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SGQ2170KS0 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

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no problem

  • Customer: David from Mayfield KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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put door catch in hole

Dryer door handle broke

  • Customer: Mark from Houma LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed two screws and installed new handle

Dryer Won't Heat Up

  • Customer: Michael from Los Angeles CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Never knew I was handy, but I did it! I was reluctant to spend a couple $100 on a repair visit, so found this site and bought the coils I needed for only $26+tax. It's pretty easy. I just lifted up the top of the dryer with a screw driver, should snap open. Then unscrewed the front panel with two screws from the inside. Then located the old coils on the bottom left. The bracket that holds them is a little difficult to remove as you need to have a small philips screw driver to get the back one. But once I got that off, just unplugged the old ones and put the bracket back, then the panels and it WORKED. The only problem I have is that I didn't take the door switch off properly and now the dryer doesn't stop spinning if I open the door and want to check the clothes. So I may have to get someone in eventually.

dryer would heat up but shut off too early

  • Customer: D from Oak Park IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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pushed screwdriver into the two clips between the top and front to release the connection. took off front. at the bottom front left side, took out screws to access parts that needed to be replaced. put everything back together. dryer works like new. easy.

THE HEATING SYSTEM OF THE PROPANE DRYER STOPPED WORKING

  • Customer: Bert from Silver City NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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WHEN I DIRECT THE DRYER EXHAUST INTO THE ROOM DURING THE WINTER THERE IS AN EXTERNAL LINT FILTER IN THE DUCTING.fOR SOME REASON,ENOUGH LINT GOT BY THE DRYERS FILTER AND OVER A FEW CYCLES CLOGGED THE EXHAUST. I CORRECTLY ASSUMED THAT THE DRYER OVERHEATED AND SOME THERMAL LIMITER HAD OPENED UP. THE MANUAL HAD EXPLODED VIEWS AND I LOCATED THE LIMITER. GETTING TO IT WAS ANOTHER ISSUE. THE MANUAL GAVE NBO INSTRUCTIONS ON GETTING TO THE LIMITER, BUT I HAD INSTALLED A PROPANE CONVERSION KIT WHEN I FIRST GOT THE DRYER. iT WAS NECESSARY TO REMOVE THE TOP, CONTROL PANEL, AND FRONT PANEL/DOOR ASSEMBLY. DISCONNECTING THE GAS LINE,SOME CABLE CONNECTORS, AND A FEW SCREWS ALLOWED THE REMOVALE OF THE BURNER ASSEMBLY, THEN REMOVAL OF THE METAL TUBE THAT SURROUNDED THE BURNER ASSEMBLY AND HELD A NUMBER OF SENSORS, INCLUDING THE THERMAL LIMIT, WHICH, AS EXPECTED, SHOWED AN OPEN CIRCUIT. THE REPLACEMENT PART WAS ORDERED AND CHECKED OUT AS A CLOSED CIRCUIT, WHICH IT SHOULD. REASSEMBLY WAS THE REVERSE. A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO WORK IN THE CRAMPED LOWER CORNER OF THE DRYER. I'M 82 YEARS OLD NOW BUT MACHINES CANNOT BEAT ME!!

broken holder for dryer door screw

  • Customer: Bruce from Plattsburgh NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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replaced door handle

dryer wouldn't heat

  • Customer: robert from sonora CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Part Select got me the right parts in the agreed time--good job. Shut off the power or unplug the dryer which ever is easiest. The toughest part of doing this job was figuring out how the lid came off the dryer, if you have a jack knife or a putty knife you push it in between the top of the dryer and the body about an inch below the dryer top and about six inch from both sides of the dryer front you will hit a latch that releases the top--slip a screw driver into the opening and do the other side. The top can be removed or you can hold it open with a stick. There are two screws that you need to locate they are on the inside of the dryer front about 9" from the top one on each side they are all that hold the front on the body so remove them but carefully not to drop them inside the dryer. On my dryer there were two screw inside the dryer door that held the filter body onto the front that had to be removed too. Then push the screw driver between the front and the body of the dryer like the top and it will pop open. There are some wires going to the front from the body they can be unplug just follow the wires to the connection point. On mine, I squeezed the sides of the connector and the wires pulled apart. Now you can move the front aside. At the lower right in the body you find the valve and heater burner. On top of the valve there are two sets of wires coming off the valve. Disconnect the wires--one set is for a three wire connection the other for two wire connection. Your parts have a two wire coil and a three wire coil. The coils are freed by unscrewing the metal cover that holds them down remove the two screws and that cover then remove the old coil off the valve then replace the new coil with the part that is the same. Three pin coil with three pin coil positioning in the same way as the old coil, then do the other one. Reattached the metal cover with the screws and put it all back together in reverse order. The dryer chamber--the inside of the dryer rests on the front so when you put them together you may have to lift the chamber up to met the face a little (1/4"). Good luck.

Door handle broken on front load dryer

  • Customer: Mollie from Williamsburg VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed the old broken handle screws and replaced it with the new one.

Shreking noise when turning on, then loud noise from dryer, after a few minutes it would not be so loud but louder than normal.

  • Customer: joan from Roanoke AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced everything on the dryer till I got the right problem, seriously, I now have a new dryer in an old body, still came out alot cheaper than buying a new one. I listened to every sound on youtube but none sounded like my dryer.

Dryer did not stay hot through complete cycle

  • Customer: Miles from Austin TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This repair took about fifteen minutes. I popped the top of the dryer using a flat-blade screwdriver, leaned it back against the back wall, unscrewed two screws holding the front panel, removed the five electrical spade contacts after marking which went where, swung out the panel and lifted it off. After that, it was a simple job to unscrew the plate holding the solenoids in, at the bottom left of the unit. I replaced the solenoids, closed everything up and now the dryer is working better than it has in the last three years, or so. If your dryer is heating sporadically, the odds are 85%, or more, that a solenoid swap-out will correct the problem.

Door handle broke on one end

  • Customer: June from Wilmington NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I had to grip the broken piece that was still attached to the screw with a pair of needle nose pliers and then unscrew it from the back side. After taking the screw out of the other end,I just put the new handle on and screwed it in. Very easy!

burner bad

  • Customer: TERRY from MILLSBORO DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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ORDERED PART RECEIVED NEXT DAY FAST SHIPPING WAS GREAT PART IN AND WORKING THANKS

Dryer ran, had no heat

  • Customer: Tom from Essexville MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your website was very helpful in narrowing down and diaganosing the problem. A continuity tester verified an open solenoid. Ordered Sunday evening, parts arrived Tuesday. Ignition coils drop in place with a holddown bracket and one screw. Wiring harness is reattached. Front of dryer is put in place followed by the top. Plugged in the dryer (it is just commom sense to have the power off). Started dryer, of course it ran WITH heat. The end of the story is HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE. Happy to do business with you. Tom , MI

Door would not close because of broken female latch.

  • Customer: Raymond Frattone from Richboro PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Very simple. I removed the broken latch with pliers and snapped in the new one in less than 5 minutes.

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.
All Instructions for the SGQ2170KS0
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