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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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  • Customer: John from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Installing the new switch was a snap. With the dryer unplugged, open the top using a putty knife to release the 2 clips - one on each side. Lift the top and support it to stay open. Next, note the wire color and location for each of the 3 wires. Remove each wire from its prong on the bad switch by gripping the connector with pliers and pulling off. Next remove the bad switch by squeezing the tabs on the sides of the switch to release it. The switch removes to the front of the dryer. Install the new switch in the same method and reconnect the wires as before making sure the colors go back on the same prongs. I had to replace one of the connectors with a larger one (that came with the switch) since one of the prongs on the new switch was larger than the orginal (bad) switch. To do this, I cut the old connector off, stripped the end of the wire, and crimpted on the new connector. I had to be careful not to waste too much wire since there was very little slack to work with.

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
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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!

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.

Existing baffle cracked from age.

  • Customer: William from Renville MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Changed one (1) baffle, then checked the other two(2) and found them to br fatigued so we ordered and changed them also.

The short dryer baffle broke off and needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Nick C from San Carlos CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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At the top near the corner of the Front dryer panel are two 5/16" hex head screws that need to be removed. Pull back on the panel and two of the same screws are seen on each side. remove the lower set. on top of the top panel in the back corners are two plastic caps. Remove them. Using a 3/8" nut driver, reach in and remove the 3/8' screw on both sides. Now the top panel can be lifted up enough to see the screw holes in the dryer drum. Have someone hold the baffle in place inside the dryer drum. Insert a 1.5" - #10 hexhead screw into the hole through the drum and into the pre-drilled hole on the baffle. Tighten using a 5/16" nutdriver. Make sure it is snug but do not overtighten as you could strip out the plastic.Repeat on the second screw and then put everyting back together in reverse order and you're done. SIMPLE!!

Broken baffle in tumbler

  • Customer: Kathleen from Newark NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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.

Baffle came off

  • Customer: Teddy from Boca Raton FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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followed the instructional video and it was very easy. Videos are great

Right rear drum roller making a squealing sound

  • Customer: Randall J. from Shreveport LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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The first time I followed the video on here to determine whether it was the belt making the noise only to find out it was the right rear drum support roller and not the belt making the noise. I greased the shaft and put it back together which only temporarily fixed the problem. When I ed it, I misunderstood how to use the flat screw driver to fix the front drum felt sticking out and damaged the felt. I ordered the Drum Support roller kit and a new drum felt seal. After disassembling it again and installing the new right rear Drum support kit and installing the new front drum felt I started the reassembly. Like most things in life if you know how it's done it's easy but I wrestled with getting the new front Drum Felt to fold back and install inside the drum properly. This was the hard part for me. I needed one more hand to lift up drum, push in the front panel and get the rubber seal to set against the face of the blower assembly. A few choice words later, I finally figured out haw to get it all to go back together properly and properly use the flat bladed screw driver to push the felt seal back and seat. Dryer is back working like new.

Lint filter had a hole in it.

  • Customer: David from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This repair was simple. I had ordered parts for my refrigerator on this web site and it also went perfect and I saved well over $200.00. The videos show you everything. Don't do anything until you look here first!!

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)
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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.

intel dry stopped working

  • Customer: Dan Hoynes from Chesterland OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Ordered new moisture sensor, 2 screws and 2 wires. Back in business.

Replace two baffles

  • Customer: William from Brunswick ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions and the video that accompanied the replacements parts I received. First I unplugged the dryer. I then removed the two screws that attach the door and set the door aside, then two screws and clips on the latch side. I removed the screws that attached metal clips on the left and right side of the panel at the top, where it comes together with the top of the dryer. That allowed me to pull the front panel forward and to lift it off the tabs at the bottom of the panel, and I set that aside. I was then able to lift the top and lean it against the back wall, exposing the drum. From there it was easy to rotate the drum to find the holes to align the replacement baffles, and I installed them using the existing screws that I was able to locate inside the dryer at the bottom where they had fallen. (you can purchase replacement screws but they are expensive - you can probably get the same type screws from Home Depot or Lowes) I then reversed the steps and made sure I snugged up all of the screws, plugged it in and it worked.

baffle broke loose, screws were within the base of the dryer.

  • Customer: Thomas from Spring Hill FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I just followed the video. No surprises. I would let the screws on the bumper side of the door "in" but very loose until the hinge side was engaged (close tolerance on hinge side but very manageable). The video was great!

SOUNDED LIKE DRIVE BELT SLIPPING

  • Customer: ERWIN from AVON IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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PartSelect has on-line video instructional. I ordered ribbed drive belt after watching video. Easy off and on per video. Before installation of belt, I spun the two drum support rollers. Chattering noise from one, sounded similar to belt slipping noise, I was a bit concerned about ordering belt. Used snap ring pliers and removed both rollers, applied small film of automotive wheel bearing grease(high heat resistance) to both shafts and reinstalled rollers. Both spun freely and no noise. Continued replacement of original drive belt (original belt was cracked - this probably contributed to the noise as well). Inside of cabinet and all air ports vacuumed and clean. Operates like new and quiet again.

Dryer was squealing while running.

  • Customer: Rich from Brystol CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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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.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
706-720 of 745