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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
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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.

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
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
466-480 of 659