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Whirlpool Cabrio UL Error Fix

Does your Whirlpool Cabrio, Kenmore Oasis, or Maytag Bravo bang in spin cycle, or does it stop spinning all together and flash UL?  This is usually caused by the original suspension rods that came with your machine.  These rods tend to become faulty.  There is an easy/inexpensive fix for that.  Whirlpool made an improved suspension rod kit W10189077.  Here’s a video that will show you how to replace the suspension rods: Contents1 Places to buy Part W101890772 Find Your Part Number 365 Day Warranty3 Buy suspension rods with 365 day warranty Places to buy Part W10189077 Repair Clinic – 365

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Whirlpool Cabrio Error Codes

How this error code thing works Below is a list of error codes for the Whirlpool Cabrio along with with explanations and recommended procedures. Over time I will interject some commentaries to help you better pinpoint the possible cause(s) to your problem. I have so far written more in depth posts on the following Whirlpool Cabrio error codes:  F1 errorcode, Ul error code. This website exists because of support from readers like you.  If you purchase any Whirlpool Cabrio washer parts through my sponsors (Appliance Parts Pros orRepair Clinic both offer 365 day returns on all parts) via links on my website,

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Whirlpool Cabrio Bearing Repair with Video – Kit W10435302

If you are on this page you probably either suspect or know that the bearings are going out on your Whirlpool Cabrio, Maytag Bravo, or Kenmore Oasis.  To help you find the answer to questions that you may have about bearing repair to the model washers above either follow the table contents below, read the whole post in its entirety, or check out my FAQ on Whirlpool bearing repair here.  If you need to know the part number or where to purchase the bearing kit from click here. This website exists because of support from readers like you.  If you

My Whirlpool dryer isn’t drying properly

There are many things that can cause your dryer not to dry properly.  In this post I will discuss some of the science behind the dryer and some reasons why a dryer would not be heating properly.

The drum when working properly, acts like a sealed chamber where warm air comes in from a heat source.  The drum rotates tossing clothes over the incoming warm air.  The blower wheel sucks the warm air out of the dryer, through the vent to the outside of your home.

One thing that can cause your dryer not to dry clothes property are the seals on the drum.  It’s common for older Whirlpool dryers to have a seal that looks a bit dry rotted or even burnt.  The seal can even be crumbly.  This rear seal is allowing cold air to come into the drum and the warm air to escape out.  Think of it like having your kids leaving the door wide open the middle of winter.  Cold air is coming in, your heat is going out, and the electric bill is going up.  A similar cause of a long dry time is a  broken door catch.  You may have a dryer that is completely missing the catch.  (I circled the door catch in the picture of above to help identify it.)

Clogged Venting

Another cause of long dry times/low heat is a clogged vent.  Whirlpool dryers tend to get a lot of lint stuck in the chute.  If you suspect that you might have a clogged vent, you can determine where the clog is by taking the vent off the back of the dryer.  If you aren’t getting strong hot heat, clean out the chute.

The vent from the dryer to the outside of the house can also be clogged.  You can test this by first off taking a look at the venting while it is unhooked from your dryer.  Secondly, put the vent back on your dryer and go outside to see what kind of heat you have coming out that end.  If the heat and pressure is significantly different from what’s coming out of the back of the dryer, you may have to get a Lint Lizard in there.

Valve Coils

Many Whirlpool dryers use a valve coil system.  When valve coils are starting to go out, they will heat up at first, but then eventually stop opening not allowing gas to the igniter.  Eventually the valve coils will stop working all together.

Picture of Valve Coils

Although this dryer isn’t a Whirlpool dryer, it also has valve coils.

Click here to learn how to open up your Whirlpool dryer cabinet.  I hope this post was helpful to someone out there.  Feel free to post questions below.

 

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