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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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dryer wouldnt start

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

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

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.

squeking noises, squealing and noisy.

  • Customer: Patrick from Acampo CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the videos here on parts select and it all went pretty well. getting the dryer barrel back in place with a new belt and front and rear felt was a little challenging but it worked and my dryer works great; probably saved myself over $300...

Dryer was making a screeching sound

  • Customer: Cheryl from Bensenville IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the on-line video associated with the idler pulley wheel and bearing, we took the dryer apart, removed the idler pulley wheel and bearing (both - although only one was bad), replaced it by just slipping it on and replacing the locking washer (that part took some time because we didn't have the proper tool). The drum support roller didn't even seem to be bad, but we replaced that also - just slipped the old one off and slipped the new one on. The belt was a little more difficult - to make sure it was all in the correct space (we made sure we marked the front of the drum when taking it out so we put it back the same way). We did not even have to disconnect any of the electrical connections - just layed the front panel to the side. I probably spend an equal amount of time vacuuming the accumulated lint inside the machine as the actual part replacement took. The dryer works beautifully - I think I have already done about 8 loads of laundry since the repair and it isn't making a sound.

making squeaking noise

  • Customer: Richard from Winona MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The vidio was very helpful,it showed exactly how to do the work

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

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!!!!!!

broken pulley & belt

  • Customer: Allen from osceola WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and it was a breeze.

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.

Dryer was making a lot of noise, squealing.

  • Customer: Jeff from Boone NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed the Part Select video's for the parts I purchased and found those to be very accurate and helpful. It was the first time I've worked on a clothes dryer, but I am pretty good with my hands and with tools. The repair took about an hour from start to finish. I replaced almost all of the moving parts in my dryer, and now it works & sounds like new. I also took the time to vacuum all of the lint that had built, up over the years, on the inside.

Dryer made loud squealing noise while in operation

  • Customer: Ronald from Swoyersville PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Removed front cover 2. Removed drum support. 3. moved drum toward me off rollere being careful not to damage belt. 4.Removed snap rings from roller shafts.5.Removed and replaced rollers reinstalled snap rings reassembled. Works great. I bought the Maytag Bravos washer for 250.00 from someone wanting to get rid of it.The dryer was free because it made alot of noise.I took it apart cleaned it replaced rollers works like new!

no heat

  • Customer: Dan from Thomasboro IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered wrong limit switch had to reorder right switch and decided to replace the heater element as well. works fine now

Very loud sqeeling noise

  • Customer: MICHELLE from MEAD CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband and I followed the advise on the website and replaced the drum support wheels (Very helpful video). That wasn't the problem, still squeeking. Before we started buying more parts we took the drum back off and lubricated everthing that moved. Not a peep. Runs very quite now.

Cloths would not dry but machine runs

  • Customer: Michael from Neptune NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The gas would go on for a couple of minutes then of and not reignite. The gas valve was defective. Remove the front panel and door of the dryer then remove the screws holding the valve down after loosening the gas coupling. careful not to break or touch the igniter as you remove it. Reconnect and you're done.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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