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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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broken short baffle

  • Customer: Teresa from Acworth, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband, who normally calls a repairman for everything, followed the video and replaced the short baffle in less than 30 minutes from start to finish(this includes 2 or three trips up and down stairs to retrieve the right tools even though the video tells you the right tools to use). The part was identical to the original one and arrived in less than a week. Am very pleased with the whole process and am so thankful for the step by step video. The full repair was less than $30.00 for the part and my husbands time. I had been given a quote over the phone for this same repair of $250.00 to $375.00. Thank you so much and I will definitely buy from here again if it becomes necessary.

The ignitor would lite, but no gas from the valve, then ignitor would shut off

  • Customer: Lee from Madisonville, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was a fairly simple repair to perform with the dryer in place. I simply opened the bottom/front access panel to start, the door removes if you pull up after opening. Then I disconnected the two and three wire connector to the two coils. Next I removed the bracket screws that fasten the coils to the valve assembly. This was a little difficult with the screw closest, because of the small clearance and #1 sized phillips(stubby would work well.) The rear screw I managed to remove by using both a small flathead screwdriver(hex shaped shaft) and an adjustable cresent wrench. At this point, it was a simple matter of installing the new coils and the bracket, and then reconnecting the two plugs. It almost made me want to do laundry.

Horrible squeal when dryer was on

  • Customer: Genie from Dayton, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked YouTube and saw a video that described the removal of the drum, belt and rollers - step by step. Ordered the parts. Once they arrived, we realized we didn't need all that we purchased, but putting the dryer back together was easy and the dryer no longer squeals when on. YEAH FOR US!

rollers worn ,rumbling when drum turned

  • Customer: scott from auburn, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front cover and rear access panel took belt off tensioner removed front drum support removed drum replaced two rollers by removing snap rings and put it back together in reverse... The maytag repair man is still lonely

noisy and drum wobbling

  • Customer: Jeffery from West Linn, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installing the Front Glide Kits was straight forward if you watch the video. The guides resolved a part of my problem, but I discovered the Blower Wheel was cracked and out of round. replaced it and poof its fixed!

Dryer Not Heating

  • Customer: KEVIN from PEMBROKE PINES, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This repair was easy,, everthing partselect told me to replace, I did, they told me to purchase just the coils, but I replaced both the coils and igniter, easy fix, dryer works great, thanks for your help, saved me $150. 00 To 180. 00 In a service call and labor. Tahnk you

It woud begin to heat and dry clothes then it would stop heating before the clothe dried.

  • Customer: Thomas from Bath, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts Select said 27% chance it was the coils and 26% chance it was moisture sensor. I ordered the coils and it did not fix the problem, my luck. I have now ordered moisture sensor and the next possible part, the cycling thermostat. If one of these solve the problem I will still have much less invested than a repairman would charge.

Dryer would heat up at startup but not stay hot for long. Took forever to dry clothes. Started smelling a very slight gas leak about a week before the problem started. I suspect the coils have been going lame for quite some time. The dryer heats up like it was new.

  • Customer: dan from Orinda, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Downloaded a schematic of the dryer controls. Watched a UTUBE video of how to remove the front panel of a Maytag Performa dryer. It was pretty easy. Consulted your website and found out that bad coils are typical of the symptoms 46% of the time. I have bought parts from you before and happy with results.

broken door catch: female half

  • Customer: Allen from Seattle, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
noticed that male half was in good working order, so I just snapped in the new female half; without any tools. easy repair!

flame out

  • Customer: john from glen head, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
easy as pie !

loud noise

  • Customer: Rachel from Tabernacle, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched the video, took the dryer apart, installed the new parts, reassembled the dryer, video was very helpful .

Dryer worked but did not heat

  • Customer: Steven from Garden City, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed troubleshooting steps. Checked thermal fuse (shorted)- OK. Checked igniter (about 70 ohms) - OK. checked flame sensor - (open) BAD (should read shorted). This part is normally shorted then opens when the igniter gets hot causing it to open and thus turns on the gas flow. An open flame sensor does not permit the igniter to turn on.

New rollers replaced

  • Customer: David from Helena, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the guidance on video.

dryer would not heat

  • Customer: james from henderson, NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the gas igniter by removing the front panel. loosened the screw unplugged wire connector and replaced with new one

dryer started making nocking noise

  • Customer: Myra from Dillon, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found info describing the nocking noise found parts to fix it watched video on how to do the repair The step by step instructions made the job so easy We saved over 150.00 in doing the job ourselves. thank you I am amazed at how simple this turned ou to be.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
541-555 of 794