How to disassemble a Whirlpool Cabrio dryer

Are you scratching your head trying to figure out how to open up a Whrilpool Cabrio dryer cabinet?  I did too until I got a hold of the service manual.  The Whirlpool Cabrio has some similarities as the Maytag Neptune dryer, but if you know how to open up the older Whirlpool dryers, after finding the top locks, you can open up the Cabrio.

To open up the cabinet, first remove the two Philips head screws where the lint screen goes into the dryer.

Next, press in a putting knife to disengage the top locks.  Pull up on the top while you do it.

Opening a Whirlpool Cabrio dryer cabinetTo remove the front panel of the dryer, you will notice (2) 5/16 hex head screws on the inside top corners.  Unscrew these screws.

Now unhook the door switch (Use a small flat head screw driver to help remove, but be careful not to stab yourself.) and pull up on the front panel to remove.

If you need to take the drum out, there’s a panel that holds it into place similar to the Maytag Neptune design.  Unscrew the four screws and then remove the belt from the idler pulley.  (Sorry, no pictures.)

Back Panel

The back panel is pretty straight forward, just unscrew the 1/4″ hex head screws that hold it on.

Those of you who have seen the back of a Whirlpool dryer know that it is very similar to the old design.

There you go.




7 thoughts on “How to disassemble a Whirlpool Cabrio dryer

  1. Joe Nordman

    I have a whirlpool cabrio gas dryer Model # WGD6400SW0. Dryer won’t turn on. Fault code is F28. I replaced the moisture sensor and it still won’t start. Any suggestions?

  2. Scott

    I have a whirlpool Cabrio gas dryer model WDG6400SW1. November of last year (5 months ago) it would not get hot. I had a repair company come out and replace the thermal fuse and thermistor fix. $273.81 later it was fixed. He recommended that I have my vent hoses cleaned out. I replaced all of the hoses. Now the dryer is not getting hot again. This time I hear a rattle for 10 seconds and then a single click noise. Could this be the thermal fuse again or something in the ignitor like the coils or igniter?

    1. washerdryerrepairhelp Post author

      I apologize for the delay. There are a lot of things that can cause your dryer not to heat. I would unplug your machine from the wall, then check the thermal fuse and thermistor fix again. Lint build up inside of your machine could be causing it to over heat. It could also be that the blower wheel isn’t functioning properly therefore not pushing the heat outside of the dryer causing it to over heat. It could also be something as simple as the valve coils finally failing.


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