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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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Belt was squeaking

  • Customer: Kent from Sealy, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sorry didnt unplug it. Just took door off. undid next panel and moved it to the side. Took bottom front panel couple of hex screws. Lifted basket out a little took belt off and replaced with new belt reversed order of panels and started it up.

dryer vent air would start out warm when first turned on. then it would go cold for the remainder of time.

  • Customer: mark from alhambra, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i looked on you tube for trouble shooting videos.watched a few and was able to diagnose the trouble and make my repairs.

slow in drying, making a lot of noise

  • Customer: Byron from West Harrison, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions

dryer cycles but will not heat

  • Customer: daniel from mercedes, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front cover and turned unit on, igniter would glow red but burner would not start. ordered m series new style coil kit and installed. turned unit on and igniter came on and burner started right away. all thanks to parts select trouble shooting guide.

Problem with dryer.

  • Customer: CYNTHIA from East Haven, CT
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Someone thought it was rollers. It was not. Maybe motor. Will check out further. Thanks for good service, Cynthia

Overheating (Your going to love this one!)

  • Customer: Manuel from Jurupa Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced temperature control thinking the dryer was overheating and burning through the aluminum tubing to the duct. The next day the tubing had a hole again. Long story short, there was a rat coming in through a lint built-up duct outside. Hearing the blinds moving next to my bedside window at 5am. I see a rat looking at me. I leap up and it leaps out to the carpet and under my bed through our door and heads down stairs. I go into laundry room looking for it. I turn on dryer and it heads past my toes to the family room under a coach. I finally chase it out the back slider door. Thank God for PartSelect. It only cost me $30 to figure this fix out. Can you imagine paying a tech to come out and charge me hundreds to tell me I have a rat. lol

We were given an old but funtional dryer that had to be converted to use LPG

  • Customer: Georgia from Bridgeville, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The Maytag dryer had a removable front panel so it took only about 15 minutes to remove the front, replace the blocking plug and orifice and reinstall the front panel. I gave the repair time as 30-60 minutes since I took the time to vacuum the interior and clean the flame sensor. Great instructions were included with the kit.

pulley broke

  • Customer: Twanda from Childersburg, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I originally thought the belt broke, so I ordered a belt first. Once my friend broke the dryer down, it turned out to be the pulley. In any case, we still went ahead and put the new belt on since it had never been replaced anyway. I was not home when my friend put the pulley on, but my dryer is much quieter and running just great. I'm just glad I found this site online.

No flame

  • Customer: Rafael from SAINT PAUL, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
when I see its no gas flame, i deduct the flame sensor and the electric coils not fuction, I order tru partselect and that take me like 30 min. to remplaced those parts.

very squeaky dryer under load

  • Customer: Dianne from Pembroke, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My take apart, fix-it son, Had it all apart and fixed in under 2 hrs. Thanks for quick delivery.

Door hinge hole covers broken

  • Customer: Bruce from Sudbury, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed old screws, removed old plastic pieces, and replaced

Broken prong

  • Customer: Larry from Amarillo, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I began by removing the two screws at the lower part of the front panel. After removing the panel I was able to access and remove the broken switch which was located on the front panel. I popped out the old switch and replaced it with the new one, reattached the wires and put the front panel on and the jod was done.

Baffle sh

  • Customer: Patsy from Temple, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We took the dryer apart to get to the drum to replace the baffle that had broken off.We watched the video on your web site to see how to take the dryer apart.Now it works great and saved me $150.00 for a repair.

noise was loud all through cycles-sounded like something was rubbing on drum

  • Customer: RON from BUFORD, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed online instructions plus did extensive cleaning on fan blower and air exist chambers along with the removeable lint fileter chamber and any other dust inside the main cabinet. Cleaned residue buildup on belt and drum surface areas. Drum roller kits did not supply or mention the spring wave washers located on the back side of the roller which keep the wheels from moving back and forth on the shaft. All phases went ver well and dryer is now running very quiet again.

Baffle broke off drum

  • Customer: james from chesapeake, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair, replacement part fit perfect. Removed drier door, and removed front panel. I little tight but can reach the screw holes and re-attach the baffle, used the same screws found them laying beneath the drum...May want to order new screws just in case you can't find the old ones. This is a great site used it before for drier repair...Thank you!
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
556-570 of 794