Question about Whirlpool AWM6100 Front Load Washer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Whirlpool AWM 6100/s - stopping
Yeah. This is a pump problem. Our machine first did this about 3 months ago. I took the filter plug out and removed about 10 coins from around the pump impeller area! I removed the pump and dismantled it. Unfortunately water was getting in past the seal on the pump spindle. I cleaned it all out and reassembled it. Worked fine till a couple of weeks ago. It has worn out the spindle "bearings" and because of the loose play it gets stuck, intermittently. If you are by the machine when the drain cycle starts , you can give the filter housing a few bangs(take off the circular cover) . The pump will start up .It makes a grumbly sound, as it is knackered. But once started will generally keep going.The answer however is a new pump. And probably a pact with everyone in your household to be more careful not to leave stuff in the clothes you put in the machine. Our washer has got through 2 mobile phones. a packet of bradding nails, a lot of cash, both coins and notes.Various other stuff that i wont mention! The pump gets very hot when it is trying to turn but cant because of debris on the impeller. This will lead to the pump failing after a time.
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
I think it may have try and get your local engineer out to have a quick look tell your thinking of buying new and what price can he supply 4. and you like a free estimate .
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool AWM
Very possible the door latching mechanism is faulty because when door is closed the contacts in the switch will see condition is correct for operation and light will extinguish. With power plug pulled out, remove the lid and buy using a small screwdriver try and wedge the doot latch open from the inside. Possibly it will need to be broken off to remove. Once off, door will open then replace with new one.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today. Is the unit making it through the wash and rinse part of the cycle? Did you open the filter on the front to make sure it is not blocked up? The start flashing could be a sign the door is not being closed all the way and coming open enough to pause the cycle also. These are based on the model # AWM6100 and not the duet number.
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