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No idea what you mean by "reset". I expect you pull the plug and that will be it.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered 2 hours ago


AF on your Cabrio means the Air Flow is being obstructed. Make sure the vent is secure and free of debris at the back of the appliance. Also ensure there is no obstruction where it is vented outside of your home. Lastly, make sure the lint trap is clean. Your dryer will still run normally, but it's best to go through your checklist so no further issues arise.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on May 14, 2019


It probably isn't shutting off because either the thermostat isn't working or the computer isn't switching it off because it is faulty or isn't receiving temperature information from the sensor in the wash tub...

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on May 08, 2019


Depending on the dryer, it could simply be the wrinkle guard setting. This is the case with my Kenmore (Whirlpool) dryer.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on May 02, 2019


Depending on the year, the f1 code may be a control board failure code. Board can be replaced or in my case a 15 or so minute fix by soldering one of the blown out solder joints on the board. If you decide to check the board yourself, unplug the unit before disassembling. If it is the solder joint it will be very evident which one has fried once you take the board out.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on May 02, 2019


Depending on the year, the F1 code is a control board fault. If the dryer does not start (clicking noise heard but drum does not start) it may be a solder joint on the board has cooked. If you are handy it is a 15-20 minute fix.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on May 02, 2019


Replace the thermal fuse . A small white plastic piece on the blower housing with 2 wires going to it .

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Apr 30, 2019


This may seem like a silly question, but have you checked the vent. If it is clogged or blocked, the sensor is going to prevent the element from coming on.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Apr 20, 2019


There are two thermistors (thermal sensors) in this dryer; one is the outlet thermistor located on the blower housing and the other is the inlet thermistor located on the heating element housing as an integral part of the high-limit thermostat.
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These thermistors are negative coefficient type and monitors the dryer temperature on their locations according to their resistance which varies inversely with the temperature. The resistance drops as the temperature rises and rises as temperature drops.

One or both of the thermistors has an open connection or high resistance which makes the electronic control board thinks that the dryer temperature is low no matter how high it is. The electronic control board then doesn't cycle the heater relay and continue to turn on the heating element. The dryer temperature continues to rise and this blows the thermal fuse.

Make sure the thermistors are connected snugly. Remember that loose or open connection means high (infinite) resistance which makes the electronic control thinks of low dryer temperature. Measure the resistance of each thermistor then refer to the tables below. Replace the thermistor if the resistance reading doesn't comply with the table.
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Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Apr 04, 2019

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