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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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Idler wheel bearing wore out

  • Customer: Halsy from Rockledge, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed your instructions to the letter. It was very easy. Your shipping time was unbelievable. 1-1/2 days.

No heat just tumble

  • Customer: Mario from SAN DIEGO, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the bottom panel w/ 1/4 nut driver to access the flame sensor and easy fix.

squeeeeeeeeeeeek

  • Customer: J M L from cedar valley, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I told my 14 year old to watch the video and fix it. then he did and I was happy.

filter had a tear.

  • Customer: gerald from belmont, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just replaced filter.

Tall baffle needed to be replaced

  • Customer: David from Spring Valley, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the dryer door and took out the two screws holding the door hinges to the frame, and the corresponding two screws on the other side. Pulled the front of the dryer forward and down, and unhooked it from the bottom. Undid the two screws under the front lip of the top to lift the top; it flipped back and rested against the wall. Rotate the drum till the baffle you want to replace is on top, undo the two screws, replace baffle. I also tightened the screws in the other baffles; a couple of them were a little loose. While you're in there, get your vacuum cleaner and clean out the lint and stuff. Then reverse all the steps to put things back together again. There's a YouTube video on how to take the front/top off the dryer which was helpful.

Dryer makes a sqealing sound

  • Customer: Gil from North Hollywood, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I googled the model number and partselect.com was the first hit. I picked the the correct parts and it even showed me a video on how to replace the parts. Pretty easy to do and saved me from buying a new dryer:-) The repair was done in 20 minutes.

the baffle broke off

  • Customer: Scott from Olyphant, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair was a breeze i think it took more time to get the door off than it did to do the actual repair. there are 2 hinges on the door(on the right side) and 2 clips on the left side, after removing these the front of the dryer just pops off. once the door and the front panel are off you need to turn the barrel to get to the side with the broken baffle,it seems if you work from the right side you have a little more room,then just line it up and use a small rachet and socket to tighten it up.this is also a good time to vaccuum inside the dryer to help prevent a lint fire. and that's it very easy

Torn lint filter

  • Customer: Dennisd from Waco, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced

sqealing sound bad bearing

  • Customer: David from Las Cruces, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced both roller supportsstill sqealing need advice to proceed

sweaking noise

  • Customer: DAVID from CLEVELAND, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced all of the moving parts except for the motor. I purchased an Arrow rivet gun for around $15.00 at Lowe's and the O-ring pliers for around $15.00. Both of these tools are needed to complete the replacement of the front glide kit (rivet gun) and the drum rollers ( o-ring pliers). I would consider the job as moderately easy for a do it yourself person. My Maytag is 15years old and I hope to get another 15 out of it, ok maybe I am stretching it, I"ll try till it dies. DB

no heat

  • Customer: Carol from GRANT, MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We had watched the video on on part which was on a Maytag dryer. When parts came we had understood by the information on the computer order that there would be some instructions on the repair. Well only the parts came. But my friend was able to figure out the repair. Working fine now! It was very helpful to figure out what parts we needed by the web site questions.

A lot of noise coming from the front of the dryer.

  • Customer: David from Kingston, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the front of the dryer it was evident that the blower boss had broken where the motor shaft comes through and is attached. I removed a few more parts to make the blower more accessible and removed it. I then machined a new boss and attached it to the blower and reinstalled it.I then did a quick continuity check on the three thermostats since the dryer was already apart.I discovered one was faulty and ordered a new one from you.That repair took all of five minutes.The irony of the whole thing is that while I was ordering the thermostat from you,I asked out of curiosity,if the blower was still available. As it turns out it still is but the new machined part worked out great and the dryer was back up and running in no time.

Thanks again,
Dave

Dryer was making an awful clunking sound.

  • Customer: Tom from Flower Mound, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled it apart and found the bad roller. I did a Bing search on the part number and then went to a Maytag site with parts. I got through the drawings quickly and ordered the part. I was disappointed that US Mail was not offered as a shipping alternative for free.
The part arrived in three days. I again pulled it apart and had difficulty getting the snap ring off. I used a screw driver to eventually get it off. I reassembled the Dryer with the new drum wheel, however, I could not figure out a way to get the snap ring on so I went to the Home Depot (1.5 miles) and got the only snap ring tool they had. When I got home, I had the ring back on in a minute and the dryer back together in about 10 minutes. My wife says it runs like new.

Clothes not drying, no heat in dryer

  • Customer: Rodney from Hamburg, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The instructions on the Parts Plus website were useful. The instructions would have been more useful if they stated where the screws were that needed to be removed. There's 2 screws located inside the left side of door with plastic spacers that need to be removed. Then on the right side there are 2 screws holding the hings in place. These 2 screws need to be removed as well in order for the front panel to be removed. Once you have it open, I'd advise vaccuming out all of the lint inside, along with down in the lint catcher as best as you can. This will help in prolonging the life of the dryer and prevent a fire hazard.

Dryer made a noise upon pressing the start button and the drum would not turn

  • Customer: Jan from Julian, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My Husband dismantled the entire dryer to reach the glides on the drum and the belt. After waiting several days for the parts to arrive, he installed new glide kits and the new belt. Unfortunately the parts did not solve the problem. The dryer still makes the noise upon pressing the start button and the drum will not turn. In addition, now the dryer smells like it's on fire! My Husband says it's the motor.. which will lead us to purchase a new dryer.
All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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