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We have a neptune front dryer and a baffle came loose inside the drum. How do we repair it

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An easy way of reinstalling the baffle is remove the top cover or rather flip the cover upward this will show you the dryer drum in which u can spin the drum to the proper spot where u can retighten the screws that hold the baffle on hope this helps

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Inside the drum one of the tumblers is loose how do you tighten it up?


Hello,
You can tighten those baffles by getting to outside of drum to thighten the screws that hold them to drum. to get access to outside of drum;
Remove screws from door hinge

remove screws from other side of inside door as they are exaclty opposite the ones for hinges

pull off from panel by putting putty knife/screwdriver in seam between front panel/cabinet just below the sloped part of the top and pop off front panel

in the upper corners of the top/front panel is a clip that looks likea inverted "7" or if ya will a up side down "L" remove screws from the clips and remove the clip

now ya can raise top to get to outside of drum

rotate drum by hand in CLOCKWISE direction to turn drum so ya can get to each baffle

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Maytag neptune dryer one of the dividers the screws came loose how can I fix this without calling for service


You are probably referring to the drum baffles. The baffles securing screws can be retightened by raising the top which requires the removal of the front panel. Click on the link below for the detailed steps.

Retightening the Baffle Screws on Maytag Neptune Dryers

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The beater bar in my Neptune dryer modeL # MED5500AYW has come off and needs to be replaced.


It sounds like you are referring to the drum baffles when you say "beater bar". If that is so, you need to remove the front panel then raise the top cover to access the baffles mounting screws outside the drum. Below is the link to the procedure I posted previously.

Maytag Neptune Dryer Front Panel and Top Cover Removal

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Maytag neptune dryer making banging noise on each rotation on the left side facing the front. its almost like a thumping noise what do i need to do please?


The drum baffle screw has unscrewed itself and the head is thumping against the inside top panel. Pull door, lift lid, rotate drum to find screw sticking out and tighten.

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One of the plastic pieces inside the dryer drum is loose. How do I remove the dryer top so I can tighten the screws>


OPEN THE DOOR. INSIDE THE OPENING ARE FOUR SCREWS 2 ON EACH SIDE. REMOVE THESE. EACH SIDE OF THE FRONT PANEL KIND ROLL OF FROM INSIDE TO OUT AT THE TOP. OR JUST PULL. BRING THE FRONT PANEL OUT TO A 45 DEGREE ANGLE. CLOSE THE DOOR AND LIFT UP ON THE FRONT PANEL. AT THE FRONT OF EACH TOP CORNER THERE ARE HOOKS HOLDING DOWN THE TOP. THEY ARE SCREWED IN PLCE WITH A 5/16 TH HEX HEAD SCREW. REMOVE THOSE AND THE TOP CAN LIFT UP.

Apr 25, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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As dryer rotates, with clothes drying, it sounds like loose pocket change is loose in between the two tubs.........help!


the change gets caught in the three baffles that are attached to the drum.unplug the dryer,open the door and remove the two screws that hold the in place,remove the door,then remove the other two screws opposite the door screws and pull the front panel off.rotate the drum so one of the baffles are down in the right hand corner so you can get at the screws that hold the baffles onto the drum.try loosening the screws but you might have to remove the baffles to get to the change.let me know how you make out

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BAFFLE INSIDE THE DRUM IS LOOSE. HOW DO I TAKE FRONT OF CABINET OFF SO THAT I CAN GET TO OUTSIDE OF DRUM TO TIGHTEN SCREWS HOLDING BAFFLE?


Open the front door where you load the machine.
Look towards the top where the door normaly closes, there ususualy two screws that you can unscrew there.
Once loose the top pannel should come off, which allowes you to remove the front panel with 2 screws as well.

Good luck!

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Inside of drum baffles coming loose on maytag neptune dryer


Hello.

Remove the door and the plastic pieces on the opposite side. Take the front panel off. There will be one metal bracket on each side holding the top panel down. Remove those brackets and lift the top. Turn the drum where the loose baffle is up top and tighten loose screws or replace missing ones.

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Did you check the baffles( fins inside the drum) loose of broken.

Can you turn it by hand and hear the same sound? does it turn easy or very hard...let me know I can help
krazytech

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Fix Loose Baffles


The two screws that hold the door door hinges and the two on the opposite side of the door opening hold the front panel in place. Once you remove the door and the other two screws the front panel should swing down to access the screws that hold down the top. But you may be able to reach the baffle screws once the front cover is removed.

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