There are some models of Whirlpool washers which have common problems. It would help if the homeowner knew some tips on Whirlpool washer troubleshooting so they don’t necessarily panic and go out to buy a new unit. Simply reading on what are the common Whirlpool washer problems are should prepare the owner to do their own tweaking.
Usually there are Whirlpool washer error codes that flash which would indicate some problems. There are some models with LCD screens and the error code would be flashing there. There are some which do not come with a screen so expect lights to blink.
Whirlpool Washers with LCD Screens
On the LCD screen, there should be a letter F with an accompanying number. The F stands for Fault and it means that an error has happened. On the washer manual, there should be a list of codes which would identify the number to the error. For example, the F2 on a Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P washer means that the error is happening on the drain hose. What the owner has to do if they see that F2 flashing is to check on the drain hose. Make sure that there are no kinks or plugs which can cause a clogging. If that is clear, check on the drain pump filter. There are times when foreign objects may get trapped in the filter that could cause the clogging.
The F22 and the F26 should mean that there is a problem with the door.
Check by opening and closing the washer doors again. If there is an F5, F20 and F21 flashing, these should indicate errors with the connection of the water and could simply be fixed by making adjustments on the valves. It is usually the error codes like the F31, F32 and the F33 which may indicate a more serious problem. There could be a malfunction of the part which may or may not require a replacement part. When you see that flashing, call the customer service for a technician to check the unit.
Whirlpool Washers without LCD Screens
For those with no screens, there will be blinking lights instead. Look into the manual of the particular unit. Check out the arrangement of the blinking lights. Check out the manual for it should have the arrangement of the codes to identify the exact trouble occurring.
The Important of the Manual
When buying a Whirlpool washer, it is always recommended to open the manual of the new unit and at least read it once to get familiarized with the contents. Look over the fault code lists and the replacement parts which could easily replace a malfunctioning one. Also take note of the contact number or the website address for the Whirlpool customer service.