Whirlpool For use only with front load washer and dryers Specifications

CONSUMER CARE TECHNICAL
EDUCATION GROUP PRESENTS
L-83
2008
24” FRONT-LOADING
AUTOMATIC WASHER
Model WFC7500VW0
JOB AID
Part No. 8178738
FORWARD
This Whirlpool Job Aid, “2008 24" Front-Loading Automatic Washer” (Part No. 8178738), provides the In-Home Service Professional with information on the installation, operation, and service of the 2008 24" Front-Loading Automatic Washer. For specific information on the model
being serviced, refer to the “Use and Care Guide,” or “Tech Sheet” provided with the washer.
The Wiring Diagram used in this Job Aid is typical and should be used for training purposes only.
Always use the Wiring Diagram supplied with the product when servicing the unit.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this Job Aid is to provide information that will enable the In-Home Service Professional to properly diagnose malfunctions and repair the 2008 24" Front-Loading Automatic
Washer.
The objectives of this Job Aid are to:
• Understand and follow proper safety precautions.
• Successfully troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions.
• Successfully perform necessary repairs.
• Successfully return the washer to its proper operational status.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for any repairs
made on our products by anyone other than In-Home Service Professionals.
Copyright © 2008, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model & Serial Number Designations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model & Serial Number Label And Tech Sheet Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INSTALLATION INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
PRODUCT OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Features And Benefits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Washer Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Washer Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
COMPONENT ACCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Component Locations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Removing The Console,The Touchpad/LED Assembly And Central Control Unit. . . . . . . . 4-2
Removing The Water Inlet Valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Removing The Pressure Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Removing The Line Filter & Power Supply Cord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Removing The Detergent Dispenser Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
Removing The Detergent Dispenser Motor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Removing The Door Switch Assembly And The Bellows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Removing The Drain Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Removing The ECO Valve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Removing The Motor Control Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17
Removing The Temperature Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Removing The Drive Belt And Motor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-20
Removing The Basket Drive Pulley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
Removing The Tub And Basket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-23
COMPONENT TESTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inlet Cold/Bleach Water Valve Solenoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inlet Hot Water Valve Solenoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Line Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drain Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Diagnostic Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Failure Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Diagnostic Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Universal Diagnostics Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Quick Diagnostic Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Electronic Assemblies - Removal Or Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Troubleshooting Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
WIRING DIAGRAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
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GENERAL
WASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance.
Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and
others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the
chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS
MODEL NUMBER W F W 7 5 00 V W 0
BRAND
W = WHIRLPOOL
ACCESS
F = Front Load T = Top LOAD
PRODUCT
W = WASHER
SERIES
5=Whirlpool Leap
6=Oasis
7=24" Front Load
8=Mid Line Front Load
9=Duet Front Load
PRICE POINT LEVELS (1-9)
TRADE PARTNER ID (00 = BRANDED)
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
V = 2008
COLOR CODE
T = Biscuit
ENGINEERING CHANGE (0, 1, 2, ETC.)
SERIAL NUMBER
CK
DIVISION RESPONSIBILITY
C = CLYDE, OH K = SHANGHAI, CHINA
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
T = 2006 U = 2007
WEEK OF PRODUCTION
41 = 41ST WEEK
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
T
41
01002
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MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER LABEL
AND TECH SHEET LOCATIONS
The Model & Serial Number Label and Tech Sheet locations are shown below.
Model & Serial Number Label
Tech Sheet (Behind Lower Access Panel)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
WFC7500VW0
Model Description
Front Load Washer
Color
White
Capacity (IEC Equivalent)
2.3
Temperature Control
Thermist
Heater
No
Sensors
Suds Sensor,
NTC (Thermistor),
Water Level Sensor
Tumble Speed
Variable
Spin Speed
1200 RPM Maximum
Motor
Variable Speed; 1/3 HP
Voltage
120V
Frequency
60 Hz
Amps
15 Amp
Water Consumption Average
DOE (Gallons-Per-Cycle)
Variable per Load
CEE Tier II Qualified
Height
33.5"
Install Depth: Min - Max
23.5"
Width
23.5"
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INSTALLATION INFORMATION
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
TOOLS AND PARTS
Alternate parts
Gather the required tools and parts before
starting installation. The parts supplied are in
the washer drum.
Tools needed for connecting the water inlet hoses
• Pliers (that open to 1-9/16˝ [39.5 mm])
• Flashlight (optional)
If You Have
You Will Need to Buy
Laundry tub or
standpipe taller
than 55" (1.4 m)
Tools needed for installation
• Open end wrenches 13 mm and 12 mm
• Level
• Wood block
• Ruler or measuring tape
Sump pump system (if not already
available)
Overhead sewer
Standard 20 gal. (76 L), 30" (76.2 cm) tall
drain tub or utility sink and sump pump
(available from local plumbing suppliers)
Floor drain
Siphon break, Part Number 285834;
additional drain hose
Part Number 8318155; and connector kit,
Part Number 285835
Drain hose too
short
4 ft (1.2 m) drain hose extension kit,
Part Number 285863
Water faucets
beyond reach of fill
hoses
2 longer water fill hoses:
6 ft (1.8 m) Part Number 76314
10 ft (3.0 m) Part Number 350008
Parts supplied
OPTIONS
A
B
Pedestal
You have the option of purchasing pedestals
of different heights separately for this washer. You may select a 11˝ (30.0 cm) pedestal.
The pedestal will add to the total height of the
washer.
C
D
A. U-shaped hose form
B. Water inlet hoses (2)
C. Inlet hose washers (4)
D. Beaded tie strap
Optional pedestal
Pedestal
Height
11.8" (30.0 cm)
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Approximate
Height with
Washer
44.7" (113.5 cm)
Color
White
Model
Number
LAB0050PQ
Installation Clearances
• The location must be large enough to allow
the washer door to be fully opened.
• Additional spacing should be considered
for ease of installation and servicing. The
door opens more than 90°, and it is not reversible.
• Additional clearances might be required for
wall, door, and floor moldings.
• Additional spacing of 1˝ (2.5 cm) on all
sides of the washer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.
• Companion appliance spacing should also
be considered.
Stack Kit
Are you planning to stack your washer and
dryer? To do so you will need to purchase a
Stack Kit.
To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your washer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Ask for Part Number W10178021.
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Selecting the proper location for your washer
improves performance and minimizes noise
and possible washer “walk.”
The washer can be installed under a custom
counter, in a basement, laundry room, closet,
or recessed area. See “Drain System,” page
2-4.
Companion appliance location requirements
should also be considered. Proper installation
is your responsibility.
You will need
• A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C)
water to the washer.
• A grounded electrical outlet located within
5.4 ft (1.65 m) of where the power cord is
attached to the back of the washer. See
“Electrical Requirements,” page 2-5.
• Hot and cold water faucets located within
4 ft (1.2 m) of the hot and cold water fill
valves, and water pressure of 20-100 psi
(137.9-689.6 kPa).
• A level floor with a maximum slope of
1˝(2.5 cm) under entire washer. Installing
the washer on soft floor surfaces, such as
carpets or surfaces with foam backing, is
not recommended.
• A sturdy and solid floor to support the
washer with a total weight (water and load)
of 400 lbs (180 kg).
Washer Dimensions
36.2"
(92 cm)
23.4"
(59.5 cm)
32.9"
(83.5 cm)
20.1"
(51cm)
Recommended installation spacing for
custom undercounter installation
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
Custom undercounter installation Washer only
2" (5 cm)
Do not operate your washer in temperatures
below 32°F (0°C). Some water can remain
in the washer and can cause damage in low
temperatures.
32.9" min.
(83.5 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
2-2
23.4"
(59.5 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with or without a pedestal
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
Recessed area or closet installation
48 in.2 *
(310 cm2)
3" (7.6 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
3" (7.6 cm)
48 in.2
(310 cm 2)
34"
(86.4 cm)
2
24 in. *
(155 cm2)
24 in.2
(155 cm 2)
1" (2.5 cm)
12" (30.5 cm)
3"
(7.6 cm)
1"
20.1"
4"
(2.5 cm) (51.0 cm) (10.2 cm)
A
B
A. Side view - closet or confined area
B. Closet door with vents
†
1"
(2.5 cm)
Recessed or closet installation Washer on pedestal
23.4"
(59.5 cm)
A
1"
(2.5 cm)
Recommended installation spacing for
cabinet installation
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.
For cabinet installation with a door, the
minimum ventilation openings in the top
are required.
7" (17.8 cm)
20.1"
4"
(51.0 cm) (10.2 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
†
1"
(2.5 cm)
*Min. top and bottom air openings for closet door.
**External exhaust elbow requires additional space.
†Wall, door and floor molding may require additional spacing.
18" min.
(45.7 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
23.4"
(59.5 cm)
7" (17.8 cm)
B
A. Recessed area
B. Side view - closet or confined area
9"
(22.9 cm)
Recommended installation spacing for recessed or closet installation, with stacked
washer and dryer
The dimensions shown, at the top of the right
column, are for the recommended spacing.
4"
20.7"
1"
(10.2 cm) (52.5 cm) (2.5 cm)
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1"
23.4"
1"
(2.5 cm) (59.5 cm) (2.5 cm)
DRAIN SYSTEM
Laundry tub drain system (view C)
The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal.
(76 L) capacity. The top of the laundry tub must
be at least 30˝ (76.2 cm) above the floor.
Floor drain system (view D)
The floor drain system requires a siphon break
that may be purchased separately. See “Tools
and Parts,” page 2-1.
The siphon break must be a minimum of 26˝
(66 cm) from the bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed.
The washer can be installed using the standpipe drain system (floor or wall), the laundry
tub drain system or the floor drain system.
Select the drain hose installation method you
need. See “Tools and Parts,” page 2-1.
Standpipe drain system - wall or floor
(views A & B)
The standpipe drain requires a minimum
diameter standpipe of 2˝ (5 cm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than
17 gal. (64 L) per minute.
The top of the standpipe must be at least 30˝
(76.2 cm) high and no higher than 55˝ (1.4 m)
from the bottom of the washer.
30" min.
(76.2 cm)
C
30" min.
(76.2 cm)
A
B
2-4
26" min.
(66 cm)
D
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
For a grounded, cord-connected washer:
This washer must be grounded. In the
event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electrical
shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This washer is
equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is properly installed
and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can result
in a risk of electric shock. Check with a
qualified electrician or serviceman if you
are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the
appliance – if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected washer:
This washer must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor
must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
• A 120 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20amp, fused electrical supply is required. A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be
provided.
• This washer is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3 prong grounding plug.
• To minimize possible shock hazard, the
cord must be plugged into a mating,
3 prong, grounding-type outlet, grounded
in accordance with local codes and ordinances. If a mating outlet is not available,
it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have the properly grounded outlet installed by a qualified
electrician.
• If codes permit and a separate ground wire
is used, it is recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the ground path
is adequate.
• Do not ground to a gas pipe.
• Check with a qualified electrician if you are
not sure the washer is properly grounded.
• Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground
circuit.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
REMOVE TRANSPORT SYSTEM
4. Close the bolt holes with the 4 transport
bolt hole plugs.
WARNING
NOTE: If the washer is to be transported at
a later date, call your local service center.
To avoid suspension and structural damage,
your machine must be properly set up for relocation by a certified technician.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and
install washer.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
CONNECT THE INLET HOSES
Insert new flat washers (supplied) into each
end of the inlet hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the couplings.
IMPORTANT: Position the washer so that the
rear of the unit is within approximately 3 ft
(90 cm) of the final location.
There are 4 bolts in the rear panel of the
washer that support the suspension system
during transportation. These bolts also retain
the power cord inside the washer until the
bolts are removed.
A
B
A. Coupling
B. Washer
Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets
Make sure the washer drum is empty.
1. Attach a hose to the hot water faucet.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
2. Attach a hose to the cold water faucet.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
3. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with
an additional two-thirds turn.
1. Using a 12 mm wrench, loosen each of
the bolts.
2. Once the bolt is loose, move it to the center of the hole and completely pull out the
bolt, including the plastic spacer covering
the bolt.
3. Once all 4 bolts are removed, discard the
bolts and spacers. Then pull the power
cord through the opening of the rear panel and close the hole with the attached
cap.
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NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape
or sealants on the valve. Damage to the
valves can result.
Clear the water lines
1. Run water through both faucets and inlet hoses, into a laundry tub, drainpipe or
bucket, to get rid of particles in the water lines that might clog the inlet valve
screens.
2. Check the temperature of the water to
make sure that the hot water hose is connected to the hot water faucet and that
the cold water hose is connected to the
cold water faucet.
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of
use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record
hose installation or replacement dates on the
hoses for future reference.
Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.
ROUTE THE DRAIN HOSE
Proper routing of the drain hose protects your
floors from damage due to water leakage.
Read and follow these instructions.
Remove drain hose from the washer
Gently pull the corrugated drain hose from the
shipping clips.
Connect the inlet hoses to the washer
Laundry tub drain or standpipe drain
Connect the drain hose form to the corrugated
drain hose.
H. Hot water inlet
C. Cold water inlet
1. Attach the hot water hose to the washer’s hot (H) water inlet valve. Screw on
coupling by hand until it is seated on the
washer.
2. Attach the cold water hose to the washer’s
cold (C) water faucet. Screw on coupling
by hand until it is seated on the washer.
3. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with
an additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to
the coupling can result.
4. Turn on the water faucets completely and
check for leaks.
A
B
A. Snap either end of the drain hose form to the drain hose at
the point where the corrugation begins.
B. Bend drain hose over drain hose form and snap into place.
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LEVEL THE WASHER
To keep drain water from going back into
the washer:
• Do not straighten the drain hose, and do
not force excess drain hose into standpipe.
Hose should be secure, but loose enough
to provide a gap for air.
• Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of
the laundry tub.
Properly leveling your washer avoids excessive noise and vibration.
1. Check the levelness of the washer by
placing a level on the top edge of the
washer, first side to side, then front to
back.
Floor drain
You may need additional parts. See Floor
Drain under “Tools and Parts,” page 2-1.
SECURE THE DRAIN HOSE
1. Drape the power cord over the washer
top.
2. Move the washer to its final location.
3. Place the drain hose in the laundry tub or
standpipe. See illustrations A and B.
A
B
If the washer is against a wall, move the
washer out slightly before tipping back.
First prop the front with a wood block and
adjust the feet as necessary; then prop
the back and adjust feet as necessary.
Repeat this step until washer is level.
2. Make sure that all four feet are stable and
resting on the floor. Then check that the
appliance is perfectly level (use a level).
3. After the washer is level, use a 13 mm
open-end wrench to turn the nuts on the
feet tightly against the washer cabinet.
IMPORTANT: All four feet must be tightened. If the nuts are not tight against the
washer cabinet, the washer may vibrate.
C
4. If the washer faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put the hooked end of
the drain hose in the standpipe. See illustration C.
NOTES:
• Do not force excess drain hose back into
the rear of the washer.
• To prevent siphoning, do not seal the drain
hose into the standpipe.
4. Slide the washer to its final location.
5. The washer should not move front to
back, side to side, or diagonally when
pushed on its top edges.
6. Confirm the levelness of the washer.
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COMPLETE INSTALLATION
WARNING
1. Check the electrical requirements. Be
sure that you have the correct electrical
supply and the recommended grounding
method. See “Electrical Requirements,”
page 2-5.
2. Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back
through the steps to see which step was
skipped.
3. Check that you have all of your tools.
4. Dispose of or recycle all packaging materials.
5. Check that the water faucets are on.
6. Check for leaks around faucets and inlet
hoses.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
7. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
8. Read “Washer Use,” page 3-2.
9. To test and to clean your washer, use
1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended
amount of detergent for a medium sized
load. Pour the detergent into the detergent dispenser. Select NORMAL/CASUAL, and then select START. Allow the
washer to complete one whole cycle.
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
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— NOTES —
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PRODUCT OPERATION
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
SPIN SPEEDS
The front-loading high efficiency washer was
designed to conserve resources and lower your
water and energy bills. The washer is designed
to determine and then provide the amount of
water needed for the best performance. The
time of operation may be greater for this new
system than for a conventional washer.
This washer automatically selects the spin
speed based on the cycle selected.
DYNAMIC BALANCE
A precision balancing system allows the washer
to reach high-speed spins. The washer spins
faster so that clothes coming out of the washer
will have less moisture than with traditional top
load machines. In addition, if the Dynamic Balance system detects off-balance loads during
spinning, it redistributes the clothes so that they
are evenly balanced.
ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
Flexible electronic controls are easy to use
whether you are a beginner or an expert.
AUTO WATER LEVEL
Adjusting to the size of the load, this feature
allows the washer to use the minimal amount
of water needed to clean and rinse the clothes.
With a low water level, you can obtain the
same results with smaller amounts of additives.
Because only the required amount of water is
used, the washer saves energy, too. You can
obtain the same washing results for small and
large loads size.
Smart Dispensers
The three compartments in the dispenser
allow loading of all laundry products before
the washer is started. The products will be
dispensed into the wash at the optimal time
for high performance cleaning. The bleach
release system is included in the detergent
advantage system. The detergent is added at
the beginning of the cycle, and the bleach is
added after the enzymes have had a chance
to do their cleaning. The fabric softener is
dispensed in the rinse cycle or in the EXTRA
RINSE, if selected. The Detergent Advantage
System Dispenser tray is easily removed for
cleaning.
SUSPENSION SYSTEM
To reduce washer “walk” and “off-balance”
conditions, your new washer combines:
• 2 Springs to isolate vibration
• 2 shock absorbers at the washer base to
minimize movement
STAINLESS STEEL DRUM
The stainless steel drum eliminates corrosion
and enables higher spin speeds for more water
extraction, reducing drying time.
ADAPTIVE VARIABLE
SPEED MOTOR
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
The motor adapts to the load size and to the
cycle selected to give the optimum cleaning,
rinsing, and spinning conditions. The motor can
handle slow speeds needed for delicate items
and is powerful enough to drive an average
clothes load up to a high-speed spin.
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WASHER USE
STARTING THE WASHER
The following is a guide to using the washer.
Please refer to specific sections of this manual
for more detailed information.
Do not store laundry products on the top surface of this washer. Vibration is normal during
operation.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that
are dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had
any type of oil on it (including cooking
oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
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USING THE PROPER DETERGENT
Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of detergent will be marked
“HE” or “High Efficiency.” This wash system,
along with less water, will create too much
sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in washer
errors, longer cycle times, and reduced rinsing
performance. It may also result in component
failures and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to produce the right amount
of suds for the best performance. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions to determine the
amount of detergent to use.
2. 3. 4. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
First Wash Cycle Without Laundry
Before washing clothes for the first time, if not
completed during the final installation step,
choose the Normal/Casual cycle and run it
without clothes. Use only HE High Efficiency
detergent. Use 1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended amount for a medium-sized load. This
initial cycle serves to ensure the interior is clean
before washing clothes.
5. 6. For All Wash Cycles
1. To load washer
Open the washer door by pulling on the
handle. Sort laundry according to color and
type of fabric. Place a load of sorted clothes
in the washer. Do not overload washer.
Overloading can cause poor cleaning.
• The washer can be fully loaded, but
not tightly packed. Washer door should
close easily.
• Mix large and small items. Avoid washing a single item. Load evenly.
• Wash small items such as infant socks
in mesh garment bags. It is recommended that more than one garment bag be
used and that each garment bag be
filled with equal amounts of material.
• When unloading garments, occasionally
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check under the rubber rim at the front
of the tub for small items.
Close the washer door by pushing it firmly
until the lock clicks. The washer door will
remain locked during the wash cycle.
NOTE: There is a routine at the beginning
of each cycle to avoid unintended use of
the washer. This routine will take approximately 1 minute to complete before the
selected wash cycle begins.
Open the dispenser drawer and add laundry additives to the detergent, bleach,
or fabric softener compartments. Close
drawer slowly to avoid spills. See “Using
the Dispenser.”
Turn on the washer by turning the cycle
selector and selecting one of the cycles.
The indicator light for the selected cycle
will illuminate. When selecting a Wash
Cycle, the preset Modifiers, Options and
Water Temp for the selected cycle will illuminate. The preset settings provide the
recommended fabric care for the selected
cycle. See “Cycles.”
Select the desired OPTIONS. Not all Options are available with all cycles. See
“Options.”
To begin the wash cycle immediately
Select and hold START (for approximately
3 seconds).
• If you do not select START within 5
minutes of choosing a cycle, the washer
display automatically shuts off.
• When the wash cycle is complete, the
CYCLE COMPLETE status light illuminates, the door unlocks and the wash
load can be removed from the washer.
The washer goes into standby mode
automatically after the door is opened
or 1 hour after the cycle is complete and
all displays will go off.
• To power down the washer manually
after the wash cycle is complete, switch
knob to Off position.
7. To begin the wash cycle later Select
DELAY WASH until the desired delay time
(in hours) is displayed. Select START. The
countdown to the wash cycle will show in
the display window.
IMPORTANT: When delaying a cycle, use
only powdered detergents in the main wash
compartment since liquid detergents may
seep out of the compartment during Delay
before the wash cycle begins.
To fill dispenser compartments
1. Pull out the dispenser drawer.
2. Add the desired laundry products to the
proper compartment.
3. Push in the dispenser drawer slowly and
completely (to avoid a spill).
A
USING THE DISPENSER
C
The washer has a dispenser drawer with
three separate compartments for your laundry
additives—one is for detergent, one is for liquid chlorine bleach, and one is for liquid fabric
softener. Laundry additives are diluted and
dispensed automatically at the proper time
during the wash cycle, making it unnecessary
for you to return to the washer during the cycle
to add them.
It is normal for small amounts of water to remain in the dispensers when the wash cycle
is complete.
Do not put laundry additives directly into the
wash tub. Always use the proper dispensers
when adding laundry additives.
D
B
Dispenser
A. Dispenser release lever
B. Main Wash detergent compartment
C. Liquid chlorine bleach compartment
D. Fabric softener compartment
Main Wash detergent compartment
(Letter B in Dispenser Illustration)
Add liquid or powdered HE detergent to this
compartment for your main wash cycle.
• Powdered color-safe bleach may be added
to the Main Wash compartment along with
the powdered detergent.
Choosing the Right Detergent
Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of detergent will be marked
“HE” or “High Efficiency.” This wash system,
along with less water, will create too much
sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in washer
errors, longer cycle times, and reduced rinsing
performance. It may also result in component
failures and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to produce the right amount
of suds for the best performance. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions to determine the
amount of detergent to use.
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
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• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to
determine the amount of detergent to use.
NOTE: Overfilling could cause an oversudsing
condition.
CHANGING CYCLES AND OPTIONS
Chlorine bleach compartment
(Letter C in Dispenser Illustration)
Add NO MORE THAN 1/2 cup (120 mL) liquid
chlorine bleach to this compartment. The bleach
will be automatically diluted and dispensed
at the best time during the first rinse after the
wash cycle. This compartment cannot dilute
powdered bleach.
• Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser. Do not use this dispenser to add
powdered chlorine or any form of colorsafe
bleach to your load.
• Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Use
a measuring cup with a pour spout; do not
guess. Follow the manufacturer’s directions
for proper use.
• Do not fill beyond the “MAX” level.
NOTE: Overfilling could cause garment damage.
To stop a cycle and select a new cycle
1. Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN for 3
seconds.
2. Select desired cycle..
3. Select the desired OPTIONS.
4. Select and hold START (for approximately
3 seconds) to restart the washer at the
beginning of the new cycle.
To cancel a cycle and to drain the washer
manually
1. Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN for 3
seconds.
2. The pump will turn on to drain out the water
and the door will unlock.
NOTE: t will take approximately 1 minute
for the door to unlock.
3. The washer cycle stops, the door unlocks
and clothes can be removed.
4. To power down the washer manually after
the wash cycle is complete, switch knob
to Off position.
NOTE: If the water level is too high, the
washer will drain automatically before the
door unlocks.
.
Not all Options are available with all Cycles.
Cycles and Options can be changed anytime
before START is selected.
Fabric softener compartment
(Letter D in Dispenser Illustration)
Add 1/2 cup (120 mL) liquid fabric softener
to this compartment. Fabric softener will be
automatically dispensed in the final rinse or in
the EXTRA RINSE, if selected.
• Do not fill beyond the “MAX” level.
RESTARTING
STATUS LIGHTS
To restart the washer at any time, select CANCEL/DRAIN.
These lights show which portion of the cycle
the washer is operating.
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Cycles
Sensing
The washer automatically weighs items then
adjusts the Estimated Time Remaining, based
on the cycle selected.
Cycle Complete
The Cycle Complete status light stays on for 1
hour after the cycle is complete. To power down
the washer manually after the wash cycle is
complete, switch knob to Off position.
Estimated Time Remaining
The cycle times vary automatically based on
your water pressure, water temperature, detergent, and clothes load. The cycle time will
be extended if oversudsing occurs or the load
is unbalanced. The oversuds routine removes
extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your
garments. The options you select will also affect the cycle times that are shown in the Preset Cycle Settings table. The Estimated Time
Remaining can change to much longer times
under extreme conditions.
Door Locked
When the Door Locked LED light illuminates,
the door is locked. The door is locked and unlocked automatically, depending on the stage
of the wash cycle. Press and hold CANCEL/
DRAIN for 3 seconds to unlock the door manually. It will take approximately 1 minute for the
door to unlock..
Wash Cycles
Choose Wash Cycles by rotating the Cycle selector knob to the desired cycle. The indicator
light for the cycle selected will illuminate. Each
cycle is designed for different types of fabric
and soil levels.
• Each cycle has a default cycle time, WASH
TEMP, and may have preset Options. The
preset settings provide the recommended
fabric care for the selected cycle.
• The preset settings can be changed anytime
before START is selected. Not all Options
and Modifiers (WASH TEMP, spin options)
are available with all Cycles. Select and
hold START (for approximately 3 seconds)
to continue the cycle.
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Preset Cycle Settings
Each cycle has a preset Cycle Time and WASH/
RINSE TEMP. The preset settings provide
the recommended fabric care for the selected
cycle. See chart..
Cycle
Estimated
Time*
Wash Temp
Normal
0:50
Warm
High
Quick Wash
(2-3 items)
0:30
Warm
High
Delicate
0:37
Warm
Low
Clean Washer
1:15
Hot
High
Drain/Spin
0:18
N/A
High
High
Delicate
Use this cycle to wash sheer fabrics and lingerie. This cycle has low-speed spin for gentle
fabric care.
• Use mesh garment bags to wash undergarments such as underwire bras, items with
strings, and small items such as socks.
Spin Speed
(hr:min)
Rinse/Spin
0:24
Cold
Heavy Duty
1:10
Warm
High
Casual
0:45
Warm
Low
Clean Washer
Use the Clean Washer cycle once a month to
keep the inside of your washer fresh and clean.
This cycle uses a higher water level. Use with
AFFRESH™ washer cleaner tablet or liquid
chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the inside
of your washing machine.This cycle should not
be interrupted. See “Cleaning Your Washer.”
Drain/Spin
Use this cycle to drain your washer or to drain
and spin your wash load. The spin speed is
preset to HIGH.
Rinse/Spin
Use this cycle to get a rinse and spin only. This
cycle has highspeed spin.
Rinse & Spin is useful for:
• Loads that need rinsing only.
* The cycle times vary automatically based
on your water pressure, water temperature,
detergent, and clothes load. The cycle time
will be extended if oversudsing occurs or the
load is unbalanced.
Normal
Use this cycle to wash loads of normally soiled
cottons and linens. This cycle has high-speed
spin.
Quick Wash
• Adding fabric softener to a load using the
fabric softener dispenser
Use this cycle to wash small loads of 2-3 lightly
soiled garments that are needed in a hurry.
This cycle combines a shortened wash time
and high-speed spin to shorten drying time.
Large wash loads will result in the machine
increasing the wash time.
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Heavy Duty
OPTIONS AND MODIFIERS
Use this cycle to wash loads of sturdy, colorfast
fabrics and Heavy soiled garments. This cycle
combines a longer wash time and high-speed
spin to shorten drying times.
You can customize your wash by adding options to your cycle selections. Not all Options
are available with all cycles.
Casual
Use this cycle to wash loads of permanent
press blends and synthetic fabrics. This cycle
has a load cooling process to reduce wrinkling.
NORMAL SOUNDS
As with any new product, you will hear sounds
that you are not accustomed to. You may hear
various sounds when the door is locked or
unlocked, and during the washing, rinsing, or
spinning process. Between changes in wash
actions, there will be momentary pauses. You
will hear water spraying and splashing during
the wash and rinse cycles. These new sounds
and pauses are part of normal washer operation. See “Troubleshooting.”
• See the “Laundry Guide” section for an
overview of possible options for each Wash
Cycle selection.
• If an option is available with a selected cycle,
the light for that option will illuminate when
selected.
• If an option is unavailable with a selected
cycle, there will be a blinking light. The
light for that option will not illuminate when
selected.
Delay Wash
Use this to begin the wash cycle later.
• Select DELAY WASH until the desired time
(in hours) shows in the Estimated Time Remaining display.
• Select START. The countdown to the wash
cycle will show in the display window.
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Prewash
Prewash is an 18-minute soak phase that is
added before the main wash. During prewash,
there is only a small amount of tumbling.
Extra Rinse
An extra rinse can be used to aid in the removal
of detergent or bleach residue from garments.
This option provides an additional rinse with
the same water temperature as in the normal
rinse. You may select or deselect by pressing
EXTRA RINSE.
Wrinkle Release
Use this option to increase the quantity of
incoming water and decrease the spin speed
and duration in the rinse period. The last spin
phase will have a lower spin speed and last a
shorter time.
Extended Spin
Use this option to increase the final spin period
by 1 minute during the final spin.
Gentle Spin
Each cycle has a preset spin speed. To reduce
the final spin speed, select the GENTLE SPIN
button.
Wash Temp
Each cycle has a preset water temperature
setting. To change the water temperature, select the WASH TEMP button until the desired
setting is illuminated.
Select a water temperature based on the type
of load you are washing. Use the warmest
wash water safe for fabrics. Follow garment
label instructions.
The water temperature for all rinse cycles is
cold. Cold rinses save energy.
Temperature Guide
Temperature Guide
Wash Water Temperature
Suggested Fabrics
HOT
Whites and pastels
Heavy soils
WARM
Bright colors
Moderate to light soils
COLD
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
In wash water temperatures colder than 60°F
(15.6°C), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils
may be difficult to remove.
Auto Temp Control
ATC (Auto Temp Control) electronically senses
and maintains a uniform water temperature.
ATC regulates incoming hot and cold water.
The ATC is automatically turned ON when a
cycle is selected. See Preset Cycle Settings
table in “Cycles.”
• ATC works for the wash temperature with
Warm and Cold settings.
• The Cold rinse temperatures depend on the
cold water at the faucet.
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LAUNDRY GUIDE
Refer to the chart below for suggested load types and their corresponding cycles. Listed to the
right are the options available to each of these washer cycles.
C YC LE
S U G G E S T E D L O AD T Y P E
AVA IL AB L E O P T IO N S
Delay
Wash
Normal
Normally soiled cotton and linens
Quick Wash
Small loads of 2-3 lightly soiled cotton, polyester,
nylon and cotton blends
Delicate
Curtains and delicate clothing, dresses, skirts, shirts
and blouses
Clean
Washer
No clothes, use AFFRESH™ washer cleaner or
chlorine bleach
Drain/Spin
All loads
Rinse & Spin
All loads
Heavy Duty
Heavily soiled underwear, towels, shirts, etc., made of
cotton
Casual
Normally soiled permanent press blends and synthetic
fabrics
*NOTE: You cannot select Extra Rinse and Wrinkle Release for the same load.
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Prewash
Extra
Rinse*
Wrinkle
Release*
Extended
Spin
Gentle
Spin
CLEANING THE WASHER
WASHER CARE
Cleaning the Door Seal/Bellow
1. Open the washer door and remove any
clothing or items from the washer.
2. Inspect the gray colored seal/bellow between the door opening and the basket for
stained areas. Pull back the seal/ bellow
to inspect all areas under the seal/bellow
and to check for foreign objects.
NOTES:
• Read these instructions completely before
beginning the cleaning process.
• If necessary, the cleaning cycle may be interrupted by pressing the CANCEL/DRAIN button. This will stop the cycle. A RINSE/SPIN
cycle must then be run to thoroughly rinse the
remaining bleach from the washer. Failure to
do so will cause damage to the washer and
clothing added to the next cycle.
Begin procedure
1. Open the washer door and remove any
clothing or items from the washer.
A
A. Seal/Bellow
3. If stained areas are found, wipe down
these areas of the seal/bellow, using the
procedure that follows.
a) Mix a dilute solution, using 3/4 cup (177 mL)
of liquid chlorine bleach, and 1 gal. (3.8 L)
of warm tap water.
b) Wipe the seal/bellow area with the dilute solution, using a damp cloth.
c) Let stand 5 minutes.
d) Wipe down area thoroughly with a dry
cloth and let the washer interior air dry
with door open.
IMPORTANT:
• Wear rubber gloves when cleaning for prolonged periods.
• Refer to the bleach manufacturer’s instructions for proper use.
Washer Maintenance Procedure
This washer has a special cycle that uses higher
water volumes in combination with AFFRESH™
washer cleaner or liquid chlorine bleach to
thoroughly clean the inside of the washer.
2. Using the AFFRESH™ washer cleaner
(Recommended): Add one AFFRESH™
washer cleaner tablet to the washer
drum.
If using liquid chlorine bleach:
Open the dispenser drawer and immediately add ½ cup (120 mL) of liquid chlorine
bleach to the bleach compartment.
NOTE: Do not add any detergent to this
cycle. Use of more than ½ cup (120 mL)
of bleach will cause product damageover
time.
3. Close the washer door and the dispenser
drawer.
4. Select the CLEAN WASHER cycle.
5. Press START.
NOTE: The basket will rotate, then the
door will unlock, lock again, and then the
cycle will continue.
• The machine will not fill, but the basket
will rotate while the washer runs a short
sensing cycle. This will take approximately 3 minutes.
6. The cycle will determine if clothing or other
items are in the washer.
a) If no items are detected in the washer,
it will proceed to Step 8.
b) If any items are detected in the washer,
“F-22” will be displayed, and the Sensing, Wash and Rinse status lights willremain lit.
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• Press START to cancel the failure code.
Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN for 3 seconds to unlock the door manually. It will
take approximately 1 minute for the door to
unlock. Then repeat steps 1, 3 and 5 to start
the cycle again.
7. Once the cycle has begun, allow the cycle
to complete.
8. After the cycle is complete, leave the door
open, slightly, to allow for better ventilation
and drying of washer interior.
Always do the following to maintain washer
freshness
• Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
• Leave the door slightly open after each cycle
to allow for better ventilation and drying of
washer interior.
• Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly,
using 1/2 cup (120 mL) of liquid chlorine
bleach.
• If the procedure does not sufficiently improve
the machine freshness, please evaluate your
installation and usage conditions for other
causes.
Cleaning the exterior
Use a soft damp cloth or sponge to wipe up
any spills. Occasionally wipe the outside of your
washer to keep it looking new. Use mild soap
and water. Do not use abrasive products.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer
The dispenser drawer is removable for easy
cleaning.
1. Unlock the dispenser drawer by pressing
the Release Lever. See “Using the Dispenser.” Remove the drawer.
2. Remove the inserts (the siphon from the
softener and bleach compartments).
3. Wash the parts under running water.
NOTE: Do not wash components in the
dishwasher.
4. Replace the inserts and return the dispenser to the drawer.
WATER INLET HOSES
Replace inlet hoses after five years of use to
reduce the risk of hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges, kinks,
cuts, wear or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, record the
date of replacement.
VACATION, STORAGE, &
MOVING CARE
Install and store your washer where it will not
freeze. Because some water may stay in the
hoses, freezing can damage your washer. If
storing or moving your washer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
Non-use or vacation care:
Operate your washer only when you are at
home. If you will be on vacation or not using
your washer for an extended period of time,
you should:
• Unplug washer or disconnect power.
• Turn off the water supply to the washer. This
helps avoid accidental flooding (due to a water
pressure surge) while you are away.
• Slightly open door to provide ventilation.
To winterize washer:
1. Put 1 qt (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the
drum.
2. Run washer on a Drain/Spin cycle.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Shut off both water faucets.
5. Disconnect water inlet hoses from faucets
and drain.
To use washer again:
1. Flush water pipes.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses to faucets.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
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WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Run the washer through the Normal cycle.
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
Use 1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended
amount for a medium sized load.
To transport the washer:
1. If washer will be moved during freezing
weather, put in 1 qt (1 L) of R.V.-type
antifreeze in the drum. Run washer on a
Drain/Spin cycle.
2. Unplug the power cord.
3. Disconnect the drain hose from the drain
system and attach to rear panel clips.
4. Shut off both water faucets.
5. Disconnect the water inlet hoses from faucets, then drain the hoses and clip them
to the rear panel of the washer.
6. IMPORTANT: Call service. Do not reuse
transport bolts. Unit must be transported
in the upright position. To avoid suspension and structural damage, your machine
must be properly set up for relocation by
a certified technician.
Reinstalling the washer
1. Follow the “Installation Instructions,”
page 2-6, to locate, level and connect the
washer.
2. Run the washer through the Normal/
Casual cycle to clean the washer and
remove the antifreeze, if used. Use only
HE High Efficiency detergent. Use 1/2 the
manufacturer’s recommended amount for
a medium sized load.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WASHER & COMPONENTS
ERROR CODES
An error code may be shown in the Estimated
Remaining display. Check the list below
for potential problem and troubleshooting
checks.
• “A09” on display (Water Inlet Problem—no
water or insufficient water supply)
Check the following:
Are water faucets completely turned on?
Are screens at inlet hose connection to
washer clogged? Are water inlet hoses
kinked?
Are water inlet hoses frozen?
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Plug in washer or reconnect power. Press
•
and hold START to continue the cycle or
press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN to cancel
the cycle. If the problem remains, call for
service.
“A10” on display (Drain Problem)
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check the following:
Is the drain hose kinked?
Is the drain hose frozen?
Is the drain hose clogged?
Is the drain hose more than 55" (1.4 m) above
the floor?
“F” Variables [F01 - F30] (Electrical Problem)
Switch knob or press and hold START to
cancel the cycle.
Select DRAIN/SPIN if there is excessive
water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and press START. If the
problem remains, call for service.
NOISY, VIBRATING, OFF-BALANCE
• Is the washer level?
The washer must be level. The four feet
should be properly installed, and the nuts
should be tightened against the washer
cabinet.
All four feet of the washer must be in firm
contact with the floor. If the washer is on a
pedestal, the washer must be secured to the
pedestal and all four pedestal feet must be
in firm contact with the floor.
• Washer making a different noise?
As with any new product, you will hear sounds
that you are not accustomed to. You may hear
various sounds when the door is locked or
unlocked, and during the washing, rinsing, or
spinning process. Between changes in wash
actions, there will be momentary pauses.
You will hear water spraying and splashing
during the wash and rinse cycles. These
new sounds and pauses are part of normal
washer operation.
• Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid
floor?
Refer to the “Installation Instructions” for flooring requirements. Noise and vibration may
be reduced by placing a piece of 3/4˝ (19.1
mm) plywood underneath your washer.
The plywood may extend underneath both
washer and dryer to keep them at equal
heights.
• Is the washer gurgling or humming?
As water is drained from the washer, you
may hear air being pulled through the pump.
This happens during the end of draining. It
is normal.
• Are you washing items with metal snaps,
buckles or zippers?
You may hear metal items touching the
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washer drum. This is normal.
• Were the 4 shipping bolts in the back of
the machine removed?
See “Remove Transport System,” page
2-6.
LEAKING
• Was the door opened during “Add a garment”?
Water can drip off the inside of the door,
when the door is opened after the start of a
cycle.
• Is HE detergent being used?
The non-High Efficiency detergents can
cause oversudsing that can leak from the
rear of the washer.
• Are the fill hoses tight?
• Are the fill hose gaskets properly seated?
Check both ends of each hose. See “Connect
the Inlet Hoses,” page 2-6.
• Is the drain hose properly installed?
The drain hose should be secured to the
drainpipe or laundry tub. See “Secure the
Drain Hose,” page 2-8.
• Is the sink or drain clogged?
Sink and drainpipe must be able to carry
away 17 gal. (64 L) of water per minute. If
clogged or slow, water can back up out of
drainpipe or sink. Check household plumbing (laundry tubs, faucets, drainpipe, water
pipes) for leaks.
DISPENSER OPERATION
• Did you follow the manufacturer’s directions when adding detergent and fabric
softener to the dispensers?
Measure detergent and fabric softener.
Slowly pour into the dispensers. Wipe up
all spills. Dilute fabric softener in the fabric
softener dispenser.
• Did you put powdered or liquid color-safe
bleach into the liquid chlorine bleach
dispenser (on some models)?
Add powdered or liquid color-safe bleach
directly to the washer basket. Do not use
the chlorine bleach dispenser for color-safe
bleach.
• Is the fabric softener dispenser
clogged?
Clean the fabric softener dispenser. See
“Washer Care,” page 3-12, for details.
• Are the laundry additives in the correct
dispenser compartment?
Add the correct amounts of detergent, fabric
softener or liquid chlorine bleach to the correct compartments. Add powdered or liquid
color-safe bleach to the Main Wash compartment.
• Is there water in the dispenser at the end
of the cycle?
A small amount of water will remain in the
dispenser compartment. This is normal.
WASHER ODOR
• See “Cleaning Your Washer.”
Are you using AFFRESH™ washer cleaner
on a regular basis?
AFFRESH™ washer cleaner removes and
avoids odor causing residue in all High Efficiency washers. For washers where odor
is present, use 3 tablets instead of 1 tablet.
After the CLEAN WASHER cycle is complete,
wipe away residue if necessary.
• Are you using HE detergent?
Use of non-HE detergent can cause a film
residue which can result in odor.
• Did you leave the door open after use?
This washer has a tight seal to avoid water
leaks. To avoid odors leave the door open
to allow the washer to dry between uses.
DOOR WON’T UNLOCK
• Did all of the water drain out of the washer
during the spin?
Select DRAIN/SPIN to remove any water
remaining in the washer. The washer door
will unlock at the end of the drain. It will take
1 minute for the door to unlock.
• Is the error code displayed?
Failure mode will lock the door. Switch knob
or press and hold START to exit, then wait
for the door to unlock.
• Is the water temperature hotter than 104°F
(40°C)?
Wait for the water temperature to drop.
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WASHER OPERATION
•
•
WASHER WON’T RUN, FILL, RINSE, OR
TUMBLE; WASHER STOPS
WARNING
•
•
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
Is the washer door firmly shut?
The door must be closed during operation.
Are the shipping bolts removed?
All four shipping bolts must be removed for
proper operation of the washer.
Has a cycle been selected, but START
has not been selected and held for 1
second?
Press and hold START, for 1 second.
Was the door open after completion of
last cycle?
The door must be opened and closed again
to start a new cycle.
WASHER CONTINUES TO FILL OR
DRAIN, DRAIN CYCLE SEEMS STUCK
• Is the power cord plugged into a grounded
3 prong outlet?
Plug power cord into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
• Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
• Has a household fuse blown, or has a
circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse, or reset the circuit breaker.
• Are both the hot and cold water faucets
turned on?
Turn on the water.
• Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Straighten the hoses.
• Are the water inlet valve screens
clogged?
Turn off the water and remove inlet hoses
from the washer. Remove any accumulated
film or particles. Reinstall hoses, turn on water
and check for leaks.
• Is the washer in a normal pause in the
cycle?
The washer pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles. Allow the cycle to continue.
Some cycles feature periods of tumbling and
soak.
• Is the washer overloaded?
Wash smaller loads.
• Is the top of drain hose lower than 30˝ (76
cm) on washer?
The top of the drain hose must be at least 30˝
(76 cm) above the floor. See “Drain System,”
page 2-4.
• Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the
standpipe, or is it taped to the standpipe?
The drain hose should be loose yet fit securely. Do not seal the drain hose with tape.
The hose needs an air gap. See “Secure the
Drain Hose,” page 2-8.
WASHER WON’T DRAIN OR SPIN, WATER
REMAINS IN WASHER
• Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of
the drain hose more than 96˝ (2.4 m) above
the floor?
• Is the voltage low?
Check electrical source or call electrician.
• Excessive suds?
When excessive suds are detected, a special
suds routine automatically starts. Cycle will
complete once extra suds are removed. This
will occur more frequently when a non-HE
detergent is used.
• Is the load balanced?
A single or bulky item may cause imbalance.
Add more items or redistribute the load.
NOT ENOUGH WATER / NOT ENOUGH
SUDS
• Low water?
This washer uses very little water to provide
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good cleaning results. You will see little or
no water splashing in this washer. This is
normal.
• Are you using HE detergent?
HE detergent is a low sudsing detergent. This
is normal and will not affect cleaning performance.
WASH / RINSE TEMPERATURE
• Are the hot and cold water inlet hoses
reversed?
See “Connect the Inlet Hoses.”
• Are you washing many loads?
As your frequency of loads washed increases,
the water temperature may decrease for hot
and warm temperatures. This is normal.
CYCLE TIME CHANGES/CYCLE TOO
LONG
• Estimated cycle time?
The cycle times vary automatically based
on your water pressure, water temperature,
detergent, and clothes load. The cycle time
will be extended if oversudsing occurs or
the load is unbalanced. The SUDs routine
removes extra suds and assures proper
rinsing of your garments. The options you
select will also affect the cycle times that are
shown in the Preset Cycle Settings table.
• Excessive suds?
When excessive suds are detected, a special
suds routine automatically starts. This routine
will add time to the original cycle.
• Did the load cause imbalance?
When too much imbalance occurs, an imbalance routine will start to redistribute the
load. During the imbalance routine the time
displayed may pause until this activity is
complete, then resume with the remainder
of the cycle.
• Are you washing a single item or bulky
load?
Spin time is added if an unbalanced load is
detected. The washer will attempt to redistribute the load with additional tumbling.
• Did you wash a large load on the Quick
Wash cycle?
The Quick Wash cycle is designed for smaller
load sizes (2-3 items) of lightly soiled garments. If larger loads are washed in this
cycle, wash time will be increased.
• Did you wash a large load in a gentle or
Delicate cycle?
When using the Quick Wash or Delicate
cycles, you should use small loads. This
ensures a gentle wash for your garments
without increasing cycle times.
CLOTHES CARE
LOAD TOO WET
• Did you use the right cycle for the load
being washed?
Select a cycle with a higher spin speed.
• Did you wash a single item or bulky items
or have you overloaded the washer?
A single item, bulky items, or overloading may
cause imbalance. Add items or try to evenly
distribute your wet laundry in the drum, and
start a Drain/Spin cycle. If the laundry is still
wet, take half of the load out of the washer
and try again.
• Did you use HE detergent?
Suds during rinse and spin cycles can reduce
spin speed. Use HE detergent.
RESIDUE, LINT, STAINS ON LOAD;
GRAY WHITES, DINGY COLORS
• Did you add detergent to the dispenser?
For best results, add detergent to the detergent compartment. Do not add detergent to
the washer drum.
• Did you sort properly?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint
takers (corduroy, synthetics). Dye transfer
can occur when mixing whites and colors
in a load. Sort dark clothes from whites and
lights.
• Did you overload the washer?
Do not overload the washer. The washer
can be fully loaded, but not tightly packed.
The wash load must be balanced. Lint can
be trapped in the load if overloaded.
• Check the following:
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
• Did you use enough HE detergent?
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for
the type of load you are washing. For best
performance, use only High Efficiency detergent. Use enough HE detergent to remove
soil and hold it in suspension.
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• Do you have hard water?
Use more detergent for washing heavy soils
in cold or hard water.
• Is the water colder than 60°F (15.6°C)?
Wash water colder than 60°F (15.6°C) may
not completely dissolve the detergent. Use
hot or warm washes if safe for the fabric
load. Make sure your hot water system is
adequate to provide a hot water wash.
• Are you using a low speed wash cycle?
Powdered detergents may not dissolve well
in a slow-speed cycle. For best results, use
liquid detergent for slow-speed cycles such
as Delicate.
• Did you unload the washer promptly?
To avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as
soon as it stops.
• Did you use a fabric softener dispensing
ball?
Dispensing balls will not operate correctly
with this washer. Add liquid fabric softener
to the fabric softener compartment.
• Did you use powdered detergent in a lowspeed cycle?
Consider using liquid detergent.
• Did you use Quick Wash on a large
load?
For best results, use Quick Wash for small,
lightly soiled loads.
LOAD IS WRINKLED, TWISTED,
TANGLED
• Did you unload the washer promptly?
Unload the washer as soon as it stops.
• Did you use the right cycle for the load
being washed?
Use the Delicate cycle or another cycle with
a low spin speed to reduce wrinkling.
• Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be balanced and not
overloaded. Loads should tumble freely during washing.
• Was the wash water warm enough to relax
wrinkles?
If safe for load, use warm or hot wash water.
• Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed?
Check that the hot and cold water hoses are
connected to the right faucets. A hot rinse
followed by spin will cause wrinkling. See
“Connect the Inlet Hoses.”
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COMPONENT ACCESS
This section instructs you on how to service each component inside the 2008 24" Front-Loading
Automatic Washer. The components and their locations are shown below.
COMPONENT LOCATIONS
Water Inlet Valves
Line Filter
Detergent
Dispenser
Pressure
Switch
Basket
Tub Assembly
Motor
Control Unit
Drive Motor
ECO Valve
Temperature Sensor
Drain Pump
Not Shown: Console,
Touchpad/LED Assembly,
& Door Switch Assembly
4-1
REMOVING THE CONSOLE, THE TOUCHPAD/LED
ASSEMBLY AND CENTRAL CONTROL UNIT
5. To remove the console:
a)Pull the detergent dispenser drawer
out as far as it will go, then press down
on the release tab, and remove the
drawer from the unit.
WARNING
Dispenser Drawer
Release Tab
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Console
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the three hex-head screws from
the top cover of the washer.
4. Pull back on the cover and release the
cover from the slots in the unit, then lift
the cover off the unit.
b)Remove three screws from the recessed holes.
Console
Console Screws
c) Remove two screws from the top edge
of the console.
Top Cover Screws
Console Screws
4-2
d) Press the locking tab on the right rear
side of the console outward, and release the console.
Touchpad/LED Assembly
Locking Tab
7. To remove the central control unit:
a)After removing touchpad/LED assembly. replace central control unit and
console as a complete assembly.
e) Disconnect wire harnesses from central control unit, touchpad/LED assembly and remove console.
Touchpad/LED Assembly
Central Control Unit
Central Control Unit
6. To remove the touchpad/LED assembly:
a)Press the two console locking tabs,
and unsnap the touchpad/LED assembly, then lift the assembly from the
console and remove it.
Release 2 Console Locking Tabs
4-3
REMOVING THE WATER INLET VALVE
WARNING
Depress Locking Tab
Cold /Bleach Inlet Valve
Hot Water
Inlet
Valve
Solenoid
Terminal
Holder
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the water hoses from the hot
and cold water inlet valve.
4. Remove the top cover (see page 4-2 for
the procedure).
7. At the rear of the washer, remove the
screws from the water inlet valve. Rotate
the valve to the right, and push it into the
washer off the rear panel.
Water Inlet Valve
5. Depress the locking tabs (see the top
right photo), and pull the wire connectors out of the hot and cold/bleach water
inlet valve solenoid terminal holders. Loosen the clamp, and pull the water inlet hose off the water inlet valves.
Water Inlet Valve Screws
Water Inlet Valve Screws
4-4
REMOVING THE PRESSURE SWITCH
4. Press and release the two wire connector locking arms and pull the connectors
off the pressure switch.
5. Pull the pressure hose off the pressure
switch fitting.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Wire Connectors
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the front cover from the washer
(see page 4-9 for the procedure).
Pressure Switch
Pressure Hose
6. Unsnap the pressure switch off the pressure switch holder, then remove the
switch from the washer.
Pressure Switch
Pressure Switch
Holder
4-5
REMOVING THE LINE FILTER & POWER SUPPLY CORD
c) Disconnect the three wire connectors
from the line filter. NOTE: Press and release the locking arm on the 2-wire connector to disconnect it from the filter.
WARNING
Line Filter Wire
Connectors
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the top cover from the washer
(see page 4-2 for the procedure).
5. To remove the power supply cord:
a)Remove the screw from the green
ground wire.
b)Pull the connectors with the white and
black wires from the line filter terminals.
Line Filter
Ground Screw White Wire
4. To remove the line filter:
a)Remove the hex-head screws from
the line filter.
b)Position the line filter so that the four
tabs are aligned with the chassis slots
and remove the filter from the washer.
Black Wire
Line Filter
4 Tabs
Screws
4-6
c) Pull the washer away from the wall far
enough to access the power supply
cord on the rear panel.
d)Remove hex head screw to release
power supply cord strain relief.
Hex Head
Screw
Power Supply
Cord Strain Relief
d)Remove power supply cord strain relief and remove power cord.
Power Supply
Cord Strain Relief
4-7
REMOVING THE DETERGENT DISPENSER ASSEMBLY
WARNING
8. Loosen the clamps and remove the water
supply tubes from the detergent dispenser.
Note: Take note of hose orientation for
reinstallation.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Water
Supply Tubes
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the top cover from the washer
(see page 4-2 for the procedure).
Detergent Dispenser
9. Slide the dispenser releasing it from the
cabinet frame.
Detergent Dispenser
4. Remove the console from the washer
(see step 5 on page 4-2 for the procedure).
5. Loosen the clamp and remove the water
feed tube from the dispenser.
Detergent
Dispenser
Water Feed
Tube
4-8
REMOVING THE FRONT PANEL ASSEMBLY
5. Using a small screwdriver or a pair of
long-nosed pliers, pull the tension spring
on the retaining wire out from around
the front of the bellows, and remove the
wire.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Retaining Wire
Tension Spring
6. Pull the bellows off the lip of the front
panel, and push the bellows inside the
front panel.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Pry with a coin the lower front access
panel, then lower the panel, and remove
it.
7. Remove the two screws from the door
switch assembly and two screws from
door lock assembly.
Door Switch
Assembly Screws
Lower Front
Access Panel
4. Open the washer door.
Door Lock
Assembly Screws
Door Switch
Assembly
Bellows
Door Lock
Assembly
Retaining Wire
Continued on the next page.
4-9
6. Close the washer door.
7. Remove the three hex-head screws from
the bottom of the front panel and remove
the panel from the unit.
Front Panel
Bottom Screws
4-10
REMOVING THE DOOR SWITCH, DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY
AND THE BELLOWS
6. Using a small screwdriver or a pair of
long-nosed pliers, pull the tension spring
on the retaining wire out from around
the front of the bellows, and remove the
wire.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Retaining Wire
Tension Spring
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the top cover and the console
(see page 4-2 for the procedures).
4. Remove the lower front access panel
(see step 3 on page 4-9 for the procedure).
5. Open the washer door.
7. To remove the door switch assembly:
a)Pull the bellows off the lip of the front
panel beside the door switch assembly just enough to access the switch
assembly.
b)Remove the two screws from the door
switch assembly and two screws from
the door lock assembly.
Door Switch
Assembly Screws
Bellows
Door Switch
Assembly
Door Lock
Assembly Screws
Door Lock
Assembly
Retaining Wire
Continued on the next page.
4-11
c) Close the washer door.
d)Remove the three hex-head screws
from the bottom of the front panel and
remove the panel from the unit.
Front Panel
8. To remove the bellows:
a)Remove the two screws from the door
switch assembly and door lock assembly (see the photo in step 7b).
b)Remove the front panel from the washer (see page 4-9 for the procedure).
c) Turn the bellows retaining clamp screw
counterclockwise until the clamp is
loose enough to remove it from around
the bellows (see the top right photo).
NOTE: It may be necessary to completely remove the screw from one
end of the clamp.
Bellows Retaining Clamp Screw
Bottom Screws
e)Disconnect the two connectors from
the door switch assembly and door
lock assembly.
Door Switch
Assembly
Door Lock
Assembly
4-12
d)Remove the bellows retaining clamp
from around the bellows.
Remove Bellows Retaining Clamp
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reinstall the
bellows, be sure to position the “weep holes”
at the bottom, as shown below.
e)Pull the bellows off the front of the
tub.
Bellows Weep Holes
Remove Bellows
4-13
REMOVING THE DRAIN PUMP
5. Loosen the clamp and remove the pumpto-tub hose from the drain pump.
6. Loosen the clamp and remove the pumpto-drain hose from the drain pump.
WARNING
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reconnect
the pump to tub hose, align the tab(s) with the
marks on the drain pump.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Pump-ToDrain Hose
Pump-To-Tub Hose
Tab
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the front access panel (see page
4-9 for the procedure).
7. Using a philips screwdriver remove the
four screws holding the drain pump to the
unit .
Drain Pump
4. Using a shallow pan to catch the water,
unscrew the filter from the drain pump,
and drain the water from the pump.
Drain Pump Screws
Drain Pump Filter
4-14
8. Depress the tab on the wire connector
and disconnect the wire connector from
the terminals.
9. Remove the wires from the clip, and remove the drain pump from the washer.
Wire Clip
4-15
Wire Connector
REMOVING THE ECO VALVE
5. Pull the pressure hose off the air trap that
is connected to the pump-to-tub/ECO
valve hose.
6. Loosen the clamps at both ends of the
pump-to-tub hose, and pull the hose/
ECO valve off the tub and drain pump.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Pump Clamp
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the front access panel (see page
4-9 for the procedure).
Tub Clamp
Pump-To-Tub Hose
Drain Pump
4. Using a shallow pan to catch the water,
unscrew the filter from the drain pump,
and drain the water from the pump.
ECO Valve
Drain Pump Filter
4-16
REMOVING THE MOTOR CONTROL UNIT
4. Unclip wire harness from motor controller
holders.
5. Remove the wire tie from the cover.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Harness Holder
Wire Tie
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the front access panel (see page
4-9 for the procedure).
Harness Holder
6. Remove two screws holding motor control to unit.
Motor Control Unit
Screws
Motor Control Unit
Continued on the next page.
4-17
7. Slide the motor controller back and out
the front.
8. Pry with screwdriver the wire cover to expose wire connectors.
10. Rotate motor controlller and release tab
to one rear wire connector.
Motor Control Unit
Wire Cover
Motor Control Unit
Wire Connector
11. Remove motor control out of unit.
Drain Hose
Holder
9. Push release tabs and release two front
wire connectors.
Motor Control Unit
Wire Connectors
4-18
REMOVING THE TEMPERATURE SENSOR
5. Loosen the 10 mm nut and pull the temperature sensor out of mounting bracket.
WARNING
10 mm Nut
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Pull Temperature
Sensor Out Of
Heater
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the front access panel (see page
4-9 for the procedure).
Temperature Sensor
4. Disconnect the wire connector from the
temperature sensor.
Temperature Sensor
Wire Connector
4-19
REMOVING THE DRIVE BELT AND MOTOR
WARNING
Tab
Lift Rounded End
& Slide Cover Off
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
4 Shipping Bolt Hole Covers
1.
2. 3.
4.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer.
Pull the washer away from the wall.
Remove the four plastic shipping bolt
hole covers. To remove a cover, lift the
rounded end to unhook the locking tab
from the slot in the chassis, and slide the
cover off the rear panel (see the top right
photo).
5. Remove the hex-head screws (arrows)
from the rear panel.
6. Remove the rear panel.
Rear Panel
Drive Belt & Motor
4-20
7. To remove the drive belt, pull out on
the belt, and turn the basket drive pulley
until the belt slides off (see the top right
photo).
e)Rotate the motor down and pull it toward you so the bracket studs are out
of the tub mounting holes, and remove
the motor.
Drive Motor Studs
Drive Motor
Basket Drive Pulley
8. To remove the motor:
a) Remove the wire standoff from the motor by squeezing the tabs and pushing
the standoff out of the mounting hole.
b)Disconnect the wire connector from
the motor terminals.
c) Pull ground wire off of motor terminal.
d)Remove the 13mm mounting bolt from
the motor.
Drive Motor
Motor Mounting Bolt
Wire Standoff
Motor Wire
Connector
Ground Wire
4-21
REMOVING THE BASKET DRIVE PULLEY
6. Use a large screwdriver and lock the pulley, then remove the 15/16˝ nut from the
drive pulley.
WARNING
Basket Drive Pulley
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2. 3.
4.
18 mm Nut
Drive Belt
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer.
Pull the washer away from the wall.
Remove the rear panel from the washer
(see page 4-20 for the procedure).
7. Pull the basket drive pulley off the basket
shaft and remove it.
5. Remove the drive belt from the pulley by
rotating the pulley and pulling the belt off
(see the top right photo).
4-22
Basket Drive Pulley
REMOVING THE TUB AND BASKET
7. Remove the four hex-head screws from
the front frame and remove the frame.
WARNING
Front Frame Screws
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2. 3.
4.
8. Remove the three 13mm bolts from the
bottom front weight, then remove the
weight from the washer.
Top Rear Weight
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer.
Pull the washer away from the wall.
Remove the detergent dispenser assembly (see page 4-8 for the procedure).
5. Loosen the clamp and remove the main
water feed tube from the detergent dispenser.
6. Pull the free end of the main water feed
tube from the tub opening.
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reconnect
the water feed tube, align the arrow on the tube
with the line on the detergent dispenser.
Bottom Front
Weight
13mm Bolts
9. Remove hose clamps from top vent hose
on each side of plastic ridgid vent.
Tube To Dispenser
Line
Hose Clamps
Arrow
Water Feed Tube
Tube To Tub
Continued on the next page.
4-23
10 Remove the two 13mm bolts from the top
rear weight, then remove the weight from
the washer.
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When removing top
rear weight leave ridgid vent attached to it.
Pump-To-Tub Hose
Tab
13mm Bolts
11. Remove the bellows from the tub (see
pages 4-12 through 4-13 for the procedure).
12. Using a shallow pan to catch the water,
unscrew the filter from the drain pump,
and drain the water from the pump.
14. Remove the rear panel (see page 4-20
for the procedure).
15. Remove the basket drive pulley from the
basket shaft (see page 4-22 for the procedure).
16. Remove ground wire that is connected to
the bearing hub, and pull the wire out of
the tub holes.
Bearing Hub
Drain Pump Filter
Ground Wire Screw
13. Loosen the clamp and remove the pumpto-tub hose from the drain pump.
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reconnect
the hose, align the tab with the arrow on the
drain pump.
17. Disconnect the pressure hose from the
pressure switch.
Pressure Switch
Pressure Hose
4-24
18. Remove the drive motor from the tub (see
page 4-20 for the procedure).
19. Remove the temperature sensor and
heater from the tub (see page 4-19 for
the procedure).
20. Release the two motor control unit wiring
standoffs from the tub. Squeeze in on the
standoff tabs to release the standoffs.
Turn Shock
Absorber Here
22. Remove the end of the vent tube from
the tub.
WARNING
Motor Control Unit Wiring Standoffs
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and
install washer.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
21. Remove the two shock absorbers from
the tub. To remove a shock absorber:
a)Remove the locking clips by squeezing the tabs on the locking clips from
the base.
23. To remove the tub and basket:
a)Lift the tub and basket assembly and
unhook the two suspension springs,
then remove the assembly from the
washer, and place it front-side down
on a padded surface.
Shock Absorber
Remove Vent Tube
Locking Clip
Tabs
Unhook Tub Springs
b)Using a pair of pliers, turn the top of
the shock absorber 90° so that the
locking tabs align with the slots in the
tub, and remove the shock absorber
(see the top right photo).
4-25
Continued on the next page.
b)Remove the flat nuts from the tub.
Rear Half Of Tub
Remove Flat Nuts
c) Mark the edges of the tub clamps with
a pencil to make it easier to reinstall
later.
d)Use a large flat-blade screwdriver and
pry off the tub clamps.
Front Half Of Tub
Pencil Marks
Tub Clamp
Screwdriver
Pry Clamp Off
e)Use a large flat-blade screwdriver and
pry the tub halves apart, then lift the
rear half of the tub off the front half
(see the top right photo).
f) Lift the basket from the front half of the
tub.
4-26
Basket
24. To replace the tub gasket, pry the gasket out of the slot, and remove it. NOTE:
The basket hub is molded into the rear
half of the tub. If it is worn and needs to
be replaced, replace the rear half of the
tub.
Rear Of Tub
Basket Hub
Tub Gasket
4-27
— NOTES —
4-28
COMPONENT TESTING
• Check all connections before replacing
components, looking for broken or loose
wires, failed terminals, or wires not pressed
into connectors far enough.
• Resistance checks must be made with power cord unplugged from outlet, and with wiring harness or connectors disconnected.
• Unless stated otherwise, make all resistance checks by disconnecting the component connector at the Central Control Unit
(CCU).
Before testing any of the components, perform
the following checks:
• Control failure can be the result of corrosion
on connectors. Therefore, disconnecting
and reconnecting wires will be necessary
throughout test procedures.
• All tests/checks should be made with a
VOM or DVM having a sensitivity of 20,000
ohms-per-volt DC, or greater.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
The meter should indicate between 825
and 1115 Ω.
To check the inlet valve solenoids at the CCU,
perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the inlet valve solenoid connector VPW3 & VW3 (see page 4-5) from
the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 100 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the following connector pins. The meter should
indicate between 825 and 1115 Ω.
• Pins 1 & 2 (cold)
• Pins 1 & 3 (bleach)
INLET COLD/BLEACH WATER
VALVE SOLENOIDS
123
COLD
BLEACH
Refer to page 4-6 for the procedure for accessing the inlet cold/bleach water valve.
To check the inlet cold/bleach water valve solenoids at the component terminals, perform
the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the solenoid connector from
the inlet cold/bleach valve terminals.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 100 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the 1
and 2 cold water connector terminals.
The meter should indicate between 825
and 1115 Ω.
5. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the 1
and 3 bleach water connector terminals.
1
2
1 2 1 2 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5-1
3
4
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DP2
VPW3 & VW3
VHF3
M7
Drain Pump
Cold / Bleach Valve
Hot Valve
Universal Motor
INLET HOT WATER VALVE
SOLENOID
To check the inlet hot water valve solenoid at
the CCU, perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the inlet hot water valve solenoid connector VHF3 (see page 4-5)
from the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 100 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the following connector pins. The meter should
indicate between 825 and 1115 Ω.
• Pins 1 & 2 (hot)
1 2
HOT
Refer to page 4-6 for the procedure for accessing the inlet hot water valve.
To check the inlet hot water valve solenoids
at the component terminals, perform the following steps.
1
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the hot water solenoid connector from the inlet hot water valve terminals.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 100 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the hot
water connector terminals. The meter
should indicate between 825 and 1115
Ω.
2
1 2 1 2 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5-2
3
4
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DP2
VPW3 & VW3
VHF3
M7
Drain Pump
Cold / Bleach Valve
Hot Valve
Universal Motor
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
To check the pressure switch at the CCU, perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect pressure switch connector
PRS2 (see page 4-5) from the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2 on PRS2. The meter
should indicate 0 Ω.
PRESSURE SWITCH
Hose Inlet
12
Safe Level
Low Range
12
9
12312
8
8. M S2
9. DLS3
10
Motor Supply
Door Lock
11
12
21
Refer to page 4-7 for the procedure for accessing the pressure switch.
To check the pressure switch contacts at the
component terminals, perform the following
steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the wire connectors and hose
from the pressure switch.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
pressure switch connector pins shown
below. Blow into the hose inlet of the pressure switch to activate the diaphragm.
The meter should indicate 0 Ω for each
measurement while the diaphragm is
10. IF2
11. PRS2
RFI filterDoor Switch
Safety level of Pressure switch
5
6
7
1 2 1 2
1 2
activated.
Water Level Setting
Safe Level
Low Range
Test Points
Pins 1 and 2
Pins 1 and 2
5. SET2
6. DU3
7. PR2
Temperature Sensor
Door Switch
Pressure switch Input low voltage
4a. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2 on PR2. The meter
should indicate 0 Ω.
5-3
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
To check the line filter at the CCU, perform
the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the line filter connector IF2
(see page 4-5) from the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2. The meter should
indicate 0 Ω.
LINE FILTER
Pins A & B
Pins C & D
9
8. M S2
9. DLS3
Pins A and B
Pins C and D
5-4
12312
8
10
Motor Supply
Door Lock
12
11
21
Refer to page 4-8 for the procedure for accessing the line filter.
To check the line filter at the component terminals, perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the wire connectors from the
line filter.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the following connector pins (shown above).
The meter should indicate 0 Ω for each
measurement.
10. IF2
11. PRS2
RFI filterDoor Switch
Safety level of Pressure switch
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
DOOR SWITCH
5
6
7
1 2 1 2
1 2
Door Switch
5. SET2
6. DU3
7. PR2
Temperature Sensor
Door Switch
Pressure switch Input low voltage
5. Disconnect the door switch connector
DU3 (see page 4-5) from the CCU.
6. To test the door switch, touch the ohmmeter test leads to pins 1 and 2 at DU3.
The meter should indicate as follows:
Door Closed = 0 Ω
Door Open = infinite
Door Lock/
Unlock
PTC
Refer to page 4-14 for the procedure for accessing the door switch.
To check the door switch at the CCU, perform
the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the door lock/unlock solenoids connector DLS3 (see page 4-5)
from the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. To test the door lock/unlock solenoids,
touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
indicated pins on connector DLS3. The
meter should indicate as follows:
Door Unlock Solenoid - Pins 1 & 2 =
infinite
Door Lock Solenoid - Pins 2 & 3 =
infinite
Pins 1 & 3 = 1-5 Ω
5
5. SET2
6. DU3
7. PR2
5-5
6
7
1 2 1 2
1 2
Temperature Sensor
Door Switch
Pressure switch Input low voltage
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
To check the drain pump at the CCU, perform
the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the drain pump connector
DP2 (see page 4-5) from the CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2. The meter should
indicate approximately 28 Ω.
DRAIN PUMP
Drain Pump Connector
1
Refer to page 4-17 for the procedure for accessing the drain pump.
To check the drain pump at the component
terminals, perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the wire connector from the
drain pump.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
drain pump terminals. The meter should
indicate approximately 28 Ω.
2
1 2 1 2 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5-6
3
4
1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
DP2
VPW3 & VW3
VHF3
M7
Drain Pump
Cold / Bleach Valve
Hot Valve
Universal Motor
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
To check the temperature sensor at the CCU,
perform the following steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the temperature sensor connector SET2 (see page 4-5) from the
CCU.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1K scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2. The meter should
indicate as shown in the chart below.
TEMPERATURE SENSOR
Temperature
Sensor
Refer to page 4-22 for the procedure for accessing the temperature sensor .
To check the temperature sensor at the
component terminals, perform the following
steps.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the wire connector from the
temperature sensor or heater.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1K scale.
4. To check the temperature sensor, touch
the ohmmeter test leads to the sensor
terminals. The meter should indicate as
shown in the chart below.
Temperature
32°F (0°C)
86°F (30°C)
104°F (40°C)
122°F (50°C)
140°F (60°C)
158°F (70°C)
203°F (95°C)
5
5. SET2
6. DU3
7. PR2
5-7
7
1 2 1 2
1 2
Temperature Sensor
Door Switch
Pressure switch Input low voltage
Temperature
32°F (0°C)
86°F (30°C)
104°F (40°C)
122°F (50°C)
140°F (60°C)
158°F (70°C)
203°F (95°C)
Results
35.9k Ω
9.7k Ω
6.6k Ω
4.6k Ω
3.2k Ω
2.3k Ω
1k Ω
6
Results
35.9k Ω
9.7k Ω
6.6k Ω
4.6k Ω
3.2k Ω
2.3k Ω
1k Ω
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
DRIVE MOTOR
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Refer to page 4-23 for the procedure for accessing the drive motor.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the connector from the drive
motor.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
following motor pins. For each measurement, use the following table.
5-8
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
DIAGNOSTICS
DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE
• A potential cause of a control not functioning
is corrosion on connections. Observe
connections and check for continuity with
an ohmmeter.
Before servicing, check the following:
• Make sure there is power at the wall
outlet.
• Connectors: Look at top of connector.
Check for broken or loose wires. Check
for wires not pressed into connector far
enough to engage metal barbs.
• Has a household fuse blown or circuit
breaker tripped? Time delay fuse?
• Are both hot and cold water faucets open
and water supply hoses unobstructed?
• Resistance checks must be made with
power cord unplugged from outlet,
and with wiring harness or connectors
disconnected.
• All tests/checks should be made with a
VOM or DVM having a sensitivity of 20,000
ohms per volt DC or greater.
• Check all connections before replacing
components. Look for broken or loose
wires, failed terminals, or wires not pressed
into connections far enough.
6-1
FAILURE CODES
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
DISPLAY
EXPLANATION AND RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE
AFFICHAGE
A09
NO WATER DETECTED ENTERING MACHINE OR PRESSURE SWITCH TRIP NOT DETECTED
Water level is not reached within a defined time in normal wash cycle.
Possible Causes/Procedure
If there is no water in the unit:
Make sure that both valves at the water sou rce(s) are turned on all the way.
Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves.
Verify inlet valve operation.
If there is water in the unit:
Verify drain pump operation.
Remove hose from pressure switch. Dislodge any debris build up in the hose inside the outer tub.
Verify that the pressure switch hose is in good condition and properly connected to tub and pressure switch.
1. Verify there is not a siphon problem.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Verify wire harness connections to inlet valves, pressure switch, drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check all hoses for possible leaks.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power
6. Verify pressure switch operation.
7. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle
A10
LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 4 minutes the water valves turn off.
NOTES:
Rotate knob to clear the display.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked .
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Remove hose from pressure switch. Dislodge any debris build up in the hose inside the outer tub.
4. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
5. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 8.
8. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
9. Replace the pump.
6-2
F01
NO WATER DETECTED ENTERING MACHINE OR PRESSURE SWITCH TRIP NOT DETECTED
Water level is not reached within a variable time (EEPROM parameter) in whirlpool factory test
Possible Causes/Procedure
If there is no water in the unit:
Make sure that both valves at the water source(s) are turned on all the way.
Check for plugged or kinked inlet hoses or plugged screens in the inlet valves .
Verify inlet valve operation.
If there is water in the unit:
Verify drain pump operation.
Verify that the pressure switch hose is in good condition and properly connected to tub and pressure switch.
Remove hose from pressure switch. Dislodge any debris build up in the hose inside the outer tub.
1. Verify there is not a siphon problem.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Verify wire harness connections to inlet valves, pressure switch, drain pump and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check all hoses for possible leaks.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power
6. Verify pressure switch operation.
7. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle
F02
OVERFLOW CONDITION
Overflow level has been reached, and last for more than 2 seconds. In an overflow condition, the door remains locked and
the drain pump runs constantly, and after 10 minutes, door will be unlocked in order to cut off the valves power. Then if
overflow s till happens, start pump again. Turn off hot and cold water faucets and unplug the unit before servicing.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked .
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power, if water still flows into the washer, replace the water valve.
3. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch, water inlet value, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
5. Check for drain pump failure.
6. Check the inlet valve for proper shut off.
7. Check the pressure switch for proper operation.
8. Remove hose from pressure switch. Dislodge any debris build up in the hose inside the outer tub. Debris in side the
hose will not allow the switch to sense a pressure change.
F03
LONG DRAIN
If the drain time exceeds 4 minutes the water valves turn off.Only in factory test.
NOTES: Rotate knob to clear the display.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Turn washer ON to verify pump operates.
2. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check the electrical connections at the pump and make sure the pump is running.
5. Check the drain pump filter for foreign objects.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 8.
8. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
9. Replace the pump.
6-3
F05
WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR ERROR
If the water temperature sensor (NTC) value is out of range
(Below 23 degrees F. or above 217 degrees ) during wash cycle.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check the water temperature sensor and connection to it.
3. Refer to the Water Temperature Sensor section, page 8.
4. Check wire harness and connections between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the water temperature sensor
F06
DRIVE MOTOR TACHOMETER ERROR
If the control is unable to properly detect motor speed, the machine shuts down.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and cables are removed.
2. Run Quick Diagnostics Test to check motor drive system.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections between the drive motor and the motor control board, and between the Central Control
Unit (CCU).
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
F07
MOTOR OVERSPEED
If there the motor speed is not controlled then it will switch OFF the motor and wait for the speed decreased to 0rpm. At the
second occurrence in the same wash phase it will go to ERROR mode
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Run Quick Diagnostics Test to check motor drive system.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the motor, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
4. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check the CCU by looking for operations of the drive motor .
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
F13
DOOR LOCK ERROR
Failed attempts to lock the door within 10 seconds. This error code is only shown in whirlpool factory test.
Possible Causes/Procedure
Door lock mechanism is broken or removed from door.
Door switch/lock unit failure.
1. Run Quick Diagnostics Test to check motor drive system.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check door switch/lock unit.
4. Check the wire harness connections to the door switch/lock unit and Central Control Unit (CCU).
F14
EEPROM ERROR
A communication error between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the EEPROM onboard the CCU occurred.
Possible Causes/Procedure
A power surge may cause this error.
Unplug washer or disconnect power for two minutes.
Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
6-4
F21
SERIAL COMMUNICATION ERROR
The communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the user interface board (UI) cannot be sent correctly.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Run Quick Diagnostics Test to check the User Interface boards and motor.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the user interface and Central Control Unit (CCU).
Check connections of the CCU board within the housing.
Make sure all grounding switches are engaged.
4. Check that the serial harness at the UI.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
F22
LOADS DET ECTED DURING CLEAN WASHER CYCLE
The load is detected in the drum during the start of clean washer cycle.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Make sure that there is no load in the drum. If the drum is empty.
2. Rotate drum by hand to check for any binding of the spin basket. Possibility of clothing stuck between spin basket and
outer tub or the rear seal may not be seated flush against rear bearings.
3. Check the drum’s fixation.
F23
PRESSURE SWTICH ERROR
The wash level and level heater safety are switched on at the same time
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to pressure switch and Central Control Unit (CCU).
3. Check connections of the CCU board within the housing.
4. Check the pressure switch for worn or failed conditions .
F24
VALVES LEAKAGE/OVERFLOW FAILURE
Overflow level has been reached for more than 5 times, but each period is shorter than 2 seconds.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked.
2. Remove hose from pressure switch. Dislodge any debris build up in the hose inside the outer tub.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch, water inlet value, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
5. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
6. Check for drain pump failure.
7. Check the inlet valve for proper shut off.
8. Check the pressure switch for proper operation.
6-5
F26
PUMP DRIVE SYSTEM ERROR
When the connection between pump and the Central Control
Unit (CCU) is lost during cycle drain
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections to the pump and Central
Control Unit (CCU).
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
F27
MOTOR CONTROL UNIT ERROR
Motor reversing error
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and cables are removed.
2. Perform Quick Diagnostic Test.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections between the drive motor, motor control board, and between the Central Control Unit
(CCU).
F28
MOTOR CONTROL UNIT ERROR
Motor High speed switch error
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Verify the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and cables are removed.
2. Perform motor Quick Diagnostic Test
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections between the drive motor, motor control board, and between the Central Control Unit
(CCU).
F29
DOOR SWITCH ERROR
Door is not detected to be open and close for 3 continuous cycles.
Possible Causes/Procedure
1. Power on the machine, and rotate knob to any cycle position, open the door and then close. Then press start button to
continue to see if the error cleared. If the failure displaycondition still exists , go to step 2.
2. Run Quick Diagnostics Test to check door lock system.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check the electrical connections at the side of door switch and the side of CCU, to make sure the connection is correct.
5. Verify if the switch contacts are stuck closed. If closed and the door is open, replace the door switch mechanism.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. If the above does not correct the problem, go to step 6
8. Unplug washer or disconnect power
9. Replace door switch
10. Replace CCU
F30
DOOR LOCK BROKEN OR DOOR SWITCH ERROR
If it has been detected that door switch is open while the door is locked f or more than 2 seconds.
Door switch open while door is locked.
1. Push the door and check if it is completely closed.
2. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
3. Verify if the switch contacts are stuck open. If open and the door are closed, replace the door switch mechanism.
6-6
SUDS LOCK (OVERDOSE OF DETERGENT
DETECTED DURING THE WASH CYCLE)
If suds are detected continuously by the pressure switch during drain or spin, washer will enter Suds Detection mode.
The washer will fill with 3/4 gallon (2.67 Liters) of water, then rest for 10 minutes with no tumbling. Washer will then drain.
If error occurs during spin cycle, the unit will then start spinning.
Possible Causes/Procedure
If too much detergent was used:
Run the unit through a RINSE/SPIN cycle.
Run a NORMAL cycle without adding any detergent.
This should clear the unit of the excess detergent.
1. Check the drain hose and make sure it is not plugged or kinked .
2. Is the drain standpipe higher than 9 feet, This can cause pump cavitations resulting in same failure code.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections to the drain pump, pressure switch, and Central Control Unit (CCU).
5. Check/clean drain pump filter of foreign objects.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. Check drain pump.
8. Check the pressure switch and pressure switch hose.
9. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
6-7
DIAGNOSTIC TEST
4. Upon release, and after door locked, all
console LED lights will turn ON except
option LED.
The two test modes contain three modes of
operation.
Test modes:
• Universal test mode, with additional user
interface test at the beginning.
• Quick test mode
Operation modes:
• User interface test
• Automated test
• Loads tests to assist in diagnosing
potentially non-electrical issue.
Starting Universal Test Mode
5. Press the option buttons, one at a time, to
check the User Interface.
1. Close the door
2. Rotate the knob and select the CLEAN
WASHER cycle.
6. Following steps are automatically driven,
or they can be manually advanced by
pressing the Cancel/Drain button 2 time.
See table on page 6-9.
3. Press “CANCEL/DRAIN” button for 2
times, and then press “START” button for
2 times within 5 seconds.
6-8
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
UNIVERSAL DIAGNOSTICS TEST
NOTES:
• To cancel out of this mode rotate the selector knob. (This exits you out of the program.)
• Press “CANCEL/DRAIN” button 2 times can advance to the next step of the procedure.
• If the starting procedure fails, switch the knob and back to the CLEAN WASH cycle, the
repeat the starting procedure.
Indication
Control Action
Factory Test Display
(7-SEGMENT LED)
OFF
0
(Phase LED rolling)
Actuators to be
Failure code
Checked
for failure mode
Door locks
Door lock system
F13
Checks the EEPROM data’s v alidity
Drain system
F03, F05, F14,
EEPROM test
F21, F23, F24,
Pump turns ON if the water level is detected to be
F26, F30
above the wash level
8
All display led are turned on
User interface
F21, F25
Turns hot valve inlet on (About 15s)
Hot Water inlet valve
F01, F21, F23,
Turns bleach valve inlet on (About 15s)
Cold Water inlet
F24
Turns cold valve inlet on (About 15s)
valve
Fill by cold water inlet valve to Level_wash
Bleach inlet valve
UI option led will be turned on after options are
pushed.
1
2
Motor reverse. Runs at normal washing speed.
Reversing relay
F06, F07, F21,
(About 15s)
Safety relay
F27
Motor thermistor
Tachometer signal
3
Pump turns ON to drain the washer
Drain system
F03, F21
4
Drive motor to max speed
Motor speed
F06, F07, F21,
Tap field relay
F27, F28
6-9
Starting Quick Test Mode
NOTES:
All of the steps below must be done in sequence
in order to reach the Diagnostic Test. This
executes the automatic test but does not run
the user interface test.
Please ensure that current machine status is in
PROGRAM (SELECTION) mode. Otherwise,
please follow the instructions below to bring it
back to PROGRAM (SELECTION) mode.
1. Close the door.
1) PAUSE mode: Press and hold CANCEL/
DRAIN button for 3 seconds for reset, then
switch knob to enter PROGRAM mode.
2. Switch the knob and select the CLEAN
WASHER cycle.
2) FAILURE mode: Switch knob to enter
PROGRAM mode.
3) EXECUTION mode: Press and hold
CANCEL/DRAIN button for 3 seconds for
reset, then switch knob to enter PROGRAM
mode.
4) STANDBY mode: Press START button or
switch knob to enter PROGRAM mode
5) DELAY START mode: Switch knob to enter
PROGRAM mode.
3. Press “START” button for 4 times within 5
seconds.
4. Following steps are automatically driven,
or they can be manually advanced by
pressing the Cancel/Drain button 2 times.
See table page 6-11.
6-10
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
QUICK DIAGNOSTICS TEST
NOTES:
• To cancel out of this mode rotate the selector knob. (This exits you out of the program.)
• Press “CANCEL/DRAIN” button 2 times can advance to the next step of the procedure.
• If the starting procedure fails, switch the knob and back to the CLEAN WASH cycle, the
repeat the starting procedure.
Indication
Control Action
Factory Test Display
(7-SEGMENT LED)
OFF
1
(Phase LED rolling)
Actuators to be
Failure code
Checked
for failure mode
Door locks
Door lock system
F13
Checks the EEPROM data’s validity
Drain system
F03, F05, F14,
EEPROM test
F21, F23, F24,
Pump turns ON if the water level is detected to be
F26, F30
above the wash level
1
Turns hot valve inlet on (About 15s)
Hot Water inlet valve
F01, F21, F23,
Turns bleach valve inlet on (About 15s)
Cold Water inlet valve
F24
Turns cold valve inlet on (About 15s)
Bleach inlet valve
Fill by cold water inlet valve to Level_wash
2
Motor reverse. Runs at normal washing speed.
Reversing relay
F06, F07, F21,
(About 15s)
Safety relay
F27
Motor thermistor
Tachometer signal
3
Pump turns ON to drain the washer
Drain system
F03, F21
4
Drive motor to max speed
Motor speed
F06, F07, F21,
Tap field relay
F27, F28
6-11
ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES - REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
IMPORTANT: Electrostatic (static electricity)
discharge may cause damage to electronic
control assemblies.
NOTE: Be sure to perform the Diagnostic
Tests before replacing the control board.
To remove Central Control Unit (CCU):
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power, switch
the knob to the OFF position.
2. Remove
drawer.
front
panel
and
dispenser
3. Remove screws that were covered by
dispenser drawer.
4. Remove control panel and all connectors
from the CCU.
5. Lift tab at left corner of CCU with a flat blade
screwdriver. Slide the CCU to the rear of
the washer cabinet until the two tabs on
the back of the CCU align with the keyhole
notches in the control panel. Pull the CCU
away from control panel.
To reassemble CCU:
1. Align the tab on top of the CCU with the
notch in the cabinet. Also, align the posts
on the back of the CCU with the hole in the
back of the cabinet.
2. Align the two tabs on the back of the CCU
with the keyhole notches in the control
panel.
To remove LED assembly:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Remove
drawer.
front
panel
and
dispenser
3. Remove the (insert the quantity) screws that
were coveredby the dispenser drawer.
4. Remove control panel.
5. Disconnect LED assembly wire harness
from the CCU.
6. Along the upper side of the LED assembly
there are two tabs, insert a flat blade
screwdriver to release the upper side of
the LED assembly.
7. On the left hand side, press tab to release
left side of the LED assembly.
8. Gently pry up and completely release the
entire LED assembly.
To remove Motor Control Unit (MCU):
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the wire harness from the
MCU.
3. Remove drain hose from the MCU.
4. Remove the screw using a flat blade
screwdriver. Lift up the front tab and slide
the assembly to the rear. Separate the
MCU from the cover.
3. Reconnect wire harness.
4. Verify that the CCU encoder and the
knob are both at the "off" position before
assembling.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6-12
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE/TEST
NOTE: Possible Cause/Tests must be performed in the sequence shown for each problem.
WON'T POWER UP
(buttons do not respond when
pressed)
WON'T START CYCLE
WON’ T SHUT OFF
CONTROL WON'T ACCEPT
SELECTIONS
WON'T DISPENSE
WON'T FILL
OVER FILLS
DRUM WON'T ROTATE
1. Check that the unit is plugged into a working outlet and for blown fuses.
2. Check for power going to Central Control Unit (CCU) by listening for a click in the CCU when unit is plugged in. If
no click, replace CCU.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check continuity of line cord and line filter.
5. Check harness connections to CCU.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. Check the button/LED assembly by selecting different cycles and changing the modifiers and options available to
confirm the button/LED assembly is responding.
8. Check the connection of the power cord to the line filter and at the CCU. Check to confirm the door close s fully.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Open and close the door. The door has to be opened between consecutive wash cycles .
Check the door switch/lock unit using the diagnostics. See Quick Diagnostic Test.
If door is locked, drain the unit.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check the wire harness connections.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Check the button/LED assembly by selecting different cycles and changing the modifiers and options available to
confirm the button /LED assembly is responding.
1. Check for a Fault/Error Code on the display.
2. Switch knob to OFF position.
3. Check the button/LED assembly by selecting different cycles and changing the modifiers and options available to
confirm the button/LED assembly is responding.
4. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
5. Check that the drain hose and drain pump filter are clear of foreign objects and not plugged.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. Check drain pump.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
9. Check Knob assembly on the CCU to ensure the direction is properly oriented . See page 9.
1. Switch knob to OFF position.
2. Drain the unit, and then check that the drain hose and drain pump filter are clear of foreign objects.
3. Check the button/LED assembly by using the Universal test mode.
4. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
5. Check harness connections.
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
1. Verify the unit is level.
2. Verify dispenser drawer is not clogged with detergent.
3. Check water connections to the unit and within the unit. Check for plugged screen in water source.
4. Check the water supply and the water valve.
5. Unplug wa sher or disconnect power.
6. Check harness connections.
7. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check installation. Verify hot and cold water faucets are open.
Check i nlet valves.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check water connections to the unit and within the unit. Make sure water supply hoses are unobstructed. Check
for plugged screen.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check operating pressure switch.
7. Check drain pump motor.
8. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
9. Check the steps listed under WON'T DISPENSE.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Verify the unit is level.
Check pump drain system – this could indicate a failure to drain.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Check operating pressure switch.
Check pressure switch hose.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Verify flow meter operation by blowing air though the part and measuring the resistance.
Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
1. Check drive belt.
2. Check drive motor.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
4. Check wire harness connections.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Perform the Motor Contin uity Test.
6-13
MOTOR OVERHEATS
1. Check drive motor.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check wire harness connections.
4. Check drive belt.
5. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
6. Check for obstruction between the spin basket and the outer tub.
WON'T DRAIN
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections.
3. Check drain pump.
4. Check drain pump motor.
5. Check that the drain hose and drain pump filter are clear of foreign objects .
6. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
7. Verify CCU operation by running a Quick Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
MACHINE VIBRATES
1. Remove shipping system.
2. Check installation.
3. Check leveling feet.
INCORRECT WATER
TEMPERATURE
DISPLAY FLASHING
1. Check that the inlet hoses are connected properly.
2. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
3. Check water temperature sensor for an abnormal condition. See the Water Temperature Sensor section, page 10.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic Test or any cycle.
See Failure/Error Display Codes.
6-14
WIRING DIAGRAMS
Double
Valve
WASHER
7-1
— NOTES —
7-2
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION SOURCES
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