Whirlpool Duet Washer: Anatomy 101 and Commonly Replaced Parts

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:

Whirlpool Duet Washer Component Access and Locations

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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
Part Problem Indications Part Link
Drain Pump Won’t drain, long pump out times, F02 or Sud error code, noisy during drain Buy Now
Door Latch Assembly Won’t spin, Fdl error code Buy Now
Door Bellow Seal Leaks like a drunken sailor! Buy Now
Water Inlet Valve Slow water fill, no water fill, water overfills, F09 Buy Now
Central Control Unit (CCU) F11 error code, won’t power up, won’t accept selections Buy Now
Motor Control Unit (MCU) F11 error code, F15 error code, F06 error code Buy Now
Water Level Switch FH error code Buy Now
Other Goodies You May Want
Official Service Manual Tremendous troubleshooting and repair aid. Complete, illustrated teardown instructions. Buy Now
Affresh Keep your washer smelling schweet, baby, schweet! Buy Now

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