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WED6400SW1 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED6400SW1 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dryer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the WED6400SW1
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latch on door broke

  • Customer: donna from westmoreland, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 8 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
very easily

Brooken Dryer Door Catch

  • Customer: Ralph from Wheelersburg, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the broken catch with a pair of needle nose pliars and replaced it the same way. Took about 10 minutes. Saved a Service Call

Door catch will no longer secure the door close

  • Customer: Gregory from Carlsbad, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Pliers and screw driver to pop out the old door catch and pop in the new one. Saved $69.95 service charge for a tech to come to the home.

The dryer started to rattle very loudly

  • Customer: Scott from Fredericksburg, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled off the front panel to access the motor and pulley systems underneath the tumbling cylinder. I disconnected the tension spring on the pulley assemble. Then after sliding the belt off the pulley, I removed the screw that held the pulley to the bracket. I put the new pulley on, slide the belt over the new pulley and attached the spring. Nothing difficult, just a little uncomfortable squeezing both hands into the bottom space.

low heat coil in element burnt in half

  • Customer: Robert from springcreek, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 27 of 72 people found this instruction helpful
installed element and got no heat at all reinstalled old element and same amount of low heat was generated.my question is do i need to replace another part when replacing old element with new one.thank you Robert Carlson.

Dryer making a rumbling sound

  • Customer: Michael from Jacksonville, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased the dryer maintenqance repair kit. Very simple to do. Easy to follow instructions. Took less than an hour. Everything I needed was in th kit. Did not have to run to home depot for anything.

When using the dryer the cycle would stop and display E1 as the reason

  • Customer: Joyce from Holbrook, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the bottom panelof the dryer and located the thermistor through the schematic for my machine. Removed the old one and put the new one in the same way. No more E1 problems and all cycles now complete themselves.

Dryer would shut off mid way through cycle and give an E1 error code

  • Customer: Dwayne from Bainbridge, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
After turning off the power to the dryer I removed two screws to the bottom front panel and droped it out of the way. I remved three screws hloding the lint screen in place just for better axcess to the element. I then removed the two wires attached to the element and then the two screws holding the element in place. I put everything back together in reverse. I also took the time to clean any dust and lint out.

Loud Noise While Drying

  • Customer: John from Metamora, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Followed simple instructions to replace two pulleys and belt. The Virtual Repairman helped me identify the cause in minutes. Took another 5 minutes to place the order and the part arrived two days later. Saved $125 at least. Thank you!

john

Lens melted because paper got behind the lens and was heated by the lamp.

  • Customer: Chris from Valley Stream, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
1 screw to replace.

drum stopped rotating - broken belt

  • Customer: lisa from manteca, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy to repair...I had to idea how to get started; but after watching the video from your site it was a breeze. Thanks for having "how to repair" videos on your site.

Repair kit came in 2 days..fantastic..thank you so much....with new rollers, belt and tension roller she works like new

Rattling and making lot of noise

  • Customer: Larry from Humble, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Take front panel off with 5/16 nut driver and reach in and get 3/8 socket to remove 1 bolt off and replace idler pulley

Drum would not turn. Broken Belt

  • Customer: Ray from Boulder Creek, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Removed top cover. Removed front cover. Removed Drum. Located the broken belt. Found that there was no tensioner in the unit. Replaced drum rollers. Put in new tensioner. Repaced Drum with belt around it. Installed belt through tensioner and onto drive pully of motor. Supported Drum with wood block. Turned on dryer to insure drum turned without any problems. Removed wood block. Replaced front cover and top cover. Repair compete.

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 8 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

Noise when tumbling

  • Customer: Mona from Monroe, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First ordered belt and rollers Noise continued then orders tension roller. Better but still noise. Son thinks may be motor. Repair was easy just followed what you already had on line.
All Instructions for the WED6400SW1
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