Jan 302011

You will need to have access to the inside of the dryer to release the motor clips. Our tutorial is located here

If you are replacing the motor, the clips will need to come off the motor. To do this use a flat head or nut driver and apply a small amount of pressure to release the clip.

With both clips off, the blower wheel will need to be removed. This is the tricky part on two roller dryers, the plastic part that connects to the rear of the motor will strip out. Often times the blower wheel will need to be broken off at the wheel.

Place a box wrench on the square shaft and vise grips on the motor shaft next to the pulley, applying pressure to both will break the dryer’s blower wheel free.

Once off the wire harness will need to be removed, the clip on the top and bottom will both need to be removed pictured here

Jan 222011

Whirlpool makes their control lock very confusing.

Often times people will look on the control panel and the control lock light will go on and they can not figure out how to unlock the control panel.  They will try pressing and holding the cancel button and unplugging the washer or dryer to reset it.  None of these options work.

All you need to do is press and “hold the end of cycle” button for 3 seconds and the control panel will unlock.

This is a quick DIY repair that you can do on your own if the problem should arise.


Whirlpool Washer Appliance Parts: Click Here

Edited: April 14th 2015