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MDE4000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE4000AYW parts

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Timer dial skirt broke

  • Customer: Irene from Springfield MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped pieces together, aligned skirt notch with notch on machine, pushed on. Repair done.

Noise when tumbler was rotating

  • Customer: Darrell from Weston WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Actually I followed the installation instruction video provide by this website. Instruction videos are excellent for those of us that don't do this very often. Also, I would like to comment on how fast my part was delivered. I ordered it online one afternoon and it was at my door the very next morning.

Squeeky bearings

  • Customer: James from Gainesville GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the videos associated with the parts. NOTE: two videos showed turning the belt smooth side toward the drum, one showed it ribs toward the drum. Important thing is to assure the ribs fit into the grooves on the motor pulley with no twists in the belt.

Broken knob

  • Customer: Andrea L from Issaquah WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped pieces together and installed

Dial on dryer broke

  • Customer: Lloyd from Freehold NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was the most amazing repair. Got part quickly and took less than 5 min to repair and my wife is elated since using pliers to turn dial on dryer for over a year was no fun :-)

Door Latch broken

  • Customer: Eugene from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered part ( door latch ) flowed instructions easily fixed same.

Gas burner would not ignite.

  • Customer: SUZANNE from FARMINGTON NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Logged onto the internet, went to Youtube and typed in the issue I was having with the dryer. Found a very good demonstration on how to check continuity on each component that allows the dryer to function properly. Found the problem, cleaned the dryer...it was really dusty. Runs fine now!!!...Thanks Youtube. Ordered the part...came in two days later..saved me a bunch of money!!!

Rodent entered through vent, chewed through outlet duct assembly and vent screen

  • Customer: Donald from Danville KY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door. Removed screws from outlet duct assembly except for 2 hidden screws that were only accessible from inside the dryer between the drum and outer assembly. Had to pull back the felt between the two units to access the hidden screws. Used 1/8" welding rod to stabilize the outer drum unit so it wouldn't fall. Removed the hidden screws. Carefully found two screw receptacles and working only by feel, was able to install the two hidden screws. The rest of the assembly went smoothly, especially after marking where each screw went. Had to remove 3 wires from outer drum unit but marked them with letters signifying color and reinstalled easily. All in all, a very difficult job due to the two hidden internal screws. I would recommend a general handyman hire this job to a technician.

Broken baffle in tumbler

  • Customer: Kathleen from Newark NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched an online do it yourself video that showed how to open the dryer cabinet. It was extremely easy. I unplugged the dryer. Unscrewed four screws and two hex nuts to remove the door and open the cabinet. Then unscrewed two hex nuts that held the broken baffle. Replaced the baffle. Screwed everything back together and the dryer is like new. Saved a lot of money not having to call a service technician. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can make this repair.

Door switch broke when I took the front off trying to get at the drum rollers.

  • Customer: Brian from Grand Marais MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the front off, 4 nuts to remove drum support, removed drum, replaced roller, put it all back together reverse order. Popped the switch out pulled off wires and stuck new switch in replaced wires!

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.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
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