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yahtzee
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Richmond, VA

Help reversing door on Maytag dryer

If you look at this pdf (pg. 10) - »www.maytag.com/cust_serv/pdf_use ··· 5350.pdf
it says it can be done...i simply switched everything around to the other side yet the side with the hinges on it juts out about 2 inches and doesnt form the proper seal within the dryer. I have tried to secure the hinges the only two ways that i can see they would go with no luck.

what am i missing.....???
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CCat
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Did the same thing on mine. You probably have the hinges reversed.


Pacrat
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reply to yahtzee
The directions are about as clear as mud for me. Without actual photos it's pretty impossible to tell what's wrong.


yahtzee
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stand by...photos on the way.


Pacrat
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Are the hinges offset? That's about the only thing I could think of that would generate a 2" gap! Perhaps, as pipeman suggested, you have them turned around?


yahtzee
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Unless there are 3 ways to put these hinges on, i'm baffled....here are two pics of how i have it sitting now....it really doesnt make any difference if i flip the hinge.....any ideas?
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TODarling
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I think I see the problem. Put the hinge pin to the front of the door.


ropeguru
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Mechanicsville, VA
reply to yahtzee
When you had to door setup the original way, was the hinge pin on the inside or outside of the dryer door. Looks like to me with the way they are now, that is what is causing the issue.

From the pics you posted, if you took the hinge and flipped it 180 degrees top to bottom, that should put the hiinge pin on the outside of the door and maybe bring the door in closer to seal.
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Pacrat
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reply to TODarling
Wouldn't that put the counter-sink on the wrong side?


yahtzee
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reply to TODarling
said by TODarling:

I think I see the problem. Put the hinge pin to the front of the door.
Got it...thanks.
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yahtzee
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reply to ropeguru
said by ropeguru:

When you had to door setup the original way, was the hinge pin on the inside or outside of the dryer door. Looks like to me with the way they are now, that is what is causing the issue.

From the pics you posted, if you took the hinge and flipped it 180 degrees top to bottom, that should put the hiinge pin on the outside of the door and maybe bring the door in closer to seal.
It's fixed.....It's amazing how one-sided i was looking at this...i flipped it back and forth but never turned it around, if that makes any sense...once i did, it brought everything flush and shut with no issue.....wow...i feel stupid. Thanks for everyones replies.
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Pacrat
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ropeguru
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reply to yahtzee
Could you take and post a final pic??
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yahtzee
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said by ropeguru:

Could you take and post a final pic??
Sure.....
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ropeguru
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Yup... That was the exact picture I had in my mind. Not sure if I explained it that way or not...
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