20 Most Recent Whirlpool Cabrio WED6400SW Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

if the dryer is beeping on it's own most likely you have a bad board part WP8563974

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

This is my home movie showing a cabrio dryer and how to put it back together. It is not too difficult:

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Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Feb 03, 2015

I have a youtube channel. I have placed a bunch of service manuals on it. Not used manuals tech service tips and manuals and all kinda stuff and I think you can find a cabrio dryer service manual but I am gonna leave a few links and Fixya might or might not allow the links so I suggest you just google dan webster cabrio dryer because in the video is a link to the manual. -PawPaw

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Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Sep 30, 2014

Door strike or catch the strike is on the front panel which means removal of front panel

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Sep 06, 2014

Temperature sensor is in the dust inside of the dryer and controls how much heat is applied to the clothes.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Sep 01, 2014

u need to ometer test the push start button , the thermo fuses and thermostats, of course u have already checked the electrical plug for power? test also to see if it is getting 220 at the cuicut and back of applaince

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Jul 13, 2014

It is possible that the heating element is faulty and should be replaced

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on May 09, 2014

On the cabrio the heat selector switch is part of main board. Have you ohmed out high limit,thermostat, and heating element ?

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

you can find the answer on google and type in the question. they many videos on repairing washing machines.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Apr 01, 2014

would not lube the drum but the two small wheels that the drum rotates on sometimes their "axles" get dry and rusty and will squeak. Put some antisieze on them and see if the noise goes away.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Mar 17, 2014

Sounds like a problem I had with a Samsung electric dryer. It could very well be a sensor(s) which is screwed to the duct located inside, below the drum, near the front. The first thing I did was go to the manufacturer's web site and find the "exploded view" of the dryer and it's components. Also see if you can get the "Wiring diagram". Both of these should give you the manufacturers names and part #'s for these sensors. On the Samsung there are 2 sensors. Unfortunately it's been a while and I can't remember the actual names but I think they are high limit sensors. (This prevents the machine from overheating). These parts were very inexpensive, about $5.00 each so be careful that if you have someone do this, they don't charge you big $$ for these parts. My solution involves dis-assembly of the top and front of the dryer and unless your prepared for such a task, I might suggest you have a service technician do the job. In solving the problem, I literally disassembled the entire dryer looking for the problem. fortunately in doing so, I can recommend a few short cuts.
This is what I suggest.
Remove the top of the dryer cabinet. This should be 2 screws at the back. The top is likely hinged at the front so lift the back upwards, while gently pushing forward. Hopefully this releases the top. There may be controls attached to the top but you can unplug these without removing. Next you'll need to remove the front of the dryer housing. There will be several screws holding the front. As well being a front loader, the drum will also be supported by the front. Fortunately, all of these parts are lite weight and easily handled and you may not have to remove the drum as it may be possible to let it rest on top of the air duct. Once the front is off, look down underneath the dryer. You should see what looks like a sort of air duct with a couple of sensors screwed to it. UN-plug the wires from the sensors and remove the screws holding them. Once the sensors have been removed, match them to your "Parts diagram/list". Since yours is Whirlpool, You can probably get the parts through Sears. Otherwise, go on-line to find a retailer of the parts. I called Samsung service directly and they set me up with a parts dealer in my area, so Whirlpool may be able to do the same. Once you have the new parts, install and reassemble in reverse order. Sounds intimidating but always remember that if someone else put it together, you can take it apart and put it back.

Best of luck.

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

-There are couple things that cause a dryer no to work:
-Thermal fuse, heater element, door switch, start switch.

Good luck


Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Dec 21, 2013

Hi Thornell
Here are a few things to check:
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
then you do not have to tape the wires together as described above.
To test your thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse remove the wires from the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse and check for continuity, if you DO NOT have continuity then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse.
Check your blower wheel to make sure it is secure to the shaft and not plugged with lint,socks,etc.
If the thermal fuse overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset.
You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, remove both wires from the thermal fuse and put the test probes to each of the ends of the thermal fuse, if no continuity then replace the thermal fuse.
A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace a generic element go to the following website:

Whirlpool Cabrio... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013

Remove the attaching screws at the bottom and swing the cap up.

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered on Jan 10, 2021

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