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MLE2000AYW Maytag Washer Dryer Combo - Instructions

All installation instructions for MLE2000AYW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer dryer combo repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MLE2000AYW
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dryer wouldnt start

  • Customer: kraig from eleva, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Remove front cover of dryer and drum. Replace

Attaching the Spring to the metal band around Tube

  • Customer: Alvin from Manalapan, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I followed the video which I might say is somewhat misleading for the Maytag Neptune washing machine. This is the one with a recall due to mildew and mold build up on the Door Seal (Bellow). First to take it apart you really need a 8mm socket in order to get into tight spaces. Once you start using the socket everything will come apart quickly the last being removing the old Bellow. I found this is easy if you just roll the spring toward the front using a screw driver. Once it clears the front of the Bellow, the cable will fall off along with the spring. You can now remove the old Bellow. The next step is to insert the new Bellows on the rim of the tube. I started by attaching the drain hose at the bottom and then from the video, started at the top make sure you have it center correctly and worked down one side pushing the Bellows on the rim and then do the same thing to the other side part way. Alternating from one side to the other until you reach the bottom. The Bellow is now on the tube, NOW the hard part. First, the old spring was stretched. I bought a new spring at Home Depot. I next took the cable and placed it around the tube with the ends at the top. Make sure to thread the cable carefully so it is in place. Watch out for plugs and the drain at the bottom of the tube. I attempted to attach the spring by myself using a long nose plier and a Grip plier but just could not stretch is far enough by myself as shown in the video. I next took a 16 ga insulated wire you could also get at Home Depot and attached it to each end of the cable and twisted it together in the middle with pliers so it was tight and cut off the excess wire. I attached one end of the spring through the right eyelet on the cable and using the grip pliers and BOTH hands on the grip pliers pull the spring and threaded it through the left eyelet. Hold the spring in place I now pushed the stretched spring against the back lip of the tube. I removed the 16 ga wire buy cutting off the ends and carefully pulling it away. Next, I just followed the video. I pushed all the tabs on the Bellow in to the holes on the tub and then screwed the parts back in reverse order. Good Luck Al

Thumping Noise while running the dryer

  • Customer: Michael from Windham, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What sounded like a drum roller problem, actually turned out to be a blower fan problem. Replacing the plastic blower fan which is mounted to the motor shaft is simple easily accessible from the front of the machine.

Dryer was making loud squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Cleon from Dublin, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
At first thought the belt was the culprit but with further research found it to be the drum roller. I watched the installation video on this site for belt replacement and replaced both drum rollers and belt idler roller while the dryer was dissassembled. The repair was very straight forward although the belt was somewhat difficult to install on the idler roller(had to hold tension and place belt on roller with one hand).The video was very helpful and now the dryer works great.Thanks

Loud noise when in spin cycle

  • Customer: Scott from Curtis, NE
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was sick when I heard the noise from our washer. I looked online at new ones and found out it was going to cost between $1000 to $1500 to replace it. While looking online I found the PartSelect site. Unbelievable! I put in the model #, read the posts, ordered the parts and within a few days they were in. Using the video and the posted instructions I took it apart and replaced the bearings and seals. The whole thing took about 3 hours and we were back to washing clothes. Total repair costs were about $160 to $180. Compared to the price of a new washer, you guys saved the day.

Very loud squeal from drum support roller.

  • Customer: David from North Port, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was VERY please that the new roller came so fast(next day). I followed the excellent instructions on the video. I found the reason for the failure of the roller was the original roller had a metal wavy washer behind the roller and it broke apart and was ground up on the shaft which caused it to seize up. The new roller kit came with fiber washers. The video made this a very positive repair experience.

Obnnoxious Dryer Squealing

  • Customer: Mark from Sherwood, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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I repladed the idler pulley and I just followed the directions on the parts select video. The video was a great help. The only thing I did different was I didn't unhook the wiring when I took off the front of the dryer since there was enough wire I could just flip it on the side of the dryer out of my way. Other than that I followed the Parts Select Video Directions to the tee. I just wish I would of ordered the Idler Pulley shaft also because I didn't realize it was pretty worn too, but I plan on ordering another pulley and shaft as soon as it starts making that auwful noise again.

Replaced pressure door switch

  • Customer: Robert from Dacula, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Too simple to describe.

Inner door liner had a hole in the bottom causing water to leak out the door

  • Customer: Susan from Wilsonville, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We read the instructions on the website which were very useful. We have a Maytag front loader. The instructions and pictures which came with the part are written to look like the hardware in the door and the door latch spring etc. is attached to the outer door. I realize this part fits multiple brands but instructions could clearly state that you have to remove all of the hardware from the inner door liner that you are replacing and reassemble it to the new inner door liner. It is really important to take pictures of how the door latch and spring are attached as this took the most time putting back on the new door liner. Our washer is older and did not have a vent tube and now has one. In the end, everything was correctly reassembled and we no longer have a leaky door. Shipping was very prompt and we're pleased with the part and repair.

Drum support shaft and roller were worn out.

  • Customer: grady from phenix city, AL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Don't attempt to start by lifting the top of the dryer. It must come apart from the front first. After acquiring acquisition of the top hold down brackets (Grey metal strips), you may lift the top.The dryer required complete disassembly as the drum rollers were in the lower (inside) rear of the dryer. Lots of sharp edges and corners. So be careful. But it's a job that can be done by a novice and I saved myself $500 by not buying a new machine.

Does not spin

  • Customer: Grant from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ok called a friend in appliance repair. This almost always the wax motor on the door lock. Basically it does and the washer runs but will not do high speed spin. When the wax motor goes out it takes the main control ( not motor control ) PCB with it. Gotta replace both. Additional note is stretch out the spring that holds in the wax motor or the motor will slip to the left during expansion. FYI. The maytag Neptune front loader washer was such a disaster there was a class action suit on it. Mine has lasted 14 years and 4 kids. so I guess I am above avg. expect the front boot to die on you and leak as well. The dryer tumbler ribs get loose too.

Existing baffle cracked from age.

  • Customer: William from Renville, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed one (1) baffle, then checked the other two(2) and found them to br fatigued so we ordered and changed them also.

baffle broke loose, screws were within the base of the dryer.

  • Customer: Thomas from Spring Hill, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the video. No surprises. I would let the screws on the bumper side of the door "in" but very loose until the hinge side was engaged (close tolerance on hinge side but very manageable). The video was great!

Sounded Like Drive Belt Slipping

  • Customer: ERWIN from AVON, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Partselect has on-line video instructional. I ordered ribbed drive belt after watching video. Easy off and on per video. Before installation of belt, I spun the two drum support rollers. Chattering noise from one, sounded similar to belt slipping noise, I was a bit concerned about ordering belt. Used snap ring pliers and removed both rollers, applied small film of automotive wheel bearing grease(high heat resistance) to both shafts and reinstalled rollers. Both spun freely and no noise. Continued replacement of original drive belt (original belt was cracked - this probably contributed to the noise as well). Inside of cabinet and all air ports vacuumed and clean. Operates like new and quiet again.

Baffle Found Broken in Dryer

  • Customer: Robert from Parlin, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET. Using a Philips head screwdriver: Remove the (2) screws holding the door hinges to the dryer. Remove the (2) screws from the opposite side of the door. Pull the top of the front panel of the dryer towards you. Simply lift the panel up off of the guides located at the bottom of the dryer. Rotate the tumbler so that the baffle to be replaced is at about 5:00 (bottom right) of the unit. Using a socket wrench, you should be able to easily insert the screws from beneath the tumbler into baffle. Tighten the screws, but don't over tighten. The best things you can do for your dryer is to clean out any dust or lint that is visible while the dryer is open. Reassemble the dryer. Place the front panel into the bottom guides and snap the top of the panel back into place. Reattach the door and the screws opposite the door. You should be good to go. (REMEMBER: DO NOT WORK ON DRYER UNTIL IT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE ELCTRICAL OUTLET)
All Instructions for the MLE2000AYW
631-645 of 814