WED6400SW Cabrio Electric Dryer

7.0 Cu. Ft., 7 Cycles, White
Product Details
Quick Glance
Dryer Type front loading
Drying Capacity 7.0 cu. ft
User Reviews
Cabrio dryers are not reliable or worth the money spent!!
1 Star Review   By member LeslieEasterlin498 - Dec 21, 2012   

Strengths: Haven't seen any strengths.

Weakness: Do not dry thoroughly and the sensor constantly goes out.

I bought my Cabrio dryer brand new in June 2010. Since then, I have had to replace the sensor about 5 times. The dryer does not dry at the preset time and settings therefore requiring multiple cycles to dry one load. Also, at times when it does not dry at the preset time or settings, it will repeat the cycle on its own adding 40-45 minutes at a time to the cycle. I started noticing this about 3 or 4 months ago which I thought was weird. I do NOT recommend Cabrio dryers to anyone. They are not worth the money spent on them or the aggravation spent trying to get them fixed. Believe me, if I had the money, I'd get another dryer.

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Do not buy this dryer!
1 Star Review   By member NataliePatierno14 - Jul 3, 2012   

Strengths: large capacity

Weakness: continuous AF code

worked one day and then all fo the sudden AF appeared and now the clothes scortch and wont dry all the way--afraid of fire hazard-bought second hand so no warranty---repairs are expensive so guess we will be dryer shopping!

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Horrible product
1 Star Review   By member greBrown - Apr 10, 2011   

Weakness: cant dry clothes at all.

I bought this dryer to conserve energy but I use more because i have to dry the clothes 5 times. the AF code keeps appearing even though the vents and lint screen is clear. its very frustating.

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Do Not buy this product!
1 Star Review   By member parkermom - Sep 27, 2010   

Weakness: Heating Element went out after 3 weeks!

Whirlpool would not replace this product - they were only willing to repair. This is my second weekend without a dryer and with a family this is not good. Call me crazy but I think a heating element on a dryer should last more than 3 weeks!

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Drum not turning
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Water savings

Weakness: Bulky

After 8 month of regular household normal used, the drum stop turning, I could feel the machine producing heat and vapor, but the clothes did not tumble. Factory was called and will send a tech in a couple of days, customer service repair personal very professional and helpful.

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Cabrio Dryer error message code F1
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Quiet, dries all my cloths.

Is anyone getting this F1 error message on Cabrio Dryer? My washer is fine. It seems people out there are getting the error message more on their washers than on the dryer.

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WED6400SW ELECTRIC DRYER
3 Star Review   By member baldie49 - Dec 27, 2009   

Strengths: SPACIOUS

Weakness: DURABILITY

I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH MY CABRIO UNTIL NOW , THEN WITHOUT WARNING IT STOPPPED SENSING THE CLOTHING AND THE MOTOR WOULD NOT TURN OVER, IT IS NOT SHOWING AN ERROR CODE BUT PREVIOUSLY IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

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Heating element problems
1 Star Review   By member billfromproduce - Sep 13, 2009   

Strengths: works well when not broken

Weakness: Expensive to repair

After 18 months the heating element went bad. Not only does this part cost 3X more than a regular element but it is back ordered for at least 2 weeks.

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This is a good choice
4 Star Review   By member adjaeger - Apr 10, 2008   

Strengths: Large capacity, Drying time is faster than most electric dryers.

Weakness: Presets do not always get clothes dry. The sensor will say that it is dry when clothes are actually damp.

So far this has been a good choice. Purchased this at a very good price. The large capacity is a bonus. So far the only criticism is that the preset settings sometimes do not allow for change and do not always get the clothes completely dry. The sensor is supposed to "sense" dryness, but the clothes are sometimes still damp

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Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer
1 Star Review   By member navywings - Apr 8, 2008   

Strengths: customization of cycles, dry time (when it works), capacity

Weakness: So high tech, very prone to fault codes.

Okay, I've had this machine 5 months now. About 3 months in (of course past the 90 day return warranty) I start getting the "AF" (airflow) code. So I climbed up into the attic, disassembled the vent, checked (was pretty clean) and reassembled. Started using it and sure enough code started to reappear. So must be me right? I installed an inline Fantech booster (www.fantech.net/dryer_...) thinking well even if it doesn't work, will be good for the system. Code reappeared. Called service and yech came out and of course tried to tell me it MUST be my vent. Right. I told him to pull the vent off and even he could feel the airflow even with the dryer off! So since he couldn't duplicate it he said call again if it comes back. Like it wouldn't? He didn't do anything, so of course it reappears and the wife is fit to be tied. Hates this thing. One more service call and the guy comes out in two days. He better have the answer that it's fixed or it's being replaced. Those are the only two correct answers. If you're thining about buying it, don't. If you have, I'm sorry. wait til they get the kinks out of the software. Do a search on the internet. You'll see PLENTY of posts about this particular issue.

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Dryer Type front loading
Drying Capacity 7.0 cu. ft
Summary
Product Title WED6400SW Cabrio Electric Dryer
Power Score 2.6 | 14 Reviews
General Info
Color: White
Features
# of Dryer Cycle Settings: 7
Features: End Of Cycle Signal, Interior Light, Noise Reduction, Touchpad Controls
# Of Dryer Temperature Settings: 5
Dimensions
Height: 36 in
Width: 29 in
Depth: 27.8125 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Temperature Settings: 5
Capacity: 7 ft
Loading Type: Front Loading
Number of Modes: 7
Ventilation: 4-way
User Reviews
Cabrio dryers are not reliable or worth the money spent!!
1 Star Review   By member LeslieEasterlin498 - Dec 21, 2012   

Strengths: Haven't seen any strengths.

Weakness: Do not dry thoroughly and the sensor constantly goes out.

I bought my Cabrio dryer brand new in June 2010. Since then, I have had to replace the sensor about 5 times. The dryer does not dry at the preset time and settings therefore requiring multiple cycles to dry one load. Also, at times when it does not dry at the preset time or settings, it will repeat the cycle on its own adding 40-45 minutes at a time to the cycle. I started noticing this about 3 or 4 months ago which I thought was weird. I do NOT recommend Cabrio dryers to anyone. They are not worth the money spent on them or the aggravation spent trying to get them fixed. Believe me, if I had the money, I'd get another dryer.

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Do not buy this dryer!
1 Star Review   By member NataliePatierno14 - Jul 3, 2012   

Strengths: large capacity

Weakness: continuous AF code

worked one day and then all fo the sudden AF appeared and now the clothes scortch and wont dry all the way--afraid of fire hazard-bought second hand so no warranty---repairs are expensive so guess we will be dryer shopping!

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Horrible product
1 Star Review   By member greBrown - Apr 10, 2011   

Weakness: cant dry clothes at all.

I bought this dryer to conserve energy but I use more because i have to dry the clothes 5 times. the AF code keeps appearing even though the vents and lint screen is clear. its very frustating.

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Do Not buy this product!
1 Star Review   By member parkermom - Sep 27, 2010   

Weakness: Heating Element went out after 3 weeks!

Whirlpool would not replace this product - they were only willing to repair. This is my second weekend without a dryer and with a family this is not good. Call me crazy but I think a heating element on a dryer should last more than 3 weeks!

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Drum not turning
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Water savings

Weakness: Bulky

After 8 month of regular household normal used, the drum stop turning, I could feel the machine producing heat and vapor, but the clothes did not tumble. Factory was called and will send a tech in a couple of days, customer service repair personal very professional and helpful.

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Cabrio Dryer error message code F1
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Quiet, dries all my cloths.

Is anyone getting this F1 error message on Cabrio Dryer? My washer is fine. It seems people out there are getting the error message more on their washers than on the dryer.

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WED6400SW ELECTRIC DRYER
3 Star Review   By member baldie49 - Dec 27, 2009   

Strengths: SPACIOUS

Weakness: DURABILITY

I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH MY CABRIO UNTIL NOW , THEN WITHOUT WARNING IT STOPPPED SENSING THE CLOTHING AND THE MOTOR WOULD NOT TURN OVER, IT IS NOT SHOWING AN ERROR CODE BUT PREVIOUSLY IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

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Heating element problems
1 Star Review   By member billfromproduce - Sep 13, 2009   

Strengths: works well when not broken

Weakness: Expensive to repair

After 18 months the heating element went bad. Not only does this part cost 3X more than a regular element but it is back ordered for at least 2 weeks.

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This is a good choice
4 Star Review   By member adjaeger - Apr 10, 2008   

Strengths: Large capacity, Drying time is faster than most electric dryers.

Weakness: Presets do not always get clothes dry. The sensor will say that it is dry when clothes are actually damp.

So far this has been a good choice. Purchased this at a very good price. The large capacity is a bonus. So far the only criticism is that the preset settings sometimes do not allow for change and do not always get the clothes completely dry. The sensor is supposed to "sense" dryness, but the clothes are sometimes still damp

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Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer
1 Star Review   By member navywings - Apr 8, 2008   

Strengths: customization of cycles, dry time (when it works), capacity

Weakness: So high tech, very prone to fault codes.

Okay, I've had this machine 5 months now. About 3 months in (of course past the 90 day return warranty) I start getting the "AF" (airflow) code. So I climbed up into the attic, disassembled the vent, checked (was pretty clean) and reassembled. Started using it and sure enough code started to reappear. So must be me right? I installed an inline Fantech booster (www.fantech.net/dryer_...) thinking well even if it doesn't work, will be good for the system. Code reappeared. Called service and yech came out and of course tried to tell me it MUST be my vent. Right. I told him to pull the vent off and even he could feel the airflow even with the dryer off! So since he couldn't duplicate it he said call again if it comes back. Like it wouldn't? He didn't do anything, so of course it reappears and the wife is fit to be tied. Hates this thing. One more service call and the guy comes out in two days. He better have the answer that it's fixed or it's being replaced. Those are the only two correct answers. If you're thining about buying it, don't. If you have, I'm sorry. wait til they get the kinks out of the software. Do a search on the internet. You'll see PLENTY of posts about this particular issue.

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Big and Effective Dryer for the Price
3 Star Review   By member robbietech - Dec 28, 2007   

Strengths: Very big volume. Drys fast compared to some other dryers.

Weakness: The time count-down stops working after pausing-resuming. Noiser than I expected.

I paused the dryer to grab some delicate items out when it shows 10 minutes remaining. Then I closed the door and pressed start . The timer continues showing 10 for the next 10 minutes or so. Aparently there're some problems with the pausing and resuming. The product description has something about "Ultraquiet dry noise reduction system", but it doesn't sound much quiter than other dryers I used. Other than these, it's a great dryer for the price.

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CABRIO DRYER
3 Star Review     

Strengths: Different dry cycles, large capacity

Weakness: Large towel loads don't dry, even on heavy duty cycle

I sometimes have to run towel loads two and three times on heavy duty cycle to get them dry and sometimes they smell "mildewy" afterward Also beware: Also the measurements we made in the showroom match my prior dryer, when it was installed, we discovered it has a large ventilation system that protrudes from the back of the dryer which our other dryer did not. As a result, the dryer doesn't fit in our small laundry room and we cannot close the door between our laundry room and the garge. You cannot see this vent in the showroom.

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Great companion to the WTW6600 Washer
5 Star Review   By member Kinsella5 - Jun 4, 2007   

Strengths: Dries clothes fast, ease of operation, appearance/glass door

Weakness: A stainless steel drum would have been nice to go along with the matching WTW6600 washer. "Cancel" button too close to "Start/Pause" button.

I purchased this dryer along with the matching Cabrio washer model WTW6600 and am very pleased with it. The drying time seems to be cut in half from my old whirlpool and with the large interior, I can dry more clothes now. Quality and ease of operation makes this stand out, however, I wish Whirlpool had given it a stainless steel interior drum to go along with the washer. LG features a stainless steel drum on theirs as does other makers, not sure why Whirlpool didn't follow the trend. No complaints though, as the price was next to cost and they fit perfectly in my laundry area. One other thing that I have noticed is the "cancel" button is rather close to the "start" button and I have caught myself pushing cancel when I have meant to hit start, but that is mainly user error. The glass door is a nice touch too. A nice bonus included was a free shoe rack via mail-order certificate found inside the instructions!

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Whirlpool Cabrio wed6400sw
5 Star Review   By member yjgroth - Apr 9, 2007   

Strengths: Drying time, sturdy machine, hopefully the durability, size of loads.

Weakness: It would be nice to be able to raise machine like other models, door is not able change sides.

Nice machine, got a great deal so it made the purchase even better. I would definitely recommend dryer as long as you have Cabrio washer. The best thing about this unit is the 30-40 minute dry time on large loads...great for big families.

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