A washer is one of the most essential appliances in your house. If you are facing any issue with your washer, it can be really annoying and throw off your entire weekly schedule. Let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons for your washer not starting and how you can solve them.
Some of the most common reasons behind your Cabrio Washer beeping and not starting includes the washer door not being closed properly for previous cycles or the current cycle, selecting an option which is incompatible with the current cycle or a faulty interface control board.
Here we’ll go through all the reasons your washer won’t start, only beeps so we can fix it ASAP.
Why is Your Washer Beeping While Turning It on?
There can be a number of reasons for your washer to be beeping while turning it on. Usually, any odd beeping indicates an error in the appliance itself and if the frequency of the beeping is specific, you can find out the exact issue by referring to the user manual.
Some of the most common reasons behind the ‘beeping’ sound includes a problem with the washer door or if you select an option which is not compatible with the cycle you have selected.
Washer Making Error ‘Beeps’
Sometimes your washer will make a beeping noise to indicate an error in the system. This usually happens when the washer door has not been properly opened and closed for at least 3 cycles.
The easiest way to solve this issue is to open and close the door properly to clear the display and turning off the appliance before starting it again.
Washer Makes Beeping Sound When Start/Pause Button is Pressed
If the washer is beeping when you are selecting a cycle option, this could indicate that the washer door has not been properly closed. In this case you should check if the door is properly sealed or if the seal has been damaged.
If the seal has been damaged, you will most properly need to get the door fixed or replaced or check the inner seal lining in the appliance.
The other reason can be if you are selecting an option which is not compatible with the cycle you have selected. For example, if you select hot water while running a delicate cycle, there is a high chance that the appliance wont start.
Faulty Interface Control Board
If your washer is double beeping every time you press a button, it could indicate a problem with the control interface board.
A quick method to fix this issue is by resetting your appliance but if this problem persists, you will have to get the entire control board replaced.
How to Reset Your Whirlpool Washer?
Sometimes, the beeping in your washer could indicate a bug in the system or the appliance might be stuck on some function, resetting the appliance can more often than not solve these issues.
Follow the following steps for resetting your Whirlpool washer:
- Turn the washer off
- Turn the mode selector dial to ‘normal’
- Now turn the dial counter clockwise 1 click (Left), clockwise 3 clicks (Right), counter clockwise 1 click, and finally clockwise 1 click.
- Press the start button after this
- Upon following the above steps correctly, all the cycle indicating lights should be illuminated
- Press the start stop button again.
- Now rotate the dial until the Rinse, Wash and Stop lights have lit up.
- Turn the washer off and unplug it for about 10 seconds.
- Now turn the washer on
These steps usually reset the appliance, once this is done, run an empty cycle once to make sure the reset procedure worked.
If the above steps did not reset your appliance, here is another method you can try:
- Disconnect the washer from power
- Wait for at least 5 minutes before plugging it again
- Choose a new cycle and press start
Although this method does not reset the appliance completely, in most cases it will clear the error that the system was facing.
More often than not, the washer door not being closed properly or selecting an option which is incompatible with the current cycle are the reasons behind your Whirlpool Cabrio washer beeping.
Some of the other reasons include a problem with the control board interface or there is a bug in the system. Resetting the washer can solve these issues in most cases.