parts list but a list of symptoms and cures. The articles agreed that loud screeching noises were most likely (96%) caused by a defective drum roller (notice singular). There was even a video on how to do it!

So I started through the procedure of ordering a drum roller kit on their internet site. No matter what I did by the time I got to the point of confirming the order it showed the quantity ordered 2. So we phoned (Friday night) the lady on the phone seemed amazed that I wanted one, the stated that in all the years she had been there no one ever ordered only one, there was only one in the picture, we are talking $12 and no shipping so I said send me two. She said shipping would be 5 to 5 days

The next day, Saturday morning the parts were laying on the porch!! The video said an inexperienced person could perform the repairs in 45 minutes. Yes! two rollers. Fortunately I have a collection of snap rings, there is a snap ring somewhere inside the dryer or in the room I heard it hit (add snap rings to the Kit!! they have a habit of taking off on their own. The hard part was getting the belt back on, all the pictures and the like were a bit different than what I was looking at but two hours and it is running like a top. If it wasn't for the belt puzzle it would have been done in less than an hour.

End of cycle tone did not sound, dryer never shut off, timer kept moving even when dryer not running.

  • Customer: William from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced timer which fixed all problems. Afterwards I opened up the old timer and found that one of the copper contact bars was cracked.

The part of the timer dial skirt that fits over the timer metal tab had split.

  • Customer: Edward from Bartlett TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The timer dial is a three part piece. I disassembled it according to the instructions on the web site. I reassembled it with the new piece. Next I tried to place it on the metal timer tab, but it would not go until I found the metal insert from the old skirt on the timer tab and removed it. The new timer dial skirt comes with its own metal insert. After removal of the old metal insert, it was simple to push the timer dial into place.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
436-450 of 659