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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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I now have stripper sheetmetal screws

  • Customer: David from Kelsey CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I did the repair has the video showed me.

Dryer eating clothes!

  • Customer: Larry from Mooresboro NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed video, took out two screws from bottem front of dryer. removed door set a side, used a nut driver to remove the 4 nuts holding the front drum panel, I used a 1/8 drill to remove 4 pop-rivets holding what use to be front glides,I put the new glides in cork parts first then the plastic parts, than used my poprivet gun to but in the new rivets. I put it all back together and now no more holes in my underwear!!!

Squeaky drum roller.

  • Customer: Robert from Spring Hill FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I took the front of the dryer off and removed the drum (of course, after disconnecting the power supply) Removed the belt and then the roller itself. I had to open a removable port on the back side to reinstall the belt but that was also very easy. The videos made it all seem soooo simple. Thank you.

Filter torn

  • Customer: Sovola L. from Alleyton TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out the old filter and dropped in the new one

Old lint filter not absorbing as much lint as before

  • Customer: Cheryl from Vallejo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All I had to do was lift out the old lint filter and slide in the new one. No repair necessary! If it was something more complicated, then I would have had my husband perform the repair. When I ordered the replacement lint filter, PartSelect.com was very prompt in shipping the new one. I am very happy with their service!

Tear in lint filter

  • Customer: Dolores from Linden MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Purchased replacement lint filter. New filter slid right into place. Since filter is new I just have to be sure the filter is pushed down all the way. I'm sure as the filter ages with use it will slide in fully all on its own without further adjustment. Otherwise replacement lint filter is just fine.

High pitch squeak or squeal on and off

  • Customer: Charles from Valencia CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was only "difficult" because it was the first time. The web site had good videos on how to open the dryer and access the parts. One user posted a very helpful suggestion. Although replacing the drum support rollers were highest on the suggestion list, the user suggested to also order the idler pulley wheel and bearing at the same time just in case that was the cause. I did that and sure enough, it was the idler pulley wheel that was squeaking.

roller noise

  • Customer: James from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I originally diagnosed as tension roller but found it to be a drum roller. Plastic had separated from the Babbitt bearing. So replaced both drum rollers and returned the tension roller. Only problem was the video was not for Maytag Neptune but a more generic dryer and I spent an extra hour try to reattach the drum belt. The video was the one that came with the email notification of part being shipped. Hook up to motor drive is backward from what the Neptune is. Eventually went looking for another video on my own and discovered the difference.

Rotating drum made an uneven louder whirring noise

  • Customer: Gary from Olathe KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed the roller replacement instruction video on the website which was very helpful since I had never replaced drum rollers. A leisurely pace of one hour to replace the two rollers, half of which was spent vacuuming the interior. Removed the front panel without tipping the dryer. Had to disconnect a ground wire to remove one bracket but otherwise only had to remove screws, slip rings and washers. No belt removal. Drum was pulled away from rollers but remained in cavity Reassembled without any problem. Ran the dryer - much quieter and no longer had the whirring noise.

filter for dryer broke

  • Customer: john from fallbrook CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put new one in

Dryer extremely noisy during operation - questionable whether drum was even turning

  • Customer: Clive from Saline MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Googled repair video on You Tube to assess ease of repair. Disassembled dryer front and top. Removed and replaced the above parts as well as earlier order of drum slides and drum rollers. Checked motor was working prior to reassembly. Reassembled and everything worked well once used a couple of times to allow things to stabilize.

drum squeak, blower rattle

  • Customer: Tom from Shorewood WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Cleaned and greased rear drum support rollers.Fine emory cloth on roller shafts. Replaced front support glide strips. Replaced blower, retaining ring and clamp.

no heat

  • Customer: Deborah from Hurricane WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the u-tube video provided by you Part Select, very easy to follow, removed the thermostat and heating element as instructed, determined it was the thermostat and replaced it. The dryer works great. We saved alot of money thanks to Part Select.

Dryer not turning on.

  • Customer: Carl from Uncasville CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Researched the common problem with "dryer not turning on", and tested the top three problems. Removed the dryer front casing and door, unbolted front dryer plate. Used a volt meter on two of the temp gauges, which were fine. Removed the upper back plate of the dryer to the wiring for the knobs and buttons. Used the volt meter on the dryer start button, which was also fine. Went back around to the front and removed the door switch. Tested it with the volt meter and bingo. Replaced that part, dryer works like normal.

front glides kit worn out

  • Customer: stephen from fairfax VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first thing i did was look at the repair video 4 times. after that the replacement on of the guides were simple. thank you for suppling the video.
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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