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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

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Drum support shaft and roller were worn out.

  • Customer: grady from phenix city, AL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Don't attempt to start by lifting the top of the dryer. It must come apart from the front first. After acquiring acquisition of the top hold down brackets (Grey metal strips), you may lift the top.The dryer required complete disassembly as the drum rollers were in the lower (inside) rear of the dryer. Lots of sharp edges and corners. So be careful. But it's a job that can be done by a novice and I saved myself $500 by not buying a new machine.

Constant squealing during drum rotation

  • Customer: Brady from Belle Chasse, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Disassembled front of dryer, exposed drum and rollers, removed drum and replaced rollers. Reassembled dryer in reverse order of disassembly. Dryer functions quietly and properly as new.

loud squeaking noise with dryer running

  • Customer: Gary from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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watched the video.unpluged the power to the dryer disasembled the front of the cabinet removed the belt from the idler pulley and then removed the drum cleaned up the dust and lint in base of the cabinet and then removed the e-clip from the shaft on the idler arm removed the outer washer then worked off the pulley with pressure from a small flat blade screw driver removed the inside washer. cleaned the shaft and greased it with white lithum grease installed the first washer then the pulley then the out side washer then the e-clip but found that the pulley had a little side to side play removed pulley and installed one of the old washers on the inside along with the new one reasembled the pulley washer and e-clip the play was gone and the e-clip fit in the grove ok reasembled the cabinet and the noise was gone you could see the old bearing in the pulley was rusted

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
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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!!!!!!

Drying had starting making a loud screeching noise

  • Customer: Bill from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
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The noise started intermittent and got worse. After watching an online repair of a very similar model and same brand, I decided to tackle it myself. The problem was that one of the drum support rollers had seized up. The shaft that support roller road on was also a little sticky. The noise was caused by the roller hitting the sheet metal behind the drum support roller and scraping on it. I replaced the shaft and drum roller and believe that solved the problem. I ordered other parts for the dryer drum assembly and replaced them while I had it apart. I didn't want to take it apart twice so I didn't take the time to disassemble to diagnose it. I just ordered them all and replaced them all while I was in there.

squeking noises, squealing and noisy.

  • Customer: Patrick from Acampo, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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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...

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.

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
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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)
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The vidio was very helpful,it showed exactly how to do the work

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.

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)
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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
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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
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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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