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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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Dryer would not heat.

  • Customer: Henry from Weston MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked heating element and it glowed so I replaced the ceramic gas valve regulators. 4 screws to take front off the dryer and 2 screws to replace part. Couldn't have been easier but I wouldn't have been able to do it without watching the video first.

squeals like a banshee

  • Customer: Steven from Irving TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
this was the second maytag dryer i've had this problem with. the idler pulley on belt tensioner is 99% culprit. u gotta take dryer apart from the front,and while u in there use external snap ring pliers to remove drum rollers (2)n lube w/high temp grease.not for faint of heart,or peeps with no mechanical inclination. good luck

rear roller drum and shaft broken

  • Customer: Bill from Midlothian VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions on the you tube video included in the part selection of the PartSelect part ordering webpage. The video described replacing the drum roller and shaft, as well the dryer cabinet / drum belt / etc. removal to access the broken parts on my exact dryer. Individual parts were less expensive on other websites, and I could find the you tube independently, however, the instructions included from PartSelect, quick delivery and professional service from Part Select were worth the difference ! My first experience with PartSelect, but not my last.

short baffle became unattached to drum and there was another short baflle broken

  • Customer: Lorenzo from Pembroke Pines FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
after watching the repair video on your website I just followed the instructions. It was real easy.I re-attached one baffle, installed a new baffle and tightened the screws of the third baffle.

I now have stripper sheetmetal screws

  • Customer: David from Kelsey CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did the repair has the video showed me.

Dryer eating clothes!

  • Customer: Larry from Mooresboro NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed video, took out two screws from bottem front of dryer. removed door set a side, used a nut driver to remove the 4 nuts holding the front drum panel, I used a 1/8 drill to remove 4 pop-rivets holding what use to be front glides,I put the new glides in cork parts first then the plastic parts, than used my poprivet gun to but in the new rivets. I put it all back together and now no more holes in my underwear!!!

Squeaky drum roller.

  • Customer: Robert from Spring Hill FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I took the front of the dryer off and removed the drum (of course, after disconnecting the power supply) Removed the belt and then the roller itself. I had to open a removable port on the back side to reinstall the belt but that was also very easy. The videos made it all seem soooo simple. Thank you.

Filter torn

  • Customer: Sovola L. from Alleyton TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out the old filter and dropped in the new one

Our dryer igniter wouldn't fire all the time.

  • Customer: BOB from SPOONER WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered the igniter from PartsSelect on a Friday and it was delivered to our door on the following Tuesday by Fedex. It was the correct part and was easy to install. We now have a dryer that ignites correctly for a $35 new part. Alot cheaper than a repair call. Thanks PartSelect.

Maytag Model Number LD0312 gas dryer does not heat up.

  • Customer: David from Lexington MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My Maytag gas dryer didn't heat up. So I watch a video to see what might be the problem. After watching the video, I open the lid on the bottom and put the dryer on and notice that the igniter wasn't getting red hot. So I knew that was bad base on the video, so I ordered a new one and watch the video on how to install it. It took me 20 minutes to replace it and now my dryer is working great. It only cost me $39. That is a big savings. Then having someone come and do it for me. It would have cost over $200.

Ignighter

  • Customer: Mark from Portland MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the old part off put the new part on

Old lint filter not absorbing as much lint as before

  • Customer: Cheryl from Vallejo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All I had to do was lift out the old lint filter and slide in the new one. No repair necessary! If it was something more complicated, then I would have had my husband perform the repair. When I ordered the replacement lint filter, PartSelect.com was very prompt in shipping the new one. I am very happy with their service!

Tear in lint filter

  • Customer: Dolores from Linden MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased replacement lint filter. New filter slid right into place. Since filter is new I just have to be sure the filter is pushed down all the way. I'm sure as the filter ages with use it will slide in fully all on its own without further adjustment. Otherwise replacement lint filter is just fine.

High pitch squeak or squeal on and off

  • Customer: Charles from Valencia CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was only "difficult" because it was the first time. The web site had good videos on how to open the dryer and access the parts. One user posted a very helpful suggestion. Although replacing the drum support rollers were highest on the suggestion list, the user suggested to also order the idler pulley wheel and bearing at the same time just in case that was the cause. I did that and sure enough, it was the idler pulley wheel that was squeaking.

roller noise

  • Customer: James from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I originally diagnosed as tension roller but found it to be a drum roller. Plastic had separated from the Babbitt bearing. So replaced both drum rollers and returned the tension roller. Only problem was the video was not for Maytag Neptune but a more generic dryer and I spent an extra hour try to reattach the drum belt. The video was the one that came with the email notification of part being shipped. Hook up to motor drive is backward from what the Neptune is. Eventually went looking for another video on my own and discovered the difference.
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