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Maytag SuperStack stacked washer/dryer (MLG2000AWW)

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I just bought a used Maytag SuperStack (MLG2000AWW) and I was told the washer & dryer doors are both reversible. I reversed the dryer without problem, but the washer has little white vertical insets on the side opposite the old hinge positions and I can't seem to remove them to put them on the other side. PS I don't respond too well to being told I can't do something I want to do and have ALWAYS, at least with things, believed nothing is impossible. Can you tell me how to do this? Thank you.

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Directions for reversing the washer door:

1. Swing door fully open and support it while removing four hinge screws (which hold hinges to door assembly).

2. Set door aside and transfer four color matched door screws to the opposite side of the door assembly.

3. Remove one screw holding top hinge to cabinet and one screw holding top hinge cover to cabinet (opposite side).

4. Remove hinge and bracket from cabinet by moving them up and down to a position where they are released.

5. Install hinge and bracket in swapped locations and drive screws to attach them securely to the cabinet.

6. Compare top hinge and top bracket to bottom hinge and bottom bracket for correct assembly position.

7. Repeat procedures 4 through 6 for bottom hinge to cabinet and bottom bracket to cabinet.

8. Support door in fully open position on hinge side and drive four screws to secure attach hinges to door assembly.

9. Close door and check to see that clothes washer operates properly.

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OK, well, that's what I thought, which is why I was wondering why those hinge covers were so GOSH DARN HARD to remove from their slots, but I got 'em out. In the meantime, I've taken the front panel off of the washer and have been cleaning all the parts and have come across to minor questions I hope you won't mind answering:

1) On the inside front panel there are two 2' lengths of double faced tape spaced about 12" apart. They're pretty dirty and I can't see what function they serve so can I remove them?

2) While vacuuming out the cabinet bottom I found a radiator clamp just lying there, I can't see where it may have come from so am wondering if I should just assume that at some point someone worked on the machine and inadvertently left it behind? (kind of like the surgeon and the sponge in the operating room)

PS Thank you!

ooops, sorry, I meant two questions and radiator hose clamp. thanks

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Tape is for noise dampening and the clamp as you said is probably from a previous repair. I would double check the hoses to ensure they have their clamps.

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Ok, so this may seem odd, but how would cellophane tape, sticky on both sides, aid in noise dampening and could I replace the dirty tape with two strips of any kind of tape?

And, again, thank you.

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As professional Appliantologists, one of the cardinal rules is, "Never, ever substitute non-spec products for spec ones." For you, this means that unless you can find a tape with same adhesion, temperature, and flame resistant properties, don't use use it. And you don't substitute unless you know what the specs are. Therefore, you use only OEM replacement parts. Period. End of line.

Now, you could leave the tape off altogether. Not a problem with that. But I would NOT substitute the tape with another kind without knowing anything about the spec. It's a case of "not knowing what you don't know."

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Arigatō

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