Mar 302011

The Whirlpool Cabrio washer is a common residential washer in North America.   The Cabrio washer has several common failures even though the washer is quite new to the market.  Often times the lid lock assembly is required to be replaced because the lid will not lock function properly and secure the lid shut.  Whirlpool uses small clips to hold down the top panel under the lid on most washers.   A putty knife works best to release these clips.  To gain access under the top panel, place the putty knife where the top between the top and front panels in the reveal.   Approximately three or four inches from the left and right corners you will feel the metal clip.  Push in with the putty knife and the top will lift up so that you can access inside the washer for replacing the lid latch or other washer components.

Looking for Whirlpool Cabrio parts?  Enter your washer model number into the search box and order your part today.   Need help installing a Whirlpool appliance part?  You can post your question in our Whirlpool repair forums by clicking on the link below.

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Mar 242011

Kenmore washing machines are very dependable washing machines.  However, they will encounter a problem or two along the way which is usually unexpected.  These problems can occur sometimes months and often years after the initial purchase.  The most common issue is a clogged drain pump filter which will result in the error code F02 or F21.  Cleaning the drain pump will often fix this issue, in some cases the pump will need to be replaced to solve the F02 or F21 error code.

Kenmore HE front load washing machines also have another very common issue. Kenmore washing machines have a electronic control board that can tell when a component has failed.  Another error code that is fairly common on Kenmore front load washers is the error code FH. This indicates there is a fill issue.  There are several things to check when this error code is present. The first is the fill hoses.  Flood safe hoses will cause the error code FH because front load washers call for too much water too quickly.  The flood safe hoses are a great concept but do not work on front load washers. The second thing to inspect would be the water valve screens. The screens become clogged with sediment not allowing water to enter the machine.

Kenmore HE washers also have a feature that will lock the interface control board. When this happens, the lights on the control panel will flash but the washer will not start. On the control panel, look for the ‘End Of Cycle” button. This button is what “Locks” and “Unlocks” the user interface. Depress for three seconds to switch between the two.  If the control lock light stays on and will not shut off, replace the user interface control board to fix the washer.

Kenmore washing machines are very simple to repair yourself. We here at know Kenmore top load and front load washers well.  If you require further assistance, use the forum tab below to speak to an appliance technician today.

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Mar 242011

Disconnect power before attempting any appliance repair!

Fisher Paykel washer have one very common error code. This error code is 37. The display lights on fisher paykel washer will illuminate, each one represent a different numerical value.  Fisher Paykel uses an auxiliary drain pump to pump the washer water out. Often times debris will become lodged inside the drain pump causing the error code 37.

Most times you can fix your fisher paykel washer error code 7 without parts. Start by tipping the washer back, the drain motor is in the front right corner. Remove the wires to pump and depress the tab on the side of the pump. Once the drain pump is twisted pasted the lock position it will drop down. Note when the pump is removed all water inside the washer will come out. Bail as much water as possible before drain pump removal, a pile of towels may also be handy. When the impeller on the drain pump doesn’t move the control senses this and will give the error code. Often times a small sock or undergarments will make it past the inner tub and down to the pump. Finding clothes stuck in the pump would indicate either overloading or not using a garment bag.

Fisher Paykel washer repair is simple, we know these units well and can assist you with any repair or review question you have. You can also speak with a Fisher Paykel appliance technician in our repair forums in the link below.

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