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Whirlpool Washer Motor Control Board

Whirlpool Washer Motor Control Board

The motor control board (MCU) on the Whirlpool washer provides power to the washer motor.  If the motor control board is bad, the washer may not agitate or spin.

 

The motor control unit (MCU) is often misdiagnosed as being faulty when quite often the problem is a bad wire connection between the circuit control board and the motor control unit (MCU).  It is possible they are not communicating between one another.  It may even be that the door lock has failed.

You can run some diagnostic tests on the washer using the tech sheet, it should be located behind the lower panel inside the washer’s compartment on the side wall.

It will help you to trouble shoot and isolate a faulty part or parts.

GE Washing Machine Pump WH23X10011

GE Washing Machine Pump WH23X10011

This WH23X10011 pump is used on some GE washing machines, the pump helps expel the water from the washer tub after the agitate cycles and during the spin cycles.

 

If your washing machine is not pumping or draining the water out of the washers tub, you need to check for blockages or clogs in the pump hoses and in the pump ports.

Check the drain hose that is connected to the back side of the washer, make sure that it is not smashed or kinked before replacing the pump with a new drain pump.

Whirlpool Washer Drain Pump 280187

Whirlpool Washer Drain Pump 280187

This 280187 pump is used on some front load Whirlpool washers, the pump helps drain the water from the washer after the agitate cycles and during the spin cycles.

 

If your washer is not pumping or draining the water out of the washers tub, you need to check for clogs or blockages in the pump hoses and in the pump ports.

Check the drain hose that is connected to the back of the washer, make sure that it is not kinked or smashed before replacing the pump with a new drain pump.

This drain pump – # 280187 is also used on some KitchenAid and Kenmore washing machines.

Washing Machine Circuit Control Board

Washing Machine Circuit Control Board

The circuit control board in your washing machine is an important component.  Most all functions of the washing machine are controlled by the circuit control board.

 

Always use caution while handling a circuit board.  If the circuit board is held into the washers control panel with plastic clips, use only enough pressure that is needed to snap and secure the board into place.  You should never force or bend a circuit board to try and make it fit, instead, you should pry up on the retainer clips that secure the circuit board into place on the washing machine panel.  Always handle the circuit board by its edges, if you grab and apply pressure to the face of the board you can bend, break or damage the small delicate components that make up the circuit control board.  The same goes for disconnecting and connecting any of its power supply or wire harness connections.

Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaks Water From Door

Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaks Water From Door

If your Whirlpool Duet front load washer has water leaking from the door it could possibly be that the seal/bellow may have a tear, split or crack in it.  Overloading the washer is the most common cause for a torn door seal.

The rubber door seal may be dirty and, if so, you can use a damp cloth to wipe around it.  You can also gently pull back the seal and look for torn or damaged places or foreign objects and remove them before wiping the seal clean.

The glass in the door makes a seal against the rubber seal/gasket and if dirt or deposits are located on the seal then it will keep it from making a proper seal, which will then cause leaks.

If there are any tears or any kind of damage to the seal/bellow it will need to be replaced.

 

Whirlpool Calypso Washer Not Filling With Water

Whirlpool Calypso Washer Not Filling With Water

This water inlet valve is used on some Whirlpool washers. The water valve controls and monitors the flow of water into the washer. It is used to supply cold, warm or hot water to the washer’s tub.

 

If you have noticed that your washing machine takes longer than usual to fill with water, your washer does not have cold water, hot water or very little to no water, maybe you even hear a humming or buzzing sound coming from the washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but not always.

 

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses.

 

Before replacing the inlet valve or other washer parts you can check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

 

If this easy washing machine repair tip did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a multi-meter or voltage tester.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.

Whirlpool Calypso Washer Water Inlet Valve