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Old 10-18-2016, 01:06 PM
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Default Whirlpool Dryer switch at bottom of heating element
Model Number: WED5300SQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Ive worked on these switches before that go on the heating element. The last time, it was the one at the top, but wen putting it back together, I see where I righed a wire with tape onto the bottom switch. I couldnt fig out where the wires went or something was missimg etc. Last time, the dryer wouldnt cut on. This time, it seems my elec tape burnt up, and it ruined that bottom switch. The heating element also had a little bit of char on it, so I ordered that bottom switch and a new element. Its the switch at very bottom of element with a bend out tab coming from thecelement that holds it. My switch or fuse has a metal piece with a female receptacle on it, and someone told me it folds in tto hook omto the block on the element. I dont know. My problem is wen i hook all the wires in where they go, theres one missing. The dryer comes on but no heat. The crimps on the wires are diff sizes, so it should be easy right? It seems im missing the one that goes to the lil fold out metal piece or one of the ones that goes to the two on the heater element. I can post a pic if i see where. Please help, my wife is trying to kill me and im already sick as a dog! Super thx in adv imon post a pic here soon


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Hope i didnt waste anyone's time. The extra wire went to a block on the other side of the back of the dryer and had come loose.
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