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WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED5300SQ0 parts

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All Instructions for the WED5300SQ0
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dryer not heating up or shuting off

  • Customer: michelle from haverhill MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply unplugged the dryer and removed the backing. Once off I located the part which was in plain sight, unhooked the wires and attached them to the new part. Put backing back on plugged it in and turned it on and it worked.

The dryer would not start

  • Customer: Jerry from Belleville KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the back panel of the dryer and the thermal fuse was about three quarters down the dryer. The exploded parts schematic was very helpful. I simply removed two screws to replace the thermal fuse and reinstalled the back panel. The dryer works great now.

Dryer would run but no heat to dry the clothes inside. The heating element had burned out.

  • Customer: Frank from Ellenboro NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered a cycling thermostat and a thermal fuse to start with and put in the dryer. This didnt fix it so I then ordered a heating element. I took out the old one from the dryer and put in the new one that I ordered and received in a couple of days. It heats and runs like a new one now.Thanks for the quick service!

no heat

  • Customer: Barbara from Endicott NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put new parts on and still no heat. had to call a service person to fix it

Low heat on only one setting

  • Customer: rose from palm harbor FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was easy--thanks to your excellent videos--also, delivery was prompt and correct--your service is excellent--but, looks like I'll need another part--maybe door latch??? I'll troubleshoot and definitely contact PartSelect--Thank you--will recommend you!

Dryer was stopping after 20 minutes

  • Customer: Kevin from Maynard MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Awesome Experience. The Video on 'How To Install' was so easy . Will come back to this site fro any and all repairs. Thanks so much.

No information to diagnose specific problem

  • Customer: Peter from Pardeeville WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I put my mind into the repair based on what I saw for a problem and what was given for advise. I was steered toward the thermal fuse, ordered and installed it. Not repaired, in checking the power backward to the panel I found that the dedicated panel had one side blown still allowing for the motor to run but not the element. hmmm

Dryer would not start.

  • Customer: Mike from Aberdeen NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found some help on-line that suggested some of the most likely causes. The on-line videos showed how to remove clips/panels to access the parts. Once I found the possibly failed parts, door switch and thermal fuse, I did a quick continuity check and found that the thermal fuse had an open circuit.

timer runs but dryer wont start (fuse was not closed)

  • Customer: Glen from Covington LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the backplate of dryer, replaced fuse, done.

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Robert W Garven from Ventura CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My black very cool 15 year old Kithenaid electric dryer stopped working. No power. I tried the timer and it was still clicking like it was working. I opened the door then pushed the on button and heard a click which made me feel the door switch and on button were working. I replaced the cycling thermostat and thermal fuse and everything is fine. I wish i would have bought the other thermostat as I was right there and it was not that much. Dyer is working fine. This site is great. My repair guy moved out of state...I also disassembled the vent tube and vacuumed out all sorts of stuff and vacuumed the motor and all the area I could get to with the back, top and lower cover removed and waxed the dryer.

Broken Blower Wheel

  • Customer: James from Mosca CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the back panel, then remove the housing around the blower, just slide the housing of to the side, you don't have to take it completly of the machine. Remove the top, and remove the front until you can get to the blower motor. Cut the blower wheel plastic down to the metal nut with a fine blade in a recipricating saw, used a bi-directional broken stud remover socket on the nut that was at the center of the blower wheel and large slip joint plyer on the other end of the shaft. Replace the wheel and put back together. It took about as much time to gather up the tools as it did to fix it.,

I had to spin drum for dryer to start, bad start winding on motor, not sure if the problem could have been fixed by replacing the motor contactor. I could not find a part # for just the contactor.

  • Customer: Dale from Joanna SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You have to disassemble the dryer. I looked up how to on youtube.com. I am grateful that people take the time to record the steps in which to do just about anything. Disassembled and ordered motor and fan, damaged fan taking it off, got it in in just a couple of days, installed motor, fan and drum, tested before complete assembly. Works great. Thanks

dryer stop running.

  • Customer: Sophia from Farmington NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son worked on the dryer it was easy for him he just followed the instruct that came with the order. My dryer is like new now and didn't to buy a new one way cheaper save me a lot of money. Thank you.

blower wheel cracked and broke

  • Customer: Kellie from Norton MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i took the back apart to find the problem, then i went online to findout how tomremove the blower wheel, just googled it. Easy!Took itnall apart, just had a bit of trouble getting the wheel off, was on there very very tight. Ordered it through you, easy, and very very quick, received it in a day. I got an email explaining the reassembly process. Easy. Just follow it to a t and you will be fine. As a woman, this was an easy fix.

Dryer would not run

  • Customer: Joe from Harrisburg PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Motor was tight, very hard to turn by hand. take the back motor mount strap off and you will be able to put an adjustable wrench on the shaft of the blower. you should be able to put vice grips on the pulley end and turn motor counter clock wise (CCW) to let handle of vice grips rest against the bottom of the machine and turn adjustable wrench CCW to turn off blower wheel. However, the one I did, the wheel was so tight I ended up having to break the blower wheel down small enough so I could pull the motor out. remove the front motor mount strap and pull the motor out. Install the new motor wheel and motor in the revers order. Set motor in place, install front motor mount strap, put blower wheel in from the back of the machine and start treading on the motor shaft. Then,from the front, tighten the blower with wrenches turning clock wise and put machine back together. Always unplug machine whenever working on it. If you go to Whirlpool web site there is a step by step video that will walk you through this entire process.
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