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WGR242AS5 Westinghouse Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WGR242AS5 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 WGR242AS5
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dryer belt broke

  • Customer: Veronica from Grand Ledge, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed just like the video described and it went quite well. The part arrived in a short amount of time and the belt was exactly what I needed.Thank you I will visit your web site again. A very satisfied customer. :) Veronica G.

A loud squeeling sound

  • Customer: Delbert from Grass Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had the macnine apart before ordering the Bearing Assembly. Reading other comments convinced me to order the Bearing Assembly. Parts were shipped very quickly after ordering and following the instructions on the web site things went back together easily.

Dryer was squeaking loudly.

  • Customer: Tim from Sulphur, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video instructions....easy as pie. Glad i bought the belt too....the belt on my dryer was very worn. Changed the bearing with the kit. Very easy to do. The whole job was done in an hour and a half....back together and running without the squeak. Glad i repaired instead of buying a new dryer. Next time i have a problem with an appliance, i will be checking PartSelect first.

loud metal on metal noise

  • Customer: richard from orchard beach, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced rear bearing on back of dryer. Repair cost $20.00 an a little time. Much better then buying a new dryer. It was easy to repair the video instructions were great. I would do it again it needed.

dryer timer knob broke and would not turn

  • Customer: Pam from Oxford, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just slid it on and took 2 minutes. Fit perfectly. I thought item was expensive throughout searching on the internet for a replacement dial but no local stores had it in stock and they would have to order and it was for the same price as I got it. Decided to order it myself so it would be shipped to my home. Very satisfied with product.

Dryer Squeaking

  • Customer: Gilbert from Elizabethtown, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found instructions on "UTube"some of the screws were in a different position but you can see them. While you have the dryer apart it's a great time to clean it and also as long as you've gone this far replace the belt,it's probably time.

I shut the door too hard, and the old latch fell down into the inside of the dryer.

  • Customer: Bret from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new latch easily snapped it into place.

Loud screeching noise until the dryer warmed up

  • Customer: Marila from Portland, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My order confirmation email had a "how to" video for installing the parts I ordered. I just watched the video, and the installation was ridiculously easy! We've put up with the obnoxious screeching noise for probably about two years, and with about $40 in parts and less than an hour of work time, we have practically a new dryer!!

needed to replace drum bearing

  • Customer: Jon from Jenkins, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took front panel off, removed access panel in rear to disconnect the belt from motor. removed top panel (this is a stack unit) take plastic rivets loose from lint trap, remove lint trap tube, pull drum out after slightly pulling up to dislodge drum from bearing cradle, Remove bracket and bearing from back of unit, clean parts of old grease (be carefull not to loose small ball bearing on back) Reassemble parts using moderate amount of new grease, put parts back together in reverse order.

Dryer making scrubbing noise while running

  • Customer: David from Raven, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is a front load dryer. First unbolt top cover of dryer. Then unbolt screws and connections to control panel. Next unbolt all screws holding dryer door and front bottom panel. Next take belt off of drum and slide out drum from the front. From inside of drum remove 3 screws and remove bearing then put new bearing on and bolt up the same way you take old one off. Using an 8mm socket or wrench remove plastic bearing cage located at rear of dryer. When unbolting there is a retaining clip and small steel ball to be removed from back of dryer. Replace this the same way you take it off. He sure to grease the bearing cage then replace everything back from putting the drum in first to your last step bolting on top cover of dryer. Hope this helps anyone doing this repair.

worn bearing, squeaking, scraping sound

  • Customer: Terry from Lancaster, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have used this company twice now and both times have been a good experience. Would highly recommend!

Broken belt

  • Customer: Jim from Middleboro, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Many thanks for the video you guys put together on replacing dryer belts! I didn't know how I was going to get inside the dryer. I had the dryer apart in 10 minutes! Had to wait a day for the belts to come in. New belt in and dryer running in 15 minutes! Thanks for running a first class operation!! Jim

Broken belt; Second one in 2-years.

  • Customer: Edward from Sayville, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I heard the dryer running, but I didn't hear it tumbling like usual, so I got suspicious. I popped the top off of the dryer to reveal a broken belt. Installation took 20 minutes.

Loud squeek when running

  • Customer: Kristina from Draper, UT
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Could not figure out how to get into the dryer. Wasted a couple hours trying different things. Found a video online which showed the repair I wanted to make. After that it was easy. One needs to be tall and in shape to lift the drum out of the case....or have the help of a second person. Only a little blood was shed but now feel confident I can replace any of the parts in the dryer if needed.

Dryer just barely got warm

  • Customer: J Martin from Guerneville, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Everything I needed to know was already on your website. Prying off the top of the dryer (with a big screwdriver under the front of the top) was the hardest thing, since I was afraid I would break something. Only then can the front be removed (taking out just 2 phillips screws). The rest is easy.
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