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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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The dryer does not heat

  • Customer: Diana from Nassau Bay TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just knew it had to be the heat sensor unable to activate the actual ignition. I following the directions and video for the installation of the heat sensor #PS344761. It went very smoothly. Upon completion of the installation, the click, then the flame roared to life and I felt like a real do-it-selfer!! This was short lived. The wetness of the clothes had no effect. Something I did not do and I certainly know better was to check and see what was taking place before I replaced the "damaged" sensor. No, I was just so sure there was no need of that. You say, put the old back in and watch what happens....I recycled the old one immediately. Sigh! We have had two weeks of rain and I'm really tired of damp clothes everywhere. I will read other alternatives and report back. DClark, TX

My dryer stopped heating

  • Customer: Eddie from Inverness IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I first took off the vent in the back to check for anything restricting the airflow. There was nothing so I just vacummed then anyway. Then I took off the front door and then the front cover - note this model you can reach everything from the front vs. other models in the back. You should unplug the unit from the wall. I used the multimeter and after unplugging atleast one wire from each part such at the thermostat for continuity I determined that all parts were working properly. But the ignitor which is hard to test continuity wasn't working to I bet that was the problem and ordered the part. It came in two days and I was up and running. Be careful with the part when you remove and replace it is delicate. A little heads up - once you replace the part just put the door back on and turn on the dryer and see if the ignitor lights up and then the gas comes out. If you do not put the door back on it will not work because of safety features. Once it you test this was the problem you can then take off the door and put the entire front back together. good luck

Squeaking Tumbler

  • Customer: Christopher from Rindge NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My first thought was to replace the drive belt. I followed the excellent how-to video and, once inside, discovered that the belt was fine and that the right-hand drum roller was worn out and squeaking when I rotated it by hand. I should have listened to the other customers who said I should replace the drum support rollers at the same time as the belt. I did a thorough lint cleaning, put the dryer back together and ordered one roller replacement kit. It arrived in a just few days. I was able to lift the drum off the rollers and replace the bad roller without having to remove the drive belt. It took under 1/2 hour. There was only one omission in the video: I had to remove two metal tabs that hold down the dryer lid. Just one screw on each side. Recommendation: Purchase a pair of snap ring pliers. They make removing and reinstalling the the snap retainer ring a breeze in a tight working space.

My Dryer would heat once when cool and then not come back to full heat.

  • Customer: Mark from Goleta CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I started by taking the front of my dryer off and cleaned it out. Next i ran the dryer and watched the flame starter circut. The starter circut would work once and then not for a long time but i could see it was tring to light because the iginiter would glow white hot. I then searched online for my model number and found the part select web site. In a few minutes I found a dryer fault description that best fit what my dryer was doing. The part select site should me three parts it might be. I read about what the three parts did on the parts select site. Then by using the process of elimination, with the knowledge I had just learned, I narrowed my suspect parts down to one. The coil for the gas valve must be the problem. So I got my ohm meter and measured the coil resistance and I found that when the coil was room temp it had resistance. But it would get hot after one heat cycle and it would open up therefore causing the gas valve not to open......no heat! I ordered the part and it came in two days!!!! All fixed!

the plastic latch broke

  • Customer: greg from phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
im a car mecanic it was easy

door wouldn"t stay closed

  • Customer: Beverlee from Minneola KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went very well. Only took 10 min.

would not heat

  • Customer: Kimberly from Egg Harbor Township NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went well all except that the video to OPEN the dryer was not consistent with our model. After we overcame that, it was a BREEZE!!!!!!! I think it was the igniter, but buying the top three parts gave me peace!!

Front drum Felt and front glide

  • Customer: Danny from Spiro AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watch the video

paddle broke

  • Customer: Mamiko from Port Orchard WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy to install. thanks

Squeeking and rattling when loaded

  • Customer: David from Lena IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Removed 2 front panel screws and pulled out bottom to disengage top clips. Unplugged two light wires. Set front panel aside. Remove 4 screws that support the front drum support. Remove panel in back to reveal motor and belt. NOTE HOW BELT IT THREADED AROUND IDLER AND PULLEY. Remove belt from pulley. Remove front drum support and set aside Pulled out drum and set aside. NOTE ORIENTATION OF RIBS ON BELT. Remove snap ring on roller shaft inside of machine. Pull off roller and two washers. Replace 1 washer, 1 roller ,1 washer in that order. Replace snap ring. Replace glides on drum support while apart. Drill out rivets and remove glide assembly. Replace with new parts and put rivet in hole to align. Rivet into place. Make sure glide assembly is seated by forming it to front drum assembly. Align second hole and rivet together. Reassemble in reverse.

The part delivered did not fit

  • Customer: William from Estes Park CO
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was the wrong size part but we needed to dry a lot of wet clothes expecting it to work, it was too big to fit. Eventually cut off the sides and allowed it to drop in the lint filter slot but with no support on the sides, allowed me to dry the clothes but still must search for the correct part.

the screne in lint filter was tore

  • Customer: Jack from Camden TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put the new filter in Was a Breeze Thanks I got the filter in a feww days Thank again for your fast service

Worn out Lint filter

  • Customer: Josie from Los Altos CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the filter in the front door of the dryer. Part Select did an awesome job of getting the part to me in record time. Excellent experience.

Squeeking dryer drum

  • Customer: Robert from Henderson NV
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The whole job was fairly easy. The on line video helped prepare me for what I would need to do. My best advice is buy snap ring pliers. Without the pliers I tried for over a hour to remove the snap rings for the drum rollers. With the pliers it took 10 minutes to remove and install the new parts. Money well spent. I replaced the drive belt only because it was a relatively cheap part and I knew I was going to have the whole dryer disassembled anyway, so why not.

Dryer had no heat

  • Customer: james from southampton MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Take off the door, front panel screws ,pry off front panel. Unplug igniter remove burner assembly. Remove igniter , reinstall . Put burner assembly back on plug in test ,install panel and door. Done
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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