Do you have a Whirlpool washer not cleaning clothes the way it used to? This can be a frustrating problem to deal with, but don’t worry – we can help! There are a few things that could be causing your washer to not clean clothes as well as it used to, and we’ll go over them here. So if you’re having this problem, keep reading – we might just have the solution for you!
How To Fix a Whirlpool Washer Not Cleaning Clothes
If your Whirlpool washer isn’t cleaning clothes as well as it used to, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem.
The washer is dirty
If your washer is dirty, it can prevent it from cleaning clothes properly. If you think this might be why your Whirlpool washer isn’t cleaning well, give your washer a good cleaning and see if that helps. Follow these steps to clean your washer:
- Run an empty load with hot water and vinegar to clean the inside of the washer.
- Wipe down the inside of the washer tub with a damp cloth and a soft brush dipped in hot water and vinegar.
- Wipe the door gasket with the cleaning solution, and make sure to get inside the crevices.
- Clean the detergent dispenser and a fabric softener with a soft brush dipped in the cleaning solution.
- Run another hot empty load with just water.
Water isn’t draining
Another possible reason for a Whirlpool washer not cleaning clothes properly is if it’s not draining properly. This could be due to a clog or a kink in the drain hose, so you’ll want to check that and clear it if necessary.
The drain pump filter is clogged
A clogged filter can cause your washer to not clean clothes as effectively because it doesn’t allow enough water to flow through. So, if your Whirlpool washer isn’t cleaning clothes as well as it used to, check the drain filter and clean out any debris and wipe it down to remove any dirt.
The washer isn’t level
If your washer isn’t level, it can cause problems with the way it cleans clothes because it won’t be able to spin properly. So, if you think this might be the problem, level your washer and see if that helps.
There’s something caught in the pump
If there’s something caught in the pump, it can prevent your washer from cleaning clothes properly. Access the pump by taking off the front panel of your washer, and then check for any objects that might be caught in it. Clean it out and if you find anything, remove it and see if that solves the problem.
Hopefully, one of these tips will help you fix your Whirlpool washer not cleaning clothes and it will be cleaning clothes like new again in no time! If not, or if you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call for expert washer repair service. And check out our blog for more washer tips like a washer leaving your clothes wet and a washer not starting.