HOW DO I GET FRONT PANEL OFF OF WHIRLPOOL DUET TO GET TO MOTOR CONTROL UNIT
If the model number is correct, the Motor Control Unit (MCU) is located in the bottom of the washer on the right hand side (as viewed from the front). You can access the MCU by removing the lower toe panel under the door, or by removing the back panel of the washer.
The access screws for the toe panel are under the bottom front edge of the washer. You may have to prop the two front feet of the washer up for better access (a 2x4 works well for this). With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.
The removal of the back panel should be self explanatory. Just remove the screws around the entire perimeter of the back panel and remove.
HINT: It may be easier to remove the front and back panels to have full access to the MCU from both sides.
The following websites have excellent exploded view parts diagrams of your washer to assist you in locating and properly identifying the components of your appliance:
The MCU is listed as item 1 under the "Pump and Motor Parts" section.
If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.
Apr 16, 2010 |
Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer