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Try this: before starting machine slide a sheet of newspaper under it. Start it up and keep checking the paper often to see about where the leak is. After it has pumped out either tilt it or,, being careful of the hoses, lay it on its side on its side and look for the leak. Probability would be a loose hose clamp, a cracked hose, a leaky pump or, less likely and difficult to replace, a worn tub seal. Good luck.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 13, 2019

Maybe the "technician" forgot about the possibility of a defective fill valve or control board.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

Press the Pause or Cancel button twice and the Power button once to clear the code. That code is a speed sensing fault. Maybe the washer was overloaded?

Hope this helps

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019

Hi Toni, part kit 285811 will fit your machine. If you only need to replace the worn dogs you should order part number 80040. Hope that helps.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 01, 2019

The compressor fan is hitting something.

The fridge is not level.

The evaporator fan is hitting ice build up.

The compressor is failing.


Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019

Order the repair manual directly from Whirlpool.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019

F6 error code for this model indicates a drive motor tachometer error. The control board is unable to properly detect the motor speed. If you have a volt/ohm meter I can give you a few checks that will help you diagnose the problem. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. You will need to gain access to the MCU (Motor Control Unit), and measure the motor windings . MCU connection should be as it is in your washer, there should be 5 black wires and 1 green wire. The black wires are as follows, pin 1 on top and pin 5 on the bottom . Set your meter to read resistance and check pin 1 to pin 2, pin 1 to pin 3, and pin 2 to pin 3, these should all read approximately 5 io 6 ohms. Next check pin 4 to pin 5, it should read approximately 115 to 125 ohms. If any of these readings are not very close to the values I have given you, check continuity on the wires from the MCU to the drive motor. If the wires check good, the drive motor is bad and will need to be replaced. If all readings are close to the values I gave and there is not an issue with the wires the MCU will need to be replaced.

Before doing anything else, try this fist :
Another Tech has discovered that by just unhooking the the 2 green ground wires at the motor, the washer runs just fine- the tub, body and the rest of the machine is still grounded.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 16, 2019

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