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Product Help | Whirlpool

Gurgling, Slurping or Humming Noise - Front Load Washer

Possible Solutions

Gurgling, slurping or humming sounds:

There will be some noise during the drain portion of the cycle. This is normal. During drain, the washer pump will continuously run to remove the water released from the load. Due to this continuous running, the pump will remove most of the water and then pump air. This is normal, but may cause a gurgling sound. You may hear a continuous humming sound with a periodic gurgling or surging sound. If a lower water level is used, the pump may make sounds for a longer period of time. The drain portion of the cycle usually lasts 3-5 minutes. 

Did you hear a humming noise or did you see an F8 E1 Error Message?

Verify that both hot and cold water supply hoses are turned on all the way, make sure the hoses are not kinked or clogged.

See Error Codes for more information on the F8 E1 Error Code

Is the drain hose installed correctly?

The drain hose may be too far down inside the drainpipe (standpipe) or laundry tub. Drained water can siphon back into the washer if the drain hose extends too far.

CLICK HERE for more information on the drain hose installation.

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