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WGR242AS5 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WGR242AS5 parts

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Dryer squeals while running

  • Customer: Jill from Norfolk, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I wanted to know why my dryer was making such an ear-piercing screech. Googled, and found Steve at PartSelect. After watching the 10 minute video on how to replace the rear drum bearing, I knew this was something we could do at home. I ordered the parts on Friday and they arrived on Monday. Also ordered a new drum belt and drum glide. Didn't know if we would need those parts, but figured while we had the dryer apart, we might as well replace them. My husband watched the 10 minute video the following Saturday, and together we replaced all 3 parts. The original bearing was small enough to fit through the hole (which it shouldn't) and metal shavings we all over the plastic holder. The large metal ball attached to the dryer had grooves worn into it. The kids we amazed, too! I can't believe the repair was so easy! Seeing the inside of the dryer makes me wonder why they cost so much! Do not hesitate to make this repair yourself. Even just one person could do it.

Dryer Won't Heat Up

  • Customer: Michael from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Never knew I was handy, but I did it! I was reluctant to spend a couple $100 on a repair visit, so found this site and bought the coils I needed for only $26+tax. It's pretty easy. I just lifted up the top of the dryer with a screw driver, should snap open. Then unscrewed the front panel with two screws from the inside. Then located the old coils on the bottom left. The bracket that holds them is a little difficult to remove as you need to have a small philips screw driver to get the back one. But once I got that off, just unplugged the old ones and put the bracket back, then the panels and it WORKED. The only problem I have is that I didn't take the door switch off properly and now the dryer doesn't stop spinning if I open the door and want to check the clothes. So I may have to get someone in eventually.

Rear drum bearing failure

  • Customer: TonyMac from Alamo, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow instructions all most to the letter. In video it was stated to get an assistant to hold static / housing retainer in place to start screws. I put it in place and, used Duck Tape to hold it there while i started screws. Thanks for the deal on parts and, video. I would also suggest advising to check the nylon strips on felt at the front top. Mine were worn. But there was enough at the back of nylon to remove and, glue remainder in place almost as good as new. Again! ''THANKS!''

The only probelem was to take out the drum, because it was a washer and dryer combo. the dryer was on top, i did not have any room to pull out the drum

  • Customer: Witly from Wheatley Heights, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I remove the drum, and install the bearing just like the instructions in the video.

Drum Squeeking

  • Customer: Mark from Aurora, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the Drum Bearing and Shaft

dryer would heat up but shut off too early

  • Customer: D from Oak Park, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pushed screwdriver into the two clips between the top and front to release the connection. took off front. at the bottom front left side, took out screws to access parts that needed to be replaced. put everything back together. dryer works like new. easy.

dryer started to squeal when started

  • Customer: Niel from Howell, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the repair video on how to replace the rear bearing and ordered the parts.The video was 100% correct and showed the repair step by step I didnt even need to replay it.The repair went as expected and no left oover parts. My dryer runs smooth and quiet, My wife loves her quiet dryer.

squeeking & thumping noise

  • Customer: Thomas C. from Manahawkin, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
i followed the video step by step & i never thought a repair could go so well thanks to the repair video

Machine was not starting

  • Customer: Lorena from Sanger, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Slowly my dryer began to stop worftking. I found myself wiggling the starter knob to make it work until it completely gave up. I took the model name and number and found a video describing how to replace the starter device. it took me about 20 minutes to make the change. it only took that long because I decided to clean out the interior thoroughly with a vacuum. All in all it was very easy.

Scraping noise at rear of drum

  • Customer: Bruce from Roscoe, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video on you tube went to PartSelect web site determined it was the rear bearing from the probable causes listed. Received part in two days and the job took less than thirty minutes. The limited access to the belt motor was the only difficult part of the job but by putting the belt on the idler pulley first and pulling down on the belt I was able to get it over the motor pulley. Thanks PartSelect for making this job easier than I thought it would be.

drum squeak

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Auburn, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After figuring out how to remove the top, front, and control panel from the Gallery series, which is different than the dryer in the video, the repair was easy. Just followed the rest of the proceedure in the video.

Old bearing made noise. Grease was dry and worn out.

  • Customer: Edward from Lindenhurst, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video was very helpful. Glad I bought the entire kit. Dryer works great and no noise.

Dryer became very loud after about 15 min.

  • Customer: warren from holly hill, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video that was provided!! Now I know how to get the top and front of dryer OPEN. Now I can clean interior of dryer ALSO, lots of lent!!

Squeaky Squealing dryer, then the drum stopped turning

  • Customer: Heather from Glendive, MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions in the videos that came with the email I got when the parts shipped. I would recommend looking at all the parts that come with the kit before you start. The video says to reuse some parts, but you have new ones. Also, after unplugging the dryer, I used a flat screw driver to pop the tabs on the 'lid' of the dryer. Removing the two screws that hold the front on was easy, and removing the front to sit aside. The flashlight is nice when you reach under the drum to get the belt off the idler pully and motor pulley. Wiggling the drum out was a little tricky but not hard. After removing the drum, I vacuumed the lint and really cleaned the inside of the dryer. Taking the screws out of the inside of the drum would be easier if you can put it up on a table or other work surface. Bottom line, I'm a girl with arthritis and did it by myself, you can too :) Dryer runs like a dream

Very loud squeal when dryer is running

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions in a Youtube video that an individual made with his kids. The only hard part was removing the drum assembly, the rear drum bearing was very difficult to unseat. I had to reattach the front of the dryer to give the drum assembly more support to be able to lift the rear - but overall it was quite easy to figure out disassembly and reassembly of the dryer. There's really not that much to them.
All Instructions for the WGR242AS5
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