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How To Reset Your Whirlpool Washer Machine

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If you've ever experienced issues with your Whirlpool washer machine, you know how frustrating it can be. From interrupted cycles to unresponsive controls, these common problems can disrupt your daily routine. Knowing how to reset your Whirlpool washer can resolve many of these issues and restore your machine to optimal performance. This guide will walk you through the reset process and provide washing machine troubleshooting tips to help you get the most out of your appliance.

Why You Might Need To Reset Your Washer

There are several scenarios where a reset may be necessary to get your Whirlpool washer back on track. Understanding these situations can help you identify when a reset is appropriate.

Error Codes

Whirlpool washers are equipped with error codes that indicate specific problems. When an error code appears, it can prevent your washer from functioning properly. Resetting your machine can clear these error codes and resolve the underlying issue.

Unresponsive Controls

If the controls on your washer become unresponsive, it can be challenging to start or adjust cycles. This can happen due to a glitch in the system or a power surge. A reset can often restore the functionality of the controls.

Interrupted Cycles

Sometimes, washing cycles can be interrupted due to power outages or accidental openings of the washer door. When this happens, the washer may not resume the cycle correctly. Performing a reset can help the machine start fresh and complete the cycle as intended.

Performance Issues

Over time, your washer may experience performance issues, such as slow draining, excessive vibration, or incomplete rinsing. These can be caused by software glitches or minor malfunctions. A reset can help recalibrate the system and improve performance.

How To Reset Your Whirlpool Washing Machine

Resetting your Whirlpool washer is a straightforward process that can resolve many common issues. Follow these steps to perform a basic reset:

  • 1. Unplug the washer: Disconnect the washer from the power source by unplugging it from the wall outlet. This will ensure that the machine is completely powered off.
  • 2. Wait for one minute: Leave the washer unplugged for at least one minute to allow any residual power to drain from the machine.
  • 3. Plug the washer back in: After the one-minute wait, plug the washer back into the wall outlet. Ensure that the connection is secure and that the washer is receiving power.
  • 4. Open and close the washer door: To reset the control board, open and close the washer door six times within 12 seconds. This step plays an important role in the resetting process.
  • 5. Select a cycle and start: Once you've completed the previous steps, choose a new cycle on the control panel and press the start button. This final step should complete the reset, and your washer should now be ready to use.


Remember to always consult your user manual for model-specific instructions and safety precautions before performing a reset.

Advanced Reset Methods for Specific Models

While the basic reset procedure works for most Whirlpool washers, some models may require additional steps. Here's a brief overview of advanced reset methods for specific models:

Front-Load Washers

For front-load washers, you may need to perform a master reset. This involves unplugging the washer, waiting for one minute, and then plugging it back in. Next, press the "Power" button for 30 seconds to reset the control board.

Top-Load Washers

For top-load models, reset by turning the cycle selector knob to the "Normal" position. Then, turn the knob counterclockwise for one click, clockwise for three clicks, counterclockwise for one click, and finally clockwise for one click. Press the start button to complete the reset.

High-Efficiency Washers

High-efficiency washers may require a calibration cycle after a reset. Refer to your user manual for instructions on initiating the calibration cycle.

For model-specific guides, visit the Whirlpool website or consult your user manual.

Troubleshooting Tips for Whirlpool Washers

Resetting your washer can resolve many issues, but some problems may persist. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you address common issues:

  • Identify and resolve error codes: Consult your user manual to identify error codes. Common codes include F8 E1 for water supply issues and F9 E1 for drainage problems. Follow the recommended steps to resolve these errors.
  • Check for obstructions: Obstructions, such as lint, coins, or small clothing items, can cause performance issues. Check the drum, drain pump filter, and hoses for any blockages and remove them.
  • Check the power supply: Ensure the washer is receiving adequate power. Check the power cord, outlet, and circuit breaker to rule out any electrical issues.
  • Ensure proper maintenance: Regular maintenance is key to keeping your washer in good condition. Clean the drum, detergent dispenser, and door seal regularly to prevent mold and mildew buildup. Also, ensure that the washer is level to reduce vibration.


Why Use Genuine Whirlpool Washer Parts?

Using genuine Whirlpool parts for repairs and maintenance is essential for ensuring the longevity and performance of your washer. Our original equipment manufacturer parts are specifically designed for your machine and meet the highest quality standards.

At Automatic Appliance Parts Corporation, we offer a wide range of genuine Whirlpool parts to help you keep your washer in top condition. Our online catalog makes finding the right parts for your model easy, and our expert team is always available to assist you with any questions.

Your Source for Reliable Washing Machine Parts

Resetting your Whirlpool washer can save time and frustration. Whether you're dealing with error codes, unresponsive controls, or performance issues, a reset can often provide a quick solution. By using genuine Whirlpool parts for your DIY washing machine repair and following proper maintenance practices, you can ensure your washer continues to perform at its best.

You can trust Automatic Appliance Parts Corporation to provide reliable parts and professional support. Use our online catalog to find the parts you need and how we can help keep your washer running smoothly.

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