If your Whirlpool washing machine filters are giving you problems, look no further. In this detailed guide, we give you easy-to-follow steps on how to deal with these issues…
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Whirlpool Washing Machine Filter Stuck — How To Fix
If your Whirlpool washing machine filter is stuck, it indicates that there is some debris blocking it. For steps on how to fix this issue, follow the steps below to fix this issue…
Step 1. Unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.
Step 2. Use the 1/4 inch socket wrench to loosen the three screws at the bottom of the machine’s lower front access panel. Pry the panel off the appliance, then set it aside.
Step 3. Spread a cloth on the floor underneath the tub to catch any leaks. With a pair of pliers, release the clamp holding the sump hose to the pump assembly. Disconnect the hose from the pump (some water will spill out).
Step 4. Pry the plastic cap off the pump assembly, then unplug the wire connector from the drain pump.
Step 5. With your 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the screws holding the drain pump to the bottom of the cabinet. Release the spring clamp holding the outlet hose to the pump.
Step 6. Pull the washing machine drain pump assembly out of the cabinet. With a pair of needle-nosed pliers, pull out any debris in the ports of the pump. Once you’ve cleared out the obstruction, try opening the pump cover to see if the issue has been fixed.
Step 7. Put the pump assembly back into the cabinet, then use your nut-driver to apply the screws.
Step 8. Plug the wire connector back into the drain pump, then snap the cap back on. Reattach the sump hose and outlet hose to the appropriate ports on the drain pump, then use pliers to slide the retaining clamp into place.
Step 9. Lift the lower access panel and snap it back onto the front of the machine. Using your nut-driver, apply the three screws at the bottom of the panel.
Step 10. Plug the machine back into the electrical outlet, then make sure the appliance works properly by running a wash cycle.
How To Replace Whirlpool Washing Machine Filter — Solved
The steps below show you how to replace your Whirlpool washing machine filters…
1. Line Filter
To learn how to replace the line filter in your Whirlpool washing machine, follow the steps below…
Take the following steps to replace a line filter in your front loader Whirlpool washing machine…
Step 1. Ensure that the appliance is unplugged from the electrical outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrical damage.
Step 2. Loosen the three screws at the back of the appliance securing the top panel using a 1/4 inch socket wrench.
Step 3. Pull the top cover backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine. Reach into the back of the cabinet, then unplug the wire connectors attached to the line filter (ensure that you take note of the positioning of each connector).
Step 4. Using your 1/4 inch socket, take out the bolts holding the line filter to the cabinet. Pull the filter out of the mounting slots, then set it aside.
Step 5. Remove your new washing machine line filter from its packaging. Mount the new filter on the cabinet, then secure it by tightening the screws.
Step 6. Plug each wire connector into its appropriate terminal on the new line filter. Slide the top cover back onto the appliance, then apply the three bolts at the back using your nut-driver.
Step 7. Plug your machine back into the electrical outlet, then try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works properly.
Take the following steps to replace the line filter in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine…
Step 1. Before starting this repair, make sure to unplug the power cord from the power outlet in order to prevent electrical damage.
Step 2. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the screws at the back of the machine holding the control panel to the cabinet.
Step 3. Insert a putty knife under the two front corners of the control panel to release the locking clips. Lift the panel, then unplug the wire connector from the control board.
Step 4. Unplug the wire connector from the line filter. Loosen the bolt holding the filter to the cabinet. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the line filter off the top of the cabinet, then discard it.
Step 5. Take your new line filter out of its packaging, then snap it onto the cabinet. Secure the new filter by applying then bolt using your 5/16 inch nut-driver.
Step 6. Plug the wire harness into the new filter. Reconnect the control panel’s wire connector to the main control board.
Step 7. Snap the control panel back onto the cabinet, then tighten the three screws at the back to secure it.
Step 8. Plug the washer’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then try running a wash cycle to ensure that everything works properly.
2. Water Inlet Filters
To replace the inlet filters in your Whirlpool washing machine, do the following…
Step 1. Turn off your machine’s water supply taps in order to prevent water leakage. Use a pair of pliers to unscrew the two supply hoses from then machine.
Step 2. With a pair of needle-nosed pliers, pull out the two mesh filters in the ports at the back of the machine.
Step 3. Discard the filters, then take the new ones out of their packaging. Push the new filters into the ports.
Step 4. Reconnect the HOT and COLD water supply hoses (make sure to secure the two hoses properly so water doesn’t leak out).
Step 5. Turn the water taps back on, then try running a rinse cycle to make sure everything works normally.
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3. Agitator Filter (Top Loaders)
To replace the agitator filter in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do; open the lid of your machine and support it.
With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the cap off the top of the agitator, then set it aside. Pull the filter out from inside the agitator, then discard it.
Take your new filter out of its packaging, then push it into the agitator. Snap the cap back onto the assembly, then close the lid of your machine.
4. Drain Pump Filter (Front Loaders Only)
Follow the steps below to replace the drain pump filter in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine…
Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, ensure that the power cord is unplugged from the electrical outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Use a 1/4 inch socket wrench to loosen the three screws at the bottom of the lower front access panel. Pry the panel off the front of the machine, then set it aside.
Step 3. Spread a or container on the floor in front of the pump filer cover. Rotate the pump filter, then take it out of the housing.
Step 4. Discard the old pump filter and take the new one out of its packaging. Install then new filter in the pump housing, then rotate it to secure.
Step 5. Lift the lower front access panel, then snap it onto the machine. Tighten the three screws at the bottom.
Step 6. Plug the washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then try running a cycle to see if everything works properly.