Question about Maytag Dryers
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The bottom of my gasket was torn open all along the bottom. I ordered the gasket but I wanted to see if I could repair it so we could catch up on the wash. I bought some rubber contact cement that cost me under $4.00. I Glued the gasket rubber together by overlapping the the seem a little. Still had a hole in one spot. I had a sheet of rubber around my shop that was about 1/16 of an inch thick and cut it about three inches wide.. I used a little sandpaper to rough it up a little. I cut it in two.
You have to apply contact cement to the gasket and the rubber you are applying it to. ( I dry fit it first to make sure it would fit). Just to make sure it would hold I also glued rubber to the outside bottom of the gasket to reinforce the glued seam. . You need to take off the front panel to do this and there are directions to do this if you search for it. I was able to run the washer in about an hour after the repair.
If your washer is in the basement and are not afraid of getting the floor wet give it a try. I have run the machine with heavy loads for two days and no leaks. I feel confident that the repair will last for a long time. A cheap fast fix. It took me about forty five minutes. Make sure you unplug the machine to do this. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
remove the scresw holding the door on, remove the door, the remove the 2 screws oppisite th edoor inge and the front panel will lift off. there will be 2 5/16 screws holding the top down to the frame of unit, the top will then lift up[ giving you acces to the outside of the drum to resecure the drum baffle
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
I have exactly the same problem on my ...129 model. I'm a mechanical engineer and looking at the design it apears that these aren't designed to be replaced. The 90 degree tab looks to be only accessed from the outside of the drum so can only lock the tumbler in place from the factory. It needs to be bent flat to get the paddle on!
I hope someone can prove me wrong??
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
Here is a video on replacing the typical lifter
However - it appears in the parts breakdown HERE that this machine's lifters are held in place with a screw on the opposite side of the drum!
(#20 & #15)
This is not an easy DIY project - as the top must be lifter in order to access the opposite side of the drum and replace the lifter (aka drum baffle)
Look for the service manual behind the kick panel of the unit. There should be a reference in it on accessing the drum and changing the baffle.
SERVICE MANUAL PDF LINK
TECH MANUAL PDF LINK
Posted on Mar 03, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 17, 2014 | Maytag Neptune Washing Machines
Jan 09, 2012 | Maytag MAH8700A Front Load Washer
Jul 28, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer
Apr 10, 2010 | Maytag MDE2400AYW Neptune Electric Dryer
Apr 06, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer
Feb 27, 2010 | Washing Machines
Dec 12, 2009 | Maytag Neptune Washer
Nov 21, 2008 | Maytag Dryers
329 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!