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WGR242AS5 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the WGR242AS5
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Loud Squeaking noise

  • Customer: David from Sioux Falls SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed step by step instructions from the video provided by Parts Select

replace rear bearing

  • Customer: Dwight from Milaca MN
  • 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
This was a stacked washer and dryer combo and is a lot more difficult to repair, requiring a lot more to take apart and put back together.

DRYER MADE LOUD SQUEAL DURING OPERATION

  • Customer: BOB from PRATTVILLE AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I SET UP MY LAPTOP WITH THE PARTSELECT VIDEO GOING. LAID OUT MY TOOLS AND THE INDIVIDUAL PARTS THAT WERE IN THE KIT. I WATCHED THE VIDEO A SEGMENT AT A TIME, PERFORMING THE TASKS IN THE SAME MANNER THAT THE INSTRUCTOR DID. ALL TOGETHER, THE PROCESS TOOK LESS THAN TWO HOURS, I HAD NO QUESTIONS OR DIFFICULTIES, AND THE REPAIR PROCESS WENT FLAWLESSLY AND SUCCESSFULLY. I HAD NEVER DONE ANYTHING MORE COMPLICATED ON A DRYER THAN REPLACING THE HOSE BEFORE THIS. THE SENSE OF PRIDE IN DOING A REPAIR OF THIS LEVEL MYSELF, AND AVOIDING PAYING SOMEONE RIDICULOUS FEES TO DO IT, IS BEYOND DESCRIPTION.

latch broken

  • Customer: Lukas from Pasadena CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pulled out old catch with old pliers and popped new one, simple.

Constant high pitch squeaking

  • Customer: Courtney from Washington IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out drum which was the hardest part because Im short so I needed a little man power to lift it up then out.... Replaced entire bearing parts and belt.... You do need a nut driver for that but we ended up using plyers which worked okay.... All in all it was way easier than I thought it was gping to be.... Now it sounds brand new.

No heat

  • Customer: THOMAS from VINELAND NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Taking the front of the dryer off was rather easy. A two screws under the control panel and once the flap that separates the washer and dryer was removed there are 4 more screws to remove and release the control panel (disconnect wire harness and let panel hang). Once removed, two more screws separate the door/front of the dryer. Remove those and the 4 on the top front of the dryer. When completed the only restriction you have are bracket mounts. Just give a good tug and the front should separate from the body. Thereafter, the drum can be removed by removing the belt first. Reach to the back and depress the spring loaded pully by moving it to the right, releasing the belt. Let the belt hang while you unscrew the the drum screws, 3 located in a triangle pattern inside the drum. Remove them and the drum from out of the dryer. Straight ahead of you is the heater assembly. In my case, only the coil had to b replaced. So it was as simple as removing the old and in with the new. Reverse your disassembly to get reassembly.

Dryer was making a loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Michael from Drums PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed a new rear drum bearing kit and new drum belt

Rear drum bearing worn out

  • Customer: jack from Post Falls ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Basically followed the You tube videos on standard, stand alone dryers as mine is a stack-able unit. Allow a lot of room to work. Unplug electricity and or the gas, vent hose and water hoses. Start removing screws as per the video, remove Belt then lift up then out the dryer drum. (The drum drops in from above on the back of the unit)the rest is remove and replace as you go. *TIP... I use my phone to photograph tricky areas so I can review as needed. It was more scary then difficult. You can do it!

Broken plastic door handle

  • Customer: Clifford from Petaluma CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped on the new one.

Turn type start switch, knob set screw came loose, further use destroyed switch stalk and twisted it out of fixture.

  • Customer: Roger from Laramie WY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Check that power cord is still disconnected from initial inspection. Remove chassis cover plate. Count and set the screws aside. Check type and fit of replacement. Twist-lock new switch into place. Swap wires onto proper terminals of new switch. Replace cover plate. Replace and tighten switch knob. Re-connect power plug. Activate new switch. Three tests successful. Return dryer to ready position. Test again- OK. Repair complete.

Loud squeaky noise

  • Customer: Alexander from GREECE NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dryer was making a horrible squeaking noise comparable to nails on a chalkboard! I looked to get a similar used replacement because I was in a bit of a pinch for $$$, after being frustrated and not finding anything I came here and found all the parts I needed for my repair for UNDER $40!!!! I followed the super easy how to video that was provided on this website. This is the second repair I have made to this dryer, I did the heating element about a year ago. I also used this site to purchase the part and used the how to video associated with that repair. I was very surprised that I received the part the next day when I paid for regular standard shipping! Overall this was a an awesome experience and I have saved so much money repairing my dryer on my own vice paying someone to do it!!!

dryer was making a shrill noise

  • Customer: Mike from Goldonna LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the front then removed the belt that turns the drum pulled the drum strait up from the top then removed the bushing from the back wall put the new one in I also put A little grease in the new bushing to keep it from wearing installed the drum and front. realy easy. I'm A Instructor at A technical collage in Winnfield Louisiana and I used this as A project for my students.

drum belt

  • Customer: MANUEL from SAN JACINTO CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
so easy my daughter installed it the video was very helpful

drum making noise

  • Customer: Fred from Cle elum WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove top lid (snaps and remove ground wire), remove front, 2 Phillips screw; remove nylon stop (Phillips screw) remove belt from motor (access plate 2 Phillips screws). Lift back of drum from pivot, remove from cabinet. check heating element for distorted or damage coils. Straighten or replace. clean felt surface and install new felt with glue. install new sliders in drum. assemble, rotate, listen for scraping. there should be no scraping sound when rotated. scraping can be from the heating element being distorted from lack of air flow because the drum stalled. If not fixed the heating element will be damaged when powered

Loud screeching noise, barrel turned OK and Heater worked

  • Customer: Ellen from Willits CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the lower back panel off. Loosened the center bolt and took off the old Idler pulley. It looked brown in the middle and didn't roll well. But I wasn't sure if that was it, because the noise was so loud and sounded metal on metal. So I checked everything and vacuumed everything. After I got the new part it took me about 5 minutes to put the new one on. And dryer works fine. Thanks for the quick response and I saved about $200.00!
All Instructions for the WGR242AS5
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