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Hell and back with whirlpool direct drive
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Post# 1092714   10/10/2020 at 12:33 (892 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Hey all, a week ago I bought my first washer Iíve ever bought for myself, which was a more basic style 90s Whirlpool direct drive, as posted a few days ago in here.

I bought the set for a very good price from a refurbished appliance store, once I bought them and installed them I noticed the washer had a pretty good leak. I was so pissed off, but it was MY fault for not testing it before I left with it which is something I always do, but this time I was in a time rush and wrongly trusted it would be fine, but to hell I was wrong unfortunately. I removed the cabinet and found the leak was coming from the bottom left of the outer plastic tub, there was a crack at the bottom. So since I did have a warranty for these machines I called them to let them know and they told me theyíd replace it, so yesterday I finally received my replacement and Iím in love.

This washer works exactly like new, runs perfectly. absolutely love it, itís obviously the same washer as I bought before but this one has way more options and settings, a higher model than the more basic 6 cycle I had previously. I need to get a fabric softener dispenser for this washer as well, just donít wanna get an overpriced one on eBay and whatnot.

Just figured Iíd update. And yes it got a very good cleaning inside and out.

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Post# 1092722 , Reply# 1   10/10/2020 at 13:58 (892 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Nice set and you'll enjoy the warm/warm selection that's almost nonexistent these days.

Be on the lookout for a spare timer on Ebay. Whirlpool has obsoleted most of their pre 2000 washer timers. Just about everything else is easily obtainable though.

Post# 1092730 , Reply# 2   10/10/2020 at 14:38 (892 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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curious of the time frame of this units timer.....

as in, is the WARM rinse a true fill temp?

I had one from 2000, the rinse fill was COLD, but the Spray Rinse at the end was WARM....

some models threw this little trick in there.....

you can find dispensers all over ebay inexpensively....

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Post# 1092745 , Reply# 3   10/10/2020 at 15:56 (892 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I second what was said about the on the lookout for a spare.

Post# 1093636 , Reply# 4   10/18/2020 at 16:39 (884 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Yes itís a true warm rinse and the spray rinse is warm as well I believe. I love both of them they work just like new, they were well taken care of machines and only will be used a few times a week.

Post# 1093637 , Reply# 5   10/18/2020 at 16:40 (884 days old) by maytaga806 (Putnam, Michigan)        

Iíll have to keep an eye out for that, thanks for the tip thatís a good one if Iím going to keep this machine and I donít ever plan on getting rid of these whirlpools ever. I am they're final owner lol.

Post# 1094986 , Reply# 6   10/28/2020 at 19:47 (874 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
End of cycle signal

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Nice machine. Congrats! I like the end of cycle signal.

Post# 1095027 , Reply# 7   10/29/2020 at 01:21 (873 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
Excuse me,

What do the inner workings of these machines look like? I am legally blind, so please describe the parts. How heavy or well built are the motor/pump/transmission parts?

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