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 Post subject: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 2:44 am 
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Our five year old Whirlpool washer won't spin; it acts like the load is off balance, and aborts the spin cycle. Getting into the diagnostics brings up "unbalanced load".

The tub seems to be off center, and I am suspecting weak suspension springs. Does anyone here have experience with these?

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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 3:08 am 
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Is that a top loader? If it is, shift the clothes around that are inside the tub, and then try it. Failing that, how does the washer perform in a dry run (with no clothes inside the tub)?


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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 3:26 am 
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Check that there is nothing trapped behind the drum causing friction, or look for blockages. Google your exact model on-line, some of them had sketchy control-boards!

otherwise... suspension rod kits, original and aftermarket are available.
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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 4:23 am 
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Diagnostics? Must be an electronic model?

My ten year old Whirlpool has a mechanical timer, if it's out of balance it lets you know by banging around in the garage so loudly you can hear it in the house. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 2:13 pm 
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To this day my old mom complains of her current washer, which may be that brand, not being half as good as the old ones from years ago. She has issues with the machine not spinning enough water out of the clothes, going off balance and banging around, etc. and she is meticulous about loading the machine, no overloads or stuff like that. Seems she is right about the old ones, as I recall. They also lasted longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 3:16 pm 
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If it's one of the new "golly-gee-whiz" front loaders, have a look at the shock absorbers... last one I looked at had two- one from each corner to the drum assembly. They're cheap (and cheaply made) and easily replaced... lay the machine face down. Top loaders (GE, not sure about Whirlpool/Kenmore) usually have a channel near the top with some sort of sand that migrates around to give it a rough balance, akin to the stuff we put in truck tires to balance them.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Sun 24, 2019 11:13 pm 
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Here's a video showing replacing the suspension springs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTpqGI5wkg


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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Mon 25, 2019 12:48 am 
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This is a top loader, one of the newer electronic controlled models. I'm going to run some more tests on it tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Whirlpool washer problem
PostPosted: Nov Mon 25, 2019 1:20 am 
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If this is the same as a couple I have seen it has a ballast compartment around the top of the basket which is filled with a liquid .If it won't balance this is likely the source of your trouble. In order to check it you need to remove the basket. Not hard but may require a special wrench to remove. Once the basket is removed there is a cover over the ballast compartment. It should remove easily by releasing three or four latches.
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