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WED8300SW2 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

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The leveling foot on my dryer broke.

  • Customer: Diana from Clifton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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We only had to tilt the dryer enough to be able to screw the leveling leg in place.The only hard part was holding the dryer steady to screw in the leveling foot.

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 running but not heating up

  • Customer: Tom from Des Moines IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using the video on the site I was able to open the back on the dryer, replaced the thermal fuse and close it up in less than 15 minutes. Works great and saved me a ton of money.

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.

Suspected bad moisture sensors

  • Customer: David from Sussex WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened machine up, removed electric control panel, removed door assembly, removed lint collector assembly, removed and replaced 2 sensor bars then reassembled machine. Ended up not being the problem but, I now have new moisture sensing bars.

screetching noises and rubbing noises

  • Customer: MARK from LEWISVILLE TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The tear down on the dryer was more difficult than the instructions and internet showed due to different models used. The kit was not identical to the original parts but close enough to work (I think). The biggest issue we had was getting the drum back in and placed on the wheels where it would turn easily. Overall the repair came together but it was a bit more involved and we anticipated going into the project. The actual noises were caused by the disintegration of the tensioner wheel which broke and was wobbling on the axel.

Lint filter tore causing hang up with metal guide

  • Customer: Mark from Layton UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lint filter cover (3 screws). Removed old lint filter. Adjusted metal guide. Reinstalled lint filter cover (3 screws). Installed lint filter. Replacement filter is a like quality.

loss of heat

  • Customer: Timothy from Southamton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove back of dryer and install new part

Dyer won't start

  • Customer: TUAN from BELLINGHAM WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I take off the top panel , then take out four screw of console panel and disconnected wire from machine electric panel . Now I take four screw of door panel , disconnected door switch and take door panel out . Next step is to take 2 screw at blow housing and take this part out . Now I have enough room to take off two wire of the old thermal fuse and thermistor without removing the drum . Pull out old thermal fuse and thermisor , install the new one, reconnect two wire for each of them and reinstall all of part I take out before .The dyer work good after that but in the next day the dyer won't start again .I some time hear the sound bip bip together with the light from console panel even though I don't press any buttom at all .I thought either machine control electric or user interface die . As a new customer of partselect , I would like to hear any idea from you . Thanks for reading .

Dryer would not run or start at all. Seemed like it had no power but the light still worked and it wasn't the breaker.

  • Customer: Joshua from Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took 12 screws off the back. One screw for the fuse. $9.32 and 30 minutes and we're back in business!

no heat

  • Customer: Marshall from Cortlandt Manor NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed existing parts and replaced with new high limit thermostat and thermal fuse kit,replaced flue and tested. Worked like a charm.

lint filter gasket broken

  • Customer: Bob from Howell NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replsce

Gas burner would not fire.

  • Customer: Leif from Plainfield IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First removed and checked the ignighter. It was fine. Next I located the schematic drawing and discovered that the burner, ignighter, and flame detector were all operated by one simple 110 volt circuit. This circuit did not power up when the dryer was cycled on. I pulled the dryer from the wall, removed the back panel, the vent etc. I then located the operating thermostat and the thermal fuze. The thermal fuze was open. (GOOD NEWS AN EASY FIX!!!) Thanks Guys

The control panel won't leave Casual load.

  • Customer: Ann from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Well the video showed us taking off the back. Which wouldn't come off. Welded. Then we could not find the fuse in back of the unit or bottom. The second time we tried we found it in the front. We had to take off the front, bottom cover then we found the fuse. But, it didn't fix the problem. The unit is still on Casual load only. When we push the buttons the other lights light up but goes back to Casual. The unit is clear of lint and still drys but only at the Casual setting.

door would not close catch fell within the door

  • Customer: Richard from Marmora NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pushed the new catch in by hand. Working great.
All Instructions for the WED8300SW2
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