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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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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.

horrible noise

  • Customer: Mike from Flourtown, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video which was extremely helpful. I recommend taking pictures of the wiring and any other components if you take apart as you go along . it would be foolish not to vacuum while your in there.

The dryer is old, and things just wear out with age. Me for example..

  • Customer: MARK from MT PLEASANT, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
MOved all my wifes stuff, disasembled the dryer based one the instructions I found on Google. Located the worn out parts. Reassembled the unit with the new parts, which were an exact match, immagin that. Hooked the power back up. (Note: Safty First allways disconect the power source first. And it is recommended to give the unit and the vent system a through cleaning when you have it disasembled.) Gave trhe unit a quick smoke test. Job complete, wife almost happy,(Question ? if it was that simple to fix the Dryer why did you wait so long. Life is good once again.

Male end of door catch broke

  • Customer: George from Hamden, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I replaced the male end which was just two screws and simple replacement of pushing the fastener into the door frame. When finished I noticed the female end was damaged as well. Glad the female part came as well. This required taken off the front trim around the door (four screws - 2 each side) and then the door. The installing of the female end was easy with a little push. The damaged female end was already hanging out so easy to grab and remove. Otherwise I would have had to remove the front panel. Note You need to put the door trim back on before reattaching the door.

Latch was broken so door wouldn't close

  • Customer: Doug from Kearney, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was real easy just slid the latch in front panel and attached to latch assembly to the door. The repair was about 45 seconds.

Dryer wouldn't start when you pulled on the start knob.

  • Customer: Kent from Davie, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the instructions in the online video from your website. The repair was as easy as described and took less than the time noted, maybe 5 minutes tops. Thank you. You probably saved me at least $100 by not calling a repairman. This is an easy repair. Don't pay a repairman to do it.

Timer worked, but the dryer wouldn't go on. Had to jiggle the nob until finally one day that didn't even work..

  • Customer: Toni from Fallbrook, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video made this soooo easy! Did exactly what the video said, and voila it worked. Now I have to stop pulling so hard!

The timer switch broke

  • Customer: Richard from Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 3 screws on dryer console, pulled plate apart, unplugged timer switch. Removed and replaced switch. Tested switch, worked, normaled up the console.

Squeaking Tumbler

  • Customer: Christopher from Rindge, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My first thought was to replace the drive belt. I followed the excellent how-to video and, once inside, discovered that the belt was fine and that the right-hand drum roller was worn out and squeaking when I rotated it by hand. I should have listened to the other customers who said I should replace the drum support rollers at the same time as the belt. I did a thorough lint cleaning, put the dryer back together and ordered one roller replacement kit. It arrived in a just few days. I was able to lift the drum off the rollers and replace the bad roller without having to remove the drive belt. It took under 1/2 hour. There was only one omission in the video: I had to remove two metal tabs that hold down the dryer lid. Just one screw on each side. Recommendation: Purchase a pair of snap ring pliers. They make removing and reinstalling the the snap retainer ring a breeze in a tight working space.

Dryer would not start when I pulled knob to start

  • Customer: Brian from West Babylon, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Unplugged the dryer, unscrewed the top, unplugged the timer, plugged in the new timer and screwed the top back on. Then I pushed the knob on and then the dryer cap. You need to be careful not to force it or you can damage the timer. I plugged the dryer back in and it was like new. I saved a lot of money as I didn't need a repairman. Parts select even has a video of my dryer and how to do the repair.

the plastic latch broke

  • Customer: greg from phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
im a car mecanic it was easy

The pull knob on the dryer broke

  • Customer: mike from gridley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had a repair man tell me it was going to cost over 400 dollars to repair my dryer so i went to your website and purchased the part for around 130.00 dollars. it took me about 5 minutes to replace. thank you.

door wouldn"t stay closed

  • Customer: Beverlee from Minneola, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went very well. Only took 10 min.

Front drum Felt and front glide

  • Customer: Danny from Spiro, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video

paddle broke

  • Customer: Mamiko from Port Orchard, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy to install. thanks
All Instructions for the MDE6400AYW
436-450 of 685