Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Not Draining

When your whirlpool cabrio washer won’t drain there are some steps you can take to try and get it draining again, just follow the troubleshooting steps listed below.

If you need help getting this problem resolved or need instructions on accessing the parts mentioned in this article then feel free to click on the live tech help button on the bottom right of your screen and let us know.

Washer Is Too Noisy

For the washer to function correctly and not excessively vibrate or shake, it needs to sit level on the floor. Using a leveling tool to check it is balanced and then adjusting the washer’s legs will often fix a noise (and performance) issue. To reduce noise (and stop water from leaking), the washing load also needs to be balanced in the tub.

When the load is unbalanced, the washer will often display a “uL” error code. First, the washer will try to rebalance the load itself. If this fails, you will need to rebalance the load yourself.

If these tips fail to reduce the noise issue, the washer likely has a worn-out shock absorber, suspension rod, dampening strap, spring, or tub bearing. If defective, these components will usually cause squeaking, thuds, and violent shaking. The washer cabinet will need to be removed to check and replace these parts.

Washer Not Cleaning Clothes

Another common complaint is that the Whirlpool Cabrio is not cleaning the clothes sufficiently. Whirlpool advises that using an HE detergent, ensuring the load and washer are balanced, and following the instructions in the washer’s manual should resolve the issue. If the issue persists, one of the components mentioned below may be causing the problem.

If Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Won’t Spin

The spin cycle is arguably one of the most important cycles in a wash. Is your Cabrio not spinning? Check these common issues:

The nut that holds the drive pulley in place can become loose over time.

When this occurs it can cause your Whirlpool Cabrio washer to stop spinning.

You’ll have to locate the drive pulley and tighten the nut.

Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Not Draining

Washers have many moving parts and endure a great deal of weight.

This means that the parts which handle motion are susceptible to cracks and malfunctions.

If your Cabrio won’t spin and is displaying error codes such as F7 or E1 you may have a shift actuator malfunction.

When this occurs, you’ll need to replace the part by following these steps:

  • Unplug the machine and turn off all water lines.
  • Disconnect the water hoses on the rear of the machine. Be sure to mark the hot and cold, so you don’t get them confused during reconnection.
  • Remove the drain line from the wall to prevent it from pulling tight.
  • Lay the washer down on its front. Be sure to rest it on a thick towel for cushioning.
  • The part you need to access is located under the machine.
  • Remove the shield by unscrewing the top and bottom screws. Set the shield aside.
  • The shift actuator can be found on the left, slightly below the shield.
  • Remove the broken part. There are two screws that hold the actuator in place. Unclip the wire harness and set the old part to the side.
  • Install the new part. Reconnect the wire harness, and begin following the steps backward to reassemble the machine.
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    Why is my Whirlpool Cabrio washer not draining?

    Look for any kinks in the Cabrio washer’s discharge hose that could stop the water from draining. Straightening the hose ensures proper draining. Check the installation of the discharge hose if the washer still fails to drain.

    How do you fix a Whirlpool washer that won’t drain?

    The most common causes of a Whirlpool Cabrio washer not draining are: Malfunctioning drain pump. Blocked drain hose. Defective lid switch.

    Where is the drain pump located on a Whirlpool Cabrio washer?

    What to Do When Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain
    1. Perform a Master Reset. Unplug your washer for about one minute. …
    2. Test the Lid Switch Assembly. …
    3. See if the Drain Hose is Kinked. …
    4. Check the Drain Hose or Pump for Clogs. …
    5. Clean out the Coin Trap. …
    6. Check the Water Level Control. …
    7. Schedule Washing Machine Repair.

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