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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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Door Latch broken

  • Customer: Eugene from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered part ( door latch ) flowed instructions easily fixed same.

Coil replacement

  • Customer: Gregory from Morristown NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out AC cord from wall socket first! Removed the dryer door and front panel (2 screws each) Then pulled both wire connectors off 2 coils. Removed hold -down bracket over coils. Replaced both coils and reconnect . No need to replace electronic igniter for gas. The right parts were shipped faster than I expected. Easy job. The Maytag repairman remained unemployed once again!

not heating

  • Customer: James from Kingman AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
two screws on lint screen push up top two screws on front cover. two screws on coils lift coils off put back together. less than 10 minutes. all done

Rodent entered through vent, chewed through outlet duct assembly and vent screen

  • Customer: Donald from Danville KY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door. Removed screws from outlet duct assembly except for 2 hidden screws that were only accessible from inside the dryer between the drum and outer assembly. Had to pull back the felt between the two units to access the hidden screws. Used 1/8" welding rod to stabilize the outer drum unit so it wouldn't fall. Removed the hidden screws. Carefully found two screw receptacles and working only by feel, was able to install the two hidden screws. The rest of the assembly went smoothly, especially after marking where each screw went. Had to remove 3 wires from outer drum unit but marked them with letters signifying color and reinstalled easily. All in all, a very difficult job due to the two hidden internal screws. I would recommend a general handyman hire this job to a technician.

Broken baffle in tumbler

  • Customer: Kathleen from Newark NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched an online do it yourself video that showed how to open the dryer cabinet. It was extremely easy. I unplugged the dryer. Unscrewed four screws and two hex nuts to remove the door and open the cabinet. Then unscrewed two hex nuts that held the broken baffle. Replaced the baffle. Screwed everything back together and the dryer is like new. Saved a lot of money not having to call a service technician. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can make this repair.

dryer would heat on and off clothes not drying completely

  • Customer: Donald B from Milwaukee WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Undo 2 screws take units out, clean a little, install new parts and screw down, done, great site !!!!!

Lost heat after a few minutes

  • Customer: TONY from NEW EGYPT NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pried the top up, disconnected the door switch, removed two top screws holding the front panel, disconnected the spring and removed the front panel. Removed the screws and retainer holding the coils, replaced both coils and reversed the process. This was the third component I replaced to solve the problem....a cheap multi-meter and some testing would have solved the problem sooner. We now have the whole heat cycle.

Door switch broke when I took the front off trying to get at the drum rollers.

  • Customer: Brian from Grand Marais MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the front off, 4 nuts to remove drum support, removed drum, replaced roller, put it all back together reverse order. Popped the switch out pulled off wires and stuck new switch in replaced wires!

faulty igniter

  • Customer: Ronney from Glen Rose TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug dryer from service line. Remove the dryer front panel by unscrewing the 2 screws at the bottom of the panel. Unplug the electrical connector. Loosen the screw that holds the igniter in place. Remove igniter. Handle the NEW igniter with care (very fragile). Replace the ingiter, tighten screw and plug in electric connectors.

door would not stay closed/ mach turned off

  • Customer: jessica from marriottsville MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched video ( thank you youtube) but did not have to take door apart - easy !

dryer screeching when drum turning

  • Customer: JOHN from Lafayette IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed video instruction down to removal of drum, then removed circling, determined idler pulley bearing had worn and scored idler arm shaft, so ordered both. while dryer apart, I removed and regreased drum rollers, checked all sensors and cleaned out dust and lint from a decade of drying. everything went back together easily since I took good pictures with I pad.

The dryer was not getting hot enough to advance timer

  • Customer: Thomas from Buffalo NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair went very smooth. I was able to follow the directions on partselect and had the repair done in 15 minutes. I took extra time to test the continuity on the ignitor and fuses. I also used the shop vac to clean out the inside of the dryer. The best part I liked about this web-site is the fact that once I described the problem I was told that the "M" series style coil was the fix 90% of the time! $27.70 including shipping was all it cost to make my clothes dryer work like it did the first day we got it!!

Gas dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: Bob from Manhattan Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Wouldn't have had a clue how to gain access to the coils without online instructions. It actually took longer to open the front of the unit than it did to replace the parts. Following the online instructions I removed two screws under the lint trap door. I then used a stiff putty knife under the left and right front corners of the lid to release the top, which I tilted back. Per the instructions I easily located the two screws releasing the front of the dryer. You have to lift the drum a bit to release the front panel. Once removed I was able to remove and replace the failing coils and then reversing the steps to put it all back together. An easy job and the dryer is back in shape.

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
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
616-630 of 794