How to Take Apart a Maytag Bravos Dryer


Taking apart a Maytag Bravos dryer is a fairly simple job that can be done in about a half hour. The Maytag Bravos dryer is part of the GE line of appliances and uses many of the same mechanical designs and systems. The body style of the dryers are designed with different features and looks, but the interior parts are similar. The Maytag Bravos can be taken apart by removing a few screws and you can do the work yourself and save the money and time of calling a professional to do the work for you.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Unplug the electrical cord of the Maytag Bravos dryer from the electrical outlet before taking the dryer apart.

  • Locate the screws on the bottom of the front panel and unfasten the screws with a screwdriver, lifting the panel up from the bottom and detaching it from the clips on the top of the panel.

  • Tilt the front panel forward and unfasten the door switch connector from the metal prongs on the back of the front panel by hand, setting the panel off to the side.

  • Find the screws on the underside of the top lid in the front and remove the screws with a screwdriver, setting them out of the way.

  • Lift the top lid up, flipping it back so it rests on the rear hinges and locate the shroud cover below the drum, unfastening the screws that hold the cover in place with a screwdriver.

  • Take the shroud cover off the dryer and locate the idler arm and motor at the bottom of the cabinet, moving the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the belt.

  • Remove the belt from around the idler arm and motor pulleys as well as from around the drum.

  • Take the drum out of the Maytag Bravos dryer by placing one hand on the bottom of the drum in the back and one hand on the top in the front , lifting up on the back end to dislodge it from the slot in the rear panel.

  • Remove the drum from the dryer cabinet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always unplug the electrical cord of the Maytag Bravos dryer from the power source before taking the dryer apart.

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