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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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Belt worn out

  • Customer: gary from bono AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Removed old belt and installed new one by removing front panel and tub

Dryer stopped heating but still runs

  • Customer: MARK from Bedford OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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If your dryer does not run at all consider buying the thermal fuse with the tube. It is cheap and will save time if just the heater tube does not solve the problem.

1) Unplugged dryer.

2) Removed two screws on the front of the dryer panel under the door, swung bottom out and up to remove.

3) Removed one sheet metal screw in from of heater tube holding to base of unit.

4) Removed second sheet metal screw with nut driver that holds back of heater tube in to vent twoard back of dryer.

5) Carfully disconnected wires from heating element. and turn tube to gain access to screws on left and right sides of tube. Remove sub assemblies on sides of tube for thermal fuse. Just one screw for each, and they will lift off removeing tab from slot.

6) Vacumed out all oul lint.

7) Installed new heating tube by following above steps in revers order.

Tip, watch as you connect wires back on to tube. Make sure that they connect in the same place, and connect them in an order that will not interfear with re-assembly. I always take a picture with my cell phone before I disconnect anything, or draw a picture lableing wires and colors to positions. This job is very easy, and saves hundreds of dollars!!!

Loud squeaking on each start-up of the Dryer

  • Customer: Tommy from Vidor TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video on this web-site it was very easy. I took the time while I had the drum out to vacuum out everything inside the cabinet and sprayed the sealing felts with silicone spray before re-assembling the unit. Wallah!! No 'mo' squeaks. Tommy

Replaced Timer Knob

  • Customer: MARSHALL from ELLENWOOD GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple old one cracked, popped new one on!

broken short baffle

  • Customer: Teresa from Acworth GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband, who normally calls a repairman for everything, followed the video and replaced the short baffle in less than 30 minutes from start to finish(this includes 2 or three trips up and down stairs to retrieve the right tools even though the video tells you the right tools to use). The part was identical to the original one and arrived in less than a week. Am very pleased with the whole process and am so thankful for the step by step video. The full repair was less than $30.00 for the part and my husbands time. I had been given a quote over the phone for this same repair of $250.00 to $375.00. Thank you so much and I will definitely buy from here again if it becomes necessary.

Horrible squeal when dryer was on

  • Customer: Genie from Dayton WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked YouTube and saw a video that described the removal of the drum, belt and rollers - step by step. Ordered the parts. Once they arrived, we realized we didn't need all that we purchased, but putting the dryer back together was easy and the dryer no longer squeals when on. YEAH FOR US!

rollers worn ,rumbling when drum turned

  • Customer: scott from auburn MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front cover and rear access panel took belt off tensioner removed front drum support removed drum replaced two rollers by removing snap rings and put it back together in reverse... The maytag repair man is still lonely

Loud squeak coming from rollers

  • Customer: David from Chino CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The online video was the extremely helpful in aiding me in the repair. Thank you so much for posting it. Couldn't have done it without it.

The timer skirt broke

  • Customer: Everett from Clute TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new timer skirt. Watched video on replacing it. Removed timer dial skirt and knob. Used screwdriver to release tabs on knob. Made sure the metal insert on old skirt came off with the old skirt. Installed new timer dial skirt, pressed knob into place and made sure it latched. Installation complete in 30 seconds. Fit and works perfectly. Only problem I have had in 14 years other than the inside light burns out often. Thank you!

noisy and drum wobbling

  • Customer: Jeffery from West Linn OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installing the Front Glide Kits was straight forward if you watch the video. The guides resolved a part of my problem, but I discovered the Blower Wheel was cracked and out of round. replaced it and poof its fixed!

broken door catch: female half

  • Customer: Allen from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
noticed that male half was in good working order, so I just snapped in the new female half; without any tools. easy repair!

loud noise

  • Customer: Rachel from Tabernacle NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video, took the dryer apart, installed the new parts, reassembled the dryer, video was very helpful .

New rollers replaced

  • Customer: David from Helena MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the guidance on video.

dryer started making nocking noise

  • Customer: Myra from Dillon SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found info describing the nocking noise found parts to fix it watched video on how to do the repair The step by step instructions made the job so easy We saved over 150.00 in doing the job ourselves. thank you I am amazed at how simple this turned ou to be.

Belt was squeaking

  • Customer: Kent from Sealy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sorry didnt unplug it. Just took door off. undid next panel and moved it to the side. Took bottom front panel couple of hex screws. Lifted basket out a little took belt off and replaced with new belt reversed order of panels and started it up.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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