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Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:21 PM
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Posted By sidfink43
The Duets are a challenge, even for Whirlpool...

The Duets are a challenge, even for Whirlpool techs who diagnose them by changing out parts until they get it to work.

Since you have a machine similar to this one you can do some changeouts as you...
Forum: Washer Repair Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By sidfink43
You are on the right track with that $299 top...

You are on the right track with that $299 top loader. Given its age even if you get this machine fixed its life expectancy is not all that great. I assume the new machine is basic model, no frills,...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-27-2015, 04:43 PM
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Views: 91
Posted By sidfink43
That is not a valid model number, so in the...

That is not a valid model number, so in the absence of any information about which machine you have the likely suspect is the lid switch. Check it out, and if it is okay post with the correct model...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the front panel off and see if...

Operate it with the front panel off and see if you can locate the source of hte noise. Most likely it is in the transmission, and in that case given the age of the machnine replacing the unit is...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-27-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By sidfink43
This machine has what is called a mode shifter...

This machine has what is called a mode shifter instead of a transmission, and it sounds like that is what is bad. It also has a diagnostic blinking light on the inverter which is on the motor.

So...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By sidfink43
The push to start switch is not available but you...

The push to start switch is not available but you could try an internet search and see if you can find one. That might fix the problem, but if it is the timer or the board the cost of the part is...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-21-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By sidfink43
Operate it with the front panel off and turn the...

Operate it with the front panel off and turn the dial to spin and see what happens. If the motor and belt are turning then the transmission is probably bad and it is time to replace the machine.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By sidfink43
I think your transmission is faulty, and normally...

I think your transmission is faulty, and normally I would say replace the machine butr these stacked units are expensive so you may want to try a repair. If you buy the parts from this site and they...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By sidfink43
Hard to say why it would only leak at that...

Hard to say why it would only leak at that setting. It would appear that the extra weight from filling up that much causes the seal to leak. Question: Are you sure its the seal and not the machine...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By sidfink43
Hard to say, it could be the door lock assembly...

Hard to say, it could be the door lock assembly or the control unit but from your description it may be that the door itself is out of whack and will not close correctly. This is a fairly troubled...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By sidfink43
Great, let us know how it works out.

Great, let us know how it works out.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By sidfink43
This model has a diagnostic code generator on the...

This model has a diagnostic code generator on the motor, blinking light. Here is how to interpret it. You start by taking the front panel off by inserting a think putty knife in the gap between the...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By sidfink43
If it is only 6 months old it should be under...

If it is only 6 months old it should be under factory warranty, so get Whirlpool techs out to fix it.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-18-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By sidfink43
These models are incredibly unreliable as you now...

These models are incredibly unreliable as you now know. Since it completes a cycle without any problem that suggests the control unit is the problem. But even if it is, this part...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By sidfink43
Since it stops filling that suggests the timer if...

Since it stops filling that suggests the timer if hte problem. Go ahead and replace it and see if that fixes things. If it does not you can return the part if you buy it from this site.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By sidfink43
Try replacing the water level switch. If that...

Try replacing the water level switch. If that does not fix things try replacing the timer. If you buy parts from this site you can return the ones you don't need.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-15-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By sidfink43
Hard to tell, first check and see if you didn't...

Hard to tell, first check and see if you didn't jam the new coupling to far on the shafts. And check for something jamming the pump. But sounds more like a bad transmission.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By sidfink43
Great, let us know how it turns out.

Great, let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Washer Repair 06-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By sidfink43
It should just lift out, see this video. I...

It should just lift out, see this video. I assume by nut you mean the nut that holds the basket on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4O3n3r91B4

but if it is all gunked up that may be a problem. ...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-13-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By sidfink43
There should be tech notes inside the lower...

There should be tech notes inside the lower service panel. Focus on generating error codes and testing the speed control board, the door lock assembly and the wiring beween those components and the...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-13-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By sidfink43
Replacing the thrust bearing, this part...

Replacing the thrust bearing, this part here

AP4009132

usually fixes a problem with spin on these models. When you take it apart make sure the pump is ok and that there is nothing blocking the...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-11-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By sidfink43
If advancing the timer does not get it going in...

If advancing the timer does not get it going in any cycle or spot then it would seem like the timer is the issue. Try replacing it, and if you buy the timer from this site and it does not fix the...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-09-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By sidfink43
I would try replacing the speed/motor control...

I would try replacing the speed/motor control board, or at least do some testing on it. Also check the wiring to and from the control unit.

If you want to try replacing the speed board and buy from...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-09-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By sidfink43
These models are almost impossible to diagnose,...

These models are almost impossible to diagnose, even for Whirlpool trained tech who usually just end up replacing parts until they get it to work.

If the machine otherwise runs fine I would just let...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By sidfink43
Look, this is a very old machine and since you...

Look, this is a very old machine and since you got it for free I think you have two choices. One is to replace the machine.

Two is to use it as is, and if you don't want a cold water wash you can...
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