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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Squealing drum roller

  • Customer: Robert from Worcester MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Watch the repair video. Hardest part was getting the rear plate that held the drum rollers back on. I ended up screwing two screws from front of plate so they stuck out the back so I could line up plate and screw in two screws in the other two holes from back of dryer. As far as having dryer all apart I installed a new belt. Glad I ordered one as old belt was dried and cracked.

dryer wasn't heating

  • Customer: ERIN from RED WING MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Followed the parts select You tube video. Was helpful. Note the Ignitor kit is very sensitive. We didn't need an ignitor right now but purchased one in case the other 2 parts didn't help the problem. We took the ignitor ( wrapped in a bag) out of the packaging and it snapped in half without even touching the sensitive end. Note handle with extreme care.

With selector swith turned on,can hear tumbler motor on but tumbler does not turn Replace belt.

  • Customer: Eugene from Galveston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Disconnect power & shut off gas. Repair entry is from the front, Remove clothes access door mark & remove all visable screws, push down on the front panel held up by two spring clips at the bottom of the panel. Remove the broken belt and make sure it matches the old belt. Remove left & right clips located at top left & right corners. This will release the control center panel top lid , flip up this hinged lid and secure it. Remove a secondary front panel that the tub rotates on. You can now install the new belt, ribs down on the tub & line it up on the marks left by the old belt make sure the belt is not twisted. Reach under the tub with your lelt and right hand , with your right hand flex the idler arm pulley to the left and lace the belt around the ribed motor pulley with your left hand. Reverse these steps By replacing the front secondary panel this is what the tub rotates. Then spin it, it will be a little stiff that is o.k. just as long it not binding. Replace all panels and door. Congratulations it's done. Plug in power & turn the gas on. Also replace that old plastic vent exhaust duct with a flex aluminum duct, it could be a fire hazzard.

Dryer squeeked

  • Customer: Shawn from Fort Worth TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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I bought a washer and dryer from a coworker several years ago. The set was already probably 15 years old. I used them for a few years, then ended up putting them in storage for about 4 more years. When my wife and I bought a house, the dryer came out of storage making a squeeking noise. It would go away after running for a few minutes, but those first 30 seconds sounded awful. I ordered the part from Partselect.com and it arrived on schedule. I followed the video that was posted on the page of the part and everything went as planned. I'm not sure how old this set is, but I easily gained a few more years! Thanks!

Dryer squealing when running

  • Customer: Gary from Hot Springs VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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After Goggling for Maytag dryer parts, I choose PartSelect.com for my purchase. Rather than ordering online as I usually do, I talked with a knowledgeable and friendly person via telephone. He answered my questions and the parts were ordered, with delivery in a few days.

This repair was my first with any type of dryer and I was quite apprehensive and challenged. The disassembly went smoothly due primarily to my experience with mechanical devices and the expert YouTube video for this project.
My goal was to replace the roller or rollers as the dryer had been squealing, which was annoying and potentially unsafe. The roller on the left was fine, although the roller on the right was thoroughly seized. I felt lucky to have a large Channellock to pull it off the shank. I sandpapered the shaft with 200 grit, cleaned it, and slid the new roller from PartSelect.com onto the clean shaft.

The first hitch was the lack of a very small snap-ring tool. The local hardware had a cheap model, which was too large for the size of the Maytag snap-ring. I live in Bath County, VA which is one of the larger counties with around 4000 souls. The next hardware is a 1 ½ hour drive. I decided to make this one work by filing the points to the size I required. This took an hour, however it worked. A second trip the hardware for a new snap-ring was next, having broken the old one.

The second and most frustrating part of project was rethreading the belt. Unfortunately, I had not noticed its position on the motor, pulley, or drum. My first try was logical but wrong, as it was too loose around the drum. For an hour or more, I tried and tried to thread the belt around the motor shaft, the tightener pulley and the drum. Frustration enveloped every part of my body and mind. Finally, (isn’t it true that the last try is the correct one?), I took a stab at crossing the belt to make it shorter to fit the drum. It worked. Relieved and ecstatic, I fastened the drum bracket to the dryer body with metal screws and replaced the front of the dryer. There are only two push/pull connection wires to attach the front to the body.

Disassembly and reassembly is straight-forward due to the superb engineering of Maytag engineers and excellent service provided by PartSelect.com.

long time drying

  • Customer: ALEXANDER from HUNTLEY IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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UN PLUG DRYER .TAKE OFF DRYER DOOR .REMOVE FRONT PANEL BY PULLING OUT.REMOVE 2 SCREWS HOLDING COIL BRACKET . REMOVE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS ,REMOVE 2 COILS .INSTALL 2 NEW COILS SAME AS OLD ONES CONNECT ELECT. WIRES REPLACE COIL HOLDING BKT. UNPLUG FLAME SENSOR .REMOVE 1 SCREW .REPLACE OLD FLAME SENSOR WITH NEW PLUGIN ELECT. CONNECTOR REPLACE IN REVERSE WALA ,,,ALLDONE BUTTON UP DRYER PLUG IN DRYER ..GOOD TO GO.

Making loud notice when spinning but drying just fine

  • Customer: Tracy from Nashua NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Loud notise when drying. Took apart and noticed the wear plates were junk. Shipment came in within 3 days. Video on website guided us every step of the way. This was our first DIY home repair on an appliance. Very happy!

No heat only

  • Customer: FERNANDO from SAN GABRIEL CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Check out the video, 2 Philip screw remove the cover ,remove igniter verify crack order the parts deliver less than a week,put it on test good , No Complanit.

Dryer tumbled but did not heat

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Williamsport MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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It was more then likely the ignitor but since your troubleshooting guide listed that any of the three could be the problems, and due to the age of the dryer, we chose to order all three and change them all while we had it dismantled. Therefore not sure which of the three it truly was but we changed them all, put it back together and now it is drying great! Thanks for the quick service and great online help!!!

One Drum Roller Was Broken

  • Customer: Richard from Middleburg FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Follow instructions on the web site and made sure I took pictures of the wiring before removing.

Gas dryer fails to stay lit.

  • Customer: Rene from Cullman AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After ordering, I determined that the igniter was not the problem. I've returned it for credit and have ordered an "M" Style New Series Coil Kit.

Gas dryer would glow but not ignite.

  • Customer: Edward from Montoursville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Repair was easy, remove bottom cover, remove screws that hold coil bracket, remove old coils & slip new ones on & button up. Dryer works fine now.Had the new parts within 3 days. Thanks PartSelect!

Making loud noise when dryer was running.

  • Customer: David from Athens TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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Removed front of dryer. Removed the drum and belt. This allowed easy access to the rollers. There was very little rotation of the rollers when I tried it by hand. I also took digital pictures as i took it apart to ensure I could get it back together. I did not purchase the front glides and they needed replaced so I had to order them separately. This cost me a extra shipping fee. So order them from the start. The roller shaft assembly comes with tworoller shaft washers. So don't order them extra as I did.

Dryer would stat but no heat

  • Customer: Quinn from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The part came in very quickly. If you know how to remove the front panel, it is very easy to repair. The hard part is to diagnose the problem. The first thing to check is the igniter. If it comes on then you look for faulty limit switches. If you have lots of training in electronics and appliance repair this is very easy, if you do not I would not try this. I have 40 years in the repair business, It still took me 1hr. to find the problem. the switch was intermitted, one time the dryer would work the next time it would not. Good luck and happy repairs.

The door would not shut

  • Customer: Deborah from Worcester MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pushed in the Door Catch, and it was fixed.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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