If your washer gives an error, do not be afraid. It is necessary to decipher the code and take measures to eliminate the causes of the incident.
You also need to understand that error codes do not give 100% of the cause of a breakdown, an error, that there is a problem – they give a general direction where they are looking for a solution, but cannot be corrected by a professional character with the skills to diagnose violations.
Your Whirlpool washing machine is equipped with various automatic safety and feedback features. They allow faults and maintenance needs to be detected and indicated accordingly. Often these failures are so minor that they can be fixed within minutes.
Whirlpool equipment is available with and without a display. Therefore, CMA shows an error both on the screen and on the indicators. The flashing of the lights at different intervals indicates a particular breakdown.
If, at startup, the washer blocked the operation and indicates a problem, reset the error. This will help eliminate system failure.
- Disconnect the device from the mains.
- Leave in this position for 15-20 minutes.
What should I do if the washer repeatedly shows the symbols on the scoreboard? Start decoding and troubleshooting.
Tips and prevention of breakdowns
Use a slightly damp soft cloth to clean the outer casing of the machine and the control panel. If necessary, the housing can be cleaned with a neutral household cleaner that does not contain abrasive particles.
When the wash cycle is completed and the laundry has been removed, the door should be left open for a while to allow the inside of the machine to dry.
If you do not wash clothes at high temperatures, or if such washing is rather infrequent, sometimes run a program that heats water to +95 ° C, loading a little detergent into the tank. This procedure will clean the inside of the machine.
Since Whirlpool washing machines have a filter to trap foreign objects that can get into the machine with laundry, it should be checked and cleaned regularly – at least 2-3 times a year. To do this, first drain the water, then remove the filter and clean it, as well as the compartment in which it is located. After inserting the filter back and twisting it clockwise as far as it will go, pour about a liter of water into the drum to check the tightness. Now you can close the lid and connect the machine to the network.
To prevent deposits from accumulating in the detergent dispenser, at least 3-4 times a year it should be removed from the machine and washed under running water.
Inspect the cover gasket regularly. It is advised to wipe it with a wet cloth. Perform a regular inspection of the inlet hose to detect cracks and brittle areas in time. At least 2-3 times a year, inspect the inlet hose filter to clean it if necessary. It is not recommended to submerge the filter in water. A good option would be to use an old toothbrush to clean it.
To prevent breakdowns, it is necessary to perform a number of simple actions that will significantly extend the life of your assistant. These measures are universal and suitable for any brand of washing machine.
If the washing machine has stopped working normally, then in most cases you can determine the cause of the breakdown by looking at the whirlpool washer error codes.
The principle of repairing a Whirlpool washing machine is practically no different from other brands. At the moment, washing machines with vertical and horizontal loading are produced, vertical ones are more common, but now more and more often machines with horizontal loading are being repaired. Here it should be noted that both species have the same weak points, first of all we are talking about the control unit, which really does not like voltage drops. As for the module, do-it-yourself repairs, this spare part, is better not to do, but to give to a specialist. So, we put aside everything related to the brain and start thinking about what you can do yourself before contacting a service center.