Whirlpool Cabrio dryer problems explained
Whirlpool Cabrio dryers are touted for having features like large capacity drums, high efficiency, and ease of use. These dryers also have sensor strips to help prevent over-drying clothes and wrinkling, as well as having a sanitize cycle to help remove bacteria. However, they are not indestructible and can face some problems.
Common Whirlpool Cabrio dryer problems
Dryer won’t run – When a Cabrio dryer will not run, first ensure it is fully plugged into a 240-volt power outlet. If it is properly plugged in, press the “start/pause” button. Also make sure the door is completely closed and nothing is blocking the door sensor. Next, check the fuse box for any defective fuses. Replace these and then try to power the dryer on again.
Dryer taking too long to dry – If clothes are not drying completely, or the dryer is taking too long to dry, first make sure the lint trap is clean. If the lint trap is clogged or dirty, this can lower the amount of hot air to the dryer. A dirty trap prevents the clothes from drying on time or cause the dryer to overheat. Also, putting too many or heavy clothes in the dryer can cause it to overwork, causing inefficiency.
If this is not the issue, check the exhaust vent by placing one hand over the vent hose while the dryer is running. If there is no air flowing through, the vent could be clogged and will need to be cleaned out.
No Heat – Whirlpool Cabrio dryers are commonly connected to two fuses or circuit breakers. However, if one of the two breakers are tripped or has failed, this could cause heat loss, even though the drum may still be turning. To troubleshoot this, reset the breaker and/or replace the fuses and restart the dryer. Also, ensure that the dryer is plugged into a working 240-volt power outlet.
Short cycle – If Whirlpool Cabrio dryer times are running short, or if they end before they should, the clothes in the dryer may not be meeting the sensor strips. These strips tell the dryer how long it should run depending on the weight and wetness of the clothes. This could happen when there are not enough items in the dryer, or the dryer is not on a level surface. When needing to dry smaller loads, select a timed dry cycle to ensure the items are dried correctly and the sensor strips are detecting the items.
Cabrio Error Codes – Whirlpool Cabrio dryers can present error codes when something has gone wrong. This can help troubleshoot several issues. An example would be: if the error code shows “PF”, this could mean there is a power failure or the power supply was disrupted. If the error code begins with an “F” (such as F1 or F3) or E, the dryer has sensed an issue that may need service.