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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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The igniter coil would not light up. Tumbler worked.

  • Customer: Edward from Plano, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Removed the door first by removing two screws. Next remove front cover by unscrewing two screws on the left hand side. very easy to remove the igniter coil. Just one screw. The plug connector just pulled apart easily. It was cracked. I replaced with a new one. However, the new ignitor cracked within 3 days. Had to reorder another one. When I placed the first one, I may not have screwed the ingnitor in well enough. If it is loose, the vibrations of a hot coil may cause it to fail early. So just a tip. My second coil works well.

No heat in gas dryer

  • Customer: Gregory from Palmetto, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove two phillips head screws that hold the dryer door hinges in place and removed the door. Next, remove two identical screws directly opposite the hinges. This allows the entire front cover to be gently pried from the dryer body. Below the drum, the igniter is mounted near the gas jet, inside a circular sheet metal flame shield. The ignitor is held in place by one sheetmetal screw and is electrically connected by one two pronged plug. Simply remove the screw, remove and unplug the ignitor. Installation is reverse. That's it!

boken igniter

  • Customer: Ronald from Homewood, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Quick and easy

Dryer Was Not Heating

  • Customer: MIKE from HOLLAND, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I will not bore you with all of the directions that are already written several times. I will tell you that it was really easy. The only problem I ran into was replacing the two little black cylinders. You will need a stubby phillips screw driver to fit inside the work area. Other than that, the replacement went well. I ran it with the front off first to be sure that everything worked. I am the family hero:+)

not enough heat to dry clothes

  • Customer: James C. from Cobbs Creek, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
always unplug from outlet first, unscrewed the back off and pull off the wire from cycling thermostat ,take the two screw out that holding it in place and replace the new one .Very simple and easy. Thank you for the easy step by step video to complete this repair. James

loud noise

  • Customer: Patricia from Shirley, AR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
we opened the front panel, removed the tumbler and replaced the rollers. put it back together and started up the dryer.Noise continued.again opened the front panel and discovered a warned-out blower wheel. Replaced wheel. Runs good now

Dryer was making a squeeling sound

  • Customer: Louis from Floresville, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
In a nut shell ,unplugged dryer, removed front cover and door. Removed snap ring , lifted drum a little, removed old roller, installed new roller replaced snap ring . Replace door and front cover and plugged it back in.

Terrible noise, Neighbors thought was my pet Lion.

  • Customer: Norman from Cocoa, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Video Was necessary. Rem 4 screws inside Door Rim, 2 holding Frnt Panel,2 holding Top Clips. Lay screws in a pattern for the re-installation. Lift top for no good reason. Left arm & hand- LEARN BELT THREADING. Move belt over back structure. Rmv Drum, Chge 2 back rollers & 4 Washers, back w/drum, RE-THREAD BELT CORRECTLY, Rotate Drum CW till belt tracks old worn path. Re-inst Top clips, Front Panel, have a beer, Re-instl Door. Rotate Drum freely, Start up. 2nd beer if Belt Thread OK. 1/2" of Rear of Right back roller was worn away due to Lion screaming.

High pitched squeaky dryer

  • Customer: James from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I never thought I could do this but just followed the video instructions. The dryer is so old I thought I would break off the clip that goes on the outside of the drum roller so I used 2 needle nose pliers to more delicately remove it. Definitely want to buy 2 rollers and replace them both since you don't know which one is the squeaky one. For this model you want to access both the front and back of the dryer for easier maneuverability. Had I known the belt was that old I would have bought that and replaced it at the same time. You might spend as much time cleaning the inside as you will replacing the parts.

Convert dryer from natural gas to LP

  • Customer: Douglas from New Lebanon, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The kit gave me parts for two different styles of gas valve and told me what to look for to identify one from the other. Very easy conversion.

Dryer would not come on

  • Customer: Newt from Daphne, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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When the dryer stopped working, I checked the two switches to see if they were good. The start button checked out OK but the switch on the door read bad. Ordered the part with the part number and put on when it arrived. Just a matter of disconnecting and reconnecting three wires. Very simple

Sensory Dry mode not drying clothes.

  • Customer: Richard from Decatur, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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(1) Unplug the dryer from the wall or shut off power at the circuit breaker; ensure power to unit is off. (2) Remove the door to the dryer by removing the two screws connecting the two hinges and door to the unit; lightly lift up on the door and pull to remove the door. (3) Remove the hinge covers located directly across on reverse side from where the hinges were on the door side where the latch is (two white covers) by removing the screws holding them to the unit. (4) Find the front panel separation lines (approximately 2"-4" from the top), grasp below the lines, and pull the front cover toward you to unlatch. (5) With the front cover tilted, gently lift up on the front cover to disengage the two clips from the bottom of the unit. (6) Locate the thermistor (towards center of unit) on the blower housing (bottom, left side). (7) Detach two wires (PINK) from the thermistor. (8) Using 1/4" nut driver (or socket), remove two screws holding thermistor to the blower housing. (9) Insert new thermistor, and secure in place with two screws and nut driver. (10) Reconnect two wires back to thermistor. (11) Reassemble unit in reverse order and power up. (12) Using Diagnostic mode, ensure thermistor is properly installed by checking for a diagnostic code of "1" or "2" during a cycle.

Dryer Baffle had broken & needed replacement

  • Customer: Fred from Exeter, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door &clips on latch side of door using a philips screw driver. Removed the dryer front panel by hand exposing the two metal clips holding down the dryer top panel. Using a nut driver, the two clips were removed allowing the top panel to be raised. The dryer drum was manually rotated to the location of the broken baffle. Using a nut driver, the broken baffle was removed. The new baffle was installed in reverse order.

Baffle came loose from sccrews,holding baffle

  • Customer: Robert from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Followed instructions give in video.

Existing baffle cracked from age.

  • Customer: William from Renville, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed one (1) baffle, then checked the other two(2) and found them to br fatigued so we ordered and changed them also.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
706-720 of 794