Whirlpool CATALYST Product specifications

CONSUMER SERVICES TECHNICAL
EDUCATION GROUP PRESENTS
L-66
ELECTRONIC
THREE-SPEED
AUTOMATIC
WASHERS
with
CATALYST
CLEANING ACTION™
JOB AID
Part No. 4322673
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INTRODUCXTION
This Job Aid, “ELECTRONIC THREE-SPEED AUTOMATIC WASHERS with CATALYST CLEANING
ACTION™,” (Part No. 4322673), has been compiled to provide the most recent information on design,
features, troubleshooting, service and repair procedures. For additional information on the basic washer
components, refer to Job Aid #787930. For additional information on AccuWash, Automatic Temperature Control, refer to Job Aid #4322334.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this Job Aid is to provide detailed information that will enable the service technician to
properly diagnose malfunctions and repair of the clothes washer.
The objectives of the Job Aid are:
The service technician will •
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•
•
Understand proper safety precautions.
Successfully troubleshoot and diagnose malfunction.
Successfully perform necessary repairs.
Successfully return the air conditioner to proper operational status.
CORPORATION
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY
FOR ANY REPAIRS MADE ON OUR PRODUCTS BY ANYONE
OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED SERVICE TECHNICIANS.
© 2000 Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY ............................................ III
SECTION ONE
FEATURES ............................................ 1
SECTION TWO
THEORY OF OPERATION ................................. 7
SECTION THREE
COMPONENT ACCESS
COMPONENT LOCATION ............................................................... 15
ACCESSING CRITICAL COMPONENTS ........................................ 16
SECTION FOUR
COMPONENT TESTING & DIAGNOSIS
SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS ...................................................... 25
ERROR CODES ............................................................................... 27
TROUBLESHOOTING TEST PROCEDURES ................................. 29
SECTION FIVE
TECH TIPS
WIRING DIAGRAM .......................................................................... 35
WARRANTY INFORMATION ........................................................... 35
MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION ........................................... 36
MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATION .................................... 36
SAFETY
!
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Disconnect power before servicing the washer.
Replace all panels before operating the washer.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
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Section One
FEATURES
Catalyst Cleaning™
CATALYST CLEANING™ allows detergent to soak and penetrate the
entire load giving improved stain and soil removal.
CATALYST CLEANING™ uses laundry detergent in a unique way. Water flushes the detergent from
the dispenser to dissolve the detergent. Then the concentrated detergent mixture is sprayed on to the
load while the washer spins at low speed.
CATALYST CLEANING™ will last one to five minutes, depending on the cycle selected. The washer
then stops spinning and fills to the selected water level and continues washing with the selected cycle.
RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE
SWITCH
RECIRCULATION
SPRAY
TUB INLET
RECIRCULATION
HOSE
RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE DOME
DIVERTER
VALVE
FROM PUMP
CATALYST CLEANING ACTION™ RECIRCULATION SYSTEM
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QUIET PAK™
The QUIET PAK™ System is designed to reduce water sounds and mechanical noises. The cabinet
and base are insulated with sound-dampening materials over which an additional tub wrap is added for
superior vibration and sound-dampening characteristics.
RING
GUARD
SOUND ABSORBING
TUB WRAP
BLEACH VENTURI
The bleach venturi causes a siphoning action to
draw bleach from the bleach dispenser. Water
passing across the venturi opening creates a low
pressure area behind the venturi pulling the bleach
into the passing water flow.
TUB RING
Bleach/Fresh Water Mixture Inlet
Catalyst
Cleaning
Action™
Spray Inlet
Fresh Water Inlet
Fabric Softener
Mixture Inlet
Detergent/
Fresh Water
Mixture Inlet
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PRESSURE TRANSDUCER
TRANSDUCER
HARNESS
PLUGS
The water level transducer is located at the left end of the console area and is used to regulate the level
of wash and rinse water in the tub. The electronic pressure transducer converts air pressure created
in the pressure dome to a low voltage square wave signal. The microcomputer on the control board
reads the signal directly. The microcomputer then translates the frequency into inches of water. This
is then compared to the setting selected by the user during the wash cycle.
The transducer also contains a mechanical overfill switch in the same transducer body. This operates
the same as the standard pressure switch. The overfill operates (opens) when the water level in the
tub is beyond the standard high fill level (flood level).
OUT OF BALANCE SWITCH
The Out of Balance Switch controls the motor operation during the Catalyst Cleaning portion of the
cycle, as well as during the spin. If an out of balance condition occurs during Catalyst Clean, the motor
circuit is interrupted. The motor will stop momentarily to allow the load to settle, then restart. If the Out
of Balance Switch is actuated four times, the Electronic Control will skip the Catalyst Clean cycle and
jump to the wash increment.
If an out of balance condition occurs during spin,
the motor circuit will again be interrupted
momentarily to allow the load to settle. If the Out
of Balance switch is actuated four times during
the spin cycle, the cycle will stop and the control
will display “OB”.
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BALANCE RING
Balance Ring shown upside-down
The Balance Ring is a special dual chambered ring with the traditional water ballast in the top chamber
and an oil charge with steel balls in the lower chamber. The additional ballast is required to counteract
the clothing load during the Catalyst Cleaning mode.
The ring is attached to the spin basket and is not available as a separate component.
The oil chamber contains approximately 320 cc of oil and should be treated as any other oil when
disposal becomes necessary.
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DISPENSERS
Bleach
Dispenser
Fabric
Softener
Dispenser
Clothing
Diverter
Splash
Shield
Detergent
Dispenser
Bleach, Detergent and Fabric Softener dispensers are provided to allow the consumer to load the
laundry additives with the clothing load. The dispensers allow the additives to be introduced to the
laundry load at the proper time in the cycle.
A diverter is molded into the tub ring to push the dry clothing into the basket during the Catalyst Cleaning portion of the cycle.
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INLET AND DISPENSER VALVE ASSEMBLY
Bleach Dispenser Outlet Valve
(with Back-Flow Restrictor)
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Outlet Valve
Detergent Dispenser
Outlet Valve
Fresh Water Outlet Valve
(with Back-Flow Restrictor
and Thermistor)
Cold Water Inlet Valve
Hot Water Inlet Valve
A new inlet valve assembly is used on this model. It is made up of the hot and cold inlet valves and the
dispenser valves that operate the dispensers as well as the fresh water fill. Also included is the
thermistor used with the AccuWash option to control incoming water temperature.
HIDDEN LID SWITCH
Hinge
Lid
Switch
A hidden lid switch is used on the Catalyst Clean model. It is located under the right rear corner of the
washer top and is actuated by the lid hinge.
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Section Two
THEORY OF OPERATION
CONTROL PANEL
Fig. 2-1
OPERATING THE CLOTHES WASHER
Choosing Cycles
Use the SELECT CYCLE keypads to choose the wash cycle for the type of fabrics being washed.
Fig. 2-2
GENERAL INFORMATION
The Electronic Control allows the consumer to add or subtract agitation time in all cycles.
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•
•
For most loads, use the time recommended in the preset settings.
For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, more time can be used.
For light soil and delicate fabrics, less time can be used.
HEAVY DUTY
This cycle provides between 4 and 18 minutes of wash time for loads of sturdy, colorfast fabrics such
as work clothes. Cycle combines fast speed agitation and fast spin speeds. The preset wash time for
this cycle is 12 minutes.
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WHITEST WHITES
Detergent and bleach are dispensed at the proper time for the best possible performance.
This cycle introduces liquid chlorine bleach sooner to the load than the other cycles for improved
whitening of heavily soiled white fabrics. The default motor speeds for agitation and spin are both high
speed. The preset wash time for this cycle is 10 minutes.
NORMAL
This cycle provides between 4 and 18 minutes of wash time for normally soiled cottons and linens.
This cycle combines high speed agitation with a step down to medium speed and high speed spin.
The preset wash time for this cycle is 10 minutes.
PERMANENT PRESS
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle includes a load cool-down process that reduces wrinkling
compared to other cycles.
To begin the cool-down process, the washer will perform a ½ tub drain, pause, and then fill at the
selected rinse temperature. This cools the load before the first spin.
This cycle provides between 4 and 18 minutes of wash time for use with no-iron fabrics, sports shirts,
blouses and cotton slacks. This cycle includes a deep rinse at fast speed agitation with “stepped” spin
speeds (spins start at an extra-slow speed before finishing at a low speed to reduce wrinkling). The
preset wash time for this cycle is 8 minutes.
QUICK WASH
This cycle begins with a continuous spray of water and detergent mixture as the load is spun at low
speed. This is followed by 4 to 10 minutes of wash time for small, lightly soiled loads that need
refreshing. The preset wash time for this cycle is 4 minutes.
EXTRA DELICATE
This cycle provides between 4 and 18 minutes of extra-low speed agitation for sheer fabrics and
lingerie. The agitation is followed by a deep rinse and a slow spin speed. The preset wash time for this
cycle is 6 minutes.
HAND WASH
The wash cycle starts with a continuous spray of water and detergent mixture as the load is spun at
low speed. This is followed by a normal tub fill to the selected level. This is followed with between 4
and 18 minutes of wash time with intermittent periods of extra-slow agitation and soaking. The preset
wash time for this cycle is 4 minutes.
FAVORITE CYCLE
This cycle allows the user to store a customized wash cycle.
To set a FAVORITE WASH cycle:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select a Wash Cycle
Select the desired Options
Select the desired Modifiers
Press and hold FAVORITE CYCLE until a “beep” sounds (approximately three (3) seconds.)
The Favorite Cycle is now stored for future use. To reuse, press the FAVORITE CYCLE keypad and
press START.
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Choosing Options
Use the OPTIONS control to select the desired options for the wash cycle.
CATALYST CLEANING™
CATALYST CLEANING™ allows detergent to soak and penetrate the entire load giving improved stain and soil removal. This option will last one (1) to five (5) minutes depending on the
cycle selected. The washer then stops spinning and fills to the selected water level and continues washing with the selected cycle.
SOAK
This option should be used for set-in stains and soils that needs extra time for removal. The SOAK
option can be used in two (2) different ways:
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•
Choosing SOAK with a cycle gives a brief period of soak added to the wash cycle.
Choosing SOAK alone gives up to 60 minutes of soak time.
RINSE OPTIONS
STAND ALONE CYCLES:
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•
DRAIN/SPIN - This cycle will drain the water and spin the load. The spin will be 6 minutes at
high speed.
RINSE/SPIN - This option will provide a deep rinse with low-speed agitation followed by a
drain and a two-step spin. (Spin begins at high-speed and steps down to low-speed. The time
display will include an estimate of how long it will take to fill and drain the water.
SELECTED WITH ANOTHER CYCLE:
•
DRAIN/SPIN-This option will provide an additional six minutes to the spin. The spin speed will
depend on the cycle selected.
•
RINSE/SPIN-This option provides a second deep rinse with the same water temperature as
selected for the first rinse. A second rinse can be added to any main wash cycle.
Choosing Modifiers
These controls allow the selection of desired Water Level, Wash and Rinse Temperatures, Agitation
Time, or End of Cycle Signal volume for your wash cycle.
SOIL LEVEL
The Soil Level option will add or subtract agitation time, depending on whether “more” or “less” soil is
selected.
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WATER LEVEL
Up to five (5) different water levels can be selected ranging from SMALL LOAD to LARGE LOAD. In
most cycles, reducing the water level will result in the motor operating at a slower agitation speed. See
chart on page 9.
WASH/RINSE TEMP CONTROL
This allows the selection of four (4) different wash and rinse water temperature combinations based on
the type of load being washed.
SELECTING WATER TEMPERATURE
Wash Water
Temperature
Comments
Suggested Fabrics
HOT
111°F (44°C)
or above
• Work clothes
• Sturdy whites/
colorfast pastels
• Diapers
• Best cleaning for heavily soiled items
• Removes oils, perspiration, greasy soils
and stains
• Reverts graying or yellowing
WARM
90° - 110°F
(32° - 43°C)
• Dark/non-colorfast colors
• Permanent press items
• Nylon, polyester, acrylics
silk, woolens
• Knits/delicate
•
•
•
•
COLD*
70° - 90°F
(21° - 32°C)
• Extra-sensitive colors
• Non-colorfast items
• Handwashables
• Best for very lightly soiled items
• Saves hot water
Best for moderately soiled to lightly soiled items
Safe for most fabrics
Less fading and dye bleeding
Reduces wrinkling
* In
wash
water
temperatures colder
than 70°F (21°C),
detergents do not
dissolve well and soils
may be difficult to
remove. Some fabrics
may
retain
wear
wrinkles and have
increased pilling - the
formation of small lintlike balls on the surface
of the garment. Pilling
is the natural result of
wearing and washing
of a garment.
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL, (ACCUWASH)
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) electronically senses and maintains a uniform
water temperature by regulating incoming hot and cold water.
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•
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•
Even in cold wash, some hot water is introduced into the washer to maintain a temperature of
approximately 75°F (24°C).
Warm wash is regulated at approximately 100°F (32°C).
Warm rinse is regulated at approximately 75°F (24°C), whether AccuWash is selected or not.
The second fill in the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle is for cooling the load and uses unregulated
cold water.
ADJUSTABLE CYCLE SIGNAL
A tone will sound at the end of the wash cycle.
The sound level of this tone can be adjusted from
LOUD to OFF by pressing the SIGNAL keypad.
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Operating Controls
Press the START keypad to start the washer after
a cycle has been selected.
Press the PAUSE/CANCEL keypad to pause or stop
the washer at any time.
Press the START keypad to complete the cycle from
where it was stopped.
Press the PAUSE/CANCEL keypad twice to turn the
washer off.
WASHER TOP FEATURES
Bleach
Dispenser
Fabric
Softener
Dispenser
Clothing
Diverter
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Splash
Shield
Detergent
Dispenser
OPERATIONAL CYCLES
P. PRESS/CASUAL
EXTRA DELICATE
HAND WASH
QUICK WASH
WHITEST WHITES
SOAK
D
D
S
S
S
D
D
D
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
D
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
D
S
D
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
D
S
S
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
S
D
S
S
S
S
D
S
D
S
S
S
S
D
S
S
S
S
More
Normal
D
S
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
Less
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
SOAK 12 min. only
S
S
CATALYST CLEAN
AUTO TEMP.
D
D
S
D
S
D
S
D
on on
D D
D
D
S
D
RINSE OPT., 2nd RINSE
EXTRA SPIN OPT.
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
D
S
S
S
D = Default
S = Selectable
BLANK = Not Available
RINSE/SPIN
NORMAL
D
MODIFIERS OPTIONS
SPIN
HEAVY DUTY
CYCLES
WATER LEVEL
Super Plus (5)
Med. High (4)
Medium (3)
Med. Small (2)
Small (1)
WASH/RINSE TEMP
Hot/Cold
Warm/Warm
Warm/Cold
Cold/Cold
SOIL LEVEL
S
S
D
NOTES:
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•
•
•
If Rinse/Spin is added to any cycle, it becomes an Extra Rinse
If Spin Only is added to any cycle, it becomes an additional 4 minutes
of spin.
Soak will provide both some agitation and spin.
Catalyst Clean is selectable in all cycles except Quick Wash and Hand
Wash.
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AGITATE SPEEDS
CYCLES
HEAVY DUTY
NORMAL
(see notes)
PERM PRESS/CASUAL
EXTRA DELICATE
QUICK WASH
HAND WASH
WHITEST WHITES
SOAK
RINSE/SPIN
SPIN ONLY
WATER LEVELS
SUPER +
Hi
4 Hi, Med
/
1 Hi, Med
Med
Low
Med
Intermit
Hi
Med
Med
NA
4
Hi
4 Hi, Med
/
1 Hi, Med
Med
Low
Med
Intermit
Hi
Med
Med
NA
MEDIUM
Hi
Med
2
Med
Low
SMALL
Med
Low
Med
Low
Med
Intermit
Hi
Med
Med
NA
Low
Low
Low
Intermit
Med
Med
Med
NA
Low
Low
Low
Intermit
Med
Med
Med
NA
NOTES:
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•
•
•
Speeds are dependent on water level and cycle selected.
Defaults are shaded areas.
4 Hi, Med/1 Hi, Med = 1st 4 minutes of core wash agitate = Hi, then remaining core wash
agitate = Med. Also 1st 1 minute of rinse agitate = Hi, then remaining rinse agitate = Med.
Intermit = Intermittent agitate at low speed.
SPIN SPEEDS
CYCLES
SPIN SPEED
640
640
420
420
420
640
640
640
NA
NA
1 - HEAVY
2 - REGULAR
3 - PERM PRESS
4 - DELICATE
5 - HAND WASH
6 - QUICK WASH
7 - WHITEST WHITES
8 - SOAK
9 - RINSE/SPIN
10 - SPIN ONLY
NOTES:
•
All Catalyst Cleaning Action takes place at 420.
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Section Three
COMPONENT
ACCESS
COMPONENT LOCATION
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL BOARD
WATER LEVEL
TRANSDUCER
RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE
SWITCH
OUTLET
VALVES
RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE DOME
INLET
VALVES
OUT-OF-BALANCE
SWITCH
DIVERTER
VALVE
Fig. 1
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ACCESSING COMPONENTS IN THE CONSOLE
1.
Disconnect the power supply to the washer.
2.
Remove the two (2) Phillips Head screws
securing the lower left and right rear corners
of the console to the washer top. (Fig. 2)
3.
Fig. 2
Tilt the console back on the hinges that
secure the top of the console to the washer
back.
All components in the console are now accessible for service.
IMPORTANT SERVICING POINTS
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitive Electronics
Do not open the package containing the Electronic Printed Circuit Board until it is time to install it.
ESD may damage or weaken the electronic board.
•Use an anti-static wrist strap. Connect wrist strap to a green ground connection point or unpainted metal on the
appliance.
OR
Touch your finger repeatedly to a green ground connection point or unpainted metal on the appliance.
•Avoid touching electronic parts or terminal contacts; handle the electronic board by the edges only.
Removing the Electronic Control Board
The Electronic Control Board is located in the center of the console area.
1.
2.
Disconnect the four (4) wiring harness plugs and two (2) ribbon connectors from the electronic
control board. (Fig. 3)
Remove the hex-head screw securing the electronic control board to the control bracket.
WIRING
HARNESS
CONNECTOR
RIBBON
CONNECTORS
SCREW
WIRING
HARNESS
CONNECTORS
SCREW
Fig. 3
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3.
To remove the Electronic Control Board from the control bracket, squeeze the sides of both
mounting clips and pull up on the entire assembly. (Fig. 4)
DEPRESS
Fig. 4
DEPRESS
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ACCESSING COMPONENTS IN THE WASHER CABINET
Components inside the washer cabinet can be accessed by completely removing
the outer cabinet as one unit. Refer to Figure 5 for the following instructions.
Fig. 5
1. Remove the console mounting screws and
tilt the console into the service position.
2. Unplug the lid switch harness connector
from the receptacle in the washer top.
INSET 1
CLIP
3. Remove the cabinet mounting clips
by placing the flat blade of a screwdriver
in the clip as shown in Figure 5, Inset 1.
CLIP
4. Rotate the access cover on the washer top clockwise to expose the hose assemblies underneath. (Fig. 6)
5. Disconnect the bleach dispenser venturi hoses and the detergent and fabric softener inlet
hoses as indicated in Figure 6.
BLEACH DISPENSER
VENTURI HOSE
FABRIC SOFTENER
DISPENSER
OUTLET HOSE
VENTURI
DETERGENT
DISPENSER
INLET HOSE
BLEACH DISPENSER
VENTURI HOSES
Fig. 6
6. Pull the inner basket forward, to avoid damage to the tub ring, splash guard and shield. Remove
the cabinet by tilting it forward and pulling it away from the washer. (Fig. 7)
Fig. 7
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CABINET
NOTE:If the washer must be operated with the
cabinet removed, the dispenser hoses
previously disconnected must be held
into the basket to avoid water spray.
Install a jumper wire (Part No. 285784) in
the lid switch harness connector as
shown.
IMPORTANT: Use extreme caution when
operating the washer with
the cabinet removed as electri
cal shock may occur.
VIOLET
GRAY
JUMPER
WIRE
HARNESS
CONNECTOR
!
IMPORTANT
For the purposes of illustration certain components are shown without
protective covers or shields. If any of these components are serviced or replaced
the protective covers or shields MUST be reinstalled.
Removing Components Attached to the Washer Top
Components attached to the underside of the washer top (Fig. 8) are:
•
Bleach and Fabric Softener Dispenser Assembly
•
Detergent Dispenser
•
Hidden Lid Switch
DETERGENT
DISPENSER
BLEACH and
FABRIC SOFTENER
DISPENSER
ASSEMBLY
HIDDEN LID
SWITCH
LID SWITCH
PLUG
Fig. 8
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Removing the Bleach and Fabric Softener Dispenser Assembly
1.
Disconnect the two (2) inlet hoses from the bleach and fabric softener dispenser assembly.
2.
Disengage the tabs around the perimeter of the assembly from the washer top and remove the
assembly from the topside of the washer top.
Removing the Detergent Dispenser
1.
Disconnect the inlet hose from the detergent dispenser cup.
2.
Disengage the four (4) locking tabs from the washer top and remove the detergent dispenser
cup from the topside of the washer top.
LOCKING
TAB
Removing the Hidden Lid Switch
1.
Remove the two (2) Phillips-head screws
securing the hidden lid switch to the washer
top. (Fig. 9)
2.
Disengage the two (2) locking tabs that
secure the lid switch in place.
3.
Disconnect the lid switch plug from the
connector on the underside of the washer top.
4.
5.
Remove the lid switch from the underside
of the washer top.
SCREW
LOCKING
TAB
SCREW
Fig. 9
To reinstall the switch, the lid MUST be in the open position.
Removing Components Attached to the Feature Panel
Components attached to the rear feature panel include:
•
Water Inlet Valve Assembly
•
Valve Assembly Shield
•
Out-of-Balance Switch
•
Recirculation Pressure Dome
•
Recirculation Diverter Valve
Removing the Water Inlet Valve Assembly
The Water Inlet Valve Assembly is attached to the left inside surface of the rear feature panel. Refer
to Figure 10 for the following procedures.
NOTE: The Fresh Water Outlet is equipped with a Thermistor and a Back-Flow Restrictor
(Duck Bill). The Bleach Outlet is equipped with a Duck Bill as well. When
servicing or replacing a valve assembly, make sure these items are
reinstalled.
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BLEACH DISPENSER OUTLET VALVE
(with Back-Flow Restrictor)
FABRIC SOFTENER DISPENSER OUTLET VALVE
DETERGENT DISPENSER OUTLET VALVE
FRESH WATER OUTLET VALVE
(with Back-Flow Restrictor and Thermistor)
COLD WATER INLET VALVE
HOT WATER INLET VALVE
Fig. 10
1.
Shut off the water supply and disconnect
the hot and cold inlet hoses.
2.
Remove the two (2) hex-head screws
securing the valve assembly to the
feature panel. (Fig. 11) The assembly
will remain in place until it is lifted slightly.
3.
Disconnect all wiring harness plugs from
the four (4) outlet valve solenoids and the
two inlet solenoids, making note of their
locations.
4.
Disconnect the four (4) outlet hoses from
the four (4) outlets.
5.
Lift the assembly to disengage the mounting bracket ears from the slots in the feature panel and remove the assembly.
Fig. 11
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Removing the Out-of-Balance Switch
The Out-of-Balance Switch is located on the inside surface of the feature panel.
1.
Reach into the bottom of the plastic protective cover of the Out-of-Balance Switch and disconnect the wiring harness plug from the switch terminals.
2.
Remove the hex-head screw on the outside surface of the feature panel. (Fig. 12)
3.
Slide the Out-of-Balance Switch so the tabs of the mounting bracket disengage from the key
slots as show in Figure 12 and remove the switch assembly.
NOTE: The Service Replacement Out-of-Balance Switch is equipped with a clear
plastic protective cover. This MUST be installed with the switch. (Fig. 13)
Fig. 12
SLIDE TO LEFT TO
DISENGAGE TABS
Fig. 13
SCREW
Servicing the Catalyst Cleaning Action™ Recirculation System
Figure 17 illustrates the various components of the Catalyst Cleaning Action™ recirculation system.
These components are:
•
Pump
•
Diverter Valve
•
Recirculation Pressure Dome
•
Recirculation Pressure Switch
•
Recirculation Spray Inlet (part of Tub Ring)
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RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE
SWITCH
RECIRCULATION
SPRAY
TUB INLET
RECIRCULATION
HOSE
RECIRCULATION
PRESSURE DOME
FROM PUMP
DIVERTER VALVE
Fig. 17
NOTE: The Diverter Valve is equipped with a plastic protective cover. If the diverter
valve is serviced or replaced the protective cover MUST be reinstalled.
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Section Four
COMPONENT TESTING AND DIAGNOSIS
SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
The control must be in the OFF state before pressing the keys to initiate the diagnostic tests. To start
the test routine, press the following key pads in this sequence:
WASH/RINSE > ACCUWASH > WASH/RINSE > ACCUWASH
within five (5) seconds. The LED will display DT The required diagnostic test(s) can now be activated.
Any diagnostic test can be stopped by pressing the STOP/CANCEL keypad. Diagnostic test will selfterminate after running for about three (3) minutes.
COMPONENT
KEY PAD
Water Inlet and
HEAVY DUTY
Dispenser Valve
repeat
Test
repeat
Recirculation
Pressure Switch
Test
(NOTE: Empty the
tub before continuing with this test.)
DISPLAY
CONTROL ACTION
T1
No Valve ON
T1
All valves ON
T1
Cold, Fabric Softener and Fresh valves ON
repeat
T1
Hot, Detergent and Bleach valves ON
repeat
T1
No valves ON
repeat
T1
Exits test
WHITEST
WHITES
Oscillates
between
T2and E R
The washer starts to fill through the Hot, Cold
and Fresh water valves. Water is recirculating
and the basket spins at med. speed. the Recirculation Pressure switch should be closed.
NOTE: If “E R” is displayed immediately and
persists, the recirculation pressure switch or
tubing may have failed, or the pump is not recirculating water. As the water level approaches
the switching point, the display may oscillate
T2
ER
between “T
2” or “E
R” a few times if the pressure
switch is operating properly.
ER
Once the proper level of water is reached for
recirculation, the valve turns off and “E R” is
displayed. The basket continues to spin at med.
speed and water recirculates. NOTE: If “T 2”
is displayed, there is a failure. Replace the recirculation switch.
repeat
T2
The basket continues to spin at med. speed and
water recirculates
repeat
T2
Spinning and recirculation stop
repeat
T2
Exit test
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SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
COMPONENT
Pressure
Transducer/
Agitate Test
Neutral Drain
/Spin Test
KEY PAD
DISPLAY
CONTROL ACTION
NORMAL
ER
Hot, cold and fresh water valves are on until a
low water level is reached, and the small load
water level LED comes on.
T3
Agitation occurs at high speed. The small load
LED is on.
repeat
T3
Agitation occurs at med. speed. The small load
LED is on.
repeat
T3
Agitation occurs at low speed. The small load
LED is on.
repeat
T3
Agitation stops, and the large load water level
LED comes on.
repeat
T3
Hot, cold and fresh water valves come on. The
large load water level LED is on.
repeat
ER
“ER
ER” appears when water reaches full level.
ER
Motor agitates at low speed and the large load
water level LED is on.
repeat
T3
Agitation stops. The large load water level LED
is on.
T3
Exit test
PERMANENT
PRESS
T4
Motor drains at high speed
repeat
T4
Motor drains at med speed
repeat
T4
Motor drains at low speed
repeat
T4
No action
repeat
T4
Exit test
CONSOLE SWITCHES AND INDICATOR TEST
To start the test press the following touchpad sequence within five (5) seconds:
WASH/RINSE > ACCUWASH > WASH/RINSE > ACCUWASH
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• Press the START pad. All LEDS should light and the display should show “88
88”.
• Each touchpad controls the LED next to it.
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ERROR CODES
DISPLAY
FF
(Fill Failure)
EXPLANATION
If the transducer signals a high or a low water level for more than 16
seconds the washer will shut off and FF will flash.
• Press the RINSE OPTIONS button and select DRAIN/SPIN to drain
washer.
• Check the water level transducer hose and wire connections.
• Also check the pressure dome hose to be sure they are properly
connected.
• Check the water level transducer, see TEST #7.
L F (Long Fill)
Flashes when the fill time exceeds 1 hour or the water valve(s) are
turned off. Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
L D (Long Drain)
Flashes if it takes longer than 1 hour to pump out water down to a
reset level (approx. 4 inches). Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
O L (Open Lid)
Flashes if the lid is opened during a spin cycle.
• Close lid or press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
• If OL continues to flash, check lid switch.
OB
(Out-Of- Balance)
F 1 (Spin/Agitate Failure)
F3
(Lid Switch Failure)
Flashes when washer basket exceeds out-of-balance limits during
spin. The washer automatically attempts the spin cycle 4 times when
an out-of-balance load is detected. If the clothes are not redistributed enough after these attempts, OB is displayed and the washer
goes into the STANDBY mode.
• To clear display, evenly distribute the clothes load and close lid.
• If OB continues to flash, check out-of-balance solenoid switch, see
Test No. 3.
Flashes when basket has spun in error during the agitation portion of
the cycle. Press PAUSE/CANCEL to clear display.
F 1
• Select any cycle with agitation. Once agitation begins, “F
1” should
not flash, and washer should not spin during agitation.
F 1
• If “F
1” continues to flash, replace recirculation pressure switch and
make sure there are no kinks or blockages in the tubing.
F 1
• Select any cycle with agitation. Once agitation begins, “F
1” should
F 1
not flash. If “F
1” continues to flash, replace the control board, see
page 8.
Flashes if the lid is NOT opened after the cycle was completed. The
electronic control board must detect that PAUSE/CANCEL was
pressed during a cycle or the lid was opened at least once at the end
of any cycle. This is continually tested to ensure proper lid switch
operation. If “F 3” is flashing, check continuity of the lid switch.
• With the lid closed, lid switch contacts should be closed.
• With the lid open, lid switch contacts should be open.
• If the lid switch has failed, replace it.
• If the lid switch is good, replace the electronic control board.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TEST PROCEDURES
Test #1 - 120 VAC Electrical Supply
Check for 110-125 VAC to the control board.
1.
With the washer off but connected to the AC outlet, measure the AC voltage between Pins 2
and 1 at connector P5.
2.
If 110-125 VAC is present, continue with the remaining Troubleshooting Tests as needed. If
voltage is not present, check circuit breaker or fuse box, power cord connection at outlet and
washer.
Test #2 - Water Inlet & Dispenser Solenoid Valve Test
This test checks for 110 - 125 VAC to these valves, the electrical connections to the
valves, and the valves themselves.
A: Check the relays and electrical connections to the valves.
1.
See the Service Tests and perform the Water Inlet and Dispenser Valve Test. Each step in
the test activates a group of valves. The table shows where voltage measurements are to be
checked for each valve. The voltage should be from 110 VAC to 125 VAC.
Connector P6
Pin # 1
Pin # 2
Pin # 5
Pin # 3
Pin # 4
Pin # 6
Pin # 9
2.
Connector P5 FUNCTION
Pin # 2
Cold water valve
Pin # 2
Hot water valve
Pin # 2
Fresh water valve
Pin # 2
Detergent dispense valve
Pin # 2
Fabric softener dispense valve
Pin # 2
Bleach dispense valve
Pin # 2
Drain recirculation valve
If no voltage is present at any of these test points and the voltage at the wall outlet is normal
(See Test No. 1), the control board has a faulty relay. Replace the control board.
If this test is OK, go to B.
B: Check the individual solenoid valves.
1.
Unplug the washer and disconnect connectors P5 and P6 from the control board before checking the resistance. Make the checks at contacts shown.
SOLENOID
Bleach Valve
RESISTANCE
800 - 1200Ω
Fresh Valve
600 - 1000Ω
Fabric Softener
Valve
Detergent Valve
800 - 1200Ω
Hot Water
Valve
Cold Water
Valve
800 - 1200Ω
800 - 1200Ω
800 - 1200Ω
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MEASURE BETWEEN
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 6
WH
LBU
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 5
WH
WH/BU
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 4
WH
OR/BK
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 3
WH
PK/BK
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 2
WH
TN/RD
P5 contact 2 P6 contact 1
WH
Y/RD
2.
If the resistance is outside of range, replace the valve assembly.
Test #3 - Off-Balance Solenoid Switch Test
1.
Unplug the washer and disconnect connectors P5 and P6 from the control board before checking the resistance. Make the checks at contacts shown. NOTE: Off balance arm must be
depressed to read solenoid resistance. Move basket to rear of unit to actuate arm.
SOLENOID
Off Balance
Coil
RESISTANCE
MEASURE BETWEEN
1200Ω
Lid Sw Harness P5 contact 3
GY/WH
GY
Test #4. Motor Control System Test
This test checks that the appropriate relays are delivering voltage to the motor and
that the wiring connections from the control board to the motor are good.
1.
See the Pressure Transducer / Agitate Test in the Service Diagnostic Tests table.
As test progresses, 110 - 125 VAC should be measured across the following test points for
each agitation speed.
High Speed
Medium Speed
Low Speed
Across P9-2 and P7-2
Across P9-2 and P9-1
Across P9-2 and P7-4
2.
If 110 - 125 VAC is not measured across any of the points, replace the control board.
3.
If 110 - 125 VAC is measured across these points but the motor does not run, go to the motor
test. This test will check the wiring to the motor and the motor.
Alternate Motor Test
1.
Unplug the washer. Check resistance of Low, Med, and High speed motor windings as shown
in the chart. Note: The start winding coil must be checked at the motor.
WINDING
Low
RESISTANCE
2.6Ω
Medium
1.5Ω
High
2.3Ω
Start
5.1Ω
MEASURE BETWEEN
P7 - 4
P9 - 2
WH/OR
WH/BK
P7 - 1
P9 - 2
OR
WH/BK
P7 - 2
P9 - 2
WH/VT
WH/BK
Measured at the motor across
the RD and YL colored wires.
2.
If the measurement shows infinite ohms, there is either an open circuit in the motor winding or
in the connection between the control board and the motor. To locate the open circuit, measure the resistance at the motor instead of across P7 and P9.
3.
If the resistance is still infinite, replace the motor.
4.
If the resistance at the motor test OK, there is an open circuit in the wiring between the
motor and control board. Repair or replace the wiring harness.
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Test #5 - Console Touch Switches and Indicator Test
Refer to the Service Diagnostic Tests and run the Console Switches and Indicator
Test routine.
Start the test by pressing the Start button.
1.
No LEDs light up
a) Visually check that connectors P3 and P4 are inserted all the way into the control board.
b) If these connections are good, remove P3 and P4 from the control board while the
power is still on. Check the DC supply voltage to the indicator and switch assembly by
measuring the voltage between P3-4 (black lead of meter) and the following points:
• P3-10
• P3-11
• P3-12
• P3-13
• P3-14
• P4-2
• P4-3
A voltage of at least 3 VDC should be measured at all of these points. If not, replace the
control board.
c) If at least 3 VDC is measured, replace the key switch/console assembly.
2.
A group of LEDs do not light up
a) A “group” or combination of LEDs share a common connection. If this connection is open,
all of the LEDs in the group will be disabled.
b) Replace the key switch/console assembly.
3.
A single LED is OFF
a) Press the touch switch button that is associated with the LED several times.
b) If the LED does not light up, the LED has failed.
c) Replace the key switch/console assembly.
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4.
Beeps are NOT heard
TOUCHPAD
+ LEAD
- LEAD
If beeps are not heard but associated
LED(s) turn on and off, it is possible
that the beeper circuit has failed or that
the control board has failed. Before
replacing the control board, check
for proper touchpad functioning:
HEAVY DUTY
P3-1
P3-4
WHITEST WHITES
NORMAL
P3-3
P3-2
P3-5
P3-4
PERM PRESS
QUICK WASH
P3-3
P3-1
P3-4
P3-6
EXTRA DELICATE
HAND WASH
P3-1
P3-2
P3-5
P3-5
SOAK
SPIN
P3-2
P3-3
P3-7
P3-8
RINSE/SPIN
CATALYST
P3-3
P3-1
P3-6
P3-7
START
PAUSE/CANCEL
P3-1
P3-2
P4-5
P4-5
END OF CYCLE
AUTO TEMP.
P3-3
P3-1
P4-5
P4-6
LOAD SIZE
WASH/RINSE
P3-3
P3-1
P3-7
P3-8
TEMP
FAVORITE
P3-2
P3-6
CYCLE
SOIL LEVEL
P3-2
P3-8
a. Disconnect the power cord from the
outlet.
b. Remove connector P3 and P4 from
the microcomputer board. Using the
table in the tech sheet, measure the
resistance across the switch when the
switch button is pressed. The meter
must be connected with the proper
polarity.
• If using an analog readout: the
resistance reading should go from
infinity (open circuit) down to about
10 or 20 ohms.
• If using a digital readout: the
resistance reading should go from
infinity down to about 2 megohms
- 4 megohms. If available you
could use the “diode test” function
of a digital meter, which will give a
voltage af about 1.2 VDC during
the test.
c. If any switches fail, this test, replace
the key switch/console assembly.
d. If they test OK, replace the control
board.
5.
No washer function is activated when
a particular touchpad is pressed.
If the associated LEDs do light up, it is
possible that the control board has failed.
Check touchpad functioning before replacing control board.
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Test #6 - Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Test
This test checks the water inlet relays, the temperature sensor, and the control
board.
A: Test the fill valves
1.
Check that the hot and cold water valves are working. Use the procedure in Test #2.
Note: This test MUST be done with the Automatic Temperature Control off.
2.
If working properly, go to B.
THERMISTOR RESISTANCE CHART
Temperature
Resistance
Degrees (F)
(Ohms)
40
126k - 135k
50
97k - 102k
B: Test the temperature sensor
1.
Turn on the Automatic Temperature
Control feature.
2.
Set the water level setting to the “Low”
setting. Use the WASH/RINSE TEMP
selector button and set the Wash water
temperature to “Warm”.
60
70
3.
Press the “Regular” or “Heavy Duty” cycle.
4.
Press “Start”. After the tub fills, press the
“Stop/Pause” button. Measure the temperature of the water. For the Warm setting,
the temperature range should be 90 - 110
degrees F which indicates proper operation.
5.
80
90
100
110
120
130
75k - 78k
58k - 61k
46k - 47k
36k - 37k
28k - 30k
23k - 24k
18k - 19k
15k - 16k
12k - 13k
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If the temperature is not in this range,
150
10k - 11k
check the Automatic Temperature Control
sensor as follows:
• Remove connector P5 from the microcomputer board.
• Measure the resistance between P5-5 and P5-4 in the connector. The resistance should be
between 74 kΩ and 24 kΩ. If not, check for continuity between the connector and the sensor.
If continuity is good, replace the temperature sensor/inlet valve assembly.
C: If system passes Steps A & B - Replace the control board.
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Test #7 - Water Level Transducer Test
The FF diagnostic code is displayed on console or, the customer complains of
unexpected water levels.
Customer complains of unexpected water levels.
A. Verify the complaint with the following procedure by checking for proper water level fills.
Use the table below:
LEVEL IN BASKET (inches)
14 ±½
11½ ±½
9 ±½
WATER LEVEL SELECTION
Large Load
Medium Load
Small Load
If the complaint is not verified, do the Pressure Transducer/Agitator Test in the Service Diagnostic Test Table. Note the results of the first steps and the third from the last step of the
routine.
If the complaint is verified:
B. Check that the hose connections between the pressure transducer in the console and the
pressure dome attached to the tub are OK. If they are, do the following test:
1.
With AC power on and the tub empty, measure the DC voltage between pins P1-1 and P1-2
while the connector is still attached to the control board.
2.
If the voltage is between 2 and 3 VDC, replace the control board. If the voltage is outside of
this range, check the harness connnections.
3.
If these connections are OK, replace the water level transducer.
FF Diagnostic Code is displayed.
Perform the same procedures as described in B above.
Test #8 - Recirculation Pressure Switch Test
Perform Recirculation Pressure Switch Test in the Service Diagnostic Test table.
1.
If water recirculation does not take place, do the following test:
2.
Connect a voltmeter (set to measure AC volts) across P5-4 and P5-2. At the times in the
service diagnostic routine where recirculation should take place, the AC voltage reading should
go from a reading of about 120 VAC down to about 0 VAC.
3.
If this does not happen, replce the drain/recirculation pressure switch. NOTE: When the tub is
empty, the drain/recirculation pressure switch is closed and line voltage (125 VAC) must be
measured across P5-4 and P5-2. If test fails, replace the drain/recirculation pressure switch.
4.
If test shows that the drain/recirculation pressure switch is OK, the problem is either in the
electronic control board or the drain/recirculation solenoid valve.
• Unlike other solenoids, the coil resistance in the drain/recirculation solenoid valve can not
be measured. Replace the solenoid.
• If the washer still does not recirculate, replace the electronic control board.
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Section Five
TECH TIPS
WIRING DIAGRAM
WARRANTY INFORMATION
1 year Parts and Labor - entire unit
2-5 yr. Parts only - Gearcase assembly
Top and Lid rust
Electronic Controls-includes Keyswitch
2-10yr Parts only - Outer tub
Lifetime Parts only- White porcelain spin basket for chipping or rust.
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MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER PLATE LOCATOR
The Model/Serial Number Plate is located at the
back of the opening of the washer top underneath
the lid.
Model/Serial
Number Plate
MODEL
NUMBER
G
PRODUCT GROUP
S
X
DESIGNATOR
9
8
8
G = WHIRLPOOL GOLD
S = SUPER CAPACITY PLUS
X = CATALYST
CYCLES
SPEED COMBINATIONS
TEMPERATURES
WATER LEVELS
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
COLOR
ENGINEERING CHANGES (NUMERIC)
SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATOR
SERIAL NUMBER
MANUFACTURING SITE
C K 36 50001
C = Clyde, OH
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE
K = 2000
WEEK OF MANUFACTURE
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
36
5
J
Q
0
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
AND
WARRANTY INFORMATION SOURCES
IN THE UNITED STATES:
FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION CALL:
FOR WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTS: 1-800-253-1301
FOR KITCHENAID PRODUCTS: 1-800-422-1230
FOR ROPER PRODUCTS: 1-800-447-6737
FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WHILE AT THE CUSTOMER’S HOME CALL:
THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-800-253-2870
HAVE YOUR STORE NUMBER READY TO IDENTIFY YOU AS AN AUTHORIZED SERVICER
FOR LITERATURE ORDERS:
PHONE #: 1-800-851-4605
_____________________________________________________________________
IN CANADA:
FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION CALL:
1-800-461-5681
FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WHILE AT THE CUSTOMER’S HOME CALL:
THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-800-488-4791
HAVE YOUR STORE NUMBER READY TO IDENTIFY YOU AS AN AUTHORIZED SERVICER
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