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MDE6400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Replace two baffles

  • Customer: William from Brunswick ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions and the video that accompanied the replacements parts I received. First I unplugged the dryer. I then removed the two screws that attach the door and set the door aside, then two screws and clips on the latch side. I removed the screws that attached metal clips on the left and right side of the panel at the top, where it comes together with the top of the dryer. That allowed me to pull the front panel forward and to lift it off the tabs at the bottom of the panel, and I set that aside. I was then able to lift the top and lean it against the back wall, exposing the drum. From there it was easy to rotate the drum to find the holes to align the replacement baffles, and I installed them using the existing screws that I was able to locate inside the dryer at the bottom where they had fallen. (you can purchase replacement screws but they are expensive - you can probably get the same type screws from Home Depot or Lowes) I then reversed the steps and made sure I snugged up all of the screws, plugged it in and it worked.

No heat

  • Customer: Brian from Waynesboro PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
An underwire from a bra shorted the element out. After unplugging the dryer i removed 4 screws from the front (accessed with the door open). Gently closed the door and popped the front off. I did a continuity test on the 2 spade connectors at the end of the element. No continuity= bad element. Keep track of where the wires go before disconnecting them. Remove the 2 mounting screws with a 1/4" nut driver and remove the element. Piece of cake!

Dryer was making a squeeling sound

  • Customer: Louis from Floresville TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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In a nut shell ,unplugged dryer, removed front cover and door. Removed snap ring , lifted drum a little, removed old roller, installed new roller replaced snap ring . Replace door and front cover and plugged it back in.

Dryer noisy, burning rubber smell.

  • Customer: Daniel from Fairview NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Never repaired a dryer before. Looked at video clips on YouTube - invaluable. Highly recommend others do the same when figuring how to disassemble and reassemble.

making squeaking noise

  • Customer: Richard from Winona MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The vidio was very helpful,it showed exactly how to do the work

Worn felt drum seals

  • Customer: Chris from Glen Cove NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I highly recommend inspection/repair of the felt drum seals when performing the belt replacement or any other repair. The felt is not glued into place. You need to gently lift each individual metal tang on the felt supports to remove the old felt. Gently prying the tang from the felt side with a screwdriver works well. (don't bent the tang too far, just enough to remove the old felt. Once the old felt has been removed, install the new felt by placing the felt in position under the tang, and press the tang back into position. The rear felt should be started clockwise, and the front felt started counterclockwise. This is to insure the overlap of the beginning and end of the felts are correct (the drum rotates clockwise). The felts need to be flared out (flexed over the metal tangs) to allow the drum to be re-installed. You will have to kind of fight the drum back into position, as the new felts are not worn in. (Don't forget to put the drive belt around the drum before installing the drum and the front ring!) Reassembly of the drum and front ring will be somewhat difficult. The felt will be pushing against the drum. Once the drum and front ring are re-installed in the cabinet, make sure the drum seals are properly set by pushing the felt outward along the drum's outside edge from inside the dryer. The side of the felt should rub against the drum. You should not see the top edge of the felt.

Dryer was making a screeching sound

  • Customer: Cheryl from Bensenville IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the on-line video associated with the idler pulley wheel and bearing, we took the dryer apart, removed the idler pulley wheel and bearing (both - although only one was bad), replaced it by just slipping it on and replacing the locking washer (that part took some time because we didn't have the proper tool). The drum support roller didn't even seem to be bad, but we replaced that also - just slipped the old one off and slipped the new one on. The belt was a little more difficult - to make sure it was all in the correct space (we made sure we marked the front of the drum when taking it out so we put it back the same way). We did not even have to disconnect any of the electrical connections - just layed the front panel to the side. I probably spend an equal amount of time vacuuming the accumulated lint inside the machine as the actual part replacement took. The dryer works beautifully - I think I have already done about 8 loads of laundry since the repair and it isn't making a sound.

broken pulley & belt

  • Customer: Allen from osceola WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched the video and it was a breeze.

Terrible noise, Neighbors thought was my pet Lion.

  • Customer: Norman from Cocoa FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Video Was necessary. Rem 4 screws inside Door Rim, 2 holding Frnt Panel,2 holding Top Clips. Lay screws in a pattern for the re-installation. Lift top for no good reason. Left arm & hand- LEARN BELT THREADING. Move belt over back structure. Rmv Drum, Chge 2 back rollers & 4 Washers, back w/drum, RE-THREAD BELT CORRECTLY, Rotate Drum CW till belt tracks old worn path. Re-inst Top clips, Front Panel, have a beer, Re-instl Door. Rotate Drum freely, Start up. 2nd beer if Belt Thread OK. 1/2" of Rear of Right back roller was worn away due to Lion screaming.

Dryer was squealing!Very horrible and high pitched as if "on its last leg"!

  • Customer: Jason from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Took it apart and drum rollers were almost completely gone!As a matter of fact rollers had separated from bearings.Very easy job,but took me longer than usual due to me not being properly prepared for job!I did not have a set of ring pliers,so I used needle nose and a screwdriver!Let me stress......make sure you have ring pliers and this job takes 30 minutes tops!!!!!!
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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