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SER341AQ0 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

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Loud screeching noise, barrel turned OK and Heater worked

  • Customer: Ellen from Willits CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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I took the lower back panel off. Loosened the center bolt and took off the old Idler pulley. It looked brown in the middle and didn't roll well. But I wasn't sure if that was it, because the noise was so loud and sounded metal on metal. So I checked everything and vacuumed everything. After I got the new part it took me about 5 minutes to put the new one on. And dryer works fine. Thanks for the quick response and I saved about $200.00!

Dryer had no power. After doing quick troubleshoot determined Thermal Limiter was the problem

  • Customer: Darrell from McCalla AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed top from dryer. Saw I could get to Limiter without removing dryer drum.Removed Limiter with phillips head screwdriver and wires with needle nose pliers. Replaced wires and secured Limiter to dryer works like a new one.

replaced rear drum bearing

  • Customer: chuck from carroll NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair when ok the only problem I had was installing the small white plastic piece in the back without losing the ball bearing .and I also vac up everything inside as well lot of lint

Dryer runs but does not produce heat, bad heating element

  • Customer: George from Worcester MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I unplugged the dryer from the power outlet and removed two screws from the back of the top cover and removed the cover. Then I laid the dryer down on its back for easy access to the screws on the bottom of the front side. I then removed two screws from the front bottom cover to clear the way for two more screws for the front main panel and door. Then I removed those two screws that attach the front panel and door to the dryer from the bottom of the dryer front. I then stood the dryer back up on its 4 pegs. I removed the top 4 screws connecting the control panel to the cross bar on top. Then I removed the two screws from inside the dryer accessing them from the top of the dryer, holding the front panel. With little and gentle force I pulled the front panel and door from the dryer housing, making sure not to loose the 4 snaps that come off with it. I removed two screws from the access panel to get access to the pulley in the lower back of the dryer. I loosened the tensioner by pushing it to the side and pulled the belt off the pulley. Next I needed to remove the drum which is connected by three screws in the center of the inside of the drum to a small plate on the outside that is attached to a ball that goes into a grease box. I then wiggled the drum out of the dryer. With some force I pushed the plate upwards to disengage it from the grease box and removed it. I unplugged the electrical wires connected to the thermostat and element. I then removed 4 screws from the back of the dryer that hold the heating element housing and removed the housing. I replaced the heating element and housing and the belt and put the dryer back in reverse order.

loud noise at back of dryer

  • Customer: sam 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 watched the video that is furnished at parts select, it was very useful in doing this repair. i would strongly recommend watching this as i did install the ground bearing wrong to start with,and restringing the drum belt is something you have to feel as your installing it back in place so the video is useful for that as well. my repair was on a front load dryer made by Frigidaire,

Squeaky noise from rear of dryer

  • Customer: Kenneth from Pensacola FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unplug dryer, remove rear access cover and removed belt from pulley. Remove bottom cover on front of dryer, remove top of dryer, unplug harness to control panel and remove front door assembly. Remove screws from drum to bearing assembly. Removed drum and belt removed bearing assembly by lifting up and out of the bearing socket. Vacuumed all the lint. Removed the bearing socket, installed all parts and covers in reverse order.

rear bearing on dryer was squeeking badly

  • Customer: Douglas from Hudson Falls NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed instructions I found on u-tube to remove the drum and belt and access the bad bearing and change it. The instructions were quite good other than needing to remove a small panel on the back of the dryer to pull the belt around the tensioner.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
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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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
as on the video. so easy. took longer to clean-up
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