Quick Question!

Have you ever purchased from PartSelect.com before?

Models > MDE3000AYW > Instructions

MDE3000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE3000AYW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
436-450 of 787
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

The drier tumbler stopped spinning, and my wife noticed a burning smell when it ran.

  • Customer: Mark from Shelburne, VT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 38 of 1346 people found this instruction helpful
1) Took off the front door of the drier (first unscrewed it in the sides, then lifted the door to lift the hinges up and pulled the door off)
2) Pulled the front panel down and off
3) I checked the belt to see if it was broken and it wasn't
4) I tried to turn the drier barrel manually to see if I can move the belt... it didn't move. Not knowing if there was just too much resistance, I tested the drier while looking at the motor and motor pulley as it ran.
5) I noticed that the motor pinion rotated, but the belt was slipping against it... that's why it smelled. The rubber was burning
6) Then I found that the idler pulley had stopped rotating, and the belt actually cut a channel into part of the plastic... That's when I realized that I had to replace at least the idler pulley.
7) Not knowing whether the bushing and other parts were going to be salvageable, I ordered parts for the whole assembly... but I wasn't sure how to best approach the repair...
8) Then I found partselect.com, and they had both diagrams of the assembly, all the parts easy to order, and best of all, a video of someone actually going through this repair! I was dumbfounded! :)
9) For swapping the parts I just watched the video on how to pull out the drier barrel... the only difference is that I didn't see a need to unplug the cables from the front top panel before removing the drier tumbler. (Obviously the power was turned off :P)
10) when I removed the barrel, I swapped the whole idler pulley assembly, just keeping the original spring.
11) Put everything back together, and it ran like a champ!

The video helped me save a lot of time though... it showed me how the whole thing is most easily serviced and made the repair a breeze!

When the dryer first started drying it would squeal reallly bad and then slowly stop squealing after it had ran for approx. 2- 5 min.

  • Customer: douglas from chinquapin, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 38 of 1380 people found this instruction helpful
First I remove the dryer front, then remove the portion behind the front called the drum support bracket,then remove drum and belt ,removed the old drum rollers by removing the ring clips, slide the old drum rollers,old washers off the shaft,then install new washers and drum rollers, then reinsalled the drum,belt, drum support and front.Job complete not compicated at all.

Idler Pulley worn, squeaking

  • Customer: Charles from Port Jefferson, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 39 of 1393 people found this instruction helpful
Did an on-line search on Matag dis-assembly, pulled front panel, dryer drum, replaced idler pulley, rollers and belt. Also, vacuumed dryer cabinet , now the dryer works like new. This is an easy repair for anyone with any mechanical ability, and just basic tools.

dryer was noisy, tumbler rollers and shafts wore out

  • Customer: jim from chesaning, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 39 of 1393 people found this instruction helpful
disassembled dryer and removed and replaced rollers and shafts and installed new belt while i was at it. very easy fix, ordered parts from PARTS ELECT.COM , excellent website with great views of my machine made it east to order correct parts.very fast delivery , will use partselect again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

dryer squeeking in a very annoying manner

  • Customer: Roger from Germantown, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 38 of 1392 people found this instruction helpful
removed front cover, pulled out drum, used ring spreader to remove metal retaining ring from old roller. Put in new roller and reassembled everything. Annoying squeak gone!! :)

Loud squealing when running.

  • Customer: Jana from Aubrey, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions in the package and the wonderful video tutorial that part select had posted for my appliance. My dryer was about 13 years old and had never been repaired. I opted to replace all the wheels (2 drum and one pulley for my machine) as well as the belt, and while the machine is taken apart, why not vacuum the interior. It went back together nicely. Parts cost: just under $100. Labor saved: about $175.

Idler wheel bearing wore out

  • Customer: Halsy from Rockledge, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed your instructions to the letter. It was very easy. Your shipping time was unbelievable. 1-1/2 days.

Timer motor was not advancing through drying modes

  • Customer: Thomas from Lake Grove, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy!...exchanged wires one at a time...assembled everything back together then tested. All worked perfectly!Thanks for the quick shipment and ease of ordering

squeeeeeeeeeeeek

  • Customer: J M L from cedar valley, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I told my 14 year old to watch the video and fix it. then he did and I was happy.

The timer dial on the dryer cracked and would not turn

  • Customer: Mark from New City, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It could not have been simpler. I removed the old dial and took the 3 pieces apart. I snapped the 2 non-broken pieces onto the new dial and put it back on the dryer. The site was very helpful in identifying the part and providing instructions for assembly. Took less than 15 minutes.

Skirt cracked

  • Customer: Wayne from Friendswood, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just like your video showed. Your use of repair videos is OUTSTANDING and really minimizes the time to perform a repair - this is unique service and greatly appreciated.

filter had a tear.

  • Customer: gerald from belmont, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just replaced filter.

Tall baffle needed to be replaced

  • Customer: David from Spring Valley, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the dryer door and took out the two screws holding the door hinges to the frame, and the corresponding two screws on the other side. Pulled the front of the dryer forward and down, and unhooked it from the bottom. Undid the two screws under the front lip of the top to lift the top; it flipped back and rested against the wall. Rotate the drum till the baffle you want to replace is on top, undo the two screws, replace baffle. I also tightened the screws in the other baffles; a couple of them were a little loose. While you're in there, get your vacuum cleaner and clean out the lint and stuff. Then reverse all the steps to put things back together again. There's a YouTube video on how to take the front/top off the dryer which was helpful.

Dryer not sensing dry level, running too long.

  • Customer: Jeannine from Kaysville, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked up the part, ordered it, put in in. My son was going to put it in, he forgot, I put it in so I could do laundry ! ( I am 75 years old & widowed.......... no sweat ! )

Dryer makes a sqealing sound

  • Customer: Gil from North Hollywood, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I googled the model number and partselect.com was the first hit. I picked the the correct parts and it even showed me a video on how to replace the parts. Pretty easy to do and saved me from buying a new dryer:-) The repair was done in 20 minutes.
All Instructions for the MDE3000AYW
436-450 of 787