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MDE4000AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE4000AYW 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 MDE4000AYW
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A lot of noise coming from the front of the dryer.

  • Customer: David from Kingston, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the front of the dryer it was evident that the blower boss had broken where the motor shaft comes through and is attached. I removed a few more parts to make the blower more accessible and removed it. I then machined a new boss and attached it to the blower and reinstalled it.I then did a quick continuity check on the three thermostats since the dryer was already apart.I discovered one was faulty and ordered a new one from you.That repair took all of five minutes.The irony of the whole thing is that while I was ordering the thermostat from you,I asked out of curiosity,if the blower was still available. As it turns out it still is but the new machined part worked out great and the dryer was back up and running in no time.

Thanks again,
Dave

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

D shaft cracked and timer knob wouldn't advance.

  • Customer: Dale from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple repair....took apart knob....added new shaft part, put back together and back on dryer. Thanks for the good service.

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!

no heat

  • Customer: Dan from Thomasboro, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered wrong limit switch had to reorder right switch and decided to replace the heater element as well. works fine now

Broken part

  • Customer: Trevor from South Deerfield, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You tube video was great. This is how you sell parts period!

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.
All Instructions for the MDE4000AYW
466-480 of 806