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I need to know how to remove the back of my Maytag performance dryer model# PYE300AYW to replace the belt how do I do this?

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  • jesserno Jun 23, 2009

    Yah I found that too but both diagrams are not the right Diagrams for this unit ,Still confused?



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Hi here is a link with instructions on accessing a maytag dryer cabinet.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Mike Price
    Mike Price Jun 23, 2009

    Ok I just pulled up a schematic of that dryer…I have worked on this one several times before, There actually is no way to replace the belt from the rear, have to squeeze your arm through the front and re-install the belt and pulley. I’m sorry I am not more help on this one but I have one or two scars on my arm to attest to the fact it’s a pain changing the belt on this model.

    Please feel free to comment again if i can help you again in any way :)



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