How To Reset Whirlpool Washer

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 01/08/21 •  8 min read

How To Reset Whirlpool Washer

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The Whirlpool washers are very popular and trendy in the market of home appliances because of the different promises Whirlpool made through the efficiency and performance of its best products in years. People believe that the Whirlpool washers are best not in performance only but constructed with durable material and need low maintenance than typical washers. Not only that, having these washers will save you extra energy and time in doing laundry and let you enjoy your Sundays in peace.

Whirlpool has made sure to provide all the basic functions in their achiness so that users won’t feel any problem while using it. However, technology is not that easy for us all. The buyers feel questioning against the resetting of washing models by Whirlpool so we think to answer them in detail in this article. We hope that after reading this discussion you will not face any problem in handling Whirlpool washers.

How to reset the Whirlpool Washer?

In order to reset the Whirlpool washers, you have to follow some basic steps, and you are done. Firstly, you need to turn off your washer simply before starting to reset your washer. Make sure your washer is completely off and there is no washing process going on. After doing that, regulate the mode dial to the “normal” stage. Then, press the dial like anticlockwise left click, clockwise clicks three times, anticlockwise click one time, and at the end click one time clockwise.

After following the aforementioned steps, you have to press the main button labelled as “Start”. At that moment, make sure that all the lights are illuminated which are there to indicate cycles. If yes, then click Start or Stop at a time. Now rotate the dial again to the point when these three lights lit up: Rinse light, Wash light and Stop button light. When you are done with that then simply turn off the washer and unplug it simply for at least ten seconds. After that, turn it on and your washer is reset and ready.

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Before loading your favourite clothes, it is suggested to make a trial or test load in the washer. This is done to make sure whether the reset worked or not. Unfortunately, if it does not work then follow the procedure given above more carefully and precisely.

People also ask if the Whirlpool washer has a fault or you can say gremlin. For your information, this will not happen frequently and the whirlpool washers are equipped with a mode called “diagnostic mode” which helps the washer in troubleshooting the problem. But, Whirlpool has constructed a number of machines under the same label is “Duet” so you have to seek a washer’s guide for this purpose. For your convenience we have discussed some of the situations in this regard:

Firstly, if your Duet washer is not turning on then you can’t be able to reset the machine of course. There are a number of reasons or problems which trigger that but you don’t need to panic. Just simply follow these instructions: In the start, remove the plug of your washing machine for at least 30 seconds patiently in order to follow the reset of control. Then perform a rapid diagnostic or troubleshooting test offered by whirlpool in their advanced appliances. After doing that, check out the power source on the wall switch to make sure that it has power or not. Then tick mark the duet line power filter and confirm the power supply at control.

Secondly, if your Duet washer is not starting which means that is just turn on but not start and work. In this regard, plug off the washing machine for 30 seconds minimum in order to attempt a reset setting. Then, quickly perform the diagnostic test or troubleshoot the duet washer for checking the problem, if any. After doing this, confirm that your washer has a trusty power connection.

Thirdly, if the door of the whirlpool duet washing machine is not locking properly then you won’t be able to follow any other step which is quite obvious because of the basic programming in the machine. Most of the people face these kinds of problems when they are a beginner and never have a washer at home before. But, there is no need to fright and just take the following steps: Unplug your washing machine for at least 30 seconds then perform the diagnostic test of the machine. After doing so, simply check the door lock and you are done.

Fourthly, there is a possibility that when you lock the door and the cycle is completed it won’t be able to unlock. This is also a problem or factor which will not let you follow the reset settings instructions. Thus, in this regard, you need to unplug your washing machine at the same time. Then after performing the typical diagnostic test or troubleshooting your appliance you can just unlock the machine manually. This can be done by removing the upper part and sliding it to lift it off from the machine. You can see a small ring over here so you just pull it and open the lock of the door. After completing the entire process, check the door lock.

Some people said that their washing machine won’t fill which is probably possible so we also consider this element for your convenience. By unplugging the washer, you can simply check the water valves by manual means. Then, see if hoses are blocked or free by storing a little water in them and run that into a bucket. After ensuring this, reconnect it with your washing machine and perform a diagnostic test. Now, check the valves of the duet washer.

Coming to the inner problems, there is a situation where the drum inside the washer won’t rotate or move which is a major problem and people are just not understanding how to tackle it. Thus, to perform a reset setting in your washer in such condition you have to plug it off for 30 seconds. Then troubleshoot your machine by doing the diagnostic test. After that, perform the motor check which includes the checking of the motor control sector.

The most common issue is: the washer is leaking! The root cause of this condition is a hole in the machine door or bellows. However, this is not the fact because the leakage can be from anywhere. For this purpose, you need to know that the washer is leaking when it is working or supplied with water or else when it is off. Then, you need to inspect the whole machine visually to know the source point of leakage. Be careful while doing this and remove the parts prudently.

The last or maybe the least factor to some is the delinquent that is “vibration”. In order to get rid of the vibration, make sure to stand your duet washing machine on solid footing and adjust its legs. Try to press the inner drum and see if the support of the inner drum is broken or not by feeling the go of the movement. You have to make sure that there is no movement between the inner and outer drum because if there is one then you have to change the drum. Unplug your washing machine and tick mark the tub shocks by removing the panel at back. Make sure that they all are connected or attached.

Finally, the last common problem is that the washing machine is not draining properly. In this situation simply, plug off the washer for at least thirty seconds and wait in order to reset the washer. Then enter the troubleshooting via diagnostic testing mode to check the problem or see if there is an error in your machine. This can be done through programming installed in the machine by whirlpool. In doing so, if the machine displays the following error codes: F9E1, SUDS code then you have to skip codes and test the drain pump. However, you cannot skip the C00 code because it represents door lock ad C03 which shows the problem in the dispensing system. The best possible way to tackle the drainage system is to use a shop vac. If this process works then the pump is suspect but if not then the system has a clog.

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The maintenance and keeping your machine up to mark will contribute to its durability and hence the product lasts longer. This article has discussed the problems people mostly have with their whirlpool washers especially when they want to reset the washing machine. It is expected that this information is enough to solve your problems related to whirlpool washers and will let you enjoy the laundry.

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Max Anthony

Mainly Max Anthony is an athletics tutor & lives in Texas but that's not it. He's is also a music producer, content creator, record producer, writer, and session musician. He has been producing music and engineering at a lower level for over 5 years. His passions include quality music gear and that's what he loves to write about on HifiBeast. ( Shoot him an email now )

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