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MDE7400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Drying had starting making a loud screeching noise

  • Customer: Bill from Bend OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
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The noise started intermittent and got worse. After watching an online repair of a very similar model and same brand, I decided to tackle it myself. The problem was that one of the drum support rollers had seized up. The shaft that support roller road on was also a little sticky. The noise was caused by the roller hitting the sheet metal behind the drum support roller and scraping on it. I replaced the shaft and drum roller and believe that solved the problem. I ordered other parts for the dryer drum assembly and replaced them while I had it apart. I didn't want to take it apart twice so I didn't take the time to disassemble to diagnose it. I just ordered them all and replaced them all while I was in there.

sqealing sound bad bearing

  • Customer: David from Las Cruces NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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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

excessive heat

  • Customer: John J from Wanaque NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
All Instructions for the MDE7400AYW
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