Whirlpool duet has a very small hole in the plastic housing attached to the pump. We found a broken bobby pin in this housing and are trying to determine if this made the hole or if the hole is suppo
Machine was making a very loud buzzing during spin and rinse cycle. Then we noticed water leaking. Took it all apart and found the broken bobby pin lodged in the plastic housing. My husband took it apart once and did not see the bobby pin. When he ran it we heard rattling, took it apart again and there was the bobby pin piece. There is a very small hole at the neck and we cannot determine if that is supposed to be there, or if the bobby pin caused this hole. It doesn't seem likely that a bobby pin could push all the way through that plastic, but then again, if it's been in there for a couple of years, then who knows..
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No there are no supposed to be any holes in the body of the water pump. It might be a casting failure during manufacturing. The only time I have seen holes on water pumps is when bobby pins get stuck in the pump and the impellor drives them through the housing. Call for warranty repair.
You might be talking about a pressure switch hose connector.
So the way to determine if that is the correct hole:
you have to find the pressure switch and find that slim hose (looks like a fuel delivery on small motors) and follow it all the way down. if it lays on the floor then this is the connection. if the hose you followed connects somewhere then obviously this hole was not meant for it. (only one option)
yes this is common for the whirlpool duet... if you remove the front cover lower cover that is you will see 2 maybe three screws at very bottom of unit.. once you remove this you will see a round shaped clean out that has a handle on it... prior to removing this make sure unit is unplugged and you have several towel in hand because there will be a gallon or two of water come out...if you have a shop vac they come in great hand for this project. vac all the water you can out of the tub and then have it ready when you open this clean out.. look inside for any foreign materials (ie: coins,bobby pins, i have even seen women metal bra linings get it this area) check the hose while your in there for anything and reach up into pump area and make sure nothing is in impellar..hopefully you find you culprit here ..sometimes trash will go through the pump and made out of plastic will damage plastic impellar and requires a new drain pump assembly. maybe you have caught it before that..... good luck give me a feed back thanks
you will want to lay the duet unit on its back. remove the legs. put the base up to the bottom of the duet. you can use the legs as bolts and pass them thru the top of the base back into the bottom of the duet appliance, using them as bolts. I have had some people just get new bolts. this should fix you up. please rate this if it was any help. Thanks, David
FYI: The pump cleanout is located on the front of the machine, bottom right corner. There are only three screws holding the bottom cover on. It is easy to get to if you prop it up a few inches off the ground. Just thought this would be helpful as I just did this as of 5 min ago. Should take 10 min. or less.
My machine had the F21 code and the inlet to the pump was blocked with change, bobby pins, small rocks, pieces of fuzz and clothing. Removed the front cover of the mahine and removed the cap on the front side of the pump and cleaned this trap area out. The pump motor quit humming and the machine worked like it is supposed to!
this is easy. there is a small area beside where the piece broke off. bend a small peice of metal coat hanger at a 90 degree angle, (this is so you can make your new hole on the correct line) heat the end with a lighter, burn a smallhole thru this area beside where the previous hole existed. now throw away the old pin that you were using and use a piece of coat hanger cut to the right length. on one end bend about one half inch to 90 degree angle, feed thru new hole and thru your spring and flap and thru to opposite side hole and lastly make small bend to keep wire from sliding out. ta da, fixed. problem solved for about two cents. i have successfully repaired many of these doors.
No, unfortunately the door latch assy. comes as a complete unit. Part# 8182634. This # is for the entire door latch mechanism, not just the pin and lists for ~$45.00.
Easy repair... open the door. At the 6 o'clock position of the door seal, begin removing the seal clamp with a small screwdriver by inserting it between the spring and the seal. Then peel the seal back (at the 3 o'clock position) to gain access to the latch assy. Remove the 3 screws holding the latch in place and pull gently out. Remove the wire harness. Install the new latch and rebuild. (make sure you position the seal clamp the same way it came off... the spring at the 6 o'clock position.) Install time= ~15 minutes.
Job done! and well worth the 50 bucks!