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Whirlpool Washers Owner's Manual - WTW4800BQ.
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• After the washer basket fills to the selected water level, the lid must be closed before the wash cycle can start. 

  If filling stops with the lid open, close lid and press START button.
• Rinse option must be selected to 1 Rinse with Softener or 2 Rinses with Softener to ensure fabric softener  

  dispenses at the correct time.

 At different stages of the wash cycle, you may  

hear sounds and pauses that are different from 

those of your previous washer. For example, you 

may hear a clicking and hum at the beginning of  

the cycle as the lid lock goes through a self-test. 

There will be different kinds of humming and  

whirring sounds as the agitator tests for load  

balance or moves the load. And, sometimes,  

you may hear nothing at all as the washer allows 

time for clothes to soak.

Spray Rinse

Select cycles default to a spray rinse. During these 

cycles, you will hear water enter the washer as the 

tub spins, allowing the rinse water to penetrate 

clothes. Check the “Cycle Guide” for details.

Your new washer will operate differently than your past agitator-style washer.

Lid Lock
 To allow for higher spin speeds, the lid will lock and 

the Lid Locked light will turn on. When this light is 

lit, the lid is locked and cannot be opened. When 

this light is blinking, the washer is paused. When 

this light is off, the lid can be opened. After a cycle 

is started, water will enter washer and then lock. If 

you need to open the lid to add a garment after this 

point, you must press START/Pause and wait for the 

lid to unlock. The lid will only unlock after washer 

movement has stopped. Depending on when in the 

cycle you try to pause, it may take several seconds 

to several minutes for the lid to unlock. Press START/

Pause to resume the cycle.

This washer will perform a series of spins to check  

for load balance. During this time, a series of clicks 

and a whirring noise signal that sensing technology 

is determining if there is an off-balance load.