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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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Dryer Was Squealing While Running.

  • Customer: Rich from Brystol, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was relatively easy. You will need snap ring pliers to remove/install the drum rollers and a rivet gun to install the front guides. I also replaced the drive belt. I completed the repair myself, however it would be helpful if you had someone to hold the drum in place while you installed the belt. After a complete interior cleaning the repair took about 90 min.

No heat

  • Customer: charles from detroit, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All went very easily

timer dot working/ heat not staying on

  • Customer: Timothy from Burlington, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the 2 screws holding the coil's in place took wires off one coil at a time tested coils with ohm meter found the two wire coil was bad replaced and scered the bracket that holds the coils back in place.PartSelect gave me a list of what was causing the problem and what the % of what was the cause,this helped alot Thankyou PartSelect

noise and play on worn shaft from previous damage

  • Customer: George from St Petersburg, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the dryer front then removed the drum. replaced the drum roller shafts and nuts. then reassembled the dryer. Note: only one shaft loose but replaced both while dryer dismantled.

dryer wouldnt start

  • Customer: kraig from eleva, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove front cover of dryer and drum. Replace

Thumping Noise while running the dryer

  • Customer: Michael from Windham, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What sounded like a drum roller problem, actually turned out to be a blower fan problem. Replacing the plastic blower fan which is mounted to the motor shaft is simple easily accessible from the front of the machine.

Mounting bracket for gas valve pass thru holes too small

  • Customer: Robert from Abilene, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took a die grinder and enlarged.

Dryer was making loud squeaking noise.

  • Customer: Cleon from Dublin, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
At first thought the belt was the culprit but with further research found it to be the drum roller. I watched the installation video on this site for belt replacement and replaced both drum rollers and belt idler roller while the dryer was dissassembled. The repair was very straight forward although the belt was somewhat difficult to install on the idler roller(had to hold tension and place belt on roller with one hand).The video was very helpful and now the dryer works great.Thanks

The dryer failed to heat up

  • Customer: Jane from Cohasset, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a 65-year-old woman with no prior appliance repair experience. I learned on the web that 30% of the time, the failure-to-heat problem is caused by the valve coil, and 30% of the time, it's the cycling thermostat. So I ordered both parts. I watched installation videos on the web. The valve coil was accessable through a front port on the dryer so I started there. I had to go buy a stubby screwdriver because access to the screws was limited. From there, it was easy to take out the old valve coil and install the new one. Just 5 minutes. I plugged in the dryer again, turned it on, and it worked.

Very loud squeal from drum support roller.

  • Customer: David from North Port, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was VERY please that the new roller came so fast(next day). I followed the excellent instructions on the video. I found the reason for the failure of the roller was the original roller had a metal wavy washer behind the roller and it broke apart and was ground up on the shaft which caused it to seize up. The new roller kit came with fiber washers. The video made this a very positive repair experience.

Obnnoxious Dryer Squealing

  • Customer: Mark from Sherwood, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I repladed the idler pulley and I just followed the directions on the parts select video. The video was a great help. The only thing I did different was I didn't unhook the wiring when I took off the front of the dryer since there was enough wire I could just flip it on the side of the dryer out of my way. Other than that I followed the Parts Select Video Directions to the tee. I just wish I would of ordered the Idler Pulley shaft also because I didn't realize it was pretty worn too, but I plan on ordering another pulley and shaft as soon as it starts making that auwful noise again.

Replaced pressure door switch

  • Customer: Robert from Dacula, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Too simple to describe.

Heat would not maintain itself throughout the cycle

  • Customer: Daniel from Lavale, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the two screws at the base of the front panel and lifted it up until the two clips at the top disengaged. On the bottom right the access to the coil kit, radiant flame sensor and igniter was very direct and easy to replace. The coil kit has two screws holding a metal plate and two wire connectors. The igniter is easy to replace, but be careful to only hold it by the ceramic insert. The flame sensor is on the side, which requires a 1/4 inch socket to make an easy reach. After installing these three parts there was a slight improvement in the heating, so I ordered the High temp. thermostat and cycling thermostat which ultimately did the trick. It sounds like I was throwing part after part at the problem, but now it runs like new. You have to remember this model is ~34 years old. It was just my way to troubleshoot the problem. Much better than buying a new dryer. Also Part select was very quick with their delivery. It only took 2 days for each shipment.

No heat

  • Customer: David from Crystal, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the Thermal Fuse and Cycling Thermostat first, since they were listed as fixing the problem 45% of the time and 19% of the time, but the dryer still didn't heat. I then ordered and replaced the gas valve solenoids, which solved the problem (but I ended up breaking the dryer belt while re-installing the drum, so that had to be replaced too.) In hindsight, I wish I would have ordered all four parts up front and saved a bit on shipping. Installation was easy, especially with the diagrams that showed where each part would be found.

Dryer was not heating

  • Customer: Sanjib from Livonia, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I opened the front of my dryer panel to see when the dryer was on if there was any gas flowing. I found that the ignitor was glowing , but no gas was releasing from the valve. So I figured that that is the root of the problem. I changed the old gas valves and replaced them with the new ones. It worked!! The whole process didn't take more than 30 minutes.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
616-630 of 794