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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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making squeaking noise

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

Was not drying well

  • Customer: Carol from Ada MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first replaced the temperature sensor. That did not help and when doing investigation when thr drier was warm I found the vallve would open and close if I touched the coils

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.

Flame would go out after start up. The Igniter would glow not light

  • Customer: Jay from South Bound Brook NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair itself was not hard, Pop top, unscrew front panel and pull forward to get at the coils under the drum. --THIS IS THE KEY POINT i ENCOUNTERED: I tested the coils and the resistance was right according to the schematic. But still the flame would go out after while. --on a whim I pulled the front cover and tested the coils immediately after the flam wouldn't re-light.---When the coil got warm, it would open (no continuity). When it cooled down again the correct continuity would return. Replaced the coil and no more problem

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.

No heat

  • Customer: Michael from Mountain Center CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I removed the door and front panel which exposed the flat style igniter. I removed the bad igniter and installed the new. Reinstalled the front panel and door. Hooked up the gas line and fired it up. Works like new again.

broken pulley & belt

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

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.

gas drier would not heat

  • Customer: ellen from rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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replaced igniter

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!!!!!!

Dryer quit heating.

  • Customer: John from La Crescenta CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed two screws from front panel and lifted front panel away, Turned it to the left so I could keep the door switch connected. The dryer would heat when it was first started, but then the burner would go off and would not come back on. I ran the dryer with the front panel off and could see the igniter glow and light the burner, but after the burner cycled off, the igniter would come back on but the gas would not come back on. I could tell it wasn't the thermostat because the igniter would come on, so I knew it must be the gas valve, and therefore probably the coils. The instructions on the website said that the coils were frequently intermittent, so that seemed like the problem. I tried checking out the coil resistance with an ohmmeter to try to confirm that, but couldn't really tell anything that way. I ordered the replacement coils Tuesday night, selecting the cheapest shipping; they shipped on Wednesday, and were delivered on Thursday! Amazingly fast! Removed two screws from the clip that holds the coils in place, unplugged the old coils, swapped in the new coils, screwed the retaining clip back on. All done. Before I replaced the front panel, I watched to see that it operated correctly. I could see the burner cycle off, then after a bit, the igniter glowed, and then the gas came back on and lit, just like it should. Problem solved. Put the front panel back on, and that's all there was to it. Well, I did vacuum out some of the dust inside the cabinet while I had the cover off. Just out of curiosity, I checked the resistance of the new coils before I installed them to compare with the old ones. Couldn't see much difference.

heat cycle runs once then does not come back on

  • Customer: john from garden city NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
follow Steve the repairman's instructions they were very good

Dryer would not maintain heat

  • Customer: Joe from Freehold NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I started with the process of elimination, based on the web site part failure percentage...so I started with the cycling thermostat and thermal fuse, without success. Next, I placed an order for the 'M' Series New Style Coil Kit Part # PS334310. Which, are located behind the lower front panel

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions give in video.

No Heat at all

  • Customer: Rick from Zeeland MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first removed the two lower screws on front panel. Lift/Angle panel up and off. Coils and Ignitor are on the bottom rightside as you are looking at it. I Turned the machine on and watched the ignitor, it did not glow. After unpluging Dryer from Electrical outlet, I removed the 2 coils by removing a small plate that holds them in place. Checked them both with a ohm meter and got readings similar to what someone else suggested that they should be. I then removed the ignitor which is held in by one screw. I got no reading (infinite) on the ohm meter with the ignitor. I ordered a new coil pack and ignitor since they were both already out and they were not too expensive. I received my shipment in two days, put them in place. with panel still off, I plugged it back into the electrcial outlet and turn it on. The ignitor started to glow within a few seconds and a few secondas later the gas ignited. Shut it off and put front panel back on. Total job less than 30 minutes. More time spent online researching what the problem could be. Ohm meter was used to help identify that the ignitor was the bad part.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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