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SMELLY FRONT LOAD WASHER

MAKE SURE YOUR WATER IS HOT WHEN STARTING THE FILL CYCLE YOU MAY HAVE TO FILL IT UP ONCE THEN DRAIN IT THEN FILL IT UP AGAIN TO MAKE SURE ITS HOT THEN ADD 1 CUP OF AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER SOAP AND RUN AN EMPTY CYCLE. THIS WILL REMOVE ALL ENZIMES AND SMELLS FROM WASHER

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Is it draining out the water?? Dishwashers fill, spray, and drain more than several times during a cycle. After starting a cycle, let the unit fill, start spraying, and then cancel the cycle--listen for the drain pump activating and pumping out the water. If water is not being drained properly(within a certain time limit), the unit will error code out and stop. Also, make sure the filter is clear--if it gets clogged with "muck", enough water won't be sprayed onto the dishes properly, the pump will require too much energy to try to pump water, the control will sense this and shut down the unit to protect it.

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Turned on whirlpool duet washer, came back to FH as realized forgot to turn water on. Have tried all the suggestions, but each time I plug the machine it tries to drain water and the motor hums. I cannot unlock it either. Now it was about 1/2 hour until I realized that the water was not turned on.


Make sure both hot and cold water supplies are turned on. Select a cold wash cycle and start the wash cycle, do you get cold water? Now select a hot wash cycle and start the wash cycle, do you get hot water? If you only get cold water replace the hot water fill valve. If you only get hot water replace the cold water fill valve. If you get neither replace both fill valves.

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Hi. The above machine stops mid cycle and drain/fill light is on, also error code F3E, have cleaned both hot and cold water inlet filters, also checked drain pump and drain line, all ok. Machine drains with no issues and fills with hot water, runs for a while then shuts down.
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