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We have a Whirlpool Cabrio electric dryer with steam that this

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We have a Whirlpool Cabrio electric dryer with steam that this morning developed a problem of right after you hit the start button the dryer runs for 20 seconds and will not continue. Have reset the circuit breaker with no success.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

If you did not include a model # XXXXX your question please do on you second reply if possible,this helps us serve you faster.

 

does this restart right away or do you have to wait a while? do you have a model #?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I think it is a WED6600VU, were can it be found on the unit

 

If you power off the unit and then back on we get the same results.

Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
does the motor sound loud when you push the start? does it buzz loud at first?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Same as it has always been
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
so no different sound, ok here is the technical sheets for this, you will need to put this in diagnostic mode to find the issue, click this blue link. http://www.servicematters.com/docs/wiring/Tech%20Sheet%20-%20W10156037A.pdf this will tell you what the issue is, these are usually for techs only but its the only way to isolate the problem, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

We we just waiting for your last answer and and the dryer now it has stated at 46 mins and has been counting down and startting and stoping every 5-10 minutes and we are now at 3 minutes... It only runs for 10 seconds should we wait for the cycle to end before trying diag mode?

Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
yes or unplug it to reset it, let me know when you do the diagnostics, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
We entered diag mode and are now getting a F25 code.
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok, let me check that, good job!
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok the thermistor is shorted,

F-25

Inlet

Thermistor

Shorted

F-25 flashes if the inlet thermistor is shorted.

This fault code will ONLY appear when in the

diagnostic test mode. See TEST #4a, page 6.

 

you can order this @ http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-WED6600VU-%3d%3di1181075&PartID=1181075 its part # XXXXX on this diagram, thanks and great job, Bryan

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How easy is this to replace the part?
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
you will need to remove the back panel on the dryer to get to the blower assembly, it should be right there. not bad at all according to the diagrams.
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