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4.8 | 430 Reviews

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

Maytag MED5500FW

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • Largest Loads, Evenly Dried
  • Steam Refresh Cycle
  • Rapid Dry Cycle
  • PowerDry Cycle

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 39"
  • Depth: 31"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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PowerDry System

Even the largest loads won't stand a chance with the optimized heat and even drying of the PowerDry system. The PowerDry cycle gets the job done with powerful heat and airflow to dry faster, while Advanced Moisture Sensing and an extra interior fin help get your largest loads evenly dried.

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Sanitize Cycle

The Sanitize cycle uses extra-hot drying temperatures to remove up to 99.9% of three common household bacteria from items you don't want to put through the washer.

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Extra Interior Fin

An extra interior fin helps clothes tumble freely instead of flattening out against the drum for even drying of both small and large loads.

Largest Loads, Evenly Dried With 7.4 cu. ft. capacity, there's plenty of room to get your largest loads evenly dried.

Steam Refresh Cycle The Steam Refresh cycle revives clothes without having to wash them, reducing wrinkles and removing odors.

Rapid Dry Cycle Waiting for the dryer is no fun. Get small loads like that must-have outfit dry in a jiffy with the Rapid Dry cycle on Maytag® dryers.

PowerDry Cycle The PowerDry cycle gets your toughest loads completely dried faster. With optimized heat and airflow, this cycle runs hotter and works harder to power out moisture in your clothes.

Advanced Moisture Sensing Advanced Moisture Sensing delivers even drying every time by keeping a keen eye on air temperatures and moisture levels, stopping the cycle right when clothes are dry.

American Pride We take pride in building strong, reliable appliances for your home. Better Built by hard-working employees and delivered straight from Marion, Ohio to you, these dryers are designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on Drive Motor and Drum We don't just tell you a Maytag® dryer will provide excellent drying for years: we confidently back our dryers with a 10-year limited parts warranty on the drive motor and drum.

Maytag® Commercial Technology Maytag® Commercial Technology ensures our dryers are built to last, coming standard with a durable motor backed by a 10-year limited parts warranty and a 5-rib belt that keeps them humming along year after year.

7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity There's plenty of room to dry large loads with a spacious 7.4 cu. ft. capacity.

Steam-Enhanced Dryer These dryers use steam to relax stubborn wrinkles so your clothes come out looking their best. Look for steam-enhanced cycles and options to help prevent wrinkles, refresh clothes and reduce static.

Wrinkle Prevent Option with Steam Keep wrinkles at bay when you use the Wrinkle Prevent option with Steam. The dryer tumbles your clothes with bursts of steam for more than two hours after the cycle has ended.

Wrinkle Control Cycle A special Wrinkle Control cycle relaxes fabrics and helps keep all your outfits looking fresh and virtually wrinkle-free.

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
Electrical
Hz 60
Watts 5400
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 27"
  • Height: 39"
  • Depth: 31"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: No
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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4.8 out of 5

96% of reviewers recommend this product.

lint goes through filter

yardman 8/4/2017

only two months old. not happy with lint filter.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best one I have owned

Billygoat 8/2/2017

New Purchase and works well so far.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Fran the crafter 8/1/2017

Really happy with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great

Chas 7/31/2017

Lives up to its name, great product

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Grandma 7/25/2017

Steam refresh cycle works great

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dryer delivers quality

Sal 7/24/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great so Far

SAKURA 7/24/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features, quiet.

Carol K 7/24/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great, very quiet

Mary 7/24/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome dryer

Emtpfd 7/23/2017

Works great large capacity. Like the steam refresh cycle.

Yes, I recommend this product

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washer dryer

salvatore 7/18/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Super Dryer

NeeNawKat 7/18/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Features

Ave 7/18/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Large capacity - quick dry time

Spider Lady 7/17/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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This is the One

knite63 7/16/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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We love it

John Lee 7/14/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Equipment

Fred 7/13/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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1-mth new

Josh 7/13/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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awesome

Fernanda 7/12/2017

beautiful and work perfectly! love you guys!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent Dryer

Texas Newlywed 7/12/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dryer

Brett 7/12/2017

Dryer works great. Love the settings options.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Drys well

Elliot 7/12/2017

Excellent

Yes, I recommend this product

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M 7/12/2017

Great unit to date. No issues

Yes, I recommend this product

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Solid dryer

Jerry 7/12/2017

It dries clothes and matches the new washing machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not a Good Machine!

Cher 7/12/2017

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

No, I do not recommend this product

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User Friendly

Woody 7/12/2017

I am very pleased with my purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer!

Nana S 7/12/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer.

Steve 6/21/2017

Couldn't be more pleased at this point.

Yes, I recommend this product

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As Advertised

Harris Haus 6/12/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best dryer ever

First time having magtag 6/9/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Maytag Front Load Washer

Opa 6/6/2017

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

RetiredInParadise 6/4/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer!

Kelly 6/4/2017

We've had for about a month. Quick drying times!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Multiple options for care of clothes

Grandma Nicey 6/1/2017

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....

Yes, I recommend this product

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GREAT FRONT LOADER

flowergirl88 6/1/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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steam feature quite nice

none 6/1/2017

very impressive

Yes, I recommend this product

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love it.

moatana 6/1/2017

Had it for 8 weeks the best.

Yes, I recommend this product

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n-a 5/31/2017

over a month old

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect!

Kimi 5/31/2017

Clothes come out perfect! Even wrinkle free! Easy to use!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer

none 5/31/2017

Very happy with this dryer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Runs quietly

Mama Tessie 5/31/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far, so good

DanB 5/30/2017

It plays lots of tones, but otherwise works well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this dryer

Buckeyegal17 5/30/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE IT!

Jenn 5/30/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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steam option cleans

Bob v 5/29/2017

nice machine

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great buy

TaLisa 5/29/2017

I'm so happy with this dryer, I dance while I do laundry

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer!!!

BudnCissy 5/27/2017

Absolutely flawless so far.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fantastic dryer!

The busy mama 5/27/2017

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dryer!

Josh from NY 5/26/2017

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Amazing

Maxine 5/26/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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