Whirlpool Cabrio Washer Reset (Quick Guide!)

How to Reset Whirlpool Cabrio Washer

Can’t find the reset button on your Whirlpool Cabrio washer? Well, that’s because it doesn’t have one, but not to worry, it can be reset using other methods.

Believe it or not, the alternative methods are just as easy and can be done in a few minutes. Using these methods, you can troubleshoot minor errors and maybe save hundreds of dollars on an unnecessary service call.

We’ll go over the different ways to reset a Whirlpool Cabrio washer in our guide below.

How to Reset a Whirlpool Cabrio Washer

A Whirlpool Cabrio washing machine doesn’t have a dedicated reset button, but you can reset it by power cycling it.

Disconnect the washer from its power source. After a minute or two, reconnect it to power to reset its system.

Whirlpool Cabrio Washers with Power Plug

Does your Cabrio washer have a power plug? If it is, you can do a hard reset to clear any errors and troubleshoot the appliance.

All you have to do is disconnect the washing machine from its power source for a few minutes.

To reset a Cabrio washer with a power plug, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Unplug the power cord.
  • Step 2: Keep the washer unplugged for at least a minute. Then, plug in the power cord to restore power.
  • Step 3: Turn on the washer and check if the reset resolved the problem.

Whirlpool Cabrio Washers Hardwired to the Power Supply

If your Cabrio washing machine is hardwired to the power supply, there’s no power plug to pull. To reset your appliance, you have to access the electrical service panel, which is usually located in a low-traffic area in the house like a basement or a garage.

To reset a Cabrio washer that is hardwired to the power supply, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Locate the electrical service panel. 
  • Step 2: Identify the circuit that the washer is connected to.
  • Step 3: Flip the switch on the circuit breaker to the OFF position. 
  • Step 4: Slide the switch back to the ON position after a minute or two to restore power to the appliance.
  • Step 5: Check the washer if that fixed the problem.

Top-load Whirlpool Cabrio Washers 

For top-load Whirlpool washers, there is another way to reset the appliance. You have to open and close the lid a few times to reset its system.

Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Unplug the power cord or turn off the power at the circuit breaker.
  • Step 2: Keep the washer disconnected from its power source for at least a minute.
  • Step 3: Restore power to the washer and turn it on.
  • Step 4: Open the lid of the Cabrio washer 6 times in under 12 seconds.
  • Step 5: Wait for a beep or for the control panel to light up, indicating that the washer has reset.

Whirlpool Cabrio Washers with Dial

Aside from the lid, washers that have a dial can be reset and recalibrated using the dial. If the appliance recently had some internal components replaced, this is a very important step to reboot its system and ensure that everything functions well.

To reset and recalibrate your washing machine, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Rotate the dial counterclockwise. Do a full 360 turn and set the dial back to the Normal position.
  • Step 2: Turn the dial clockwise with three clicks. Then, turn the dial to the left with one click, and turn it to the right with one click.

Perform these steps in under 30 seconds. Once the washer is in calibration mode, the lights on the control panel will blink at the same time.

  • Step 3: Turn the knob clockwise with four clicks. Confirm that the Rinse indicator light is the only light on at this point.
  • Step 4: Tap on the Start button to initiate the recalibration process.

At this point, the washing machine will conduct a diagnostic test on all its components. It will also reset the components to a default state in order for the appliance to run at optimal performance.

You’ll hear all sorts of noises throughout the recalibration process, which is completely normal.

The process should take about three minutes. Once it is done, all the lights on the control panel will turn off and the lid will unlock.

When should you reset a Whirlpool Cabrio?

When your Whirlpool Cabrio is malfunctioning or displaying any error codes, the first step to troubleshoot it is to reset it. 

If your washer was recently serviced, you should activate the reset and recalibration process to keep it in optimal performance.

Glitches and Bugs

Power interruptions may cause glitches and bugs in the Whirlpool Cabrio system. In such cases, error codes(whirlpool washer error codes) will appear on the screen even if there really isn’t any problem.

To troubleshoot this problem, you can reset the washer by disconnecting it from its power source for a couple of minutes. Resetting the appliance should be enough to clear the bugs and glitches in the system, which will get rid of the error code.

However, if the error code reappears after the reset, there could be something wrong with the appliance. You should identify the error that it is indicating to find out the best course of action to resolve it.

Frozen Touchscreen

A frozen Whirlpool Cabrio touchscreen display can be caused by a system glitch, Control Lock, or component failure. The first thing you need to do is confirm that the control panel isn’t locked.

Depending on your unit, a LoC or LC code may appear on the display if the function is engaged. To deactivate the Control Lock function, press the dedicated button or the appropriate button combination on your washer.

You have to make sure the function is disengaged. If you hard reset the appliance with the Control Lock activated, the washer will reboot with the safety function still on, keeping the touchscreen display locked.

If the Control Lock isn’t on, but the touchscreen display is frozen, you can do a reset to get rid of the issue. As mentioned, you can unplug the power cord or turn off the power at the circuit breaker for at least a minute to reset the system.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

A circuit breaker trips when a power surge, excess current, or a faulty component is causing an electrical fault. To prevent damage to the circuit and further overheating, it shuts off the power.

You’ll know that a circuit breaker has tripped when power turns off at only one part of the house.

Resetting the circuit breaker will usually fix the problem.

  • Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker and identify the circuit that keeps tripping.
  • Step 2: Move the switch on the circuit breaker to the OFF position.
  • Step 3: After a few seconds, flip the switch back to the ON position.
  • Step 4: Plug in your Whirlpool washer. Confirm that it turns on and operates properly.

If the circuit doesn’t trip, your washer isn’t the problem. It should function well if you plug it into a different circuit.

  • Step 5: Turn on the lights and plug in the other appliances in the circuit. 

If the circuit trips, the appliance or light you plugged in may have faulty wiring. Or, it may have overloaded the circuit, causing it to trip.

Contact a licensed electrician who can help you diagnose and resolve the issue.

Recalibrating New Components

If your Whirlpool Cabrio has recently undergone repairs or servicing, you might need to reset and recalibrate the appliance to ensure that it performs at peak performance.

During the recalibration process, the washer will perform a diagnostic test on all of its components. It will also reset them to a default setting to enable your washer to perform at peak performance.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Mobile App

Connecting your Cabrio washing machine to the Whirlpool mobile app lets you access optional smart features. You can see the status of the appliance and control it from the app’s home screen.

If your Whirlpool mobile app isn’t displaying the accurate status of the appliance or isn’t responding to your inputs, first, confirm that you’ve turned on Remote Enable on the washer. Once that has been ruled out, you can try to reset the app and the washer.

  • Step 1: Open the Whirlpool mobile app.
  • Step 2: Swipe down on the page and hold until the loading circle is activated.
  • Step 3: Release the page.

After this quick refresh, your mobile app should display the accurate status of your Whirlpool Cabrio washer. If it doesn’t, you can continue with the following steps.

  • Step 4: Log out of the Whirlpool mobile app.
  • Step 5: Log back into the mobile app.
  • Step 6: Make sure your Cabrio washer is connected to the home WiFi network. 
  • Step 7: Unplug the power cord of the washer or turn off the power at the circuit breaker.
  • Step 8: Wait for at least a minute, then restore power to the washer.
  • Step 9: Wait for the washer to connect to WiFi. 
  • Step 10: Check the mobile app if that fixed the issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the reset button on my Whirlpool Cabrio washer?

A Whirlpool Cabrio washing machine doesn’t have a dedicated reset button. However, you can do a hard reset by disconnecting your washer from its power source for a few minutes.
You can unplug the power cord or turn off the power at the circuit breaker. After a minute or two, you can restore power to your washer to reset its system.

What to do if a reset doesn’t help?

If error codes reappear after you’ve reset the Whirlpool Cabrio washer, it means that there is a problem that has yet to be resolved. You have to identify the underlying cause of the error to determine the necessary steps to troubleshoot it.
Mechanical issues caused by damaged components will entail repairs or replacements. In such cases, a reset alone can’t fix the error.
We recommend professional services if the error persists after your efforts to troubleshoot it. 

Are there any safety precautions I need to take before resetting a washing machine?

Never tug on the power cord to disconnect the washing machine as it can damage the wiring. Instead, hold the plug firmly and simply pull it out of the outlet.
To reset a circuit breaker, wear protective gloves and eyewear for your safety. Keep a safe distance from the circuit breaker just in case sparks fly when you flip the switch to reset the appliance.

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