Question about Dryers
Disconnect power to the dryer then open the door and remove the center screw of each hinge secured to the
inner flange of the front panel in the door opening. Grasp the
door with both hands and lift the door in the hinge area then draw the
door assembly away from the dryer to disengage the hinges from the slots
in the front shroud.
Remove the four screws located vertically along the inside lip of the door opening. These screws hold the front panel to the front shroud assembly.
Once the four screws are removed, grasp and press in on the upper edges of the front panel posts then twist it inward to release the clips holding it to the cabinet. Tilt the top of the front panel and move it away from the dryer.
The top cover is held on each side of the cabinet by two hold down brackets. Locate and remove the 5/16" hex-head screws holding each bracket then swing the bracket to the outside and unhook it from the slot in the tI have a Maytag MDE4700A - 0537abf.jpgp.
Disconnect the wires from the door switch, sensor bar, and the lamp holder then unsnap the lamp holder wire harness from the front shroud wire retaining clip.
Remove the four perimeter screws holding the shroud and tumbler front assembly to the cabinet. Remove the lowI have a Maytag MDE4700A - 0ec6011.jpg screw at each corner then the top screw on each side.
Pull the shroud and tumbler front assembly out and away from the tumbler while slightly lifting the top cover.
Kneel near the front of the dryer and reach your left hand inside the dryer at 8 o'clock position and your right hand under the tumbler as close as possible to the bloweI have a Maytag MDE4700A - 71aab86.jpgp the idler puller with your left hand and pull the idler upward and to the left.
Slip the belt off the motor pulley and the back of the tumbler then pull the tumbler out of the cabinet while lifting the top cover.
Place the belt onto the outside of the tumbI have a Maytag MDE4700A - a35ef3c.jpgition it 1 1/2 inches in front of the rear baffle mounting screws with the ribbed side facing the tumbler.
Position the tumbler into the rear felt seal and resting it onto the rear rollers then lower the front of the tumbler onto the blower housing.
Kneel near the front of the dryer and reach your left hand inside the dryer at 8 o'clock position and your right hand under the tumbler as close as possible to the blower then locate the belt and create a small loop with your right hand, ensuring the belt is free of twist.
Position the open end of the loop onto the motor pulley with your right hand. Grasp the idler pulley with your left hand then pull the idler upward and to the left to clear the drive belt.
Relax your left hand and allow the idler pulley to rest down onto the belt. Grasp the baffles with both hands and rotate the tumbler clockwise for the belt to align itself.
Reinstall the shroud and tumbler front assembly in reverse of the removal steps. Lift the front inner edge of the tumbler to allow the front of the tumbler to rest on the teflon bearings on the shroud and tumbler front assembly. Check the felt seal to ensure that it is outside the lip of the tumbler.
Secure the top cover with the hold down brackets then push the front panel posts against the clips in the cabinet until it engage.
Insert the door hinge tabs into the slots in the front shroud and secure the hinges with the screws removed previously to complete the procedure.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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