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WED6600VW0 Whirlpool Dryer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WED6600VW0 parts

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Sqeeking noise

  • Customer: Tracy from Tipton IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Un-plug dryer. Remove front of dryer. Remove spring from idler arm. remove screw from idler arm. Replace idler arm. install screw to idler arm. replace spring to idler arm. Make sure belt is running on arm wheel correctly. Replace front of dryer. Plug dryer in.

Control board defective

  • Customer: Irene from Corpus Christi TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Very easy, viewed the you-tube video and followed the instructions. Simply, unplug dryer, remove back panel (4 nuts), open back, remove one screw that holds board in place and slide left to remove. Take a picture of wire configuration to ensure you reconnect the same way. For the most part it is self explanatory for the exception of the hot wire and two ground wires and proceed to disconnect wires, install new board by reconnecting wires and proceed to replace back cover. Reconnect power source and get to drying.

broken door catch

  • Customer: Linda from Hanover PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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As showed in the video, it was simple. Popped out the broken catch and popped in the new catch, less than a minute. Thanks for the video.

Door of dryer would

  • Customer: Carolyn from Youngsville NC
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Popped the old catch out (but was not as easy to get out as described) but did pop back in very easily! The video was a great help!

broken catch

  • Customer: Comblarry from McComb OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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popped old catch out put new catch in

spring broke on door catch, door would not latch

  • Customer: John from LeClaire IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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As in the video: inserted putty knife behind catch lip above and below the catch. Video shows only doing on top or bottom, but need to do both and then pry out while pushing towards the center of the catch up and down. Not as easy coming out as in the video. Putting new catch in was easy...just slide into hole.

Door catch on dryer broke and would not capture the door.

  • Customer: Herb from Hernando MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the video, took a knife and released the outer catches on the stainless steel spring clip, but part of the broken catch was inside the clip crossways and would not let the clip come out. I had a set of hook shaped picks (from Harbor Freight) and I tried to pull out the broken piece, but it fell inside the door. I was then able to pull out the spring steel clip, and push the new part in and it caught. I left the broken parts inside the door, thinking it would not hurt anything. Door latches OK now.

Door Catch came apart inside the door

  • Customer: Adam from Falls Church VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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The door catch dislodged in the door and apparently broke. The hardest part was getting it out of the door because in trying to remove it, the piece fell into the inside of the door. I could have easily just installed the new part (it snaps right in with great ease, that part took exactly 5 seconds). But hearing that old piece rattle around inside the door would have made me a little nuts. So I decided to take the door apart to retrieve it. It was just a bunch of screws from around the perimeter of the door, but I also had to unhinge it to do the job. Putting the door back together wasn't as easy as I had hoped, with some pretty tight fits and the glass dislodging. Had a few moments where I was regretting. But I got the old part out, snapped the new one right in. I'm sure an appliance guy would have charged me $60 - 90 just for coming out. Instead I repaired the dryer for the cost of a $3 part. One small lesson learned here -- dryer doors are much like refrigerator doors, or at least mine is. There is a door catch on both sides of the door so you can hinge it to open either way. I could have done the repair for nothing! But I love parts select for just this reason. I don't do major repairs, but replacing pieces on appliances couldn't be easier with this service!

Door Catch broken

  • Customer: Marie from Downers Grove IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very easy to replace, just removed the door catch and place the new one in and push till clicked. That simply.

My daughter threw a heavy wet comforter into the dryer and the tri-ring sheared off.

  • Customer: Joe from St. Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part(and a backup) and had it in two days. 5 days less than ordering from sears.

Dryer not heating up

  • Customer: anne from grand rapids MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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This has happened several times to my KitchenAid dryer. It cost more than $100 to bring someone in to repair. Fortunately, I saved my bills and saw the part "thermal fuse" listed. I researched that and found your website. I couldn't believe how easy it was to fix. The part cost less than $15 and the diagrams you provided were a big help. I was about to purchase a new dryer, easily $500. Your site saved me a bunch of money. How I fixed? Unscrewed the back panel of the dryer. Found a part that resembled the part you sent me. Slipped it out. Put the new one in...that is it. I also figured that one reason the part keeps burning out is because my duct has to bend to get to the outside vent. The obstruction probably causes the dryer to overheat more often than not. I pulled the dryer 6 inches more away from the wall to see if that helps. My fuse was going out about every 2 years.

Dryer would not turn on.

  • Customer: Cassondra from Weaverville CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Was working fine one load and not the next. I remembered we had used this site for our dishwasher so gave it a try. Went with most common problem first. Ordered Sun rec'd Tues. Took longer to vacuum the back of dryer then it did to replace the fuse. Cost less than 30 bucks including shipping. Video was cool too.

dryer wont start

  • Customer: roosevelt from lilburn GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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i still cant get it to start i keep having that 06 code revision after i ran the diagnostic i replace the thermistor right after that the dryer start but only dry one load and wont start again then i replace the thermal fuse still not working i order the door switch hopefully that might do it

Dryer wouldn't start.

  • Customer: Barry from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Previous consumer help advised to check the Thermal Fuse. A quick check using an ohm meter or simply connecting the leads together, confirmed that the Fuse was open and bad. The other essential item is to clean & vacuum all lint from all other dryer parts on the top, drum & back of the dryer. Be sure to also perform a check of the Cycling Thermostat, located near the Thermo Fuse. This is not a difficult repair. Just be sure to disconnect the 220 V and the circuit breaker. A $9 fuse was better than the cost of a repairman or new dryer. Barry Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Very Little Heat

  • Customer: Vincent from Greer SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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1) Unplug the unit. 2) Loosen the vent clamp and remove the vent hose. 3) Remove the back cover using either a nut driver or ratchet and socket. 4) Disconnect the wires using a needle nose pliers and remove the screws holding the Heating Element Module in place then remove the heating element module. 5) Remove the Hight Temp Limit Switch from the Heating Element Module. 6) Replace the Heating Element Module and re-assemble the unit by following steps 1 - 5 in the reverse order. Watch the video - it is much simpler than reading and understanding these steps!
All Instructions for the WED6600VW0
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