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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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slow in drying, making a lot of noise

  • Customer: Byron from West Harrison IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions

knob for timer select was broken, the plastic around the metal part was cracked

  • Customer: Robert from Huntley IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy remove the old part, insert new one, works great

timer knob was cracked allowing it to spin around the timer setting stem

  • Customer: David from Lenoir NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old knob and skirt. Replaced them with the new parts. Works like new!

Problem with dryer.

  • Customer: CYNTHIA from East Haven CT
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Someone thought it was rollers. It was not. Maybe motor. Will check out further. Thanks for good service, Cynthia

timer dial skirt was cracked-would just turn without setting the time of drying

  • Customer: Carolyn from Lacombe LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off the knob and the dial skirt replaced the old dial skirt with the new one and put the knob back on a very easy fix-it

pulley broke

  • Customer: Twanda from Childersburg AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I originally thought the belt broke, so I ordered a belt first. Once my friend broke the dryer down, it turned out to be the pulley. In any case, we still went ahead and put the new belt on since it had never been replaced anyway. I was not home when my friend put the pulley on, but my dryer is much quieter and running just great. I'm just glad I found this site online.

very squeaky dryer under load

  • Customer: Dianne from Pembroke MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My take apart, fix-it son, Had it all apart and fixed in under 2 hrs. Thanks for quick delivery.

Door hinge hole covers broken

  • Customer: Bruce from Sudbury MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed old screws, removed old plastic pieces, and replaced

Broken prong

  • Customer: Larry from Amarillo TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I began by removing the two screws at the lower part of the front panel. After removing the panel I was able to access and remove the broken switch which was located on the front panel. I popped out the old switch and replaced it with the new one, reattached the wires and put the front panel on and the jod was done.

Dryer was not heating

  • Customer: Larry from Amarillo TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front Panel of the dryer. I then removed two screws with the nut driver holding the heating element in place. After removing the old element I removed two screws holding the thermostat on the old element. I then used these screws to attached the new thermostat to the new element. I then put the new element in place and reattached with the screws, put the wires back on and replaced the front panel and wha la I had heat again.

Baffle sh

  • Customer: Patsy from Temple GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We took the dryer apart to get to the drum to replace the baffle that had broken off.We watched the video on your web site to see how to take the dryer apart.Now it works great and saved me $150.00 for a repair.

noise was loud all through cycles-sounded like something was rubbing on drum

  • Customer: RON from BUFORD GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed online instructions plus did extensive cleaning on fan blower and air exist chambers along with the removeable lint fileter chamber and any other dust inside the main cabinet. Cleaned residue buildup on belt and drum surface areas. Drum roller kits did not supply or mention the spring wave washers located on the back side of the roller which keep the wheels from moving back and forth on the shaft. All phases went ver well and dryer is now running very quiet again.

Baffle broke off drum

  • Customer: james from chesapeake VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair, replacement part fit perfect. Removed drier door, and removed front panel. I little tight but can reach the screw holes and re-attach the baffle, used the same screws found them laying beneath the drum...May want to order new screws just in case you can't find the old ones. This is a great site used it before for drier repair...Thank you!

lint filter torn

  • Customer: Ricky from Midlothian TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I gently put filter in place

Tennis shoes in the dryer broke a baffle

  • Customer: Lawrence from Kent WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered this part online to save myself the cost of an appliance repairman's charge for the same item. I expected to have to call a repairman anyway to install it though. With the order came a youtube video of how to do the repair and it was a piece of cake. I did the repair myself in less than 15 minutes. Can't praise the PartSelect enough for this invaluable customer service. I'm saving their website on 'my favorites' for the next time I need an appliance part.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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