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Manufacturer #: WP22002263 /
Manufactured by: Whirlpool /
Fix #: FIX11739347
Manufacturer #: WP22002263 |
Manufactured by: Whirlpool |
Fix #: FIX11739347
Replaced dryer door switch and replaced light bulb inside dryer.
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Watched YouTube videos on how to diagnose and execute the repair. Always unplug the unit prior to performING any work. Diagnosed the heating element was bad. Easy to remove using only a 1/4" socket or nut driver. Decided to replace the thermal fuse and thermostat while I had the unit apart. To reassemble just reverse the steps. Very easy repair to complete yourself with little/no appliance knowledge. Good luck.
The only problem I had was seeing how to access the light bulb. With the model number I was able to locate the parts breakout in the drawing Door Shroud & Latch Assembly. In that drawing the light bulb is item 9. 1. You have to remove the cover by removing the screw item 13. Becareful not to drop the screw into the washer. 2. You have to unscrew the bulb and 3. install the new bulb. At this point you can see the new bulb light, confirming that the problem was a burned out bulb. 4. Replace the cover by reinstalling the screw item 13.
Follow the easy video instructions on the website! I pulled off the front cover and door, then the front cover of the drum while propping-up the top cover to get more room to work. Take the drive belt off by compressing the tension roller then slip the entire drum out the front. I drilled out the old rivets on the drum front cover and installed new pads as per the video. I then used a flat blade screw driver to open the metal tabs that hold the felt pads in place and removed the pads (on the front cover and inside the unit on the back cover). Pay attention to how they overlap on the ends because you want it correct so the drum does not rub the wrong way on the overlap as it spins. It spins clockwise as you look at the front of the machine. I used the screw driver to push the tabs back down as I held the felt in place and worked around each one to install it. A large flat blade works really well. When you put the drum back inside, you need to work your fingers (or use the screw driver) to make sure the felt pad is folded over on itself and the drum is seated. I found it helpful to have someone hold the drum up in position so the back pad stays well seated while I was putting the front support cover on and doing the same thing with the front felt pad. I also put the 2 screws in place (finger tight) to help hold the drum while I was making sure the felt pad was seated all the way around the front of the drum. Then I finished putting no the rest of the front cover (not the front panel yet) and then reinstalled the drive belt on the motor and tension roller. This take both hands because you have to reach around on both sides of the hot air vet to do this. Then reinstall the top cover, the front cover and door and your all set. The dryer now drys cloths very quickly like it did when we first bought it over 20 years ago. I had also replaced the drum rollers and the tension roller earlier but if you haven;t done this, i would do them at the same time when you have the drum out of the machine. They are inexpensive and easy to do when it's all apart anyway. It helps to reduce any noisy squeaks and makes it run nice and quiet like it did when new!
First I locked the panel to prevent hitting the water lever. Screwed in the new bulb. Unlocked the panel and I had a new light. Very easy.
I followed the instruction videos sent online for each item, with my order confirmation, to the letter. They were put forward in a way that made the process very easy to follow.
Removed door, and front bezel. Write the colors of the wires next to the door switch and the moisture sensor on the bezel so that you can remove the wires, this makes it easier. Lifted top up and pulled drum out, but did not remove belt. Inspected wheels and roller shaft. Needed to replace (2) Roller Wheels, (1) Roller Shaft, (2) Retaining Rings, & (2) Shaft Washers. Ordered parts from the site. Removed the Retaining rings. The retaining ring tool I bought from the hardware store did not fit the holes in the retaining ring, so I had to file the tips down. Once the retaining rings are removed, the washers and rollers come off easily. The Roller Shaft can be removed by loosening the nut on the back side of the shaft. Inserted new shaft and tightened nut, then replaced both rollers, and washers, and reinstalled the Retaining rings. Put drum back in place, tied all wires back in and reinstalled front bezel and door.
Opened top of dryer with putty knife. Unscrewed 3 wire switch. Had difficulty separating the male and female attachments from dryer (This took the most time. very tight). Replaced with new 3 wire door switch. Repositioned top of dryer. Replaced bulb. This process took approximately 15-20 mins. and was extremely easy and fast except for separating the two 3 wire connections.
Took front panel off then dryer tub and replaced pulley and belt. Put back together in reverse order.
I removed drum from cabinet and noticed one of the drum support rollers was froze to spindle and wore down in one spot. Both front and rear drum seals were also worn. I ordered the parts and they arrived in 2days. The front drum seal was easy to install but not so much for the rear seal. I installed the rear seal before gluing bye clamping the seal every foot with 6inch clamps, 5 total and then start gluing and moving the clamps, to one side. as needed. I have done several of these now and this is the best way I've found. Support rollers are easy just need a pair of pliers and a small flat head screw driver. Installing the belt over the drum bye yourself is not easy but can be done. There are several videos online that are a big help.
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