Whirlpool Duet, front loader, Model WFW9150ww00 Serial HLY4930303 Type 832-A
Manufactured around 28 January 2010
The washing machine shows the following symptoms: Washes normally, will do the first rinse, then at the start of the second rinse will stop and sound 3 short beeps. It will repeat this every few seconds until you power cycle it.
If you start it immediately (power on, then start) it will unlock door, then relock door, and go back to triple beep.
The manual for it talks about error codes. But they are in the form of half second beeps separated by half second pauses. I've had those before from clogged inlet filters. This is much faster. All three beeps take a total of about a second.
If I unplug it instead, and replug I get the same thing.
If I unplug it and leave it for a while, or if I just power it off to shut it up, and leave it for a while, it starts normally.
This has happened twice before, and on the leave and restart it was then fine for weeks. This afternoon it has gone through 3 resets, and we have yet to finish a load of wash.
I spent the afternoon between resets on the phone with Whirlpool. At the end they said I needed a service call. Alas we are out of the city, and there no service agent that will come out here. Given the intermittent nature of the problem, I don't want to take it into town.
A: Can anyone point me to documentation about the 3 short beeps.
B: Other ideas to what possible causes of a problem starting at the second rinse might be?