Question about Whirlpool AWM6120 Front Load Washer
I had the same problem about a year ago, I replaced the door switch but didn't fix it, I found the brushes in the motor has worn out - Replaced the brushes and fixed the problem.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
I had the same problem with the 'door open' light flashing and machine won't start. My electrician found a broken wire (door lock) in the wiring loom fastened to the underside of the washer bowl. The wire tie was fastened too tight from manufacture and wore through from the movement of the washer bowl. Soldered the wire and problem fixed.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
just wondered if you fixed your problem.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Thanks Glenn, same problem checked for info and saw your post. Checked the brushes, sure enough worn out. Replaced them and its now running fine. Don't know how the "door open" light ties into it!
Posted on May 03, 2013
I had the same problem with AWM 8121, replaced the door interlock (AU$32) and it made no difference.
Got a tip that it could be the motor brushes worn out, .... and they were.
Replaced the main motor brushes (AU$50) and the machine came back to life, good as new.
Conclusion: When motor brushes wear out, machine stops with Door Open LED blinking (even when the door is locked). Real clever (not) design by Mr Whirlpool !! .... so they can sell door interlock switches?
P.S.: To replace the brushes, remove the rear cover and you'll find the motor near bottom LHS. It is secured by 1 bolt and is easy to remove after removing the belt (a bit tricky to put the belt back on). The brushes are visible and easy to replace (just remove 2 screws for each brush, no need to dismantle the motor)
Posted on Oct 15, 2015
Apparently.. according to my morning of googling, the door locked light also flashes when the brushes need a clean.. or replacing?? Can anyone confirm this?? If so, how do I get to them please??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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