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Large Capacity Dryer with Sanitize Cycle and PowerDry System - 7.4 cu. ft.

Model # MED5500FW

 4.8 out of 5 (430 Reviews)

Available in 2 Color(s)

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Features:

  • Largest Loads, Evenly Dried
  • Steam Refresh Cycle
  • Rapid Dry Cycle
  • PowerDry Cycle
  • Advanced Moisture Sensing
  • American Pride
  • 10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on Drive Motor and Drum
  • Maytag® Commercial Technology
  • 7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity
  • Steam-Enhanced Dryer
  • Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam
  • Wrinkle Control Cycle
Dimensions
Depth 31.0 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 51.0 in
Height 39.0 in
Maximum Height 39.0 in
Minimum Height 38-3/4 in
Width 27.0 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant Yes
Fuel Type Electric
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Appearance
Door Style Side Swing
Reversible Door Yes
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Cycles and Options
Cycle Time Remaining Yes
Lint Filter Indicator Yes
Number of Dryer Cycles 9
Number of Dryness Levels 3
Number of Temperatures 5
Details
Drum Material Powder Coat
Drying Rack No
Interior Light Yes
Moisture Sensor Yes
Quad Baffles Yes
Steam Hose Y Connector No
Ventilation System
Maximum Vent Length 64
Venting Direction Left, Right, Bottom, Rear
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Hz 60
Watts 5400

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4.8

out of 5 (430 Reviews)

96% of reviewers recommend this product.

lint goes through filter

Submitted by yardman - only two months old. not happy with lint filter.

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Best one I have owned

Submitted by Billygoat - New Purchase and works well so far.

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Great

Submitted by Fran the crafter - Really happy with it.

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Great

Submitted by Chas - Lives up to its name, great product

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Great features

Submitted by Grandma - Steam refresh cycle works great

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Dryer delivers quality

Submitted by Sal - This is by far the best dryer I have ever bought, the matching washer spin dries the clothes so well that the dryer completes the cycle quickly. It is quiet, and vibration free.

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Great so Far

Submitted by SAKURA - I bought this on 5/23/17 and I received this dryer on 7/9/17. Haven't had a chance to use it too much yet. Has some great features. Dry times are longer than my Maxima 6000. One thing I would like to see, changed is the inside of the door. The Maytag Maxima 6000 has a great door. Keeps the clothes from tumbling against the door. This dryer has a flat door and I noticed that the clothes tumble against the door and on top of the lint trap. Not sure if things will snag from drying that way. I hope this last longer than my Maxima 6000, since it was only a little over 5 years old, with light use. Can't say too much more, because Its only been used about about 9 times.

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Great features, quiet.

Submitted by Carol K - My LG pair both had issues, so I had to quickly pick a washer/dryer set. My primary feature was steam - if you're familiar with early LG front loaders, the steam feature comes from an insert, not piped in. This dryer is piped in and the steam setting works beautifully. The large capacity drum is well lit and easy to load. I still haven't worked out the kinks for drying bedding - but I'm certain I'll figure that out as well. Excellent product!

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Works great, very quiet

Submitted by Mary - This was delivered two weeks ago and since I loved my previous dryer I thought nothing could take its place. Well, I was wrong. I absolutely love this dryer. It actually dries in much less time than my old one. I also like the fact that this is made in the USA.

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Awesome dryer

Submitted by Emtpfd - Works great large capacity. Like the steam refresh cycle.

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washer dryer

Submitted by salvatore - This unit replaced a GE model , The direct drive was the winning factor in my decision, the GE model was a belt drive. Nothing but trouble!

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Super Dryer

Submitted by NeeNawKat - Replaced 6-year old machine. So glad we did. Love everything about it. Very easy to use.

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Great Features

Submitted by Ave - My daughter bought this dryer for me Memorial Day Weekend. The features are fantastic. The clothes are dry and wrinkle free.

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Large capacity - quick dry time

Submitted by Spider Lady - I am replacing my old Maytag Neptune set bought 16+ yrs ago. I think I like everything about this dryer. Large capacity - dries quickly.

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This is the One

Submitted by knite63 - I purchased the black stainless steel top loader washer and dryer set. They are absolutely fab...and very quite, effective and cleans & dry very efficiently. Highly recommend Maytag.

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We love it

Submitted by John Lee - We bought this for our new house, compare to our previous one, it is much more efficient, quite. Love it

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Great Equipment

Submitted by Fred - We spent days studying which washer and dryer set to purchase, and after two weeks we narrowed the choice down to the 5500 series. Being as the 5500 is almost like the 8200 which wast rated at the very top by Consumer Reports, and they said the 5500 performed like the 8200, we made that choice. We have been using the washer dryer set now for several weeks and my wife is very happy. They are energy and water efficient, quite, good looking, have many good features, and made in the USA. We are very pleased.

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1-mth new

Submitted by Josh - Replaced a Whirlpool Duet. Controls sophisticated and supporting instruction manuelas not the best. Dryer works very well, able to manage drying time / temps very easily. Confused about "Good Air Flow" indicator - as it doesn't even light up with "no" exhaust duct attached (tested) and our exhaust duct is a straight up metal conduit with only minor 30 degree elbows to roof vent ? Not as quiet as the Duet was, but works well.

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awesome

Submitted by Fernanda - beautiful and work perfectly! love you guys!!

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Excellent Dryer

Submitted by Texas Newlywed - I purchased the matching washer and dryer set as we moved and didn't have appliances. These were one of the highest rated models in Consumer Reports (independent testing organization) & I can see why. Easy to use, lots of options available, great capacity, fits easily in our standard utility room, I even use the nice large space on the top as a folding area! I don't find it hard to load even without the pedestal to raise it. Dryer times are quick and it is energy efficient. Sensors are accurate so items actually are dry when it says "done". There is an option to get a rack accessory for drying shoes etc and I probably will so that. Couldn't be any more pleased with this dryer!

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Great Dryer

Submitted by Brett - Dryer works great. Love the settings options.

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Drys well

Submitted by Elliot - Excellent

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Dryer

Submitted by M - Great unit to date. No issues

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Solid dryer

Submitted by Jerry - It dries clothes and matches the new washing machine.

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Not a Good Machine!

Submitted by Cher - This is loud and not what I wanted in a washer or dryer. Would not buy again.

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User Friendly

Submitted by Woody - I am very pleased with my purchase.

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Great dryer!

Submitted by Nana S - I love this dryer! It's so gentle on your clothes. Large sheets don't get all tangled up and they dry evenly. It's quiet, with plenty of cycles to choose from.

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Great dryer.

Submitted by Steve - Couldn't be more pleased at this point.

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As Advertised

Submitted by Harris Haus - We've had this dryer for about a month now. Definitely an upgrade from our old unit. So far, so good!

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Best dryer ever

Submitted by First time having magtag - We bought this Maytag dryer a month ago. It is a great dryer. Drys clothes fast. Has a wrinkle free setting. It's tells you to empty the lent trap before you dry. Very low noise level . It has a seam setting. And it was very affordable. We love our dryer. Very stylish.

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Maytag Front Load Washer

Submitted by Opa - After only about 5 months the washer broke and it has taken three weeks so far and it still is NOT fixed! First replacement part came in to the repair shop BROKEN so they had to reorder. WE had to call THEM for a status and that is unacceptable service! VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE SERVICE!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Good dryer

Submitted by RetiredInParadise - Seems to be a good dryer. I don't understand some of the dryer timers as it can show 15 or 20 minutes left and I open the door and the clothes are dry.

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Great dryer!

Submitted by Kelly - We've had for about a month. Quick drying times!

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Multiple options for care of clothes

Submitted by Grandma Nicey - I purchased it in February had considered exchanging because it's seem to be for commercial use or business. But reconsidered even though I'm a grandmother it has been a good investment for good quality care for my clothes with multiple featured care options. I'm pleased satisfied and worry-free....

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GREAT FRONT LOADER

Submitted by flowergirl88 - We moved and bought this to replace the top loader we left at the last house - this is clearly superior in every way - washes clothes much better with no lint eve left on anything! Love it!

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steam feature quite nice

Submitted by none - very impressive

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love it.

Submitted by moatana - Had it for 8 weeks the best.

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maytag

Submitted by n-a - over a month old

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Perfect!

Submitted by Kimi - Clothes come out perfect! Even wrinkle free! Easy to use!

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Great dryer

Submitted by none - Very happy with this dryer.

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Runs quietly

Submitted by Mama Tessie - We have 6 kids and it is drying whatever we put in. Easy to use - even for kids.

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So far, so good

Submitted by DanB - It plays lots of tones, but otherwise works well.

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Love this dryer

Submitted by Buckeyegal17 - As I stated in my review of the matching washer, we chose Maytag based on the recommendation of a friend who owns an appliance repair business. He told us he does far less repairs on Maytag than any of the other brands. We use LP gas as our heat, cooking and dryer source but decided to make the switch to electric when purchasing this new dryer simply because we didn't want to be bothered with making the modifications necessary to a gas dryer again. I have to say I feel that the electric dryer is gentler on my clothes although it does take a little longer to dry. I absolutely LOVE the huge capacity of this dryer - it makes doing my king-size bedding so much easier. The bedding feature really does work, too. Before, I would have to stop the load several times mid-cycle to untangle the blankets or sheets to make sure they got dry and that hasn't been the case with this dryer. I also like the wide variety of temperature settings - my old dryer had only 3 and I felt that even the low setting was a little high for my delicates. Even though we bought the washer and dryer over a month ago, the dryer was on backorder so I've only had it about a week and am still getting used to it's features but so far I love everything about it.

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LOVE IT!

Submitted by Jenn - I love this washer and dryer set we've had it about 2 weeks and I can't say enough good things. Everything dries quickly even blankets. My old one would take a long time even when it was new causing a back up in the wash. This one is so quite and efficient.

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steam option cleans

Submitted by Bob v - nice machine

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Great buy

Submitted by TaLisa - I'm so happy with this dryer, I dance while I do laundry

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Great dryer!!!

Submitted by BudnCissy - Absolutely flawless so far.

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Fantastic dryer!

Submitted by The busy mama - Have had this dryer for about a month and a half, could not be happier. I use it to do bedding, large loads, and cloth diapers. The steam refresh option is great for us! Reliable, beautiful, efficient, and decently quiet.

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Great dryer!

Submitted by Josh from NY - Bought a month ago and loving the dryer so far. Lots of features, large capacity. You can dry fast or use the energy saver and dry slower. The interior light is a nice feature!

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Amazing

Submitted by Maxine - I bought the set washer and dryer, the performance is great and the look is high end at a not so high end cost.

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