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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 door was not totally sealing causing dryer to run for hours before clothes were dry

  • Customer: Faye from Franklin, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the dryer door to make the job easier on a tabletop. Removed the old seal which just popped out. I made sure to place the old seal down next to me exactly how I took it out in the event something went wrong, I could see which way it was facing. I pushed the ridged part of the new seal in the existing slot starting at the bottom....the trick was, I pulled and stretched the new seal ever so slightly as I pushed it into the slot and it went in beautifully! I am a 54 year old capable woman and was at first intimidated...but it was fine. I had to cut the seal a little at the end as it was a bit long.

The dryer was overheating & making a loud noice

  • Customer: Lynne from Rockvale, TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the entire dryer apart after watching a video online. Replaced the rollers & the belt & put dryer back together. Since I am a machine builder by trade I knew how to do some of this after watching the video, but not sure how easy this would be for someone untrained.

Sounded Like Drive Belt Slipping

  • Customer: ERWIN from AVON, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Worn Felt Drum Seals

  • Customer: Chris from Glen Cove, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I highly recommend inspection/repair of the felt drum seals when performing the belt replacement or any other repair. The felt is not glued into place. You need to gently lift each individual metal tang on the felt supports to remove the old felt. Gently prying the tang from the felt side with a screwdriver works well. (Don't bent the tang too far, just enough to remove the old felt. Once the old felt has been removed, install the new felt by placing the felt in position under the tang, and press the tang back into position. The rear felt should be started clockwise, and the front felt started counterclockwise. This is to insure the overlap of the beginning and end of the felts are correct (the drum rotates clockwise). The felts need to be flared out (flexed over the metal tangs) to allow the drum to be re-installed. You will have to kind of fight the drum back into position, as the new felts are not worn in. (Don't forget to put the drive belt around the drum before installing the drum and the front ring!) reassembly of the drum and front ring will be somewhat difficult. The felt will be pushing against the drum. Once the drum and front ring are re-installed in the cabinet, make sure the drum seals are properly set by pushing the felt outward along the drum's outside edge from inside the dryer. The side of the felt should rub against the drum. You should not see the top edge of the felt.

Dryer noisy, burning rubber smell.

  • Customer: Daniel from Fairview, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Never repaired a dryer before. Looked at video clips on YouTube - invaluable. Highly recommend others do the same when figuring how to disassemble and reassemble.

Baffle Found Broken in Dryer

  • Customer: Robert from Parlin, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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DISCONNECT THE DRYER FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET. Using a Philips head screwdriver: Remove the (2) screws holding the door hinges to the dryer. Remove the (2) screws from the opposite side of the door. Pull the top of the front panel of the dryer towards you. Simply lift the panel up off of the guides located at the bottom of the dryer. Rotate the tumbler so that the baffle to be replaced is at about 5:00 (bottom right) of the unit. Using a socket wrench, you should be able to easily insert the screws from beneath the tumbler into baffle. Tighten the screws, but don't over tighten. The best things you can do for your dryer is to clean out any dust or lint that is visible while the dryer is open. Reassemble the dryer. Place the front panel into the bottom guides and snap the top of the panel back into place. Reattach the door and the screws opposite the door. You should be good to go. (REMEMBER: DO NOT WORK ON DRYER UNTIL IT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THE ELCTRICAL OUTLET)

No heat

  • Customer: Steven from Oak Lawn, IL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I feel like I have a new dryer now. I replace 3 of the 4 main components using parts select. Not only did they ship next day, but the tutorial videos with Steven were right on the money and self explanative.

no fire after 6 min of running time

  • Customer: greg from Hamilton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
flame sensor was a little tricky since a wrench was necessary since there was no clearance buy pretty simple put back plug in started still no heat after 6 min running time . now it coil kit so simple was surprised change out both and put cover back on plug in started and been drying ever since thanks for all your help

Dryer not staying hot

  • Customer: Lee from St. Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered thermal fuse and cycling thermostat

Our dryer would not ignite, so I figured it was the radiant flame sensor. Well, I out that in and still nothing. I found out that the Tube Burner was also burned off on the flame end, by the igniter. I also ordered that part. installed it, and it works beautifully.

  • Customer: Rodney from Zimmerman, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On the Amana dryer, I had to remove the top panel. then the front panel to access the burner assembly. I also had to remove the gas pipe coming to the burner, because I replaced the tube burner assembly at the same time. There is only one screw that holds that back end of that gas pipe. The thermal flame sensor is on the left side of the burning chamber, with only one small Phillips head screw. just remove the 2 wires, keeping track of which terminal they belong. Just twist the sensor out of the small slot, and out it comes. The tube burner assembly is fastened with 2 screws. The entire burner assembly comes out in one piece, but be real careful not to bang the igniter when removing it. The coil assembly has 2 wires, which you cannot get wrong, because one has 2 prongs, the other has 3 wires.The local repair shop wanted 90 bucks per hour, plus parts, and I installed both the burner tube and radiant flame sensor for around $80.

Flame when out to fast. Dryer did not get hot enough.

  • Customer: Neil from Harwich, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Unplugged electrical cord to dryer. removed the front cover 2 screws on the bottom. Lifted front cover off. Unplugged the 2 wires going to the old flame sensor. Used nut driver to remove 1 screw holding the flame sensor in. Removed old sensor replaced with new one. Reattached the 2 wires back on to the new flame sensor. Tested. Flame stayed on longer! Dryer works great dryer is 20 years old and still running like new now. Part was the exact match I needed.

Constant squealing during drum rotation

  • Customer: Brady from Belle Chasse, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled front of dryer, exposed drum and rollers, removed drum and replaced rollers. Reassembled dryer in reverse order of disassembly. Dryer functions quietly and properly as new.

Dryer was squealing!Very horrible and high pitched as if "on its last leg"!

  • Customer: Jason from Spring, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took it apart and drum rollers were almost completely gone!As a matter of fact rollers had separated from bearings.Very easy job,but took me longer than usual due to me not being properly prepared for job!I did not have a set of ring pliers,so I used needle nose and a screwdriver!Let me stress......make sure you have ring pliers and this job takes 30 minutes tops!!!!!!

loud squeaking noise with dryer running

  • Customer: Gary from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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watched the video.unpluged the power to the dryer disasembled the front of the cabinet removed the belt from the idler pulley and then removed the drum cleaned up the dust and lint in base of the cabinet and then removed the e-clip from the shaft on the idler arm removed the outer washer then worked off the pulley with pressure from a small flat blade screw driver removed the inside washer. cleaned the shaft and greased it with white lithum grease installed the first washer then the pulley then the out side washer then the e-clip but found that the pulley had a little side to side play removed pulley and installed one of the old washers on the inside along with the new one reasembled the pulley washer and e-clip the play was gone and the e-clip fit in the grove ok reasembled the cabinet and the noise was gone you could see the old bearing in the pulley was rusted

Drying had starting making a loud screeching noise

  • Customer: Bill from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The noise started intermittent and got worse. After watching an online repair of a very similar model and same brand, I decided to tackle it myself. The problem was that one of the drum support rollers had seized up. The shaft that support roller road on was also a little sticky. The noise was caused by the roller hitting the sheet metal behind the drum support roller and scraping on it. I replaced the shaft and drum roller and believe that solved the problem. I ordered other parts for the dryer drum assembly and replaced them while I had it apart. I didn't want to take it apart twice so I didn't take the time to disassemble to diagnose it. I just ordered them all and replaced them all while I was in there.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
706-720 of 794