I like this machine. It’s German-built and you can almost tear the whole thing down with a #10 torx bit. Now, Whirlpool sells another front loader that also bears the name “Duet,” it’s the Duet Sport. The Sport is made in Mexico and, while it’s not a bad machine, it’s just not at the same level as its German big brother.
Here’s some basic anatomy and component locations:
And here’s a handy list of commonly replaced parts on this machine. For each component, I’ve also included some things that may indicate that part is bad. Notice the emphasis on the word, “may.” These are meant to point you in the right direction but you should still confirm the part is bad.
|Commonly Replaced Parts in the Whirlpool Duet Washer
|Won’t drain, long pump out times, F02 or Sud error code, noisy during drain
|Door Latch Assembly
|Won’t spin, Fdl error code
|Door Bellow Seal
|Leaks like a drunken sailor!
|Water Inlet Valve
|Slow water fill, no water fill, water overfills, F09
|Central Control Unit (CCU)
|F11 error code, won’t power up, won’t accept selections
|Motor Control Unit (MCU)
|F11 error code, F15 error code, F06 error code
|Water Level Switch
|FH error code
|Other Goodies You May Want
|Official Service Manual
|Tremendous troubleshooting and repair aid. Complete, illustrated teardown instructions.
|Keep your washer smelling schweet, baby, schweet!