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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: michael from Pueblo CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video. Made this a very easy repair.Will use this site for next repair.

noise while running

  • Customer: CHARLES from La PLATA AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went good when i got it apart did not like the looks of the belt idler pulley ordered it @9 pm got it in 36 hrs reg del.also decided to replace high heat switch was getting very hot glad to say runs like new thanks for help video and fast delivery.

Dryer stopped heating

  • Customer: Kathy from Kingwood TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had just replaced the belt, rollers and pulley - didn't want to give up on the old girl. Ordered a new igniter based on what I read on this website. Got it the NEXT DAY! Popped it in in a couple of minutes and - YES - the 20 year old dryer is drying like she should! Thanks PartSelect! PS - I'm a woman in my late 40's and this is the only appliance I've ever opened up. Easy and very rewarding project. :-D

Dryer door would not stay closed

  • Customer: Ruth B from Hempstead TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did a quick research online and found PartSelect to have the best price. I ordered my part on Monday 8/6 and to my tremendous surprise FedEx delivered it Tuesday 8/7!! I did not pay for overnight delivery. My son happened to come by that day and he took a small flathead screwdriver, pried the old one out and inserted the new part. Done in 5 minutes! PartSelect will be my supplier from now on.

No heat on dryer, drum spinning normally

  • Customer: Steve from Carlsbad CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched that igniter glowed for usual 15 seconds. Gas did not flow so tested solenoids for ohm resistance across leads. One was bad, less than 1350 oms (as I recall). Ordered the M series coil (solenoid) kit at Part Select, arrived the next day. Replaced them in 5 minutes. Took about 15 minutes to vacuum lint + dust out base of dryer area. 5 more min to put front of dryer 4 screws in and mount dryer door!

Squealing noise which got worse over time

  • Customer: Steven from Bayville NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dryer started to make a squealing noise which got worse over time. I went on the internet to research what might be the cause of the problem and came across your website which pointed to drum rollers, idler pully wheel or belt as potential causes of the problem. I watched the installation video on how to dismantle the dryer and upon removing the tub discovered it was the idler pulley wheel and bearing had broke. I ordered the parts and figured I would replace the belt while I had the dryer apart. The parts arrived the day after I ordered them and I was able to fix the dryer in about 45 minutes thanks to the video your website provided taking someone from start to finish in dismantling and replacing the parts that I had ordered. I won't explain how to repair it because I would advise someone who hasn't taken a dryer apart, like me, to watch the installation video. It was easier than I expected and will come to this site in the future for appliance repair problems. The dryer works great and I will get many more years of use out of it.

Dryer Making a Loud Squeal During Operation

  • Customer: Scott from Clayton NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I dissasembled the front access panel and removed the drum and belt. After turning the drum support rollers and idler pulley wheel I was able to determine the loud squeal was coming from the idler pulley wheel. Since I had half the dry disassembled I went ahead and replaced the support rollers,(they looked worn), drive belt, and the idler pulley wheel. The belt looked fine, but the dryer is about 12 years old so I figured it wouldn't hurt to replace it as well. The DIY video's linked with my order invoice where spot on. If you are changing the drum rollers make sure you have a pair of snap ring pliers- You will definitly need them. Otherwise you risk breaking the snap rings. I saved $117 doing this myself. Thanks PartSelect!

gas dryer heating intermittent

  • Customer: terrence from irving TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1)Pulled electrical connectors off each of two gas valve coils. 2)Removed two Phillips screws and removed coil retainer bracket. 3)Lifted off two old coils and replaced with two new coils. 4)Replaced coil retainer bracket and plugged back connector on each coil; total coil replacement time is less than two minutes. 5)Confirmed gas valve opens and gas ignites every time over a two day test period. 6)Re-installed door. Wife Happy. We spent under $20 for 'M' series new style coil kit; and the $7 shipping got it here in two days. What a deal! Terry Rahmer 8.24.2012

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Debora from Millersville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We disassembled the dryer, which was really easy because we viewed a video on YouTube, to determine the problem. One of the support rollers had all but disintegrated. It appeared as if the belt was in good condition, but we decided to order a new one as well as the drum support rollers. We found PartSelect online, and using the model number of the dryer, we were able to determine the precise parts we needed to do the repair. We also ordered some related parts in case we found the problem to be more extensive than originally thought. The parts came within two days. We were able to view videos on the PartsSelect website for step by step instructions. The dryer was surprisingly easy to repair, and with the new parts runs like new! As a note - we didn't open any packaging until we were ready to use the part. We were able to return the unused parts for full credit. I couldn't even get a repairman to come through my door for what it cost to repair our dryer.

no heat

  • Customer: Edward from Benton Harbor MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair was an easy fix, I removed the two screws from the brackets holding the coils, disconnect and removed them installed the new coils connected plugs turned on dryer and I got heat not bad at all thank you for the help

Tumbler was noisy

  • Customer: Jack P. from Gillette WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the front panel of the dryer to access the tumbler drum . I took off the belt and removed the drum . I then replaced the two tumbler rollers . I also replaced the idler roller for the belt . I found it easier to put the belt on from the back of the dryer by taking off the small panel on the back to get access to the idler roller and motor pulley. I then installed the front panel . The dryer runs very smoothly now .

Dryer would heat up, then cool off.

  • Customer: Sandra from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After researching the problem, I thought the solution would be to replace the two terminal coil valve, but wasn't 100% sure it wasn't the 3 terminal coil, so I bought both. the dryer is 13 years old so I thought it deserved new coils. My husband was away for the week and I had about 10 loads of laundry to do. I dreaded the thought of going to the laundromat, so I went ahead and ordered the parts, thinking I would call a handyman to install them once they arrived. However, I found a Youtube video showing exactly what I had to do and thought it looked easy enough. I unplugged the machine, removed the front hatch and the 2 small screws holding the coils in place. I unplugged the old coils, used a vacuum to remove the dust in the area and installed the new coils. I popped them back into place, screwed them in, replaced the hatch, plugged the machine in, and VOILA!!!! A dryer that heats!!!!

Dryer worked BUT NO Heat. Igniter did not glow.

  • Customer: Valentine from Windcrest TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Once I removed the igniter, I new it would be almost be impossible to replace. That igniter is SO Fragile. Be very very careful. I removed the gas tube assembly, where the igniter is supported. I installed the igniter and took a break. The difficulty was trying to put two arms in a small 6x6 cover access. I took another break. This is where the wooden clothes pin comes in. The clothes pin held the gas tube in place. The ice pick help align the screw holes. Carefully, I install the screw to secure to gas tube. Hand tightened and then used a small socket to do the final tightening. I did the smoke test and presto, the igniter glowed and there was a flame and heat. The dryer was fixed.

Clunking-knocking noise at start-up and when running

  • Customer: Michael from Branford CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the Blower Wheel. It had been stripped by the axel due to the large amount of dirt, lint, etc that had accumulated in its housing and eventually restricted it from turning. The clip had come off as well.I had replaced the Drum Support roller kit previously. But, that did not resolve the noise issue.

No heat

  • Customer: C. R. from Barringtomn IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove elec.plug,vent pipe, gas line,(small room). Remove two door hinges (one screw each. remove two door braces from opposite side (one screw each). Must pull out on door supports to slide out door. Remove front panel from two tongues at bottom of dryer. BEHOLD, 11 years of dust. Remove dust. Loosen nut on support bolt for the Igniter.(do not remove the nut). Slide Igniter off bolt.Disconnect plug from Igniter. Slide new Igniter in place. (avoid touching Igniter tongs)Reconnect plug. Just firm up nut tightness to hold Igniter in place. Replace: front panel,door,gas line,vent pipe, Elec. plug. Test with some damp clothes. May take a moment or two to heat up.Works fine now.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
526-540 of 745