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Loose paddle in the tumbler. How do I access the tumbler as to repair or remove.

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We have an MDE6800AYW. One of the paddles has come lose. How do I get in to be able to secure the paddle with the bolts?


Hello Kenneth, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying your post indicates it is a MDE6800 Maytag dryer. I believe based on your description, t
his is similar to what you'll be looking for...


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If you'd like to post back with an email address I can send you a repair manual that can guide in the tear-down process. Let me know and we can go from there.

Once you've gain access to the inner cabinet you'll have little trouble replacing the tumbler/paddle...gaining access is the "need to know" part or hard part...though not that hard. If this isn't the part in question, let me know...it's just my interpretation based on the description.

**unplug the appliance and turn off the gas supply before attempting any service...safety first**


Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance and I'll do whatever I can. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Sep 14, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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The paddle is not off but loose on Maytag neptune model mde4000ayw dryer, how do you make a repair on it.


you need to remove the drum, and tighten the paddle,, look on this site on how to remove the drum http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

May 29, 2011 | Dryers

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How to repair paddle inside drum paddle that fell off


To replace this "paddle" (It's callde a baffle), you'll need to access the outside of the tumbler (drum), by lifting the top.

Begin by removing the door. Remove the two hinge screws. You will then be able to rock the door and hinge out of the slot in the front panel. Next, remove the cover plates just opposite the hinges.

Now you can pull the front panel off the retaining clips and rock it downward, away from the rest of the cabinet. Once it clears the top, you can lift it off the bottom hooks. Just set it aside.

You will now see two screws (hex-head, 5/16 inch), just under the corners of the dryer top. Remove them and rotate the brackets that hook into the top. Removing the brackets will allow you to now swing the top upwards to expose the tumbler.

Just turn the tumbler until you can see the screw holes for the babble holding screws. You may get lucky and find the three baffle screws in the bottom of the cabinet. Re-install, check the others, and re-assemble the dryer in reverse order, and you're done!

Dec 27, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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Repair loose tumbler fin


Pop the top, remove the front, the drum will come free. Take pictures of how the belt goes around the motor. Fix your "fin" and reverse.



The top is held down by spring clips.

Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com

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Dec 12, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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Loose paddle


Pop the top ... remove the front ... carefully remove the belt ... take the drumout - you are correct, the paddles are held onwith screws - tighten them.

reassemble

Oct 19, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Paddle in dryer tumbler broke off need to know how to attach new one.


Hi, UNPLUG the dryer. You should find two screws in the front lower part of the panel where it angels in. Remove those screws and pull the bottom toward you. The front panel should then release. Now you will need to locate the screws in each of the upper corners that hold the top to the cabinet. They will probably be 3/8" screws. The top should lift up. You can put the parts on this way. THe old screws are probably laying in the bottom of the dryer. You might need to add metal washers if the holes have longated. If I can assist you fyrther, please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

May 16, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer Paddle Loose


Take the four screws, out of the door and remove it. The front of the dryer will fold down and lift off, you will be able to see in side the dryer. If you want to lift the top remove the screws that are now exposed. Along with the brackets the top will now lift up.

This should allow you to access the tumbler.

Dec 10, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Broken belt that turns the drum


While I don't know about your specific dryer, most dryers are set up the same. I just replaced the belt on my Maytag LDE8404ACE. It was easy. The hard part was cleaning out 14 years worth of lint and fuzz that coated everything inside. Here's the instructions:

1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the front panel. There are two screws, each is about 4 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Unscrew them. Then hold the front panel along the bottom edge and pull it away from the dryer. Once it's away enough, the clamps along the top will pop and disengage from the dryer. Be sure to note the wires connected to the door switch are connected to the dryer. Disconnect them if you need to move the panel away from the dryer.
3. With the front panel off, you should be able to reach inside the dryer to remove the old, broken belt.
4. Remove the tumbler from the dryer. It's held in place by the tumbler front which is secured by 4 screws, 2 on each side. That piece will pull straight out toward you. With the tumbler front out of the way, the tumbler itself will come straight out as well. I recommend taking it out and cleaning the inside of your dryer while it's open. A vacuum hose works great. Also, check the pulley and the back two wheels that the tumbler rests on to make sure they turn easily. If not, you may want to grease them. Also, it's normal for the idler pulley to appear to be loose and wiggle in place. Once a new belt is installed, it's under tension from the spring so any play that exists shouldn't be a problem.
5. put the new belt around the tumbler with the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler. Use the old belt marks on the tumbler to align the new belt. It's easier to hook the belt to the idler pulley and motor pulley from the back. So we'll get to that part in a minute. Just let the belt hang loose for now.
6. Reinstall the tumbler front and secure with the 4 screws you removed earlier.
7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
8. Reinstall the front panel, reversing the steps you took to remove it in #2 above.
9. Go to the back of the dryer and remove the access panel along the bottom right hand side.
10. From there, reach in pull the dryer belt around the idler pulley. Then take the belt on the left side of the pulley and move both the belt and the idler pulley to the right, until you can get the grooved side of the belt onto the motor pulley. I've attached a diagram with instructions.
11. Once connected, manually turn the tumbler so that the belt will align and make sure the tumbler turns as easily as it did when you first removed it.
12. If the belt looks good and you've manually turned the tumbler at least one full revolution (to ensure the belt didn't get twisted), then plug the dryer in and turn it on to make sure it works correctly. If so, then re-attach the access panel on the back of the dryer. You're done!0798e0b.jpg

Aug 17, 2008 | Maytag PYG2300A Gas Dryer

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The paddle came off inside my Neptune Dryer


The screws for the paddle can be accessed by removing the small back panel. If they are stripped out you will need a new paddle.

Jun 07, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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