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MDE4000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE4000AYW parts

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All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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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.

Timer dial skirt cracked, couldn't set dryer time

  • Customer: Warren from North Aurora IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on this website, did same. I would have broken more parts than I repaired, were it not for the easy to follow step-by-step instructions on the video.

Latch was broken so door wouldn't close

  • Customer: Doug from Kearney NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was real easy just slid the latch in front panel and attached to latch assembly to the door. The repair was about 45 seconds.

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
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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