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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

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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...

Noise when tumbler was rotating

  • Customer: Darrell from Weston WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Actually I followed the installation instruction video provide by this website. Instruction videos are excellent for those of us that don't do this very often. Also, I would like to comment on how fast my part was delivered. I ordered it online one afternoon and it was at my door the very next morning.

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 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 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

Squeeky bearings

  • Customer: James from Gainesville GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the videos associated with the parts. NOTE: two videos showed turning the belt smooth side toward the drum, one showed it ribs toward the drum. Important thing is to assure the ribs fit into the grooves on the motor pulley with no twists in the belt.

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.

Noisy Dryer and then it stopped working

  • Customer: William R. from Seneca SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Like all of us we have a lot of home projects on our plate. Our 10 year old Maytag cloth Dryer had been make noise all summer, but other project repairs where higher on the LIST. A week before the 4th of July the Dryer quit working. I should of made the repairs much sooner than I did. I had thought one or both of the Drum Rollers was sticking and making noise. It turned out one Roller had worn it's bronze bushing and the Shaft it ran on. The biggest problem was that the plastic Idler Pulley had stuck to it's Shaft and stopped turning. The Drum Multi-Rib Belt then had worn through the plastic Pulley destroying the Pulley and breaking the Belt. It was easier than I thought to get to the problems parts. I looked at videos from PartSelect.com and got some good pointers.I ordered the replacement parts from PartSelect.com and received them in 3 days! I had the Dryer back working within two hours after I received the parts and before the 4th of July. I would recommend if you do this repair, order the Multi-Rib Belt, at least one of the two Drum Support Rollers, both Roller Shaft, Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing, and the Idler Arm with Shaft. For less than $95 I had the Dryer working like new.

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.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
736-745 of 745