Whirlpool Estate Washing Machine Troubleshooting Guide
The Whirlpool Corp. manufactures many home appliances, including ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers. The company also produces these appliances under the brand name Estate, and the appliances are meant to be a more economical option than many of the Whirlpool brand items. Estate washers offer variable temperature, fabric and rinse cycles and are top-loading models. Troubleshooting potential problems with an Estate washer may assist users who are experiencing issues with their unit.
Verify that the Estate washing machine is completely plugged into a functioning electrical outlet if it doesn't function. Reset the fuse or circuit breaker if needed.
Inspect the legs on the washing machine if the washer is really noisy or vibrating during use. Adjust the legs so that all four touch the floor. Open the lid and redistribute the items inside the tub if any have gotten twisted together. Do not overload the washing machine.
Tighten the connections on the hoses in the rear of the machine if there is water leaking. Clean household drains, as clogged drains may affect the entire household plumbing system. Open the washer lid and redistribute items so that water does not splash off items on top.
Gently push or pull the wash basket into the middle of the unit if it seems off-balance. The tub can be pushed off-balance during loading or washing.
Remove potential blockages from the drain hose if the washer is having difficulty draining. Straighten the hose if it's bent and measure the distance between the hose and the floor. If it is more than 96 inches, lower the hose.
Remove potential blockages from the water inlet hoses if the water supply seems low or the washer is not filling well with water. Ensure that both water valves, located in the rear of the unit, are turned on. Note that if the washer load is too large, water supply may be affected.
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