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MDE6400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE6400AYW parts

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Dryer wouldn't start when you pulled on the start knob.

  • Customer: Kent from Davie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the instructions in the online video from your website. The repair was as easy as described and took less than the time noted, maybe 5 minutes tops. Thank you. You probably saved me at least $100 by not calling a repairman. This is an easy repair. Don't pay a repairman to do it.

Timer worked, but the dryer wouldn't go on. Had to jiggle the nob until finally one day that didn't even work..

  • Customer: Toni from Fallbrook CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video made this soooo easy! Did exactly what the video said, and voila it worked. Now I have to stop pulling so hard!

The timer switch broke

  • Customer: Richard from Highlands Ranch CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 3 screws on dryer console, pulled plate apart, unplugged timer switch. Removed and replaced switch. Tested switch, worked, normaled up the console.

Squeaking Tumbler

  • Customer: Christopher from Rindge NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My first thought was to replace the drive belt. I followed the excellent how-to video and, once inside, discovered that the belt was fine and that the right-hand drum roller was worn out and squeaking when I rotated it by hand. I should have listened to the other customers who said I should replace the drum support rollers at the same time as the belt. I did a thorough lint cleaning, put the dryer back together and ordered one roller replacement kit. It arrived in a just few days. I was able to lift the drum off the rollers and replace the bad roller without having to remove the drive belt. It took under 1/2 hour. There was only one omission in the video: I had to remove two metal tabs that hold down the dryer lid. Just one screw on each side. Recommendation: Purchase a pair of snap ring pliers. They make removing and reinstalling the the snap retainer ring a breeze in a tight working space.

Dryer would not start when I pulled knob to start

  • Customer: Brian from West Babylon NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Unplugged the dryer, unscrewed the top, unplugged the timer, plugged in the new timer and screwed the top back on. Then I pushed the knob on and then the dryer cap. You need to be careful not to force it or you can damage the timer. I plugged the dryer back in and it was like new. I saved a lot of money as I didn't need a repairman. Parts select even has a video of my dryer and how to do the repair.

the plastic latch broke

  • Customer: greg from phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
im a car mecanic it was easy

The pull knob on the dryer broke

  • Customer: mike from gridley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had a repair man tell me it was going to cost over 400 dollars to repair my dryer so i went to your website and purchased the part for around 130.00 dollars. it took me about 5 minutes to replace. thank you.

door wouldn"t stay closed

  • Customer: Beverlee from Minneola KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went very well. Only took 10 min.

Front drum Felt and front glide

  • Customer: Danny from Spiro AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video

paddle broke

  • Customer: Mamiko from Port Orchard WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy to install. thanks

Squeeking and rattling when loaded

  • Customer: David from Lena IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 front panel screws and pulled out bottom to disengage top clips. Unplugged two light wires. Set front panel aside. Remove 4 screws that support the front drum support. Remove panel in back to reveal motor and belt. NOTE HOW BELT IT THREADED AROUND IDLER AND PULLEY. Remove belt from pulley. Remove front drum support and set aside Pulled out drum and set aside. NOTE ORIENTATION OF RIBS ON BELT. Remove snap ring on roller shaft inside of machine. Pull off roller and two washers. Replace 1 washer, 1 roller ,1 washer in that order. Replace snap ring. Replace glides on drum support while apart. Drill out rivets and remove glide assembly. Replace with new parts and put rivet in hole to align. Rivet into place. Make sure glide assembly is seated by forming it to front drum assembly. Align second hole and rivet together. Reassemble in reverse.

The part delivered did not fit

  • Customer: William from Estes Park CO
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was the wrong size part but we needed to dry a lot of wet clothes expecting it to work, it was too big to fit. Eventually cut off the sides and allowed it to drop in the lint filter slot but with no support on the sides, allowed me to dry the clothes but still must search for the correct part.

the screne in lint filter was tore

  • Customer: Jack from Camden TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put the new filter in Was a Breeze Thanks I got the filter in a feww days Thank again for your fast service

Worn out Lint filter

  • Customer: Josie from Los Altos CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the filter in the front door of the dryer. Part Select did an awesome job of getting the part to me in record time. Excellent experience.

Squeeking dryer drum

  • Customer: Robert from Henderson NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The whole job was fairly easy. The on line video helped prepare me for what I would need to do. My best advice is buy snap ring pliers. Without the pliers I tried for over a hour to remove the snap rings for the drum rollers. With the pliers it took 10 minutes to remove and install the new parts. Money well spent. I replaced the drive belt only because it was a relatively cheap part and I knew I was going to have the whole dryer disassembled anyway, so why not.
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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