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SER341AQ0 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

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replace rear bearing

  • Customer: Dwight from Milaca MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was a stacked washer and dryer combo and is a lot more difficult to repair, requiring a lot more to take apart and put back together.

DRYER MADE LOUD SQUEAL DURING OPERATION

  • Customer: BOB from PRATTVILLE AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I SET UP MY LAPTOP WITH THE PARTSELECT VIDEO GOING. LAID OUT MY TOOLS AND THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS THAT WERE IN THE KIT. I WATCHED THE VIDEO A SEGMENT AT A TIME, PERFORMING THE TASKS IN THE SAME MANNER THAT THE INSTRUCTOR DID. ALL TOGETHER, THE PROCESS TOOK LESS THAN TWO HOURS, I HAD NO QUESTIONS OR DIFFICULTIES, AND THE REPAIR PROCESS WENT FLAWLESSLY AND SUCCESSFULLY. I HAD NEVER DONE ANYTHING MORE COMPLICATED ON A DRYER THAN REPLACING THE HOSE BEFORE THIS. THE SENSE OF PRIDE IN DOING A REPAIR OF THIS LEVEL MYSELF, AND AVOIDING PAYING SOMEONE RIDICULOUS FEES TO DO IT, IS BEYOND DESCRIPTION.

latch broken

  • Customer: Lukas from Pasadena CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pulled out old catch with old pliers and popped new one, simple.

Constant high pitch squeaking

  • Customer: Courtney from Washington IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out drum which was the hardest part because Im short so I needed a little man power to lift it up then out.... Replaced entire bearing parts and belt.... You do need a nut driver for that but we ended up using plyers which worked okay.... All in all it was way easier than I thought it was gping to be.... Now it sounds brand new.

DRYER DOESN'T HEAT

  • Customer: Jeff from Stanley ID
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first had a problem with the dryer not heating. When I looked at the heating coil I could see it was broken. With MUCH work I replaced the heating coil. The real pain in the ass was reattaching the dryer drum back to the bearing on the back of the unit. It is VERY difficult to find the holes on the rotating bearing and line them up with the 3 holes in the drum to insert the screws. Hence my mistake, I evidently didn't tighten the screws tight enough as they would fall out after an hours use and destroy the new coil. I replaced the coil but still no heat.... when the coil shorted out it damaged other electronics. I replaced two parts of the electronic (thermal limiter and high limit thermostat). Still no heat. I have another almost identical unit so I pulled the control panel out of it and still no heat. There is one other electronic part I see that I am going to replace but at this point I would rather eat a can of worms then look at it. I would highly recommend to anyone performing this procedure to really crank the screws in the drum TIGHT and use blue locktite.

No heat

  • Customer: THOMAS from VINELAND NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Taking the front of the dryer off was rather easy. A two screws under the control panel and once the flap that separates the washer and dryer was removed there are 4 more screws to remove and release the control panel (disconnect wire harness and let panel hang). Once removed, two more screws separate the door/front of the dryer. Remove those and the 4 on the top front of the dryer. When completed the only restriction you have are bracket mounts. Just give a good tug and the front should separate from the body. Thereafter, the drum can be removed by removing the belt first. Reach to the back and depress the spring loaded pully by moving it to the right, releasing the belt. Let the belt hang while you unscrew the the drum screws, 3 located in a triangle pattern inside the drum. Remove them and the drum from out of the dryer. Straight ahead of you is the heater assembly. In my case, only the coil had to b replaced. So it was as simple as removing the old and in with the new. Reverse your disassembly to get reassembly.

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Michael from Drums PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed a new rear drum bearing kit and new drum belt

Burning spots in cloths, caught in seal edge.

  • Customer: Nicholas from Coraopolis PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos, and installed the parts. Order and delivery very easy.

Upper drum guide wore out

  • Customer: William from Walden NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched your video that explains the upper drum guide replacement. It was a piece of cake.

Rear drum bearing worn out

  • Customer: jack from Post Falls ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Basically followed the You tube videos on standard, stand alone dryers as mine is a stack-able unit. Allow a lot of room to work. Unplug electricity and or the gas, vent hose and water hoses. Start removing screws as per the video, remove Belt then lift up then out the dryer drum. (The drum drops in from above on the back of the unit)the rest is remove and replace as you go. *TIP... I use my phone to photograph tricky areas so I can review as needed. It was more scary then difficult. You can do it!

Loud squeaky noise

  • Customer: Alexander from GREECE NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer was making a horrible squeaking noise comparable to nails on a chalkboard! I looked to get a similar used replacement because I was in a bit of a pinch for $$$, after being frustrated and not finding anything I came here and found all the parts I needed for my repair for UNDER $40!!!! I followed the super easy how to video that was provided on this website. This is the second repair I have made to this dryer, I did the heating element about a year ago. I also used this site to purchase the part and used the how to video associated with that repair. I was very surprised that I received the part the next day when I paid for regular standard shipping! Overall this was a an awesome experience and I have saved so much money repairing my dryer on my own vice paying someone to do it!!!

noisy like metal on metal sound, putting holes in my clothes

  • Customer: shawn from woodinville WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered parts from parts select and tore into it was a breeze wish I would have done sooner.the videos and ideas partselect had made it so simple and I did not have to buy a new dryer like I thought thank god cause I did not have the money to.all I can say is thank you partselect and I will go there for any future appliance problems or parts

Heating element had burned out

  • Customer: Edward from Fort Wayne IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am anything but an experienced handyman. I would always call the local appliance company to repair anything broken. This time money was a bit tight so I went on line to search directions to install a new heating element for our dryer. The PartSelect site was easy to navigate and with only the model number found the part I needed. Best of all the online instructional video so so detailed it made me believe I could do the repair. It took me less than 30 minutes to remove the burned out heating element. The new part arrived the next business day and was installed in another 30 minutes. It was so easy I feel guilty about all the other times I called service companies. Also, very upset about all the dollars I wasted. If and when any other appliance breaks, PartSelect will be the first place I will turn to. Thank you for giving me a new sense of pride in myself and saving at least $250.00. EDWARD

dryer was making a shrill noise

  • Customer: Mike from Goldonna LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the front then removed the belt that turns the drum pulled the drum strait up from the top then removed the bushing from the back wall put the new one in I also put A little grease in the new bushing to keep it from wearing installed the drum and front. realy easy. I'm A Instructor at A technical collage in Winnfield Louisiana and I used this as A project for my students.

drum belt

  • Customer: MANUEL from SAN JACINTO CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
so easy my daughter installed it the video was very helpful
All Instructions for the SER341AQ0
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