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Washer Repair Boise - Whirlpool Cabrio Pump

I've replace many pumps on the whirlpool Cabrio and most of these washer pump failures could have been prevented by removing coins from pockets. Many times coins will make there way to the outer tub and get sucked right into the pump to create a rattling sound. That rattling sound you hear is the impeller spinning against the coin. Since the impeller is plastic, it doesn't take long for the impeller to wear down. Just a tip, please remove coins from pockets. You'll save money and time :->.

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i found coins in pump and removed but still not draining correctly


If all obstructions are removed, and still doesn't drain, replace pump.

Sep 05, 2017 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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I have coins down in the tub causing loud noises during drain. What is the best way to get them out?


I have the same problem with my Cabrio, coins sneak into the ejector pump. They make a heck of a racket when the machine drains.

You need to:

1) Disconnect the plug and the hoses.
2) Tip the machine forward, it's easier to work on. Put the styrofoam shipping ring back in the tub, it keeps things from rattling around.
3) Take the back off.
4) The ejector pump is at the bottom right (as seen from the front.) You need to remove the discharge hose, it's held on by a spring clamp. I've found that vise grips work well for this. Slide the clamp up the hose, then pull the hose off.
5) Remove the clamp from the front of the pump in the same way.
6) Remove the pump. It's held by 3 screws, then pull the pump off the input hose. Tip the pump down, the coin should fall right out.
7) Put the hoses back on before screwing the pump back in. The hoses have an index mark that match up on the pump so you can't put them on crooked.
8) Put the back on.
9) Wonder why Whirlpool left a space big enough for coins to drop through, and really search the pockets when you do the wash.

Sep 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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Washer doesn't drain just buzzes


Most likely you have a coin stuck in the drain pump. Mine did the same thing, and we removed the drain pump, then removed the coin and it began working again. Just be sure to check all pockets for coins as this is a big problem with the Cabrio washers.

Oct 11, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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cabrio drains water onto floor.


I took the back cover off of the machine and found that the drain pump had a hole in it. The hole was caused by a coin that had made it's way down to the drain pump. The replacement pump cost $90.00 and was very easy to put in. If you google the words cabrio tear down you will come across a web site that has a video that shows you how to take the pump out. I have not had any leaks since. Keep the coins out of the washer, remeber to check your pockets to avoid paying out cash.

Jun 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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