Whirlpool Washing Machine Flashing/Blinking [Solutions]


Is your Whirlpool washing machine flashing lights on the display? If so, you’ve come to the right place; In this detailed guide will be explaining the causes of these flashes, and giving you steps on how to fix them…

Whirlpool Washing Machine Flashing Spin Light — Solved

If the spin light in your Whirlpool washing machine keeps flashing, it indicates that something is preventing the appliance from spinning. Here are the most common causes of this issue…

1. Failed Drive Belt

The drive belt is looped around the pulley wheel at the back of the tub assembly. If this belt gets worn out or broken, the inner tub will not be able to spin. To check for a damaged drive belt, follow the steps below…

Front Loaders

The steps below show you how to inspect the drive belt in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Disconnect your washing machine from the outlet in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen all the screws holding the rear access panel to the cabinet.

Step 3. Pry out the four plastic caps on the rear panel, then set them aside. Pull the rear panel upwards and lift it off the machine.

Step 4. Inspect the drive belt looped around the pulley at the back of the washer. If it is cut or worn out, it will need to be replaced.

Step 5. If the belt isn’t damaged, rotate the pulley by hand to ensure that it is fully aligned.

Step 6. Remount the rear panel onto the cabinet, then apply the screws using your 1/4 inch nut-driver. Snap the four plastic caps into the slots on the rear panel.

Step 7. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then make sure everything works normally by running a spin cycle.

Top Loaders

Inspect the drive belt in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks, make sure to turn off your washer’s water supply faucets and disconnect the power cord from the outlet before starting.

Step 2. To help secure the lid of the machine, place some tape on it. Go to the back of the washer and use pliers to release the spring clamp holding the drain hose to the outlet port.

Step 3. Disconnect the drain hose from the washing machine. Spread a rag on the floor under the two hoses to catch any leaks.

Step 4. Using pliers if needed, disconnect the two hoses from the inlet ports at the back of the machine.

Step 5. Carefully tip the washing machine backwards and set it on the floor (if needed, get someone to help you).

Step 6. Using a 5/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the screws holding the belt guard to the bottom of the tub.

Step 7. Inspect the drive belt for any signs of damage. If the belt is in good condition, try rotating the transmission pulley to ensure it is properly aligned.

Step 8. Place the belt guard back over the assembly, then secure it by applying the nuts with your 5/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 9. With the help of another person, carefully lift the washer upright and set it on its feet. Peel the tape off the lid of the machine.

Step 10. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of the appliance (in order to prevent any chances of water leakage, ensure that both hoses are properly secured).

Step 11. Reattach the main drain hose to the port at the lower rear side of the cabinet. Slide the spring clamp into place to secure the connection.

Step 12. Turn the two water supply faucets back on, then plug the power cord into the electrical outlet. Run a spin cycle to ensure that everything works properly.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Dryer Belt)

Follow the steps below to learn how to inspect the drive belt in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine…

Step 1. Make sure your machine is unplugged from the outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Using your Philips screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the lower access panel to the dryer compartment. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 3. Insert a tool such as a putty knife into the space above the lower front access panel of the dryer compartment (this will release the locking clips).

Step 4. Pry the panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Open the dryer’s door, then take out the lint screen.

Step 5. Using a 5/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the bolts at the front of the cabinet securing the air duct. Take the air duct off the machine and set it aside.

Step 6. Using the nut-driver, loosen the four screws holding the heater shield to the cabinet. Pry the heater shield off the machine.

Step 7. Using the 5/16 inch nut-driver, loosen the two lower screws holding the front panel and bulkhead to the cabinet.

Step 8. Take out the three bolts at the top of the dryer’s control panel assembly. Pry the control panel off the front of the machine, then set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 9. Unplug the door switch wire connector (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed). With your 5/16 inch socket wrench, take out the two screws at the top of the front panel and bulkhead.

Step 10. Lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Reach underneath the drum assembly to ensure that the drive belt is looped around the pulleys. If the belt is snapped, it will need to be replaced.

Step 11. Rotate the drum by hand slowly to make sure that the drive belt is properly aligned.

Step 12. Lift the front panel and mount it back onto the cabinet. Using your 5/16 inch nut-driver, apply the screws at the top off the front panel.

Step 13. Properly secure the front panel by applying the two screws a the bottom. Plug the door switch wire connector back in.

Step 14. Lift the control panel assembly, then snap it back onto the front of the appliance. Use your socket wrench to apply the three bolts at the top of the front panel.

Step 15. Place the heater shield on the cabinet, then apply the nuts to secure it. Mount the air duct on the machine, then secure it by applying the screws.

Step 16. Open the dryer’s door, then put the lint screen back in. Snap the lower front access panel onto the cabinet.

Step 17. Remount the dryer compartment’s lower access panel, then apply all the screws using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 18. Plug your machine back into the power outlet, then try running a spin cycle to ensure that everything works properly.

If the drive belt in your Whirlpool washing machine is broken, you’ll need to replace it. For detailed steps on how to do this, read this article.

2. Motor Failure

The drive motor is the main component responsible for the drum spinning. If it fails, the machine is basically useless. The steps below show you how to test a drive motor in your Whirlpool washing machine…

Front Loaders

Follow the steps below to test the drive motor in your front loader Whirlpool washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by disconnecting your washer from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Use a 1/4 inch socket wrench to take out all the bolts holding the rear panel to the cabinet. Pry out the four plastic caps at the back of the machine.

Step 3. Lift the rear panel upwards and pull it off the appliance. Carefully take the drive belt off the motor shaft and drive pulley, then set it aside.

Step 4. Reach under the tub and unplug the wire connector from the motor assembly. Use a socket wrench to loosen the mounting bolts holding the drive motor.

Step 5. Carefully pull the motor out of the cabinet. You should notice two red wires running from the connector port to a sensor at the end of the motor.

Step 6. To test the sensor, insert the probes of a multimeter into either one of the two red terminals on the connector port.

Step 7. If the results don’t show an infinite reading or a short-circuit, it indicates that the sensor works properly.

Step 8. Insert the probes into the blue and purple terminals (these go to the carbon brushes in the motor). If you get a reading between 1 and 7ohms, it indicates that the connection is working properly.

Step 9. Insert the multimeter probes into the remaining terminals and look for a reading of anything between 1 and 7ohms. If the readings all come up normal, it indicates that the motor is fine.

Step 10. If the readings came out wrong, the motor has failed and needs to be replaced.

Top Loaders

Test the drive motor in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water supply faucets, then disconnect the power cord from the outlet in order to prevent electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Using pliers if needed, loosen the HOT and COLD water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the appliance (ensure that you keep a rag nearby to clean any spills).

Step 3. Use your pliers to squeeze the spring clamp holding the main drain hose to the port at the back of your machine, then slide it out of place.

Step 4. Disconnect the drain hose from the back of your washer, then put some tape on the lid to help secure it.

Step 5. Carefully tip your washing machine backwards and set it on the floor (have someone assist you if needed).

Step 6. Use a 5/16 inch socket wrench to remove the bolts holding the belt guard to the bottom of the tub.

Step 7. Take the drive belt off the transmission pulley and motor shaft, then set it aside. Unplug the wire connector attached to the motor assembly, then release the wire from the retainer.

Step 8. With your 5/16 inch nut-driver, loosen the screws holding the drive motor to the transmission plate. Carefully lift the motor assembly off the plate.

Step 9. Place the motor on a flat surface, then turn it onto its side. Insert the probes of a multimeter into the two red terminals on the motor connector port. If you get an infinite reading or a short-circuit reading, it indicates that the connection is faulty.

Step 10. Insert the probes into the remaining terminals on the connector port, then look for a reading between 1 and 7 ohms. If the readings come out wrong, the motor is defective and should be replaced.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Washer Motor)

To inspect the washer motor in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Prevent electrocution by unplugging your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the four nuts holding the dryer compartment’s lower access panel. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Pull out the two access panel clips and set them aside. Use a 1/4 inch socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the two access panels.

Step 4. With a flat-blade screwdriver pry out the two clips holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the top panel assembly forwards, then lift it off the machine.

Step 5. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to loosen the nut securing the support bar to the front panel. Move the bar out of place.

Step 6. Use your nut-driver to take out the screws at the back of the front panel. Pull the panel upwards a few inches, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 7. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out the upper and lower retaining clips holding the pump assembly to the motor.

Step 8. Slide the pump assembly off the motor shaft. Unplug the wire harness from the terminal on the motor assembly.

Step 9. Disconnect the wires attached to the capacitor beside the motor (make sure to take note of where each connector goes).

Step 10. Loosen the bolts securing the upper and lower motor retaining clips using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Pry the two clips off using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 11. Carefully lift the motor assembly off the plate and set it on the floor sideways.

Step 12. Insert the probes of a multimeter into the two red terminals on the motor connector port. If you get a short-circuit or infinite reading, it indicates that the connection is faulty.

Step 13. Insert the probes into the remaining terminals and look for a read between 1 and 7 ohms. If you don’t get a good reading, it indicates that the motor is damaged and needs to be replaced.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Dryer Motor)

To test the dryer motor assembly in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine, take the following steps…

Step 1. Make sure your washing machine is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair, in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolts holding the dryer compartment’s lower access plate. Take the plate off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Insert a tool like a putty knife into the gap above the dryer compartment’s lower front access panel (this should release the panel tabs). Take the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Open the dryer’s door, then pull out the lint filter from the housing. Use a nut-driver to loosen the screws holding the air duct to the front of the machine. Pull the air duct off and set it aside.

Step 5. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to take out the nuts securing the heating shield to the front bulkhead.

Step 6. Take out the two lower bolts holding the front panel to the bulkhead using a nut-driver.

Step 7. With your nut-driver, take out the three screws at the top of the dryer’s control panel. Pry the panel off the front of the machine, then lay it on top of the cabinet.

Step 8. Using a flat-blade screwdriver if needed, unplug the door lock’s wire connector from the front panel.

Step 9. With the 5/16 inch socket wrench, take out the two bolts at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the panel off the machine, then set it aside.

Step 10. Carefully reach under the drum, then unhook the drive belt from the motor shaft and idler pulley.

Step 11. Put the drive belt and drum assembly out of the cabinet. Use your 5/16 inch socket to take out the bolts holding the blower wheel cover. Take the cover off the assembly.

Step 12. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the motor shaft. Rotate the blower wheel clockwise using a 1/2 inch square drive bit. Take the blower wheel off the machine.

Step 13. Pry out the two retaining clips at each end of the motor assembly (if needed, use a flat-blade screwdriver to make this easier).

Step 14. Disconnect the main wire harness from the terminal on the motor assembly. Note the positioning of the belt switch wires, then disconnect each one.

Step 15. Carefully pull the drive motor assembly out of the cabinet. Insert the probes of a multimeter into the red terminals on the motor’s connector port. A working connection should not give an infinite reading or a short circuit reading.

Step 16. Insert the probes into the remaining terminals on the connector port. For a working connection, you should get a reading between 1 and 7 ohms. If the reading comes out wrong, it indicates that the motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

For detailed steps on how to replace the motor assembly in your Whirlpool washing machine, read this article.

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3. Control Board Glitch

Another thing thing that can prevent your Whirlpool washing machine from spinning is a control board error. Before rushing to replace the board, you should check to ensure that the connectors are properly plugged in. Here’s how to do this…

Front Loaders

Inspect the control board in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine by following the steps below…

Step 1. Ensure that your washing machine is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair, in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel. Slide the top panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the cap off the control board at the side of the cabinet. Inspect the wire connectors attached to the control board, then ensure that everything is properly connected.

Step 4. Snap the cover back onto the control board assembly. Remount the top panel on the cabinet, then apply the three screws at the back to secure it.

Step 5. Reconnect your washing machine to the power outlet, then check to see if the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

Top Loaders

Inspect the control board in your Whirlpool top loader washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage, make sure to unplug your washing machine from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Insert a putty knife underneath the two front corners of the control panel (this should release the locking clips). Lift the control panel and set it face-down on the cabinet.

Step 3. Inspect the electrical connectors attached to the washer’s control board and ensure that they are properly connected.

Step 4. Lift the control panel assembly and snap it back into the cabinet. Plug your machine back into the power outlet, then ensure that everything works properly by running a spin cycle.

If your washing machine still doesn’t spin, it indicates that the control board has failed and needs to be replaced. Read this article to learn how to do this.

4. Damaged Drum Roller (Washer/Dryer Combo Only)

The rollers are mounted in your washer’s dryer compartment. If any roller goes bad, your machine will not be able to spin. Here are the steps on how to fix this…

Front Drum Rollers

Replace the front drum rollers in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by unplugging your appliance from the outlet before starting this fix.

Step 2. Using your Philips screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the lower access panel of the dryer compartment. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Insert a putty knife into the space above the dryer compartment’s lower front access panel (this will release the two locking tabs). Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Open the dryer’s door and pry out the lint filter from the housing. Using a 5/16 inch nut-driver, loosen the screws holding the air duct to the front of the appliance. Lift the duct off the machine and set it aside.

Step 5. Use your nut-driver to loosen the screws holding the heater shield to the front panel. Take the shield off the machine, then set it aside.

Step 6. With the 5/16 inch nut-driver, remove the three bolts at the top of the control panel. Pry the control panel off and set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 7. Use the nut-driver to take out the two screws at the bottom of the front panel.

Step 8. Unplug the door lock wire connector from the front panel (if needed, use a flat-blade screwdriver).

Step 9. Using the nut-driver, take out the two screws at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet.

Step 10. Set the front panel face-down on a flat surface. Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers to pry off the tri-ring of the roller you want to replace. Slide the roller off and discard it.

Step 11. Prepare your new washing machine drum roller for installation by taking it out of its packaging. Slide the new roller onto the mount, then snap the tri-ring on to secure it.

Step 12. Lift the front panel and mount it back onto the cabinet. Use your 5/16 inch nut-driver to reapply the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel.

Step 13. Plug the door switch wire connector back in. Lift the control panel assembly and snap it onto the front of the cabinet. With your socket wrench, apply the three bolts at the top. Open the door of the dryer and put the lint filter back in.

Step 14. Mount the heater shield and air duct onto the cabinet, then apply the bolts to secure it. Snap the dryer compartment’s lower access panel back on, then tighten the screws using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 15. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then make sure everything works properly by running a spin cycle.

Rear Drum Rollers

To replace the read drum rollers in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage, ensure that your washing machine is disconnected from the outlet.

Step 2. Take out the four screws holding the dryer compartment’s lower access panel using a Philips screwdriver. Lift the panel off the washer and set it aside.

Step 3. Open the door of the dryer assembly, then take the lint filter out of its housing. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the air duct to the front of the machine. Pull the duct off the appliance and set it aside.

Step 4. With your socket wrench, loosen the screws holding the heater shield to the cabinet. Pull the shield off and set it aside.

Step 5. Take out the three 5/16 inch bolts at the top of the control panel. Pry the panel off the front of the machine, then set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 6. With a flat-blade screwdriver, disconnect the door switch wire connector from the front panel.

Step 7. Use the socket wrench to take out the two screws at the bottom of the dryer’s front panel. Loosen the two bolts at the top, then lift the front panel off the cabinet.

Step 8. Reach under the drum, then push the idler pulley to release the tension on the drive belt. Take the drive belt off the motor shaft and idler pulley.

Step 9. Push the drive belt behind the drum. Carefully pull the dryer’s drum out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 10. Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to take out the tri-ring holding the rear drum roller to the back of the cabinet. Pull the drum roller off the cabinet, then discard it.

Step 11. Take your new washer drum roller out of its packaging. Mount the new roller on the rear panel, then snap the tri-ring onto it.

Step 12. Take the drive belt off the drum assembly, then hook it onto the rear bulkhead.

Step 13. Lift the drum assembly, then carefully guide it into the cabinet (make sure to align it on the rear rollers).

Step 14. Reach into the cabinet and hook the drive belt around the drum assembly. Reach underneath the drum and loop the drive belt around the motor shaft and idler pulley in a zig-zag pattern.

Step 15. Lift the front panel and mount it back onto the front of the cabinet. Using your 5/16 inch nut-driver, apply the four screws at the top and bottom of the panel.

Step 16. Plug the door switch wire connector back into the front panel. Lift the control panel and snap it back onto the front of the machine. Using your nut-driver, apply the three bolts at the top of the panel.

Step 17. Mount the heater shield and air duct onto the machine, then use your 5/16 inch nut-driver to apply the bolts.

Step 18. Open the dryer’s door, the slide the lint filter back into place. Snap the lower front access panel back onto the cabinet.

Step 19. Place the main lower access panel on the machine, then tighten the screws using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 20. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then ensure that the problem has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

5. Damaged Inner Tub

The steps below show you how to replace a damaged inner tub in your Whirlpool washing machine…

Top Loaders

Follow the steps below to learn how to replace your Whirlpool top loader washing machine’s inner tub…

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by unplugging your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Get someone to help you move the washing machine forwards a bit. Go to the back of the appliance and use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to loosen the screws holding the top panel to the cabinet.

Step 3. Use the nut-driver to take out the nuts holding the wiring and tube guard. Take the guard off and set it aside.

Step 4. Open the lid of the appliance. Pull the top panel forwards, then lift it upwards and support it against a wall, or using a lanyard.

Step 5. Pry the cap off the wash-plate in the tub using a flat-blade screwdriver. Using a 7/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the wash-plate to the inner tub.

Step 6. Lift the wash-plate out of the cabinet, then set it aside. Using a hammer and a tub nut wrench, loosen the large bolt holding the inner tub to the shaft.

Step 7. With a flat-blade screwdriver, release the tabs holding the tub cover to the assembly. Take the tub cover off the tub assembly, then set it aside.

Step 8. Lift the inner tub out of the cabinet, then set it aside. Prepare your new inner tub assembly for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 9. Lift the new inner tub, then lower it onto the drive shaft in the cabinet. Put the tub nut back on the shaft, then use the wrench and hammer to tighten it.

Step 10. Snap the tub cover onto the new tub assembly. Lower the wash-plate into the new inner tub, then secure it by applying the nut using a 7/16 inch socket wrench.

Step 11. Snap the wash-plate cap back on. Lower the top panel carefully, then snap it into the cabinet.

Step 12. Go to the back of the machine and put the wiring and tube guard plate back on. Use your nut-driver to apply the screws to the plate.

Step 13. Secure the top panel by applying the bolts with your 1/4 inch nut-driver. Plug your washing machine back into the power outlet. Try running a spin cycle to see if the issue has been fixed.

Front Loaders

Tools Needed:

  • 24mm, 13mm, 7mm Socket Wrenches
  • Large and Small Flat-Blade Screwdrivers
  • Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Torx-10, 20, 25 Screwdrivers

To replace the inner tub in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent water leaks and electrical damage, make sure to unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet and turn the water faucets off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Go to the back of the appliance and disconnect the two water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your machine (be sure to keep a towel nearby to clean any water leaks).

Step 3. Using a Torx-20 screwdriver, take out the three screws at the back of the appliance securing the top panel. Slide the top panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the appliance.

Step 4. Loosen all the screws holding the rear access panel to the cabinet using the Torx-20 screwdriver. Lift the rear panel upwards, then detach it from the cabinet.

Step 5. Take out the bolts securing the lower and upper support brackets at the back of the machine with your Torx screwdriver. Take the brackets off the cabinet and set them aside.

Step 6. Pull the detergent tray out of the dispenser, then completely release it from the housing by pressing the button inside. Set the soap tray aside.

Step 7. Take out the nut next to the dispenser opening using your Torx-20 screwdriver.

Step 8. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, release the tabs at the right side of the control panel.

Step 9. Open the door of the machine and insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the gap at the bottom of the control panel. Pry the panel off the front of the machine.

Step 10. Unplug the control panel’s wire harness from the terminal on the main control board (make sure to take note of where the connector goes).

Step 11. Release the control panel wires from the retainers on the cabinet. Pull the control panel and wire assembly through the opening on the washer’s front frame.

Step 12. Insert the large flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining band around the door gasket. Work the screwdriver around until the wire comes off.

Step 13. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Take out the three screws holding the door lock assembly to the front panel using a Torx-20 screwdriver.

Step 14. With your Torx screwdriver, take out the screws at the bottom of the lower front access panel. Take the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 15. Use the Torx-20 screwdriver to take out the four screws at the top and bottom of the main front panel.

Step 16. Pull the front panel off the cabinet, then set it aside. Pull the water inlet tube and window washer tube from the ports at the top of the door boot seal (take care not to damage the door boot seal).

Step 17. Using your Torx screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the top frame brace to the cabinet. Pry the top frame brace off the cabinet.

Step 18. Pull the window washer tube from the retainer on the top frame brace. Set the top frame brace aside.

Step 19. Pull the dispenser hose off the port at the top of the drum assembly. Use a 7mm socket wrench to loosen the bolt holding the inner retaining band to the door boot seal. Take the retaining wire off the gasket.

Step 20. Peel the door boot seal off the tub, then set it aside. Using your 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the upper and lower counter-weights to the front of the drum.

Step 21. Lift each counter-weight of the tub, then set them aside. Go to the back of the tub, then take the drive belt off the drive pulley and motor shaft.

Step 22. Use a 24mm socket wrench to loosen the bolt holding the drive pulley to the back of the tub (if needed, use hammer to help jam the pulley).

Step 23. With your Torx-25 screwdriver, loosen the bolt holding the grounding wire to the bearing hub. Disconnect the second grounding wire from the motor assembly.

Step 23. Using your 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the drive motor to the bottom of the tub. Carefully take the drive motor off the tub mount, then set it down on the floor.

Step 24. Loosen the three bolts holding the rear counter-weight to the tub using your 13mm socket wrench. Pry the weight off the tub and set it aside.

Step 25. Spread a rag or towel on the floor underneath the tub. Using your Torx-20 screwdriver, take out the screws holding the air pressure tube assembly to the back of the tub.

Step 26. Pry the air pressure tube off the back of the machine. Detach the green wire from the retainers on the pressure tube assembly (make sure to take note of how the wire is routed.

Step 27. Go to the front of the machine, then place a container underneath the pump filter knob. Turn the pump filter knob, then let any water stuck in the machine drain out.

Step 28. Once all the water has drained out, put the pump filter back into place, then rotate it to secure.

Step 29. Go to the back of the tub, then use a pair of pliers to release the spring clamp holding the sump hose to the bottom of the tub. Detach the hose from the bottom of the machine (some water will spill out, so make sure to keep a rag nearby).

Step 30. Use your pliers to release the clamp holding the outlet hose to the port at the upper right side of the tub. Disconnect the hose from the tub assembly.

Step 31. Grab the top of the rear shock absorbers, then rotate them about 90 degrees. Pull the two shocks out of the mounts at the bottom of the tub. Repeat this process with the front shock absorbers.

Step 32. Release the temperature sensor wires from the retainers at the bottom of the tub. Disconnect the temperature sensor’s wire connector.

Step 33. Using a small flat-blade screwdriver, release the wire harness retaining bracket from the retainers at the side of the cabinet.

Step 34. Carefully lift the two suspension springs, then unhook them from the mounts. Guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet, then detach the springs from the tub .

Step 35. Turn the tub assembly over and set it face-down on the floor. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out all the clips holding the two halves of the tub together.

Step 36. Pull the two halves of the outer tub apart. Lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub, then discard it.

Step 37. Take your new washing machine inner tub out of its packaging. Lower the new inner tub into the rear half of the outer tub.

Step 38. Put the front half of the outer tub back on the assembly, then snap the retaining clips back on using a hammer.

Step 39. Reattach the two suspension springs to the tub. Lift the tub assembly carefully and guide it back into the cabinet.

Step 40. Lift the two springs and remount them on the cabinet. Lift each shock absorber into the mount at the bottom of the tub, then rotate it to lock in place.

Step 41. Remount the two counter-weights onto the front of the drum, then tighten the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 42. Go to the back of the machine and mount the rear counter-weight onto the drum. Use your 13mm socket wrench to tighten the bolt.

Step 43. Attach the outlet hose to the port at the upper rear side of the tub, then secure it by sliding the spring clamp into place.

Step 44. Reconnect the sump hose to the port at the bottom of the tub, then use your pliers to move the spring clamp back into place.

Step 45. Lift the motor assembly and mount it at the bottom of the tub. Secure the drive motor by applying the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 46. Rout the grounding wires back through the retainers at the back of the tub. Place one of the grounding wires on the bearing hub, then apply the nut with a Torx screwdriver.

Step 47. Plug the second grounding wire into the motor assembly. Snap the air pressure tube assembly onto the back of the machine, then apply the nut to secure it.

Step 48. Place the drive pulley on the inner tub shaft at the back of the machine. Use the 24mm socket wrench to apply the bolt to the pulley.

Step 49. Carefully loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is turned inwards.

Step 50. Mount the two braces onto the back of the cabinet, then use your Torx screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 51. Go to the front of the machine, then fit the door boot seal around the tub opening. Fit the inner retaining band around the door gasket, then secure it by tightening the 7mm socket.

Step 52. Move the dispenser assembly back into place, then connect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the tub.

Step 53. Snap the wire harness retaining bracket into the slots at the side of the cabinet. Connect the water inlet tube to the port at the top of the door gasket.

Step 54. Snap the window washer tube into the retainer on the top frame brace. Snap the top frame brace back onto the cabinet, then secure it by applying the nuts.

Step 55. Connect the window washer tube to the port on the door gasket. Plug the wire connector back into the temperature sensor at the lower front section of the tub.

Step 56. Lift the front panel, then carefully snap it onto the front of the cabinet. Using your Torx screwdriver, apply the nuts at the bottom and top of the panel.

Step 57. Open the door of the machine and push the door lock back into place. Secure the door lock by applying the nuts using your Torx screwdriver.

Step 58. Fit the door boot seal back around the front panel. Using your flat-blade screwdriver, fit the outer retaining band around the gasket (take care not to puncture the gasket).

Step 59. Lift the lower front access panel and snap it back onto the cabinet. Using your Torx screwdriver, apply the three screws at the bottom of the panel.

Step 60. Pass the control panel’s wire through the opening on the top frame brace. Snap the panel onto the front of the machine, then apply the screw beside the dispenser opening.

Step 61. Slide the soap tray into the dispenser. Secure the control panel wire in the retainer at the side of the cabinet, then plug the connector back into the control board.

Step 62. Go to the back of the back of the appliance, then remount the rear access panel. Apply the rear panel screws using a Torx screwdriver.

Step 63. Slide the top cover onto the cabinet, then secure it by applying the three screws at the back.

Step 64. Reattach the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the inlet ports at the back of the machine (ensure that you secure both hoses properly in order to prevent water leaks).

Step 65.Turn the water supply faucets back on, then plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. To ensure that the problem has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Flashing Rinse Light — How To Fix

A Whirlpool washing machine flashing the rinse light indicates that the machine isn’t filling with water. Here are the most common causes of this problem…

1. Faulty Water Inlet Valve

Before replacing the inlet valve in your Whirlpool washing machine, you need to check to ensure that the wire connectors are properly plugged in. Follow the steps below to do this…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to inspect the water inlet valve in your front loader Whirlpool washing machine…

Step 1. Disconnect your washing machine from the outlet and turn the water faucets off before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks.

Step 2. Using a pair of pliers if needed, disconnect the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that you keep a rag nearby in case water spills).

Step 3. With a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the three screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel to the cabinet. Slide the top backwards about a few inches, then lift it off the appliance.

Step 4. With a Torx screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the water inlet valve to the rear panel. Slide the valve sideways, then pull it out of the cabinet.

Step 5. Inspect the wire connectors attached to the valve assembly and ensure that they are properly connected.

Step 6. Remount the inlet valve on the cabinet, then apply the screw using your Torx screwdriver. Reattach the two inlet hoses to the inlet ports.

Step 7. Place the top cover on the machine, then apply the nuts at the back to secure it. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then ensure that everything works properly by running a cycle.

Top Loaders

Inspect the water inlet valve in your Whirlpool top loader washing machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Prevent water leakage and electrocution by disconnecting the water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the washer and unplugging the power cord.

Step 2. Spread a cloth underneath the inlet hoses to catch any leaks. With a pair of pliers, disconnect the hoses from the back of the machine.

Step 3. Go to the back of the appliance, then take out the screws on the rear panel holding the control panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 4. Wedge a putty knife into the gap at the two front corners of the control panel (this will release the retaining clips).

Step 5. Lift the control panel, then unplug the wire connector from the control board. Set the control panel aside.

Step 6. Inspect the three wire harnesses attached to the water inlet valve and make sure that they are properly plugged in.

Step 7. Plug the control panel’s wire connector back into the control board. Snap the panel into the cabinet, then secure it by applying the three bolts at the back of the machine.

Step 8. Reconnect the water supply hoses to the ports at the back of the machine, then turn the water faucets back on.

Step 9. Plug your washer back into the power outlet, then try running a wash cycle to ensure that everything works properly.

Washer/Dryer Combo

To inspect the water inlet valve assembly in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. To get more working space, have someone help you move the washing machine forwards a bit.

Step 2. Shut your washing machine’s water supply faucets in order to prevent water leaks. Disconnect the two fill hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (some water will spill, so make sure to keep a rag nearby).

Step 3. With a Philips screwdriver, take out the four screws holding the dryer compartment’s lower access panel. Lift the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Pull the two access panel clips out of the slots. Take out the access panels by loosening the four 1/4 inch bolts.

Step 5. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out the two spring clips securing the top panel to the cabinet. Slide the top panel assembly forwards, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 6. With a 5/16 inch socket, take out the bolts holding the water inlet valve to the cabinet. Pull the inlet valve out of place.

Step 7. Inspect the wire connectors attached to the inlet valve assembly, then ensure that they are all connected.

Step 8. Reinstall the inlet valve in the cabinet, then apply the bolts to secure it. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then slide it back into place.

Step 9. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to push the spring clips into the slots on the top panel. Put the two access panels back in place, then four bolts. Slide the access panel clips into the slots.

Step 10. Put the dryer compartment’s lower access panel back on, then apply the bolts using a Philip screwdriver.

Step 11. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses to the ports on your washer. Turn the water faucets back on, then plug the power cord into the outlet. Try running a rinse cycle to see if the issue has been fixed.

2. Damaged Water Inlet Spout (Washer/Dryer Combo Only)

To replace the water inlet spout in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Make sure to disconnect your appliance from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Take out the screws holding the dryer compartment’s lower access panel using a Philips screwdriver. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Pull the two access panel clips out of the slots on the top panel. Using a 1/4 inch socket wrench, take out the four bolts holding the two access panels to the machine.

Step 4. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out the two spring clips securing the top panel assembly to the cabinet. Slide the top forwards, then lift it off the machine.

Step 5. Detach the water inlet spout tabs from the bracket on the cabinet (if needed, use a flat-blade screwdriver).

Step 6. Using a pair of pliers, release the spring clamp holding the inlet tube to the water spout. Disconnect the hose from the spout.

Step 7. Discard the water inlet spout, then take the new one out of its packaging. Connect the inlet tube to the pot on the new spout, then slide the spring clamp into place.

Step 8. Snap the tabs of the new inlet spout into the brackets on the cabinet. Place the top panel on the machine, then push it into place.

Step 9. Push the two retaining clips into the slots on the top panel using a flat-blade screwdriver. Place the two access panels on the cabinet, then use your 1/4 inch socket wrench to apply the bolts.

Step 10. Slide the access panel clips back into the slots. Mount the dryer compartment’s main access panel, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 11. Reconnect your appliance to the electrical outlet, then make sure the problem has been fixed by running a rinse cycle.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Flashing Lock Light — Quick Fix

If the lock light in your Whirlpool washing machine is flashing, it indicates that the door/lid of the machine isn’t properly locked. Before starting a cycle, ensure that the door of your washer is firmly shut.

If this still doesn’t fix the issue, you may need to replace the entire door lock. To learn how to do this, read this article: Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Codes. This guide also gives you detailed steps on how to fix other issues in your Whirlpool washing machine.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Flashing SUD — Solved

Is your Whirlpool washing machine flashing SUD on the display? This indicates that there is excessive foaming in the tub. Most times this is a result of using too much detergent.

Ensure that you never fill the detergent drawer past the MAX line. In order to prevent excessive suds, we recommend using HE (High Efficiency) detergents when washing.