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My Maytag dryer MDE5500AYW is making a rattling noise. It sounds as if it is coming from the rear of the machine. How do I access the insides of the dryer?

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I had the same problem but it's the FRONT Panel you need to remove first. Before you start, unplug the thing first. BTW I did the whole proceedure in 2 minutes using an electric screwdiver / philips bit.
To open the dryer front you first take the door off by removing the two philips head screws, then slightly lift the door and pull toward you (the door hinges have little hooks on the end that inserts into the slots (this little design keeps the door from falling off during removal and install-nice). Then remove the two philips screws on the other side of the door opening (opposite the door hinges). These screws hold two plastic brackets (be sure to see how they are aligned before you remove them so you know how they go back on.

Now the front frame panel looks like an "H" . Grab the top two arms of the 'H" and give a quick pull. The top arms of the 'H" will come loose. The bottom part is held by a couple of clips, just pull up and the front panel comes off.

You will be able to see inside, you can also remove the two screws holding the top on (they are in the corners in the front) .

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • grandma785 Mar 17, 2011

    We had a noise at one spot when drying was running. We followed your instructions on opening the front panel, which was exact. On checking the drum, there was a screw that had worked its way lose and was hitting the side of dryer. Now it is quite again! That you so much

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MY NEPTUNE DRYER DOOR MAKES A RADDLE SOUND WHEN I CLOSE IT. I DRIED WET TOWELS. HOW TO I GET RID OF THE SOUND. I ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THE DOOR APART TO FIX THE PROB. DIDNT WORK

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