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My Whirlpool washer top load has rusted out around area where you put bleach in . I don't know why and now little pieces of rust are in wash tub,when washer is done washing clothes.

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If it's less than 5 years old, the warranty covers replacement of the top and lid due to rust. Check here:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Warranty%20Page%20-%203955869-W.pdf

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The lid to my whirlpool cabrio top loading washing machine will not open completely???


Hello. How old is your washer? Is there rust around the bleach dispenser near the left side hinge? What probably has happened is the hinge assembly underneath the top cover has rusted from the contact with chlorine and or fumes. These washers are notorious for rusting at the hinges, especially near the bleach dispenser. The parts involved are:
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right hinge arm--w10389240
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top cover--w10391067--if this needs to be replaced, call for service--it's a solid hour to 90 minute job for an experienced tech! You have to transfer ALL THE PARTS to the new cover and it's INVOLVED--trust me! If there is rust around the bleach dispenser and underneath the top cover, you might check your serial number with Whirlpool to see if you can get a new top cover for free covered by a service bulletin dealing with rusting. To raise the top cover, remove the top screws from the hinges on the rear of the washer holding down the top cover. Then, remove the screw and metal plate protecting the wire harness and pressure hose and set it aside. Next, from the front, slide the top cover forward 1/2 inch and lift up. Have a friend assist you in holding up the top cover. You can now access the hinges mounted underneath, check for rust, and also see how the suspension rods are mounted(they are very easy to remove since there is a slot in each rod holder located at each corner at the side of the tub near the bottom. You would pull up on the tub, release the top of the rods first, then reach down and unsnap the plastic clips(2) in the center of each holder. Use a headlamp or flashlight to see. The rod will drop down and can be removed through the slot. Reverse the procedure to install.
Also, in case your suspension rods get worn out(the tub has a hobby horse "bouncy" movement), the part number for the set of 4 is w10368625. The proper way to check the rods is to place your hands on the right and left side of the tub ring(the plastic cover over the basket) and shove smartly down and release--the tub should grip going down and pull coming up--no springy movement--just like shock absorbers on a car. It should come up and settle. If it has any bounce at all, the rods are worn--symptoms will be increased out of balance errors or the washer might start banging during spin. I hope this helps you. If you are hesitant about performing any of the repairs above, please call for service!


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Simple Tips to Make Your Washing Machine Last Longer


  1. DON’T OVERLOAD: Overloading not only is damaging to your clothes but also puts unnecessary stress on vital components. Compare overloading your washer to pulling a loaded trailer behind your family car all the time. Extra strain on the motor, transmission and suspension will most certainly shorten the life of your car. Oh, did I say your washer also has a motor, transmission and suspension?...How does overloading damage my clothes? Rubbing together of cottons causes linting. The more rubbing together the more linting and the shorter the life of the garment.
  2. DRAIN HOSE HEIGHT: Be sure to follow manufactures directions regarding proper installation. Washers have small pumps, either self powered or driven by belt off main motor. Ideally, the drain hose should hook into a drain pipe directly behind the console of your washer. If your hose is too high the pump takes longer to evacuate the water from the tub putting stress on your washer and possibly reducing cleaning effectiveness. Too low a drain hose and your water could siphon out of the unit during the wash cycle. I have been on calls where the customer said there washer would wash, stop, fill, wash, stop, fill etc. Water was siphoning from the tub.
  3. RUSTING: Clean surfaces frequently to avoid rusting, especially clean around the bleach dispenser as bleach is corrosive and will cause severe rusting if not kept clean and dry. If rusting has already appeared go to your hardware store and pick up a bottle of rust converter (not rust remover). Follow directions on bottle. This works very well on rust. It can also be painted over after 24 to 48 hours.
  4. SOAP SCUM : To reduce the build up of scum fill your washer with warm water, add a pint of vinegar and let it run through a full cycle.Follow this procedure once a month.
  5. BUY OEM PARTS: When replacing parts on your washer, be sure to buy genuine Whirlpool parts, Frigidaire parts, Kenmore parts, Maytag parts, or parts for whichever brand washer you have. This will guarantee you are using the most reliable replacement parts available.

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Stop using bleach in the dispenser. Just put it in the tub after your wash machine has filled with water. The problem is, bleach eats away at the enamel and metal and if you don't have it sufficiently diluted with water, then it eats away at everything---really fast!

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Having bleach spilled on the unit will hasten the process of rusting - it will eventually rust especially if in a wet humid setting

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