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Whirlpool Washing Machine Repair

Appliance:
Whirlpool Duet Front Loading Washing Machine: Model #WFW9200SQ00

Problem:
Washer is noisy in the back of machine

Solution:
The loud noise is most commonly from the rear bearing assembly located on the back of the drum. The bearing itself is not sold separately; it only comes as part of the inner or outer tub.

This Whirlpool washer repair is both an expensive and fairly labor intensive task.

It is recommended that you contact the Whirlpool manufacturer before doing any repairs. Whirlpool offers a one year warranty on all of their appliances of warranty, but at times they may make a concession.



Appliance:
Whirlpool Washing Machine, Model LA5200XTF0

Problem:
Leaking oil into the washing machine

Solution:
This is most likely a problem with the transmission (part # 3360629). There are seals at the top stem where the drive tube (part # 285792) comes up the transmission. There are some small seals in there and over time they can fail.  So water gets down there and then causes some pressure in the gear case and forces some oil out. This is not a very common problem but it does occur.

A leaking transmission is a difficult and expensive repair, so you may want to weigh that against the cost of a new washer.



Appliance:
Whirlpool Washing Machine, Model LSN1000LW3

Problem:
Washer fills and empties but won't spin or agitate

Solution:
It sounds like you have a broken motor coupling (part # 285753A). Instead of having a belt as in other washers there is a coupling device that connects the washer transmission (part # 3360629) and motor (part # 8529935).  And it's basically a couple of plastic cogs with a rubber insert that absorbs the initial shock when you start up the unit.



Appliance:
2006 Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine

Problem:
Machine has a musty odor

Solution:
The front boot (part # 8181850) can get a small mold buildup or soap residue and cause this condition. So, the first thing you need to do is take a clean towel and wipe that area clean taking care not to poke a hole in the boot. Some units have a clean cycle where all it does is run with really hot water and then they recommend you pour in a little bleach to help kill any of the remaining residue or bacteria. Also, there's a product called Affresh (part # W10135699) that have two tablets that you throw in washer and again you run it on a hot water setting. Try a long wash with those tablets in there and let them do their magic. There's also an Affresh kit (part # W10194073) which is the tablets with some small towels that circulate in there and wash away the rest of the stuff too.

In the future, between wash loads just leave that door ajar a little bit and that keeps it from trapping the moisture inside.



Appliance:
2002 Whirlpool Washing Machine, Model LSR8233EQ1

Problem:
Top portion of the agitator is not working

Solution:
There are internal parts of the agitator that are made of plastic that wear over time with use of the washer. One or more of these parts most likely will need to be replaced. There is an agitator rebuild kit (part # 285811) that includes all of the parts that wear, including the agitator cogs (part # 80040), which are four plastic pieces that interlock the inner and outer agitator (part # 3951744) as it ratchets back and forth.

To replace it you will need to pull out the fabric softener cup at the top of the agitator (part # 3951744), if equipped, then there's another small plastic cover (part # W10074580) that needs to be removed. Remove the agitator bolt (part # 358237) then the agitator will be able to be removed.