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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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the dryer knob kept slipping

  • Customer: Victoria from Julian, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the knob off and saw that it was cracked so went on line watched the video and ordered the part 2 days later it came and and put it back together and was 1 happy camper. Thanks so much!

Dryer timer had quit working.

  • Customer: Zach from Lompoc, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the back cover of the dryer electrical components module - after unplugging the dryer - and removed the timer knob. I used the nut driver to remove the two screws holding the timer module in place and disconnected the wires from the old timer module and connected to the new one. The timer module was clearly marked with the color codes for the wires and it was really easy to replace. The timer module works well and I am once again a hero in my wife's eyes!

rear roller drum and shaft broken

  • Customer: Bill from Midlothian, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions on the you tube video included in the part selection of the PartSelect part ordering webpage. The video described replacing the drum roller and shaft, as well the dryer cabinet / drum belt / etc. removal to access the broken parts on my exact dryer. Individual parts were less expensive on other websites, and I could find the you tube independently, however, the instructions included from PartSelect, quick delivery and professional service from Part Select were worth the difference ! My first experience with PartSelect, but not my last.

short baffle became unattached to drum and there was another short baflle broken

  • Customer: Lorenzo from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
after watching the repair video on your website I just followed the instructions. It was real easy.I re-attached one baffle, installed a new baffle and tightened the screws of the third baffle.

I now have stripper sheetmetal screws

  • Customer: David from Kelsey, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did the repair has the video showed me.

Timer knob broke

  • Customer: Robert from Gualala, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed knob and using the diagram at your site was able to exactly identify the part that I needed to replace. Very, very simple.

Dryer eating clothes!

  • Customer: Larry from Mooresboro, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed video, took out two screws from bottem front of dryer. removed door set a side, used a nut driver to remove the 4 nuts holding the front drum panel, I used a 1/8 drill to remove 4 pop-rivets holding what use to be front glides,I put the new glides in cork parts first then the plastic parts, than used my poprivet gun to but in the new rivets. I put it all back together and now no more holes in my underwear!!!

Squeaky drum roller.

  • Customer: Robert from Spring Hill, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I took the front of the dryer off and removed the drum (of course, after disconnecting the power supply) Removed the belt and then the roller itself. I had to open a removable port on the back side to reinstall the belt but that was also very easy. The videos made it all seem soooo simple. Thank you.

Filter torn

  • Customer: Sovola L. from Alleyton, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out the old filter and dropped in the new one

Old lint filter not absorbing as much lint as before

  • Customer: Cheryl from Vallejo, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All I had to do was lift out the old lint filter and slide in the new one. No repair necessary! If it was something more complicated, then I would have had my husband perform the repair. When I ordered the replacement lint filter, PartSelect.com was very prompt in shipping the new one. I am very happy with their service!

Tear in lint filter

  • Customer: Dolores from Linden, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased replacement lint filter. New filter slid right into place. Since filter is new I just have to be sure the filter is pushed down all the way. I'm sure as the filter ages with use it will slide in fully all on its own without further adjustment. Otherwise replacement lint filter is just fine.

High pitch squeak or squeal on and off

  • Customer: Charles from Valencia, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was only "difficult" because it was the first time. The web site had good videos on how to open the dryer and access the parts. One user posted a very helpful suggestion. Although replacing the drum support rollers were highest on the suggestion list, the user suggested to also order the idler pulley wheel and bearing at the same time just in case that was the cause. I did that and sure enough, it was the idler pulley wheel that was squeaking.

roller noise

  • Customer: James from Arlington, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I originally diagnosed as tension roller but found it to be a drum roller. Plastic had separated from the Babbitt bearing. So replaced both drum rollers and returned the tension roller. Only problem was the video was not for Maytag Neptune but a more generic dryer and I spent an extra hour try to reattach the drum belt. The video was the one that came with the email notification of part being shipped. Hook up to motor drive is backward from what the Neptune is. Eventually went looking for another video on my own and discovered the difference.

Rotating drum made an uneven louder whirring noise

  • Customer: Gary from Olathe, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed the roller replacement instruction video on the website which was very helpful since I had never replaced drum rollers. A leisurely pace of one hour to replace the two rollers, half of which was spent vacuuming the interior. Removed the front panel without tipping the dryer. Had to disconnect a ground wire to remove one bracket but otherwise only had to remove screws, slip rings and washers. No belt removal. Drum was pulled away from rollers but remained in cavity Reassembled without any problem. Ran the dryer - much quieter and no longer had the whirring noise.

Dryer would not heat at all

  • Customer: Shelly from St.Ansgar, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tested the heating element first and it was within spec,tested the fusible links and then the thermostats all had continuity,opened up the timer switch and found that it had a burnt contact on the heater power side, replaced it and now it works good
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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