Unclogging the Lines
- Squirt a small amount of liquid dish soap into the clogged line to lubricate it, making removing the blockage more easy.
- Press a sink plunger over the clogged line and plunge it several times to remove the obstruction from the line. If the line remains clogged, go to the next step.
- Remove the jet nozzle with pliers then insert a small pipe auger into the line. Crack the handle to push the blockage out of the line. Once clear, replace the jet nozzle.
Fixing the Tub Pump
- Turn the Whirlpool bath off and power off the pump as well. Let the pump cool to room temperature if recently used.
- Remove the Whirlpool's pump cover using a screwdriver and pliers. Locate the motor and impeller assembly inside the pump housing. The impeller assembly looks like a shaft with small propeller blades.
- Examine the impeller assembly to see if something is blocking it, making the pump stick. If the blades are damaged, remove the impeller assembly and replace it.
- Check the motor to ensure it is working using a voltage reader. Connect a voltage reader to the Whirlpool tub pump motor and take a reading. If it is bad, that is the source of the problem. Remove and replace the motor.
- Replace the pump cover after making the necessary repairs. Turn the power back on and use your Whirlpool bath as normal.