Maytag - 7.4 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer with Steam - White

Revive and refresh your wardrobe with this Maytag Maxima gas dryer, featuring a Steam cycle for quick in-between touchups. Rapid Dry takes care of small loads in a flash, while Advanced Moisture Sensing technology handles the large loads for complete dryness. Load this Maytag Maxima gas dryer, and use the Tap Touch screen for easy laundry care.

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Color:
White
  • Metallic Slate
  • Chrome Shadow
  • White
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Key Specs

  • Product Height
    39 inches
  • Product Width
    27 inches
  • Capacity
    7.4 cubic feet
  • Steam Function
    Yes
  • Dryer Heating Source
    Gas
  • Moisture Sensor
    Yes
  • Color Finish
    White
31"
Maytag - 7.4 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle Gas Dryer with Steam - White - Front_Standard
27"
(Doors closed)
39"

Overview

What's Included


  • 4 x leveling legs
  • Maytag MGD5500FW

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (79 out of 84)

Features


Tap touch controls

Allow easy program setting.

Accommodates family-size loads

7.4 cu. ft. capacity provides enough space for several pairs of jeans and more.

Safely dry all your garments and linens with 1 of 9 cycles

Includes delicate, heavy duty, damp dry, cool down and more drying programs.

Automatic temperature control

Adjusts the hot and cold water to the appropriate temperature for each cycle.

End of cycle indicator

Keeps you apprised of the dryer's status at a glance.

Front-loading design

For easy access.

Reversible door

Enables flexible placement and allows easy loading and unloading.

Keep children safe

ChildLock prevents unintentional or unauthorized use of the dryer.

Powder coated interior

For durability.

Gas connector and vent kit are sold separately and are not included.

Required for Installation: All gas dryer purchases require a gas line hookup kit be purchased from Best Buy. If a gas line hookup kit is not purchased, your delivery will be drop-off only. Find a hookup kit in the accessories section on this page.


Customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Dryer

    Posted
    mpmllr
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We replaced our top load washer with a front load washer against all of our friends advice. We had 2 top load HE washers that were supposed to be top of the line models over the past 8 years and nothing but problems with each. First it was the Whirlpool Cabrio washer dryer pair, which mind you the dryer lasted for 8 years, and within the first year we had the washer worked on twice. The mother board went out and was replaced as well as the stater just before the extended warranty expired. When the machine would no longer spin the clothes out after the warranty expired we went with an LG top load. Again, problems immediately... We posted the question of front load or top load to social media and watched the front load bash fest begin. To our surprise only 2 people said they loved their front load washer. All of the complaints were smell. After researching what caused the smell and a solution in front load washers we researched the best front load washers on the market and bought the Maytag Fresh Hold MHW5500FW0 from Lowes. We bought there because the return policy was 30 days compared to Best Buy's 14 day. 3 weeks in we loved the washer and decided on the matching dryer, MGD5500FW0. Our old dryer took too long to dry and would leave clothes wet a lot of the time. Our new gas dryer is so quick and efficient in getting the clothes dry. I'd have to credit a portion of this statement to the washer because of how well it spins out the clothes. Yes, it used very little water to wash a load of clothes but it does get them very clean! Our old one used so much water and continued to reset back to rinse cycle over and over until we stopped it and set it to spin only. Also, all of our old set in smelly towels are fresh and clean again. We just wash them with baking soda every so often and let the washer do the rest. The gas dryer has a load of towels completely dry in less than an hour where our old dryer would run for almost 2. Key to keeping the front load washer from developing a smell is don't wash if you can't swap over the clothes in a reasonable amount of time, wipe down the gasket with a paper towel and leave the door open to let the moisture evaporate. And, use the Affresh cleaner once a month to get rid of the soap buildup. We love our washer and dryer pair and would recommend to anyone. By the way, the washer finishes a large load of clothes in about half the time as our old washer did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Steam dryer with no steam

    Posted
    jeffj49
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I bought a steam dryer with free installation and the didn't hook up my water line to the dryer. Therefore no steam. so now I have to go by a split for the water line and hook it up myself. So much for free installation. This is my second bad review and am frustrated with the service that was provided by Best Buy. Bottom line is if I pay over $2,000 for a new front loader set, I would just expect it to be installed and hooked up properly. I am just a consumer and not a professional dryer expert. Didn't know I had to pay attention to these details that I would expect to be handled. To be clear, this is not a bed review on the dryer itself. looking forward to having the Maytag brand once this all gets sorted out. So annoying once again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Would give it more if the water connection worked

    Posted
    DayDay

    Liked everything about it... except the water hookup! The engineers at Maytag must not know what they are doing because a standard water hookup line leaks when connected to the brass male pipe on the dryer. The thread and size are right but the end is cut flush rather than beveled. This makes the metal flange on the hookup line push up against the flat surface of the brass pipe before the rubber flat washer makes contact and prevents a tight seal. The result is a leak. I had to file down the flange on the hose so the rubber washer stuck out more than the flange. Used pipe dope too. What a joke. This is not an issue with the connector hose because our washer hookup was fine and all the connections to the supply work fine out of the box.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, effective. Best Buy door install issues

    Posted
    GXAlan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This dryer works really well and will automatically add extra time if the moisture sensor suggests that. The steam refresh works very well even though water rather than actual steam is what is placed into the dryer drum. The drum is not stainless steel though. Only criticism is that reversing the door from opening to the left vs. right is somewhat complicated with removal of an inner/outer door. This is done by Best Buy's installation team, but there was a piece of styrofoam/hair that made its way between the two panels. It's possible that opening it up to clean it out will also introduce new dirt/debris -- just a bad design in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Maytag dryer

    Posted
    MGD5500FC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought months ago and decided they were worth a positive review. I was previously using a cheap top-loader /front-loader dryer . The things I have been most impressed by are the capacity (I do ~1/3 less loads) and how clean the clothes are with less soap and water (this def gets the clothes cleaner than the top loaders I have used before). My only issue has been that the overnight wash and dry cycle doesn't dry the clothes. They don't take long to dry the following day, but they are still more than damp, even small loads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gas dryer

    Posted
    Dick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We love the matching Maytag gas dryer to our Maytag washing machine. We are now able to wash and dry the comforter on our king size bed without going to the laundromat for a large machine. The dryer is quick and works well and is very quiet. No shaking or vibrating and it is easy to use. We also purchased the pedestals so the doors are at a convenient height and makes in easier to load and unload and no back pains.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best dryer I have ever owned

    Posted
    Karn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Wow. So impressed. My previous dryer was one of the original LG front loaders. It wasn't bad, but never dried things. I always had to add a timed dry. This dryer is amazing. I reduced it one star because Best Buy failed to send the hose for the steam option. They were supposed to deliver and install it. They did not. Once I get it, I'll review and revise my rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, with quirks

    Posted
    BETFARR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This dryer performs well, drying heavy items (towels, comforters, etc.) in a reasonable amount of time. Two quirky features, that are annoying are: the signal that the dryer is done is a chime that sounds several times; and setting the Timed Dry cycle. There is no feature to set the amount of time, you are required to push the + or - button (dinging with each push) to set the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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