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MDE7400AYW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDE7400AYW 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 MDE7400AYW
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pulley broke

  • Customer: Twanda from Childersburg, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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I originally thought the belt broke, so I ordered a belt first. Once my friend broke the dryer down, it turned out to be the pulley. In any case, we still went ahead and put the new belt on since it had never been replaced anyway. I was not home when my friend put the pulley on, but my dryer is much quieter and running just great. I'm just glad I found this site online.

very squeaky dryer under load

  • Customer: Dianne from Pembroke, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My take apart, fix-it son, Had it all apart and fixed in under 2 hrs. Thanks for quick delivery.

Door hinge hole covers broken

  • Customer: Bruce from Sudbury, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed old screws, removed old plastic pieces, and replaced

wouldn't run

  • Customer: Bill from Romulus, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the timer. G

Broken prong

  • Customer: Larry from Amarillo, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I began by removing the two screws at the lower part of the front panel. After removing the panel I was able to access and remove the broken switch which was located on the front panel. I popped out the old switch and replaced it with the new one, reattached the wires and put the front panel on and the jod was done.

Dryer was not heating

  • Customer: Larry from Amarillo, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front Panel of the dryer. I then removed two screws with the nut driver holding the heating element in place. After removing the old element I removed two screws holding the thermostat on the old element. I then used these screws to attached the new thermostat to the new element. I then put the new element in place and reattached with the screws, put the wires back on and replaced the front panel and wha la I had heat again.

Baffle sh

  • Customer: Patsy from Temple, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We took the dryer apart to get to the drum to replace the baffle that had broken off.We watched the video on your web site to see how to take the dryer apart.Now it works great and saved me $150.00 for a repair.

noise was loud all through cycles-sounded like something was rubbing on drum

  • Customer: RON from BUFORD, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed online instructions plus did extensive cleaning on fan blower and air exist chambers along with the removeable lint fileter chamber and any other dust inside the main cabinet. Cleaned residue buildup on belt and drum surface areas. Drum roller kits did not supply or mention the spring wave washers located on the back side of the roller which keep the wheels from moving back and forth on the shaft. All phases went ver well and dryer is now running very quiet again.

Baffle broke off drum

  • Customer: james from chesapeake, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very easy repair, replacement part fit perfect. Removed drier door, and removed front panel. I little tight but can reach the screw holes and re-attach the baffle, used the same screws found them laying beneath the drum...May want to order new screws just in case you can't find the old ones. This is a great site used it before for drier repair...Thank you!

lint filter torn

  • Customer: Ricky from Midlothian, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I gently put filter in place

Dryer would go through the normal heated cycle but during the cool down portion of the cycle the timer never shut off.

  • Customer: John from West Milton, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the short video prior to the repair. excellent video. less that ten minute repair and woorks fine.

Tennis shoes in the dryer broke a baffle

  • Customer: Lawrence from Kent, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered this part online to save myself the cost of an appliance repairman's charge for the same item. I expected to have to call a repairman anyway to install it though. With the order came a youtube video of how to do the repair and it was a piece of cake. I did the repair myself in less than 15 minutes. Can't praise the PartSelect enough for this invaluable customer service. I'm saving their website on 'my favorites' for the next time I need an appliance part.

Squealing drum roller

  • Customer: Robert from Worcester, MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the repair video. Hardest part was getting the rear plate that held the drum rollers back on. I ended up screwing two screws from front of plate so they stuck out the back so I could line up plate and screw in two screws in the other two holes from back of dryer. As far as having dryer all apart I installed a new belt. Glad I ordered one as old belt was dried and cracked.

With selector swith turned on,can hear tumbler motor on but tumbler does not turn Replace belt.

  • Customer: Eugene from Galveston, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power & shut off gas. Repair entry is from the front, Remove clothes access door mark & remove all visable screws, push down on the front panel held up by two spring clips at the bottom of the panel. Remove the broken belt and make sure it matches the old belt. Remove left & right clips located at top left & right corners. This will release the control center panel top lid , flip up this hinged lid and secure it. Remove a secondary front panel that the tub rotates on. You can now install the new belt, ribs down on the tub & line it up on the marks left by the old belt make sure the belt is not twisted. Reach under the tub with your lelt and right hand , with your right hand flex the idler arm pulley to the left and lace the belt around the ribed motor pulley with your left hand. Reverse these steps By replacing the front secondary panel this is what the tub rotates. Then spin it, it will be a little stiff that is o.k. just as long it not binding. Replace all panels and door. Congratulations it's done. Plug in power & turn the gas on. Also replace that old plastic vent exhaust duct with a flex aluminum duct, it could be a fire hazzard.

noisy, not starting

  • Customer: David from Miami Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
wire broken and shorted to thermal fuse. Rear felt seal worn out. Followed video for repair of felt.
All Instructions for the MDE7400AYW
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