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Overheating problem with 3 yr. old whirlpool Cabrio electric dryer

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My dryer overheats and blows high limit fuse mostly on casual heat mode. Clothes are very hot most of the time no matter what heat setting. Get an AF code on mostly casual setting but does not come on all the time. No restriction in duct system with excellent airflow out the vent. Have replaced thermistor and high limit fuse. Also did visual inspection of heating element with no broken or sagging coils and no grounding of the element. Connections all seem to be secure. Appliance repair man said most likely control board, but do not want to dump an additional $200.00 plus dollars into the machine if not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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model number ?

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Model #  is  WED6200SW1 purchased in March, 2010

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Dryer Vent 4" diameter

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.

If you have a Harbor Freight Store near you,
$ 3.99 sometimes on sale for $ 2.99
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relay in control board sticking,need a new control board

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Mark, am leaning toward your diagnosis as have excellent airflow thru 4" aluminum vent exiting external wall of house 8 ft. away. Duct is clear and clean. Seems to blow fuse mostly when on casual cycle, but is too hot most of time on ANY temp. setting. When running dryer empty, aluminum vent is almost too hot to touch. There seems to be (2) control boards, (1) user control board and (1) main control board. Which one would it be? Thanks for the help.

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Also is there any instruction/video for replacing the control board? Biggest issue appears to be accessing it. There are two screws on the back of the control panel. Is it that easy just removing them?

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Also is there any instruction/video for replacing the control board? Biggest issue appears to be accessing it. There are two screws on the back of the control panel. Is it that easy just removing them?

 

 

Cabrio dryer Job Aid:  http://appliantology.org/files/file/244-whirlpool-cabrio-dryer/

 

Control board:  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Main-Control-Board/W10111617/1470202?modelNumber=WED6200SW1

 

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Excellent! $10.00 well spent .Will update status after repair. Thanks again.

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Latest update: Replaced control board and "BINGO"! Patient has recovered from surgery and is back to full working order. Stuck heater relay was definitely the culprit as there were tell tale signs of heat checking on one of the (2) connections. Heater element NEVER shut off creating overheating condition and blowing the high temp. limit fuse shutting down dryer. Many thanks to all you guys for your feedback. "BANZAI" !

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Domo for the posting the update!   :dude:

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