Whirlpool washers are well-known for their reliability and efficiency. Over time though, most washers can have some problems that are caused by normal wear and tear; sometimes they can stop working altogether. In rare cases, some of the mechanical devices inside the washing machine may need to be repaired by an appliance technician. In most of the cases though, common Whirlpool washer problems can be fixed quite easily by yourself, if you have the proper information. So hopefully in this article you can gain some knowledge about some common complaints of a Whirlpool washer and how to fix the problem. Let's get started.
The first of the common Whirlpool washer problems and solutions is an error code. The most common of the washer error/fault codes is the F28 error code. According to the manufacturer, the F28 error code means that there is an obstruction between the signal of the central control unit and the motor control. Here's how to fix that problem: First you need to unplug your washer from the power outlet, or disconnect power to it from the breaker box/fuse box. Be sure that the control panel and washer drum are dry. Now, you'll need to get out your owner's manual to see how to access the motor control unit on your washing machine. Find out if there are any damaged or broken wire harness connections, check the grounding switches to ensure they are properly connected. After you check those connections, go into the drive system and check for any signs of wear and tear. If you notice any, you should replace the parts before you reconnect your appliance to power. If this still does not fix your problem you should either contact a serviceman to take a look at your washer, or contact the manufacturer to see if you have a warranty still, and use it.
The next common Whirlpool washer problem and solution is that the washer won't agitate. Top loading Whirlpool washers have an agitator that moves your clothing around during the four cycles your washer goes through. If your washer fails to agitate after filling then your problem is either a faulty lid switch, or the motor assembly. The lid switch is located inside the door of the washer. If this switch is somehow damaged or not functioning it can cause your machine to not work at all. Press and release the switch to test this, if you don't hear a click when you do that, it is most likely broken and you will need to replace it. Also, check if the belts are spinning, and if they are then your motor assembly could possibly be damaged.
Now, the last of the most common Whirlpool washer problem is a washer that won't spin. This one is quite easy to troubleshoot and repair. If your Whirlpool washer won't spin, you can do these two things: check that the clothes are not all on one side of the washer. If the clothes in the tub are creating an imbalance then it could cause the washer to fail to spin. You should also check your washer belts for any signs of wear and tear or damage. If you can't tighten the belt or if it has broken, or even if it looks damaged, you should replace it. There are plenty of guides online to help show you how to replace the belts in a washer.
In summary, I hope this article has helped you out if you have had one of these common Whirlpool washer problems. If none of these tips have helped solve your problem, then you should check elsewhere online for more information, or you could contact an appliance repair technician to help troubleshoot further and fix the problem with your Whirlpool washing machine.