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WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

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Dryer keeps running without drying clothes

  • Customer: Charles from Summit MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first thing I did was unplug dryer from outlet. Watched installation video (very hepfull), the back was removed and dryer unpluged because I had replaced Thermal Cut-Off Kit, High Limit Thermostst and Cycling Thermostst ordered two days earlier. Forgetful as I am I did not check Heating Element with ohm meater, It was bad, ordered new one. It arrived as promised and was correct part. Removed two screws holding heating element in place. Removed four wires one at a time, placing them in correct place on new element. Replaced element and two screws. Job complete. Pluged it in and dryer is working like a new one.

drum not turning

  • Customer: rose from garnerville NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to your video my husband felt very confident and the belt was installed with no problems.

dryer would not stop when door was open

  • Customer: charles from tyler TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found that the lever on the switch was broken,i found one on the part select website and ordered it. the picture was very helpful in confirming the right switch was being ordered.thank you

Dryer wouldn't start

  • Customer: Rocco from Moon township PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After doing on line research at other sites, I bought an inexpensive multimeter, took off the back of the dryer, and started trying to figure out what part wasn't working. I might as well have tried to diagnose a jet engine problem, I didn't have a clue. Then I went to the Part Select site, and their stats showed that in 50% or so of the cases where a Roper doesn't start, you need a thermal fuse, and should also replace the cycling thermostat while you're at it. The "how-to" video showed me exactly what the parts look like, and where they are in the machine, and the cost of the parts plus delivery was less than $50!! It was worth taking the chance for $50. The parts came in two days, were installed in five minutes, the dryer works and I'm thrilled! Part Select is the absolute best. This is the first appliance repair I've ever done. I would never have done it without you. Thank you.

Dryer ran but no heat

  • Customer: Bob from Garner NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on your site. Removed the nine screws, snapped in the element and replaced the screws. The video is perfect.

Unit wouldn't dry clothes

  • Customer: Rosemary from Covington LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Computer said only two things were probably wrong, heating unit or fuse. My son unpluged the unit, opened the back looked around and saw the burned, broken wire in the heating unit. Orderd part, deliverd in a few days (Issac inteferred) put in the new heating unit, replaced the back, closed the unit, plugged the dryer into the eltricity, pressed the start button and there was heat. Very easy repair and a lot more reasonable then calling a service man.

Dryer would not heat

  • Customer: Ian from Honolulu AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video link on the website step by step - that was much more helpful than reading the included instructions which seemed a little obscure for this layman. I thought for sure i would have to drop another $500 on a new dryer after buying my last one less than FOUR years ago! Ended up spending $40 including shipping which was super fast.I am now a dedicated fan of partselect and I know exactly where to go when my next appliance breaks..which they seem to do way too quickly now days.

DRYER WOULD NOT START

  • Customer: SALVATORE from COMMACK NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Disconnected power to the dryer, Opened the top of the dryer by sliding a thin scraper underneath the top on the front of the dryer and the pushed the top of the dryer up. I then disconnected the wire on the switch to isolate the switch from the wire in the dryer. I then removed the switch by unscrewing the two screws on the switch and then replaced it with the new switch. I then reconnected the wire to the wire in the dryer.

Dryer didn't heat.

  • Customer: Keith from Lakewood CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugger dryer, removed the back, located and removed the thermal fuse and cycling thermostat, installed new parts plugged in the dryer and activated a drying cycle to check for burner operation, dryer cycled on burner cycled on. Problem solved reinstalled the back. Easier than I expected.

Dryer was not heating

  • Customer: Tony from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I changed the thermal fuse. Still did not heat up. Then changed the heater element. That fixed the problem.

My mothers dryer was making an strange/loud noise

  • Customer: Joseph from Reno NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After running the unit for a minute or so I removed the back of the dryer. Unable to locate the problem from this vantage point, I then removed the bottom kick plate. Using a small flash light, and turning the drum by hand I discovered that one of the support rollers had burned out the bearings. I went to this web site to see if I could still get parts for the unit. I found not only the part, but a full repair kit. Knowing all the parts would need to be replaced at some point, and that Mom could not afford a new unit I replaced everything. The parts did truly arrive in one day when they arrived I went back to your web site. I had seen instructional videos while looking for the repair parts. After watching the video I removed the dryer drum, removed the parts to be replaced (2 drum support rollers the belt tension roller, and belt) I replaced old with new cleaned entire unit reassembled and it is working like a champ thank you very much for all the parts, and info

Broken belt

  • Customer: William from East Berlin PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was very pleased with the shipping speed, the belt arrived in less than 24 hours! The installation was very easy and if you need help the video on the belt info page should be helpful.

Complete disassembly and diagnosis

  • Customer: jeff from bridgewater NJ
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am more fortunate than most because I have extensive mechanical repair experience and my father has extensive electrical repair experience...he read the schematic while I placed the probes in the appropriate locations...I completely disassembled, cleaned, replaced all maintenance parts (felt gaskets [front & back of drum], drive belt, foam gaskets on heat exhaust duct)...the culprit was found to be the Thermal Fuse but I also replaced the Cycling Thermstat just because I serviced the entire heat exhaust duct (it had a fair amount of lint in it after 14 years...all other sensors on the heater unit and switches (door switch & centrifical switch (you will never find this unless you take out the drive motor [it is inside the drive motor] were tested and found to be good...all dash controls / switches were found to be in good order also...Part Select is wonderful to work with...they said allow 5 days but the parts were here in 2...! Just a little help for all of you out there...putting the felt gasket on the back of the drum will test your patience...it is a little smaller than the drum and as you get near the end with the glue it is extremely difficult to get on...I would recommend having a lot of clamps handy to hold the portion that is already glued to drum in place and another set of hands to rotate drum while you are stretching on the remaining foot...! One other thing...if you don't want to go thru everything I did chances are quite strong that if the dryer does not restart (after first failing) I would say to just order the Thermal Fuse for the 9-10.00...it is a pretty safe bet this will be your problem...I believe the dryer will start / restart even if the heater unit is no good and or the Cycling Thermostat goes bad since that just senses humidity...? The switch and fuse on the motor are not replaceable here...my father had contacts to get those parts from the motor company but...one is designed to stop the motor if it becomes hot which in all honesty I think would be pretty rare...it is in an open area...the other switch inside the motor prevents the heater from heating up until the motor is spinning which inturn spins the exhaust fan which is a safety feature but again I think motor failure is pretty rare.

No heat

  • Customer: Ernest from Duncan SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The thermal cutoff kit was bad. I followed the instructions in the video on the website to repair the dryer. According to some extra research that I did, the heating element is protected by the thermal cut off kit so there is a greater chance that the thermal kit will need to be replaced before the element will. There is a chance that the element could go bad, but more than likely it ise thermal cutoff kit.

Dryer spinning but not heating

  • Customer: Rebecca from Grand ledge MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had removed the heating coil prior to ordering the new part. It was one of the easiest repairs I have ever done. I just popped of the part I needed from the old heating coil. Put it on the new coil and popped the new part in. Put all the wires back on and it runs like new. I had cleaned all my vents out before starting. Very important to do this for fire safety reasons. My 16 year old dryer runs like new. My clothes are getting dry so much faster than they were before the coil went bad.
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