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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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would not heat

  • Customer: marc from bristol WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed fuse,radiant flame sensor. no help. bought a new dryer. i don't think the gas valuve was opening.everything seemed to be working properly,just no gas.

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

Loud squeak coming from rollers

  • Customer: David from Chino CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The online video was the extremely helpful in aiding me in the repair. Thank you so much for posting it. Couldn't have done it without it.

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.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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