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MDE6400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE6400AYW parts

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All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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filter had a tear.

  • Customer: gerald from belmont MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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just replaced filter.

Tall baffle needed to be replaced

  • Customer: David from Spring Valley NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Opened the dryer door and took out the two screws holding the door hinges to the frame, and the corresponding two screws on the other side. Pulled the front of the dryer forward and down, and unhooked it from the bottom. Undid the two screws under the front lip of the top to lift the top; it flipped back and rested against the wall. Rotate the drum till the baffle you want to replace is on top, undo the two screws, replace baffle. I also tightened the screws in the other baffles; a couple of them were a little loose. While you're in there, get your vacuum cleaner and clean out the lint and stuff. Then reverse all the steps to put things back together again. There's a YouTube video on how to take the front/top off the dryer which was helpful.

Dryer makes a sqealing sound

  • Customer: Gil from North Hollywood CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I googled the model number and partselect.com was the first hit. I picked the the correct parts and it even showed me a video on how to replace the parts. Pretty easy to do and saved me from buying a new dryer:-) The repair was done in 20 minutes.

the baffle broke off

  • Customer: Scott from Olyphant PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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the repair was a breeze i think it took more time to get the door off than it did to do the actual repair. there are 2 hinges on the door(on the right side) and 2 clips on the left side, after removing these the front of the dryer just pops off. once the door and the front panel are off you need to turn the barrel to get to the side with the broken baffle,it seems if you work from the right side you have a little more room,then just line it up and use a small rachet and socket to tighten it up.this is also a good time to vaccuum inside the dryer to help prevent a lint fire. and that's it very easy

Torn lint filter

  • Customer: Dennisd from Waco TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced

sqealing sound bad bearing

  • Customer: David from Las Cruces NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced both roller supportsstill sqealing need advice to proceed

sweaking noise

  • Customer: DAVID from CLEVELAND GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced all of the moving parts except for the motor. I purchased an Arrow rivet gun for around $15.00 at Lowe's and the O-ring pliers for around $15.00. Both of these tools are needed to complete the replacement of the front glide kit (rivet gun) and the drum rollers ( o-ring pliers). I would consider the job as moderately easy for a do it yourself person. My Maytag is 15years old and I hope to get another 15 out of it, ok maybe I am stretching it, I"ll try till it dies. DB

Dryer was making an awful clunking sound.

  • Customer: Tom from Flower Mound TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled it apart and found the bad roller. I did a Bing search on the part number and then went to a Maytag site with parts. I got through the drawings quickly and ordered the part. I was disappointed that US Mail was not offered as a shipping alternative for free.
The part arrived in three days. I again pulled it apart and had difficulty getting the snap ring off. I used a screw driver to eventually get it off. I reassembled the Dryer with the new drum wheel, however, I could not figure out a way to get the snap ring on so I went to the Home Depot (1.5 miles) and got the only snap ring tool they had. When I got home, I had the ring back on in a minute and the dryer back together in about 10 minutes. My wife says it runs like new.

Dryer made a noise upon pressing the start button and the drum would not turn

  • Customer: Jan from Julian PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My Husband dismantled the entire dryer to reach the glides on the drum and the belt. After waiting several days for the parts to arrive, he installed new glide kits and the new belt. Unfortunately the parts did not solve the problem. The dryer still makes the noise upon pressing the start button and the drum will not turn. In addition, now the dryer smells like it's on fire! My Husband says it's the motor.. which will lead us to purchase a new dryer.

loud squeak while dryer was operating

  • Customer: Chris from St. Peters MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dryer panels and then diisassembled per instructions in your website.

Drum Belt Broke

  • Customer: DON from AUBURN NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The drive belt broke at midnight on Wednesday. With 3 teenagers and a mountain of laundry and my wife expecting action, I placed my parts order immediately with overnight shipping.


Since I was already ordering , The door switch had been acting up for some time so it was a good time to replace it. The front glide strips have worn out before and I assumed they contributed to the belt failure.


Your package was at my door when I returned from work at noon on Friday - perfect.

The dryer disassembled with a #2 Phillips and a nut driver in 15-20 minutes.

The door switch was easy to replace once I broke the clips off the old one.

The glide kits required a drill to remove the old pop rivets. To install the new ones it's important that the end of the plastic strip lays flat and the hole aligns exactly with the rivet hole in the front tumbler. Hold the rivet gun against the part tightly so there is no gap between it and the tumbler. This kept the rivet head flat to the plastic glide strip. Last time I had the rivet head pull out of the plastic because I didn't keep the two parts together tight enough when fastening.

When replacing the belt, with the new belt hanging from the drum, I tried to connect it to the motor and belt tensioner as I assembled the drum and front tumbler. After several tries, I realized there was probably a better way. I ended up reaching under the drum from the front of the machine and attaching the belt to the motor/tensioner by feel. With that done, reassembly of the dryer was as easy as disassembly.

We plugged the dryer in, pushed the start button and the mountain of laundry was conquered.

Noisy Squeaking Dryer

  • Customer: Marc from Worthington OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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We were just about to buy a new dryer because the noise coming from ours was almost deafening. I figured I had nothing to lose so I took it apart per the video I found on PartSelect's website. It was very easy. I found the squeaky roller, bought the new one and installed. The video was very helpful. The only tricky part was getting the belt back on right, but the dryer is now as good as new. This saved me several hundred dollars!

lint filter developed large hole over time

  • Customer: shirley from houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just pulled out damaged filter and replaced with new. Quite easy! Thanks! Awesome customer service!

Short baffle was broken

  • Customer: John from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the instructions that came with the part. Everything went as planned. Instructions very clear and very helpful. See even a rocket scientist can prepare a dryer.

alarming rattling/rumbling noise

  • Customer: Ismael from New Rochelle NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
looking and listening more closely . i determined that the noise was coming from the idle wheel pulie bearings
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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