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WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED5300SQ0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the WED5300SQ0
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Dryer would not shut off

  • Customer: Les from Slinger, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the top of the dryer and removed the faulty switch form it's mating connector. The simply removed two Phillips Head round headed screws with a screw driver and replaced the part all within 15 minutes. However, I also heard that it wasn't drying properly so after making sure my dryer vent was free of any lint build up, I removed the back of the dryer. Once removed, I completely cleand any dust from inside the dryer, then checked all of the visable wire connections and then went to PartSelect's fantastic web-site. Her they catagorize the top 7 reasons that could cause the problem (in my case) not drying and thenproceed to give you an idea of the most likely cause by publishing the failure rat in per centage values in decending order, they also provide schematics and the on top of all of that...they provide mini-videos not only showing you wher the parts are located but the step by step instructions on how to remove them and replace them. After all of this, I took my ohm meter and actually removed all of the 7 parts suggested, cleaned them up, ran a continuity check on each part and found them all in working order. Replaced the parts and checked the heat and it was back to normal!! There must have be a lose connection causing the problem. But, I can guarantee that the next time I have an appliance problem...I'll again be calling on PartSelect.com. They are awesom and they will be highly recommended to anyone I know that is experiencing problems. I have not ever seen a web-site that was so complete in excellent service. And there prices and shipping time speaks for itself. They are great!!

Belt on dryer drum broke

  • Customer: Thomas from Buffalo, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair on replacing the clothes dryer belt went great. Not only did Part Select send me the correct belt at a great price .. the helpful hints that other people gave was most helpful. The only glitch was when I was pushing the tensioner wheel to get the belt around the pulley it slipped and the spring came off. The instructions/tip of taking the drum out and how to replace it came in handy when I had to get the spring back into place. The belt finally went on but there was a slight twist in it by the tensioner wheel. Again the tip I got with my e-mail helped as I manually turned the drum and was able to right the belt. Kudos to the tips I received and the confidence I could do the job myself!!!!

Would Not Stop When Door Was Open Then Would Not Start

  • Customer: ruth from crosby, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed bolts off back (2). Took dryer vent out unscrewed the bolts (2) pushed top back and lifted up. Open door unscrewed the bolts (2) to the safety switch pulled the connection (wires) apart and replaced with new safety switch.

My dryer was blowing cool air, no heat

  • Customer: KELLY from LANHAM, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was very easy. I figured out that I needed a new heating panel, entered my model number and voila, 1 1/2 days later it was on my porch. I used the video on the Parts Select website and was able to install it myself, very easy. Saved myself time & money, a lot of money.

drum not turning

  • Customer: Edward from Shrewsbury, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
push in on clips on front top at seams apx 2-3 inches from both sides. lift lid lean it back. remove door switch. remove front panel. remove old belt. replace with new belt lifting drum slightly to get around drum rib side down. reach in and push tensioner down to the left place belt around pully and over tensioner relase gently put all item back together.

Dryer not producing heat.

  • Customer: Robert from Phoenix, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the eight 1/4" screws securing the back panel of the dryer, removed the electrical connections, and the two screws holding the heating element. Swapped the plastic switch to the new element, and reassembled. The repair took less than ten minutes and the dryer works perfectly.

Thermal CutOff broken

  • Customer: Lucien from Gainesville, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tested the old thermal cut off with multimeter, and it was defective. Replaced it using the schematic provided.

Clothes dryer would not turn on/would not run

  • Customer: Harold from Centreville, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Queried the Internet for my model number of dryer. Found Part Select web site. Went to the site and entered my model number again. Found a list of common problems and my particular dryer problem was listed. Only two possibilities - thermal fuse or timer. Studied the diagnostic criteria for thermal fuse and that seemed to fit my situation. Watched the video of how to replace the thermal fuse. After watching the video, I was convinced I could fix the dryer. Ordered the thermal fuse and it arrived in about 2 days. Followed the instructions previously viewed on the video and replaced the thermal fuse. Success!! Mission accomplished!! I felt great that I had done this by myself with help from Part Select. A service call from a repair establishment would have cost about $130.00. I fixed my dryer for about $9.00 plus shipping cost of about $7.00. And I didn't have to wait for two weeks for a repairman to show up and occupy my whole day. I forwarded the Part Select link to all of my friends and relatives and told them to use Part Select for their repair needs. Awesome web page and service! Use them!

Drum turning, but no heat

  • Customer: Erik from Chelmsford, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first pulled the drum and turned on the dryer. The igniter never turned on. So I unplugged the dryer from the outlet and measured the resistance of the igniter, which was ok. I pulled the back panel and checked the thermal fuse, which was open. I also pulled the lint system plenum off of the unit, which was clogged with lint. This probably caused the thermal fuse to overheat. I cleaned out the lint collection system, replaced the thermal fuse and re-installed the drum. dryer is now working fine.

Heating element

  • Customer: Ismael from Lafayette, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You send me a link to a video It was excellent 15 minute job. now my dryer works like the first day I got it. all I can say is thank you excellent part excellent communication extremely fast shipping. what more can I say I am 100 percent satisfied.

Dryer wont start

  • Customer: Alan from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As per video instruction that came with the email order conf

Broken belt.

  • Customer: Cynthia from Mayfield, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched Youtube video first then followed directions included with belt. Very simple and easy to follow.

Dryer took a long time to dry clothes and towels,

  • Customer: Antony from Boone, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed a number of vidieos on the Webb to determine the possible problems. The vidieos explained and demonstrated how to test the parts that could have been causing the problems. I tested the parts described in the vidieos and the ones I was able to test showed that they were not defective. I was unable to test the Cycling Thermostat and the High Limit Thermostat to my satisfaction so I ordered the two parts and installed them as demonstrated on the vidieos. The dryer works as if it was a new one. I am a very satisfied customer and will definitely purchase my parts from partselect.com in the future.

Dryer had no heat.

  • Customer: JOSEPH from Holliston, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the back panel removed old wires. Piggybacked new wire and put back together. The video was very helpful as far as where exactly to insert the new wire. Overall a very good experience. When it first happened my husband and I thought we would need a new dryer. We found your website and figured out what the problem most likely was. Ordeed the part it came within a few days. The money we saved not having to get a new dryer is great.

When started, the motor would run but the drum would not turn.

  • Customer: Lance from North Attleboro, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After removing the bottom front panel using a putty knife to pry the upper left and right edges of the panel, I noticed that the long thin drum belt had broken. I went online to PartSelect, and using the Whirlpool model number, found the parts diagrams. Since the dryer is 20 years old, I decided to order the maintenance kit part# PS373087 which includes new idler wheels, retainer clips, and a tension pulley as well as the belt . I found a number of webpages that offer guidance in replacing the belt. Along with the instructions that came with the maintenance kit, I was able to do the repairs and have the dryer up and running in 30 minutes. Remember to remove the door springs before taking off the upper front panel. You only need to loosen the bottom screws on this panel. Leaving them in place helps to align and hold the panel when re-installing it.
All Instructions for the WED5300SQ0
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