Washer stopping mid-cycle

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  • #74929

    luis
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    Sometimes my washer works in any cycle but it stops and flashes LED light “wash” and makes a beeping sound 3 times. From the manual, apparently it is a problem with the serial communication between the central control unit and the motor control unit. The tech gave me a quote of $960 to fix. Is there anything else it can be?
    Brand: Whirlpool; Model: WFW9150WW00

  • #74930

    Cathy
    Keymaster

    Hi Luis,
    I’ve done some research and found that the best information for your problem is on the RepairClinic site:
    https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Washing-Machine/50-5-705789-/new/Whirlpool-Washer-stops-mid-cycle-WFW9150WW00
    According to the article, if this is the problem there are three possible causes: the water inlet valves, hot or cold or the main control board. If it’s one of the first two, it’s not too expensive a repair – the part costs $44-52. If it’s the main control board then the part costs $272.
    You might want to consider a refurbished machine at that point. The best way to find refurbished machines in your area is to search Kijiji (Canada) or Craigslist. Here is a link to an article on whether to buy new or refurbished: https://gleen.com/blog/should-i-buy-a-new-or-refurbished-washing-machine/

  • #74957

    Cathy
    Keymaster

    Another possibility is that it could be that the drain pump is blocked. Some brands, such as LG and Miele build access doors to the drain pump so you can drain it from time to time, in the Whirlpool design you have to remove the toe panel (bottom panel) to access the drain pump. Here is the video by Sears to show how to clean and unblock the drain pump from a Whirlpool front loader: https://youtu.be/pWU0NonOHhA

  • #74958

    luis
    Participant

    I don’t know what I did, maybe removing and blowing the pressure sensor, but my washer is now working. Since Thursday night, I already completed 5 cycles. All thanks to your videos and the information you sent me.

    Honestly, I expect the machine will fail anytime soon (electronics parts are not 100% reliable these days) but in the meantime i just want to thank you for all your help.

    Have a good day.

  • #74959

    Cathy
    Keymaster

    You are very welcome! I’m glad we could help. 🙂

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