How To Reverse The Door Swing on a Maytag Dryer


Don’t you wish you could easily reverse the door swing on your dryer to make it more easily accessible from your washing machine? The good news is that it can be done! The better news is that you can do it yourself in about twenty minutes! Here is a step by step process that shows you how to reverse your door swing on a Maytag (Whirlpool) Dryer (model number MGDC300BW1).


WARNING: before starting any repair, always make sure that the appliance is completely disconnected from the power source by unplugging the appliance.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Head Screwdriver or Putty Knife


  1. Unplug dryer and turn off gas
  2. Open dryer door
  3. To remove the door from the dryer: Loosen 2 top screws per hinge on dryer body. Then remove the other two screws
  4. Lift up to remove door
  5. Remove screw placeholders on new hinge side
  6. Transfer upper screws to new hinge side, lower screw location
  7. Insert screw placeholders on original hinge side
  8. Lay door on a flat surface
  9. Remove hinge from door and all Phillips head screws around perimeter of door
  10. Carefully separate the front of the door from the back of the door
  11. Flip the front of the door so handle is on opposite side. Replace the back of the door
  12. Attach hinges opposite the handle
  13. Replace all perimeter screws
  14. Remove mounting screw on door strike
  15. Remove door strike and transfer to opposite side. Replace original door strike spot with placeholder.
  16. Mount door strike with screw
  17. Remove door catch shield
  18. Pry door catch out of door with flat head
  19. Remove door catch cover on opposite side of door and transfer to original side
  20. Push door catch into new side
  21. Place door catch shield
  22. Set door hinges on upper screws
  23. Insert and tighten down all hinge screws
  24. Close dryer door
  25. Plug in dryer and turn on gas

This reversal will also work with their other manufactured brands including Amana, Estate, Inglis, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, and Whirlpool.

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Written By: Madison Jezioro

One thought on “How To Reverse The Door Swing on a Maytag Dryer

  1. Vince Pisani

    Thank you for the quick and concise directions. The only issue I encountered was re-installing the door hinders the correct way. Once I turned the hindges upside down so the screw slots ate on the bottom as opposed to the top on the original door format, the door closed and sealed correctly. In all, this project only took about a half hr to do.

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