Truth be told, there are some problems with any washing machine that will be beyond the reckoning of most homeowners. Unless you are a washing machine expert, you would need to hire a technician to repair complicated problems. However, there are many common issues that will crop up from time to time which you can easily attend to. This Whirlpool Duet Sport washer troubleshooting guide should help you with the common and simpler problems.
Won’t Turn On
Your Whirlpool Duet Sport washer may not turn on. You should disconnect it from the power source and wait for half a minute and then restart the washer control. You should run a diagnostic test that the appliance is preprogrammed to perform. Check if the washer is getting power. If not, check the power outlet. If the supply is on, then there could be some issue with the power filter. You should check the power at the washer control. You may have to change the wire harness or replace the washer control. Call in a technician before you opt for the latter.
The door may not lock or it may not unlock. Disconnect the washer from the power source. Run the diagnostic test to check the door lock. The lock may need replacement but before that you should manually remove the door or the top panel to see if there is anything blocking the door or preventing it from functioning normally. You can easily unscrew the back of the panel and slide it out.
If the washer doesn’t fill, check the water valves, the hoses and the water inlet. There should be water flowing into the washer. The water valves inside must not block the inflow and the hoses must not cause any leaks for the washer to fill up. Whichever part or component is faulty and not catering to its purpose needs to be replaced.
Drum Doesn’t Rotate
You may have a drum that doesn’t rotate. This may be caused by obstruction due any part or component. You need to check the drive assembly and look for any component that is seemingly obstructing the rotation, clean it all up and replace any damaged part which may result in the problem having been worn out.
Other common problems with a Whirlpool Duet Sport washer are leaks through bellows or door boot, vibration, incomplete cleaning and draining, stink, blockage causing draining issues and malfunctioning drain pumps among others.