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WED8300SW2 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED8300SW2 parts

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All Instructions for the WED8300SW2
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Dryer wouldn't turn on

  • Customer: Scott from Cypress, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When I initially inspected the dryer when it stopped working, I noticed a ball of lint had collected on the backside of the thermal fuse. I figured that had allowed the temperature to exceed the fuse's max temp. To relace, I simply removed the dryer's rear panel, disconnected the thermal fuse and replaced it. Once all back together, the dryer powered on with no problem.

Noisy/Rattleing Tumbler

  • Customer: Julian from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First i did some research on the internet approx.1yr ago.Just in case any problems like this or any other kind of problems should arise which it did.The whole thing is Easy all you have to have is some basic knoledge of how things work.All of this came "OFF" in (4) sections.After installing everything back it was as "Quiet"as the day we purchased it.Good for another 5yrs.Retired welder & "J.O.A.T.Julian San Antonio,Texas

Would not start

  • Customer: George from Brooksville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Per the electrical diagram that was in the dryer , using a VOLT OHMETER I found the thermal fuse was open. Then ordered the part , arrived the NEXT DAY via Standard Shipping. Easy to replace .

Dryer was throwing a E1 Error

  • Customer: John from Indian land, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the back dryer cover off and removed the lint cover all from the back of the dryer then replaces the Thermistor (held with 2 screws).

Door latch was broken

  • Customer: William from Champaign, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This dryer refuses to die and I am happy to keep it that way. Door latch was replaced in less than a minute using this kit. Easiest repair ever.

My dryer had stop working and the terminal block, wires, and dryer plug burnt out

  • Customer: tiffanee from antioch, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replace the terminal block, wires , and dryer plug I unscrewed the back of the dryer and basically replace was burnt out. I was about to pay 200.00 to have it done but I looked on youtube and seen how easy it was so I just chose the site to order what I needed to be replace and it arrived quickly and more affordable to do it myself. Thanks I hope the was useful.

door would not close

  • Customer: Daniel from Stratford, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Slipped screwdriver on top and bottom of catch and pullef out. Pressed new catch in plact. Job finished.

Felt wears on the dryer lint screen

  • Customer: Judy from Cloverdale, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No repair. Just replaced the screens in the dryer and they slide in and out to clean. The felt gets worn fast.

dryer would not turn on

  • Customer: Eric from Wallkill, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
found door switch was ng, replaced however the new part would not fit like the original. I had to use part of the old switch to make it work. It seems as if there was a piece missing from the new replacement part. There was no way it could have worked they way it was recieved. The door switch needs some sort of stand off spacer in order to match the original part. Lucky for me I saved the old part.

wouldn't turn on

  • Customer: Ron from Zionsville, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the instructions and really quite easy to fix. I didn't know why dryer wouldn't turn on but went with the odds that the thermal fuse was the problem-- and it was. Once I got the part it was back together and running in less than 30 minutes!

dryer would not heat

  • Customer: richard from cape girardeau, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am a licensed electrician I found the bad part and I ordered it and when it came in I replaced it.

no heat

  • Customer: Phyllis from wichita, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the back off and the heating element and thermal fuse out. Reversed.

lint filter coming apart

  • Customer: Alan from Oklahoma City, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed old one, threw it away, and inserted new one.

Dryer stopped heating

  • Customer: Daniel from Palmyra, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using information found on this site, I was able to quickly locate the two bolts on the lower front panel of the dryer to get at the heating element. Once I removed the panel, I was able to use a multi-meter to determine that the heating element was the issue as the resistance reading was infinite opposed to the expected 10 ohms. When the replacement part arrived, I then re-accessed the heating element to remove it. I removed two bolts from the front deflector to gain access to the heating element (after opening the lower panel) and also removed a third bolt that held the heating element in. Once those were removed, I was able to remove the old heating element which was indeed bad as the wire was broken. I did find that it took a little effort to remove the old heating element. It was quite firmly placed in its location however once I put enough effort into it, it came out quite nicely and the replacement element went in quickly.

Broken door catch

  • Customer: Chuck from Bozeman, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two small screws on door edge, pop out broken part, insert new part, replace screws. Took 2 minutes 18 seconds. Nice to have various door catches in the Kit. This was a repair on a 1979 Whirlpool Dryer. Great price & service!!
All Instructions for the WED8300SW2
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