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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.

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

Whirlpool Washer Leaves The Laundry Sopping Wet

Whirlpool Washer Leaves The Laundry Sopping Wet

If your washer leaves the laundry sopping wet after the final cycle is finished,  here is a check list that may help you troubleshoot and fix the problem.


Check the clothes washer drain hose – clogged or bent –

On the back of your washer is a drain hose.  Check this to make certain it is not bent, therefore restricting the water from pumping out.  At the same time you should remove the hose from the drain pump and check to see that the pump and drain hose don’t have any blockage that would keep the water from flowing freely.

Washer drain hose is positioned incorrectly –

Clothes Washer Drain Hose

The drain hose in back of your clothes washer may be either too far down in the drainpipe or not far enough down.  This would cause the water to not drain out of the tub, leaving your clothes dripping wet.

Drain filter or coin trap clogged on the clothes washer –

A clothes washer has a debris filter or coin trap which could possibly be blocked causing the washer not to spin dry your clothes  The drain filter is on the front bottom of the washer and the coin trap is located behind an access panel.  These are filtering devices and can be easily cleaned which will make the water flow when the washer is draining the water out.


The drain pump is clogged or faulty –

The washer drain pump may be clogged with debris or maybe faulty if it will not spin all of the water out of the washer.  Check out the inside of the drain hose and the pump ports for debris that may be clogging them.  If these are clear, test the drain pump to make certain it is working properly.

Wash load may make the tub get out of balance and not spin fast enough –

When loading the washer try to add items of the same size.  No blankets or large heavy items with smaller ones. This will get the washer out of balance.  Don’t overload your washer or pack clothing in tightly.

Loose or damaged clothes washer belt –

If your washing machine is not spinning your clothes dry it may be the belt, pump or the motor.  The belt could be stretched or just worn out.  Check the belt or the direct drive system for wear and tear.  If the drive belt or direct drive motor coupling is worn, stretched, broken, cracked or damaged in any way, they will need to be replaced.

Washing machine clutch may have gone bad –

If your washer is not spinning your clothes dry, it may be that the clutch is about to fail, because the spinning action is not sufficient to remove enough water from your clothes.

Your problem could possibly be the transmission, although this is usually rare.

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