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I have had my Whirlpool Cabrio for 3+ years. For the last 6 months it stops at 12/13 minutes and does not finish the wash. It just stays on that phase... or after a length of time shuts off and flashes "UL". The only way I can finish this load is to cut the power, let it drain, and then "rinse and spin". Sometimes that doesn't ever work and I have to go to "drain and spin". One load of clothes can take hours. This is not good.
I am so disappointed in this washer. I thought I was buying the best. Does Whrilpool build in a 3 year obsolescence?
I only do about 4 loads of laundry a week, so it is definitely not overused. But ... I would expect it to be able to be overused!
Is there something I can do to fix this without a costly repair?
Martha

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Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: UL Code

Solved the unbalanced problem - open the top of the machine (press in with a flat putty knife about 3" in on the front on each side while lifting up as there are 2- 1" wide catches). Once both sides are unlatched, raise the lid then slightly lift the rear of the lid so that it fits into the curved part at the top of the hinges then open all the way - tape the lid to the top so it doesn't flap about and scotch the lid to keep it from falling back down on you. Now, look around - see all that rust?  The rust has fallen into and gotten underneath one or more of the 4 white plastic suspension "ball joints" which have probably totally dried out by now from their factory grease because of the water, bleach, and rust particles.  Having someone help you, simply lift up on one of the 4 corner suspension rods - gravity and weight is all that holds them down. The white ball will lift out of the socket and still be attached to the rod. Clean out the rust, lightly sand the "socket" with emery cloth, then slop in a fingerful of grease. I used automotive wheel bearing grease with graphite in it. Also scrub off all embedded rust on the white plastic ball. Lower that corner back into the newly cleaned and greased socket and repeat for the other 3 corners. Now when you move the tub around notice how the balls pivot in their sockets like they are supposed to. When they were dry and rusty they wouldn't move enough to allow the tub to twist like it should so it slammed around.  Now, shake your head in disgust that after only 2 years there is so much rust that you wonder if it will make it another year before falling apart, close the lid, and try another load.  That totally solved my off-balance problem where even a single handkerchief would give the UL error. It is still a finicky machine, but at least once again works like it did when new.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

If you own a Whirlpool Cabrio and are experiencing an F1 error, you're unable to finish or start a load of clothes. When the Whirlpool Cabrio displays an F1 error, this means the the control board is having difficulty communicating with the motor.

To fix your F1 error, you can first try to unplug your washing machine for 15 minutes and then plug it back in. If this doesn't work, you will need to replace the control board. The only tools that you need to replace the control board is a Phillips screw driver and a 1/4" hex head driver. Be sure to unplug the machine from the electrical outlet before performing any repairs.
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We have had the same problem for three years. We are only using this washer about 4 months a year. We has two service calls..no help. We had to baby sit the washer just like all the other posts, pressing pause about five or six times or more.

Well, I read the posts & that Whirlpool had fixed this problem, paying for parts & labor..we called..they sent a repairman. It took him 20 minutes, he asked if this was the code, said he carried at least three of these parts & now..the washer has been running fine. three loads so far.

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Hi,

The only action you can take is to raise your voice with other people who have faced a same issue with Whirlpool :-

http://www.petitiononline.com/cabrio08/petition.html

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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