A common cause of lint in a washing machine is using the wrong load size. If the water level is too high, the clothing moves too much in the tub, causing lint. If it is too low, the overloaded machine is unable to rinse the lint away.
Choosing a wash cycle that is too long for the fabric type causes additional wear on the clothing that releases lint. If it is not caught in the machine's lint trap or pumped out in the rinse water, the lint deposits on clothing in the machine. While the dryer often removes part of the lint, some deposits remain after the cycle ends.
Sorting laundry improperly mixes lint-forming clothes with those that attract lint. Towels, flannel materials and cotton knits form lint. Synthetic blends attract the lint. Mixing light-colored clothing with dark-colored items causes the lint formed to show on the opposite colors. Proper sorting decreases lint buildup, increasing the life of clothing.
Use the manufacturer's suggested amounts of laundry products to reduce lint. Adding too much bleach to the load causes the fabrics to release lint. Adding too much detergent forms a white deposit on clothing that is often mistaken for lint. Too much fabric softener makes clothing stiff, resulting in a chemical reaction with the detergent that leaves a white residue.Learn More
Repair information for Whirlpool products can be located at the Whirlpool website, under the "Service & Repair" link. Customers can also call Whirlpool Customer Service at 1-800-253-1301 to obtain repair information and schedule service on a Whirlpool product, as of January 2015.Full Answer >
A washing machine can stop spinning due to several mechanical or technical issues, including an unbalanced machine, tripped breaker, defective lid switch, broken belt or motor coupler or a defective shifter. An at-home diagnosis can be performed to solve certain problems; however, an appliance repair expert may be needed to address complicated mechanical issues.Full Answer >
Choosing an opening that is 25 feet from the dryer is important. The vent pipe should be as short as possible. The installer needs to connect the roof vent to the dryer with a 4-inch metal duct pipe. Cutting a hole in the ceiling and running the duct through the attic may be necessary.Full Answer >
It is not possible to convert a gas dryer to electric. According to the Sears parts team, the number of necessary parts that must be switched out for an attempted conversion costs as much as three new machines. In addition, manufacturers do not cover converted dryers.Full Answer >