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AI'm renting a place and have a Whirlpool Duet Sport front loader - last night it was in the final stage of a CASUAL wash cycle and it started making this HORRID noise, so I ran to it and hit the "pause" button and it was giving me the F1 code. So of course, I finally got the door unlocked and pulled out the clothes, they were rinsed and spun well. So I read up and unplugged it for the night. This morning, it's SPITTING water from the soap/softener area. The landlord has this thing so squished into a closet I don't see any panels to open but no longer have the F1 code yet it's doing the same thing. Help?

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Check around the edge of the boot to see if anything stuck. You mus remove the spring around the boot to front panel and pull boot out of it'd groove. On the left side you will see the end of the tube coming down from the dispenser. Check to see if something is blocking it. I found a thong inside this tube one time.

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  • maureen_s Oct 17, 2010

    I have cleaned the seal out but I can't find the spring - I think the boot is the seal around the door? First it gave me the F-1 code after making a ton of noise in the spin cycle. After doing some research, I saw a lot of people saying they had F22 code which is the door lock malfunction. I don't know how to get to the tube to clean it and the guy who owns the place didn't leave the user manual, I cannot find it online and on top of it, he has the machines crammed into a space that's so small they barely fit. I got it to stop spitting the water out ONLY if I run it on HOT setting. It still sounds like a fighter jet is landing when it goes into the spin/rinse cycle and the cold water makes it to the tub somehow during that cycle but if I run a "rinse" cycle alone or run a full wash on cold, the water still spits out. I just wish I could figure out where that hose is located to try to see if a small sock or underwear are stuck because I'm sure it's that problem and with him out of town and loads of laundry to do, I'm screwed.

    He's also the type that if it is something stuck in the tube, he's going to make me pay the repair bill and these machines have constant problems. Whatever happened to the old reliable machines? UGH! Thanks for posting a solution - hope you can help me get to the spring?

  • maureen_s Oct 17, 2010

    I should also add that it's not taking the fabric softener during the rinse cycle so I'm CONVINCED this is a blockage of the hose.

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    Alf Hopkins Oct 18, 2010

    Both water temps come in the same outlet to the drum so either temp would cause the splashing . The cold water may be plugged a bit causing low pressure to the dispenser. The spring is on the outside lip of the door seal or boot. If you get down on the floor and look up at the centre of the underside of the outer lip of the seal you will see the spring. It goes all around the outer edge in a groove. The majority of the spring retainer is just a wire hoop with a spring in the middle . As for the noise if it stars as soon as the washer starts to pump I would check the drain pump trap accessed when you remove the lower front panel. If the noise builds as the speed of the drum increases it may be the rear bearing (very expensive),

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