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Which thermostate do I replace? WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Residential dryer


Thank you for choosing and being a valued member. I can certainly assist you. 

279816 this comes with the thermal cut off and the thermostat.

Yes you should replace the thermostat and thermal cut off when replacing the thermal fuse. 

You can also visit for parts, diagrams, and repair information.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for your question. Have a great day.

SAFETY NOTICE: Be sure to disconnect power to the unit before performing any repairs. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks that might be recommended, please contact your local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
August 04, 2015

will not spin WED5300SQ0 Whirlpool Residential dryer


Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I will be more than happy to help with your air compressor. Upon researching model 921153101; it sounds like the dryer belt may be stretched out or broken. The belt keeps the dryer spinning so when it wears out it can stretch or brake causing the unit not to spin. I recommend that you unplug the dryer power cord and check the belt. I have posted a link of the belt to view the link click here.

I trust this information will help you, we appreciate your business thank for choosing Sears.

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CarlosZ -
Sears Technician
March 02, 2015

Electric clothes dryer runs, but does not heat. Whirlpool WED5300SQ0 WED5300SQ0


Thank you for being Sears’ valued member and for contacting with your question about your Whirlpool dryer model WED5300SQ0. I am so sorry it is not heating. I know how quickly the laundry and pile up when the dryer isn’t working. I will be happy to help you with this.

If the dryer stopped heating after a power outage, it could be a tripped breaker. Most people do not know that dryers normally have two breakers. One breaker restores power to the dryer and the other restores the dryer's ability to heat. If you had to reset the breaker, it is possible you overlooked the second breaker. 

If the breakers are fine, then the issue is mostly likely one of the thermostats or the thermal fuse. If the dryer overheated, any one of these safety devices can be tripped to prevent the dryer from catching fire. You will need to resolve the situation that caused the safety device to activate and also replace the device. A common problem that causes a dryer to overheat is a blocked exhaust system. I recommend you clean out any lint build up in the dryer, as well as, in the tubing behind the dryer and the exhaust duct from the house.  Sometimes you can determine which part has failed with a visual inspection. Other times, you may need to test the part with a multi-meter.

SAFETY WARNING: Disconnect the power supply to the dryer before you begin this test to prevent the risk of electrical shock.

Detach the thermostat wires (make note of how they are attached for easy hook up later). Use the multi-meter to test the ohms on the thermostat. It should read 0. An infinity reading means the thermostat has failed.

If the thermostats are fine, you will need to check the heating element. Again, be sure the power supply is disconnected. If you are not comfortable completing these tests you can set up service at or by calling 1-800-469-4663. I hope this answers your question. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business. 


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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
November 08, 2014

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