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2DWTW5500XW1 Whirlpool Washer - Instructions

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Scratches in Surface

  • Customer: Michelle from Richardson TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
This product comes in a bottle with a brush like Liquid Paper. It goes on incredibly easy. A second coat might be needed. I wanted to prevent rust from setting in so I covered the scratches and dings. The paint is a little brighter since my washer is 10 years old but it still looks great.

Lid Lock light blinking, machine will not start

  • Customer: David from Los Alamos NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
A detailed Service Technician Service Manual is hidden inside the machine on the front panel. It is hidden by the bleach dispenser input. It gives a list of fault codes and instructions for calibration after repair, resetting fault codes, and a manual test mode for stepping the machine through each mode on command. The Tachometer failed which would not let the machine come up to maximum spin speed. The tachometer is part of the solenoid actuator that shifts the transmission. It is not specifically called out in the manual. Any failure causes the lid lock light to blink which gives the appearance of a lid lock failure

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

The lid lock switch on our clothes washer went out

  • Customer: Steven from Keenesburg CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had to remove 3 screws from the back of the washer to be able to lift the top. Then remove 3 screws under the lid which held the switch in, unplug the old part and put the new one in. It was quite sinple. The most difficult part was figuring out you have to slide the top of the washer forward a bit to be able to tilt it up.

door latch broke

  • Customer: Diana from Chimacum WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Figuring out how to take the lid off was the hard part. Took out the old and replaced with new and put lid back on and rehooked up.

agitator broke

  • Customer: Joseph from Kalkaska MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very easy to repair , instructions very clear , parts person very good to talk to, parts got here fast

Latch Assembly and lock broke

  • Customer: DIANE*RACHAL from SHREVEPORT LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I taught I might have to replace the whole machine. Then I realize we had power but the latch and lock assembly wasn't locking for the machine to lock and start to wash. Unplug the washer, took the top off of washer, unscrew two bolts from latch assembly, replace latch assembly and two bolts. then unscrew two bolts from lock and replace it. Machine works great now.

Bad latch lock

  • Customer: David B from Madison IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the back of the control panel off, lifted the top of the washing machine up took off nuts holding the latch lock off, installed the new parts put back together. Piece of cake...because i got the right parts the first time. Thank you PartSelect.

would not unlock

  • Customer: Michael from Lincoln RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled ,as assembled.

Lid lock would not ingague.

  • Customer: Tom from Franklin IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two brackets on back top of washer that hold top secure. Pulled top forward and up off off pins located on front top of washer. Located switch removed two screws holding it in. Then removed Panel on back of top in order to get to controls and unplugged other end of switch. Then reversed procedure and waher was back in service.
All Instructions for the 2DWTW5500XW1
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