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To reinstall washer after non-use, vacation, winter storage,  

or moving:

1.  Refer to “Installation Instructions” to locate, level, and  

connect washer.

2.  Before using again, run washer through the following   

recommended procedure:

To use washer again:
  Flush water pipes and hoses. Reconnect water inlet hoses. 

Turn on both water faucets.

2.  Plug in washer or reconnect power. 
3.  Run washer through Casual Regular cycle to clean washer 

and remove antifreeze, if used. Use half the manufacturer’s  

recommended amount of detergent for a medium-size load.

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, 
fire, or electrical shock.



If you experience

Possible Causes


Vibration or Off-Balance
Check the following for 

proper installation or  

see “Using Your  

Washer” section.

Feet may not be in contact with the 

floor and locked.

Front and rear feet must be in firm contact with floor, and  

washer must be level to operate properly. 

Washer may not be level.

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 could be unbalanced.

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 cycle and Ex Large or Large load size for oversized, 

non-absorbent items such as 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.
It is normal to hear metal items on clothing such as metal snaps, 

buckles, or zippers touch against the basket. 

Gurgling or humming

Washer may be draining water.

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.


Load sensing may be occurring.

You may hear the hum of the sensing spins after you have 

started the washer. This is normal.

Water Leaks
Check the following for 

proper installation:

Washer not level.

Water may splash off basket if washer is not level. Check that 

load is not unbalanced or tightly packed.

Fill hoses not attached tightly.

Tighten fill-hose connection.

First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com/product_help - 

In Canada www.whirlpool.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call.