Question about Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load Washer
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?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
take off the bottom kick panel locate the drain pump now there will still be water in the washer so take caution when following this procedure i use a shop vac and suck all the water out of the drain hose to prevent a mess then the frount of the drain pump will screw off check it for blockage or damaged impeller blades
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Washer Leaking
Thanks Master Tech! I removed the lint clean out and found some chewed up change. I cleaned it, put it back and ran a load. It usually fills up overnight. So far it looks good!
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
SOURCE: moldy smelling clothes
I found that as soon as I stopped using the liquid detergent there was no smell. I have been using powderdetergant ( costco he ) and vinager in the rinse. Also leave door open, but did that before. I have cleaned the machine with bleach and vinager on the rinse cycle. the comment about washing a washing machine; I did this with my top loader also.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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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.
After unplugging your Whirlpool Cabrio washer, carefully pull the washer away from the wall (Watch your drain hose and the two inlet hoses.) Next unscrew the 3 screws located on the back of the Whirlpool Cabrio. Next, take a picture or make note of where each plug connects to the control board. Next, unplug each plug and the pressure tube. Lastly, unscrew the 1/4 screw then remove control board. Replace with new control board and reverse your steps to install. The new board will fix the Whirlpool Cabrio F1 error.
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