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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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start button on control panel inoperative

  • Customer: William from MARSHFIELD, MA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Was basically cut and dry except trying to pry the old control from the face of the panel. Why they glue it is bizarre as it has pop on posts as well. Put a small crack in the face but no big deal. I really went slow and methodical removing the control with a flat edge. When the new part came I purchased clear drying glue, basically following the factory glue pattern and let dry over night. The same for the face, it was glued to the head and followed the old glue and let dry over night. I checked difficult because of the glued parts, had they not been glued it would have been a 15 minute job and easy.

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

Dryer noisy and squeaking belt

  • Customer: Matt from Cuyahoga falls, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 8 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.

The Dryer door catch broke and the door would not latch.

  • Customer: Douglas from LINCOLN, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the broken door catch with a screw driver. I then used a pair of pliers to push the new door catch in place. It was an easy repair and saved me quite a bit of money.

The door catch no longer held the door shut. It would not grip the bayonet.

  • Customer: Douglass from Madison, IN
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The only challenging part was getting the old catch out. It can easily fall inside the door, not that this is really a problem, just leave it there. Using pliers get a good grip on the edge of the old catch and rock the top out, then pull to get the bottom out. There will now be an open hole. Align the new part with the open hole, and simply push it in. It will catch, and click into place. No tools are needed to install.

Noisy when drum rotates

  • Customer: lance from GREENSBURG, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Used the maintenance kit....followed the movie tutorial. I also used an empty gallon plastic container to support the front of the drum while stretching the belt over the motor pulley. For the rear drum rollers, before sliding them on the shaft, I put a light grease film on the shaft. After the repair, the dryer runs quieter.

Loud squeaking noise

  • Customer: Steven from WICHITA, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the most worn drum wheel any lubed the belt tension arm pulley. The noise didn't go completely away. There are 4 drum wheels. I need to order 3 more wheels and the tension arm now.

Dryer kept throwing the E1 error indicating the thermistor needed replacement

  • Customer: Rory from LEESBURG, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the Dryer first. Removed the two screws from the bottom panel using a 1/4 socket and removed the panel by pulling down and out. Reached behind the blower and removed the connectors from the old thermistor and then the thermistor itself by removing the two 1/4 inch hex head screws. Replaced with new part and after screwing back in, reconnected the wires and replaced the panel. From start to finish, it took me about 20 minutes.

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.

Making all types of squealing noises

  • Customer: Kevin from White Haven, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I changed the belt, tension pully and rollers. Runs like new now. I also took the opportunity to clean it out real good while I had it apart.

Loud rumble and finally the drum stopped because the belt broke

  • Customer: William from Rocky Mount, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the top and front of the dryer. 1st I pulled out the drum and cleaned up the lint and mess from the busted support roller. Next it was a matter of looking at the enclosed drawing and instructions. I could not believe it was that easy.

drum made a thumping sound was really noisey

  • Customer: james from auburn, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
pulled dryer away from wall took screws out of lint screen lift top removed 2 screws one on each side of front at top and removed front panel. pulled belt off drum removed drum rollers tension pulley and while i was at it pulled back cover off of heating element and blower blew everything out with air hose did a total cleaning installed everything in reverse. i was amazed how fast the parts came the dryer was only down 2 days and it runs like new even if it is 20 years old i highly recommend parts slect and i will use them in the future

Squealling when dryer starts up then squeals off and on while running

  • Customer: William from STANWOOD, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
We had to take the dryer apart first to figure out what the problem was. Put it back together after determining what was the problem, order parts ,receive parts in the mail, tear dryer back apart install new parts, close dryer up, test run, Get Thank-you kiss from wife!!!

Drum wouldn't move. Belt Broken.

  • Customer: William from HUDSON, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the cabinet and removed the drum. Cleaned out the dryer fuzz. found that the roller stabilizer wasn't in place; apparently due to a previous repair. Replace both rollers and the roller stabilizer and prepared to replace the drum. But because I live alone, I didn't have anyone to hold the drum while I connected the belt to the motor. But, I did have three unused balloons which I partially inflated and set the drum on them in the bottom of the cabinet while I hooked up the belt to the motor. Put everything back together and it is now drying my clothes again. :)
All Instructions for the WED6400SW1
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