Common Whirlpool Cabrio washer problems according to reviews include overheating of the motor, faulty switchboard, failure to spin water and a defective door. Reviewers also complain of prolonged washing cycles, knotting of clothes, loud and unbalanced spins and constant display of error codes.
Reviewers on Consumer Affairs complain of an overheating motor and faulty switchboards when using the Whirlpool Cabrio washer. The washer fails to spin water out of clothes and has long cycles using a lot of water, which prolongs the washing process. Sometimes the machine stops in the middle of a cycle, causing a buildup of wet clothes. Some reviewers complain of sudden cancellation of cycles, which causes destruction of clothes.
Reviewers also complain of faulty doors that fail to secure clothes during washing. The washer has problems in unlocking the door in order to view the washing cycle. One reviewer complained of the washer tangling clothes into tight knots, causing destruction of fabrics. Most reviewers pointed to lack of a center agitator in the washer's design as the source of cloth tangling. According to reviewers, the washer does not save water or energy, because cloth loads have to be washed and rinsed several times.
Reviewers mention that the Whirlpool Cabrio washer is inappropriate for heavy cloth loads. It spins loudly and goes off balance, causing bangs and destruction of cabinets. One reviewer mentioned leaking tub seals and faulty water pumps.The washer gives spin cycle and F1 error codes, pointing to a defective motherboard.