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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool MVW18PDAXW0 Use And Care Manual

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First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
If you experience
Possible Causes
Check the following for
Feet may not be in contact with the
Front and rear feet must be in firm contact with floor, and
proper installation or
floor and locked,
washer must be level to operate properly. Jam nuts must be
see "Using Your
tight against the bottom of the cabinet.
Washer" section.
Washer may not be level.
Load could be unbalanced.
Check floor for flexing or sagging. If flooring is uneven, a 3/4"
(19 mm) piece of plywood under your washer will reduce sound.
See "Level the Washer" in Installation Instructions.
Load dry items in loose heaps evenly around basket wall.
Adding wet items to washer or adding more water to basket
could unbalance washer.
Wash smaller loads to reduce imbalance.
Do not tightly pack. Avoid washing single items.
Use Normal Regular cycle and Super or Large load size for
oversized, non-absorbent
items such as small comforters or
poly-filled jackets.
See "Cycle Guide" and "Using Your Washer" in this Use and
Care Guide.
Clicking or metallic
Objects caught in washer drain
Empty pockets before washing. Loose items such as coins
could fall between basket and tub or may block pump.
It may be necessary to call for service to remove items.
Gurgling or humming
Washer may be draining water.
Fill light is on.
It is normal to hear metal items on clothing such as metal snaps,
buckles, or zippers touch against the basket.
It is normal to hear the pump making a continuous humming
sound with periodic gurgling or surging as final amounts of
water are removed during the Drain & Spin cycles.
You may hear the hum of the sensing spins after you have
started the washer. This is normal.
Check the following for
Washer not level.
Water may splash off basket if washer is not level. Check that
proper installation:
load is not unbalanced
or tightly packed.
Fill hoses not attached tightly.
Tighten fill-hose connection.
Fill hose washers.
Drain hose connection.
Check household plumbing for leaks
or clogged sink or drain.
Make sure all four fill hose flat washers are properly seated.
Pull drain hose from washer cabinet and properly secure it to
drainpipe or laundry tub.
Do not place tape over drain opening.
Water can back up out of a clogged sink or drainpipe. Check
all household plumbing for leaks (laundry tubs, drain pipe,
water pipes, and faucets.)
Washer not loaded as
Improper loading can cause basket to be out of alignment
and cause water to splash off tub. See "Using Your Washer"
for loading instructions.
Washer won't run
or fill, washer stops
working or wash light
remains on (indicating
that the washer was
unable to fill
Check for proper water supply.
Both hoses must be attached and have water flowing to
inlet valve.
Both hot and cold water faucets must be turned on.
Check that inlet valve screens have not become clogged.
Check for any kinks in inlet hoses, which can restrict water flow.

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