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WED6600VW0 - Whirlpool Cabrio keeps blowing thermal fuses


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#1 josh.a.ferguson

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 10:51 PM

Hello All,

I have a Whirlpool Cabrio Washer and Dryer, about 5 months ago the dryer blew a thermal fuse. I replaced the fuse (figured I was done), and then several weeks later it blew again. This time, I replaced the cap from the dryer vent, used my shop vac to see if there was anything blocking in the vent. (The vent is about 20 feet from the dryer to the outside, runs through the crawl space). I then replaced the fuse again, it lasted about two weeks and then blew. I replaced it again just to get the unit back up and running and then two days later it blew again. So I am now on fuse number 4, and am frustrated as hell. There has to be another cause than just lack of airflow. Any thoughts on this?

TIA,

--Josh

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 12:55 AM

What material is your dryer vent made out of (rigid aluminum duct, PVC, slinky-collapsible, etc.)? Better yet, post a picture of your vent here.

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:07 AM

Dryer Vent
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.


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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

if ur vent is clear the heater relay is hanging up in control board had a couple of these already

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:51 PM

also, Heating Element may be partially shorted to chassis (ground)
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