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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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rib belt burst

  • Customer: Lloyd from Orange, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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i watch the video on installing the rib belt and that mad it so easy that i went and bought a new lever.

latch broke

  • Customer: Jack from Kirkland, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replace with new latch.

Rumbling noice

  • Customer: GERARDO from MIAMI, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Two things I must mention: First, ordering the parts was made easy by PARTS SELECT online ordering process. Second, after reviewing the PARTS SELECT tutorial online I felt so confident that when it was time to get started, I called my 13 year old son and with my supervision he did about 90% of the job. The drier is workin like a new one. By the way, thanks for the prompt delivery of the parts.

Broken plastic control knob.

  • Customer: Irving from Valley Village, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The repair was simply a matter of removing the old knob and old metal retention band and replacing it with the new one. A word of caution: the old knob retention band (a metal band usually firmly held within the plastic knob shaft) may remain on the shaft that protrudes from the machine. Mine was still there, was hard to see, and made me think the new knob would not fit and was the wrong part. I had to remove the old metal retainer first, then simply pressed the new knob onto the machine shaft for a perfect fit. The knob itself has a "D" shaped opening that matches the shaft and makes installation a snap.

The door was not catching. The female part to the door closing mechanism broke. It was such an easy fix! Took about 30 secs to fix!!

  • Customer: Gary from Milford, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the broken part than easily snapped the new part into place..

noise while running

  • Customer: CHARLES from La PLATA, AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went good when i got it apart did not like the looks of the belt idler pulley ordered it @9 pm got it in 36 hrs reg del.also decided to replace high heat switch was getting very hot glad to say runs like new thanks for help video and fast delivery.

Dryer door would not stay closed

  • Customer: Ruth B from Hempstead, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did a quick research online and found PartSelect to have the best price. I ordered my part on Monday 8/6 and to my tremendous surprise FedEx delivered it Tuesday 8/7!! I did not pay for overnight delivery. My son happened to come by that day and he took a small flathead screwdriver, pried the old one out and inserted the new part. Done in 5 minutes! PartSelect will be my supplier from now on.

Squealing noise which got worse over time

  • Customer: Steven from Bayville, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dryer started to make a squealing noise which got worse over time. I went on the internet to research what might be the cause of the problem and came across your website which pointed to drum rollers, idler pully wheel or belt as potential causes of the problem. I watched the installation video on how to dismantle the dryer and upon removing the tub discovered it was the idler pulley wheel and bearing had broke. I ordered the parts and figured I would replace the belt while I had the dryer apart. The parts arrived the day after I ordered them and I was able to fix the dryer in about 45 minutes thanks to the video your website provided taking someone from start to finish in dismantling and replacing the parts that I had ordered. I won't explain how to repair it because I would advise someone who hasn't taken a dryer apart, like me, to watch the installation video. It was easier than I expected and will come to this site in the future for appliance repair problems. The dryer works great and I will get many more years of use out of it.

Dryer Making a Loud Squeal During Operation

  • Customer: Scott from Clayton, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I dissasembled the front access panel and removed the drum and belt. After turning the drum support rollers and idler pulley wheel I was able to determine the loud squeal was coming from the idler pulley wheel. Since I had half the dry disassembled I went ahead and replaced the support rollers,(they looked worn), drive belt, and the idler pulley wheel. The belt looked fine, but the dryer is about 12 years old so I figured it wouldn't hurt to replace it as well. The DIY video's linked with my order invoice where spot on. If you are changing the drum rollers make sure you have a pair of snap ring pliers- You will definitly need them. Otherwise you risk breaking the snap rings. I saved $117 doing this myself. Thanks PartSelect!

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Debora from Millersville, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We disassembled the dryer, which was really easy because we viewed a video on YouTube, to determine the problem. One of the support rollers had all but disintegrated. It appeared as if the belt was in good condition, but we decided to order a new one as well as the drum support rollers. We found PartSelect online, and using the model number of the dryer, we were able to determine the precise parts we needed to do the repair. We also ordered some related parts in case we found the problem to be more extensive than originally thought. The parts came within two days. We were able to view videos on the PartsSelect website for step by step instructions. The dryer was surprisingly easy to repair, and with the new parts runs like new! As a note - we didn't open any packaging until we were ready to use the part. We were able to return the unused parts for full credit. I couldn't even get a repairman to come through my door for what it cost to repair our dryer.

Tumbler was noisy

  • Customer: Jack P. from Gillette, WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front panel of the dryer to access the tumbler drum . I took off the belt and removed the drum . I then replaced the two tumbler rollers . I also replaced the idler roller for the belt . I found it easier to put the belt on from the back of the dryer by taking off the small panel on the back to get access to the idler roller and motor pulley. I then installed the front panel . The dryer runs very smoothly now .

Clunking-knocking noise at start-up and when running

  • Customer: Michael from Branford, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the Blower Wheel. It had been stripped by the axel due to the large amount of dirt, lint, etc that had accumulated in its housing and eventually restricted it from turning. The clip had come off as well.I had replaced the Drum Support roller kit previously. But, that did not resolve the noise issue.

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Dave from Brigham City, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found a video online and followed the directions. I liked a tip that was given in the video and that was to take a digital picture of the wiring before disconnecting it. Then I referred back to it when I put it back together and it was easy.

Very bad squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Scott from Lac du Flambeau, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video, very simple. I was suprised how cheaply built these things really are. Any one with a fifth grade education should be able to do the repair

Timer wouldn't start, then wouldn't shut off

  • Customer: Arlen from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first issue was that my dryer would not turn on. Purchased a timer and that fixed that problem. However, the next problem was that the dryer would not shut off. Purchased a Sensor Assembly and that fixed the problem.
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
421-435 of 685