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.
This is a water inlet valve which is used in some washing machines. 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 washer 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 washer 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.
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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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The water inlet valve is located on the back panel of your front load Whirlpool Duet clothes washer. It is used to supply water to the clothes washer’s tub for the wash and rinse cycles.
If you have noticed that your Whirlpool Duet washer is taking longer than usual to fill with water, or the washer does not have cold water, hot water, very little water or maybe you even hear a buzzing or humming noise coming from the back of the clothes washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but this is not always the case.
Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses that are connected to the water inlet valve.
Before replacing the inlet fill valve or other parts on your Whirlpool Duet washer you should 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.
Whirlpool Duet Washer Water Inlet Valve Clogged Filter Screens
If this washer repair advice 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 voltage tester or multimeter. This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.
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