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SER341AQ0 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer made extremely loud rhythmic screeching sound when running.

  • Customer: Paul from Holly Springs NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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DIsassembled the dryer by removing the top piece first. Removed the kick panel and the two screws on the bottom of the front panel. Disconnect the 2 wiring harnesses then remove the remaining 6 screws that you can see from the top. If possible, have someone support the front panel as you undo the last couple screws. Remove the plate on the rear lower right side to expose the pulley and belt. Pull on the tensioner while gently pulling the belt off the pulley and tensioner. Lift the drum up quick and hard to separate the ball shaft from the bearing holder. Remove drum by taking it out through the front opening. Replace the ball shaft on the back of the drum. This is much easier if you have an extra set of hands. At this point, vacuum out as much lint as you can. There is a white container attached to the front panel, vacuum this too. THere was several inches of lint build up that had made it past the screen. Replace the bearing, ball retainer, and ball bearing on the dryer. Grease the ball and retainer and reinstall the drum. SInce I was replacing the bearing, I went ahead and replaced the belt too. Reposition the belt on the pulley and tensioner. Spin it a little to make it is on the right place. Reassemble the dryer. This is the first time that I have done a repair of this sort and it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought. Two people would have made it even easier and faster.

Very loud squeaking

  • Customer: daniel from santee CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Followed the video, it was good, the instructor's tips were useful and time saving.

Dryer was noisy and had a rumbling sound

  • Customer: Marshall from HAMMONDSPORT NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dryer power. Pry up the upper cover using a puttyknife along the front left an right corners. Lift cover up and out of the way. Removed the front panel by removing two philips screws, located inside the drum area and pry panel away from unit. Besure to unplug the wires to the door switch before removing the front panel. Know the Drum is exposed. Undo the drum drive belt by reaching in under the drum and pushing the spring loaded idler pulley to the left and remove the belt from the drive motor shaft. Lift the drum straight up, this removes the drum from the rear support bearging. slide the drum out of the unit. Remove rear drum support bearing. and install new brg., being careful not to loose the small ball brearing (thrust Brg.), this proceedure requires two people. Lubricate the support Brg. with a HIGH temp grease. Place new belt on drum and install drum and drive belt reversing the proceedure. Remove old Drum glide and sand paper the old adhesive. Apply adhesive provided liberally to both surfaces, allow adhesive to cure for 10 to 15 min. Allign Drum glide and press and hold in place. Allow adhesive to dry for 2-3 hrs. before installing front panel. Install panel, plugin door wiring close cover. Your Back In Business.....

Drum stopped spinning with any kind of load

  • Customer: Caryn from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I suspected a worn belt and that's what it was. I watched 2 videos on belt replacement and it was not a hard fix. The only "problems" I could foresee would be moving the drum around if you are not that strong. Its not terribly heavy, just a little awkward. I also sliced the top of my hand a little on the underside of the cabinet when moving the drum. Being a little more careful that wouldn't have happened. Part plus shipping was less then $20, and we now have a great working dryer again. I also got a zap when I forgot I had plugged it back in and was putting the inside screws back and the screwdriver crossed some wires. Nothing bad, just a quick jolt. Remember to unplug it until you're all done!

Loud whinning noise when drying first started up for a few minutes, then would stop

  • Customer: Diane from Fayetteville AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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The repair was done by my spouse. We replaced the rear drum bearing. We installed with the instructions sent by parts select. They were very accurate. The total repair took about 1 and 1/2 hours that was only because we cleaned out the entire dryer also, by using an air compressor to clean and blow out all the lint built up. This improved drying time and the part stopped the noise. I don't recall exactly what tools were used besides screwdrivers. This was our first time to replace anything in our dryer of 12 years old. I feel that if you follow the instructions that anyone would be able to do this repair. We did the repair in our garage because you need the room to work on it.

Loud squeal when dryer was running.

  • Customer: Barry from Hazleton PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First I have to say that this was the fourth appliance repair I've done with Partselect parts. I am very pleased with all parts I've gotten from Partselect. The things I've ordered here are delivered quickly and are correct. Now for the dryer repair. I guess the most important tool I had to complete the job was the excellent video demonstration on the Partselect web site. I found that by following the instructions on the video even I had no problems. I spent more time cleaning the inside of the dryer than I did on installing the rear drum bearing. I probably saved us several hundred dollars by making the repair myself. At first I was intimidated but after I got the top off of the dryer and the front off the repair was simple and straightforward. Total time of repair was about fifteen minutes. Total time spent cleaning the lint and other stuff (I did find two dimes and a penny) was about forty five minutes. One hour total and my wife and I have a dryer which is acting like it did when we purchased it in 2001. Thanks to Partselect. Barry

Squealing noise when drum would turn.

  • Customer: Martha from Okc OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I highly recommend watching the repair video. I could stop the instructions and do the procedure then resume instructions for the next step. I would recommend you have a second person to help lift the drum up & out of the dryer frame. And ladies please instruct your husbands to watch the video all the way through. Mine lifted the top off the dryer and stuck his hand in and cut his finger immediately on a sharp piece of metal. You know because they don't need to read the instructions.

clothes hanging-up during the drying cycle,leaving marks on the garments.

  • Customer: Thomas F. from Whitmire SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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as on the video. so easy. took longer to clean-up

It was squeaking very loudly

  • Customer: Paul from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and the instructions were perfect. The only thing I did differently was I had a second person help me to hold the bearing spring and hold the drum knob in place. I also used the rear access panel to disengage and re-engage the belt because I know I am not good at doing things blindly. You will definitely want to pre-thread the knob assembly before you screw it to the drum. Glad the kit included a bearing because the old one was completely gone. It took me so long because I took the opportunity to vacuum 10 plus years of lint and I was using it as a teaching opportunity. If I have to replace the heating element I think it will be much faster.

Clothes were getting stuck between machine body and drying drum, also there was a squeeking and a noise that sounded as if something was clanking around, like a coin.

  • Customer: Pleshette from Hawthorne CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the great easy to follow video from PartSelect. Absolutely nothing unclear. I was able to open the top and disconnect the front panel in less than 10 minutes! Removed the old felt drum glide, scraped off any stuck felt and loose glue. Then glued the new pad in place, using 3 small clamps, like clothes pins. Let it set for about 15 minutes then put it all back together! I did forget to reattach the ground wire, so I had to open the lid back up for that. About 50 minutes total. Also I took the opportunity of having the front panel off to give the inside a good vacuuming, not a ton of lint but enough to go ahead and clean it out! Thanks for the help!

BURNED CLOTHES, AND CUTS IN ALLCLOTHES

  • Customer: PAUL from VA BEACH VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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POPPED TOP OFF WITH FLAT HEAD, TOOK 2 SCREWS OUT WITH PHILLIPS HEAD, DISCONNECTED WIRING, TOOK FRONT OFF, OLD PIECE REMOVED, CLEANED WITH RAZOR BLADE, INSTALLED NEW GLIDE, ALL DONE. I AM SORRY I WAITED SO LONG TO TRY THIS. SO EASY!

Loud squeaking noise when running dryer

  • Customer: Conrad from Schenectady NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was super easy! I followed the PartSelect video and everything went fine. Getting the drum out of the machine was a bit tricky but once it was out, the rear bearing kit went in without any problems.

Clothes were not drying completely

  • Customer: Stephen from reston VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. watched PartSelect video 2. adjust for the fact this was a dryer over top a washer. 3. we were able to remove the very top plate of the dryer and not have to remove the drum to get to the Thermal Limiter. 4. i used a drill driver with a square bit to speed up getting out screws. 5. It requires a ladder to be able to work from the top and 6. some pretty good manual dexterity to get the limiter out without removing drum. 7. the replacement seems to have improved the drying function!

REALLY LOUD SQUEEKING SOUND

  • Customer: Robert from Ringgold GA
  • 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 watched the videos on this excellent website first. Then the repair was a breeze.

Squealing noise when running (bearing) and worn down gliders

  • Customer: Paul from Circle Pines MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instruction video and easily removed the drum. Mine is a gas unit, so the best access to loosen the pulley and belt is by removing a small hatch on the back of the dryer. Removing the ball shaft was initially difficult, since the screws had been stripped by the previous repair person. To solve this, I used a vise-grips to turn the protruding shafts of the screws at the drum rear, and unscrewed them partially out from behind. Once loosened, I used a screwdriver to easily finish them. The old bearing was actually gouged, and there was no lubrication at all in the retainer cup. The job took 2+ hours, since I also replaced the upper felt glider and spent 30+ minutes vacuuming the dryer out.
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