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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

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no more glow on the igniter

  • Customer: Jeff from Fleming Island FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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just replaced the igniter. No problems

Gas would come on initially then stop, no heat

  • Customer: John from Fridley MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This turned out to be easier than I thought. I opened the access door on the front of the dryer after unplugging the dryer and turning off the gas. I reached in just inside the door with a short-handled phillips head screwdriver and removed the two screws holding the two coils in place. The screws were pretty tight and a bit difficult to get loose but after serveral attempts they finally broke loose. Once I removed the plate that covered the two coils they just slipped right off, much easier than I thought. I removed the electrical connections then attached the wires to the new coils and slipped them back on their respective pins. I reattached the "cover", then plugged the dryer back in and turned the gas on and started it up. The flame fired right up, much stronger than before I replaced the coils and of course the flame stayed on. Problem solved. Repair was really pretty simple with the diagnosis being the biggest problem.

gas dryer would not ignite gas, therefore would not dry

  • Customer: Ernie from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove access panel on front of machine located igniter, removed nut that held igniter in place, unplugged igniter, installed new igniter. Done. On line instructions said to remove 5/16 inch hex headed screw. It was reall a 1/4 inch hex head. No instructions spoke of front access panel. But it was a very easy fix. I will most definately use this site for future repairs. I am very pleased.

high pitch squeeking

  • Customer: Jim from Chesapeake VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front of dryer, release belt tension, remove drum, remove old drum rollers, snap ring pliers a must, install new rollers and reassemble dryer.

dryer noise

  • Customer: John from Shoreham NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The web site video was extremely helpful and parts suggestion based upon symptoms prove as well very helpful. Your web site is an excellent source for future repair issues

Roller glides for drum went bad

  • Customer: William from Markham IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video to repair the glides my son and I began the process. After making the repairs and putting the dryer back together the drum would not turn. I told my son it had to be a bad belt He claimed it was not. After taking the dryer drum off we found the belt to be very brittle and worn. After calling around a shop that sold the part was found. Replacement was made and the dryer now runs like brand new. Thanks.

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.
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