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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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door would not stay closed/ mach turned off

  • Customer: jessica from marriottsville MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched video ( thank you youtube) but did not have to take door apart - easy !

dryer screeching when drum turning

  • Customer: JOHN from Lafayette IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed video instruction down to removal of drum, then removed circling, determined idler pulley bearing had worn and scored idler arm shaft, so ordered both. while dryer apart, I removed and regreased drum rollers, checked all sensors and cleaned out dust and lint from a decade of drying. everything went back together easily since I took good pictures with I pad.

Knob on Dryer was broken.

  • Customer: Larry from Denton TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the YouTube video on the PartSelect website which was very detailed and easy to follow. Knob was switched out in just a few minutes.

I was unable to keep the dryer running.

  • Customer: michele from troy MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found the correct part and was able to fix it in a few minutes. I had a little trouble getting the old timer skirt off to put the new one on.

Dryer was squealing while running.

  • Customer: Rich from Brystol CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was relatively easy. You will need snap ring pliers to remove/install the drum rollers and a rivet gun to install the front guides. I also replaced the drive belt. I completed the repair myself, however it would be helpful if you had someone to hold the drum in place while you installed the belt. After a complete interior cleaning the repair took about 90 min.

noise and play on worn shaft from previous damage

  • Customer: George from St Petersburg FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the dryer front then removed the drum. replaced the drum roller shafts and nuts. then reassembled the dryer. Note: only one shaft loose but replaced both while dryer dismantled.

dryer wouldnt start

  • Customer: kraig from eleva WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove front cover of dryer and drum. Replace

Timer Dial Skirt broke and would just spin

  • Customer: Doug from West Jordan UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the skirt, there is a rubber insert inside the skirt that was glued in and it was a bit difficult to break the glue loose to remove the insert to but it into the replacement skirt.

Thumping Noise while running the dryer

  • Customer: Michael from Windham NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What sounded like a drum roller problem, actually turned out to be a blower fan problem. Replacing the plastic blower fan which is mounted to the motor shaft is simple easily accessible from the front of the machine.

Dryer was making loud squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Cleon from Dublin 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
At first thought the belt was the culprit but with further research found it to be the drum roller. I watched the installation video on this site for belt replacement and replaced both drum rollers and belt idler roller while the dryer was dissassembled. The repair was very straight forward although the belt was somewhat difficult to install on the idler roller(had to hold tension and place belt on roller with one hand).The video was very helpful and now the dryer works great.Thanks

Very loud squeal from drum support roller.

  • Customer: David from North Port FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was VERY please that the new roller came so fast(next day). I followed the excellent instructions on the video. I found the reason for the failure of the roller was the original roller had a metal wavy washer behind the roller and it broke apart and was ground up on the shaft which caused it to seize up. The new roller kit came with fiber washers. The video made this a very positive repair experience.

Obnnoxious Dryer Squealing

  • Customer: Mark from Sherwood OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I repladed the idler pulley and I just followed the directions on the parts select video. The video was a great help. The only thing I did different was I didn't unhook the wiring when I took off the front of the dryer since there was enough wire I could just flip it on the side of the dryer out of my way. Other than that I followed the Parts Select Video Directions to the tee. I just wish I would of ordered the Idler Pulley shaft also because I didn't realize it was pretty worn too, but I plan on ordering another pulley and shaft as soon as it starts making that auwful noise again.

Replaced pressure door switch

  • Customer: Robert from Dacula GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Too simple to describe.

Cracked timer dial knob

  • Customer: Alan from Owings MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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First off it's wonderful that the parts arrived quicker than i expected. Dis-assembly/assembly was very simple...just pulled plastic dial knob off the shaft of the timer assembly, unsnapped the plastic sections so i could keep the button cover for the new one, snapped together new pieces and re-inserted onto timer shaft. Easier once you actually take it apart and assemble it versus reading my description.

Drum support shaft and roller were worn out.

  • Customer: grady from phenix city AL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Don't attempt to start by lifting the top of the dryer. It must come apart from the front first. After acquiring acquisition of the top hold down brackets (Grey metal strips), you may lift the top.The dryer required complete disassembly as the drum rollers were in the lower (inside) rear of the dryer. Lots of sharp edges and corners. So be careful. But it's a job that can be done by a novice and I saved myself $500 by not buying a new machine.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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