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WED6400SW1 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED6400SW1 parts

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All Instructions for the WED6400SW1
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WILL NOT TUMBER

  • Customer: JOHN from PUNTA GORDA FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I USE THE MANENTANCE KIT THAT WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. I END BUYING THE DRIVE MOTOR AND THAT WAS IT.I WAS HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE I GOT FROM PART SELECT, OVERNIGHT MAIL WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR? I AM ALSO GLAD I REPLACE EVERTHING WITH MAINENTANCE KIT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
JOHN DEGNAN

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 12 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

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
  • 2 of 6 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.

Gas dryer shut off mid cycle in timed cycle mode

  • Customer: Brad from Wausau WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the lower front cover of the dryer. Removed the lint filter and removed the cover from the air duct by removing two 1/4" bolts. Removed the two 1/4" bolts retaining the thermistor. Installed the new thermistor and covers.

broken belt and idler pully

  • Customer: vincent from staten island NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Thanks to the sep by step instructions I got from part select this repair was very simple. The disassembling was relatively easy, my new maintainance kit came the nest day, the machine was already apart and the parts went in without a hitch. THANKYOU

Noise when tumbling

  • Customer: Mona from Monroe WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 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.

Tumbler drive belt was slipping which made grey dust coat inside of dryer

  • Customer: James from North Attleboro MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Installed new belt and cleaned dust and wiped out inside of drum with Fantastic and clean sponge.

Drum quit turning due to broken belt

  • Customer: JENNIE from NORTH ROYALTON OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the included instructions in the Maintenance kit. Very easy to understand & follow. Only advice is to have an extra set of hands to assist in re-installing drum w/ the new belt. Entire disassembly & reassembly could be done w/ basic hand tools but went alot quicker using a cordless drill w/ a set of nut/screw driver bits.

Broken dryer belt

  • Customer: Mary from SCHENECTADY NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Took the two screws holding the lint trap to top. Used a putty knife to loose the clips holding the top of the dryer up so it could be hindged up for access. Used a nut driver to remove the four screws hold the front door on. Removed the lower dust panel, just clips holding in on. Pull the dryer drum out along with the broken belt and old belt tensioner. Took shop vac and cleaned lint and removed about $2.00 of loose change from the base. Installed the new drum supper wheels. Held belt around drum to put back in. Looped the belt through tensioner and around motor drive pulley as shown in instructions. Put front door on only to find the felt around the door had slipped making the drum hard to turn. Pulled the door back off and laid the dryer on it's back before putting the door back on , so you can run your hand around the door to make sure the felt go inside the drum. Put the four screws back in the door panel before uprighting the dryer. Sucess the drum turned freely. Put other remaining panel and srews in lint trap . Hook the dryer back up to vent, power and gas, and turned on the dryer. Runs like new!

Drum would not turn. Belt and pully were broke.

  • Customer: Bradford from Marseilles IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the websit and it told me and showed me just what to do. Exccelent video, Ordered the repair kit, got it in two days. Job took me about 10 min.

dryer lens had melted

  • Customer: DAVID from HOUSTON TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
i removed the old lens,then removed the bulb,after ordering and receiving your replacement lense,it went back on just like the old one.the repair was very easy. thank you. D.S P.S1 IAM A REPIARMAN NOW!!! WITH YOUR VIRTUAL REPAIRMAN APP,VERY VERY SMART ILL SPREAD THE WORD.

Dryer noisy and squeaking belt

  • Customer: Matt from Cuyahoga falls OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws from lint trap and pried front of top up gently. Top hinges backwards which is convienent. Two more screws take the front off. Removed drum and old parts. Removed rollers etc. Per the instructions. Cleaned inside of unit with a shop vac.

Reassemble unit and test. Nice and quiet again and working well. Great service fro. Partselect.com.

Sqeaking Belt Drum wouldn't turn

  • Customer: Todd from Oneida NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Unpluged Dryer
Removed the two screws by the lint screen
Lifted the top of the dryer up by using a putty knife to push in the locking clips that hold the top down
unhooked door wiring switch
Removed the front door panel
Removed drum
Shop vac the unit
replaced the worn parts
reassembled the unit

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
  • 15 of 49 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.

replaced the fan

  • Customer: steven from idaho falls ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 27 of 275 people found this instruction helpful
I had to remove the back, top and the tumbler to get to the fan...there are instuctions near the motor that tell you how to remove the fan and in which direction to turn...really is easy, just keep track of how the tumbler belt is routed on the pulley of the motor before you take it off.
All Instructions for the WED6400SW1
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