Whirlpool WTW4800BQ Owner's Manual | Page 10
REINSTALLING/USING WASHER AGAIN
To reinstall washer after non-use, vacation, winter storage,
1. Refer to “Installation Instructions” to locate, level, and
2. Before using again, run washer through the following
To use washer again:
1. 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
Vibration or Off-Balance
Check the following for
proper installation or
see “Using Your
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
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.
Check the following for
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.
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