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SDE305DAYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for SDE305DAYW parts

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All Instructions for the SDE305DAYW
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no power to dryer

  • Customer: Sam from Soldotna AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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found thermal fuse and checked continuity had none so fuse was bad. ordered new one from parts select correct fuse came quickly installed new one and dryer works like new.

The temperature was cold

  • Customer: HOUNG from DES MOINES IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the base door and took out the heater panel and checked with an electrical meter. The high thermal fuse was blown out. I replaced the fuse and run it for five minutes, it was blown out again. I checked wires and nothing was wrong. I replaced another fuse and ran only three loads, it was blown out again. I though that it was a sixteen years old machine, I replaced the whole new heater panel with a new High Limit Thermal Fuse and a new Limit Thermostat. It ran good for 5 minutes test. I will know when I run a few loads in this Friday 4/25/14.

unusual noises

  • Customer: Thomas from katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced all above parts, everything seems fine now. Thank You.

Dryer ran but no heat

  • Customer: Kenneth from Walford IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Diagnosed with Amana Reference manual & Ohm meter. Ordered parts. Cleaned everything while parts in transit. Installed parts, completed reassembly & fired it back up. No problem.

Loud squeaking noise especially with larger loads

  • Customer: Raymond from Plantation FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used the Parts Select video. I also replaced the drum belt which I had ordered earlier. Repair went exactly as described in video. Belt looked fine but replaced anyway. Rollers and glides needed replaced. (Hint: felt pads for glides had come unglued and fallen to bottom of dryer-this was probably the main problem as glides no longer had support). I reused the same felt pads and glued them to bottom of new glides with Goop. You need O ring compressor and expander for rollers. Drum belt was a little hard to thread at the belt tensioner and video was not real clear. If you use left hand around left side of motor to guide the belt and right hand around right side of motor to compress tensioner, it worked great.

Felt Seal Was Coming Off

  • Customer: Catherine from Highland Lakes NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This part fit perfectly. I pulled the old lint filter out and put the new one in with no problems. The part no longer contains a felt seal so if that's your problem just pull the old felt seal off as it doesn't seem to need one.

Dryer would not come on

  • Customer: Newt from Daphne AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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When the dryer stopped working, I checked the two switches to see if they were good. The start button checked out OK but the switch on the door read bad. Ordered the part with the part number and put on when it arrived. Just a matter of disconnecting and reconnecting three wires. Very simple

the lint filter broke

  • Customer: Jenny from Lula GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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No work was required. I just slid the filter in a hole.

Getting the drum support roller onto the new shaft

  • Customer: Richard from Warrensburg MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to call the repair center 3 time & view the video several times because the drum support roller would not fit on the new shaft. Even ordered the parts twice (with refund on first) to ensure the correct parts. The call in center could not help me & I was left on my own. I had to force the roller onto the shaft which was very difficult, Once the hole had gone onto the shaft, it was fine, but I had to take it off to install the shaft then gently drive the roller onto the shaft. It does roll free once over the outer edge. Installing the belt was not easy either. The video did not have a good picture of how the belt runs & not drawing was available, maybe it could be included next time for others

drum wobbled when turning

  • Customer: Mary Jo from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I only had to watch your video! The absolute BEST instructions ever. Your videos have saved me already $480 in repair bills in just one month. First my washer needed a snubber ring, and you had that video and then the dryer parts. Thanks again for being there!

broken belt

  • Customer: Garold from Bothell WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I don't have the model number right now, but you video was fantastic.
All Instructions for the SDE305DAYW
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