If your Whirlpool washer won’t drain, take some time to inspect if the drain pump is clogged, if the drain hose is kinked, or if the lid switch assembly needs to be replaced. To tackle each of these, read through the previous sections to find a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot these problems.
Washer & Dryer
If your Whirlpool washer is not doing a final spin, one of the most common problems is an unlevel washer. This can be caused by uneven items within the washer pulling to one side, or can also be caused by the washer itself being unlevel. Level the drum or washer and the final spin should complete.
When a Kenmore washer won’t fill, keeps filling, or fills but not enough, you will need to check the water inlet valves, lid switches, air dome tubes, and water level switches. These are some of the most common components that can cause water-related problems in a Kenmore washer.
A Kenmore washer that won’t spin or remains stuck on the spin cycle likely has a defective lid switch, door latch, drive motor, stator assembly, or drive belt. A quick fix would be to look for blockages in the agitator or manually turn the drum to force the appliance to go into a spin cycle.
A Kenmore washer that’s not working, won’t cycle, or keeps sensing likely has a defective timer, lid switch, line fuse, user-control display board, door lock, or water inlet valve. Users can temporarily resolve the issue with a master reset or by manually shifting the washer to the next cycle.
The GE washer repeats, won’t rinse, or stops at the rinse cycle because of clogging of pipes, having a faulty timer, imbalanced loading, or using the excess or wrong type detergent. Faulty wiring and failure to read the manual are also possible reasons.
A Kenmore washer that either won’t rinse, keeps rinsing, or is stuck on the rinse cycle likely has a skipping timer, malfunctioning cold water supply valve, or clogged drainpipe. The issue can also result from simple issues such as using too much detergent or overloading the washer.
A Kenmore washer that won’t drain properly likely has a clogged pump. Try checking the drain to see if there’s any foreign object obstructing the valve or opening. If not, the drain pump might be damaged and need replacing. Those with newer washer models can also try performing a master reset.
When a GE washer lid keeps locking, unlocking, or clicking, the problem could be anything from a faulty lid lock to a failing lid lock sensor. Clicking locks often signify a snapped plastic component or insecure lid attachment. Replacing the lid lock, latch, or sensor may solve the problem.
A GE washer that keeps tripping the breaker, beeping, or balancing might be suffering from electrical issues. Additionally, loose clothing or small bits of debris can cause your washer drum to register as off-balance. You may need to contact an electrician or repair technician to fix these problems.