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MED5840TW0 Maytag Dryer - Overview

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$14.56

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

This multi rib belt is an important part in your dryer, it is what helps rotate the drum. The belt attaches to the drum, idler pulley, and motor pulley. As the armature of the moto...

$14.81

Door Switch - 3 Wire

A door switch is a simple on/off switch mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open. This part may need to be replaced if you find that the dryer is not starting, will not shut off or the door will not close properly. All you will need is a putty knife and a Phillips screwdriver. Pry open the top of the dryer, remove the two screws underneath the lint collector without removing the entire thing, unplug the switch, remove the screws that hold the switch place, take out the old switch and install the new one by screwing it back into place.

$36.87

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

The thermal cut off turns off the heating component when the dryer overheats, ensuring there is a consistent level of heat at all times. This dryer thermal cut-off kit includes one...

$10.69

Thermostat, High Limit 221 F (

This hi-limit thermostat with Terminal Extension Arm acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Farenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Farenheit.

$33.09

Lint Filter

This filter collects lint as it passes through the dryer vent. Note: This part has been updated by the manufacturer. It may appear different but will still function the same as the...

$5.77

Tri Ring

If you notice that your dryer is noisy or will not tumble, you may need to replace the tri ring. This part is triangular, and is less than an inch in size. Tri rings can be found both on the idler pulley shaft, or on the rear drum roller shaft. In either case, you will need to remove the front panel of the dryer and the drum to access the part for repair. Once you have accessed the damaged tri ring, you will simply need to slip it off and replace it with the new one. This part is sold individually. Be sure to disconnect the power source from the dryer before you begin this repair.

$5.00

Heating Element Connection Wire Kit

This kit is used for electric clothes dryers, and it comes with a yellow wire nut.

$5.84

Leveling Foot

If your washer shakes or vibrates loudly when it reaches its max speed, check that the leveling legs are even. To ensure that the washer is firmly on the ground using all four legs, adjust the legs so that the machine is level, and tighten the locking nuts on the legs that are threaded. Keep the washer as close to the floor as possible. Your model might have rear legs that level themselves, or it might have threaded legs all around. Make sure the rubber feet have not worn out. Replace any missing or damaged legs and feet. This replacement part is sold individually.

$9.95

Light Bulb - 10W

This ten watt appliance light bulb is two inches tall. It is used with both washers and dryers.

$29.91

Drum Felt Seal

Includes adhesive.

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door switch was bad

  • Customer: pat from lisbon,, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 917 of 940 people found this instruction helpful
i was able to go on line with your company , find my dryer, order the part and had it the next day. fast , great , service read more

No Heat

  • Customer: Vernon from Niceville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 817 of 866 people found this instruction helpful
First tried heating element and thermal fuse with no luck. Ordered thermal cutoff and fixed problem. Had I used an ohm meter first I would have determined problem before having ordered heating element and fuse, as both had resistance. I wast just lazy and ordered the took the most common failed components first before taking dryer back off. read more

Dryer Would Not Turn Off With Door Open

  • Customer: RICHARD from NORCROSS, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 508 of 515 people found this instruction helpful
Pryed dryer top open and opened front door. . Unscrewed the 2 retaining screws. Pulled old switch from the wiring harness. Put new switch in place and replaced the retaining screws. Put new switch wire plug into the wiring harness. Before closing top, checked door switch function with dryer on. Dryer cut off when door open and when closed dryer ... read more