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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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crack in plastic

  • Customer: Linda from Sammamish, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching a very helpful video provided by partselect I pulled the dryer knob off, took it apart and replaced the timer dial skirt with the new piece. This was a very easy and inexpensive fix. The video showed me that I could do this without calling a repair service.

The idler pulley bearing had gotten squeaky and bearing grease did not solve the problem

  • Customer: Kevin from American Fork, UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the idler pulley and arm. I had broken down the dryer before to find the source of an annoying squeaking problem. At that time I lubricated the bearing with some hi-temp bearing grease; that worked for awhile but was not permanent. Needing to do it again, I ordered the replacement parts off the PartSelect site using the provided diagrams and parts. [Very nice.] I then checked the videos tagged to each of the parts to make sure I was doing everything right. Everything went back in perfectly. The site is very useful and very helpful. Thanks.

The dryer would make a loud squeal as it started.

  • Customer: Terry from Concord, 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
I followed the videos. I'm not mechanically inclined and had to watch one video three times AFTER I started but I took my time and actually enjoyed it. I thought the problem was the belt but now I believe it was a drum support roller that was failing causing the belt to slip due to the extra load the hard to turn roller caused. I am now a big fan of Part Select as they have really "done it right!"

making a loud squealing noise

  • Customer: george from warren, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced adler pulley and belt. the bearing in pulley was gone . I replaced belt as preventer maintance. the job went real well. I was impresed with the time I received the parts.I put the order on Thursday night and received the parts saturday around noon. great job thanks George PS they even send vido how to replace parts.

loud squek

  • Customer: D.Harold from Hayesville, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the vidio but after begining the repair,I realized that the drum roller could be replaced without removing the tumbling drum. This made the replacement go even faster & easier. Great website. Great vidio. I'll be back,given the age of this dryer.

Timer skirt broke

  • Customer: Mark from Alexandria, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
exactly as dscribed in the provided video - repair exactly as in the video - a no brainer!

Worn Out Broken Door Latch

  • Customer: chuck from odessa, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would like to say first of all that I was amaized and pleased at how simple the ordering of this part was and while looking at the parts diagram on you website I noticed the door swing was optional and could be easily changed and the dryer came from the factory with a latch installed on both sides of the door. In our laundry room the dryer sits to the left of the washer and the door to the dryer opened to the right which has always been a slight inconvenience. . . So instead of changing out the broken part, I took the door and hinge off with my cordless screwdriver (6-8 screws) and turned it around and remounted it on the opposite side. . . Simple! I never took the new part out of the ups envelope. Now I have a spare so I taped the new part in the envelope to the back of the dryer in case I ever need it and now we have more convenience with the door swinging the correct way. Sweet deal! Took less than an hour. Thank you for making this task simple. Chuck g.

Drum Support Roller failing & binding (noisily) on its shaft

  • Customer: David from Kennebunkport, ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the repair steps provided in the PartSelect video for the dryer! Piece-of-Cake! Trickiest step is reattaching the belt to the idler wheel (blind), but with analysis of how it goes before the drum is reinstalled, it can be done straightforwardly. Happy repairs!

high pitch squeeking

  • Customer: Jim from Chesapeake, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front of dryer, release belt tension, remove drum, remove old drum rollers, snap ring pliers a must, install new rollers and reassemble dryer.

Timer knob turning on shaft as plastic cracked

  • Customer: Bob from Largo, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No problem with the repair, it was getting the appropriate part. Maytag service center would have given me one free from old parts if they had one. They didn't wish to order one as the three piece knob was $30 to $40. They suggested that I use super (crazy) glue. I didn't wish to do that. I finally found PartSelect who would sell me just the one component that I required at a cost of $4.24. I simply took the original knob apart and replaced the broken piece that fits over the timer shaft and all is good. Thank you PartSelect !!!

Timer Dial Wouldnt Turn

  • Customer: lisa from west palm beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled off old timer dial and popped apart outer piece. Popped this piece into new skirt and slid back on dryer and done!

dryer noise

  • Customer: John from Shoreham, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The web site video was extremely helpful and parts suggestion based upon symptoms prove as well very helpful. Your web site is an excellent source for future repair issues

timer dial did not work

  • Customer: Gerald from RohnertPark, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thought the dial mechanism was broken. it was only a plastic skirt that attached to the mechanism. pulled off the old part, put on the new improved part (it was reinforced) and it worked perfectly. Thank you

Roller glides for drum went bad

  • Customer: William from Markham, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video to repair the glides my son and I began the process. After making the repairs and putting the dryer back together the drum would not turn. I told my son it had to be a bad belt He claimed it was not. After taking the dryer drum off we found the belt to be very brittle and worn. After calling around a shop that sold the part was found. Replacement was made and the dryer now runs like brand new. Thanks.

squeals like a banshee

  • Customer: Steven from Irving, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
this was the second maytag dryer i've had this problem with. the idler pulley on belt tensioner is 99% culprit. u gotta take dryer apart from the front,and while u in there use external snap ring pliers to remove drum rollers (2)n lube w/high temp grease.not for faint of heart,or peeps with no mechanical inclination. good luck
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
496-510 of 659