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Whirlpool Cabrio will not heat up....

Had to replace the breaker. Now the dryer runs but will not heat up. Have had the element and other parts with wires connected checked with ohm meter. All are checking good. Can't find any information on the timer or the start switch which was suggested could be the problem.
I also can't find any parts with those descriptions for this dryer.

Model # WED6400SW0
Whirlpool Cabrio

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    There is n power to my whirlpool cabrio dryer, I replaced the 30 amp breaker but still no power!

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    what do I check power is ok



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There is usually a wire diagram inside the rear panel near the timer.

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