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How to Reset Whirlpool Washer

If your Whirlpool Washer is not running correctly, you may be able to solve this problem by resetting it. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for the best way to reset your Whirlpool Washer model. Read on to learn more about how to reset your Whirlpool Washer.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer, first turn the washer off. Then turn the Mode Dial to Normal. Now, turn the dial, 1 click to the left counterclockwise, then 3 clicks clockwise, then one click counterclockwise and then one click clockwise.

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Now confirm that you have reset your Whirlpool Washer. Press on Start. Check to see if all the cycle illuminating lights are all lit up. If this is the case, press the Start/Stop button once.  Go ahead and turn the dial until you have rinse, wash and stop all lighted.

Then, turn off the washer for 10 seconds and then turn it back on. At this point, your Whirlpool Washer should be reset.

You can run a load now as a test to ensure that the reset has indeed worked.

Whirlpool Washer Reset Sequence

Whirlpool washers are reliable and efficient machines that can handle a variety of laundry loads. However, like any appliance, they can experience issues that require a reset. A reset is a simple process that can clear error codes, fix software glitches, and restore the washer to its original performance level. 

To reset a Whirlpool washer, first, unplug the machine for at least one minute. Then, plug it back in and open and close the door six times within 12 seconds. Finally, press and hold the start button for three seconds. This should reset the washer and clear any error codes.

Reasons a Whirlpool washer might need a reset include a power outage, a malfunctioning control board, or a clogged drain pump. In the case of a power outage, the washer may need to be reset to resume normal operation. A malfunctioning control board can also cause the washer to stop working properly and may require a reset to fix the issue. Additionally, a clogged drain pump can cause the washer to stop draining properly, which can be resolved by resetting the machine.

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Another reason why a Whirlpool washer might need a reset is if it is experiencing a software glitch. This can happen if the machine is not updated with the latest software or if there is a bug in the current software. Resetting the washer can sometimes resolve software issues and allow the machine to function properly again. It is important to check for software updates regularly to prevent future glitches.

In some cases, a Whirlpool washer may need to be reset simply because it has been used for an extended period of time. Over time, the machine may become less efficient or may start to experience minor issues. Resetting the washer can help to refresh the machine and restore it to its original performance level. It is recommended to reset the machine periodically to prevent these issues from occurring.

Is There a Reset Button on my Whirlpool Washer

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Some brands of washers do have reset buttons, but other brands do not. There is no Reset Button on your Whirlpool Washer. Luckily, you can reset the washer in several easy steps.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and, since there is no reset button, first unplug the washer. After two minutes, plug the washer back in. After waiting for thirty seconds, plug the washer back in. Now run a trial load of wash to see if the Whirlpool Washer has reset.

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Cabrio/Top Load

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Whirlpool Cabrio/Top Load washers have had some difficulties with uneven or poor quality washing. Sometimes, it is necessary to reset your washer in order to resume the normal washing function. Follow the steps below to reset your Whirlpool Cabrio/Top Load washer.

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If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset your Cabrio/Top Load, touch any random button on the washer display pad. Doing this will clear all error codes. Wait 5 minutes and then pick any cycle and then press on Start.

Now, unplug the power source and then see if any error codes reappear. Wait for a period of 5 minutes and then pick another cycle and then press on Start. Do a test load to see if the washer has been reset.

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Duet/Front Load

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Whirlpool Duet/Front Load Washers are known to be highly efficient with superior cleaning power and they come equipped with a DiagnosticTroubleshooting Mode that can determine how best to reset your washer and to diagnose any issues with your washer. Since there are several different types of Duet washers, make sure to check your owner’s manual to see the exact steps to take for your specific Duet model.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset your Duet/Front Load model, unplug the washer for thirty seconds. Then conduct a Quick Diagnostic Test of the Duet/Front Load Washer. To conduct a Duet Washer diagnostic test, make sure your Duet Washer is in the Standby Mode.

Press any button on the washer control panel. Do not press on Power, Start, or Cancel. Check your power supply and check the Duet Line Power filter.  

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Control Board/Lock

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The Washer Control Board Lock is designed to stop any additional cycle selections from being made while the washer is activated. If this lock is activated, you will need to reset the washer.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset your Whirlpool Washer Control Board/Lock, hold the End of Cycle Signal for a period of three seconds. Then you will see the Control Status Light glowing indicating that the Washer Control Board Lock has been released.

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Door Locked

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If you find that your Whirlpool Washer Door is locked, it is usually a problem that occurs after a wash cycle ends. If this has happened, you can easily reset your washer to resolve this issue.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset the Whirlpool Washer Door which is locked and stuck at the end of a cycle, unplug the washer, and keep it unplugged for a period of two minutes. Then plug the washer back in and see if the door lock has released.

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Touch Screen

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Whirlpool is a very popular brand of washer and is especially notable for its elegant LED display panel. Sometimes, if the display panel is malfunctioning, it is necessary to reset the Whirlpool Washer Touch Screen.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset the washer touch screen, first turn off the washer along with the main circuit breaker to avoid short circuits. Then, Set the Mode to Normal Function. Now, turn the counter dial in a clockwise direction for one click.

Then click clockwise for 3 clicks and then counterclockwise for one click and clockwise for one click. Then press the Start Button. Check the functions of the washer by rotating through the cycles. If this still does not solve the problem, press Pause/Cancel and then Start and then Error/Problem and then Restoring Time and then Select a New Cycle.

How to Reset Whirlpool Washer Sensor

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If you are washing your clothes normally and your Whirlpool Washer gets stuck on Sensor, you will need to reset the washer sensor. This can be done quickly by following the steps outlined below.

If you need to reset your Whirlpool Washer and reset the Whirlpool Washer Sensor, make sure the washer is in Standby Mode. Rotate the knob in a counterclockwise motion. Now, you should see two LED lights appear. Check the drain pump to make sure it is working properly.

Access the motor actuator by turning the washer tip upside down. Take off the two screws of the plastic cover of the actuator to remove it if it needs to be replaced.

If you have a different brand of washing machine please find your brand in our how to reset your washing machine article.

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