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Title: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 24, 2011, 03:22:11 PM
i need help asap....hubby tired of buying parts nothing is fixing this. about one week ago the dryer just stopped heating. did a little research on net. found out how to take off back and remove Heating Element (http://www.repairclinic.com/Heating-Element-Parts?s=t-WED6400SW1-%3d%3dc42). did so. it looked like it was charred like it had been on fire. so we figured definately need a new one. ordered it friday came on monday put it in still no heat. it didnt come with the Thermostat (http://www.repairclinic.com/Thermostat-Parts?s=t-WED6400SW1-%3d%3dc24) on the bottome of it so i said well maybe it blew that when it was on "fire". so i ordered that monday and it came today. i just put it in still no heat. could there be something else or could i have rewired it wrong. i wrote down exactly where i took the wires off from but something is still definately wrong. thanks for your help

Whirlpool WED6400SW1 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-WED6400SW1-%3d%3d) Dryer.
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: MajorApp on March 24, 2011, 04:06:11 PM
   Check the rest of your thermostats for continuity. #s 8,5 amd 40. Also check for 240 volts at your outlet. Might have a half blown breaker.

The charrring on your old element sounds normal from the heat generated by the element.

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Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 24, 2011, 05:34:00 PM
dont have the capability to check the continuity guess i will just pull the other thermostats and find the part numbers and just order them tonight, thanks i had no idea it had more thermostats i did just find online about the thermal cut off and i was searching for it online but i couldnt find it sold seperate so maybe the other one is the one sold with it im gonna go pull it and check the part number thanks a lot for your help
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: JWWebster on March 24, 2011, 06:13:02 PM
Cabrio Dryer Service Manual


http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=store;sa=view;id=104
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: MajorApp on March 24, 2011, 07:28:46 PM
  I hope you get lucky. not doing any testing is like shooting in the dark
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 24, 2011, 08:07:20 PM
yeah when i go out tomorrow im gonna go ahead and pick me up one of the Testers (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Multimeter/964740) and come back and test the things i ordered and hopefully one of them will be bad and it will be all good i really wanted to get the stuff ordered today so it would ship tomorrow so i could get it by monday (fingers crossed) but i found out that tester isnt that expensive either so im gonna get that and if one of the three i ordered isnt it i will probably be back on here asking for more ideas, either way i will definately update tomorrow afternoon. thanks again
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: krazytech on March 24, 2011, 11:43:41 PM
I would check the Hi limit thermo.. for continuity..

also check to see if you have a clean vent .

Whirlpool
Part Number: 8566498 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/High-Limit-Thermostat/8566498/1201462)
Description:   Thermostat, HI-Limit this is a kit change all the thermos in the kit..
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 25, 2011, 05:57:19 AM
i did clean out the vent system completely yesterday after all my research and the hi limit thermostat is the one that came in the mail yesterday that i replaced but still no heat. to bad i didnt know that part number for that kit before i ordered all of them seperate thanks again
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: JWWebster on March 25, 2011, 10:04:01 AM
Page 49 shows an exhaust thermistor.
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 25, 2011, 10:38:31 AM
the one i ordered is on the exhaust housing...well that is what i would call it...it is between the fan and the exhaust hole that the exhaust vent connects to and beside it was a thermal fuse so i ordered that too just in case.....im about to leave home and go do some errands and pick me up one of them meters from the hardware store and then when i get back the evening i will test all the parts i took off and post the readings if they are all fine i guess ive spent even more money for nothing but least i will have the meter to test anything else you guys come up with.....thanks again
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: JWWebster on March 25, 2011, 10:40:54 AM
Be sure and remove at least one wire from each component so you won't get a false read from a closed loop.
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: MajorApp on March 25, 2011, 11:08:50 AM
 That thermostat kit number 8566498 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/High-Limit-Thermostat/8566498/1201462) comes up as only the high limit thermostat.
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 29, 2011, 11:15:37 AM
sorry it has taken me so long to post back. i did get me a continuity tester over the weekend and tested all the parts that i ordered. well the hi limit thermostat that i ordered first that didnt fix it wasnt bad to start with. now out of the three i ordered last thursday evening two were bad and one was not. the one that was not was the cheapest i only paid 1.50 plus 2.30 shipping on ebay from an appliance parts dealer so all in all not bad onthat front. i did a different tester than that which u guys recommended it didnt have any kind of read out on it just a red light, but my local hardware dealer said it was just as good for what i was doing and it was the only one he had and i didnt wanna drive another 30 miles to get the other one. well one of the parts came yesterday that i needed and it tests good, i just tracked the other one i need and it is on its way to me from my local p.o.carrier so hopefully in about another hour-or two i will be able to tell u if i have a working dryer or not! thanks again everyone
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: AJ on March 29, 2011, 11:21:37 AM
Thanks for the update.

Please remember that when you order parts through our site using the parts search box or links you help support this forum.

Not only that but you can always return any part for any reason because our parts affiliate has the best Return Policy (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=7238.0).

That being said please keep us updated.  O0
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 29, 2011, 12:59:42 PM
well i just got the two "broken" parts installed and itWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks again guys and when i need something else i will definately come here to order it next time i didnt even realize that i could but when i ever need anything else i will certainly come here first. thanks again
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: AJ on March 29, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
Glad to hear you got it repaired!  O0

Care to share the part numbers of the part/parts you used to fix it?

Thanks!
Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: crappycabrio on March 29, 2011, 01:58:37 PM
well i done some stuff really really backwards and cost myself some extra money but that said this is what all i bought,
i ordered first the heating element which was part number 8573069 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-8573069-%3d%3d)
mine was definately burnt up and the springs were all apart in many pieces.
when that came it didnt fix it so i thought that it must need the thermostat that goes at the bottom where the heating element goes into the housing which was part number 8566498 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-8566498-%3d%3d)  at the time i thought that was the only thermostat and i ordered it but when it came that didnt fix it either so i started looking harder on line and found this website and soon found it had three more thermostats or thermal fuses and they might or might not be bad. at the time i had no continuity tester so i order all three. part numbers as follows: 3977393 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-3977393-%3d%3d) which i could not find as a stand alone part and i could only find a kit which is part number 279816 (http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermal-Fuse-and-High-Limit-Thermostat/2651). it had the above mentioned thermostat in it (with a different part number as you will see why in a moment, 3390291 was the part numer on it) as well as the one i just mentioned 3977393. after it arrived i then realized that it had a jumper wire set to make it the right thermostat i ordered above but it initially looks different so i never realized that just this one kit would fix two problems for the price of one. then i ordered part number 8577274 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-8577274-%3d%3d) and 3392519 (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-3392519-%3d%3d) if only the websites had mentioned that the kit replaced two different fuses and could be converted to make the one into the other one it would have saved me about 25.00 bucks. however if id had that tester i could have saved even more.
i hope that this all makes sense to everyone reading it.

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Title: Re: cabrio dryer
Post by: AJ on March 29, 2011, 02:10:59 PM
Thanks,  O0