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WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

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the dump would not stop running.

  • Customer: modean from Clermont FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Replace the switch in diagram #4.

Dryer wouldn't start

  • Customer: Rhonda from Oconomowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the tutorial online. Took the back off- replaced the fuse. Put the back on . It was extremely easy !!

Indicator lights blinking, not drying, auto settings not working

  • Customer: James from Frankfort KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unlike your video, with this model, the thermal fuse is located near the front of the dryer, which I didn't find out until the back was already off.

Dryer wouldn't turn on

  • Customer: pamela from ocean springs MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When the part came in. I unplugged the dryer. Pulled it away from the wall and took the back off. I pulled the wires off the old fuse and plugged them in the new fuse, then unscrewed the on nut that held the old fuse. Then slid the new one in and put the nut back on. Plugged the dryer in and it worked. So I unplugged the dryer and put the back on.

No Heat

  • Customer: William from Spotsylvania VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
From the list of parts that most commonly fail causing the no heat condition I selected the most common part, the heating element. I replaced it according to the instructions on the associated video. It was very simple. Reinstalling a good vent for the dryer took longer. But the new heating element didnt fix the problem. So I replaced the termal fuse which was also very easy but also didn't fix the problem. At that point I decided to replace the dryer. In the process of recovering parts from the old dryer I noted a thin film of lint stuck to the smaller of the two thermostats. So I'd recommend first inspecting and cleaning all of the parts in the parts list before ordering new parts. But then begin with the most common failing part and working down the list. If you have some test equipment like a voltmeter, ohmmeter, or multimeter that would be a plus in isolating faults. Still, I'm a fan of PartSelect and would come here for other parts.

NO HEAT

  • Customer: Patrick from Villa Park IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
FOLLOWED VIDEO FOUND PART SON REPLACED IT WORKED!

clothes were not completely drying.

  • Customer: vada from hesperia CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the back panel off by unscrewing all the little nuts..replaced thermal fuse and put back panel and screws back on...

Dryer spins but there's no heat.

  • Customer: Trevor from White Plains NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used wire schematic and locate thermal fuse. Disconnect power and remove rear panel. About 8 screws. Remove the two wires from fuse and check fuse continunity. Fuse was open and prevented power from going to gas solenoids. Replace fuse and clean exhaust ducts. Dirty ducts might have caused fused to over heat.

Dryer would not heat up.

  • Customer: Clifford from Encinitas CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on the PartSelect site and watched some videos to determine what could be wrong. I almost guessed and bought the wrong part as there were a few. I ended up spending $17 for a multi tester. Once I determined that the thermal fuse was bad. I just followed the instructions from the video and replaced it. Took me more time figuring out what part was bad and buying the tester than actually replacing the part. Very glad I bought the multi tester watched the videos. After that it was easy.

DRYER HEAT

  • Customer: BRYON from WEST WARWICK RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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PUT NEW HEATER IN ALSO NEW THERMAL FUSE. WATCHED THE VIDIO ABOUT INSTALL, VIDEO LONGER THAN REPAIR BRYON

dryer would not start

  • Customer: joseph from n syracuse NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace thermal fuse. Pulled off back panel. Removed old fuse. 2 screws w 1/8 nut driver make sure you mark the to power lines. Replaced and tested before putting back panel on. Very easy anyone could do it

Replace thermal fuse

  • Customer: Andrea from North Easton MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was so easy.On Parts Select I looked through the options of what might be wrong when my dryer stopped working. After ruling out any power problems and checking the door switch I moved onto the next possibility which was the thermal fuse. Although I did not have the equipment to check the old fuse to see if it was still functional, I took a chance and ordered the new thermal fuse for my model # dryer. At a total of around $20 (about 2/3 of that was expedited shipping at my choice) it was worth it to me to give this a try before calling a repairman for what might be a bigger and more expensive problem. The fuse came within 48 hours and I logged back onto Part Select to watch the very simple video of how to install. I removed the six screws from the back panel of my drier,located the old theremal fuse, removed the one screw securing it, disconnected the 2 wires from the old thermal fuse (which looked a little browned around the edges)and reattached the 2 wires to the new thermal fuse in the same manner. I then reattached the new fuse with the one screw and put the back panel back on my dryer. Set the time, and pressed the start button and it fired right up. So happy I didn't have to pay $200 plus for this simple repair. Trust me when I say you can do this yourself. Very straight forward and simple installation. Good Luck!

Dryer stopped drying

  • Customer: carl from nacogdoches TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We had initially ordered the wrong parts, but I called them to send one of the parts back. While I was on the phone with the rep, we ordered what I thought would be the right part. By this time I had been without a dryer for 5 days. It was about 4 in the afternoon. I asked the rep if we could possibly get the part the next day, and she politely stated that she didn't think so. But, the very next afternoon, the part was sitting at my door! I replaced the part easily while watching the you-tube on their website, and had the dryer running like new again in about 10 minutes! And I am a woman! I saved $300 instead of buying a new dryer. We have ordered from Partsselect before, and will continue in the future. I would recommend them to anyone who has any kind of appliance repair issue.

The appliance can be turned on but motor won't start.

  • Customer: LUAN from MILPITAS CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I opened up the instrument panel box using philips screw driver and found the repair instructions. Followed the symtom diagnostic page and found that if the machine can be turned on but motor not working then check thermal fuse or motor. Next, I unplugged the appliance and remove the back panel to locate where the thermal fuse and other parts per the diagram in the repair instructions. Using a volt meter, I removed the electrical plugs to the thermal fuse and check resistance (a 1 on the volt meter indicated that the fuse is open (or burned)). Removed the thermal and checked for part number and looked up the model and parts number on the internet. Took a chance and ordered the part. When the order arrived 3 days later, I just simply replaced it and put everything back to where they were. Hooked up the power supply and turned on the dryer. It works again!! One thing I found was that I needed to clean the air pipe since it was totally clogged and probably caused the machine to overheat and burn out the fuse.

Would not run

  • Customer: Janice from Yankton SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a thermal fuse . Very fast service (24 hrs)put the fuse in and is now working again
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