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WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

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Change new driving belt

  • Customer: Ryszard from Seattle, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to installation,first belt has to go on drum and then through pulley,pulley go on it`s place ,need some pressure on pulley to instal it.Very easy.Thank`s for fast belt delivery. Richard

Dryer belt broke

  • Customer: John from Lexington, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled up a You-Tube vid on how to install the belt. Went perfect.

belt broke

  • Customer: Debra from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just took off the front panel took off the belt and replaced it with the new one we watched the video pretty easy

drum did not turn

  • Customer: Joseph from Bedford, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unhinged top panel. removed front panel. installed belt and reinstalled front and top panel.

the drum did not trun

  • Customer: Regina from Parsippany, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
open machine up and replaced the new belt.

Broken belt on dryer.

  • Customer: gerald from galion, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair could not have went better. Did just as video showed and it was up and running in 10 min..The video was very helpfull.

Drum not turning, belt broken

  • Customer: Franklin from Midway, WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
DISCONNECT dryer from power source. Removed 2 screws holding lint filter housing, pulled top cover forward to release the two plastic keepers, raised the top cover. Disconnected two wires from the door switch, removed two screws holding front pannel assembly, slightly raised off of two hooks and removed. Supported drum by placing a strap from one side top under drum to the other side top. Removed broken belt. Vacuume any lint from under and around drum. Slid new belt over drum, under drum stuck folded end of belt through tensioner and on to motor pulley. Reinstalled front pannel assembly by lowering onto two hooks near bottom, removed support strap, reinstalled the two screws, hooked up wirind to door switch, lowerew top back in place inserted two screws back into lint filter housing. Plugged up to power supply. Test operate.

dryer kept spinning when the door was opened

  • Customer: stanley from cambridge, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions shown on the video. I am sharing this site with my friends. Thank you!

The drum continued to spin - with heat - and the light didn't work

  • Customer: Jo from Lyons, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a great grandmother. When I realized that the dryer had a problem I went online to find the part. I found it on your site - so easy to find there. I told my husband that I could pay a repairman $75 for a house call and, probably, $25-$40 for the part and labor or I could order from you and have it working in 30 minutes. He took the latter choice. It was a good one! It cost me less than $25 for the part and labor and 13 minutes to have it working like new. We are both pleased with the result. The repair was so easy. I just watched the video on the site and followed it step-by-step. I will recommend your site to all my friends and my 2 sons who are just as handy! Thanks so much.

Dryer would either not turn on or not turn off. Door switch would not click.

  • Customer: Eric from Ashburn, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video instruction found on www.partselect.com. I removed 2 screws from the exhaust filter area. Then used a putty knife and a screwdriver to pop the top off its 2 front (hidden) plastic snaps (see video). Then disconnected the switch and unscrewed it. I replaced it with the new one and closed the unit. This was the easiest repair ever. The video instructions were perfect and showed all the needed tricks. It took 5 minutes (exactly). The only tricky part was unsnapping the electrical connection to the broken switch (take an extra 10 seconds to avoid breaking the connector). Probably saved me between $150 (repair man in our area) and $550 (replacement unit). I love this site. It help me diagnose the problem, identify the defective part, provided a diagram & installation video, and sold the part. Shipping was lightning fast, the part arrived in 36 hours. Thank you Part Select.

drum wouldn't stop turning when door opened

  • Customer: doris from chattanooga, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read your instructions and followed them exactly and I replaced the door switch. I was so proud of myself for being able to fix the dryer and save a lot of money by not having to buy a new one. I ordered the part and it was here in 24 hrs. I am so impressed with this site. I have told others about it and plan to repair my sister-in-law's dryer for her. Thank-you for honest and reliable service.Doris Brazelton

Door switch broken

  • Customer: Jim from Taylors, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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IMPORTANT: Before you begin the repair, move the dryer to gain access to the power cord and disconnect it. 1. Remove lint screen from top of dryer. 2. Remove the two screws exposed by removing the lint screen. 3. Insert slotted (flat) screwdriver from front of dryer into separation between top and each side and use it to pry the top away from each side clamp. 4. The top will then lift up like the hood of a car. With the "hood" up, you can see the switch that is engaged when the dryer door is closed. It'll look just like the one you bought. 5. Disconnect the switch. You may need a couple of small flat screwdrivers to separate the switch from the wiring. This was the hard part for me. 6. Open the dryer door and use a medium Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the switch in place. 7. Fit the new switch into the bracket on the door and use the old screws to tighten it down. 8. Plug the new switch in to the wiring. 9. Close the "hood." 10. Snap the two sides of the top of the dryer into place. 11. Replace the two screws hat hold the top of the dryer to the vent (don't over-tighten.) 12. Replace dryer vent. 13. Plug in the dryer. 14. Move it back in lace. 15. That's all, folks!

door switch broken

  • Customer: Otis D. from West Union, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed 4 screw in the back of the top plate, slide it back to gain access to the connector for the switch. 10 minute fix

Dryer would not stop when door was opened

  • Customer: Helen from Fort White, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had husband of 55yrs.replace the switch VERY SIMPLE!

Dryer kept running when the door was open, no light

  • Customer: Frank from Clermont, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions on your site. I pulled out the filter on the top of the machine. Then removed the two screws where the filter is located, I am not sure I would have found those screws had it not been for your directions. I then pulled up on the top of the machine by grabbing the sides near the front of the top, it came right up. I then raised it enough to place a broom handle to hold the top up so I could reach the switch. I removed the two screws holding the switch and then pulled the connector apart. I then replaced the switch with the two screws and plugged the connector back together. Removed the broom handle and closed the top and replaced the two screws I removed by the filter. Replaced the filter and started the machine running and opened the door and it turned off and the light came on. It took me about twenty minutes.
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