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MDG5500AWW Maytag Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDG5500AWW parts

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All Instructions for the MDG5500AWW
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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

The flame periodically came on for 1 second.

  • Customer: Michael from Littlerock, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since there were no troubleshooting steps, I had to start replacing the items according to the list that showed the parts that have fixed the problem for others. I ordered one at a time until I got the part that fixed the problem. I went through 4 parts before I replaced the gas solenoids which is what fixed the problem. By the time I was done, I could disassemble that dry in about 5 minutes or less.

Loud Squealing

  • Customer: Charles from Carlsbad, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
By watching the Video's I was able to do the job myself saving several hundred dollars as a minimum. I am a Novice when it comes to things like this.It took me longer time than someone who knows what they are doing but savings well worth it. Machine works fine now.

rib belt burst

  • Customer: Lloyd from Orange, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i watch the video on installing the rib belt and that mad it so easy that i went and bought a new lever.

latch broke

  • Customer: Jack from Kirkland, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace with new latch.

Dryer would only go through one heat cycle and then after that the dryer would spin with no heat.

  • Customer: David from Agawam, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had no idea how to take my dryer apart so it took me a little while to figure out. I hope by me writing this out my experience might help someone else fix their dryer instead of having to buy a new one. 1)I removed the lint screen assy by removing the 2 screws that hold it to the dryer top. 2) I popped up the front of the top of the dryer which is held to the dryer body by 2 spring type clips. Removed by prying up the top using a big screw driver to release it from the clips.3) Reaching through the top of the dryer and feeling down along the front there is one fastner on each side that holds the dryer front to the dryer body. I removed using a nut driver. 4) The dryer front then can be removed by lifting it up to release it from 2 hooks on the bottom that it hangs on. 5) The coils were located at the lower left side of the dryer as part of the gas heat assy. There is a bracket that holds the 2 coils in place using 2 screws. I removed these 2 screws. Then the old coils can be lifted off the valve post. Then unplug the electrical connector from the old coil and plug in the new coils. 6) Reverse the process to reassemble. After this my problem was fixed and my dryer is working great.

Rumbling noice

  • Customer: GERARDO from MIAMI, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Two things I must mention: First, ordering the parts was made easy by PARTS SELECT online ordering process. Second, after reviewing the PARTS SELECT tutorial online I felt so confident that when it was time to get started, I called my 13 year old son and with my supervision he did about 90% of the job. The drier is workin like a new one. By the way, thanks for the prompt delivery of the parts.

Drier stopped heating up

  • Customer: Daniel from Lake Geneva, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the easy to understand how to video. The drier was up and heating again in less then 30 minutes.

The door was not catching. The female part to the door closing mechanism broke. It was such an easy fix! Took about 30 secs to fix!!

  • Customer: Gary from Milford, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the broken part than easily snapped the new part into place..

Ignighter malfunction.

  • Customer: Robert from Park Falls, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door and elec connection. Loosened screw holding the ignighter and also removed elec. Removed old ignighter and replaced with new reversing the above process. Great service from PartSelect and would use again. Bob Lepper, Springstead, WI

Dryer not heating

  • Customer: Aiden from Elmhurst, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked to see if heating element was warming up by checking through access hole on front of dryer,it was, you know because it glows,so replaced coils and it fixed the problem. Important note, buy the coils as a packet, almost half the price than buying seperately. Thx everybody who sends in info, this is a great site to save people money on fixing appliances

dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: michael from Pueblo, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video. Made this a very easy repair.Will use this site for next repair.

noise while running

  • Customer: CHARLES from La PLATA, AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went good when i got it apart did not like the looks of the belt idler pulley ordered it @9 pm got it in 36 hrs reg del.also decided to replace high heat switch was getting very hot glad to say runs like new thanks for help video and fast delivery.

Dryer stopped heating

  • Customer: Kathy from Kingwood, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had just replaced the belt, rollers and pulley - didn't want to give up on the old girl. Ordered a new igniter based on what I read on this website. Got it the NEXT DAY! Popped it in in a couple of minutes and - YES - the 20 year old dryer is drying like she should! Thanks PartSelect! PS - I'm a woman in my late 40's and this is the only appliance I've ever opened up. Easy and very rewarding project. :-D
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