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Washer Troubleshooting - Whirlpool YLTE5243DQ4 User Instructions

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WASHER TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Noisy
Is the load balanced and the washer/dryer
level? The wash
load should be balanced and not overloaded. The washer/
dryer must be level. The front feet should be properly installed
and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs (if needed).
See the Installation Instructions.
Did you completely remove the yellow shipping strap with
cotter pins? See the Installation Instructions.
Are the gears engaging after the drain and before spin, or
is the upper part of agitator clicking during the wash
cycle? These are normal washer noises.
Leaking
Check the following:
Are the fill hoses tight?
Are the fill hose washers properly seated?
Is the drain hose clamp properly installed? See the Installation
Instructions.
Is the sink or drain clogged? Sink and standpipe must be
able to handle 17 gal. (64 L) of water per minute.
Is water deflecting
off the tub ring or the load? Center the
tub before starting the washer. The wash load should be
balanced and not overloaded. The fill or spray rinses can
deflect off the load. The washer/dryer
must be level. Ensure
that the leveling legs are properly installed. See the Installation
Instructions.
Check household
plumbing
for leaks.
Basket crooked
Was the washer basket pulled forward
during loading?
Push the basket to the center before starting wash.
Is the load balanced
and the washer/dryer
level? The wash
load should be balanced and not overloaded. The washer/
dryer must be level. Ensure that the leveling legs are properly
installed. See the Installation Instructions.
The washer basket moves while washing. This is normal.
Agitator operation
The top of the agitator is loose, or moves in only one
direction. This is normal.
Dispenser clogged (on some models)
Did you follow the manufacturer's directions when adding
fabric softener to the dispenser (on some models)?
Measure fabric softener and carefully pour into the dispenser.
Wipe up all spills. Dilute fabric softener in the fabric softener
dispenser.
Washer stops, won't fill, rinse or agitate
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely? The top of the agitator is much
higher than the highest water level. This is normal and
necessary for clothes to move freely.
Is there power at the plug? Check your electrical source or
call an electrician.
Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open? If problem
continues, call an electrician.
Are you using an extension
cord? Do not use an extension
cord.
Is the washer in a normal pause in the cycle? The washer
pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles. Allow the
cycle to continue. Some cycles feature periods of agitation
and soak.
Is the washer overloaded? Wash smaller loads.
Is the lid open? The lid must be closed during operation.
Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.
Washer won't drain or spin
Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 96 in. (244 cm) above the floor? See the
Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain hose.
Is the lid open? The lid must be closed during operation.
Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.
Is there excessive
sudsing?
Always measure detergent.
Follow manufacturer's directions. If you have very soft water,
you may need to use less detergent.
Is your voltage low? Check your electrical source or call an
electrician. Do not use an extension cord.
Washer continues to fill or drain, cycle seems stuck
Is the top of drain hose lower than the water level in
washer? The top of the hose must be higher than the water
level in the washer for proper operation. See the Installation
Instructions.
Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the standpipe, or is it
taped to the standpipe?
The drain hose should be loose yet
fit securely. Do not seal the drain hose with tape. The hose
needs an air gap. See the Installation Instructions.

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