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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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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.

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!

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
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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.

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.

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
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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.

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.

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)

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
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watched video ( thank you youtube) but did not have to take door apart - easy !

Male door latch would no longer catch.

  • Customer: Joan from North Myrtle Beach SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After ordering the part, I read the information left by other users. I used a screw driver to pop out the piece, and then put the new latch in the opening. A gentle pop with the side of my hand, and the door latch went right into place. Who knew there was a second door latch on the other side that could've been used?

Door catch broken

  • Customer: Martin from Grapevine TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Push new catch in the opening, close the door and VOILA! the door stays closed. Please note that the cost of this part is exorbitant- it's worth about 50 cents but with shipping it cost about $11.00. Check your local hardware store first.

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.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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