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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer runs but no heat

  • Customer: Anthony from Friendswood, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Remove the door hinge screws to remove door. Then remove the screws opposite of the door hinge. Remove front dryer panel and locate ignitor (mine had a burnt spot and fell apart in my hands). Unplug electrical connector, only loosen ignitor mounting screw enough to remove ignitor. Install new ignitor. With the front cover removed I relocated my dryer to the front yard to blow excess lint and dust from inside the dryer. A lawn leaf blower works really well for this.

Dryer will not get hot

  • Customer: Robert from Ambler, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the flame sensor since it was believed to be the problem contributing to the lack of flame in this gas dryer. However, this part did not correct the problem.

dryer would not heat up.

  • Customer: Johanna from Mattituck, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Well I put the igniter kit in fine no problem with the step by step video instructions on line. But now the dryer won't even turn on....I don't know what else to do.

Dryer would not output any heat

  • Customer: Jason from Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy to repair. Pull off the front of the dryer (4 screws). Turned out I didn't need to replace the coils but I figured I was in there anyway, so might as well replace them. The problem I had was with the igniter kit. Finding a socket that would fit in the tight area was the hardest part of replacing all the parts. Super easy as in tools put away and drinking a beer in less than 20 minutes after I started.

burner wouldn't relight after 1st or 2nd heat cycle; in other words heat faded out; solenoids measured correct resistance, but would not open the valves once they heated up

  • Customer: David from Adkins, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed frt cover & drum, replaced solenoids, cleaned the unit interior

Dryer Not Drying Clothes on first cycle

  • Customer: Thomas from Glenpool, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the back off the dryer. Disconnected the old thermostat and installed the new thermostat. Connected the back of dryer. Put in a load of clothes to dry and the clothes were dry on the first try. Works like a new dryer. Saved a lot of money not having to buy a new dryer when all I had to do was replace some old parts.

dryer wouldnt heat up

  • Customer: victor from holabird, SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the dryer. Remove the front of the dryer,(it comes off very easily, just two screws near the bottom). Unplug the wires from the door switch. Find the igniter, unplug the wires, use a 5/16 inch wrench (or pliers or a socket) to remove the one screw that holds it on, then simply fasten the new igniter in place. Make sure that you DONT TOUCH the flat end of the igniter with your fingers or skin,as it will heat up in that spot and burn out early. Plug everything in, put back together. good to go. EASY!!

Dryer would heat, initially, but would not come back on

  • Customer: Kevin from BRAINTREE, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My suggestion is to read all of the items that may result in no heat, or insufficient heat, you will find your problem in one of the reply's and the right part to replace. The repair was made much easier, as I installed a Maintenance kit at the same time. Drum rollers, drive belts and tensioner. With the drum out, the coil retaining clip was a LOT easier to re-instal. If the drum isn't out, you can lift the drum up a little and squeeze a stubby screw driver in to loosen the retaining screws. You have to use the proper size screwdriver so you don't strip the screws, and maybe a pair of gas pliers around the handle of the screwdriver to give it a little torque to help loosen the screws, while keeping downward pressure on the screwdriver.

dryer made noise . baffle broke and was rollin around in dryer tub

  • Customer: jerry from Bath, SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws that hold the door on . set door aside then removed two screws on left side of door opening .this allowed the front of the dryer to be removed and easy access to get at the screws for the baffle

The dryer does not heat

  • Customer: Diana from Nassau Bay, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just knew it had to be the heat sensor unable to activate the actual ignition. I following the directions and video for the installation of the heat sensor #PS344761. It went very smoothly. Upon completion of the installation, the click, then the flame roared to life and I felt like a real do-it-selfer!! This was short lived. The wetness of the clothes had no effect. Something I did not do and I certainly know better was to check and see what was taking place before I replaced the "damaged" sensor. No, I was just so sure there was no need of that. You say, put the old back in and watch what happens....I recycled the old one immediately. Sigh! We have had two weeks of rain and I'm really tired of damp clothes everywhere. I will read other alternatives and report back. DClark, TX

Loud screaching noise from the Dryer.

  • Customer: sanjay from folsom, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found some youtube videos on how to take apart a Maytag dryer. It was possible to do so with the limited tools I had. I tested the possible issue causing parts and found that the idler pulley was the issue. Ordered the part online and it arrived promptly within 3 days. Replacing the part was very easy. Again, I followed a video instruction from youtube. The difficult part of the job is to take the dryer apart and putting it back together. The dryer now runs like a Hybrid car. The new iddler pulley does not look identical ot the replaced one. But it works and that is what matters.

Loud Squeal, lost two of the three baffles...

  • Customer: Bill from Forks, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
OK, so, we get this Neptune Washer and Dryer for a good deal from mom and pops. it's a couple years old when we get it. We go about two years with no issues then the motor dies out on us. Maytag won't even consider a warranty as we were not original owners. got an after market replacement and the fix, though time consuming, was fairly easy. I opted to not change any other components as we were short the cash...well with in a month of replacing motor, I get this horrible squealing from inside. I pull the front off and try to isolate the noise...yeah right, aluminum box...I lube both drum rollers and that fixes the issue for a month...then back to the squeal...every thing seemed to work right so we just lived with it for a year. i got tired of it and ordered all the replacememnts including two baffles that had broken off. Replaced both drum rollers, including one drum roller shaft taht had been the source of the noise, bearing failed and ground down about 1/4 inch from the top of the shaft. New baffles, new rollers and put it all back together...and still a small amount of squeaking, not nearly as bad but still frusterating. I am going to remove drum rollers and apply a thick coat of hi temp grease. I am hoping that will fix it once and for all. I used this web site exclusively for the directions and parts. Thanks you guys!!

Would not heat clothes dry

  • Customer: rick from Burton, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unplugged dryer and removed front panel. removed the screw that holds flame sensor and unplugged electrical wires. then replaced with new. Did not solve problem so I ordered the replacement coil kit and installed them using phillips screw driver and this solved problem. Dryer is working fine now. I found this site very helpful and would recommend it to a friend.

Dryer would heat up for a short time, then shut off

  • Customer: David M from Watertown, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I replace the Radiant Flame Sensor, but the problem remain. Then replace the two coils and the igniter. Dryer works like it should. If I were to do it over, I would have replaced all 4 components to start with. Thanks for good advice and great service.

Gas burner would shut off or not ignite

  • Customer: Stephen from Grand Haven, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found symptoms on Part Select website and confirmed that the problem was the coils. It was extremely easy to find and the site saved me hundreds of dollars on a repairman, labor costs and marked up parts. It literally took about 5 minutes to repair. Awesome site!!Thank You
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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