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Which way do I access the inside of the drum so I can tighten a loose dryer tumbler baffle on a maytag neptune MDE5500AYW?

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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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Aug 22, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Fin that tumbles clothing inside dryer coming loose, how can I tighten it?


These fins are usually screwed on from the outside of the drum. If you're up to it this is a simple but time consuming fix. Take the cabinet off the front of the dryer, the top will come off as well. be careful of the wires from the control console, they will stay attached to the dryer. Tighten the tumbler fins on the drum and then re-assemble the cabinet. Typically the screws you need to access are the same used for the door latch and hinges. They go back together easy ........

Feb 14, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE7500AY Electric Dryer

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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.

Aug 03, 2010 | Maytag MDE5500AYW Electric Dryer

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


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

Jun 25, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Short baffle is loose


You can pop the top with a drywall putty knife there is two tabs on each side. This will allow you to access the drum. Then tighten the screws holding the baffle in place.

Jan 22, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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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!

Nov 14, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Rattle inside dryer drum


remove the front cover and then you can access the top cover screws to open top then you can locate and tighten screws

Jul 27, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Inside of drum baffles coming loose on maytag neptune dryer


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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.

Jul 18, 2009 | Dryers

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DRUM/TUMBLER ISSUE


look at the rollers of the drum, it could have been dameged already and needs to be replaced.

Mar 21, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Neptune Dryer


the top cover is fastened by spring like tabs on the machine rear. the front edge of the top merely clips to the front panel. the top needs to be removed to gain access to the bolts that hold the front panel on. these are inside the top corners of the machine. once these are out, the front cover should just pull up to remove. there may be a light connection and the door switch wires here too. then you can get to the screws that hold the baffles in place.

Dec 27, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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