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MDE6400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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excessive heat

  • Customer: John J from Wanaque NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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remove door screws on both sides of door opening. remove front panel. replace thermostat

Dryer made loud squealing noise while in operation

  • Customer: Ronald from Swoyersville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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1. Removed front cover 2. Removed drum support. 3. moved drum toward me off rollere being careful not to damage belt. 4.Removed snap rings from roller shafts.5.Removed and replaced rollers reinstalled snap rings reassembled. Works great. I bought the Maytag Bravos washer for 250.00 from someone wanting to get rid of it.The dryer was free because it made alot of noise.I took it apart cleaned it replaced rollers works like new!

Very loud sqeeling noise

  • Customer: MICHELLE from MEAD CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband and I followed the advise on the website and replaced the drum support wheels (Very helpful video). That wasn't the problem, still squeeking. Before we started buying more parts we took the drum back off and lubricated everthing that moved. Not a peep. Runs very quite now.

no-heat

  • Customer: Jerry from Tipton IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I always try to buy maytag because you service from the front, this dryer is 19 years old

Drum noise

  • Customer: Terry from Indiana PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Unplugged dryer first. Took front dryer door off with screw driver and set to the one side. Removed the two screws on each side of the dryer and set the drum holder beside the dryer door. Removed the belt from the drum and pulled the drum out the front of the dryer. Took snap ring plyers and removed the drum support roller and then removed roller shaft with socket. Put back together in reverse order.

tears in lint filter

  • Customer: Alice from Valley Cottage NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just placed new lint filter into the dryer. Very easy.

Horrible Noise, worse with heavy loads

  • Customer: Thomas from Springfield OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So the clothes dryer had been making horrible sounds. We decided to wait until after vacation to look into it. The age was almost over 25 years, rough estimates seemed to indicate a minimum repair bill, if it wasn't a basket case would be over $200 almost half the price of a new one. By now the noises had graduated from annoying to intolerable. All things considered we went shopping, after carefully measuring the door. A 28" door has a 27" opening through the frame. The minimum width of all dryers on sale is 27.5" or larger!!! For a short while I considered replacing the door with a 30" door.

As I have always thought, if it appears a hopeless case, go ahead and take it apart, might be able to fix it, if not you may learn something!!! The manual that was supplied with the unit had only operating instructions, no parts list or the like. We had convinced ourselves that the problem was the belt slipping. An internet search not only found the parts list but a list of symptoms and cures. The articles agreed that loud screeching noises were most likely (96%) caused by a defective drum roller (notice singular). There was even a video on how to do it!

So I started through the procedure of ordering a drum roller kit on their internet site. No matter what I did by the time I got to the point of confirming the order it showed the quantity ordered 2. So we phoned (Friday night) the lady on the phone seemed amazed that I wanted one, the stated that in all the years she had been there no one ever ordered only one, there was only one in the picture, we are talking $12 and no shipping so I said send me two. She said shipping would be 5 to 5 days

The next day, Saturday morning the parts were laying on the porch!! The video said an inexperienced person could perform the repairs in 45 minutes. Yes! two rollers. Fortunately I have a collection of snap rings, there is a snap ring somewhere inside the dryer or in the room I heard it hit (add snap rings to the Kit!! they have a habit of taking off on their own. The hard part was getting the belt back on, all the pictures and the like were a bit different than what I was looking at but two hours and it is running like a top. If it wasn't for the belt puzzle it would have been done in less than an hour.

dryer made noise . baffle broke and was rollin around in dryer tub

  • Customer: jerry from Bath SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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removed two screws that hold the door on . set door aside then removed two screws on left side of door opening .this allowed the front of the dryer to be removed and easy access to get at the screws for the baffle

Loud screaching noise from the Dryer.

  • Customer: sanjay from folsom CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found some youtube videos on how to take apart a Maytag dryer. It was possible to do so with the limited tools I had. I tested the possible issue causing parts and found that the idler pulley was the issue. Ordered the part online and it arrived promptly within 3 days. Replacing the part was very easy. Again, I followed a video instruction from youtube. The difficult part of the job is to take the dryer apart and putting it back together. The dryer now runs like a Hybrid car. The new iddler pulley does not look identical ot the replaced one. But it works and that is what matters.

Loud Squeal, lost two of the three baffles...

  • Customer: Bill from Forks WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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OK, so, we get this Neptune Washer and Dryer for a good deal from mom and pops. it's a couple years old when we get it. We go about two years with no issues then the motor dies out on us. Maytag won't even consider a warranty as we were not original owners. got an after market replacement and the fix, though time consuming, was fairly easy. I opted to not change any other components as we were short the cash...well with in a month of replacing motor, I get this horrible squealing from inside. I pull the front off and try to isolate the noise...yeah right, aluminum box...I lube both drum rollers and that fixes the issue for a month...then back to the squeal...every thing seemed to work right so we just lived with it for a year. i got tired of it and ordered all the replacememnts including two baffles that had broken off. Replaced both drum rollers, including one drum roller shaft taht had been the source of the noise, bearing failed and ground down about 1/4 inch from the top of the shaft. New baffles, new rollers and put it all back together...and still a small amount of squeaking, not nearly as bad but still frusterating. I am going to remove drum rollers and apply a thick coat of hi temp grease. I am hoping that will fix it once and for all. I used this web site exclusively for the directions and parts. Thanks you guys!!

Loud Squealing

  • Customer: Charles from Carlsbad CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
By watching the Video's I was able to do the job myself saving several hundred dollars as a minimum. I am a Novice when it comes to things like this.It took me longer time than someone who knows what they are doing but savings well worth it. Machine works fine now.

rib belt burst

  • Customer: Lloyd from Orange NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i watch the video on installing the rib belt and that mad it so easy that i went and bought a new lever.

latch broke

  • Customer: Jack from Kirkland WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replace with new latch.

Rumbling noice

  • Customer: GERARDO from MIAMI FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Two things I must mention: First, ordering the parts was made easy by PARTS SELECT online ordering process. Second, after reviewing the PARTS SELECT tutorial online I felt so confident that when it was time to get started, I called my 13 year old son and with my supervision he did about 90% of the job. The drier is workin like a new one. By the way, thanks for the prompt delivery of the parts.

Broken plastic control knob.

  • Customer: Irving from Valley Village CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The repair was simply a matter of removing the old knob and old metal retention band and replacing it with the new one. A word of caution: the old knob retention band (a metal band usually firmly held within the plastic knob shaft) may remain on the shaft that protrudes from the machine. Mine was still there, was hard to see, and made me think the new knob would not fit and was the wrong part. I had to remove the old metal retainer first, then simply pressed the new knob onto the machine shaft for a perfect fit. The knob itself has a "D" shaped opening that matches the shaft and makes installation a snap.
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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