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Offline Thorning

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Maytag Neptune dryer baffles
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:39:10 AM »

I recently bought a used Maytag Neptune electric dryer with model number MDE6800AYW  That is in very nice condition except for one problem. Two of the three  plastic baffles on the inside of the drum were off the drum. They were not broken and I dont see any stripped out holes in the plastic part of the baffle where the screws attach them to the drum. I was wondering if large sneakers were dried in this unit and the impact might have loosened these baffles ? Also there are 2 different size baffles --One short (height) and 2 taller ones. I was going to put the short one in between the two taller ones when I reinstall . Anyone have any insight as to the possible cause of these coming loose and falling off ?

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer baffles
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 06:10:15 AM »
dryer balls. wool, plastic or tennis balls

Offline Thorning

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Re: Maytag Neptune dryer baffles
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 09:11:33 AM »
When I reinstalled the missing baffles I used a slightly longer screw with a flat washer and put Loctite on the screw threads. Hopefully they will stay in place. It was noted that the baffles had some significant scars on the faces indicating something had impacted these baffles fairly hard.


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