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MDE6400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE6400AYW 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 MDE6400AYW
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Loud drum rollers

  • Customer: Arthur from Lansing, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the repair video, went from there. My belt tensioner was different than what was shown on the video. That took a little more time to figure out how to reinstall. A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to repairs! Thanks

tear in the lint filter screen

  • Customer: Bette from Costa Mesa, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
went online, chose the correct lint filter, ordered, and was delivered within 2 days, opened package and took out the old filter and inserted the new lint filter, wa la, good as new.

baffles broke off

  • Customer: Nathan from Brookfield, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer. Removed dryer door with philips screwdriver. Removed front dryer panel aftr loosening philips screws on each side of door. Then at top right corners I used a nutdriver to remove clips/hooks that hold down top of dryer. I then lifted top of dryer up- it is hinged at back. I could then manually turn drum to access screws that hold baffles. I held each baffle in place with left hand and turned in screws with right hand until tight, using nut driver. I vacuumed out inside of dryer. Reassembled top, front panels and door. plugged in and tested. All good.

Short baffle broke off in the dryer

  • Customer: Cheryl from Bellevue, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the door and the front panel by removing the screws in the door hinge and two more screws opposite the door. Then removed two screws at the top of the front of the dryer, one on each side. The allowed a bracket that held down the top of the dryer to be removed. Then I lifted up the top of the dryer and propped it open with a small box. Then all that remained was to put the new baffle in the inside of the dryer drum and replace the screws from the outside of the dryer drum. My only complaint was that the new baffle did not come with two new screws. I had to go out and buy them separately because I only found one of the old screws in the bottom of the dryer under the drum.

Lint filter screen damaged and stuck in dryer

  • Customer: Ray from Chelsea, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I extracted the stuck and torn filter out of the dryer and installed a new assembly acquired from PartsSelect. The part was ordered easily from their catalog and received at my door in a couple of days. Easy job, thanks.

Loose from wear.Caused belt to break

  • Customer: David from Lemont, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the back and replaced after replacing belt and spring

dryer bearing shaft was worn.

  • Customer: Joe from Marylille, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
It was nickle and dime. 2 screws off came the front cover. Turned the mechine around unbolted the shaft, installed the new one, done.

Install new latch

  • Customer: Russell from Alexandria, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Just snapped the new plastic latch into the hole (the hole was there because in trying to extract the old latch, it fell into the inside of the door). Took two seconds. Order to arrival of the part took only 22 hours!

put door clip on

  • Customer: jose from new caney, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
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worn roller shafts, were screaming loud.

  • Customer: Brian from Grafton, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 1 of 188 people found this instruction helpful
First, take off the door. That lets you take off the front panel. Remove three screws on each side and take out front panel that holds the drum in place. Be care full there are wires in the lower right corner. Reach your left hand in under the drum and undo the belt off the pulley. pull the drum strait out.A 7/16 wrench behind the roller shaft will remove shafts.I'm not a rocket scientist and it only took me an hour and fifteen min. PS The rollers are not bearings, so I could have let them scream for probably months, before I fixed it, . Good luck

dryer started squeaking loudly when running

  • Customer: Brian from Waco, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 3 of 311 people found this instruction helpful
I had previously removed the front cover to try to identify source of squeak. I suspected drum support roller, and found WD-40 on roller stopped squeak for a while, but it would return. I ordered replacement roller and shaft. To repair, I removed front cover, then front support piece holding tumbler, then pulled out the tumbler (after pulling off belt). I was able to remove shaft snap pin (after buying tool), then old drum support roller, and finally shaft with wrench. I screwed in new shaft, inserted new roller, and replaced all parts. Getting the belt back on in the right way was a little tricky. I would reach under tumbler with right hand and pull on tensioner with pinky while pushing belt around drive pulley with thumb. I first had belt running through the wrong path so it made a bad noise. I fixed that, then shortly it came off idler pulley when running. Finally I got it on, apparently correctly, as it now seems to work fine, and more smooth and quiet than I ever remember. You have to lean close to even tell its running. Very happy now!!

Dryer was giving an irritating high pitched noise.

  • Customer: Jeffery from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 13 of 448 people found this instruction helpful
I won't get into too much of the tear down, as others have already given, in great detail, that information. I will say if I had not read the other repair information, I would not have known to replace the tensioner wheel, otherwise called the Idler pulley wheel and bearing. After using some machine oil to grease the shaft, I replaced the Idler Pulley wheel and the belt, and rebuilt the dryer. Runs as good as new.

Made loud noise when tumbling "ALL LOADS"

  • Customer: Kenneth from Purdy, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 11 of 469 people found this instruction helpful
We went to Lowe's to look at a new washer/dryer set. We told the sales lady what our dryer was doing, she said she had that problem before and told us it was probably the rollers had gone bad. The next morning, 5 a.m my wife couldn't sleep so she took the dryer front off, pulled out the tumbler and found the rollers, the lady was right . My wife already had your web site pulled up on the computer so I could look to see what parts I needed. We called to order our parts, we were told it would be 2-5 days before they would get here, they were here the NEXT DAY!!! That was awesome!! I put the new roller on, my wife put everything back together, she turned the dryer on and.... it was so quiet we weren't sure if it was on so I opened the door and held the button to watch it turning, peacefully. Thank you all and the sales lady at Lowe's for saving us $1200. We did our repair with your parts and only spent $85.00.

Dryer Didnt Turn On

  • Customer: Philip from Swansea, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 25 of 556 people found this instruction helpful
First - I did some research on line as to the possible problem with this dryer.
I had already taken the front apart before, so I knew what was needed to remove the door and front.
Remove the 2 screws that hold the dryer door in place with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the two screws on the opposite side of the door also. Place the door out of the way. The front panel of the dryer now tilts forward. The front panel sits on two clips, tilt forward and lift out of place. The door switch has two prongs that hold it in place, pinch the prongs and the switch slides out. Disconnect the two wires on the switch and connect the wires to the new switch. The new switch slides into place. I tested the new switch before I put it all back together. Took me no longer than 15 minutes.

squeaking

  • Customer: Lisa from Bristow, IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 10 of 586 people found this instruction helpful
The third time was finally the charm. If I would have seen that there was a "maintenance Kit" , with the rollars, shafts, tensioner and belt, this would have saved me ordering 3 times! The tensioner was the problem, but now we are a whiz at tearing down the dryer!! My old dryer runs like new now.
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
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