Model #MDE8400AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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removing the dryers timer knob MDE8400AYW Maytag Maytag laundry

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

Based upon the service manual on this model, the timer knob and dial should just lift off the timer shaft without any clips involved for the knob. Once they are removed, there will be two screws behind the timer dial skirt that will need to be taken out to disengage the timer.  

However, some of these timer knobs need to be turned counterclockwise to be taken off. This may be applicable to your unit:

Some knobs are removed by having to gain access to the back of the timer and either pushing or pulling a pin, or by holding the timer shaft stationary with a small pocket screw driver and pulling the knob.

I recommend accessing the back of the timer. It will have the instructions written on the back side of the timer on how to remove the timer knob if it does not unscrew.

Hopefully this helps and let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
November 07, 2013
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1) Take the metal cover off first. A small screw driver leveraged between the gray (Timer Knob) and that metalize plastic cap will pop off easy. 2) The Dryer Control Timer has a snap fit shaft that fits through the Timer Knob. Go take a look at the Control timer and see it. Just squeeze the tip of that shaft together and the timer knob will slide off. Note: be careful and never force. The parts are plastic. This is very easy.

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David -
May 04, 2015
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New timer wont count down

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Having a properly working dryer is very important. I did some research on your model but was not able to find an answer to your question. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope that everything works out with the dryer.

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Marc -
October 15, 2012
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Since the timer was replaced twice with no improvement then I suspect the dryness display board is at fault. For this serial number I believe you need the 33002734 dryness display board to fix this problem. You can view the switch at the following site: Dryness Control . I take a look at the parts picture and make sure it looks like the one you have. Remember to unplug the dryer first before accessing any parts.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
October 17, 2012
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Why is my Maytag dryer model number MDE8400AYW squeaking and what can I do about it?

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If the dryer is squealing the most likely cause of this problem is the drum rollers or the idler pulley. You can access the drum and remove the belt and run the dryer and see if the motor is making any noise.

First I recommend you lift the top of the dryer and run it and see if the noise location is more apparent. This dryer can be run with the front panel removed and the top up. This may help with locating the source of the squeaking. Drum rollers and idler pulleys are usually replaced and not oiled because the oil will work temporally but the squeal will always come back.

The image below shows how to remove the front panel and raise the top. This dryer can be run with the top raised and the front panel off and this may be helpful in locating the source of the squeak.

Besides the drum rollers and idler pulley check the felt seals around the drum.

I hope this information helps to resolve this particular problem for you. If any other questions come up the submit another question with any additional details for further assistance with this problem.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2009

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